Do you know the “Jewel of Kings?”

Do you know the “Jewel of Kings?”
For ages, the Emerald has symbolized royalty along with eloquence, wit, and foresight.
The Jewel of Kings is also the birthstone for May.

In ancient times emeralds were considered sacred symbols of fertility and immortality. The emerald was mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, but some estimate that the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old.
Legend says Cleopatra, perhaps

For November babies…

There’s a couple of months in the year that have more-than-one options for a birthstone. November happens to have Citrine and yellow Topaz. According to GIA Both November birthstones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Today, we will focus on Topaz. Most topaz and citrine birthstones areContinue reading “For November babies…”

Anniversary Gifts by Year List

Here is a list of anniversary gifts by year. This is considered the modern U.S. list. Year Modern (U.S.) 1st Clock 2nd China 3rd Crystal, glass 4th Appliances (electrical) 5th Silverware 6th Wood objects 7th Desk sets/pen and pencil sets 8th Linens, lace 9th Leather Goods 10th Diamond jewelry 11th Fashion jewelry, accessories 12th Pearls,Continue reading “Anniversary Gifts by Year List”

A beautiful Saturday around Rodeo Drive..

My wife and I went to lunch and spent the afternoon walking around Rodeo Drive and I took a few shots of the Tiffany windows… I just love their creativity The stories they tell are exquisite I hope you enjoy them as much as I do… I also took a shot of the Cartier logo.

A GoldSmith’s workshop circa 1572

I have always loved history. And, I have always loved jewelry. So, I am very happy to have found a way to explore both of these passions at the same time. Above is a painting by Alessandro Fei (1543-92) This oil painting was made for the Studiolo of the Grand Duke Francesco de” Medici between 1570Continue reading “A GoldSmith’s workshop circa 1572”

Greetings…

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been in the jewelry business since I was 5 years old. My dad was in the business and I fell in love with it at a very young age. I specifically love vintage and antique jewelry and watches. I find this art form so fascinating that IContinue reading “Greetings…”

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