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How to Clean your Jewelry at Home

One of the things I get asked the most is how can I clean my jewelry? While there are some store-bought solutions, I do prefer to recommend options with what you can find at home (and are eco-friendly too!)  Dish Soap Yes, you can use mild liquid dish soap to bring the shine back to your jewelry. Try to find one without ammonia or other harsh chemicals. Mix the soap with warm water and soak silver and gold jewelry for a few minutes, you can use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean hard to reach spots and behind stones. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. This method will help remove dust and dirt trapped in the...

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Talisman Jewelry

A talisman is defined as an object that is thought to have magical powers, an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune. It is often worn as ornamentation, charged with energy, with the specific purpose of protecting someone from evil, harm or negative forces and energy. Talismans and amulets have been used throughout history in many different cultures and religions.  Talisman Necklace with Mother of Pearl, Amethysts and Black Diamonds in 14k Gold and oxidized Sterling Silver I set out to create a collection of Talismans that the wearer can charge with their own good energy. Each of these talismans will remind you that you are great, powerful and invincible. You can wear it to an...

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Engagement Ring Redesign for Cristina

Last month one of my gym friends approached me about wanting to have her engagement ring redesigned. She had lost one of the side stones and instead of wanting to repair it, she wanted a complete overhaul.  She got married a little over 10 years ago and she didn't find her ring comfortable anymore, it was too thick and the wrong size for her taste. Her wedding band was also too thick.  So we looked over a few possible designs and she chose a winner. A delicate band with new tiny diamonds and her center stone surrounded by a halo of her original side diamonds. Her wedding band was also made thinner and both rings were now sized correctly, making...

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Solitaire for a Friend

About 8 or 10 years ago, I bumped into a friend from college at an event. He was part of the film crew for a fashion show, and we hadn't seen each other in a while so we started chatting and I told him that day, when I get married, I want you to shoot my wedding video. I wasn't engaged... he was not on the wedding business... but I was certain of it, he would be the one in charge of my video. 

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Baptism Gift

A very special moment in a Catholic Family's life is the Baptism of their children. I was recently contacted by a baby girl's Godfather, to make her a medal with the Virgin Mary and the baby's birthstone: emeralds. The Virgin Mary is carved out of Mother of Pearl and surrounded by 14k yellow gold, natural zircons and emeralds. A meaningful gift that she will cherish forever.   Is there a special occasion coming up in your or a loved one's life? There is nothing more special than jewelry to make it memorable. Contact Us to design that perfect piece for you.

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