Endless has arrived at Holland’s Jewelers. The Endless bracelets are hand made on supple Italian leather that has been hand stitched with silk thread. Each bracket has been dyed to the desired color throughout the entire piece. In other words the color you see on the outside has penetrated the bracelet to the core. Using only genuine gemstones, each charm has been hand set in silver and gold overlay, and polished to perfection. Each bracelet comes in single, double or triple wraps and 12 different colors. Now through December 1st we are offering a double wrap, endless bracelet of your choice and a single sterling silver charm, also of your choice, for only $69.00. Stop by and see us soon.
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In the next few weeks those of you on our mailing list will be receiving a special gift for Mother’s Day from your friendly neighborhood Holland’s Jewelers. From May 1st through May 12th we are having a special Vahan event in which we will bring in several new styles of bracelets to add to our already large selection. Our gift to you is $100 off any Vahan purchase during this event. Alwand Vahan bracelets are known world wide as one of the most well made, well loved brands of our time. Stop by and see what we have in store for you this Mother’s Day and make a statement of your own.
Spring can’t get here quickly enough for me. It has been one wild and crazy winter and I am debating on building an ark with all the rain we’ve been having. Today I noticed the tulips Ginny and I planted last fall poking through the mulch. They are always one of the first signs that the weather is soon going to take a turn for the better. Most of the new jewels we purchased at she Savannah Jewelry show have arrived and among them are lots and lots of new colored gemstones for the spring. We also have purchased several carats worth of loose gems that we would love to help you create the perfect ring, pendant or earring with. In my next post I’m going to show you how easy it is to design a personalized piece of jewelry for you, while you wait. Thanks! **Here is a random picture of my dog**
Michou calls its jewelry “Art to Wear,” and indeed each piece is a diminutive sculpture created with exquisite, one-of-a-kind details: Tiny, gleaming hinges that move between fluid elements of filigree, granulation, scrollwork, or reppousse; luscious 22K gold vermeil accents; vibrant faceted stones set against gleaming sterling silver, polished bright or brushed to a pearlescent finish.
Michou’s Art to Wear jewelry is perfect for every occasion, with dramatic pieces born of inspired vision and lovingly brought to life, suitable for both night and day. http://michoujewelry.com
In case you weren’t counting it’s only 30 days till Christmas. This year has flown by!! This Friday we have an awesome collection of Colore SG jewelry for you. We have a limited supple of our Amethyst set including a ring, earrings and matching pendant all set in Argentium silver for only $295.00. We typically offer this set for $400.00. It’s a no brainer for you guys! Hope to see you soon. Happy Thanksgiving!
Fall is quickly approaching and that means the introduction of new jewelry lines for the upcoming Christmas season. Our newest find comes from “Hagit Gorali” designs. Named for its creator, Hagit is passionate about capturing organic shapes and textures from nature to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Hagit’s love for drawing and sculpting is the core of her jewelry creations. After graduating from ‘Bezalel-Academy of Art and Design’ in Jerusalem, her life evolved into creating unique, wearable jewelry that looks like a work of art. Each ring, necklace and pendant embraces a colorful gemstones and/or pearl that has been hand made using sterling silver and karat gold combinations. Hagit has also introduced solid 14 and 18 karat designs that emphasizes the use of cabochons or faceted gemstones, diamonds, and lustrous pearls in an unusual way, creating beautiful, collectible treasure. The studio and factory, where the designs are developed and produced, is located on her family farm that is nestled in the countryside of Israel. Beautiful, comfortable, wearable, original are just a few words to describe this collection from Higit Gorali. For more information check out: www.hagitgorali.com
Here is a quick lesson on some of the in’s and out’s of selecting a diamond for an engagement ring, earrings, necklace or any other diamond jewelry. What prompted this post is a situation that happened this week at the store. We had a young couple come in to get our opinion of a diamond they had purchased elsewhere. The diamond in question was the center stone in an engagement ring. The “certification” that came with the diamond stated that the gemstone was a G color, which has a beautiful, white body color. The center diamond of the ring in question was CLEARLY a brown/yellow color and didn’t match the other diamonds in the engagement ring at all. By our evaluation the diamond was somewhere north of J, which is three to four color grades off. If you are wondering about the color scale of diamonds, please refer to the chart on our bridal page. Luckily the couple was able to return the diamond and replace it with a TRUE color diamond from our store. What does this all mean? You, as the customer, must be totally sure of the diamond you are purchasing. While a certified diamond sounds like a “sure thing”, more times than not they aren’t. The ultimate question is what can you do to ensure that you are getting the diamond you are looking for. The solution can be sumed up in one phrase, “If you don’t know diamonds, know your jeweler”. My father in law taught me a very important lesson concerning diamonds, always be sure of what you have. Grade and double check everything, even if it is a certified diamond. When we are presenting diamonds at the stone our preferred way is loose and unmounted. That way you and I can look at them together with no obstacles in the way. “NAKED!!” The diamonds that walk out our door and adorn a new bride, mother, wife, daughter, or any person, need to be perfectly represented and accurate. There are NO DO OVERS. Most importantly get to know the person on the other side of the counter, this goes both ways. Building a friendship with the folks that walk through our door is one of the many rewarding things I do each and every day.
While driving to the pool today for the kids swim practice, an old Def Leopard song came on the radio. Now being a child of the “Big Hair” era I know all the songs and can sing along with anything from the 80’s, much to my kids dismay. Needless to say I take any opportunity I can to educate them in classic rock from my generation, and needless to say they hate it. All except for one, my youngest son Stone. He is a 30 year old trapped in a 7 year old’s body and loves that “old timey rock”. What in the world has this got to do with jewelry you may ask, I haven’t the foggiest idea so I’m gonna reach little. Just like that old classic music from 20, 30 or 40 years ago that never really goes away, that old classic jewelry that’s been around forever can be remade and reintroduced to the next generation. I recently had a family come into our store to have a ring made out of grandma’s old broach. What was really cool about the whole procedure is that the grandmother, daughter and granddaughter all came in at the same time and together helped me design a ring for the granddaughters graduation. It was totally awesome and something that I had never done before. In the end we made a beautiful ruby and diamond ring that incorporated gemstones from the grandmother’s broach and the mother’s old wedding band. The ring was not only beautiful but had a great legacy that was built into it. We can turn pretty much anything that may be outdated to you into something that you’ll love to wear. Just like magic!!
Lashbrook Designs is the premier custom designer band company for all your alternative metals. Tungsten, titanium, cobalt, Damascus steel, carbon fiber, ceramic, black zirconium and natural wood inlay are just a few of the many choices they have to offer. They also produce all rings in platinum, palladium, silver and all golds. For many years I’ve looked for a company that offers actual custom made rings for men as most companies only have a very small collection and offer virtually no option to change their models. With Lashbrook any one of their over 700 styles can be made in any metal, any width, any size and with dozens of textured finishes giving you the ultimate creative liberties with your ring. New models will be arriving within the next two weeks.
Hi folks!!!! I’ve been away for awhile, but I’m glad to be back. I actually attempted to update my blog and crashed the entire thing. I’m talking black screen of death! Thank goodness I have a smart friend that is very well equip at fixing my computer disasters. For they are many. Fear not!!! What I lack in computer skills I make up for in design skills. Over the last couple months we have made some amazing designs for our clients. One of my favorites is a remake of a grandmothers cluster ring. What started off as a simple cluster was transformed into a modern style ring that will be passed down to the next generation and the next. That’s one of the most rewarding things about making jewelry, it is long lasting. My job has definitely made me realize one more very important thing, good things come to those who wait. While I would like for a custom design to take about two to three weeks, more often than not it takes four to six weeks. There are so many stages in the creation of a piece of jewelry that sometimes the slightest hiccup can equal a week of delay. It’s at those times that I am grateful for the patience of our clients. If you have some gemstones or diamonds that are just sitting around at home or in a “lock box”, now is the time to turn those pieces into something that wearable and will be a treasure to you and generations to come.