Archive for August, 2007

What’s Hot!!

Friday, August 31st, 2007

If you love the look of big beautiful colored stones in today’s coolest metals, then you’ll love our newest line of jewelry, LORENZO.  This gorgeous collection of rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings are set with checkerboard cut and multi-faceted precious gemstones.  Some of the hottest colors are Honey Citrine, Green Amethyst, Smoky Topaz and African Amethyst.  Each stone is set into a handcrafted, sterling silver ring with 18 kt. yellow gold highlights.  Rhodium, a tarnish inhibitor, has been cast into each piece to ensure its lasting beauty with little or no polishing.  One of my favorite pieces, a smoky topaz pendant, was included in this years Academy Awards gift bag for the stars.  All rings have matching earrings and pendants, so for you guys that’s a no brainer!!  Come by and see what’s new.  Ladies don’t forget, we do wish lists.

What's Hot!!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

If you love the look of big beautiful colored stones in today’s coolest metals, then you’ll love our newest line of jewelry, LORENZO.  This gorgeous collection of rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings are set with checkerboard cut and multi-faceted precious gemstones.  Some of the hottest colors are Honey Citrine, Green Amethyst, Smoky Topaz and African Amethyst.  Each stone is set into a handcrafted, sterling silver ring with 18 kt. yellow gold highlights.  Rhodium, a tarnish inhibitor, has been cast into each piece to ensure its lasting beauty with little or no polishing.  One of my favorite pieces, a smoky topaz pendant, was included in this years Academy Awards gift bag for the stars.  All rings have matching earrings and pendants, so for you guys that’s a no brainer!!  Come by and see what’s new.  Ladies don’t forget, we do wish lists.

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you know by now that I travel some for work.  As of right now I am in Atlanta, GA for a week long diamond course.  This is one of two classes that I have left to complete my G.G.  ( Graduate Gemologist) or as some like to say “good guesser”.   I do not mind the small amount of traveling that I do for work, it is actually a nice break.  For this trip I left my wife and three kids home, I know I’m a bad husband and father.   Ginny is very supportive and never puts a guilt trip on me for leaving town, however that is not the case for my children.  I am mostly referring to my middle child Hailey.  My first night away from home I called the family only to find out that Hailey had spent the day weeping because I wasn’t there, talk about feeling like a heel.  I especially  enjoyed when she said, “daddy, please come home”.  Try explaining to a four year old that you will not be home for a week, works real well.  Thank God for my oldest daughter, Lauren.  For the most part she is a huge help to my wife.  Lauren has the nack for diffusing a problem.  As for my youngest, Stone, he doesn’t care where I go as long as I return with gifts.  Lots of gifts.  The gift I give my wife when I return home from a trip is to take care of the kids for the next few days.  Needless to say she has usually had her fill and needs a break.  It is usually at this point that I realize that my trip wasn’t worth it.

Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you know by now that I travel some for work.  As of right now I am in Atlanta, GA for a week long diamond course.  This is one of two classes that I have left to complete my G.G.  ( Graduate Gemologist) or as some like to say “good guesser”.   I do not mind the small amount of traveling that I do for work, it is actually a nice break.  For this trip I left my wife and three kids home, I know I’m a bad husband and father.   Ginny is very supportive and never puts a guilt trip on me for leaving town, however that is not the case for my children.  I am mostly referring to my middle child Hailey.  My first night away from home I called the family only to find out that Hailey had spent the day weeping because I wasn’t there, talk about feeling like a heel.  I especially  enjoyed when she said, “daddy, please come home”.  Try explaining to a four year old that you will not be home for a week, works real well.  Thank God for my oldest daughter, Lauren.  For the most part she is a huge help to my wife.  Lauren has the nack for diffusing a problem.  As for my youngest, Stone, he doesn’t care where I go as long as I return with gifts.  Lots of gifts.  The gift I give my wife when I return home from a trip is to take care of the kids for the next few days.  Needless to say she has usually had her fill and needs a break.  It is usually at this point that I realize that my trip wasn’t worth it. 

Wet Paint

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in our store, you may notice some changes. It has been over 15 years since we’ve done any remodeling and it was way past due. Ginny and I along with Dianne and my parents have recently taken down our faded wall paper and replaced it with a new textured paint job. We have also started taking down our dated paneling and replacing it with a paintable surface. My favorite change so far are the showcases. Those 50+ year old cases are gone and have been replaced with some “new”, mahogany cases. Next Tuesday we will start refinishing them, they need a little work but they will be beautiful. There is still lots to do because changes take time, especially when you do it yourself. Everyone that has been in our store since our project began has been so patient with our mess and slight disorganization, we have the best guest in the world!!!! We should be done by Labor Day and then life will get back to normal, just in time for Christmas.DSCN0013.JPG

Wet Paint

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in our store, you may notice some changes. It has been over 15 years since we’ve done any remodeling and it was way past due. Ginny and I along with Dianne and my parents have recently taken down our faded wall paper and replaced it with a new textured paint job. We have also started taking down our dated paneling and replacing it with a paintable surface. My favorite change so far are the showcases. Those 50+ year old cases are gone and have been replaced with some “new”, mahogany cases. Next Tuesday we will start refinishing them, they need a little work but they will be beautiful. There is still lots to do because changes take time, especially when you do it yourself. Everyone that has been in our store since our project began has been so patient with our mess and slight disorganization, we have the best guest in the world!!!! We should be done by Labor Day and then life will get back to normal, just in time for Christmas.DSCN0013.JPG