NAVAGATING CUSTOM DESIGNS

In this Consumer World created by Overnight Shipping, it takes a Special Customer to understand that having an original Custom Designed piece commissioned and executed by an Artisan Craftsperson is a time intensive project. This statement applies not only to Jewelry, but Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Textiles and all the other Handmade Crafts and Works of … More NAVAGATING CUSTOM DESIGNS

January Blues

Yes, SAD is real and it peaks on the Third Monday in January every year. This year is Monday, January 16, 2023. SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder first described in 1984 through a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. SAD actually begins in the Fall, when the daily Sunlight is noticeably shorter … More January Blues

NEW YEAR

Welcoming 2023 with an Open Mind to forge ahead to take it “one step further” in Life and Art. The past two years have brought new issues and new solutions. We have to evolve as the Status Quo has gone by the wayside. We need to get past the Holding Pattern that has gripped us … More NEW YEAR

STATEMENT JEWELRY

Many years ago, we attended a Rod Stewart concert.  A couple of seats down was a young man who could have been Rod Stewart’s Twin…….but his manner was shy and receding, not at all in line with his visual appearance.  It was disappointing and felt badly for him.  He acted like he was embarrassed to … More STATEMENT JEWELRY

BELONGINGNESS

As defined by Wikipedia: “Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, a religion, or something else, people tend to have an ‘inherent’ desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves. This implies a relationship that is greater than simple acquaintance or familiarity. The … More BELONGINGNESS

WHY SILVER?

We have published this information prior to today, but feel it is important to remind people that Silver is not just Beautiful, but played an important role in Human History.  Accordingly, we have complied the following facts from several authoritative sources to help you understand the important of Silver in our Jewelry and our Lives. … More WHY SILVER?

Apples and Oranges

No one can deny or ignore the past few years have brought rapid changes in the shopping, buying habits and expectations of consumers.  Here are just a few of the changes that have become commonplace through commercial venues: Millions of images for every item on Earth at your fingertips, Customized and Personalized choices, One Hour … More Apples and Oranges

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

The Truth about Lab Created “Diamonds” as Investments I have a customer who wants a Lab Created “Diamond” because it “costs less than a Natural Diamond”.  (This was not always true, as many Lab Created “Diamonds” were as much or more than a Natural Diamond.)  I began gathering prices, and found the price difference was … More Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid