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June Birthstones

June 2, 2017 3:00 pm

The month of June not only has Pearl as a birthstone, but Moonstone and Alexandrite as well! Today, you’ll learn about these three birthstones and view a selection of pieces from our collection. Multi Strand Pearl and Diamond Necklace Pearl Pearls have been cultivated for thousands of years. Pearls were hunted by divers in the […]

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Bronze has been used as a method of sculpture for over a thousand years Over the ages, it has been cultivated into an art form that has enchanted many. Antique bronze sculpture is widely collected for its classic beauty and elegance. Read on and learn about the history of bronze sculpture and view a selection […]

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Jewelry for Men

May 24, 2017 5:38 pm

Throughout history, men have worn jewelry often as elaborate and detailed as women’s jewelry. This continues to today, where one can find jewelry for men studded with diamonds and colored stones. Read on to learn about the history of jewelry for men, and view some selections from our collection. 22k Gold Green Tourmaline Ring Men […]

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Celebrating Victorian Jewelry

May 20, 2017 7:23 pm

The Victorian Era was a very unique era for jewelry Jewelry from this era is highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts. Features of this era’s jewelry include colored gemstones, seed pearls, diamonds, animals and nature.  Victorian Gold and Enamel Slide Bracelet With Pearl The Victorian era began in the 1830s, with the beginning of Queen […]

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Artist Spotlight: Dave De Matteo

May 17, 2017 5:50 pm

This week’s Artist Spotlight is on an artist whose paintings reflect his inner integrity and talent. Read on to learn more about American artist Dave De Matteo. Santa Ynez Valley With a warm glint in his eye and a smile that radiates his love of life, Dave DeMatteo, is at home with his craft. Born […]

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