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What’s The Allure of A Charm Necklace?

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  For several years, I was able to offer customized tokens that celebrated the honors, travels, family and theatre/operas attended by so many of my customers in pre-ban ivory, then subsequently in a man-made ivory material. These token necklaces were fashioned after the famous Elizabeth Taylor / Edith Head Opera Token Necklace and were a huge success for several years. To this day, I still get inquiries about making up a necklace. I recently had a phone call with my scrimshaw artist and to my delight, she has agreed to tackle these tokens once again, sometime in the latter part...

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Can You Find Your Favorite Hidden Treasure - Go Ahead, Take A Peek?!

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To See The Newest Treasure Trove Items  Click Here I always have a stash of lovely markdown items in the Treasure Trove Section, but I think sometimes people forget to look there for additional pretties. This is just a friendly reminder that I have just added some new items to the Treasure Trove Section, plus, previous markdown items have had additional markdowns! Perhaps one of your favorites is hiding in that Treasure Chest of goodies - go take a peek!   To See The Extra Markdowns - Click Here

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Watermelon, Anyone?

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Brazil - James Elliott Photo I have long known that almost anything I make up using toumaline sells rather quickly. It is probably the single most searched word on my website, so clearly, it strikes a chord with ladies around the world! To understand how watermelon tourmaline is formed, here is a little background.The very first tourmaline was found in Brazil in the 16th Century. The emerald green color of the tourmaline was first confused with emeralds, but around the 19th Century, that gem was classified as tourmaline. The name comes from the Singhalese phrase, “tura mali”, which loosely translated...

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#Whatsinthatbox

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  Yesterday, I filled you in on the back story of a very exciting day for me. Caught up in the excitement and confusion of our son getting engaged, then married and the upheaval of a cross country transfer and subsequent move to Arizona - I lived for about 15 years with a ring setting that I adored, but a central diamond place holder (can you spell Cubic Zirconia?) that I decided was the right shape (Asscher) - but never acted on replacing with an actual diamond. I know this about myself and have frequently voiced it to my clients...

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Anticipation! Or. . How This FedEx Box Is Driving Me Crazy Today!

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This blog posting is hopefully to serve two purposes - (a.) as a test for my new(ish) web site and (b.) to explain how this FedEx box has been driving me a little crazy since it was delivered this morning.The summer before my son decided to become engaged - around 2003, I was in Atlanta, most likely shopping for accessories for an upcoming Jr. League of Boston Showhouse or possibly for a client. As I am prone to do, I also did some shopping for myself. I came across a lovely little jewelry boutique not too far from the Atlanta...

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