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Supporting Local Jewelers During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Supporting Local Jewelers During the Coronavirus Crisis

At the beginning of this year, I was at home on maternity leave with my new baby, Michael. In the weeks leading up to March 9th (my return to my day job), I did a few test runs at daycare, practiced using my breast pump, and labeled everything my son owns with a marker. I was so busy getting ready to go back to work that I wasn't paying any attention to the approaching health crisis: coronavirus, or COVID-19. After only six days back at work after maternity leave, Philadelphia was shut down. We've been staying home as much as...

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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

  Can You Make New Jewelry from Old Jewelry? The answer is YES! I can take gemstones out of your old jewelry and remount them into a new piece. Pick a piece of jewelry from my website and we'll set your stone into it. Or, we can create something totally new and unique for your heirloom gems. We can also recycle your silver, gold, or platinum metal and put the proceeds towards this project. Reasons for Redesigning Your Jewelry There are tons of reasons you might want to re-purpose your old jewelry, including: Update the style of your jewelry Move...

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Gemarama!

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Gemarama!

I picked up some new cabochon gemstones this weekend at Gemarama, which is hosted by the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. I realized that I've been meaning to go to this show for TEN. YEARS. My to-do list is slowly going down...

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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association is encouraging its members to share their favorite books related to the metals and jewelry industry. This year, I shared Emilie Shapiro's How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line. It's a book I wish I had read while I was still in college, or at least before I started up my small business! Now, I always bring it up when I meet a jeweler struggling to start their own small jewelry business. There are lots of tips and tricks that are super helpful for those of us who went to art (not...

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What's Your Favorite Diamond Shape?

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What's Your Favorite Diamond Shape?

What's your favorite diamond shape?⁠ It's so difficult picking just one... From left to right: round, oval, marquise, princess, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, pear, heart.

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