Thursday, July 24, 2014

INCOMING : JEWELRY SAMPLE SALE


Our jewelry sample sale (via e-mail) is already hitting inboxes, is it in yours?

Some very happy ladies have been snapping up our jewelry.  You should be happy too!

One-of-a-kinds, custom orders, and estate finds are just some of the items in our sale.  

It's our first one.  Don't miss out!  

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

JULY BIRTHSTONE : RUBY

Harry Winston ruby and diamond slippers created for the 50th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz
Photograph courtesy of GIA

Happy Birthday to all who share this month!  Ruby is your birthstone.

As a July baby, one would think I would be attracted to the passion and lore that comes with the bold, intense color of my birthstone.  Red represents the color of intense emotions, famously associated with objects of desire, power, success and wealth.  These attributes make ruby the "King of Precious Stones."   I appreciate how deep the love is for this historically important gem that holds the title as the most important gemstone in the colored stone market, but when it comes to jewelry, you probably already know ruby is not my top choice.  Even though this fiery, passionate red happens to be the color of my studio floors, and the bottom of my new boots, the diamond is forever my love, even if this is our month.  Let’s get to it, shall we?

Ruby is a sapphire, and a sapphire is a ruby. Well, almost. They are both the mineral corundum.  Corundum is found growing in marble deposits, and the trace element found in ruby is what makes it a ruby, not a sapphire.  The mineral corundum in its purest form is colorless; chromium is the trace element that causes ruby's beautiful red color, and the strength of color saturation depends on how much chromium is present during growth.

Since this post is dedicated to the color of the ruby, let’s be specific, because color is the most significant factor that affects ruby's value!  The finest rubies are a pure vibrant red, yet a slight purplish color; not too dark, not too light.  If ruby's color is too dark and has a negative effect on the stone's brightness, it will lose value on the quality scale.  Just as if the color is too light, it may be considered to be a pink sapphire, not a ruby.  Not only does everyone's eye see different shades of colors (as mentioned previously) there are also cultural differences in the interpretation of the ruby versus the pink sapphire.  However, both gems being beautiful - their value is different. 

Ruby has enjoyed a most regal position in myth, legend, and lore for thousands of years: the favored talisman amongst royalty worldwide.  Rubies are said to bring courage, happiness, healing, passion, and prosperity to those who wear this fine gemstone. Now, to attract more rubies into your jewelry box, click your slippers together three times and say : "There's no place like home!"

Enjoy your birthstone.  May it bring you all these qualities and more.


Monday, July 14, 2014

MIRACLE MONDAY : SUPERWOMAN

I am perplexed my daughter doesn't even know who Superwoman is; can you imagine?  Even though her superpowers were brief, she once reigned supreme as the ultimate superhero for girls back in the day.  If Kristen Wells, introduced as Superwoman by DC comic writer Elliot S. Maggin in his novel Miracle Monday, had in fact worn bright flashes of spectral colors from her neck maybe she would have endured the lasting admiration such as our diamond necklace will, which is created in her honor.
Kristen Wells as Superwoman 

If I were to create superpowers for the new owner of this out-of-this-world necklace, 
it would be to attract eternal sunshine, love and lots of luck! 

Alexis Kletjian 18K Superwoman Yellow Diamond Necklace
Photograph By Stephanie Olsen

Our Superwoman Diamond Necklace is currently on hold, 
but fear not, I 'd like to introduce you to Superwoman's cousin from down under.  
Look at her sparkle in action on our instagram page.



Our stunning brown fancy diamond from the Argyle Mine in Australia was also cut in Superwoman's honor, and can be customized before she transforms into her own super powered creation!  What Superwoman will you be? A bronzed goddess set in gold, or a sleek and modern white gold super hero battling against evil?  

Calling all superheroes . . . 

Contact us for your custom Superwoman!


Sunday, July 06, 2014

TWO LUCKY LADIES : A GIVEAWAY


Did you visit the links in our Sneak Peek Jewelry event?  There was a giveaway that coincided with our "sneak peak" event coverage. You may still have time to enter - hurry!

I gifted my beautiful co-hosts Georgina and Amy each a $200.00 giveaway for being such fabulous co-hosts, bringing Boston's blogging community together for an amazing party in celebration of my jewelry line.  If you win, it is a great head start to collecting or investing in a special piece from our collection!

Our giveaway is perfect timing to kick off our newsletters featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, new diamonds, and antique treasures.  Newsletters will start hitting inboxes mid July -  make sure you are on our list!                                

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To read more about what to expect in our newsletters visit this previous post

Good Luck!


Monday, June 30, 2014

JUNE BIRTHSTONE : PEARL, ALEXANDRITE AND MOONSTONE



Pearl is the last of the three birthstones for June, and perhaps the best-loved gems of all time.  Pearls are pure and organic treasures from the Earth, residing in ponds, lakes, seas, and oceans.  Pearls are almost as old as Mankind and possibly the first true gem our ancestors used to adorn themselves with.  Unlike faceted gems, a pearl is beautiful from the beginning.  Embodied by mystery, power, and occurring in a wide variety of desirable colors - in natural and cultured pearls. 

Although white and cream pearls have remained a classic status symbol of wealth for thousands of years, appreciation has grown for natural earth tone hues and shapes ranging from the perfect shining spheres, lustrous baroque free forms, and unique keishi flakes. Coincidentally, pearls share a trait with the other two birthstones for June, they are also a phenomenal gemstone, and display the iridescent phenomenon known as orient.

Orient is one of the most beautiful and unique effects found on pearls. The pearls of the Persian Gulf were known as "Oriental Pearls" to Romans, and therefore the name "orient" was given to pearls that possessed a unique play of color on their surface. Pearl orient is complicated to explain, created in part by the nacre's thickness, sculptural lines, deep luster, surface purity, color, and reflections - all allowing the pearl to display subtle color variations while in motion.  The more intense the effect is, the more desirable the pearl is.

Natural pearls form around a microscopic irritant in the bodies, and mantle tissues of certain mollusks - without man's help.  Cultured (man grown) pearls are the result of the deliberate insertion of a bead or piece of tissue that the mollusk coats with nacre. Cultured pearls are raised specifically for purpose, and require human intervention and care, such as the well-known Freshwater pearl.  Three popular types of saltwater cultured pearls with the desired orient effect are the Akoya, South Sea, and Tahitian. 

Pearls portray ultimate feminine energy and have long been associated with elegance and beauty.  They are said to give the wearer a sense of calm, integrity, loyalty, truth and purity.

Enjoy your birthstone.  May it bring you all of the qualities and more!

Read about your other two birthstones - visit the Alexandrite and Moonstone posts.

Friday, June 27, 2014

GOLD GAME : SUMMER EDITION

This summer use gold as the sole focus to draw attention to all the creative ways you can bring more gold into your life.
The following images are a small representation of our Pinterest board : Gold Game.  
If you love gold in all it's varieties, follow us on Pinterest to start improving your own Gold Game.

Brooch By JAR

Summer is my favorite season in which to find inspiration in nature.



I am looking forward to beautiful, golden sunsets.




Using small amounts of gold in my favorite animals brings beauty and joy to my shelves.


Clutch by Alexander McQueen


Adding an edgy fashion statement piece is my go-to for visual impact on a summer night




Wishing you a golden summer and hoping all your puzzle pieces fall into place!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES

Dress and Photograph by Alexis Kletjian

With school out, it is time to take a break from the grind, enjoy summer, and stop to smell the roses.  Literally.  As any creative spirit knows, not only is it paramount to make time and space for the things we love, we also need to be with the people we love.  Slow down, become undone, and let things unfold as they may. 

Summer is perfect for just this type of relaxation, so here is what's on deck for us:

Education, Design, Literature & Backgammon

Photography, Collaborations & Charity

Rock Climbing, Bike Riding, Cooking & Picnics

Connecting, Yoga, Sleep & Positivity 


Tell me, what's on your summer to-do list?  Leave a comment below!