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Love + Marriage

It’s nothing new to most of you, the “Push present”…well our labor of love the past 2 weeks has been to help brand new daddy with a gift that was kind, thoughtful and representative of the moment…not just another piece of jewelry “because you are supposed to”.

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We started with a delicate cable chain so that it could disappear in the background of the three stones, a rich red mozambique garnet for baby lovingly cuddled by a diamond on each side, representing both mommy and daddy.  We hand carved a free form seat to gently drop the stones into and allowed a very thin mock bezel to mostly hold the stones in place, leaving the metal worn and satined for natural age.  Gently fastened the chain to a tiny bail on either side of the pendant to allow for the perfect seamless piece.  This piece was handcrafted with careful consideration for each detail to be timeless and lived in; and gifted with love.  We enjoyed every single moment, and love the legacy our footprints leave behind.  If you are going to gift, gift thoughtfully and whole heartedly.  Oh, and come to us!!!!!  😉

Congratulations Chad and Wendy Wilhelm, and welcome to the world baby Oakes!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your incredible journey.  Blessings over your new family and a little extra sleep too 🙂

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The drop and go

Sometimes you just have to lay it out there with little to no words necessary.  Soooo here are a couple of babies that I have had the opportunity to love on in the past few weeks!  Enjoy….and come back real soon ;-)[slideshow]

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Hear say…..What they say…Who’s they?

Well, while I talk alot…I tend to steer far from self promotion.  I tell it straight and confidently but will not give you a business card unless you ask, or send mass emails, or even throw money into the wind for advertisement only to get lost among the sharks in my little pond.

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Who counted only seven wonders of the world????

Because I have had several in my position and today is no exception!  Can I just tell you that these pieces I am about to post are so magical I haven’t stopped thinking about them. I want to run through the streets sharing the secret that few know.  If you are reading this, consider yourself one of the lucky few.  I have never seen pieces like some of what you are about to see….EVER!  Lets talk about each one and take you on a magical journey from the 1800’s to now, follow the yellow brick road

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From the top of the mountain

“I cannot find the words to say not only to thank you for the care you took in the design of my ring, but how absolutely magnificent that it is.  It is the prettiest, most romantic piece of jewelry I have ever laid my eyes on.

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Out with the Old and in with the…….OLDER

Today I said farewell to one of my favorite platinum and diamond baby doll engagement rings, a worthy admirer made the goodbye a joyful one!  As we say goodbye, we make room for the new pieces I have been playing hide and seek with.  From precious 50’s style hollywood floral arranged aquas to the large and in charge honeycomb ring and being bitten by yet another serpent….I fear this is only the beginning of our serpent love affair!  If you love a piece, don’t be shy!  We are here to provide pieces to oogle over, education AND a place to satisfy the addiction we have created. And while we love being the best kept secret…..we really love finding homes for each and every jewel baby!  So spread the word, Sing from the rooftops, plant the seed.  Enjoy!

Gorgeous marquise aquamarine and diamonds perfectly arranged into delicate flower- client cost 850.00

14kt yellow gold hand made serpent ring, 1.5" wide with old mine cut and ruby accent stones CLIENT PRICE 925.00

Two tone gold and diamond statement ring- CLIENT PRICE 980.00

Stunning free form 14kt yellow gold ring set with a fresh water pearl! CLIENT PRICE 765.00

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And it lived to tell the tale

 

Gorgeous vintage platinum setting with ornate details set with a 1.16ct european cut center stone, (J color, VS2 clarity). Available for purchase- CLIENT PRICE 5750.00

This gorgeous one of a kinder seeks her soulmate!  Not just any soul will do.  Must be gentle and kind, multi-faceted and creative.  Perfectly delicate.  For nothing less would be fitting for such a work of art!

Available for purchase!

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Ode to Marquise, a second installment!

Yes, yes it has been a while and yet worth the wait!  While searching for some ways to utilize a dear friends marquise diamond, passed down from her deceased mother, I cam across these beauties!  I have said it once and I will say it again……aint nothing wrong with leaving the pack to find your own beat, ya heard??????  I love seeing stones that are considered “undesirable” made to lust after!  The beauties below work just as they are OR flipped to go east to west to really throw a monkey wrench in what we think we know!

Be daring…and call me!  I want to share with you and nurture your want and need for something different…..and therefore, BETTER for you!  Its a beautiful season and we are grateful for what we call our “job”.  Give me a call or send me an email if you are looking and want to step outside your comfy cozy box!

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Show me your pearly whites!

I must admit, I am not really a pearl girl!  But everything has its perfect place and I am happy to share with you a couple of killer finds!

Lets start with the Ruser freshwater masterpiece.  Ruser was best known for their creation of figural pieces centered on the ornate shape of natural freshwater pearls usually fashioned along side 18kt yellow gold and diamonds.  This piece spoke to my heart with its large and in charge elegance.  The surprise of the flattened awkward shape of the pearls almost forces you to question your past judgements on these beautiful oyster birthed gems!  The textured gold makes for an elegant understated frame.  

Crosses have long since been a staple to our jewelry collection especially in the Victorian era!  This gorgeous yellow gold and blue enamel cross set with a couple of old cut accent stones has earned the right to revive itself and even bring out the edge in a simple strand of pearls.  Layering changes everything.  Georgeous!

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He lovingly calls her Maggie…….

Do you ever find yourself seeing the “emotion” in the pieces we so carefully and lovingly adorn ourselves with?  Do you ever wonder why we do it?  Well, as discussed in a past blog of fury on how people conduct themselves in business, my personal and private person…the very soul of who I am is imprinted on Giador Fine Jewelry.  So it’s only fitting that we focus so intently on NOT THE DOLLAR, NOT THE SIZE, the special lady or man that is the muse and motivation for the gift we are giving.  You can tell alot about me simply by my haircut, or my blue suede shoes….EVEN the color of lipstick I choose AND especially, my ring!  Knowing that..I watch, listen, and learn then create.

Her name is Maggie, and I haven’t met her yet.  Although, I have seen the heart of the man that adores her.  He came as a referral, as the majority of my clients for the last 6 years have.  He sat across from me and gushed about how special and cool his Maggie was, the school teacher with style.  We poured over intricate and different designs and he grew more and more excited.  I left him with a few favorite options to chew over.  A few days and emails later, he said “I love the swirly one, I think I am ready to do this.  I am. I am. I am.”.  Today, he came in and I could see the look of mostly excitement and partial anxiety. I showed him the ring, which I describe as a magical forest of whimsical princesses.  Elated, he says over and over again how his Maggie will love it.  I agreed.  As we finished and I gave him the goods, he asked…so sweetly “can I hug you?”.  We hugged, he left…I smiled….and 4 minutes later received an email….”I cant get the smile off my face”.  Someday, soon…I will meet the muse that inspired the ring that represents the love the boy feels for the whimsical kindergarten teacher.  Just a good day on the job.  The END.

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