Bold and Abstract - The Beauty of The Margoni Collection by Symmetry

Bold and Abstract - The Beauty of The Margoni Collection by Symmetry

May 15, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the rough crystal, Mary Margoni and Yannis Mandilakis have created a bold, abstract collection of vibrant gemstone jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is completely hand fabricated and many gemstones are cut in their Greece studio. During the cutting process, a great effort is taken to preserve the natural shape of the gemstone before considering a design. 

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Ring My Bell

Ring My Bell

April 29, 2017

They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.

Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.

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Gemstone Collecting

Gemstone Collecting

April 14, 2017

start a gemstone collectionAccording to GIA, in 2015, Christie’s and Sotheby’s had reported an estimated $1.2 billion in gemstone and jewelry sales, in addition to the $70-$80 million by Bonham’s of London and Tiancheng in Hong Kong.

Gemstones and fine jewelry continue to set records at large auction houses by collectors all over the world. Gemstone collecting continues to grow in popularity and if you’ve wanted to start your own collection, but are unsure where to start, we’ve got a few tips on how to define a collection.

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Safety Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Jewelry

Safety Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Jewelry

April 01, 2017

We have bad news, you are surrounded by jewelry hazards. 

As warm weather approaches, let's take a special moment of silence for earrings lost in the ocean, rings lost while gardening and all other jewelry lost and damaged while enjoying warm weather.

Know When to Remove Your Jewelry - These 4 tips will keep your jewelry safe from damage.

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Your Complete Guide to the Jewelry Customization Process

Your Complete Guide to the Jewelry Customization Process

March 25, 2017

how to get custom designed jewelryWe know how important it is to love the jewelry you own. Having a piece of jewelry custom designed for YOU puts you in the driver's seat of fulfilling your own jewelry dreams. We understand that it can be intimidating and often terrifying to commit to a large purchase without seeing the final piece first, but  our experience with the creative process will make you feel at ease.

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Legacy Jewels - Things To Consider

Legacy Jewels - Things To Consider

January 18, 2017

Every picture tells a story and so should every ring. In my many years as a jeweler I have come to realize that the stories are often more valuable and enduring than the jewelry itself. This is especially so when a family heirloom is passed to the next generation. Sometimes a prospective bridegroom is fortunate to receive a family diamond or a ring to use when proposing to his intended. I’d like to point out a few things to consider when getting ready to start a new life together with an antique ring.

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Deconstructing the Crystal: Master Gemcutter Clay Zava

Deconstructing the Crystal: Master Gemcutter Clay Zava

October 11, 2016

On Oct. 20, 2016 Spectrum Fine Jewelry will be hosting a gemstone roundtable with Clay Zava of Zava Mastercuts. In his skilled hands, he determines if a gemstone will appear ordinary or beautiful, becomes profitable or a loss, or looks classic or quirky. Get behind the brain of this creative gemcutter.

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What is "Manly Art"?

What is "Manly Art"?

September 14, 2016

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Like all art, Manly Art is in the eye of the beholder. Regardless of its home on your wall, in your man cave, or on your body - as long as you enjoy it, that's what makes it art. Check out these interesting jewelry and art pieces for men.

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Art Gallery Closing in September. Jewelry Store to Remain Open.

September 08, 2016

Spectrum Art Gallery closed in September 2016. However, Spectrum Fine Jewelry will remain open and creating custom designed jewelry. After twenty years, Star Sosa will close Spectrum Art Gallery to focus on growing Spectrum Fine Jewelry at The Forum. 

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Custom Damascus Steel Knives By Andrew Holz

Custom Damascus Steel Knives By Andrew Holz

August 05, 2016

Andrew Holz started making custom knives in 1972 with two goals in mind: great field performance and pleasing aesthetics. Using Damascus and D2 steel, He spends many hours grinding, shaping, and polishing a blade to achieve the perfect blade geometry. Andrew enjoys the handle making process because it allows for more creativity by using exotic woods, leather, bone, horn, antler, mammoth ivory, and various stones and inlays.

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Jewelry Insurance - To Add or Not to Add to Homeowners Insurance.

Jewelry Insurance - To Add or Not to Add to Homeowners Insurance.

July 27, 2016

do I need jewelry insuranceWith health, car, renters and homeowners insurance, is it really necessary to have jewelry insurance? Well ask yourself these questions and find out if Jewelry Insurance is right for you.

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Color, Color, Everywhere!!

July 14, 2016

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