May 27, 2015
The Perfect Wedding Gift ~ Give a treasured heirloom.
If you’re like me, you have an aversion to wedding registries. After all, what’s so exciting about getting a place setting of china or a 2qt. sauce pan? Don’t you want your special gift to be something they treasure and associate warmly with memories of your thoughtfulness? They’ll be so impressed and excited to open a unique gift from Spectrum Gallery instead of one more anonymous package from the big box department store.
Why not gift the gift of creativity and fine craftsmanship with an exquisite handmade wooden bowl by Richard Cruise? With the passage of time and service at many family gatherings and delicious meals, the color of the wood becomes richer, with more depth, like any well-loved and useful object. These beautifully turned hardwood bowls are handcrafted in the mountains of Virginia on a wood lathe in the same manner of woodturning that’s been done for generations, something Richard has mastered after decades of honing his craft.
He uses only Verified Sustainable Appalachian Hardwood. Each Cherry or Maple bowl has unique and beautiful grain patterns. For every verified tree that’s harvested, there are 2.45 more grown, so you’re saving the planet at the same time. It’s a win-win and you’re the hero! You’ll receive information about the artist with each bowl as well as instructions on care and maintenance.
The perfect complement to your handmade bowl is a couple of Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoons. These lovely artisan made utensils are heirlooms in their own right. You won’t be able to resist taking home a set for yourself.
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May 15, 2017
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.
April 14, 2017
According 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.