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.
In the beginning, Andrew struggled with cost effective ways to bring the knife and handle together so, he started making custom cast bronze and nickel guards, bolsters, and pommels for all knife makers in addition to select Damascus and D2 steel.
On September 16th, from 11-4pm, Andrew Holz will be taking private appointments to help you make or find the perfect knife to add to your collection. On September 17th, Spectrum Fine Jewelry will be holding a trunk show with Andrew Holz, open to the public from 10-6 pm.
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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.