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Dear Jane, help me with my ring!

May 7, 2018

One nice thing about having a monthly newsletter is that I reconnect with people I haven’t spoken to in a while.  A perfect example of this is that I was contacted by a wonderful woman who loves colored stone jewelry just as much as I do.  For years she had this lime citrine ring.  She loved […]

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Helping to Sell Inherited Jewelry

April 16, 2018

Periodically I am asked to appraise inherited jewelry for insurance, estate tax purposes, or simply to know the value of each piece.  Everyone wants to know the value of their jewelry so that they can enjoy it themselves, pass it on to the next generation, sell it, or even repurpose it.  It’s very exciting for […]

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A Gift From Her Favorite Aunt

April 2, 2018

My client was gifted a ring from her favorite aunt.  The ring was in a platinum setting with two diamonds, one on each side, but with no center gem. She wanted to keep her aunt close so the best design for her was to create a necklace that would be close to her heart.  Creating the […]

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Brazilian Gems

March 5, 2018

Has this ever happened to you? You go on a great vacation, do some shopping and come back with something that you know you will wear.  Years later the earrings, gems or clothing are still sitting in your drawer. Well this happened to one of my clients.  She went to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro to be […]

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A New Design of an Old Favorite

February 5, 2018

I met a lovely woman who was looking for a very specific gold and diamond necklace.  Her husband and she looked all over New York City to find this specific style but couldn’t find it.  Months later she met me!  I was able to take her silver necklace and recreate it in to a gold […]

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A Diamond Ring for a Special Birthday

January 8, 2018

I was referred to this lovely client who was celebrating a special birthday.  When we met, she wanted to recreate her diamond engagement ring in to a new and contemporary setting.  She knew that she wanted a white gold ring, so together I helped her to create a unique ring to fit her style.   First […]

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Lesley’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

December 4, 2017

A good friend of mine referred me to his brother who wanted to get engaged and create a unique ring for his girlfriend.  Bob and I spoke several times about the design that he wanted.  He chose one of my designs, the only issue was that he lives in California and I am here in […]

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Emerald and Diamond Ring

November 13, 2017

I was recently contacted by a lovely woman who inherited several pieces of jewelry.  My client preferred that I travel to her home to appraise each item.  She told me that most of the jewelry was not her style and wanted to sell it, but there was one special emerald and diamond ring that she […]

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Winter 2013-2014

March 11, 2014

As we endure one of the coldest and slushiest winters in recent memory, I was so happy to once again create a warm and sparkling respite for the public at my annual event at the Terrace Club overlooking Rockefeller Center. For those who missed it, I introduced an exciting new twist. I sent out an […]

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Annual Jewelry Show

April 19, 2013

As the year rushes to a close, I hope you’ll pause a moment as I share some of my holiday excitement by recapturing special moments for you from my Annual Jewelry Show at the Doncaster Showroom. If you missed it, let me describe the work of some extraordinary designers, offered at amazing discounts. First off, […]

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