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We are OPEN and happy to see our customers again! We are taking appointments to keep up with social distancing. Please call 303-834-8981 or text us 970-440-7566 to schedule a time. You can also call from your car for same day appointments, and curbside is still available. Just let us know!

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Adjusting to a temporary ‘new’ normal

The world has turned upside down and not sure when things will return to normal. We hope and pray that everyone stays healthy and safe during this difficult time. We are open today until 6pm to help anyone that may need our assistance or pick up jewelry/watches that we have repaired. We are offering curbside service and just need to call us (303) 834-8981 to let us know you’re outside. Tomorrow it looks as we will have to close temporarily to comply with Boulder County health regulations until April 17. Our thoughts are with you and look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. If you need to get in touch with us during the down time, please text us at (970) 440-7566.

-Joe & Rose


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When your anniversary gemstone is also your birthstone

We just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary, and although it’s an odd number there is actually a corresponding gem to commemorate the 16th year…peridot.

I got excited because this is also my birthstone (August). It must mean something special when the two coincide, just like your golden birthday when someone turns the age of their birth day (e.g., someone

born on the 25th of the month turns 25).  Peridot is a symbol of undying love and devotion. It’s also a beautiful shade of green.

A happy marriage is one of the most beautiful treasures in life. As the years pass, you can celebrate your union with gifts that outlast the passing of time. And jewelry set with the perfect wedding anniversary gemstone is the perfect choice for these special occasions!

For your reference, below is a list of gems for wedding anniversaries.

Stop in to talk to our in-house gemologists to help guide you with your special occasion.

Serving Longmont, Mead, Firestone, Lyons, Berthoud, Platteville and beyond.

Wedding Anniversaries:

  1. Gold
  2. Garnet
  3. Pearl
  4. Blue Topaz
  5. Sapphire
  6. Amethyst
  7. Onyx
  8. Tourmaline
  9. Lapis
  10. Diamond
  11. Turquoise
  12. Jade
  13. Citrine
  14. Opal
  15. Ruby
  16. Peridot
  17. Carnelian
  18. Cat’s Eye
  19. Aquamarine
  20. Emerald
  21. Iolite
  22. Spinel
  23. Imperial Topaz
  24. Tanzanite
  25. Silver Jubilee… and Pearl for 30th, Emerald for 35th, Ruby for 40th, Sapphire for 45th, Golden Jubilee for 50th, Alexandrite for 55th, Diamond Jubilee for 60th, Sapphire Jubilee for 70th and Ruby Jubilee for 80th!!

 

 


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Summer time is Bulova time

It finally feels like summer here in Colorado after a rainy couple of months– but it’s also time for back to work and school. A great way to stay on time is styling with a Bulova watch. We are an authorized Bulova dealer and offer sales and repairs on all watches. Stop by and say hi!


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Thank Henry Ford . . it’s the weekend!

It’s been a long, busy week in our showroom and at the bench.

We love working and helping customers, but we also enjoy having some time off on the weekend.

Have you ever stopped to wonder who invented weekends? As much as we love weekends, would you believe that they’ve only been around for less than 100 years?

During the Industrial Revolution, factories needed to be running around the clock so employees during this era frequently worked between 10-16 hour days. In the 1920s however, it was Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, that established the 5-day, 40-hour work week.

Even though the federal government didn’t begin to limit companies to a 40-hour work week until 1938, Ford began to give his factory workers a two-day weekend in the early 1900s.

Ford recognized that the economy got a boost if workers have a couple of days off each week to purchase goods and enjoy using them.

Hope you have a great weekend! The forecast calls for snow but you can still enjoy your time off! There is so much to do here in Longmont and in Boulder County.

Our dear friend, Peter owner of Anvil Distillery just stopped by to say hi. If you’re in the mood for amazing hand crafted spirits, check out their tasting room…you’ll be amazed!


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For 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, think Garnet!

Pantone Marsala

The International color authority, Pantone announced that the 2015 Color of the Year is “Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

 

Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

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It’s already hit the runways and you’ll see lots of this color coming this year. If you plan on investing in Marsala-colored fashions, try pairing with grays, pinks and pale blues. Also neutrals like taupe, golden yellow and green-blue such as turquoise and teal, and will all complement Marsala.

If you’re not ready to invest in too much of the color, you can also just accessorize with Pantone’s Color of the Year, with shoes, pillows, or our favorite:  jewelry.

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3-D Custom Design Jewelry demo

Please enjoy this video demonstration on the 3-D software we use for Custom Design Rings and Pendants.

Create the jewelry you want within minutes.

Bring your inspiration and we can design it for you–or help you be the designer.


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Totally Ear-resistible!

We had a delightful visit from 3 little girls–best friends who wanted to get their ear pierced together. Our store was bursting with excitement and giggles as they each took the big step into the world of wearing cute and fashionable earrings.

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They decided that they wanted to match, choosing the same sparkly blue for their first pair of  earrings.

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It was great to be part of their special day!

Getting your ear pierced is a rite of passage and what a wonderful way to celebrate by being surrounded by friends and family . . . ear-resistible!

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Rare Colorful Diamonds

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Only about one in every 10,000 diamonds possesses natural color and is referred to as a fancy color diamond.

They come in a variety of colors including yellow, brown, gray, blue, green, black, pink, violet, orange, purple or red.

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Fancy color diamonds are graded in two ways. The first factor considered is the stone’s basic hue, such as pink, yellow, blue, green, etc. The second is the diamond’s intensity.

Both color characteristics form the basis for determining a fancy colored diamond’s worth.

Usually, the more intense the color, the rarer and more expensive the diamond will be. For example, a fancy light pink diamond costs less than a fancy vivid pink diamond of equal size, shape and clarity. Continue reading


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