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#1 EMOTION
"We will cry with you at your wedding. We will weep for joy at a baby's birth. We will hug you and help you through a divorce. Why? Because we KNOW YOU. We know what you like and care if you are happy. We know your dog's name and your daughter's due date. You talk, we listen. We know your secrets and keep them. We are YOUR Jeweler." - Eugenia Reames Hale

#2 KNOWLEDGE
"One-on-one customer service, education, repairs, appraisals, metal purchasing and more. Most of my clients are seeking advice about their Jewelry and you get none of that on the internet." - Susan Dryden

ACCOUNTABILITYITLY
"We must be good. You know where to find us." - Chris Deschene Goyette

#4 PASSION"An independent jeweler operates on passion rather than money. They...

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Topaz

It was the Egyptians who believed that the golden glow of the sun god gave topaz its golden glow. Topaz was said to dispel enchantments and drive away sadness as well as improve intellect and give courage to its owner. The Greeks thought the wearer of Topaz was invisible in times of emergency. The history of topaz is shrouded in confusion. Ancient societies had not yet discovered scientific methods and would categorize gems according to their appearance. Any yellow gem would commonly be called a topaz.

The name topaz itself has two possible sources; it could be derived from a Sanskrit word that means either yellow or fire, or it could be derived from the ancient Greek island Topazios in the Red Sea. The island Topazios was said to have ma...

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The 4Cs never apply exactly the same on any two diamonds: even diamonds with the same general grading can have different characteristics - every diamond is unique.
The 4Cs are listed in descending order according to each Cs impact on the beauty and hence the value of the diamond.

Cut:The quality of the cut of a diamond is very important; it is what gives a diamond its unmatched brilliance and fire.No matter what the diamond's shape is, a well-cut diamond will have the exacting proportions, symmetry, and finish for optimal light dispersion - called its brilliance.A poorly cut diamond will not have the proportions, symmetry and finish for good light dispersion and will lose or “leak” light. These diamonds often look dull and lack...

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Seven amazingly beautiful engagement ring trends that will stay around throughout the next year.

1. Surprise Details - Things like peek-a-boo diamonds on the sides of your ring or delicate filigree are great surprise elements that really set a ring apart.

2. Distinctive Diamond Halos - A halo of diamonds around your center stone make that stone look much bigger and adds a lot more shimmer.

3. The New Three-Stone Styles - Past, present, future. Not only for anniversary rings, these 3 stone styles are great for engagement rings too.

4. Rose-on-Rose Rings - That delicate pink of your stone, whether it's a rare pink diamond or more affordable morganite, lends itself great to a rose gold setting.

5. Geometric Designs - Geometric designs are a...

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Join us for the November - First Friday Event, Wine and Wish Lists.

Friday, November 3rd 5pm-7pm

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History of Tourmaline

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