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Friday, October 2, 2015

I love to redesign old jewelry for customers and the mother of all redesign opportunities was literally handed to me in March. My gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, had to take off her engagement ring ahead of a minor medical procedure, only to find that it couldn’t be budged. The ring had to be cut off. BarbaraB […]

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I love redesigning old jewelry, especially engagement rings. A lot of my female customers didn’t have any input into their original rings. Others — like me — felt pressured to go with a style that was more traditional than what they truly wanted. Redesigning the old rings gives those wimmins a chance to express their […]

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Most of the wedding jewelry I create is made to order, with the customer and I working on a one-of-a-kind design together. Here are a few examples: Lori’s white-sapphire engagement ring. Olivia’s surprise ring. Mindy’s redesigned engagement ring. Two more redesigned rings. But I do try to add new designs to the options I have […]

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I redesigned my own engagement ring years after my 2001 wedding, but I’ve never found a good picture of the original to share. Turns out I wasn’t looking in the right place, because here’s a close-up of my first setting. As you can see, there’s nothing extraordinary about […]

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

I enjoy redesigning my customers’ old, unloved jewelry. I’ve even redesigned earlier redesigns. For instance, I made a ring for my gorgeous sister, Terri Berry, in 2011. The stones originally came from my mother’s ruby-and-diamond cocktail ring. Before I was in the jewelry business, I took the cocktail ring to a local jeweler, who did […]

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I enjoy redesigning old jewelry. If it’s not being worn as is, why not figure out a way to use it again? That’s what I did for myself recently, though, to be fair, it is more a repurposing than a redesign because the change was so simple. I had a black-and-white diamond pendant left over […]

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

I’m going to continue the lazy-ass theme from Tuesday and belatedly do another 2011 wrap-up post. (Actually,  I’m working on something for the Huffington Post, so I’m not being 100% lazy.) Here’s a look back at my Jewels of the Month for 2011. I started off last year with a black-diamond Cleves swan ring in […]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love redesigning old jewelry. Last month, I described how I started redesigning some of the pieces I got before I started my own jewelry line. My first project resulted in this tsavorite-and-pearl pendant. Sticking with the pearl theme, I next tackled a pair of diamond […]

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I love redesigning old jewelry. Here are a few examples: Susan’s engagement ring got a major overhaul. Heather’s diamond earrings turned up on her engagement ring. Terri Berry’s earrings and necklace became new earrings and a ring. In the summer of 2010, I started thinking about […]

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Like a lot of small-business owners, I spend my free time sitting at the bar, telling my friends and random winos that my career would be MADE if only a huge celebrity bought something from me. Well, I think my overnight success must be nigh because Kim Kardashian‘s 72-day marriage is over and who should […]

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