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Spring's Hatched: What is Trending??

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

The Oscar's are over, the Spring/Summer Fashion Shows are over...what did we learn?  Big outrageous earrings are the thing. Anklets are back. Two-tone remains a warmly embraced phenomenon.Spring-style is cliche but totally cool. And for good measure, Pantone's color of the year is Greenery #15-0343. For earrings, drama is the thing: big long sweeping chandeliers.  We just repaired a pair of Gucci rhinestone earrings: they were made up of a stack of four 1" long stone encrusted hands...they rubbed her shoulders! But if your earlobes can't take the weight, be clever in your design distribution- some earrings are bold but...

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March, Pisces & Aquamarine... a Brief Synopsis

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.  It is a turning of seasons time and it is the month of the adaptable mutable Pisces (Feb 18 through March 20). Pisces is a water sign and people born under the sign will often find peace and restoration when in close proximity to living water. It anchors them, soothes them...I find the Pisces in my life are amazing friends, amazing family- very supportive and loving, and can even overlook their own needs trying to smooth out human friction.This is good to a point although they can suffer because...

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Engraving Dreams

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We also do your classic basic engraving with our laser...We engraved on bone on this knife using Old English font...
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On these wedding rings we laser engraved the couple's first initials in a pattern around the band...

 Laser engraved wedding bands 

One this one we laser engraved a child's handprint on one side, with the mother's fingerprint wrapping around from front to back and finally finished Stainless steel dog tag laser engraved with handprint, fingerprint, and logo, by Rubini Jewelerswith the father's soccer team logo. I think it was a gift for the dad- so he could have his 3 passions with him always.

This whacky creation is a custom-made sterling silver watch band per the customer's specifications- he drew the fish and we madeSterling silver fish engraved watch bad the watch band and engraved the creature.

Next are a few samples of hand engraving- we did some hand engraved pictures in sterling silver, engraving on semi-precious stones, and some classic hand engraved text in sterling silver.

hand engraved rowing scenesHand engraved text

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The Truth About Nickel and Silver Allergies and How to Cope

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Full Disclosure: I am not a doctor or a scientist, but I have experience with metal allergies, and how to safely wear nickel containing & silver jewelry. I remember wearing pink telephone earrings as a kid...who knows what they were made of- the phones were probably lead (they certainly felt heavy enough) painted pink on some rusty old misc. metal French wires.  I wore them without incident. I had excellent digestion.  I ate the entire rainbow of food-from oatmeal to hamburger. As a teen during the fat free craze, I parted ways with animal flesh and began eating as a...

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Peck a Purple Pout

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Peck a purple what?  OHhhh- kiss a purple mouth! Obviously ;o) Purple is the color of the month- halfway between calm blue and energetic red, it has the power to excite a calm mind or relax an energetic one.  For this reason it is associated with creativity and royalty.  It helps focus the wearer who may be frenetically thoughtful, but the influence of blue in the purple quiets the frenzy to a manageable roar that provides focus instead. Maybe that's why so many artists prefer purple? All those ideas pinging around find focused purpose in purple. And how better  to...

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