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Custom Jewelry Object for a Man

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What do you get for a man that doesn't wear jewelry? Already owns a key ring? Doesn't wear a tie? But you want to give him a personalized trinket... One customer wanted to create an object for pocket use.  Initially the concept was seen as creating a flat oval laser engraved on both sides: one side with an ocean universal energy theme and the other with an evocative phrase. But she wants something more dimensional and tactile.  A 'pebble' that could be felt in the hand to give the recipient a reminder of the message it bore.  We decided a...

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August 2018 Shake Up at Rubini Jewelers

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The days are again shortening, the cicadas are singing their soothing chattering song. And here at Rubini Jewelers we are winding up our summer sale and displaying our newly acquired jewels. There is an entire restructuring of where the gold and diamonds are shown and where our beads and silver jewelry live. Believe it or not, we produce a ton of dust doing repairs as we do...so the cases are continually being dusted. It's a spring cleaning, in late summer. A few pics of our clever team reorganizing us,and pics of their results: This is the view into our engagement...

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Fashion Report Summer/Fall 2018

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The reports are in... humans are wearing whatever they want in the jewelry realm.  The biggies right now? Stones with a magical feeling are the thing.  Whether the wearer feels that certain stones have that special vibe, or the look of the stone is just left of center, there is something in Western culture these days that craves the ethereal. Moonstone, labradorite, druzy, shell, fossils. Anything heaven sent, anything from Mother Earth, it all nods to the magic in the world. Check it out: This white gold ring accented with diamonds features the mineral chrysoberyl that has needle like inclusions...

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Ask For a Miracle: The Tale of the Lost Earrings

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Ask For a Miracle: The Tale of the Lost Earrings

We are rowers and we make rowing themed jewelry, among other things.  We are like groupies in the spring traveling every single weekend in April, May, June going to regattas all over the country, preferably on nice weather days, sometimes not so nice.  This spring the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, usually held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, was following a week of such tremendous downpours that the regatta committee feared cancellation was inevitable. I was filled with anxiety starting the Monday before the event, watching the rain, viewing the continued rainy forecast for the weekend.  Who wants to buy jewelry in the cold...

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How to Feel Better: Bodily Happiness

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Don't we all just want to feel good?  Feel loved. safe. attractive. comfortable. supported. nourished.capable. smart. strong. balanced. stable. whole. happy... The answer?  Buy jewelry of course! (Laughing subsides...) Actually, I think jewelry purchases and upkeep can be a way to show yourself love and kindness. But the secret to feeling good, if you are struggling in any area of your life, is to ask for help. There are a plethora of circumstances and feelings we experience in our lives. As I am a white collar privileged woman living in the United States, I speak from this perspective. I grew...

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