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Jewelry and...Anxiety?

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Jewelry and...Anxiety?

I know what you are thinking, what kind of a blog topic is that? But there it is: I, Joanna Rubini, have anxiety about what I should write about in this Rubini Jewelers Blog. And a million other things!  I awoke this morning with a pinched face- anxious about our busy spring season thanks to the rowing racing being in full swing and our generous load of custom jewelry to be made.  How will we organize our displays for best viewing in the store? What is the best way to transport, show, and sell our custom team blade jewelry?  Where did I put my...

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Sprucing...of your jewelry

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Sprucing...of your jewelry

I am in New Zealand currently. Both racing at the 2017 World Masters Games in rowing and having a holiday. Which reminds me- sometimes metal goes funny. Because it is reactive- to acids, to bases, to minerals. I especially was reminded of this when I purposefully wore my silver in the mineral baths in Rotarua, which I was warned against doing but thought it a fun experiment. High sulfur and acid content= lovely blackened silver. It also happens on very sweaty acidic skin. My sterling silver at fist looked gold, and now has a lovely darkened coppery tone. No problemo...

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The Secret to the Perfect Gift

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The Secret to the Perfect Gift

I'm in the jewelry business so mostly, I'm talking jewelry... but you can use your imagination and apply it to anyone in any situation. The perfect gift starts and ends with love. This is corny and cliched but always true. If you are buying a gift for your loved one- husband, wife, partner, etc: walk through Rubini Jewelers ;o) and select a few things that catch your eye. Things that you had in your mind prior to shopping or things that catch your eye as you browse... and once you've selected as many or as few candidates as you feel...

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Spring's Hatched: What is Trending??

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Spring's Hatched: What is Trending??

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

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March, Pisces & Aquamarine... a Brief Synopsis

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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