Archive for category: Ask Marcia

Should I wear yellow or white gold?

Growing up I was told to wear either all yellow gold or all white gold. Which is it?

At one time, the trend was to wear all yellow (ie 60‘s and 70’s), then it was to wear all white (ie 1980 thru 1990’s). Part of what led these trends was white was thought to look best with diamonds and yellow with gemstones. Today’s trend, from Europe is to wear a combination of the two colors – many pieces are made with mixed metals.

Is there anything wrong with buying jewelry for myself?

I’m tired of waiting for someone (a husband or boyfriend) to buy me jewelry, is there anything wrong with my just buying it for myself?

Today it is acceptable to buy for yourself.  In fact, many stores now cater to the individual female shopper.  Life is too short not to enjoy it!  Be the someone special buying something special for someone special (yourself).  Jewelry can mark a memorable occasion, an important milestone (ie a new job), or simply lift your spirits and help you live in the moment.

I have an idea for a special piece of jewelry. What do I do next?

I have an idea for a special piece of jewelry. What do I do next?

The first step is to collect pictures of pieces that are similar to your idea and represent what you enjoy. If you can, you may even want to doodle your ideas. From there, put together samples of pieces you enjoy wearing, from your own collection. This will help in discovering measurements you are comfortable with. We can then consult with you and make the piece come to life.

How do I buy something for my girlfriend?

How do I buy something for my girlfriend?

There are a few things to take into consideration – her coloring, her physical attributes, her personality and her lifestyle. With a few simple questions, I can guide you to some choices that will make her smile.

Is jewelry an investment?

Is jewelry an investment?

Over time the value of your piece may increase but, more importantly the intrinsic and emotional value will always be there. Memories and experiences are often linked to a treasured piece which can be passed down from generation to generation making the piece even more priceless overtime.

Do you repair watches?

Do you repair watches?

We repair most watches – from antique to name brands in a timely fashion with a guarantee for the work – at wholesale price.