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What you should know about opals

Opals: Fun facts About a Super-Popular Gemstone

April 12, 2018

Opals are amazing stones and they  are so hot right now. Bad Zoolander reference aside, I love them. I also receive a lot of inquiries about making opal rings. Because of that, I’d love to shed some light on a few fun facts about about everyone’s favorite gemstone. Fun...

Rose Gold and Moissanite Engagement Ring

5 Things to Know About Rose Gold

August 25, 2017

Rose Gold is everywhere right now. It’s the most popular choice for modern engagement rings, and as a hot fashion trends it’s on everything from iPhones to hairstyles. This beautiful pink metal is really having a moment. However, there are a few things you may not know about this...

Choosing a diamond size

Your Engagement Ring Buying Guide: Does Size Matter?

August 22, 2017

“I’m just going to buy a stone, and you can design your own engagement ring.” This was my now husband’s response when we started talking about engagement rings. It made sense. I am a custom jeweler, after all. But to me it felt like an easy out.  Where was...

Rose Gold Map Wedding Band

Custom Jewelry: Rose Gold Map Wedding Band

July 28, 2017

One of the first things I ever made from start to finish was my husband’s rose gold, map wedding band. Our wedding was coming up, and I had been designing jewelry for about a year a half. At that point, I was a design pro, but very much a...

Pomegranate Frose

Cocktail + Ring: Garnets and Pomegranate Frosé

July 28, 2017

Welcome to my Cocktail + Ring blog series. This is a completely self-indulgent series where I pair two of my favorite things, alcohol and jewelry, so I can learn a little more about my favorite subjects. Every month we’ll explore a new drink recipe and talk about the ring...

Watercolor Birthstones Chart

Gem History: Why We Have Birthstones

July 27, 2017

If you were like me as a child, you knew your birthstone. I won’t speak for everyone out there, but in my childhood, I received many birthstone rings and necklaces. I remember this vividly, because I hated my birthstone.  Truly, hate didn’t even cover my feelings. I detested this...

Antique emerald and yellow gold ring

Hello, Friend. Welcome to the Antiquarian

July 27, 2017

Hello, new friend. Welcome to the Antiquarian. What is the Antiquarian?  The Antiquarian is a custom jewelry brand that reveres the past, but stands in it’s own modernity. We’re obsessed with creating new heirlooms that you’ll want to pass down to the next generation, but we also preserve antique...