Styled Shoot: An Acadia Elopement

We had the pleasure of collaborating with some wonderful photographers and stylists for a wedding shoot at Acadia National Park.  Featured are our vintage bangle bracelets, a vintage mixed metal wedding band, and pieces from our Elizabeth Henry Collection: The Rosie floral wedding band and The Madeline green tourmaline ring… Read the full article on…

Featured Item: Ethiopian Opal Lariat Necklace in Yellow Gold

The inspiration for this designed piece came from an antique lariat, a delicate necklace that has a long tassel as its centerpiece. Antique lariats date all back to the turn of the century, the Victorian time period, and like lavaliers were often given as engagement gifts from a man to a woman. This lariat features…

Origins of Sapphire: Kashmir, Ceylon, Australian and Montana Sapphire

Sapphire, whether from Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Africa, or Montana US, all have the same chemical composition – they’re all corundums.  The difference lies in their growing environments and the trace elements present during their formation. Quality characteristics such as… Read the full article on marketsquarejewelers.com

Bloodstone, My Love: A Secondary March Birthstone

My Love of Bloodstone: The Moon-Lit Dancers One of my first pieces of jewelry was a bloodstone pendant, my father gave me, set in a simple four prong silver mounting. The piece was particularly special because the red specks formed two dancers beneath a glowing orange moon. For me, this stone symbolizes freedom of expression,…

Jewelry Repair in Our Dover, New Hampshire Location

OUR WORKSHOP With six in house jewelers and decades of experience at the jeweler’s bench, our team of metal smiths can meet all your jewelry repair needs. We specialize in antique jewelry restoration and we work in all precious metals: platinum, gold, silver and palladium. Our workshop, established in our Dover New Hampshire location, services all……

Victorian Jewelry – Rose Gold, Seed Pearls, and Cigar Bands – YES!

The Victorian Era of jewelry and design technically began with the 1837 Coronation of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India. In reality it took a few years for the young queen’s love of art and fashion to become influential, with her style truly taking hold in the…

Why We Love Vintage and Estate Jewelry

While modern jewelry is produced in lots of tens, or even hundreds of thousands of identical pieces, antique rings were crafted in much smaller production runs, with each individual mounting finished by hand. This means that each vintage ring is unique, bearing small details that are individual and beautiful. We’ve worked with couples for over…

Tsavorite and Demantoid Garnet: What’s the Difference?

Unearthed Mysteries Behind Green Garnet Tsavorite and demantoid garnet have many similarities. They are both from the garnet family, they are in the same color range, and they are both a 6.5-7 in hardness. So what makes these two stones so different? Species Distinction Though both tsavorite and demantoid are of the garnet family… Read the full article…

Cultured Pearls – Timelessness in Jewelry

Although pearls have been prized for thousands of years, the culturing process only started it’s existence around the 1800’s with the culturing of “blister pearls” and soon replaced the previously popular mother-of-pearl industry. The perfection of the culturing process along with the modern pearl market and international trade industry really only came into its own…

I’ve Just Inherited Antique Jewelry, What Do I Need to Know?

Heirloom pieces can make especially meaningful bridal jewelry. Passed down from generation to generation, they have an aura of love and family already instilled in them. Unfortunately, with that lovely sentiment comes a generation’s worth of wear and tear, as well! Heirloom pieces, be they twenty years old or from the 1800’s, can almost always…