Lab Grown Diamonds

December 2023

Beth GilmoreUpdates

We’ve had many of our clients recently requesting information regarding Lab Grown Diamonds. There are several reasons to choose Lab Grown over Natural Diamonds. There is no mining involved, the beauty and quality are the same and they are a good value. They are created in laboratory conditions using advanced technology. They have the identical optical and chemical properties of … Read More

Wrought Iron Inspired Jewelery

We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas

Beth GilmoreUpdates

We have settled back into San Diego and are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. The turmoil around the world is making us even more grateful for our family, friends and our holiday traditions. When we travel Gary is always impressed by the beautiful wrought iron work on windows, doors and balconies. Every country … Read More

Glorious, wonderful jewelry at the Victoria and Albert Museum

We’re back home after our vacation

Beth GilmoreUpdates

The trip was full of adventure and inspiration.  It’s wonderful to travel but very nice to be home. Gary is full of new ideas and designs. He’s been sketching away and fine-tuning his skills on his iPad drawing program. We have some new showcase pieces available for the holidays and, as always, are open for appointments to discuss custom and … Read More

Morganite Earings

Touching Base with Our Clients

Beth GilmoreUpdates

It’s time to touch base with our friends and clients. Many of you have visited us in Liberty Station and we are so glad to be able to catch up and see what everyone is doing.  We’re still open by appointment and doing custom work, repairs, and appraisals. This September we will be heading out to do some traveling. We’re … Read More

Changes for our family

Beth GilmoreUpdates

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we relocated our studio in Liberty Station. So much has happened in such a short time. We have loved the experience of having a family business in a small community. We have enjoyed working with both of our daughters. Now we have come full circle. It’s just the two of … Read More

Coral Jewelry, Past and Present

Beth GilmoreCustom Jewelry, Gems

Coral JewelryCoral is one of the most beautiful naturally occurring substances on our planet. All types of coral have been used in making jewelry for thousands of years and by many cultures worldwide.  Types of CoralThe wide range of corals are found in different areas of the oceans and the location where the coral is grown determines the color and … Read More

Summer Slices of Watermelon…

Beth GilmoreTravel Gems

…Watermelon Tourmaline That IsThe beautiful colors of nature show up brilliantly in one of Tourmaline’s most unusual crystal formations. It’s juicy pink red color surrounded by a pale zone that ends in a vibrant green outer layer invites you to take a bite. The naturally vertical growing Elbaite crystals can be one color or bicolor, or in the case of … Read More

Family Heirlooms

Beth GilmoreCustom Jewelry, Vintage

An experience a few years ago really opened my eyes to how family heirlooms become such an important part of our lives. I received a child’s rocking chair when my great-grandmother passed away. I remembered it being in Granny’s house forever. The little rocker moved throughout our lives during changes, remodels and our life as a family. When we downsized … Read More

Truly Vintage Jewelry

Beth GilmoreVintage

An article a few years ago in the Smithsonian magazine examines the discovery of a 3,500 year old tomb found near Pylos on the southwest coast of Greece in May of 2015. The grave of the “Griffin Warrior,” a Bronze Age warrior, is the first major archaeological discovery in Greece in more than fifty years. Photographs by Myrto Papadopoulos | … Read More

A Guide to the May Birthstone: Emerald

Beth GilmoreBirthstones

The beautiful green emerald is the birthstone for the month of May, its lush color reflecting spring growth and new beginnings. Emerald is the most famous member of the Beryl family which includes Aquamarine and Morganite. Emerald ColorThe most desirable emerald color is a pure green with a deep color saturation that is even across the stone. The geographic location … Read More