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Marin Open Studios: May 2nd and 3rd, May 9th and 10th

Save The Date: Marin Open Studios in May May 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th, featuring our own artisan jewelers, Robin Goebel and Shirley Weiss.        Shirley Weiss                                                                              Robin GoebelAll of the Marin Jewelers Guild artisan jewelers will be displaying new works beginning in May.  We arepart of the Art Works Downtown [...]

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Diamond - the April birthstone

Deemed as the King of all birthstones, the Diamond is the traditional birthstone of April and holds significant meaning for those born in that month - thought to provide the wearer with better relationships and an increase in inner strength. Wearing diamonds is purported to bring other benefits such as balance, clarity and abundance. [...]

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Aquamarine - the March Birthstone

Aquamarine was named from the Latin word meaning sea water. Its color ranges from blue to greenish blue, and it is often confused with Blue Topaz. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl mineral family - from which also come Morganite - (pink), Golden - (Heliodor), and Emerald - (green).Aquamarine was considered a [...]

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Sleuthing Your Vintage Jewelry For Stories

This week a customer came in to the shop with a pocket watch fob he had found at the bottom of a moving box. He was wondering if I could tell him anything about it and if it had any value. After a little Google searching I uncovered some information for him. Although the monetary [...]

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Amethyst - the February Birthstone

The name Amethyst is derived from the greek word Amethystos, meaning not to intoxicate. Amethyst is the purplish variety of Quartz. Colors can range from pale lilac to the most prized color of deep purple, with flashes of red.Amethyst was thought by our ancestors to quicken the intelligence, to protect the soldier and give [...]

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Garnet - the January Birthstone

The name Garnet originates from the latin word Granatus, meaning grain or seed, because of its likeness to the pomegranate seed.There are many types of Garnet; Almandine, which is brownish red, is the most commonly known Garnet, but there is also Pyrope - deep red, Hessonite - brown to orange, Rhodolite - purplish red, [...]

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Kathleen White in the Small Works Exhibit at ArtWorks Downtown

Marin Jewelers Guild's own Kathleen White, has a piece in the juried Small Works Exhibit at Art Works Downtown. Tomorrow night (12.12.14) is the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and reception for the show. The artists will be in their studios and the Marin Jewelers Guild will be open until 8:00PM with a reception of our own. [...]

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MJG LOVES YOU!

THANKS to everyone who joined us tonight for our first ever Customer Appreciation Event! It was a great night with the weather cooperating and a beautiful full moon. Looks like this will become an annual celebration. You might want to get on our mailing list to keep up on our other events throughout the year. [...]

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Dragonfly Jewelry of dazzling iridescence to brighten the Holiday Season.

"The spirit of the dragonfly brings us the inspiration of transformation and the wonder of a colorful new vision."These beautiful Czech cast glass buttons are brightly reflective with iridescence. They are all uniquely set in sterling silver that has been stamped and oxidized. Some have the additional adornment of gemstones.Check out our beautiful handcrafted jewelry [...]

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