Behind the Design: A Jade Pendant with a Beautiful Backstory

The first time I met our wonderful client featured here, I was struck by her elegance and utter grace. She had sought us out to design a gorgeous vintage sapphire ring that she […]

Things I’m Grateful For

Here we are, mid-summer, and let me tell you: I’m feeling all the feels. I spent this last week purging our little condo here in Old Town where Tim and I have lived […]

Meet Annie, Our New Intern!

A few months ago, Tim and I were talking about how we would love to bring an intern into our shop – someone who is artistic, creative, and who wanted to learn the […]

Why We’re Sticking to By Appointment Only Hours

Considering that Virginia is now officially in Phase 3 of Re-Opening, our clients may be wondering if we will consider returning to walk-in hours anytime soon. While many other retailers have decided to […]

An Update on The Seedling Collective

We’re excited to announce that our sister studio, The Seedling Collective, is ready to open back up! But we’ll be a little different than before. Check out how we’re adapting The Studio to […]

Date Night Earrings

Have you started dining out again? As our area continues to “phase” through things, we’re seeing more and more couples restart their weekly date night rituals by dining out. To me, nothing says “date […]

May We Suggest: How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Band Consultation

The wedding planning world has taken a huge hit with the pandemic: all those large, glorious weddings you had slated for the year are now canceled, postponed, or severely cut back in size […]

What I Haven’t Taken Off Since The Pandemic Started

A major reason why we advocate for investing in fine jewelry is because of a reason you may not think of immediately: ultimate durability. Jewelry which is constructed from “real” materials such as gold or […]

Resources for Understanding 

Let’s just say it out loud: this is a time for change. We are currently in the throes of a social and political moment that will resonate for generations. From my own perspective, […]

Introducing Jennifer Dawes Design at Alx&Co.

A definite perk of my job is scouting for new jewelry to add to our collection. Today, I am pleased to share with you a new designer we’re featuring in our showroom – Jennifer […]

Graduating During a Pandemic: What is Lost…and What can be Found

I’ll be honest here: when I think about 2020’s prospective graduates, my heart breaks a little for them. I’m sure everyone can agree that it is just so unfair to these hardworking young […]

An Engagement Story: Kirkland & Peter

One of the lessons of the pandemic has been what while life may take a slight pause during a crisis it does, inevitably, keep going. Local Alexandrians (though not for long!) Kirkland and […]

Towards Normal Not Back To Normal

“We’re preparing to move towards normal, not back to normal.” I read a great post the other day that introduced to me this phrasing, and I really love it. Tim and I have […]

Helpful Tools for Homeschooling Your Toddler

When the news started developing about coronavirus and how it would affect our lives, my biggest panic wasn’t for our business. It was rather in response to the prospect of schools closing and […]

Mother’s Day Reminder

Hello, everyone! Do you know what day it is? Because I don’t! I really have no idea. It could be Sunday, or Friday, or Monwedsmonth. I forgot our wall calendar in Old Town, […]

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