Alx&Co.’s Big Reveal

You know when you plan to do something super exciting and then just… can’t find the time to execute it? Welcome to my life. I’ll let you in on a little secret: this […]

“Pivoting” with Atelier Ashley Flowers

In the last few months, you have probably heard the term “pivot” more times than you can count. So many local businesses have been forced to rethink their plans for 2020, perhaps most […]

Restoring an Heirloom Ring

This week, I wanted to share with you a restoration project we completed recently for a wonderful client whose heirloom sapphire and diamond ring needed some serious attention. Read on to see our […]

The Gifting Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

One of the biggest joys I have is working with clients throughout their wedding planning process. While meeting about wedding bands, I love hearing all about their venue choice, the decor, their wedding […]

Alx&Co. Thank You Sale  

Did you hear? Alx&Co. was voted in NoVa Magazine as Northern Virginia’s Best Fine Jewelers for the second year in a row! We especially treasure this award because it’s done by popular vote, […]

Sourcing a Diamond Online? Read This First!

Sourcing a diamond online is easier than ever now and it’s a trend we’ve been seeing with increasing prevalence for years. From an independent jeweler standpoint, we’re pretty ambivalent towards online diamond sourcing, but frankly, […]

Considering the Four C’s When Buying Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are the Little Black Dress of your jewelry cache and for good reason. They’re timeless, elegant, and truly complement every occasion (whether it’s an athleisure occasion or a true LBD occasion is […]

We’re Making Cups Again!

As many long-time clients know, we have a long history of specialty cup making. Tim and Lawrence (before they each had kids and lives) used to stay late at the shop, hand-crafting sterling […]

Tips for Buying A Vintage Engagement Ring

As a jeweler dealing in and repairing vintage jewelry, I see a wide variety of quality come through our doors. While we only sell pieces that we can stand behind, I have worked […]

What We’re Doing While We’re Away

Next week, Tim, Nolan, and I are making our annual pilgrimage to the New York-Canada border for our family retreat. While this year will be a little different (we’ll be quarantining on site for the […]

What Sets Your Jeweler Apart?

Recently, we found out a wonderful bit of news: for the second year in a row, we were voted by our clients (you!) to be the best fine jewelers in Northern Virginia Magazine’s […]

Announcing: The Alx&Co. Food Drive!

The other day, I was driving in my car while tuned into NPR. I can’t even remember what exactly I was doing otherwise, but I had entered midway through the Kojo Nnamdi Show who, […]

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 […]

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