Restoring an Antique

Our workshop is privileged to work on pieces of all types of value, antiquity, and complexity. Restoring an antique takes careful time and precision, and we love taking in pieces that present interesting […]

On Metals, part 2: Gold

For our first “On Metals” post, I introduced you to the elements platinum and palladium, two white metals that have some pretty cool histories and uses (if you’re into that sort of thing). […]

Renovation Update (and Exciting News!)

When I last wrote about our heroic renovation efforts (perhaps I didn’t use that descriptor at the time, but six weeks later, I feel it’s apt), we were neck-deep in a lot of […]

An Engagement Story: Kristin & Justin

Kristin and Justin married in August of 2016 in a beautiful New England summer setting. They recently welcomed a baby girl to their family and in a bit of nostalgia, Kristin sat down […]

Oscars 2018: Best Jewelry

Want to see more than $30 million in jewelry and watches? Look no further than the 2018 Oscars. This year was clearly all about that old-school Hollywood glamour as the red carpet was […]

On Metals, part 1: Platinum v. Palladium

“Smith” – verb, gerund or present participle: smithing 1. treat (metal) by heating, hammering, and forging it. Such a simple term, right? You’ve heard it before, most likely in a reference to that […]

An Engagement Story: Katie & Chad

Next up in our engagement series we talk with Katie Keegan and Chad Moore. Despite an utterly unromantic start, see how Chad managed to pull off a sort-of-surprise engagement and design a sentimental […]

The Custom Design Process (It’s Easier than You Think)

I get a lot of questions about how the custom design process works since it’s a very unfamiliar process for most people. In a world where you’re used to just going to a […]

Renovation Life: Are We There Yet?

As a small business owner, I can tell you that one of the most simultaneously stressful and exciting things to take on is a renovation of your shop. I know this now for […]

An Engagement Story: Lucia & Brian

Lucia Simpson and Brian Hickey tied the knot in May 2017 at a beautiful farm in Virginia. As friends and clients of Alexandria & Company, they sat down with me to talk about […]

How To Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring: 5 Tips from an Insider’s Perspective

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 […]

More from the Golden Globes: The 8 Best Looks from a Jeweler’s Perspective

I started this column about five different times, with very different openings, and failed to come up with anything that sufficiently and appropriately captured what I saw as a both important and beautiful […]

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