03.28.18

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). […]
03.23.18

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 […]
03.15.18

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 […]
03.06.18

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 […]
02.28.18

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 […]
02.23.18

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 […]
02.15.18

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 […]
02.07.18

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 […]
01.31.18

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 […]
01.25.18

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 […]
01.09.18

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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