Making Memories – Precious Jewelry Gifts For Holiday

The holidays are for making memories, meaningful celebrations that connect us and sustain us throughout the year to come. In a dynamic world of planned obsolescence and fleeting fads of gadgets, gizmos and smart devices, thoughtful gifts that endure the test of time become all the more important. Fine jewelry, like magnificent pearls and exquisite…

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Understanding Precious Coral Jewelry

by Guest Blogger Rui Galopim de Carvalho, FGA DGA Gemologist, World Renowned Gemology Educator and Coral Expert Pearls and precious coral were among the very first gems ever to be cherished by mankind, dating back to the ancient civilizations. With coral, it was the natural beauty and symbolism of its red color and its branched…

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Wear Your Pearls, Girls – A Mother’s Day Memoir
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My mother Susanne had infallible taste in fashion and jewelry. I never saw her put a foot wrong. Ever. On a rather modest budget she stood out in any crowd, with her signature pageboy hairstyle, a strand of good cultured pearls, and gold bangles and charm bracelets which jangled as she smoked her Kent Ultra Lights.

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Pearls of Wisdom

In these unprecedented times, we share the deep concerns that many people are currently feeling. We are extremely grateful that our Assael family is currently healthy, and we hope that all of our friends, retailers, fellow jewelers, customers and followers are, as well. In times of uncertainty like this, we look to our heroes and…

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