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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Trinkets or Treasures

Are you the type of woman who says, “I don’t need another piece of jewelry”? Well, at a certain point in life, many women commonly come to this decision.

Consider this scenario. You have a box in your drawer overflowing with jewelry. You probably have both fine jewelry and costume jewelry jumbled together, and may not even remember the significance or value of many of the pieces.

Before you put that box of jewels in a rummage sale or give it away to someone who may not appreciate its value, bring your pieces in to Paul’s Jewelers. While you wait, we will help you with a general assessment of all of your pieces. We will help you divide the wheat from the chaff, or the treasures from the trinkets. Not only will we tell you what has value; suggest what can be done with your heirloom pieces but we will also discuss what can be redesigned into something that better suits your style.  We can even tell you what to give to your grandchildren for dress up.

Also, according to the homeowner’s insurance most recent guidelines, jewelry insurance appraisals cannot be more than five years old. With an appointment, we can update your appraisals while you wait.

Give us a call. Come on in to the store. Let’s talk and make the most of your jewelry collection!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Is it worth the extra cost to have a piece handcrafted?

The difference between manufactured and handcrafted may seem obvious to most but I challenge you to look again.  What my father, Paul, loved about his craft is that he could create one of a kind pieces that had meaning and importance to those for whom it was made. 

See how each piece the goldsmith holds is soldered with a natural gas torch, one at a time?  Paul’s Jewelers still uses the oldest jewelry making techniques that honor the tradition.  Starting with a sketch, if fabricated, we hand cut the precious metal, heat it, shape it, solder, pickle it then clean, polish and set the gems. If cast, we carve a wax for you to see, try on and, if need be, adjust. The wax is cast, finished, polished and also set with gems.  Each of these steps takes time and attention to detail. That’s what makes a piece of jewelry an heirloom quality piece to treasure and pass down from your generation to the next.  Is it worth the extra cost to have a piece of jewelry hand made from scratch?  You decide! 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Handcrafted wedding crowns

Take a brief look at how and why Wedding Crowns are used in the Greek Orthodox Ceremonies of today, the purpose for Baptism and the Orthodox Crosses that are worn. Watch how we handcraft these jewels and gems into one of a kind earthly treasures and pieces that last a lifetime.