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Sapphire Jewelry Folklore

Sapphire Jewelry Folklore

July 11, 2018 0 Comments

Sapphire Jewelry Folklore is a blog giving you brief highlights of this enchanting and deeply historical gemstone. For centuries it has captured the human heart and pleased the soul.  It’s obvious for those very reasons that jewelers set them in rings, necklaces or earrings.  Since this rich and cool gem is September’s birthstone, it seemed only fit to share a little piece of folklore about them.
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What is a Master, and Does it Matter?

What is a Master, and Does it Matter?

July 11, 2018 0 Comments

In the Middle Ages, unless you were born into nobility, you would have wanted to master a trade. However, it wasn’t as easy to acquire a skilled trade as it is today. Guilds protected craftsmanship secrets and required steep fees, hand tools had to be made or inherited, and competition to be chosen was fierce.
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More Thoughts on Master Jewelry Artisans

More Thoughts on Master Jewelry Artisans

July 11, 2018 0 Comments

It started at Renaissance Festivals. Pewter figurines were our stock in trade in the eighties, and slowly Angelo Roncari began adding necklaces, then earrings. As interest grew in the smaller pieces, he found satisfaction in making jewelry baubles with sparkling crystal and bright colors. And while he added to this collection, his young daughters helped craft and assemble.
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