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    Education,  Gemstones,  Miscellaneous

    Abalone – Treasure from the Sea

    If you’re no stranger to fine jewelry, you’ve probably seen a classic strand of pearls or a beautiful watch with a mother-of-pearl dial, but have you come across a piece featuring abalone? You may already know that mother-of-pearl is derived from the nacre of mollusks (the highly iridescent inner layer of the shell). Abalone is actually a specific type of mother-of-pearl, derived solely from the group of sea snails known commonly by the same name. While other mollusks typically produce a milky nacre, abalone snails produce a darker material with more dramatic colors. These snails are found in seas around the world, including off the coast of California! Sadly, many…

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    Events,  Miscellaneous

    Last Minute Gift Ideas!

    The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, we’ve put together some ideas for every budget PLUS extended our hours! For Her For Him For Everyone Holiday Hours Still need help deciding? We’d love to help! Drop by one of our stores and let one of our friendly sales associates help you find what you need. We hope to see you soon! Extended Hours at Both Locations Monday-Friday — 9:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.Saturday — 9:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday — 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.Christmas Eve — 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.Christmas Day — Closed Our regular hours…