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10 Tips to Avoid a Bummer Summer

With Independence Day behind us, Summer’s OFFICIALLY here! Sadly, summer can take a toll on jewelry. Before slathering on sunscreen, diving into the pool, or heading for the beach, it never hurts to know where potential dangers lurk. In honor of all the rings resting forever on the ocean floor and gems fallen victim to a wicked game of beach volleyball, here are 10 Jewelry Safety Tips to keep...
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What Happens In Vegas Will NOT Stay in Vegas (this time)!

In just a couple of weeks, our own Shannon Hartigan and Deane Frank will head to Las Vegas to participate in one of the jewelry industry’s most exciting and comprehensive events. The JCK Show ( http://lasvegas.jckonline.com/) features all the latest and greatest in the world of jewelry. Cutting edge technology, innovative designs, and top sources for diamonds and gems aren’t all that happens in...
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Happy (Almost) Mother’s Day!

  Is it already here?! DON’T PANIC! Mother’s Day sneaks up every year, most likely overshadowed by the excitement of sunshine and daffodils blooming after long hard winters. This year, there are wonderful opportunities to make it look like this often-overlooked-last-minute holiday wasn’t so last minute this year! This Saturday, May 2nd, make an appointment and bring in Mom’s most dearly...
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Y? Win a Diamond Necklace! That’s Y.

Brown Goldsmiths supports the Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Auction with a raffle of a Diamond necklace valued at $1400. Only 100 entries will be sold. With each entry you will receive a sterling silver necklace set with a cubic zirconia and a chance to win the real Diamond necklace. Only 1 of the sterling silver necklaces has the special marking indicating the winner of the real Diamond...
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Who Said that “Last Minute” Can’t be Thoughtful?

       Okay, so I’m running behind. Our daughters are coming Tuesday from pretty far away, with two-plus grand-babies. We’ll have three, come May. Mom, at ninety-three, is living with us, stoking the wood cook-stove. Never mind that the kitchen thermometer often vaults over the 80-degree mark! (She is a mean laundry folder.) There’s still that blessed job, beloved neighbors to...
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In Praise of Yellow – Unexpected Blessings

November’s ability to surprise us ~ at least those of us who’ve lived here for a while ~  is a given in Maine. A couple of weeks ago, despite temperatures about to plunge into the teens, and with snow in tomorrow’s forecast: behold! Just outside by the doorstep a solitary rosebud. My brother loved yellow ~ perhaps because he was colorblind. He didn’t mind a bit when the...
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