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Jade I

Forget diamonds!   It’s all about Jade – at least for some of Asia’s wealthy! It’s also all about Jade, right here on Mechanic Street in Freeport, Maine on September 19 – 20th. That’s when our world-renowned Jade experts will showcase a rare collection of natural Jadeite Jade jewelry. Wary about purchasing Jade, especially on exciting travel adventures? Join...
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Celebrating a Longtime Star

Our news is bittersweet.  Jim, our longtime colleague and friend is retiring.  Sculptor, master model-maker, artist, professor, sailor and advisor, is retiring.  We are happy for him, even though we will miss him!  Jim has possibly touched your life too, if you have one of our creations.    He sketched the design at left for the unique pendant that Deane created in our upstairs...
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From Road Kill, Life

Porcupines and Curative Stones? Last month while mushroom hunting, a Lisbon, Maine man witnessed a porcupine being hit by a car. Remembering that his uncle had taught him the animal might contain a valuable Bezoar stone, he cut open its stomach only to find instead a baby porcupine ready to pop. Massaging it, he watched as the tiny tyke (known as a porcupette) began to breathe.  (See video...
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Surprise!

Collaboration.  Custom surprises.  Creative Clients.  These are a few of the blessings we’re counting this time of year. Besides the fun of keeping secrets, technical challenges and opportunities to problem-solve make every day a fresh learning experience.  First, there’s the challenge of finding a perfect gemstone.  In this case, yellow Sapphire (despite being the...
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3-50-68-1: Lottery Picks, or…?

What’s with the numbers?  NO, we’re not sending tips for the Lottery –  Megabucks, Powerball, and such!  But the numbers do have to do with money.  Money, as in keeping the local economy vibrant, with strong community support.   Here’s the “low-down” on those...
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An Earful of Curves

Perhaps you heard the upstairs tapping and the “ping-ping” of hammers when you last visited.  Vladimir created these delicious dimensional curves (photo at right) upstairs, just the other day.  They taper, flare, twist and spiral, reflecting light every which-way.  We heard a lot of hammering during their creation. Vlad started with a length of heavy gold wire, tapering for grace...
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