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Silver Belles I: Accessible Luxury

“Tis the season” for SPARKLE!  Our OFFICINA BERNARDI Collection is all about that!  It definitely “nails” the SPARKLE! category. Italian brothers Carlo and Francesco Bernardi designed this innovative and highly technical collection.  In a nutshell, glistening white (or bold black) rhodium and 18k rose gold are galvanized on diamond-cut sterling silver beads.  That’s...
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Congratulations, Valerie!

Please join us in congratulating Valerie who recently earned American Gem Society (AGS) designation of Certified Sales Associate (CSA).  Beyond the jewelry product knowledge and industry guidelines, Valerie studied ethical practices, information about gems and diamonds, and customer service.  She’s a dynamic member of Brown Goldsmiths’ team.  Valerie’s can-do attitude and ready...
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The Argyle Pink Jubilee Diamond – an Update

We’ve been talking a lot* about “Rock the Pink” this October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  A while ago we mentioned the 12.76  carat rough natural pink diamond discovered in Australia’s Argyle mine early this year.  If you followed our post, you read that London-based Rio Tinto, the mining company that discovered and named The Argyle Pink Jubilee Diamond, had...
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Freeport Art and Music Festival All-Stars

Jim and Lesa, veteran Brown Goldsmiths Art Festival team, are ready!  Introduce yourself when you stop by our tent near the giant Bean Boot this Saturday, September 15th. See if you can identify the real colored Diamond among the gem impersonators.  We’ll have a drawing a from among the correct answers. Deane will be working in the tent, creating parts for a commemorative pendant with...
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Meet us by the giant Bean Boot

Deane sketches design possibilities Treat yourself!  Please join us next Saturday, September 15th, at Freeport’s 14th Annual Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival, on the L. L. Bean Campus.  As you chat with a few Brown Goldsmiths all-stars, watch Deane, our head goldsmith, at work.  He’ll be crafting the pendant sketched (below right) in rose, white and yellow gold with natural...
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Vintage Brown Goldsmiths

Our 45th Anniversary year begins!  Each milestone prompts us to reminisce.  Sifting through boxes of memorabilia, we thought this newspaper clipping seemed to beckon, “Share me!” This is noisy work! An August 8th Portland Press Herald headline read “Village Smithies Stir Memories of Yesteryear.”  Staff writer Dan Warren penned an article with this and other photos in...
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