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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. ...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Natural Fancy Color Diamonds in the News

12.76 carat fine pink diamond crystal from Australia We’re about to embark on a year of celebration, starting here on Mechanic Street.  Our 45th Anniversary year (ummmm, we founded Brown Goldsmiths while in elementary school!) begins September 21 – 22 with an exhibit of exquisite natural color Diamonds. Please join us, if you can. But Brown Goldsmiths isn’t creating the...
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…and Still Growing

Our Welcome mat is getting lots of wear.  On top of the summer traffic, our Team continues to grow.  We’re delighted that Vladimir’s back at his jeweler’s bench.   Please join us in saying, “Welcome back, Vladimir!” when you stop by. An 18-year Brown Goldsmiths veteran, Vladimir is a native of Russia.  Joining Deane, Dustin, and Jim in the workshop, he brings...
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Myanmar Update

A 2008 US ban expanding sanctions against Myanmar included a ban on bringing Burma Rubies and Jade into the United States.  While in Bangkok last year at the International Jewelry and Gem Expo, we passed booth after booth with prominent signs reading ”BURMA RUBIES.”  Buyers from China and other primarily Asian countries, where no sanctions were in place, flocked to these...
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We’re Growing

We’re Growing…  Besides friends like you, old and new,  making summer visits, new Team members are coming through our door.  Please help us say, “Welcome, Elizabeth!”  the next time you’re in our neighborhood. You’ll frequently spot Elizabeth (also known as Liz) in the Showroom.  She’s already sharing her artist’s flair with the rest of our...
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