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Creative fables from Ancient Cultures explaining the Birth of a Gem

Written on October 8, 2012 at 2:40 am, by

When one actually reflects on the scope and magnitude of the gemstones available in the world, it is little wonder that ancient people found it impossible to conceive that nature created all of these “wonders” alone. That is why in the past, people who admired gems came up with theories to explain where these amazing  …Read More

Peridot, The Green Gemstone

Written on October 8, 2012 at 2:39 am, by

Peridot is the best known gem variety of olivine. It is a bright yellow-green to green gemstone that caught the fancy of many and has been documented as early as 300 B.C. Some historians even suspect that at least some of the “emeralds” worn by Cleopatra were actually peridot. The United States was for many  …Read More

Nature, A Dominant Theme

Written on October 8, 2012 at 2:38 am, by

Ancient Egyptian jewelers created designs using elements of nature that had magical or religious significance.  The scarab beetle, the favored adornment of the time, represented the sun and creation.   Lotus flowers represented resurrection.   If the gems or minerals used were not themselves fashioned into a flower or fish, their color represented the elements.  Lapis Lazuli,  …Read More

Gem Mining in Virginia and Gold Mining in Great Falls

Written on October 8, 2012 at 2:37 am, by

The streak of gold mines and prospecting areas in Virginia begins in Fairfax County and heads southwest for about 140 miles. The Gold Belt in the James River Basin of Virginia, is an area about 60 miles above Richmond, consisting of Fluvana, Goochland, Buckingham, Cumberland, Powhattan and Amelia Counties stretching into Fairfax county and Yes,  …Read More

Opals…The Lucky October Birthstone

Written on October 8, 2012 at 2:36 am, by

Opal has been mined through history in India, Mexico, what is now Czechoslovakia and possibly even in central Africa.  People of the Far East prized opal as a symbol of purity and considered that the wearer of the gem was protected from illness.  To the Romans, opal was a much valued stone as well, being  …Read More

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Custom Jewelry Design - if you can imagine it, Jorge Adeler can create it

It seems the word "recycle" has been a bit overused lately. This being said, did you realize that by simply re-fashioning or re-designing a piece of jewelry you are actually "recycling"? One of the virtues of heirloom jewelry is that the component parts, as in the metal and gemstones used, can actually be reused. One of our specialties is not just custom jewelry design but rather custom re-design. So take a look at in that jewelry box and consider what pieces you have that no longer suit your style, are broken or perhaps just need a little updating, and make and appointment. After all, while our design consultations are ALWAYS free of charge, the results can often be priceless.

Adeler jewelry hits the red carpet

Many of Hollywood's most recognized celebrity faces have been spotted wearing custom designed Adeler jewelry everywhere from the Emmys to the Oscars. Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Debra Messing have made Adeler one of their favorite choices. Check out our celebrity jewelry on the red carpet.