CED Blog

Creatives We Love: Zava Mastercuts

November 30, 2016

Everyone knows how important it is to find the stone that suits you; whether for that special occasion or just because it is pretty! I met Clay Zava of Zava Mastercuts many years ago at the Tucson Gem Fair while shopping for my clients and looking for inspiration in new jewels. His unique style and

Creatives We Love: Space Unseen

October 26, 2016

A few weeks ago, we had the honor of being featured on Space Unseen, so today we thought we would return the favor.

The Land of Larimar

August 11, 2016

On our recent 8-day sailing trip around the British Virgin Islands, I discovered Larimar, a gorgeous stone, in shop windows all over the islands.

A Few of Our Favorite Gem Cutters

July 13, 2016

Some of our favorite gem cutters are listed here, each has their own unique style and truly enjoys the artistic expression found through their craft.

June Birthstones

June 2, 2016

Five of the 12 months have more than one birthstone. June babies, you can start requesting gifts with your birthstones: pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.

Eyeing Emeralds

May 4, 2016

As the May birthstone, emeralds are often thought to be a symbol of love and rebirth, fitting since the stone looks like spring itself.

How to Properly Care for Your Pearls

April 7, 2016

Pearls are a softer more porous material and cannot hold up to harsher chemicals. Read a few tips on how to keep these pure pieces looking flawless.

Five Things You Need to Know When Repurposing

February 18, 2016

Being in the custom jewelry design business often entails a client coming to us with an existing piece that they’re considering repurposing. Here are five things to consider before having a piece of jewelry repurposed.

The Diamond Foundry

December 2, 2015

We’re excited to announce we are partnering with the recently launched Diamond Foundry. A San Francisco start up funded by 10 billionaires and Leonardo DiCaprio.