This is Ziggy. Those of you who have been in my store know who he is. He is a mini long haired dachshund and, as you can see, is quite the handsome fellow. He likes to bark at everyone when they come in my store and when they leave the store. I like to think he is desperately trying to say hello and goodbye but can't form the words, but in reality it's pretty hard to know what is going through his little pea brain. So why am I posting a picture of my dog? Well mainly because I want you all to know that this is a dog friendly store as Ziggy likes to have other dogs come by and visit. But also he's just really pretty cute. This photo was taken by FlashFlood Studios and there is a link to their website on the side of my page.
The season is upon us it seems and I have less time to write on the blog than normal so there will be somewhat shorter blurbs coming up. But I did want to post some more pictures of the new pieces out in the cases. The earrings here are 18k and 22k yellow gold with Maw Sit Sit. For those of you unfamiliar with Maw Sit Sit, it's a gem material from Burma and is a conglomerate (it's a combination of minerals). It almost always has a striking green color with random black splashes throughout and it's fun to say the name too! By the way the Kuroit boulder opal pendant in my last posting has sold as well. I have one more piece of it but it is a little more geometrically shaped and while I think I'm going to do a similar style for it, the whole piece may have a more geometric look. I'm not sure if I will have time to get it made up before the holidays but you never know what might pop out at any time.
I've been making and selling jewelry for 40 years. For 20 years I was one of the partners of Spirer Somes Jewelers. In 2004 I opened my own store with my wife Kathy. I have a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America. Everything sold in my store I make myself.