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My Bridge Experience – Fred Hornshuh

Owner of Carlson Brothers Jewelry shares his Bridge story

My name is Fred Hornshuh I’m a 41-year-old, 3rd generation jeweler, who owns and operates Carlson Brothers Jewelry in Tacoma, Washington. The store has been family owned for more than 70 years, founded by my great uncle, now 92 years old, in 1942.  We employ several jewelers, a wax carver, and read more…

A Gemvision Narrative – The Pirate Ship Ring

Shipwrecks, an octopus battle, and more

Working in Gemvision technical support, we get our fair share of requests to create designs. Although technical support is not a distribution?, we are an education and support system for our users. Often times, we will get requests for designs that really stand out, and we always remember that one read more…

Making Gemstone Jewelry

Understanding Mohs' Hardness Scale for gemstones

Gemstones and metal jewelry have been beautiful partners for thousands of years. The gemstone cuts have changed through the centuries, as have the jewelry design styles, but now as then, gemstones add beauty, value, and color to metal jewelry designs in a way that nothing else can. There are literally read more…

Glitz, Glamour, and Gold

Tune in Sunday to see the Emmys live!

Yes, it’s nearly that time – time for the 67th annual Emmy Awards. Social media is buzzing about the big event. Will Andy Samberg bomb or shine? Who will win the award for lead actress in a drama? Will Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler will finally win the gold? Interesting read more…

Grandparents’ Day Jewelry We’re Head Over Heels For

Give your customers what they want for this most special occasion

When my nephew was six years old, he asked my mother if he could go outside and play in the rain. After thinking about it, Mom said, “Would your mommy let you do it?” “No,” he replied forlornly. “Would your other grandmother let you do it?” she inquired. “No,” he read more…

Go All Out, Baby!

Celebrate National Splurge Day in style

I admit it: I was well into my, uh, 20s when I had my first pedicure. And, frankly, I would never have crossed the threshold of the spa if it hadn’t been for a gift certificate that was nearing its expiration. The scene is still crystal clear. I walked into read more…

Socks, Ties, Underwear, and Jewelry

Offer your customers the best in Father’s Day gifts

I think that June is a terrible month to honor Fathers. Not sure if it’s the craziness of the break of the school routine, the start of summer, swimming pools, or vacations, but if you’re like me, I always forget about Father’s Day (sorry, Dad). I can remember one year read more…

Geometry, the latest equation in Jewelry

Trendy advice for those Mother’s Day buyers

We caught up with Lauren Garvey, our diamond and gemstone merchandiser, who offered us the latest tips for those busy moms who like to keep it simple but still be on trend. What defines the modern mother? Who is she and what makes her stand out from women in past read more…

Mom always carries us with her

The power of symbolic family jewelry

“Mom” is such a special word to many, especially when they think of their own. When I think of my mom, so many words come to mind: love, sacrifice, support, selflessness. I have fond memories of my mom, but the one that stands out the most is how proud she read more…

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