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Full Circle: Olufson Designs

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Olufson Designs is family owned and operated in Corvallis, Oregon since 1999 and home to custom-made jewelry in 14K and 18K gold and platinum. While the store offers an extensive selection of diamonds and fine quality gemstones, their passion lies in fine natural colored gems, and their staff holds the knowledge and resources to find customers their perfect gemstones. Owners Elisa and Sean Olufson discovered their love for jewelry in high school when they took an elective jewelry class. Since then, they’ve opened their own store that includes a large workshop with cutting edge technology including laser welding, wax milling…


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Design of the Times: Brooke Gregson

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Known for her original creations and unmistakable use of color and craftsmanship, Brooke Gregson is a Los Angeles born designer moving onto her 14th year of designing jewelry. Gregson focuses on attention to detail, the craft of creating jewelry itself and the meaning and purpose of her jewelry to each customer. A lover of jewelry and art at a young age, Gregson studied Art History and Geology in college before later delving into designing and creating herself. Today, she offers seasonal Fine Jewelry collections, along with Astrology necklaces with diamond constellations. Her signature layering style is created through her hand…


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Catch Those (UV) Rays

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Talking fluorescence with your customers You know all about the 4 Cs (carat weight, cut, clarity, and color) when you’re looking for the perfect stone selection for your store, and chances are, many of your customers are at least familiar with them, too. It’s sort of Diamonds 101, and many consumers have at least touched on the unofficial course before embarking on the hunt for an engagement ring. But there’s more to selecting the perfect stone than the basics. And while your clients need not know everything, you as a retailer should be well-versed in the factors that influence a…


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Design of the Times: Sarah Graham

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Sarah Graham has a distinct style in her jewelry designs: her works are organic and textural with a muted palate, feminine yet substantial, and unique yet universal in appeal. Graham draws her inspiration from the natural environment, giving her designs lasting beauty and sustainability through textures and styles found in nature. A matte black finish of oxidized cobalt chrome contrasted with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, set with colored diamonds, is also incorporated. This combination of natural shapes and textures with a glamorous finish is what creates the captivating and unique quality of her designs, and what has earned…


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Shades of Blue

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The color that might dominate 2019 We’re still waiting to see what Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year will be, but, as other home brands have begun to announce their selections, it looks as if blue is on the horizon. Blue hues are popping up everywhere, from Behr’s 2019 winner—Blueprint, which is warmer than denim but softer than navy—to Pantone’s rich, royal Princess Blue, featured in the company’s 2019 Spring/Summer Fashion Color Report. Even if Pantone chooses a bright pink or orange, isn’t blue always a winner? Its chameleonic ability to complement any ensemble makes it a favorite worldwide. Speaking…


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