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A Sample Of New Jewelry Made Here At Chimera Design June 28, 2019 13:34

90 second video of some of the latest handmade jewelry at Chimera Design from the bench of Julie Claire DeVoe.

 


Just What She Had In Mind - New Jewelry From Old June 27, 2019 17:51

Sue had three rings containing nine diamonds that she was not wearing any longer. She had an idea in her head for all the gold and diamonds to be combined into a single ring.

She wanted it to be 10-11mm wide at the top and taper down. She wanted the diamonds to be set as low as possible. We can do that! We sent a quick sketch to Jere (at first she had 7 diamonds, then found a pair of earrings so the sketch shows 7).

Early sketch of custom ring design

 

Jere took my lovely (!) sketch and sent me back several CAD images for Sue to look at. 

CAD image of a custom ring at Chimera Design

Sue approved the CAD image, so we cut the wax. Sue took at look at it and said, "That is exactly what I had in mind." Next step was melting down her old gold, casting the ring, setting all the diamonds and polishing everything up. The result was this:

Custom ring made from old rings and diamonds from them at Chimera Design.

 

Well, Sue was beside herself when she picked up the ring. One of the things we love about our "job" is helping people bring a piece of jewelry from thought to reality. Sue let me get my phone and capture some of her happiness:


We Now Offer Fingerprint Jewelry & Photoengraved Jewelry June 20, 2019 11:33

We have partnered with some experts in photo engraving and fingerprint jewelry: Photograve. Made in the US. Lifetime warranty on the photo engraving process.

Chimera Design Crafts Custom Jewelry Using Elk Ivory April 12, 2019 13:05

Chimera Design has crafted many pieces of custom jewelry featuring elk ivory over the years.

Elk Ivory Jewelry at Chimera Design


One Day Estate Jewelry Sale - Saturday June 15 March 26, 2019 15:52

Prepare to be amazed at the vast selection of Estate Jewelry from the Singer Collection at Chimera Design for one day only - Saturday June 15, 2019.

 


In Which Cliff Changes His Mind About Moissanite March 16, 2019 17:52

Cliff was never a big fan of Moissanite. That all changed in 2015 and he explains why in this blog post.


Chimera Design In Lowell Michigan is EV Friendly - Two Chargepoint Stations February 23, 2019 12:36

We are very proud of the fact that Lowell - our favorite town in Michigan is EV Friendly. We have two Chargepoint charging stations in Lowell - one of them is right behind our store at 204 E Main Street Lowell, MI 49331 

Here is a picture of Cliff's Zero - a fully electric motorcycle made in California. A full charge at home takes 8 hours, but the Chargepoint drops that down to 2.5 hours if the bike is below 10%.

 

The addresses for the Chargepoint stations in Lowell. 

204 E Main Street Lowell MI 49331

302 W Main Street Lowell MI 49331

The 204 E Main location is close to Main Street BBQ and about 1 block from Sweet Seasons Coffee & Bakery.

The 302 W Main location is 1/2 block from the immensely popular New Union Brewery. 

 


We Can Help You With Inherited Jewelry February 20, 2019 15:44

Inherit some jewelry and not sure what is or is not valuable? Chimera Design can help you.

Chimera Design Now Offers Pocket Watch Repair & Service August 8, 2018 10:50 1 Comment

We now offer service, repair, and restoration of pocket watches. 

 

 


Learn To Be A Bench Jeweler - Get a Job Anywhere in The Country July 10, 2018 13:27

The jewelry industry has a need for skilled workers. There is a demand for trained bench jewelers all over the country.

Cliff Explains Karats, Carats, and Carrots June 29, 2018 15:53

Ever wonder about karat, carat, and carrot? Three words that sound the same but have nothing to do with each other.

$50 Coupon For Fantastic One Day Estate Jewelry Sale - June 23rd May 16, 2018 16:42

Here is a $50 off coupon for YOU to attend a Fantastic One Day Estate Jewelry Sale Saturday June 23rd