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New Jewelry Partner For Us - Rego Designs Has Gorgeous Jewelry March 09, 2018 14:53

We have partnered with Rego Designs to bring some of their wonderful jewelry to our store.

New Jewelry Partner For Us - Rego Designs Has Gorgeous Jewelry March 09, 2018 14:53

We have partnered with Rego Designs to bring some of their wonderful jewelry to our store.

Yellow Diamonds - Engagement Rings That Stand Out - $2,500 and up. January 05, 2018 12:17

We love Fancy Yellow Diamonds. Take a look....

Blue Zircon Is A Rocking Gemstone - We Love It October 06, 2017 15:37

Blue Zircon is a natural gemstone - most folks immediately think of the man made cubic zirconia or "CZ" when you mention blue zircon. NO NO NO!

Blue Zircon is the traditional birthstone for December. 

One of the main reasons we LOVE it is the way it sparkles because of the high refractive index and strong dispersion characteristics. What all the mumbo jumbo means is that blue zircon sparkles and winks like crazy! 

It is our belief that blue zircon is waaaay underappreciated as an accent gem or even as the Main Event! Here is an engagement ring we just did for a couple. She stopped in the other day to tell me she had been getting a ton of compliments:

10kt White Gold Vintage Ring With Blue Zircon Center

Another recent ring we did involved using blue zircon to accent the center stone:

White gold engagement ring with blue zircon accent gems

 

One last example for you - we made this rose gold bracelet for a couple - blue zircon is her birthstone and we alternated them with diamonds. Suh-weet!

Custom rose gold bracelet with diamonds and blue zircon.

One closing statement - NONE of these pictures capture the sparkle and fire of blue zircon. You really need to see it in person to fully appreciate the POW! this gem will bring to your jewelry.


Chimera Design Has The Solution For Curved Engagement Rings July 15, 2017 10:22

The Loving Embrace curved bands will fit 95% of all engagement rings.

 


1, 2, 3, Sale at Chimera Design February 1-14th January 31, 2017 10:09

Jewelry Sale At Chimera Design in Lowell

Attention Hair Stylists and Seamstresses - Scissors Ring & Earrings January 13, 2017 16:48

We have made a new friend, Cavallo Fine Jewelry in Red Hook, NY -and look what they make - these cool scissors pinky rings and earrings.

A pair of scissors for your pinky - scissors ring and earrings.

The ring is available in 14kt gold or sterling silver. They were designed with the pinky in mind, but sizing it is no problem. You can order it with or without the .03 ct diamond.

14kt yellow gold scissor earrings

The earrings are ONLY available in gold - the sharp ends of the scissors bend too easily when they were made of sterling. $275.

Our friends in New York, who designed and make these, need about 10 days or so to make one in your size (they usually have size 5.25 in stock.)

Scissor rings and earrings in 14kt gold and sterling silver.


Our Cases Are Filled Once Again July 26, 2016 09:55

Earlier this year we started a relationship with a great company located in Tucson, Arizona. Pan American scours the planet for the coolest gemstone beads, glass beads, and pearls. Then their artists in Tucson design and create some fantastic looking jewelry.

One of the reasons we love the jewelry from Pan American is because is similar to what Julie used to make when we first opened - great mixtures of color and textures. These days Julie is so busy with her metal work that she has no time to devote to gems, beads, and pearls - so the work of the people in Tucson is welcomed.

We just received a new shipment. The designs are eye catching and the prices are great. Earrings from $18 - Murano glass bead necklaces are $88.

Gemstone Beads, pearls and all around Funky, Fun jewelry.


Michigan Themed Jewelry at Chimera - Made in Michigan! February 18, 2016 17:54

We love the Mitten. Our affection for Michigan is visible in the jewelry we carry.

We have some friends just north of Traverse City who make most of our Michigan themed jewelry. They use Petoskey stones and Leeland Blue - which is actually a by-product of the copper mining industry in the Upper Peninsula.

One of their most popular items is the Sterling Mitten.

Sterling Michigan Mitten Set With Petoskey Stone

We also carry sterling silver Mitten beads, made at Terry Berry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They make plain ones and ones engraved with the word "Michigan". These fit Pandora and other bracelets - or just wear the Mitten on a chain.

Sterling Michigan Mitten Bead

We also have sterling silver beads celebrating most of the great colleges and universities in Michigan. MSU, U of M, EMU, CMU, WMU, and GVSU. All of these are available in sterling ($49) or enamel and sterling ($59). They fit  Pandora and almost every other similar bracelet. 

University of Michigan Sterling BeadMichigan State University Sterling Silver Enamel Bead

We try to stock a wide selection of Michigan Theme jewelry at all times.
We love us some Mitten!

Valentine's Day Specials At Chimera Design February 06, 2016 14:25

We just loaded our cases back up. We put over 30 new pieces in our display from the Oliver Weber Collection. This line of fashion jewelry is made in Italy using Swarovski crystals - great look at an affordable price. 20% off all Oliver Weber for Valentine's Day.

Oliver Weber Collection at Chimera Design

We have been representing the Strellman's line of jewelry for a decade now. We have a nice display of their Lighthouse Lens rings in sterling silver with every birthstone - plus we have another dozen pieces in stock. If we don't have it - they are made just across Lake Michigan in Minnesota! We can call them up and have a piece made to your specifications. 20% off all Strellman's jewelry.

Strellman's Jewelry at Chimera Design in Lowell, Michigan

 

Another great American artist is Michael Michaud. His designs are all inspired by the timeless beauty of nature. The picture below shows his hydrangea along with some real hydrangea brought in by one of our friends. We have a nice selection - all of which is 20% off for Valentine's Day.

Michael Michaud jewelry at Chimera Design 


We can modify this ring for YOUR diamond. January 13, 2016 11:35

We had a tremendous response to this ring when we posted it on our Facebook page. It was in our Estate case. We had actually made the ring originally several years ago.

We had four people who wanted to buy it. 

Vintage style ring

With the fourth lady who came in, we explored the possibility of making the ring
for her and setting her 9x5mm marquise diamond in it.
No problem - we can do that.
Here is a CAD image of the actual ring with the marquise cut diamond "installed" in the ring. As you can imagine, we could modify the ring to accept almost any shape or size diamond - in other words - we can set YOUR diamond in this ring if you want. The ring is 8mm wide and has 14 accent diamonds that are .80 mm each. 

Same vintage ring with a CAD installed 5x9mm Marquise diamond.

 

We can also make the ring in your choice of metal -

yellow gold, rose gold, white gold

put us to work!

(Personally, I think this would look tremendous in rose gold.)

Here is an idea of what it might look like in rose. My CAD program changed all the

surrounding space to rose color, but this is an idea:

Cool vintage ring - what it might look like in rose gold.


From a sketch to a ring - we can do that! December 03, 2015 16:56

Chris had taken his drawing into a big box store - not only was our price lower, we completed the ring for him in a little over 4 weeks. They told him it would be three months to get it done. Less $$ and faster service at Chimera Design!