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

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

Chimera Design Is Celebrating 15 Years In Business November 14, 2017 14:29

Chimera turns 15 and YOU save 15% off all NEW jewelry.

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.


New At Chimera Design - Copper Bracelets from Sergio Lub in California. April 02, 2016 15:13

Sergio Lub has been handcrafting these beautiful bracelets in California since 1969. We just put a nice selection in our showroom. These days his efforts are helped along by his daughter Sonia. We love the creativity expressed in their work and we really appreciate the fact that they are made in the US. Sergio Lub & Sonia Lub design and make beautiful bracelets

Their bracelets are made from solid metals with no casting or plating. Metals used:

  • Pure Copper - 100% jewelers grade copper.
  • Jeweler's Brass - 85% copper/15% zinc
  • German Silver - 65% copper w/zinc, nickel, and silver.
  • Sterling Silver

Bracelets from Sergio Lub are available at Chimera Design

We have 20 of their most popular styles in stock - at great prices. They range from $25 to $69. The Lubs recognize the positive properties of copper and magnets - many of their bracelets include magnets. 

Chimera Design has copper bracelets made in the US by Sergio Lub


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!

Colored diamonds without the million dollar price tag! October 27, 2015 14:49

A big pink diamond is coming up for auction - it is expected to sell for 15 million or more. That is great - if your bank account can handle it.

If you WANT the coolness of colored diamonds without a movie star budget, we have some beautiful examples from Lotus Color in NYC. You can learn about how Lotus uses heat and radiation to turn natural diamonds a host of colors here: Learn About Colored Diamonds.

Lotus has the process down to an art form. Look at the bright, lovely colors in these pictures. These are all colored diamonds from Lotus. The colors will not fade and because they are natural diamonds, they return light and sparkle like no other gem on earth. (They only ones you have to be really careful with are the pink ones.)

Colored diamonds at Chimera Design

 

Lotus colored diamonds at Chimera Design

 

If you like stud earrings and you already own some white diamond studs, how about your color up your life with some colored diamond studs? We have three colors in stock at a fantastic price - they are 1/2 carat total (.48ctw, .49 ctw, and .50 ctw) your choice of yellow, blue, or green color enhanced natural diamonds for only $685.00.

Colored diamond studs at Chimera Design


New Solitaire Mounting for .50 ct, .75 ct. and 1.00 ct Round Diamonds October 21, 2015 14:33

We just received a catalog with some new jewelry from one of our favorite vendors - Stuller in Louisiana. (They are the same ones we work with in providing our Online Jewelry Design App. Try it - it is a blast.)

This one caught our eye. Simple and elegant - the prongs holding the round brilliant cut diamond flow out of the shank of the ring. This setting is available for .50 ct, .75 ct, and 1.00 ct round diamonds in your choice of 14kt white or yellow gold, as well as platinum. 

As you can see from the pictures, there is a nice matching band available as well.

New solitaire mounting at Chimera Design.
Solitaire for .50 ct, .75 ct or 1.00 ct at Chimera Design