From the Jeweler's Bench

The official blog of Alix & Company

Give Her A Necklace! November 10 2015

Giving a gift of jewelry can be as joyful an experience as receiving it. But when you don't know if the jewelry will fit there can be a tense moment when your mother/sister/wife or dear friend opens that precious box. This is where the necklace comes to the rescue.  

 A necklace is a forgiving piece of jewelry; the same piece might be longer on one woman and shorter on another but it doesn't much matter - necklaces look good in every length. The best part is she can take it out of the box, put it on, and look and feel beautiful right then and there.

 


WORK IN PROGRESS: SUMMER SUNRISE NECKLACE March 05 2015

 

 


A ROSE IS A ROSE IS HOW WE SAY "I LOVE YOU" February 07 2015

One of the best parts of designing jewelry and making it ourselves is the chance to play with gorgeous metals and gemstones.  Two materials we love best are rose cut diamonds and rose gold.  Here are two examples of how we use these materials.

In the Fresh Rock Rose Mandala necklace, designer Janet Alix has combined an unusual pink chocolate rose cut diamond with a radiant rose gold setting.  

For the Village Bracelets we took inspiration from a bracelet found by Lori's mother in Greenwich Village in the mid-1950's. With the addition of rose gold and a hidden clasp it is an homage to the original hipsters that can be worn every day for every occasion.