From the Jeweler's Bench

The official blog of Alix & Company

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.


5 RED & PINK GEMS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY January 29 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it's time to think about what you would like to give - or receive.  Red rubies are just one of the gemstones that start us dreaming of love and romance. Here are 5 more fabulous gemstones in Valentine colors that are all sweet enough to eat.

  • Pink Tourmaline - pink with a hint of mystery

  • Red Spinel - the red that ruby envies

  • Pink Sapphire - from palest pink to bright magenta, sapphire has it all

  • Rubellite Tourmaline - complex and fascinating

  • Rose Quartz - delicate and dreamy