Wednesday, July 21, 2010

And Now A Public Service Announcement

We had an interesting thing happen yesterday that I wanted to pass along. We had a woman come in who was 7 months pregnant and couldn't get her ring off of her finger. It wasn't uncomfortable, but her doctor had warned her that the hospital wouldn't admit her if she couldn't get the ring off.

Normally in this case we can just cut the ring off and its not a huge deal, but this time was different. She had a Platinum eternity band with two rows of diamonds. Because the diamonds were set edge to edge, there was no place that we could cut through.

She came back in the shop, sat at my bench and had to hold her hand there while I cut out 4 diamonds, so we had somewhere to cut through. As if I wasn't nervous enough, before we started, she informed me she was a concert pianist so her fingers were kind of important. (GULP!)

Thanks to our pneumatic handheld gravers and our microscope we were able to get the diamonds out without spilling a single drop of blood. We also were able to remove the ring in a manner that repairing it won't be a huge deal. (ER residents, firefighters or EMT's won't be so careful...I've seen their work)


Monday, July 19, 2010

There's Nothing Mellow About This Fancy Yellow

Got a case of the Monday blues? Maybe a look at this fancy yellow diamond can perk you up.

This head turner features a natural, fancy colored yellow marquise diamond weighing in at just below 4.00 ct. It is set in a custom platinum mounting that is holding about 1.25ct of round diamonds.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Salt Lake Jazz Festival Parking

The Salt Lake Jazz Festival starts tonight at Washington Square (aka The City and County Building). Our Facebook fans get free parking in our lot. We'll also be announcing how you can get free tickets to the Jazz Festival via Twitter and Facebook, so if you haven't signed up already, hurry up...and pass it along!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Few New Items

To help you get over the post-holiday blues, we have a few new items in stock to share with you:

Ultra Fine Round Nose Pliers: These have the same fine tip as more expensive pliers, but are a great deal at $6.95

We also have some new nylon pliers. These have non-marring nylon jaws and are available in 3 shapes: Round/Flat Nose, Round Nose, and Chain Nose. These sell for $9.95 each. Replacement jaws are also available.

All these are currently featured in our "New Items" section of the store.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Holiday Closing

We will be closed Saturday, July 3rd and Monday July 5th in observance of Independence Day. Have a great 4th everyone!!