Handcrafted Holiday Gifts from Knox

Time is counting down, and as we near the final days of holiday shopping I am sure a few of you have not crossed that special someone off your list. If you are still at a loss in finding the perfect gift this year, we have a few one-of-a-kind handcrafted pendants and bracelets still dazzling our cases waiting to be paired with the perfect recipient. Give the gift of a luxury custom creation to ensure your gift is unique and will ensure a lifetime of wear.

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Alexandrite Diamond Drop Pendant

Give a truly rare gemstone to illustrate the singularity of your love for one another. Natural alexandrite is scarcely found today. It holds a magical color changing ability, blue-green in daylight and a red hue by low light. We have placed this valuable and rare gemstone in a classic drop pendant paired with diamonds, sure to be in fashion for years to come.

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Midnight Stars Pendant

Inspired from our custom ring design Midnight Stars, this custom pendant is a one-of-a-kind necklace. The lace-like starburst pattern brings to mind and a refined uniqueness. This pendant is sure to dazzle paired with diamond stud earrings or layered with another chain.

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Princess Bezel Solitaire Pendant

Our bezel set princess cut diamond pendant is the definition of classic elegance. Sure to be the perfect gift for someone who likes to wear their jeweler on a daily basis but still make a statement of grace.

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Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Our diamond tennis bracelet can be worn as-is with ten sparkling diamonds set front and center, or it can be considered a work in progress. The remaining links in the bracelet do have to ability to be altered into mountings, and can hold matching diamonds. This flexible bracelet allows you the ability to alter it at your will. Half the bracelet can be set or the entire length can glitter with gemstones.

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Oval Diamond Drop Pendant

Add a little swing to the standard diamond drop pendant! This necklace brings a fresh take on a classic outline with a curving design and an oval cut diamond. Give something out of the ordinary.

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Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Halo Pendant

Only one in 10,000 diamonds has a fancy color. Give a beautiful and rare fancy yellow diamond pendant to tell that someone just how special they are to you! Fancy color diamond adds a unique twist to any custom creation. If yellow is not your color of choice, we have many more colored diamond options available to be used as a dazzling center to any custom ring or pendant.

All of these amazing pieces are handcrafted by our master goldsmiths and are waiting to bejewel the neck or wrist of the deserving partner in your life! These beautiful pendants and bracelet are still available if you are seeking out a one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Knox Jewelers prides itself on our heirloom quality custom created jewelry and we would be honored to help you find exactly the perfect piece to make these holidays one to remember. Contact us today to order any of these treasures in time for  Christmas or New Years!

Where is Pink Tourmaline Found?

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Western United States – Both tourmaline and quartz crystals can be found in the Cryo-Genie mine located in San Diego County, California.

Eastern United States – Unusual yellowish-green tourmaline is mined from a source in Maine.

Brazil – Paraiba tourmaline, which is electric aqua blue, is found at the Mina da Batalha source in northeastern Brazil.

Nigeria – Central Nigeria is a source of reddish purple tourmaline.

Kenya – Tourmaline in greens and yellows is mined in Kenya.

Tanzania – The Umba Valley in Tanzania is known as an important source of many fine gemstones including tourmaline.

Namibia – Namibia is a source of fine-quality gem tourmaline including unique blue-green stones.

Zambia – Tourmaline can be found in small deposits at the Jagoda mine in Zambia.

Mozambique – Local miners search Mavuco in Mozambique for rare copper-bearing tourmaline.

Madagascar – Many tourmaline including purples can be found near Antananarivo in Madagascar.

Afghanistan – Afghanistan is a source of yellow and green tourmaline.


Myanmar – In 2006 a source of tourmaline was discovered in Letpanhla near Mogok, Myanmar.

Russia – Tourmaline can be found in the Transbaikal region of eastern Russia.

If you are lucky enough to have a special event, such as a anniversary or birthday, coupled to the month of October, let us at Knox Jewelers help you create a custom one-of-a-kind piece featuring a captivating rosy pink tourmaline. Tourmaline’s namesake comes from toramalli, which means “mixed gems” in Sinhalese, a language spoken in Sri Lanka. It happens to be a very appropriate title, as tourmaline has been discovered in a multitude of colors. Very few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling range of hues. The mineral variations include deep reds, pastel pinks, flattering peach, vivid greens, vibrant yellows and rich blues. Due to its wide array of colors, tourmaline throughout history has been mistaken for many other gemstones. People have probably used tourmaline gemstones for centuries, but until the development of modern technology, they identified it as some other stone, like sapphire or ruby, based on its coloring. The pink hue is the shade used as the birthstone for the month. This flattering hue would make an amazing mother’s ring or anniversary band.

All of our custom designs including rings, bands or pendants can be altered to hold this colorful birthstone. The possibility are endless with a rainbow gemstone naturally mined in so many saturated hues. A Knox Jewelers custom created piece, featuring a beautiful pink or any intensely colored tourmaline, is the perfect way to celebrate your special occasion falling within the month. Contact us today and let’s get started. We can always search our cutters’ inventory for your perfect gemstone, or we have a selection of eye-catching pink tourmaline in a variety of sizes and cuts already available!

Antique Halo Engagement Rings

At Knox Jewelers, featuring halo engagement rings have been on trend for several years now, but these setting designs are anything but new. In decades past it was not uncommon for engagement rings to feature small diamonds or gemstones completely encircling, and enhancing the center stone. Halo ring were very common in the Edwardian, Victoria and even the Art Deco era. Framing your center stone in a diamond halo is a dazzling way to highlight and visually amplify the gemstone. A halo can be custom created around any size or shape diamond or sapphire. There are no rules when selecting a halo setting. It doesn’t have to be straight; the halo can be petal-shaped, square, or undulating. Most any shape halo is possible with Knox custom creation. If a colorless diamond halo is not what you had in mind, add some color with fancy hued sapphires or diamonds. If you are a devotee to both vintage inspired and halo ring settings, you are going to love how Knox has juxtaposed the two into amazing one-of-a-kind creations. Listed below are several antique engagement ring illustrating the vast number of ways a halo can be incorporated into a custom setting.

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If you have any questions about antique halo engagement ring or any of the custom ring settings featured above, please be sure to let us know. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to working together with you to design a work of art that will last and be passed down throughout the ages. Get in touch with our friendly and professional staff today. We will aid you on the journey to creating your very own, one-of-a-kind piece of custom engagement ring, with or without a halo!