Monday, July 17, 2017

Looking For Curved Wedding Band? Chimera Design Has Them - Loving Embrace

Does your engagement ring curve?
Looking for a band to follow the contour without the time and expense of custom?

Say "hello" to our little friend - the Loving Embrace System from Ptak Brothers in New York.

We start with these 13 curves that field testing demonstrated fit 95% of all engagement rings.

Once we find the curve that best hugs your engagement ring - then you can choose from
any of TWENTY FIVE (yup, 25) different wedding band style. Since each band can be
made from any of the 13 curves that means you have a potential field of 325 rings to find a match.

The 25 bands go from simple bands made in the metal of your choice -
white, yellow, or rose gold in 10, 14, or 18kt 
or platinum
or paladium -
to bands that are decorated with all kinds of bling 
- diamonds or gemstones or BOTH.

The BEST part? Prices start at less than $300.
We cannot make a custom shadow band for that amount of money.

Sally let us share some pictures of her ring.
Curve #9 fit like a glove - look at the results.

If you have a curvy engagement ring, bring it on
in to Chimera Design and we can help you find the perfect
Loving Embrace wedding band.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Reviews for book "Otter Was A Beagle-ish Dog" by Cliff Yankovich

We are pleased to report that Cliff's book, "Otter Was A Beagle-ish Dog", has been selling in our store and on our website. (You can buy it online here: Cliff's Book Online.)

We are even happier that we have started to get comments and reviews from readers.

Ruth W. wrote a 100 word review for Schuler Books to use in their stores:

"Otter Was a Beagle-ish Dog is an entertaining collection of musings, from the author's younger days hitchhiking the deserts of Arizona, to an intimate and moving chronicle of the ordeal he underwent fighting throat cancer. Throughout the pages, Cliff's reminiscences of the abiding presence of his beloved dog Otter, and Otter's innate ability to sense what Cliff needs, overlay the book with humor and personal reflection. He writes frankly and humbly, without a shred of self pity. His casual, homey prose makes this book a joy to read." 

Aleah is our favorite diamond supplier. She was kind enough to send some pictures of her reading the book to her son along with some comments:

Cliff has compiled the comments here on his blog:

Comments & Reviews of "Otter Was A Beagle-ish Dog"

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Beautiful Turquoise Jewelry - From a collector.

If you love turquoise, then you might want to stop in our shop.

We have a dozen pieces from a local lady who has collected turquoise for many decades.
She has decided that she wants to sell some pieces from her extensive collection.

Several of these pieces are signed - The big, big bracelet is Gary Reeves. 
The marquise shaped ring is signed by Harrison Jim.
(We had a Pete Sierra piece, but it sold 2 hours after we put it out!)

The turquoise in the bolo is wonderful - a full range of color and some pyrite.

These two bracelets were made during hard times when the Indians used German silver instead of sterling silver to save money - as you can see, the turquoise is wonderful.

The necklace below was actually put together by the collector, Julie.
It has turquoise nuggets, red coral, onyx and "navajo pearls".

Friday, March 3, 2017

Estate Jewelry Show Pre-View Video

Here is a video introduction to The Singer Collection.
It will be at Chimera Design on Thursday April 27th from 10am to 7pm.
One Day Only!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Estate Jewelry Sale - One Day Only

We are very excited to be hosting the fabulous Singer Collection in our store this Spring.
ONE DAY ONLY - Thursday April 27th, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Here is a link to our event page on Facebook: Estate Jewelry Facebook Event Page 

Make you plans to stop in Chimera Design on April 27th. Not only will you be treated to our cases being chock full of Estate Jewelry from a number of time periods, but the Singer Collection also includes celebrity pieces that you can purchase. 

According to the last communication with our rep at Singer, this year's collection has jewelry from the following celebrities:

Joan Rivers, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shirley Temple Black, Liz Taylor, Dom Deluise, Sid & Florence Caesar, Farrah Fawcett, Greta Garbo, Betty Hutton, Mia Farrow, Mary Pickford, and Bob Hope.

Chimera Design Support Lowell - 10% of every sale from the Singer Collection 
will be donated to our favorite town! The money will be split between two worthy causes:

LowellArts! recently moved to Main Street. They are still raising funds for
the reconstruction of the buildings: LowellArts!

The other half of the money will go to the project to rebuild the Historic Lowell Showboat.
There is a GoFundMe page up now if you are so inclined:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mandala Art From Canadian Artist Adam Millward at Chimera Design

When we opened in 2002, we were a combination Art Gallery & Jewelry Store.
At one point we had work from 42 local artists.

Those days are gone - there are a couple galleries on our street now.

However, we still love art. A few weeks ago, Cliff found a Canadian
artist Adam Millward and fell in love with his Mandala art.

These are 10"x 10" Prints
Signed and numbered.
$36 in a simple frame.
$30 with no frame. 

Come on in and take a look - Adam's work is captivating.