Friday, January 5, 2018

Yellow Diamonds - Extraordinary Engagement Rings

We had a great experience in December - one of our favorite diamond vendors, Aleah in Chicago, put up a picture of this 2.00 ct Fancy Yellow diamond at a GREAT price.
A two carat for LESS than $8,000!

We shared it on our Facebook page and a few hours later someone came in looking for yellow diamonds. She had been looking all over Grand Rapids for a yellow diamond ring. In 24 hours we had the diamond in the picture above along with two yellow diamond rings for her to consider:

Still pictures do NOT do justice to the fantastic SPARKLE power of these rings.

She was shopping for her future brother in law - they ended up choosing
the ring in the picture below. 1.50 ct Fancy Yellow diamond accented by
.35 ctw in white diamonds set in 18kt white gold. For $7,800.00

Julie and I got to keep the oval ring - the 2.32 ct Fancy Yellow really knocked people's 
socks off - we showed to everyone who came in the store. We were having a blast and 
men and women really responded to the beauty of yellow diamonds.

We shared a few more pieces from our friend in Chicago:

Then Cliff happened to be talking to a diamond guy from New York and he told
Jason how folks were going crazy for fancy yellow diamonds.

Turns out Jason loves them as well and he has a great selection
of them - most of them are mounted, but he has loose ones, too.

Here is a sample of the Fancy Yellow Diamonds from Jason:

The point here - if you are searching for an engagement ring, or any kind of diamond jewelry, that you are not going to see on the hand of all your friends - consider a Fancy Yellow -

If you want to experience the beauty of yellow diamonds for yourself, call Cliff 616-897-9480 and set up a time for a personal visitation. You will be blown away.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sunday Sails - Great Values On Jewelry From Chimera Design Updated 12/9

We are open Sundays in December. Every Sunday, we are going to post some Sunday Sails to our Facebook page - these are jewelry items that need to SAIL OUT THE DOOR!

We will be posting them here as well - if they are still in the store, you can have them for the prices mentioned here - all you have to do is mention "Sunday Sail" to Cliff and you get the low down price!

Here are a couple posts from the first Sunday. 



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: