August Birthstone..Peridot

August is here and we are in the midst of the “dog days of summer.”  There is no better representation for the sentiment August gives us than it’s birthstone, Peridot.  The Egyptians called this stone “the gem of the sun.”  It’s color reminds me of fresh grass being light up by the mid day sun. […]

Brand Name Jewelry

I am always advocating for the locally owned small businesses of the world. Although my family and I have strived to stay at the edge of fashion with our jewelry business you will not find some of the industry’s flashiest brand name designers in my store.  That’s correct names like Tiffany’s, Rolex, Tacori, and David […]

July Birthstone – Ruby

July is my favorite month of the whole year.  The weather is great, no school, backyard BBQ’s, did I mention the 4th?  July is simply the best!  The only way this great month could get any better is if you also got to celebrate your birthday during it.  If you happen to be lucky enough […]

July Special

July special Get more BANG for your buck SALE! Buy 1 get 1 at 25% OFF! Buy any item and..BANG!…automatically save 25% off any additional purchases. 25% is taken off items of equal to lesser value only and may not be used on already discounted items.

Karat

Karat If you have ever bought a fine piece of jewelry before I am sure you have heard the word carat used by your jeweler before. Did you actually understand what it meant? Did you jeweler say carat or Karat?  Does it matter? YES! We have already discussed Carat in a previous post so this […]

Brazil Emeralds

  In honor of the last weekend in May…a wonderful article on Emerald mining in Brazil.. http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/belmont-mine-emeralds-journey-mine-to-market    

Emerald

Well it’s May and Spring is here! As the gem of spring, emerald is the perfect choice as the birthstone for the month of May. It’s also the gem of the twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries. Emerald is the green to greenish blue variety of beryl, a mineral species that also includes aquamarine as well […]

The New Richmond Golf Course

  One of my favorite activities is golfing and we are so lucky to have so many beautiful gold courses around the area.  I am proud to call New Richmond golf course my “home” course and I have been a member for many years. Nestled in the beautiful Midwest, New Richmond Golf Club has become […]

Greatons Jewelry…A History of Quality and Style

My grandfather Eben Greaton started his jewelry career before World War 2 as an apprentice in watch repair.  After the war in 1950 he bought out the previous owner and opened Greatons Jewelry in downtown New Richmond, WI.  At that time Greaton’s specialized in watches and my grandfather was one of the most renowned watch […]

What is a Carat?

If you have ever bought a fine piece of jewelry before I am sure you have heard the word carat used by your jeweler before. Did you actually understand what it meant? Did you jeweler say carat or Karat?  Does it matter? YES!   Let’s talk about Carat..with a C. Carat refers to the weight […]