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 […]

April Birthstone – Diamond

  April’s Birthstone is Diamond. Diamond is the most popular stone in the world and is the classic choice for an engagement or wedding ring. Diamond is also the gem that marks the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.   Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the […]

The Dock Cafe

Date Night?  I have the perfect restaurant for you… The Dock Café!   Not only does this place have outstanding food and cocktails but between the architecture and views of the St. Croix River, you just can’t beat the atmosphere. My love of this restaurant started after taking my prom date here way back in […]

Color of the year 2015 – Marsala

When Pantone announces its colors for the year and season, the fashion world takes notice. So does the jewelry industry. We looked for interesting gems that matched Pantone’s Color of the Year (Marsala) and the other gemstones in the Spring/Summer family. We also went a step further and followed Pantone’s lead by identifying gems that […]

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

During the month of March I find myself thinking of the color Aquamarine frequently. As a jewelry professional I should say it is because Aquamarine is the birthstone for March but in reality I am mostly daydreaming about getting out of the terrible Mid-West weather and into the beautiful Aqua colored waters of the Caribbean […]