Newest Arrivals at MaJe

Trio of Fused Glass Nesting Bowls Can Be Used Separately Too
Trio of Fused Glass Nesting Bowls Can Be Used Separately Too

One of our favorites in the newest arrivals this week is this fused glass in a “driftwood” pattern is accented with slate blue for the perfect Northwest table top accents.  The bottom tray is a 11.5″ x 9’5″ rectangular shape. Above that is another rectangle measuring 9.5″ x 5.5″.  The 2″ deep bowl on top is 5.5″ wide.  Each piece is also available separately, if you prefer that.

This lovely trio is made in Renton, WA, by Covey Designs.

Masterfully faceted peridot earrings and pendant by Bill Booze.
Masterfully faceted peridot earrings and pendant by Bill Booze.

The faceting of gemstones is a dying art in the United States.  Happily for us, Bill Booze (formerly of the damp Northwest and now residing in dry, sunny Arizona) continues to hone his skills in this art form.  A good faceter first finds quality stones to work with.  Then, as he sets about carving off edges, he looks for the most beautiful part of the stone within the rough. Additional facets added in the right spots make a stone sparkly beautifully, making the most of nature’s creation.

These qualities are certainly in evidence here in these three peridots. The earrings weigh in at 3.2 total carats. They are set in sterling prongs.  The pendant’s peridot weighs in at a wopping 5.8 carats. Also in a sterling setting, this would work great on a slider or omega chain. For our purposes, the chain is sold separately.

Trio of Skirts by Marcia Bloom
Trio of Skirts by Marcia Bloom

It’s always such fun to open a new box of skirts by Marcia Bloom.  Just such a box arrived last week and they are already selling well! Marcia’s skirts are a full circle of fabric with a wide elastic waist band that fits nearly everyone. Vibrant fabrics for spring and summer are the name of the game.  Go casual by pairing it with a T-shirt and jean jacket. Dress it up with strappy sandals and a drapey short jacket. Travels well too.

If you prefer a bit less color, check out this new combo from Angelrox…  What do you get when you put these three items together?

Three versatile pieces great individually, as well as all together.
Three versatile pieces great individually, as well as all together.

Put them all together, and get…

Three pieces layered together for a great look.
Three pieces layered together for a great look.

Here they are, all layered on top of each other, and accessorized with a wide black belt.  Comfortable and ready for action while keeping you looking fabulous! This trio is available in a wide variety of color combinations.  Stop by to see swatches and choose your own combo.

New items are arriving weekly, so stop by to see what’s new!  Keep up to date by following us on Facebook!

Why Aquamarine Is So Popular

It is said that aquamarine brings joy and wealth to the wearer.  That alone makes it a good reason to add one to your collection.

If your birthday is in March, then this year give yourself a real treat with an especially gorgeous aquamarine – one faceted by the master, Bill Booze.

Aquamarine ring set in 14k yellow gold
Aquamarine ring set in 14k yellow gold

Aquamarine is one of the most popular colored gemstones around.  One reason is that it looks good on nearly every skin tone.  The lovely shade of blue has a hint of green, making it compliment so  many other hues.

The aquamarine shown here is especially gorgeous.  Faceted by the master, Bill Booze, the multiple facets beneath the stone bring out maximum sparkle as it catches the light.  It is a particularly high grade aquamarine, so Bill set it in 14k yellow gold.  Stunning.

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Aquamarine set in 14k gold

Here’s another stunning example of a lovely aquamarine. This is also faceted by the master, Bill Booze, so has plenty of sparkle and beauty.

We have other examples as well, so stop on by to check it out!