While we all know – since National Geographic proclaimed it so – that Nantucket is the ‘Best Island in the World’, our Nantucket store at 0 Main Street is closed for the season. Look for more blog posts about our Nantucket store when we re-open in the spring.
In the meantine, to help you remember Nantucket all year long, you may like to know that our Nantucket Coral Gurgling Cods are always available in our Boston and Chestnut Hill stores and online. Please click HERE for more details.
Affectionately named Nantucket Noel, the holiday festivities on Nantucket begin the day after Thanksgiving with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Caroling. Everyone gathers at the top of Main Street to watch over 100 Christmas trees come alive with color and light. Caroling follows, filling the air with sounds of an old fashioned Christmas. School children, youth groups and non-profit organizations join with island businesses to decorate the trees in time for Christmas Stroll the following weekend.
Now in its 39th year, Christmas Stroll Weekend is held the weekend after Thanksgiving. The 2012 Christmas Stroll will take place from November 30 through December 2. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up Straight Wharf by the Town Crier to a waiting horse and carriage. They parade up Main Street and across Centre to the historic Jared Coffin House where they meet with eagerly awaiting children. Children of all ages are entertained by the Magical Talking Tree at the top of Main, while carolers in period costume, student choirs and more (new this year- a capoeira demonstration showing off Brazilian Martial Arts skills) perform on Main Street. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances – including the popular annual Christmas House tour on Friday evening – add to the joyful festivities.
The above information is excerpted from information on the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce website. Please click here for additional information.
We couldn’t agree more with the recent article in the Wall Street Journal proclaiming that yellow – as in fancy yellow diamonds – is the new color of luxury. We have seen a growing interest in our collection of yellow diamonds from buyers throughout the country.
According to Journal, “When it comes to diamonds, sunny hues are seducing increasing numbers of jewelry wearers. Yellow diamonds are in fashion, fueled by nostalgia, celebrity preference, rarity and other issues.” Celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum, have helped popularize yellow diamonds. The U.S. launch of Versace’s “Yellow Diamond” fragrance and Rihanna’s song lyrics “Yellow diamonds in the light” have also reinforced their prominence and underscored the influence of a more fashion-conscioues approach to buying jewelry.
More importantly, many people prefer yellow diamonds since they are much rarer than white. The yellow color in diamonds is caused by nitrogen replacing carbon atoms in the diamond’s structure. The more nitrogen in the stone’s composition, the deeper the color.
One of the canary diamond rings we are proud to carry is this impressive two tone 18 karat yellow and white gold solitaire ring, consisting of a cushion cut Natural Canary Diamond weighing 6.74 carats, having a color and clarity of Fy/Si2, and measuring 11.94 X 9.96 X 6.17mm with GIA Certificate #1132694294. The center stone is set with .26 carats of full cut natural Canary Diamonds and .81 carats of Colorless Full Cut Diamonds.
We would be pleased to schedule a personal appointment with you for you to view our collection of fancy yellow diamonds. Please feel free to call us at 617-267-9100 or email us at [email protected]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Please click here to see some excellent coverage of our Best of Boston award (and other exceptional Boston businesses) on Fox 25.
India Hicks Fine Jewelry is inspired by India’s father, the famous interior designer David Hicks, known in the 1960s and 70s for his geometric patterns. Her collection has three major themes: The Hicks on Hicks collection is based on her father’s famous hexagonal patterns and is architectural, with thick cuff bracelets, chunky rings and medallions. The Love Letters collection, pictured here, was inspired by her father’s love of monograms and features 18-karat gold, silver and diamond charms with interlocking letters. India has stated that she would not be who she is today, nor have the strength of character she has, had it not been for her father. She named her alphabet collection LOVE LETTERS, to convey in part that her jewelry is a love letter to her father.
Her stunning Island Life collection is incredibly inventive, featuring beach-inspired silver shell pendants and earrings with dangling silver “fishtails.” Come explore this beautiful jewelry in our Nantucket store. Examples of India Hicks Fine Jewelry can also be found on our website by clicking here.
Founded by Kate Carlyle in Cape Town, South Africa in 1992 to celebrate her love of the botanical form, Mustardseed & Moonshine’s beautiful ceramic flowes are usable and lasting, meticulously crafted, robust, and functional.
Although Mustardseed & Moonshine has grown over the years, it remains a studio of dedicated artists. The pride that goes into each piece is tangible. The artists who hand make all of these delicate flowers work with love and dedication to bring a truly original piece to customers. All their work is dishwasher safe and oven- and microwave proof.
Click here to see a selection of our ceramics by Mustardseed & Moonshine, available online and in our Nantucket store.
We were delighted to host the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Breakfast Club” on Thursday in our Nantucket store. Chamber members had the opportunity to meet our store manager Jenny Brabants, grab a bite before heading off to work, and network with colleagues from Nantucket businesses.
Jewelry designer Meredith Frederick – known for her beautiful roll-on bracelets now available in our Nantucket store – trained as a pastry chef at the famed Lenôtre outside of Paris and apprenticed with Albert Kumin, who had worked for many years as the White House pastry chef.
For 16 years, Meredith worked as the Pastry Chef at The Post House Restaurant in New York City. She says “that being a chef and a jewelry designer are very related. Making beautiful desserts one has to think about color, texture, taste and trends. The same philosophy goes for jewelry design, predicting peoples wants and desires in a tasteful manner.”