SJ Jewelers in Rochester MN has been working with us at JBMA since 2018. They were voted Rochester's Favorite Jeweler in 2019! If you are in the area you can visit them as well as work with them online to order your JBMA mokume or Damascus steel ring. ... See MoreSee Less
Gemstone Tuesday! October has 2 birthstones. Opal is the traditional birthstone and tourmaline is the newer birthstone. Both are colorful and beautiful gemstones. They are great to use in jewelry and rings that are not worn daily. Opal is pretty soft and may not hold up to the stresses of everyday wear. It is 5 to 6.5 on the MOHS hardness scale. Tourmaline comes in a range of colors and is also the gem for the 8th wedding anniversary. It is a bit harder at 7 to 7.5 on the MOHS scale but is not the best choice for a ring to be worn daily. This is a ring we made to showcase a client's 11mmX15mm tourmaline; was not made as an engagement or wedding ring. Terry's birthday is in October...who else has an October birthday? Do you prefer opal (Terry does) or tourmaline? ... See MoreSee Less
So uniquely special
Jim, let me know if you run across a watermelon tourmaline. It was my favorite ring and got lost (how?)in my latest move. I’d love to have a ring w/that stone that you designed for your auntie!!!