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Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Palko Jewellery Design in collaboration with The Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre is sponsoring the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Silver Pin. This is new for 2015. How this Silver pin came to be is an interesting story.  In true Palko Jewellery Design fashion, all of our pieces have stories behind them. Creating A Personal Moment in Time piece is our specialty. Each one lovingly designed with true consideration for each person and the event they are celebrating. Heather …

Posted 26 Mar 2015 6:44 am by : Carol Palko

The Black’s story – Easy does it First things First

Creating a Personal Moment in Time The Black’s story – Easy does it First things First Morley George Black was the beloved father to his four loving children: Greg, Tammy, Calvin and Sheldon. After his passing in May 2014 his children came to Chris and I to see if we could help create four memorial pieces. What Sheldon and Greg brought to us was an amazing bracelet that had belonged to Morley. It was a sobriety bracelet with “Easy does …

Posted 24 Mar 2015 5:32 pm by : Carol Palko

Northern Lights & 1st Day of Spring

After a long and very cold winter I think everyone is really ready for spring. I certainly know I am! Just so you know – this picture was taken in my garden 2 years ago on this very day.  This year this spot is still under about a foot of snow. A  true test of patience this year! For those of you still battling with snow storms in the east coast of Canada and the United States, my heart goes out …

Posted 20 Mar 2015 3:01 pm by : Carol Palko

Custom Gold Nuggets from Old Gold

Create your own “Personal Moment in Time” Custom Nugget! Shirley’s Custom Nugget Story: Shirley’s parents were married in the early 1940’s. After many years of marriage her mother lost the centre diamond of her wedding set. Her father bought her mother a new wedding ring set and the old was put in the back of a drawer for safekeeping. It was passed on to Shirley at a later date. Having her mother’s original wedding rings was very special to Shirley. She had …

Posted 26 Feb 2015 9:04 pm by : Carol Palko

Gemstone Inclusions Photo Art

Most people only look at a gem and see the beautiful sparkles and flashes of colour from their jewellery with out ever knowing what is on the inside.  There is a whole new world waiting to be discovered!               As best said by John Koivula, Chief Gemologist at GIA in introduction to Anthony de Goutière’s book “Wonders within Gemstones” … Complex, dramatic and enlightening, the seemingly limitless variety to be found in the microscopic …

Posted 12 Feb 2015 11:28 am by : Carol Palko

Her Majesty the Queen Wears Canadian Designer Brooch

Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore a brooch designed by Canadian Designer, Rachel Mielke, to church with Prince Phillip in England. Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield presented her Majesty with the tourmaline, diamond and freshwater pearl brooch last October at Buckingham Palace. The Queen looking stunning in a wonderfully coordinated outfit of pink and soft grey which gave the perfect backdrop for the subtle purple hues of the brooch.  “I know how much work goes into her wardrobe, so to see …

Posted 28 Jan 2015 7:07 pm by : Carol Palko

Top Jewels sold at Christie’s Auction – Amazing selection!

Geneva- Christie’s recent Magnificent Jewels sale set a new world record for a jewelry auction at $150.2 million, led by a 392.52 carat sapphire that was a record-setter itself. Called the “Blue Belle of Asia” and set in a diamond necklace, the cushion-cut Ceylon sapphire realized $17.3 million, or $44,063 per carat. Its sale established a new world record price for a sapphire at auction … more To see gallery of the amazing top 10 lots from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels …

Posted 22 Jan 2015 12:07 pm by : Carol Palko

Thunder Bay man’s lost ring found — after 2,000 km trek to Maine

A 2,000-km journey and some “truthful and honest people” have allowed a Thunder Bay man to track down a treasured ring he received from his girlfriend and thought he had lost forever. The ring was given to Paul Marshall by his then-girlfriend and current fiancée Debra Young for his 40th birthday — and was the first ring he had ever been given by anyone. Marshall said he lost the ring six months ago while working at one of the machines …

Posted 1 May 2014 5:21 am by : Carol Palko