March is National Irish American Heritage Month with St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. So, wouldn’t you think March’s birthstone would be the emerald? No so!
It’s Aquamarine with a rich color that ranges from pale to deep blue, reminiscent of the sea. It has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope.
Bloodstone is March’s second birthstone and is also known a “heliotrope,” a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz that occurs mostly as jasper (opaque) or sometimes as chalcedony (translucent). The “classic” bloodstone is opaque green jasper with red inclusions of hematite.
Arnold’s Fine Jewelry has offered rings, necklaces, bracelets, earring and many more choices set with aquamarines and emeralds as well as all birthstones of the calendar for shoppers since 1910 when it opened in Pasadena by C.O. Arnold.
His grandson Bruce Arnold worked with his father in the 1970s at the store and bought the business when his father retired.
An American Gem Society member and certified gemologist, Bruce and experienced staff members offer fine customer service that generations of shoppers have enjoyed.
Family heirloom engagement rings are passed along to the next generation during the holidays. Arnold’s experts will resize, clean or repair pieces, and will work with a customer to update a piece into a one-of-a-kind design.
Arnold’s goldsmiths handcraft custom jewelry to suit many tastes and styles, poring over every detail to ensure superior quality and craftsmanship in every aspect.
Repair services include ring sizing, jewelry cleaning and polishing, ring shank replacement, stone tightening and replacement, prong tightening and re-tipping, soldering, chain shortening, lengthening, repairs and clasp replacement; rhodium plating and more.
Arnold’s watch repair services include battery replacement on all brands including fine Swiss brands, replacing the stem/crown and crystal, mechanical movement overhaul and cleaning, quartz movement repair and replacement, watch band sizing, repair and replacement.
Arnold’s Fine Jewelry is at 350 S. Lake Ave., Suite 110, in The Colonnade. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (626) 795-8647 or visit arnoldsfinejewelry.com.