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New Spring Jewelry!

New Spring Jewelry!
"Hi Spring" written in yellow, rose, and white letters from designer Alex Sepkus

Happy March! This month we get to indulge our love for all things green and springy, with some rainbows for St. Patrick's Day! We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Click here make an in-store or curbside appointment. You can also text us through our website or at our main number (206.623.2528).

Rainbow of yellow gold rings on a finger with purple nail polish

Our first trunk show of the year is right around the corner! Felecia from Erica Molinari will be here April 1-2 with the entire collection of gorgeous mix-and-match charms in silver, 18k gold, gemstones, and enamel. Some of you got a sneak peek of this collection when we had it in the store over the holidays, and we are happy to say that it is here to stay!

3 necklaces with multiple charms on a woman's neck

Spring has us thinking about critters and jewels with nature themes. Alex Sepkus channeled his love of animals into his Fable Animals and Strange Characters braceletJohn Apel makes the most beautiful enamel brooches in whimsical butterfly, dragonfly, and floral motifs. And the snake bangle by Arman Sarkisyan is a perennial favorite of ours. Erica Molinari charms feature bees, birds, bunnies, and more.

Alex Sepkus fable animals and strange characters bracelet in a spiral

The birthstone for March is aquamarine, named for the blue of the ocean. Pliny the Elder once said, "The lovely Aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid's treasure house, in the depths of the summer sea, has charms not to be denied." These aquamarine and sapphire earrings from Arman Sarkisyan are very charming indeed, call for details!

Aquamarine and sapphire earrings and ring on a hand

March is also a month for celebrating women, which we love as a woman-owned business! You can find several female designers at Fox's, including Sethi CoutureSamantha Louise JewelrySingle StoneLauren NewtonILAJane TaylorJennifer Dawes Design, and Zuzko. Don't forget to celebrate yourself this month, maybe with a new piece of jewelry. We're sure you deserve it!

Photo of sisters, Prena and Pratima, behind a dutch door with the top open

Warmer weather means pushing up your sleeves, and shorter sleeves means it's time to get your bracelets on! We have so many gorgeous bracelets right now. We particularly love the classic gold and diamond bracelets from Single Stone, and unisex bracelets from Rene Escobar (we have a new shipment arriving this month!).

close up on woman wearing jeans and a white t-shirt with thumb in pocket. On wrist is 5 gold and diamond bracelets

Save the date! Our annual Sethi Couture Trunk Show is scheduled for May 6-7. Denise from Sethi Couture will be here will all the stacking rings, pendants, studs, and more. She is also a certified stacking genius, so bring in any rings you want to stack and she will create the perfect set just for you.

Stack of rose gold and white gold diamond rings with a diamond necklace hanging in background
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Valentine Jewels for February

yellow and white gold ring stacks and necklace and earrings on a peach background

Happy February! This month we get to indulge our love for all things pink and heart-shapedWe are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm for your Valentine gift giving. Click here make an appointment. You can also text us through our website or at our main number (206.623.2528) with any jewelry questions you have.

Yellow gold heart shaped pendant on pink tulips

Fox's will be closed on Saturday, February 19th. You can find us that weekend at the Seattle Wedding Show! We will be exhibiting in Booth 109 with a great selection of create your own engagement rings from ILA, wedding bands by Sethi Couture, and more. Save $4 off admission with our unique discount code: SWSFS. Come see us!

Emerald cut diamond ring on peach background

February's birthstone is regal purple amethyst. Amethyst is believed to relieve stress, soothe irritability, balance mood swings, and dispel fear, anxiety, and negativity. This amethyst and diamond cobblestone heart from Single Stone would be the perfect gift for your February baby. Emerald, opal, turquoise, ruby, and sapphire are available as well!

yellow gold necklace with diamond and amethyst heart shaped necklace on grey background

Romantic pink morganite jewelry by Jennifer Dawes Design is a lovely choice for a Valentine gift. Morganite is a member of the beryl family (aquamarine and emerald are also beryls) and was named after famed financier and gem enthusiast J.P. Morgan in 1910. Use the code FEB50 on our website to save 50% off the entire collection this month.

Yellow gold and morganite ring with pink stone necklace in the background

If you love bright, juicy pink, this one-of-a-kind pink tourmaline Indra ring from Alex Sepkus is a stunner. We've been carrying this incredible designer for 30 years now, and we love the glow of his intricately hammered 18k gold. All of the detail work on these heirloom-quality pieces is done by hand under a microscope!

Yellow gold and pink tourmaline ring on wood background

Valentine month is also the perfect time to treat yourself! We love local Vashon Island artist Zuzana Korbelarova's handmade sterling silver and gold-filled jewelry (Jerri is wearing the Nested earrings). Prices start at just $58 for these fun everyday pieces. They also make great gifts for your Galentine!

Up close photo of a woman's face with yellow circular earrings on

 

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New Year, New Jewelry!

New Year, New Jewelry!
Stack of diamond bangle bracelets in yellow gold and silver

 

Happy January and Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and maybe even received some new jewels. This month we will be open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 4pm. You can make an appointment to see us in person, shop online, or text us at our main number (206.623.2528). 

Watch with white face on black strap and champagne cork

We have a very special pop-up right now with Erica Molinari until January 13th. Her charm collection in silver and 18k gold is all mix and match, so that every necklace symbolizes your story. We love these talismans with sayings of strength, courage, love, and life's lessons in Italian and Latin. This collection is in-store only, come in or text us to create your necklace.

4 Gold and silver charms on a silver necklace

January's birthstone is the garnet, which is thought to be one of the oldest crystals used for spiritual protection throughout history. Although red is the best known color, they come in many beautiful shades including orange, green, and purple. We love this bright green tsavorite garnet bracelet from Arman Sarkisyan.

Fingers holding a silver and gold bangle with a green stone and diamonds

Are you thinking of getting engaged in 2022 or know someone who is? Our selection of engagement rings features antique and ethically sourced diamonds, rustic diamonds, and repurposed metals. We can also find you a gorgeous sapphire or ruby. If you're looking for something special and unique, come see us!

Emerald cut diamond ring in white gold on a peach background

 

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Alex Sepkus Trunk Show and December 2021 Newsletter

Alex Sepkus Trunk Show and December 2021 Newsletter
colorful yellow gold rings with the words "alex sepkus trunk show this weekend"

Happy December and Happy Hanukkah! All of our new jewelry for the holidays is here, and now is the time to shop. The classic gold Club bracelet and diamond Gabby bracelet by Single Stone are some of our top picks. See below for our December hours. You can make an appointment to see us in person, shop online, or text us at our main number (206.623.2528). 

white sweater with 2 gold bracelets on wrist

It's the most wonderful time of the year - our annual Alex Sepkus Trunk Show is here! Candy will be at Fox's December 2-4 with the collection of intricate designs with one-of-a-kind gemstones. We have been carrying this incredible designer for 30 years, and look forward to this event all year long. Appointments are going quickly, reserve yours today! All Sepkus jewelry will be 15% off.

Alex Sepkus handmade carved platinum, 18K yellow, and rose gold rings with sapphires and diamonds

Rene Escobar is our newest designer, and we are thrilled to have his collection at Fox's! Zoey and Justine discovered him at the NYC jewelry show they attended this past summer, and fell in love with him and his concept of unisex jewelry. He is best known for his versatile and stackable hinged bangles, which come in silver, or silver with yellow, rose, or white gold. 

yellow and white gold bangles with diamonds

We will have extended hours during the month of December! From December 1-11, we will add Mondays to our schedule. We will be open every day from December 13-23, close early on Christmas Eve, and close on Christmas. After Christmas, we will return to our regular Tuesday-Saturday schedule and close for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

light blue background with black writing saying "Holiday hours: December 1-11 Monday through Saturday 10-5 December 13-23 Mon - Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 December 24 10-3 December 28-30 10-4"

Lucky December babies have three gorgeous birthstones to choose from! Tanzanite is the exquisite blue-purple variety of the mineral zoisite that is only found in one part of the world. Named for its limited geographic origin in Tanzania, tanzanite has quickly risen to popularity since its discovery in 1967. Tanzanite is also the gem for a 24th wedding anniversary.

purple beaded necklace with yellow gold clasp

The second December birthstone, zircon is a tragically underrated gemstone that’s often confused with synthetic cubic zirconia due to similar names. Few people realize that zircon is a spectacular natural gemstone available in a variety of colors such as red, orange, yellow, brown, green, and blue. You can find these cinnamon zircon earrings at our Alex Sepkus Trunk Show!

rose gold with rose colored round earrings

Last but not least, turquoise has a rich history throughout millennia and across a variety of cultures. The earliest uses were beads found in Iraq, dating back to 5000 BC, and Native Americans have mined turquoise in the southwestern part of the United States for nearly a thousand years. We love this new turquoise gem tab from Lauren Newton Jewelry.

tourquoise gem tab being held in a hand with bright orange nail polish

 

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Todd Reed Trunk Show and November News

3 cuff bracelets with "Todd Reed Trunk Show This Friday & Saturday" written
Photo of yellow gold, rose gold and palladium creature bracelet.

Happy November! New jewelry for the holidays is here, and now is the perfect time to shop. This "Fable Animals and Strange Characters" bracelet from Alex Sepkus just arrived yesterday! We are open Tuesday - Saturday, and closed on Thanksgiving. You can make an appointment to see us in person, shop online, or text us at our main number (206.623.2528). 

rose gold and palladium natural color diamond ring stack

Our annual Todd Reed Trunk Show is this weekend! Join us this Friday and Saturday, November 5-6 to see this incredible collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, made completely by hand with reclaimed metals in Boulder, Colorado. Todd works with rustic and white diamonds, patina sterling silver, palladium, and luscious 18k yellow and rose gold

stack of rose and white gold wedding bands with a necklace hanging in the back ground

We will be welcoming Denise from Sethi Couture for a special one-day pop-up on Saturday, November 20th! Sethi Couture is best known for their stacking rings (our philosophy - if you can still bend your knuckle there is room for another). We also love their stud earrings, diamond pendants, bangle bracelets, and other everyday jewelry essentials

Pink tourmaline and yellow gold ring on wood background

Those with November birthdays have two beautiful birthstones to choose from: topaz and citrine. Topaz comes in a rainbow of colors; citrine is prized for its yellow and orange hues. Both birthstones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Find this topaz ring and more at our Alex Sepkus Trunk Show, December 2-4.

rainbow of vegetables

To show our thanks during the month of November, we will be donating a portion of proceeds to Northwest Harvest. This local charity supports a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-needs schools. Equitable access to nutritious food is a catalyst for achieving stability and creating healthy, strong communities.

3 photos: on the left is a stack of Todd Reed wedding rings, on the top right is Sethi Couture wide band with diamonds, on the bottom right is a pair of diamond and yellow gold earrings from Alex Sepkus

Upcoming fall events:


Todd Reed - November 5-6
Sethi Couture - November 20
Alex Sepkus - December 2-4

The calendar is up for all of these trunk shows from our most popular designers! Make your appointments and save the dates. 

 

 

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Raffles and Rubies

Staff at Fox's with masks on

We hope our July newsletter finds you well! We are now open for private appointments Thursday - Saturday from 10am - 2pm. You can make an appoinment here. We are also available for phone calls, curbside pickup, and virtual appointments. We have been making adjustments to keep you safe, like wearing these adorable gemstone masks!

Jennifer Dawes gold earrings with rose quartz and diamonds

We are a doing a #jewelryforchange raffle! Purchase a $25 ticket here for a chance to win these beautiful morganite earrings by Jennifer Dawes Design. All proceeds will go to Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), a local organization that connects parents to provide a loving community for families of color. They also provide anti-racism workshops to schools and organizations. 

ILA Emerald Cut ring in white gold

We are thrilled to unveil our newest designer - ILA! This collection features 10 engagement ring styles, all available to try on in white, yellow, or rose gold. The most exciting feature is their diamond software, which enables you to build your ring from home. Just choose the style you love and your preferred diamond size, then their patented program sorts through thousands of diamonds to choose the best diamond for you at 3 different price points. See all 10 styles and design your ring here!

Ruby ring and diamond ring on hand holding ice cream cone

July is ruby month! Rubies symbolize love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life. Along with sapphires, they score a 9 out of 10 on the Moh's scale of hardness, making them a wonderful gemstone to use for an engagement ring or wedding band. Rubies are also the traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary, which Chai and Joy (2nd generation Fox's owner) just celebrated on June 22nd! Browse our ruby collection here.

Wedding photo of Joy, Chai, Zoey and Jordan

We are in this business because we love helping you celebrate with jewelry! When it is properly taken care of, jewelry can be passed down for generations and be a powerful source of comfort and joy to the wearer. Your support means so much to us, even if it's just telling a friend, sharing a post on Instagram, or writing a review about a great experience you've had at Fox's. We also love featuring clients on our social media, so if you have a Fox's story, wedding photos, or any other jewelry photos you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you!

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August's Birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx

August's Birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx

August is one of only three months of the year that has three birthstones! They are peridot, spinel, and sardonyx.

Green oval, pink rock, and reddish triangular stone

Peridot is the most common birthstone associated with August, and has a very interesting history. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of peridot as early as 1500 B.C. The main source of peridot in the ancient world was an island in the Egyptian Red Sea, and some historians believe that Cleopatra's famous emeralds were actually peridots.

Island Mountains with beach and blue water photo

Peridot's formation is also different from that of almost all other gems. Most gems are formed in the Earth's crust. The two exceptions are peridot and diamond, which are formed much deeper in the Earth; in the mantle. Peridot forms in magma in the upper mantle, about 20 to 55 miles deep. It is brought to the surface by tectonic or volcanic activity. Diamond, by contrast, is formed much deeper in the mantle, around 100 to 150 miles below the surface, under extreme pressure and high temperatures.

rectangular peridot gemstone

Peridot was used anciently as a talisman and has a mystical reputation. It was believed to dissolve enchantments, ward off anxiety, and cure asthma. It was considered most powerful when set in gold.

Multicolored and multishaped spinel gemstones

Spinel is an incredibly beautiful gemstone which has spent most of its history being confused for ruby or sapphire. Some of the most famous rubies in the world, including the Timur Ruby and the Black Prince's Ruby in the crown jewels of England, have actually turned out to be spinels. Spinel is now a gemstone that is treasured for its own beauty, its wonderful brilliance, hardness, and wonderful range of spectacular colors. One member of the spinel group, magnetite, even has magnetic properties. As early as the 11th century, mariners used this form of spinel to magnetize their compasses. We have two stunning spinel pieces in our store right now, perfect for an August baby likes a gemstone that's off the beaten path.

Alex Sepkus raspberry spinel and 18k gold "Flora" necklace

red spinel beaded necklace with 18K yellow gold beads

Alex Sepkus 18k gold and purple spinel ring

Purple spinel in 18K yellow gold ring

Sardonyx is the last and most obscure of the August birthstones, although it was the original birthstone for August before the other two came along. Sardonyx combines alternating layers of sard and onyx—two types of the layered mineral chalcedony—to create a reddish zebra-striped stone with white bands.

slice of sardonyx rock

Used as a stone of strength and protection since ancient times, sardonyx is associated with courage, happiness, and clear communication. Some believe that placing sardonyx at each corner of a house will grant protection against evil.

 

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March's Birthstone: Aquamarine

March's Birthstone: Aquamarine

March babies have an especially lovely birthstone - calming, soothing aquamarine. Aquamarine's name comes from the Latin for "water of the sea." Just like seawater, the color can range from pale blue, to greenish blue, to a deeper blue. The deeper the blue, the more valuable the aquamarine will be. Aquamarines are a member of the beryl family, which includes emeralds and morganites. They are naturally very clean gemstones, and it is rare to see inclusions. Aquamarines are found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa, Colombia, and the United States.

Sepkus 18k yellow gold ring and necklace with aquamarine gemstones.

Alex Sepkus aquamarine necklace and ring

There are many myths and legends about aquamarines. Roman legend has it that that the stone absorbs young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also considered the most appropriate gift for a groom to give his bride for their marriage. Today, many brides love to wear aquamarine for their "something blue." The Greeks and the Romans knew the aquamarine as the sailor’s gem, ensuring safe passage across the seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples, and today is the traditional anniversary gift for a 19th wedding anniversary.

Alex Sepkus Aquamarine ring in yellow gold.

Alex Sepkus aquamarine ring

 At Fox's, we have two lovely aquamarine pieces right now, both one of a kinds from Todd Reed:

Todd Reed sterling silver and palladium cuff bracelet with large rectangular aquamarine.

This stunning cuff features a 12.62 carat aquamarine set in a palladium and oxidized sterling silver bracelet with 0.52 carats of flush set diamonds.

Todd Reed large yellow gold pendant with many aquamarines and diamonds.

This incredible waterfall necklace features 26 carats of aquamarine, 2.72 carats of diamonds, and Todd's signature finish work on 18k yellow gold.

Whether you have a March birthday, a wedding, and anniversary, or an upcoming sea voyage, come in to Fox's and let us help you pick out the perfect aquamarine piece!

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February's Birthstone: Amethyst

February's Birthstone: Amethyst
amethyst geode piece

February's birthstone is the regal purple amethyst. Amethysts are a member of the quartz family, The name comes from the ancient Greek a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone prevented drunkenness. Medieval European soldiers wore amulets made out of amethyst into battle, believing that it would keep them cool-headed, and Tibetans consider amethyst sacred to the Buddha and make prayer beads from it.

Alex Sepkus Amethyst Cityscape Ring with large oval cut amethyst

Amethyst "Cityscape" ring by Alex Sepkus

In the Old World, amethyst was considered one of the most precious gems until large deposits of it were found in Brazil. Amethyst can also be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Austria, Canada, and even the United States, where it is the official state gemstone of South Carolina.

At Fox's, we think the perfect February birthday gift is this gorgeous amethyst necklace by Ray Griffiths:

amethyst necklace with tiny amethyst beads

If you don't like purple but still want to be protected from intoxication, you can still wear amethysts. These gemstones can be heat treated to become citrine and prasiolite, which are yellow and green in color, respectively. You may also find very pale amethysts, which are called Rose de France. Whatever shade you prefer, we can find it for you at Fox's!

 

 

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