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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 earrings

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 rings with 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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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

SPRING IS HERE!

Jennifer Dawes ring and necklace

Jennifer Dawes Design
We are thrilled to introduce Jennifer Dawes to our Fox's designer family. She is passionate about creating jewelry using recycled gold and sustainably sourced gemstones, and makes it all in her hometown of Sonoma, California. We love her romantic, feminine jewelry in gemstones like pink morganite, dreamy moonstone, and glowing labradorite. See our entire collection of Jennifer Dawes here!

Sethi Couture stacking bands

Sethi Couture BYOB Party!
Our next special event on May 10th and 11th is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bands) Party with Sethi Couture. Bring in your rings, and we’ll mix, match, and add to create a stack that is uniquely you! These bands are beautifully made in 18k white, yellow, or rose gold, at a price point that is perfect for treating yourself. Bring your mom and make a day of it with Mother’s Day tea at the Georgian room or a mani-pedi at Penelope and the Beauty Bar.

Arman lockets

Mother's Day Gifts
Lockets by Arman Sarkisyan make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day on May 12th. Made in Los Angeles from luscious hand-engraved 22k gold, with accents of diamonds, oxidized sterling silver, and vivid gemstones like emerald and pink tourmaline, these modern heirlooms are a gift she’ll treasure forever.

Nomos watches

Graduation Gifts
Is there any graduation gift more classic than a watch? All of our timepieces by Nomos Glashutte are made in Germany and feature in-house movements with Bauhaus-inspired design. Nomos watches are all engraveable, which makes them the perfect gift to commemorate a big achievement for both men and women. Nomos watches start at $1500 and are an incredible addition to any watch enthusiast's collection.

Zoey at Todd Reed

Zoey and Justine Visit Todd Reed
In February, Zoey and Justine had the opportunity to visit the Todd Reed studio in Boulder, Colorado. They spent two days with Todd, watching his team of artisans make jewelry completely by hand from start to finish, and choosing gorgeous brand new jewels to bring home. Don't miss seeing all of our one-of-a-kind pieces by Todd Reed. And if you ever find yourself in Colorado, let us know - we would be happy to arrange a tour of the studio for you!

Jerri at SUWA

Jerri Tours SUWA in Japan
Jerri is currently in Tokyo, Japan for the Mariners season opening games, and on her first day there she had the opportunity to visit Suwa! Jerri has a gorgeous Suwa diamond band that she wears every single day, so she was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the Suwa headquarters and meet with Mr. Suwa himself, who will be curating a gem and mineral exhibit at the Smithsonian in 2021. If you love classic, timeless jewelry, we'd love to show your our selection.

As always, we validate parking at the Olympic Parking Garage on the corner of 5th and Seneca. If you prefer to take Uber or Lyft, let us know after you arrive and we’ll email you a $15 credit toward your ride account.

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Gem Water and Wine Tasting April 25th

Gem Water and Wine Tasting April 25th

Have you tried Gem Water yet? If you haven't experienced it yet, come in to the store this Tuesday, April 25th from 2pm-6pm for a special tasting! We'll be tasting water that has been treated with Gem Water as well as water that hasn't. We'll also be tasting red wine directly from the bottle compared to red wine that has been decanted into a Gem Water decanter. 

From the Gem Water website:

Amethysts enjoy a long association with Dionysus, the God of Wine. The ancient Greek already created drinking vessels from amethysts. The word “amethyst” means “not intoxicated” (from Greek a- “not” + methystos “intoxicated”). 

A little while ago, selected wineries and professional sommeliers rediscovered the tradition to enhance wine with amethysts and achieved amazing results. But nowadays, amethysts are no longer placed directly into the wine.

With this blend we bring this tradition to the next level. Vino features a twisted surface and as the amethysts are enclosed in the wand, it makes infusing wine so much more hygienic. The effect on wine is truly stunning. The tannins are usually percepted to be smoother and more pleasurable. Vino gives even great wines a very special tune.

 In order to celebrate a great wine properly, we created a uniquely shaped wine decanter. Handcrafted in Europe, it is an exquisite masterpiece. Fill it with a bottle of wine, place the Gem Water Vino inside, wait for 7 minutes and pour yourself and your friends a glass. You‘ll be amazed!

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February's Birthstone: Amethyst

February's Birthstone: Amethyst

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.

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:

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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Fox's Seattle Loves: VitaJuwel by GemWater

Fox's Seattle Loves: VitaJuwel by GemWater

We are so excited to tell you about our newest find - VitaJuwel by GemWater! If you're walked past our shop recently, you've probably admired and wondered about the display in the windows.

These are lead-free glass water bottles filled with gemstones! Other than looking incredibly beautiful, why would you want to have a water bottle with gemstones in it?

Every type of gemstone has its own unique energy. The energetic charge of quartz is what makes quartz watches work. The idea behind VitaJuwel is that the gemstones in the water impart their energy into the water, and then into you, the drinker.

This idea is nothing new. Dating back to ancient Greece, gemstones have been used to vitalize water for centuries. More recently, Japanese researcher and scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto dedicated his study to water. He determinted that water treated with gemstones water takes on the characteristics and energy or fresh spring water.

This is ordinary tap water under the microscope:

 And this is water treated with VitaJuwel under the microscope:

 A scientific evaluation by the renowned German Institute Hagalis, Überlingen validated VitaJuwel’s effect on water. The institute found that the gemstone infused water became more alkaline and less acidic, and that the oxygen content in the water increased.

Because they are products of nature, every gem has its own vibration and affects the water in a unique way. There are 18 different VitaJuwel blends for water, and 1 specifically for wine. If you want to have a sense of well being, "Wellness" is the bottle for you. It contains amethyst, rose quartz, and clear quartz to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions, foster tranquility, and support healthy and radiant skin.

Feeling stuck? "Inspiration" contains lapis lazuli and rutilated quartz, which are said to relieve sore throats, allow one to speak with wisdom and authority, encourage honesty, and help to lift the feeling of anxiety. 

In addition to the personal glass water bottles, there are also hand blown glass vials, droplets, and decanters available to revitalize your water in quantities small and large. Come in to Fox's to see these works of art and see which one can add a little beauty and vitality to your life!

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January's Birthstone: Gorgeous Garnet

January's Birthstone: Gorgeous Garnet

Garnet, January’s birthstone, is one of the most diverse gemstones. It comes in an array of colors, although it’s most commonly known for its classic shade of red. Garnet varieties and species actually come in a rainbow of colors, including orange, yellow, and green. While rare, these gemstones can also come in blue and violet, and even color change! Here at Fox's we have hand picked some of the most rare and vivid species of garnet. Below are some amazing one of kind pieces featuring these special gemstones.

Alex Sepkus 18ky and mint green garnet ring, $7,500

Alex Sepkus 18ky and spessartite garnet ring, $11,600

Alex Sepkus 18ky and hessonite garnet ring, $10,380

Alex Sepkus 18k rose gold and tsavorite garnet necklace, $5,725

Arman Sarkisyan 22k gold and tsavorite garnet locket, $3,780

 

 

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My Favorite Things

Some of my favorite things in life are mint green. Mint chocolate chip ice cream cones, mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches, mint chocolate chip ice cream milkshakes, you get the idea. So when I saw this mint green tourmaline ring from Alex Sepkus I got a serious case of the heart eyes. Mint green tourmalines are found in Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and are increasingly hard to find. If you believe in the healing power of crystals, mint green tourmalines are said to have an energy field that harmonizes with your personal energy, inducing within you a deep calmness, equanimity, and feeling of completeness.They might be onto something, because this ring definitely completes me - and admiring it keeps me calm while sitting in Seattle's horrible traffic! Continue reading