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June Jewelry Events at Fox's

June Jewelry Events at Fox's

June is a big month for anniversaries at Fox's! Second-generation owners Joy and Chai, and third-generation owner Zoey and her husband Jordan celebrate this month, and we know a lot of you do too. June is also a big month for dads and grads. We are open Tuesday-Saturday for walk-ins and appointments. You can also text us through our website or at our main number (206.623.2528). We love to help with gift ideas!

Black and white photo of two men and two women dressed up for a wedding

Join us for our first ever Rene Escobar Trunk Show and personal appearance, June 24-25! Rene will be here with his entire collection of unisex bracelets, rings, necklaces, and more. He uses a mix of sterling silver and gold, so the price point is perfect for treating yourself. Don't miss the chance to meet him in person, we are sure you will love him as much as we do!

photo of a man with glasses working on jewelry at a bench

Pearls are a timeless classic, perfect for celebrating a graduation, wedding, or professional accomplishment. They are also the traditional birthstone for June! Pearls have been treasured since ancient times, and never go out of style. We love how Alex Sepkus puts a unique and unexpected spin on them with gorgeous interchangeable clasps.

Two hands holding a white pearl necklace with a gold clasp

 

Lucky June babies actually have three birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Alexandrite is a rare color-change gemstone. We have a beautiful one-of-a-kind Candy ring from Alex Sepkus featuring alexandrite and sapphire. Moonstone is a mystical gem that glows like its namesake. We love the moonstone gem tab by Lauren Newton.

multicolor gemstone tabs on a yellow chain

Watches are a great gift for all of June's special occasions. We have a great selection of Nomos Glashutte watches right now, which is quite a feat with almost all of their watches on a 6-10 month backorder. The new Club Campus in Deep Pink very nearly ended up on Zoey's wrist instead of in the case!

Pink face Nomos watch on a wrist

If you are looking for an anniversary or wedding gift, Single Stone never fails to please with classic essentials like stud earrings, pendants, and bracelets. They are best known for their beautiful and sustainable antique and vintage diamonds in handmade gold settings. We love them for engagement rings and wedding set updates too!

two hands folded. One with an engagement ring and the other with rings and multiple bracelets

Save the date for our Samantha Louise Trunk Show and personal appearance July 29-30! Samantha was such a hit when she was here last summer, we asked her to come again! Her satin-finish gold is so pretty for everyday, especially with her signature pops of emerald, turquoise, and opal. 

Photos of orange and yellow flowers next to a woman standing

We have added Affirm financing to our website! Each item now shows what the monthly payment would be to buy now and pay over time. These gorgeous Rene Escobar bangles are as low as $95 per month when you purchase with Affirm. We also have a Fox's credit card through the American Gem Society, apply in store only.  

photos of multiple bangle bracelets in yellow, rose and white gold being held in a hand

Zoey and Justine are headed to Las Vegas this week for their annual jewelry buying trip to the Couture show! Follow along on Instagram stories to see all of the goodies at our appointments with Alex Sepkus, Single Stone, Arman Sarkisyan, Rene Escobar, Erica Molinari, John Apel, Sethi Couture, Gurhan, and more. If you are looking for anything special, let us know!

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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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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

SPRING IS HERE!

Jennifer Dawes 18k rose gold morganite ring and rose quarts necklace

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 18k gold engagement ring and stacking wedding bands

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 22k and silver handmade lockets being held in a hand

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 watch on top of a baseball

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 with jewelry in front of her

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 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 $10 credit toward your ride account.

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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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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. 

Gem Water wine decanter and wine wand. Reflection shows decanter full of wine.

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
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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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.

Photo of Gem Water bottles in the window at Fox's Seattle

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?

5 Gem Water water bottles with different colors of gemstones in a row

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:

Photo of ordinary water under a microscope

 And this is water treated with VitaJuwel under the microscope:

Water from gem water bottle

 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.

Wellness water bottle with purple and pink gemstones

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. 

Inspiration water bottle with blues and gold stones in the bottle

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 green garnet ring

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

Alex Sepkus spessartite garnet ring

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

Alex Sepkus hessonite garnet ring

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

Alex Sepkus rose gold and tsavorite beaded necklace

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

Arman green garnet round locket pendant

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

 

 

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