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Erica Molinari Trunk Show April 1-2

Erica Molinari Trunk Show April 1-2
close up on a womans neck wearing three necklaces with numerous charms

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, bracelets, earrings, and special trunk show pricing.

Erica Molinari's jewelry speaks of her love for old world charm. Beautiful keepsake double-sided talismans in sterling silver and 18k gold, embellished with diamonds and inscribed with inspirational quotes in Latin and Italian. We encourage you to build your story, add pieces, layer & mix it up!

Erica has created her own distinctive style that is deeply entrenched with meaning. One is drawn to Erica's work not only for its beauty, but for the symbolism behind each design. She is a master of past details and shapes which she combines with creative abandon. Her collections are an extensive mix of pieces that blend gothic, medieval, and Victorian inspirations. Erica continues to rejuvenate jewelry with a modern take on history and an edgier take on the classics.

All of Erica's original designs from inception to completion are made in her studio in NYC. We are thrilled to welcome her as our newest designer.

Reserve your trunk show shopping appointment today!

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Designer Spotlight: Arman Sarkisyan

on left: yellow gold ball pendant with silver and ruby accents on green background with the words "Arman": on right photo of a man in all black

It is no surprise that Arman Sarkisyan became a jewelry designer…artistry runs in his blood. From a young age, Arman watched in awe as his father – a master jeweler in Armenia and Russia with a career spanning 53 years - meticulously honed his craft. Arman became fascinated with the concept of jewelry as wearable art: a tangible expression of one’s imagination, influence, and inspiration. Under the tutelage of his father, he has been creating in this medium for almost 30 years. 


Arman’s jewelry brilliantly juxtaposes old-world technique and modern aesthetic. Working in rich 22kt gold, oxidized silver, diamonds, and bright gemstones, Arman uses methods from a bygone era, like hand-engraving, to achieve a level of intricacy and beauty that is rarely seen in today’s craftsmanship. Each piece of Arman is hand-fabricated in Los Angeles, CA, from concept to completion. This couture approach to jewelry sets Arman apart from other designers. From one-of-a-kind masterpieces to everyday wardrobe essentials, there is an emotional element present in each and every one of his pieces. They truly are modern heirlooms.

 

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Introducing Lauren Newton Jewelry

Introducing Lauren Newton Jewelry
Lauren Newton, jewelry designer and zoologist, with dog

THE DESIGNER

Lauren is a zoologist turned jewelry designer from Brooklyn, NY. Her designs take inspiration from her scientific background and the natural world. She believes in expressing individuality through adornment and creates pieces that delight and empower the wearer.

THE DESIGNS

Though the designs are stylish and edgy, Lauren puts forth her appreciation for the natural world and hints at a deeper message of conservation and care for our planet. Each piece is handcrafted by Lauren Newton. We are thrilled to welcome her to Fox's!


Reserve your shopping appointment today. You can also text us at 206.623.2528 with any questions, or to request photos or gift ideas. We have been having so much fun creating charm necklaces with these gem tabs and would love to help you make one too!

gemstone tabs with diamonds hanging on a chain

 

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April 2020 Spring Newsletter

April 2020 Spring Newsletter

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is considered by many to be the heart and soul of downtown Seattle.

Pike place market foundation logo

 

While our storefront is temporarily closed, our website is still open! During the month of April, 20% of all sales will be donated to the Pike Place Market Foundation. The Foundation supports the farmers, growers, and small businesses that we all love at the Market, as well as the food bank, senior center, low-income housing, healthcare, daycare, and more. As a small family-owned business ourselves, we know that shopping local is more important than ever. With your help, we can make a difference!

Alex Sepkus 18k heart necklace on tulips

Our annual Mother's Day Sethi Couture Trunk Show on May 8th and 9th has been postponed, but we have plans for a very fun giveaway. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for details! Moms are doing more than ever right now, and we are here and available to deliver if you'd like to give her (or yourself) a lovely gift on May 10th. If you would prefer to shop in person when we reopen, why not treat her to a Fox's gift card? Gift cards are also a great way to support your favorite small businesses.

Sethi Couture 18k white and rose gold Wedding rings

During this time our employees are being paid and are ready to help you! Keiko and Justine have both been at Fox's for over 12 years. Keiko is our inventory manager and keeps Fox's running smoothly behind the scenes. When she's not working she loves to garden and volunteer. Justine is our buyer and manages our social media accounts. If you send us a message on Instagram or Facebook, she's who you'll be talking to. When she's not working, she loves to quilt and sew.

Keiko and Justine at Fox's Seattle

Jerri is our appraiser and knows everything there is to know about gemstones. She holds a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is also a Certified Gemological Appraiser through the American Gemological Society (AGS). This certification is held by fewer than 400 people in the world! If you email us through our website, you will most likely be talking to Jerri. She loves the Seattle Mariners and is our in-house jewelry model.

Jerri modeling arman and Alex Sepkus jewelry

Zoey is the third-generation owner of Fox's, after her father, Chai, and her grandfather, Sid. She took over in 2014 when we moved to our new location at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and runs our small team with care and dedication. She's currently running Fox's via Zoom meetings while homeschooling her three children (aka our future bosses). She loves to cook and bake, and is involved with several local organizations.

Zoey wearing Mikimoto pearls

We miss seeing you in person and celebrating your birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and other special milestones, but we are still here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out via email or social media. We love interacting with you on Instagram and Facebook and seeing your at-home jewelry looks, so keep tagging us and sending pictures! 

Tulips at Pike Place Market

 

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Fall at Fox's

SUWA Sapphire rings on a hand

September is Sapphire Month!
We were honored to receive a visit this month from Mr. Yasukazu Suwa, the third-generation owner of Suwa, a Japanese company known for the precise setting of every gemstone in their beautifully crafted jewelry designs. They use only the finest, most transparent diamonds and colored gems. If you love sapphires, Suwa’s sapphire and diamond rings are a must see.

 

 

Todd Reed engagement rings on finger

Todd Reed Trunk Show!
Our annual Todd Reed trunk show is right around the corner, on October 19th and 20th. The trunk show is the perfect time to see the entire Todd Reed collection, look for one-of-a-kind bridal rings, add to your existing ring stack, or find something completely new and different. It’s also a great time to bring in diamonds or gemstones you might want to use to make a custom piece!


Gem Water Pet Bowl in white

Gem Water Pet Bowls
If you’ve already experienced the benefits of Gem Water for yourself, now is the time to treat your pet! These gorgeous bowls contain a blend of gemstones selected just for pets: nephrite jade for vitality, brown agate for strength, clear quartz for awareness, peridot for balance and mangano calcite for positive social behavior. These bowls also make a great gift for the dog or cat lover in your life.

 

Arman Bangle bracelets black diamond, white diamond, emerald snake

New Jewelry and Watches
We are still receiving new jewelry from our summer order in Las Vegas! We have new 24k gold pieces from Gurhan, alternative bridal by Todd Reed, new stacking rings by Sethi Couture, Candy rings by Alex Sepkus, gorgeous cuffs by Arman Sarkisyan, and new watches by Nomos Glashutte. Many of these pieces are one-of-a-kinds!

 

 

Alex Sepkus 18K yellow gold rings martini setting purple blue

Sepkus Save the Date!
Our annual Alex Sepkus trunk show is set for November 29th, 30th, and December 1st. We always have this show the first weekend of December, making it perfectly timed for holiday gift giving. We’ve been carrying Alex Sepkus’s incredible jewelry for 30 years now, and are still thrilled when we get a chance to see the entire collection. This show is not to be missed!

 

Sale case is back 30-50% off

Sale Case
The sale case is better than ever! We are always updating it as new jewelry arrives. This sale is in-store only, so stop by or call us to see if your next treasure is here.

 

 

As always, we validate parking in the Olympic Parking Garage on the corner of 5th and Seneca. If you prefer to take Uber of Lyft, let us know after you arrive and we’ll email you a $10 credit toward your ride account. We also now accept Amazon Pay and PayPal on our website.

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Heron's Nest Gallery Summer Pop-Up Shop

Please welcome Heron's Nest Gallery to Fox's Seattle! We've brought our own little slice of Joy and Chai's beloved Vashon Island to the heart of Seattle just for the summer.

 

Photo of Fox's Seattle showcase window with pottery and paintings from Vashon Island.

Heron’s Nest is owned and operated by Vashon Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization that supports Vashon Island artists and arts programs. The Nest showcases fine art and handcrafted items by island artists of all ages who reside full or part-time on Vashon Island or have a personal connection to the community. All money earned by Heron’s Nest is either paid directly to local artists or is used to fund Vashon Center for the Arts programs, productions and scholarships.

Walrus painting.

Come in and take a look at the eclectic array of paintings and prints, pottery, photography, basketry, glass, metal, wood, stone, and jewelry completely unique to our corner of Puget Sound. You may even see a piece or two from our beloved Joy!

Still life watercolor with flowers. by Joy Mann

 

 

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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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The History of Valentine's Day

The History of Valentine's Day

The story about the origin of Valentine’s Day goes that Roman Emperor Claudius II didn’t want men to marry during wartime because it would affect their fierceness. However, Bishop Valentine performed secret weddings against the emperor’s decree. When Claudius II got wind of Valentine’s acts, he had him jailed and later executed. Before his death, During his internment, Valentine had signed off a letter to the jailer's daughter “from your Valentine.”

Image of St Valentine with words "Saint Valentin"

In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer made the first recorded connection between St. Valentine's Day and love in his poem "The Parliament of Fowls," identifying the day as the time when "every foul cometh ther to choose his mate." French and English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries also allude to the day as one reserved for lovers. Valentine's Day was declared a holiday in 1537 by none other than King Henry VIII. Manufactured Valentine's Day cards first appeared in England in the 1800s, and by 1835, over 60,000 Valentine's Day cards were being sent in England alone.

1800s Valentines card with two hands holding and flowers. Words say "St. Valentine's Greeting"

The tradition of sending Valentine's Day cards hit the United States in 1847, and today 150 million cards are sent every year, not including the hundreds of millions of classroom valentines exchanged by children.

 

Red mailbox and key with mini valentine cards strewn on the floor.

Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for a lost love. In the 1890s, Cadbury was the first manufacturer to produce heart-shaped boxes of assorted chocolates, which the romantic Victorians went crazy for. Today, 35 million heart-shaped boxes are sold every year.

Words "Cadbury Chocolate" written above a drawing of a woman with long black hair.

We love chocolate, but our favorite Valentine's Day gift by far is jewelry! It lasts longer than a box of chocolates, and gives the wearer joy for years to come. Whether you are buying for a significant other, your "valentine," or a special treat for yourself, check out our Valentine's Day Gift Guide for gorgeous jewelry starting at under $200. Happy Valentine's Day!

open heart shaped rose gold stud earrings.

 

 

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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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