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How Household Cleaners Damage Jewelry

How Household Cleaners Damage Jewelry One of our dear clients brought in a ring (shown above) for repair. They thought it was damaged from being sized. To their surprise, chemical corrosion was the culprit! You may think cleaning your counters while wearing your...

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Chris Evert and the Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Chris Evert and the Diamond Tennis Bracelet

When I arrive in the morning at Les Olson Jewelers, one piece of jewelry consistently catches my eye. I can’t help but stare at it in awe, and although it isn’t the most intricate or original piece we have, it’s stunning in its simplicity and elegance. That piece is...

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Will Supply Chain Issues Ruin Christmas?

  Supply chain issues have affected all of us this year. You've probably encountered low stock or empty shelves altogether if you’ve tried to buy bottled water, appliances, exercise equipment, or even a new car. I had a friend who needed a car repair and spent 3...

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October’s Birthstone: Opal History and Symbolism

October’s Birthstone: Opal History and Symbolism

Opal: October’s Birthstone There are few stones as magical as the “kaleidoscope gem” also nicknamed “Empress”, “Pandora”, and the “Light of the World”. Which stone could inspire such grand monikers? Opal! Opals are so fascinating they have been compared to volcanos,...

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All About Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

All About Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

What’s the best thing about being born in September? Cooler temperatures? Labor Day weekend? National Cheese Pizza Day (yes, that’s a thing)? Or is it that you have one of the most sought-after gems as your birthstone? September’s birthstone is the sapphire, a stone...

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August Birthstone: The Peridot

August Birthstone: The Peridot

The often underestimated but never duplicated beautiful bright green peridot is a gem that was revered by the ancients, but in recent times has felt like poor old Rodney Dangerfield. It can’t get no respect! Well today we're going to show some respect to “the gem of...

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