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Coal and Gold Mines

The first real snow fell here in Halifax this weekend, which was kind of fun, I won’t lie. On Friday, schools were closed. While I definitely worry about people who have to show up for work regardless, and may be…

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Fairmined Gold

Peru Protests

Oh there is just so much violence right now. What is happening in Iran is awful. The suffering continues in Ukraine. Haiti, Yemen, Ethiopia, Myanmar. And in Peru the death toll of protesters being killed by police is rising. President…

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Crossing Paths Rings on Model

My Creative Journey aka Retired Pieces

Over the years there have been many pieces that have come into fruition from my imagination into metal, and then at some point my inspiration shifted and other series evolved. Here is an archive of some of my retired collections. …

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DorothéeRosen BlingJam Canadian Silver and Gold Rings Try On Pickbox

All About my OneFooter Collection

Initial Inspiration I am always interested in working with line, exploring manipulation of the line itself, and of volume created through line. And I love to move metal. My OneFooter Series is the most pivotal example of these creative passions. …

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DorothéeRosen BlingJam Canadian Silver and Gold Rings Try On Pickbox

What Ring Size am I?

How do you figure out what ring size you are in a reliable way? This has been something that had come up often as a jeweller, helping my clients find the right size for custom and online jewellery. The most…

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Dorothee Rosen Palladium White Gold One-Of-A-Kind #249 with .28 ct G_S12 Diamond Size 7

Palladium White Gold

PALLADIUM WHITE GOLD Yellow gold certainly has been making a huge come-back. But let me introduce you to an alternative: 18k palladium white gold. Palladium white gold is beautifully dense and strong, and is wonderful to work with as a…

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a soft toothbrush and mild dish soap clean a gold and diamond ring

How to Care for Your Jewellery

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen JEWELLERY CARE Handcrafted jewellery was made with great care; it is lovely to treat it in the same way. Generally, follow common sense: shower or wash your hands and put on lotions, perfumes or deodorants…

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August birthstone: Spinel

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen Spinel  •  August’s Birthstone I bet half of you will be surprised to read that there is a birthstone for August which you’ve never even heard of? It’s true – and what a beauty it…

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Pearl Necklace Dorothee Rosen

Pearls

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen Pearls An Introduction About a year ago, I started working again with pearls, and launched a new pearl series, so I thought this would be a good time to briefly discuss these amazing gems. Salt…

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Expert Advice FAQ Dorothée Rosen Soldering 2

How is Jewellery Made? Fabrication

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen How is jewellery made? Fabrication As explained in my last article about casting, some designs lend themselves to being created in wax and then being cast from molten metal. Other designs are better suited to…

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Gold

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen More info on my Materials and Sustainability page .> Let’s have a look at gold today – not the stock market version, but the good, hard, solid, wearable variety – a view ‘from the other…

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Dorothée Rosen Casting How Jewellery Is Made

How is Jewellery Made? Casting

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen How is jewellery made? Casting Have you ever wondered how jewellery is made?  Almost any piece of precious metal jewellery comes to life by being either ’fabricated’ or ‘cast’. Let me tell you about casting!…

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Placing Sapphire Stones for Handmade Rings

Sapphires

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen Sapphire, along with ruby, emerald, and diamonds, have been the most important precious gemstones for centuries. Let me tell you some things you probably didn’t know about this popular gem! Colour As diamonds are made…

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5 days stopping

Welcome to 2020. I can’t believe we are already two weeks in! It’s been an interesting transition: to move on from the teens and into the tweens of the twothousands. People seem unusually excited and hopeful, yet there are the…

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Slow Down

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I disappeared for almost two weeks. I indeed went away – not only physically, but also in terms of my mind. I spent this time participating in a…

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Spinel as August Birthstone

I recently started writing a Expert Advice column in ReFined Magazine here in Halifax. I thought I’d share a recent one, which speaks to Spinel. History The concept of associating specific gemstones with specific months is thought to originate in…

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Can’t wait

I can’t wait to share with you my new series. I’ve been developing this for over a year. And I must say: I am glad I gave it its time. I am madly in love with it – (I’ll share…

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Custom Gold Ring with Diamond and Sapphire
People tell me they make it their Sunday morning ritual to read my letters. It's a personal look into the life of an artist, with intimate stories, care tips, and of course some exclusive jewellery previews as well.