Author Archives: John Fritze Jr

How do we define beautiful jewelry?

This post is a collaborative effort, so I can’t take total credit for it. But I like the premise. Beth asked me to write a paragraph or two on what I think makes a beautiful piece of jewelry. She published … Continue reading

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Just a quick post

Several weeks ago I received an e-mail asking me if I would ever consider an apprentice….. Of course my questions to her were why would anyone want to work so hard, get so dirty and deal with the holiday stress? … Continue reading

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WOW! Pretty Kewl!

The other day I received an e-mail out of the blue, telling me that I have been awarded some kind of recognition for my jewelry blog. Me? Out of the hundreds on the internet, mine caught someone’s attention. Kewl! Being … Continue reading

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All those fancy designers!

There are literally thousands of jewelry designers worldwide. Designers and artisans who do tremendous and beautiful work. Designers who pay attention to every detail producing a jewelry item that is truly a work of art. Designers who spend weeks or … Continue reading

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Where is the Jewelry Business Headed?

In recent years it has become common to see pieces of jewelry offered in metals such as tungsten, stainless steel and porcelain. I do not consider a titanium bracelet set with teeny tiny diamonds anything more than a novelty item. … Continue reading

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We Dodged a Bullet, for now….

Albany County legislators recently tried to pass a ruling dubbed “The Pawn Law” whose purpose was to curb crime and the sale of stolen jewelry items to businesses that purchase gold. The law written by Gary Domalewicz is simply another … Continue reading

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Yikes! Spring 2012 already!

So I haven’t posted here in a really long time. For that I apologize but I have been so busy with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) of jewelry that another several hours of writing for my blog was looking daunting. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011, in a poor economy

So what was this past Christmas like? With an economy in the dumps, gold at record highs, and an uncertain future, people were finding it hard to just be extravagant. Since most of my inventory is custom made gold and … Continue reading

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So where have I been all week????????

I’m sure some customers have been looking for me.  When I spoke to my secretary by phone, she told me she was extremely busy.    Customers coming and going, and asking “Where’s John”? The answer to that question, begins with … Continue reading

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Why does white gold sometimes look yellow?

This is a question I am asked almost everyday.  Particularly since today the white metals are very popular.  No only has white gold become the metal of choice for the younger generation, but there has been a resurgence in platinum and silver. … Continue reading

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