On the Care of Jewelry and Grandmothers


Our clients really love the pieces they purchase from us. Sometimes they love them so much, that they hesitate to take them off, even when they are doing something they know is hard on the ring, like rock climbing!

Recently a couple came into the shop, and they were looking at engagement rings. In explaining that sometimes it is important not to make your ring endure something too rigorous, I used one of my favorite lines- “you love your grandmother too, but you don’t take her white water rafting”.

This particular couple immediately burst into laughter. Turns out they live in Alaska, and their primary business is as wilderness guides for the elderly. Yes, almost every day, they take grandmas white water rafting.

I apologize to all those grandmas I may have underestimated!