Now is the moment! Lots of charming, easy to wear pendants, playful, glittering earrings, and of course, a beautiful and wide-ranging selection of breathtaking engagement rings. All hitting the sales floor just in time for holiday shopping. Keep an eye on our website for SO MANY new arrivals! We are tucking goodies into every nook and cranny of our cases… (including our newly stocked wall cases of silver). Come find something uniquely wonderful.
We do our best to be here for you, but sometimes mother nature makes it hard.If the weather is dubious, please check our Facebook page, (which we can update remotely), for the latest news on closures. Of course, you can also call to double check! We hope everyone stays warm and toasty. We are already having visions of tulips…
Things of value are worth protecting. As we all focus on appreciating and preserving the things we most cherish, we want to put in a word for your jewelry too. Bring in family treasures that are getting too frail to withstand the rigors of wear, and let us provide a bit of well deserved restoration work on them so they can survive into the next generation.
All of our own antique jewelry has already been fully restored, so it is fortified to go forward into the future.
We wish everyone a peaceful new year, filled with sharing and receiving love.
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve both falling on weekends this year, we had to put on our thinking caps to figure out how best to balance the needs of our customers and some hard earned time off for our staff. We now have a plan.
OPEN A LITTLE Christmas Eve, only from 11 till 1:00pm
CLOSED Christmas day
CLOSED Monday 12/26
OPEN 12/27, 28 & 29
CLOSED Friday 12/30, Saturday 12/31 and Sunday 1/1
We hope these hours will give you a chance to spend time with us and with your family. We will do the same!
As we enter the dog days of summer, we’d like to share some thoughts on… puffiness. Heat, travel, salt intake, refreshing beverage consumption… all of these things can suddenly have you thinking that you need to adjust the size of your rings. Please resist. Chances are, that come the cooler weather, you will be back paying for another adjustment back to the original size. Instead, consider these coping mechanisms.
1) Take your rings off when you sleep- We always recommend this, to save wear and tear, but it is especially helpful during the summer months. Fingers swell and shrink during the night, and it is best to leave them unimpeded by rings.Sleeping in your rings can actually make night swelling worse.
2)Choose narrower rings for summer wear- The wider a ring is, the more flesh it compresses, so the snugger it feels. Narrow rings let you finger breathe and feel lighter.
3) Time repairs carefully- Even if you know a ring needs resizing, it’s a good idea not to come in during a hot spell to have your finger measured. Wait for a cooler day.
4) If a ring gets stuck, try Windex- Better than butter, lotion, soap or spit, Windex breaks the surface tension, and can work miracles. We use it frequently here in the shop, and people are amazed.
Summer plans contribute so much to the quality of life. The siren song of family visits, travel, and recreation calls so sweetly. Our staff of bench jewelers hears that song too, so please take note and allow extra time for custom jobs over the summer, when our jewelers take turns heading off to smell the roses. Some more complex jobs may take 6 or more weeks during the summer, so please plan early, and then head out to smell the roses yourself!
We are delighted to offer a new service here at Maloy’s. We call it “Time Machine”. If you have a fragile treasure that is too far gone to durably repair, a visit to our Time Machine might be just the right thing. Time Machine is a historically accurate jewelry rebuilding service, with all work done by hand, right on site. Using our extensive understanding of antique jewelry, we can rebuild your piece. We will recreate the lost detail and structure, using the original stones, but fresh new metal. Gone will be the old damage, decades of wear, and vintage solder repair. The result will be a hand made recreation of your ring, looking as beautiful and sturdy as when great grandma first slipped it on her hand 100 years ago.
You can learn more about this process, and view a gallery of recent projects over in the services section of this website. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to wear a cherished heirloom with confidence again.
Ah, the sense of satisfaction to be had by a good spring cleaning session! All is light and lovely and useful once again.
The same process can work magic in your jewelry box. If looking into your jewelry box does not inspire you, perhaps it is time to make some changes. Spread everything out and take a good look at it, then start making some piles…
Pile #1, the beloved but bedraggled- Bring these items into Maloy’s for cleaning and inspection. A few minutes of complimentary “spa” will work wonders. We will then check for weak links, loose stones, worn prongs, and all those things that can lead to bigger problems down the road. If those problems have already occurred, we can likely fix that too, replacing missing stones, rebuilding damaged filigree, rebuilding a worn shank.
Pile #2, the just plain wrong- This is where the broken gold chains, single earrings, awkward 80’s necklaces, crushed bangle bracelets, and even those creepy gold teeth in a pill bottle from your aunt go. Let’s turn this pile into money to sponsor some of your other projects.
Pile #3, the not quite there- Perfectly lovely little diamonds… set in a corporate lapel pin from your great uncle. The awkward ring you never wear that has a beautiful sapphire in it. The beautiful antique earring you lost the mate to. Grandma’s tiny ladies diamond watch with the face too small to read… This is the fun pile! Let us help you think creatively about these things, we can turn them into your new favorites. How about a pair of dangly diamond earrings made by harvesting the sides of grandma’s watch? Or a redesigned ring with that sapphire and the lapel pin diamonds? The single earring, carefully converted to your new favorite pendant. We can truly work wonders with the things you already own.
After such a long, hot summer, the crisp nights and cooler days come as a delightful harbinger of winter festivities. After you put away your shorts and take out your sweaters, bring your jewelry in for a little Maloy’s “spa” session.
We will happily clean and inspect your pieces free of charge… even if you did not purchase them here. You will be amazed at what a difference professional cleaning makes. We’ll also check for loose stones, worn prongs, or any other signs of wear, so you can wear your baubles confidently through the holidays. No appointment needed, just come on in, and leave sparkling a few minutes later!
We are honored, flattered, and delighted that so many of you have made us your jewelry “home”. We delight in hearing about the wedding plans, and are always excited to offer a bit of jewelry style counseling as clothing and hairstyles coalesce. As wedding season ramps up, please feel free to bring your wedding jewelry in for a complimentary last minute cleaning. We are even happy to spiff up pieces not purchased here, so stop in with bridesmaids and moms for a fun little jewelry spa outing that will get everyone sparkly for the big day!