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How to Clean Your Diamond Jewelry?

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to clean your diamond if you do not have jewelry cleaner? You can easily clean your diamonds with a soft toothbrush; a child’s toothbrush is great since it is smaller and can reach into the underside of the ring easier, and some Windex. Yes, I know in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, her father’s solution for everything was a little Windex, but it is a good cleaner. Be sure to get the Windex that has ammonia in it. Now diamonds do love oils, especially your hand cream.

Winter Decorations December 2010 - January 2011

Winter Decorations front window of galleryIn October, Jessie and I began to brainstorm our December decorations for the gallery. We wanted to give a feeling of fantasy and softness to the space. We used bamboo to create our winter forest. We cut to length each piece of bamboo for our display. We had three boxes made to hold our winter forest.

America's Coolest Store!

Thomas Michaels Designers gallery interior, feature wall and flat screenIt's almost embarrassing to admit this, but we forgot to announce that we have been named one of America's Coolest Stores!  This declaration was made by "Instore Magazine" a jeweler's trade and style magazine.

Airport Ad

We have such a diverse population of people in Maine, we have found it is difficult to reach them all effectively via traditional media outlets.  In addition, we have thousands of visitors visiting our state every year. We have found that advertising in the Portland airport is great at reaching a broad demographic.  Nearly everyone who travels in and out of the state by air travels through the jetport.  We created a flash presentation that plays over all of the terminals in the baggage claim area.

Platinum three stone

Three stone diamond platinum ring with cushion cut and pear cut side diamondsEvery time Thomas gets close to finishing a piece, there's definitely an air of anticipation among the rest of us!.

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