January 2016 Newsletter

- This Month Exceptional Gemstones -

Ceylon sapphire is mined primarily in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). These gems are known for the unique color they produce. Ceylon sapphire occurs naturally, the color of the stone varies. Read More

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Even the most beautiful and well-made jewelry may dull over time. The more a piece is worn, the more likely it is to come into contact with dust, body oils, cosmetics etc., which may interfere with the way it reflects light. Restoring gemstones to their former glory is as simple as knowing the appropriate t echniques to cleaning your different types of jewelry. Please be aware that any type of cleaning presents a risk of breakage and or damage to the gemstone.   The information being given is safe if done properly and with the understanding that no liability or responsibility is incurred by Valentin Magro New York. Read More


Professional jewelers have access to materials unavailable to the general public. They are intimately familiar with gemology enabling them to know which methods are compatible for each specific gem category. High tech devices such as ultrasonic cleaners are now available to the lay person, but reliable information on jewel care can be harder to come by. Read More


A majority of the precious metals used in the assembling of fine jewelry are noble lessening the possibility to oxidize when in contact with damp air. Silver is still prone to developing a patina over time. While gold, platinum and other precious metal don't tarnish the way silver does, they may dull over time from prolonged contact with cosmetics or other foreign materials.  Read More

- Ask Valentin -

Since 1976 I have been Designing and Creating Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the most talented and educated gemstone cutters throughout the world. The sourcing of these gemstones is one of the many facets in the process of creating and executing Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. This extensive network enables us to find the desired gemstone whether it is a unique Semi-precious Gemstone, a brilliant Ruby or Sapphire or a diamond no matter the size. We respect any and all requests irrespective of size or budget.
Our in house staff of highly skilled craftspeople; specialists in metal work and wax carving,  model makers,  jewelers, setters, polishers, CAD design assistants, stone management specialists and quality control all  contribute in a team effort which affords us the opportunity to manufacture all our work in our own studio/atelier in the heart of New York of which we are most proud. Although many will claim their studio is full service, in reality there are only a few who can complete all the above mentioned aspects in the manufacturing of Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry.
We invite you to contact us with any of your jewelry related questions or requests. In addition to the repairing of your jewelry or the restringing of your pearls, we welcome your thoughts regarding designing new jewelry or updating your older pieces. All inquiries will be acknowledged and answered in a timely manner.