I had two sets of grandparents, as well as parents who owned summer cottages on a Maine beach. I would put my first 12 years of life experiences up against anyone’s for total awesomeness. Of course, you have your own stories of youth and I bet they were amazing too.
Try this: as one of the grand gestures of life as an adult if you haven’t yet…buy a summer house on the ocean. Do it for your kids or your grandkids. A beach house could even be south of Maine. If it’s on the ocean, nothing, nothing, nothing truly compares. A youth of summers spent on a saltwater sandy beach…nothing compares. And Grandparents, this is a guarantee – at a sandy beach your children and grandchildren just show up. No invitation, no telephone calls to let you know they are coming, they just show up. The cottage at the beach is an eternal open invitation.
August was the month by the seashore when our icy waters would get warmer, some days it was actually tolerable. Seaweed and other aquatic forms of life would wash ashore; starfish were one of the creatures of the summer beach.
August was also the month that an occasional hurricane would sweep up the east coast, graze Nova Scotia, pass by 100 miles out to sea sending ranch house-size waves to shore. For 8 to 10-year-olds, big waves in August were a gift from the sea gods. The big blue sweep of sapphires across the top of our August Beach necklace are curling, cresting waves. There are many ways to look at a piece like this.
If you’re still thinking about acquiring the summer beach house, but just thinking – buy the necklace now. Worn close to your heart, it becomes a reminder of true intent.
The necklace is 14K white and yellow gold set with the swirl of blue sapphires. The starfish is 14K yellow gold set with beryllium-treated orange sapphires in the center and brilliant yellow sapphires in the arms. The combination and contrast is grand. The necklace, on an 18-inch chain hangs three-inches from your heart…that makes this passion perfect.
The blue sapphires of the wave will differ slightly from one piece to the next. Color of blue and their progression will always differ to achieve a natural flow and we guarantee it. The starfish orange and yellow sapphires will vary in intensity, that’s the nature of these hand made pieces, and that’s also part of the magic. The August Beach Starfish Wave will differ every time. It’s a lovely piece every time we make it.
Curbside Pickup – Give us a call by noon, December 24th to arrange a curbside pick-up. Bring your sleigh into Portland and we’ll load it with jewelry gifts. Pickup is available until 4pm Friday, December 24th.
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Orders Under $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx to arrive within 4 business days. Upgrade to overnight for $20.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
Our extended ninety days, for a small business, is almost unheard of. Truth is, we shop for gifts too, and rather than scrambling at the last minute and feeling the tension of time, we like this more relaxed approach. We wish everyone did something like this… it would be a kinder, gentler world.
If the finger size you want is not listed as an option please give us a call. If you have time and want to get the fit as close as possible in the beginning you can request our free finger measuring kit. Your free kit will arrive in 3-7 business days. The majority of our rings are size 6.5 to start. Remarkably, this size fits 30% of all women perfectly. If you would like this ring made to a specific size, please allow three weeks for delivery. We will call or email you when it’s ready to ship. If You Need the Ring Faster – simply select in the finger size selection box “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away”. We will ship the ring in its present size. You will have your new ring in a few days, boxed, bowed and ready for presentation. After receiving your ring, if you find it needs additional adjustment, give us a call and we will mail you a special free set of ring sizers and a prepaid return label to send the ring back to us for final sizing.
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