Ethel Johns wore this pin with six stars in honor of her six sons who fought in World War II. Her son Hal Schell lives in Cedar Lake. Ethel was a U.S. Navy nurse during World War I.
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VALPARAISO | A Northwest Indiana jewelry store that recently expanded to a much larger location has been named the top family-owned business in the state.
Arts fans will want to head to Navy Pier for the Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show.
VALPARAISO | Renowned jewelry designer Alex Woo will appear at Martin Binder Jeweler, 23 Lincolnway, in Valparaiso during an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
CROWN POINT | You don’t have to be lucky to find gold and gems at Jackie Goodman’s Gold Depot Mining Co.
HIGHLAND | Traditionally, most jewelry stores have their work stations out of sight. That is not the case at RSO Jewelry, which stands for Robert Stephen Originals.
Two golden wedding rings stand next to each other
SCHERERVILLE | St. Michael Church, 1 Wilhelm St., will host a Smart Chicks & Old Bags Auction and Sale of pre-owned purses and jewelry from 2 to 4 p.m. today to raise funds for an ultrasound machine and to support the pro-life efforts of Elizabeth Ministry/Women’s Care Center.
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CHESTERTON | Mara Wible will be teaching a series of jewelry classes throughout the month of December at the Chesterton Art Center. On Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., she will be teaching a Beginning Stringing class. In this class, students will create a bracelet using flexible beading …
The "Pretty Like a Bow Necklace" by designer Lisa Leonard is hand-molded and cast in fine pewter. The bow measures about 2.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches long, strung on an antiqued silver plated chain measuring 24 inches long. It's $58 at lisaleonardonline.com.
PORTAGE | Mara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads, will lead jewelry making classes Fridays in September at the Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving St. Pre-registration at the library is strongly requested. Fee per class varies, all supplies included.
SCHERERVILLE | Arie Maor has a knack for seeing the potential in a seemingly drab piece of rock.
Jewelry designer Anna Pereira is launching a new collection called "Circles of Inspiration," a line designed to be "a window to the heart." Colorful, unique and lovingly handmade, each charm is unique and trendy, and has a flair to attract comments. They are $49.50 to $78.50 at annapereirade…
Hobart Police are looking for individuals involved in a robbery at Helzberg Diamonds in late February.
Kris Nations is an eco-friendly jewelry line committed to making everything in the U.S. and paying a living wage to local artisans who help produce the jewelry. A particular favorite is the Heart Cluster Earring set. They sell for $65 at krisnations.com
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