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Magnolia Blooms in Lovell!

Original publish date: Apr. 12th, 2012

A simple braided band in white gold...
A bridal set...
View from our office today....



With the thrill of spring in the air, and fresh Magnolia blossoms scenting the air at the gallery's window,  we are all looking forward to the upcoming 2012 season which is beginning now. Lynda is busy creating her lovely gold braided wedding bands and Bill has been undaunted in his pursuit of filling the gallery with new pieces. It is like Christmas with many boxes and packages to be opened and put on the walls and shelves as we "oooooo'' and "ahhhhh" over so many fine pieces of art and glassware and numerous "made in Maine" items coming in weekly. We are excited with our new awareness of Pinterest and how much we enjoy seeing the orders come in through Etsy and our website as we are getting global interest in our Maine gallery. Looking forward to seeing you all stop by!

Spring in Center Lovell

Original publish date: Mar. 22nd, 2012

The warm weather has been helping our creative side.  
Nice Celestial white gold earrings inspired by extra time to star gaze in the warm evenings.
Toasting the snow on a warm evening, we think about the seasons changing.  It is easy to understand why the Tree of Life design is loved by so many.
Also loved this season has been our braided bands.  We've made new widths available to accommodate more finger needs.  
This one is our newest wide three strand braid with 14k rose, green and yellow gold.

Thanks to the nice couple who needed something a little different.

Bi-color Maine tourmaline in pink and yellow seems as rare as an 80 degree day  in mid March in Maine!
Rose gold flexible cuff tanning on the rocks, almost to hot to handle!  Is this really mid-March?
Morning view at Harvest Gold Gallery mid March, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.
Many Colors of Maine Tourmaline

Original publish date: Mar. 7th, 2012

Maine tourmaline comes in an incredible range of colors on cuts.  This ring has the bright pink with pretty baby blues to accent.
People often ask why we chose to specialize in Maine tourmaline.  With all the variety and being from Maine it was only natural.
A slice of the crystal set in white gold in the watermelon colors.
When the blue is surrounded by the bright greens it mirrors the many places in Maine where the water meets the trees.
Sky blue in yellow gold can be worn alone or stacked with other bands.
Rubilite tourmaline is so delicious! 
Apple green in cabochon cut with a green gold bezel on yellow band.
Rose gold with green gold accents and a sweet pink cabochon.
By-color pink and yellow sparkler in yellow gold.
Rich yellows, browns and greens combine in this strand to make a perfect combo with the Maine Moose cutout pendant.
Stop by and see our large collection of Maine tourmaline when you are in Center Lovell overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains at Harvest Gold Gallery.
Harvest Gold' First Engagement!

Original publish date: Feb. 28th, 2012

 Harvest Gold Gallery has had it's first engagement!!  Kate and Brad came in and wanted a local gem handcrafted into her engagement ring.
She wanted it to be special. 
We recycled her diamonds from an old ring and added a Maine Amethyst.
He slipped it on and....
She had a family ring made to fit him so he could have an engagement ring too.
She slipped it on and..
I asked for a pic of their hands, and Kate's little pink socks showed!
So of course, we had to document that.
A toast of Apple juice and a strawberry to celebrate a new adventure!!
Look at Grand-mom's amaryllis and Varvara's painting of roses to add some flowers to a perfect engagement.  Thanks for letting be a part of your special day Kate and Brad!
Love is in the Air!

Original publish date: Feb. 11th, 2012

Love is in the air here at Harvest Gold Gallery.  People are being very creative with their wedding rings.
This pair has two personalities shining through their use of 2 different karats of gold, 2 different colors of gold, and 2 different weights and widths.  
Their unity is in the texture and the element of gold.
 There are some who like the sparkle of a few diamonds.
 What is not to love?!?
Add a couple of sterling bands to the center gold ring and a great new look.
Colors of gold braided in different styles with added side bands compliment the couples unity and individuality.
The mountain ring is a good design to personalize by your choice of gold colors.  
Come in and check out all the new styles of bands here in beautiful downtown Center Lovell, Maine, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains of western Maine and New Hampshire.  
Some Favorite New Custom Pieces

Original publish date: Jan. 6th, 2012

This was a great season for custom pieces.  These Tree of Life rings are made in white gold with the sapphire gems from the girls' Great-grandmother's ring which was broken beyond repair, made by their mother for Christmas.  Such a cool way to remember our ancestors. 

These sapphire earrings were custom designed for comfortable everyday wear that looks amazing. 

This heavy sterling silver Tree of Life dog tag style pendant with heavy cable chain was perfect for the young man turning 18 on his high school graduation day.  Congrats Chase :) 
The crinkle cuff has been Bill's new idea.  So far he has been very successful with this new narrow version in yellow gold with the matching earrings.

 

 

And of course there has to be one picture of Kezar Lake in Center Lovell Maine overlooking the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  So pretty.
Wishing Everyone a Happy and Peaceful 2012!

Original publish date: Dec. 31st, 2011

2011 was a great year here at Harvest Gold Gallery.
 2011 a great year for jewelry and beautiful American made fine art and crafts.

 

2011 was a great year for beautiful women wearing Harvest Gold Jewelry.


 The winter season sparkle with Maine pink tourmaline earrings.

 Summer sizzles with sterling silver and lots of warm sun.

 

Thank you.
 Peace be with you and yours this coming year.
The View in Center Lovell

Original publish date: Dec. 18th, 2011

 

People ask us all the time, "Do you ever get tired of the view?"  And our answers is always: "Never." Bill's new sterling silver cuff frames Kezar Lake nicely, don't you think?
We thought we would just share a few beautiful moments we have witnessed this season here in Center Lovell on Kezar Lake overlooking the White Mountains of western Maine and New Hampshire.
The Mountain ring in 14k white gold and the White Mountains, could you ask for a better background?
The mountains in this sculpture carved out of a moose antler by artist Sherri Medley, mirror the horizon.
Live edge wooden picture frames and bowls, made in America, and the skyline make a natural combo.
Early morning mist and the pink sky,
Add the full moon and some sparkly white snow,
And a new design is born!
Pastel colors with an early season dusting of the white stuff make you feel the frost in the air.
Bill's new Krinkle cuff in white gold is available in yellow gold and sterling silver too.
We always are checking out the view and will keep you posted on as many beautiful moments as we can.  Thanks for a great year here at Harvest Gold Gallery.
New Custom Jewelry at Harvest Gold Gallery!

Original publish date: Oct. 27th, 2011

 

 I know most of you want to see the view so here it is.  The top of Eastman Hill, in Center Lovell Maine overlooking Kezar Lake and the White mountains.  Now, here are some recent custom pieces we've made.

This Sterling silver charm bracelet was made to order.  She picked from over 20 different designs of hand cut images to make her bracelet special.
 


This woman wanted a ring she could wear and wear every where!  She was so happy :)

 

 This one was so much fun I had to post 2 pictures.  She found the Maine tourmaline in Bethel Maine herself and we made the setting in sterling silver.

The light house design comes from a wonderful story of love and romance.  A couple came to visit the Harvest Gold "factory"v after having collected our jewelry for over 25 years of their marriage.  She always loved light houses we were happy to make a new design.

 


Friends from my youth with special days to celebrate.

 A wonderful fun piece made of Maine tourmaline and 14k yellow gold for one of our favorite people.

Of course, there has to be a wedding band.  So pretty with a diamond for every child.

This ring is a recycling of a beautiful blue topaz reset into sterling silver with a 14k rose gold accent.

 

And one last shot of the view atop Eastman Hill.  Thanks for all the fun custom opportunities. 
15th Summer in Center Lovell
Original publish date: Aug. 21st, 2011

 

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Harvest Gold Jewelers Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd are showing their beautiful jewelry at the Gallery for the 15th season in Center Lovell.

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Lynda and Bill started their jewelry company in 1985.  They were living on Knight’s Hill Road with their new baby and Lynda was making jewelry in the basement.  Bill was a chef at that time in Fryeburg at the Oxford House Inn.  After his son was born Bill decided that he would be able to spend more time with his family if he joined the jewelry business with Lynda. 

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 He started with the sales.  The first day he brought home a bottle of champagne to celebrate his success. Of course the wine cost more than the profit!

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He learned quickly both from Lynda who grew up making jewelry in Lincoln, MA and from his jeweler friends.  Bill attended Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts to learn from Heike Seppa the raising technique he uses to make his flexible gold cuffs. 

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 Being a creative person, Bill took his new skills to design and fabricate a gold cuff that won an award for American goldsmithing in 1987.  Together they created a line of wearable gold jewelry that would be sold in some of the finest galleries and jewelry stores in America. 

26 years later, the kids are grown and Lynda and Bill run a beautiful American made fine art and craft gallery in Center Lovell.  The jewelry line has expanded to include sterling silver as seen on Carley, their daughter.   Lynda has been busy stringing tourmaline and other gemstone beads and pearls into lovely.

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  They specialize in recycling old gold into new pieces that can be worn and enjoyed for generations to come.   You can bring your old gold to the Gallery and recycle it into something that you can wear everyday.  Remembering the person who maybe worn it as a wedding band or earrings before you and thinking about who may wear it in the future.  

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Stop by and see their fine jewelry at the Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell, open daily.  207-925-6502 and always on the web www.harvestgoldgallery.com