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Summer Love is in the Air!

Summer Love Is in the Air at Harvest Gold Gallery! 

     Harvest Gold is excited to share that over the past week, Lynda and Bill celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary! And, like any doting parent, we are over the moon to announce that both of the Harvest Gold kids, Carley and Morgan, have become engaged! Carley met her fiancée Jake in Europe, while both were on study abroad programs at Stetson University. They fell in love while riding the trains, and sharing music together!  Carley and Jake have spent they last few months working as freelance photographers and journalists. They have travelled all over the world together, from L.A to Switzerland to Southeast Asia, and are returning home to Lovell this summer. Morgan met Alison while working here in Maine: at the Saco River, to be exact! Over the years they have moved back and forth between Maine and California (Lake Tahoe), and have built a happy life together, with a much-loved dog named Scout. While neither of the happy couples has yet to set a date, we know they will be over the moon to be together no matter what the future may bring. 

From left to right: Lynda and Bill, Morgan and Alison, Jake and Carley

Lynda built both Carley’s and Alison’s engagement rings, working with their beaus to produce custom rings from heirloom gemstones and gold. We would love to work with you in a similar process to create custom jewelry to help you build your perfect wedding!

What is the process of building a custom ring?

    If you have never customized jewelry before, the process can seem daunting. With so many options as to gemstones, metals, shapes, sizes, and price, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. However, we are here to make the process joyful and stress-free for you! Sit down with Lynda either in shop or through a video call, and we can talk you through the entire process. From initial remarks about your desired look, we will answer all your questions and guide you through the process of building your ring so that it is beautiful and long lasting, all while sticking to your budget.

We can recycle your old family jewelry into something new and beautiful, just for you!

Here are some of our suggestions for a beautiful wedding, no matter the time of year!


     Personalized weddings bands made from heirloom or recycled gold, or with local stones to represent the deep, earthly bond between you and your loved one. From rings that surround your finger in a band of never-ending mountains, to braided rings that symbolize your deep ties and connections to your other, the perfect ring for you can be found here at Harvest Gold! 

    Light and airy bridal jewelry, such as these stunning intertwined 14k gold White Mountain bracelets, to compliment the bride’s smile and to reflect the joy of the occasion. These bracelets can be easily dressed up or down to suit any style of celebration!

    Or perhaps a set of two wave bracelets, that when worn together, make calming curves of infinity around your wrist? Representing your never ending love and devotion, these cuffs will become a family heirloom that you can pass down and love for decades to come. 

     A hand hammered 14k gold linked necklace for the mother of the bride! On this special day, mom deserves to be recognized for her undying love and support of the happy couple. 

     These sterling silver charm necklaces make the perfect gifts for bridesmaids! We love the two pine trees on this charm representing the soon-to-be-married couple. This pendant will be a sweet and everlasting reminder of this wonderful occasion!

 "Ming's Summer Bouquet," by Jean Swan Gordon

    And come to us for all your wedding gift needs! From beautiful handblown glass, paintings of every medium, to rustic wooden sculpture, the perfect heartfelt gift can be found within our walls or gardens. 

 

 Whatever your wedding style, we hope that we at Harvest Gold can help you make your wedding sparkle just a little bit more!

                                                                             —Lynda and Bill

 

 

Spring Style With Harvest Gold Gallery!

Original publish date: Apr. 17th, 2012

Spring style has always included pearls.  
Big white fresh water pearls with classic gold hoops,
 accented with a suspended pearl makes a classic look, new.

 

Gold daisies set with pearls in the center Gold daisies set with pearls in the center and a flirty handmade 14k gold chain,

 


Ready for work or play!
 
Color for spring with Maine tourmalines set in 14k yellow gold.
Maine tourmaline in bright green and deep red set with diamonds or without, 
cuff in 14k rose gold and yellow gold, 
comfortable custom fit and made to last generations.
   Handmade gold bracelets to stack with textures and grace.
Rose pink cabochon cut Maine tourmaline with classic link bracelet in yellow gold.
 
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Pretty in Maine green tourmaline and interlaced gold hoops.
Stop by and say hello when in lovely downtown Center Lovell, 
overlooking Kezar lake and the white mountains.
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.
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.  
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.
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

 

For Your Valentine!

Original publish date: Jan. 12th, 2011

We have a lot of festive jewelry in our Etsy shop perfect for your Valentine!
And as always we LOVE making custom pieces! Feel free to contact us to start a dialogue about a one of a kind piece for your sweet heart.
Holiday Shopping with Harvest Gold Gallery!

Original publish date: Nov. 8th, 2010

There are only 6 weeks until Christmas and 4 until Hanukkah, so we wanted to help you out by sharing some of our top picks for this year's gift giving!

 

 

Want something unique and one of a kind...? We happily work with our customers in creating custom pieces. Check out our past custom work on our website.
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