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Faber Metalli Now Selling Mr. B’s Chocolates

We are incredibly excited to announce that, as of last week, Faber Metalli now sells chocolate! This is something that we have wanted to incorporate in our business for a long time, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity. When putting together our Valentine's Day Gift Package, we wanted to include something special, something that you couldn't just get at the grocery store. But we also wanted to support other local small businesses. That brought us to Mr. B's Chocolates, located just an hour north in Willmar, MN. Mr....

Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

Shop online or stop in Tuesday-Friday from 10am-6pm or Saturday from 10am-6pm to pick out the perfect gift.
Important 2017 Dates:
December 23rd - Last shopping day before Christmas
December 21st - Last day to have a ring sized before Christmas.
December 20th at 4pm - Online order deadline to guarantee arrival before Christmas
December 18th - Online order deadline for a ring that needs sizing

Gifts Under $1000
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Sapphire – September Birthstone

Chloe is a September baby, so sapphire is a fan favorite around here. The beautiful deep blue of a sapphire attracts more than just those born in September, and it is certainly deserving. Made of the same mineral as July's ruby, sapphire not only refers to the gorgeous blues, but also a whole rainbow of colors that corundum comes in. Corundum gemstones that are neither ruby red nor the traditional sapphire blue are known as "fancy-colored sapphires." Sapphires are incredibly stable and have a hardness of 9. This makes them a great...

Peridot and Spinel – August Birthstones

Did you know that in 2016, spinel was added as an August birthstone? Now August babies and their loved ones have two beautiful choices when it comes to birthstone jewelry. Peridot The original August birthstone, peridot has a beautiful grassy-green color. In fact, it very closely matches the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year - Greenery. It has been found all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica. Peridot has a hardness between 6.5 and 7, so it will be scratched by stones like sapphires and diamonds. It is great for earrings...

Bridal Jewelry at Faber Metali

You love is unique, and your ring should be, too. An engagement ring should reflect a woman's personal style and taste. After all, she'll be wearing it for the rest of her life! Is a simple solitaire right for you? Do you love all things vintage? Do you want a large diamond, or would you prefer a low-profile ring? Or maybe colored stones are your thing - no one said you have to get a diamond! What's your favorite color metal? Do you have a large budget or are you...

Faceting and Stone Work – What is Lapidary?

Faber Metalli - Goldsmithing and Lapidary Our name isn't exactly self-explanatory, is it? Faber Metalli is Latin for "craftsman of metal." Goldsmithing refers to jewelry making - whether out of gold, silver, or platinum. But what is lapidary? Lapidary comes from the Latin word for stone - "lapis." It is a noun, relating to stones and gems and the work involved in engraving, cutting, or polishing them. Examples of this are smoothing out stones into cabochons or faceting gemstones into the beautiful, light-enhancing shapes you find in most jewelry. Someone who does...

Common Jewelry Repairs

Today I'll be explaining some of the most common repairs that are requested or might be recommended. I can't give estimated prices, as there can be a huge range based on what metal the ring is made of, how big the ring is, and the extent of what is needed. Instead, this post will give you an idea of what a repair entails and when you might need it. Ring Sizing Depending on whether the ring is going up or down in size, a piece of metal is either cut...

Ruby – July Birthstone

Did you know that July and September have very similar birthstones? In fact, they have the exact same chemical structure! Ruby and sapphire are both made up of the mineral corundum. The difference is in trace elements that give ruby its rich red and sapphire its deep blue. July's birthstone, ruby, gets its color from the element chromium. Rubies are incredibly stable and have a hardness of 9. This makes them a great choice for rings that will be worn every day. Ruby jewelry can be cleaned at home with...

How to Bring in a Repair and What to Expect

If you've never brought your jewelry in before, and are realizing it's time to see a jeweler, you may have some questions. How do I bring a piece in? Is it okay to just walk in? How long will it take? First off, just bring it in! No need to make an appointment. We have a full service repair shop, and William can handle pretty much anything. However, the only way William can tell you exactly what needs to be done, what can be done, and what it will cost...

When to See a Jeweler

When to See a Jeweler

Think of all the things you do to take care of your car. You wash it, you change the oil, change the air filters, and more. Maybe you do it yourself, or maybe you bring it into a shop for routine maintenance. How long have you owned your car? How long do you plan to own it? In contrast, how do you answer those questions for your wedding ring? It's time to give your jewelry some of the same love and care. Your jeweler is your ring's mechanic and more....