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Email sent: Sep 9, 2019 9:00 am

Is this your brand on Milled? You can claim it.

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From time to time a piece of jewelry shows up in the gray market with a tainted past.  Sometimes these pieces make it to the news.  Sometimes they don't...  

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The most notorious in recent years were a series of Rolex watches that turned up on eBay after a US Marshal auction.  They belonged to the now imprisoned money manager Bernie Madoff.  Almost every time they came up an editor at Hodinke would pick up the story like they did for this very collectible "red" Rolex Submariner

During a recent hunt online we came across something more nefarious, though.  A college championship ring...

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From the top view of the ring only a very few might be able to guess who the ring belonged to. 

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One side gives a bit more insight into the owners identity, but it is the other side that makes it clear

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Aaron Hernandez's National Championship Ring is on eBay.  Aaron's story gives this piece a pretty dark history, although in both Bernie and Aaron's case the pieces of jewelry aren't to blame, really.

The most famous piece of jewelry with a dark history is the...... Hope Diamond (of course) which is apparently CURSED enough to be blamed for the bad circumstances that fell on the 13 famous people who wore it.

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An interesting footnote about the stone is that was shipped by regular mail, in a plain brown package, in 1958 from the jeweler Harry Winston to the Smithsonian as a donation.

Jewelry is unlike many things in that it can often absorb meaning and history.  When we design and produce our pieces it is with the idea that they might one day take on a bigger meaning to someone.  With this in mind we make our pieces to last a long time and provide care to ensure they are serviced when needed.  

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Our TILDEN St. Michael Medal is made using a combination of precision machining and hand craft that leverages the best of the jewelry arts to produce a fine quality piece that can last for lifetimes.

CINTRA cross

$129.00

The SAINT MIKE /...

$59.00

ZION cross

$99.00

We would obviously be remiss if we didn't shamelessly plug our own pieces... 

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