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What to wear to Houston Rodeo

28 Feb
druzy quartz earrings

March is here! You know what that means in Houston…Rodeo Houston! Almost 20 days of rodeo competition, the best country concerts, horse shows, shopping, turkey legs, and more! Break out your best boots (or most comfortable boots if you plan to walk all day) and cowboy hat. But don’t forget the jewelry to complete your […]

Top gifts for Valentine’s Day

05 Feb

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…Pssst! Don’t forget: It’s February 14. At Quenton Elliott Jewelers, we’ve made the shopping easy for you. Here are our top picks for romantic Valentine’s Day gifts. Insider tip: Call Quenton for special pricing at (713) 528-1641. He’s in the mood to make a deal. All of these items […]

How to clean and store pearl jewelry

21 Jan

Whether pearls are natural or cultured, salt or fresh water grown, the surface is made of a soft organic mineral that should be properly cared for. The lustrous surface of a pearl is formed of aragonite, a soft organic mineral consisting of calcium carbonate. Because pearls are made of a soft organic material, the surface […]

What is vintage versus antique?

03 Oct

What do the terms ‘Estate’ ‘Contemporary’ ‘Vintage’ ‘Antique’ ‘Period’ really mean? I have been asked this question countless times through the years. However, it is a question I am always happy to address with a slightly different and hopefully clearer approach. ‘Estate’ by definition: Originating in Middle English, from Old French and Latin roots; the […]

Online store now open

16 Aug
online store now open

On August 16, 2016, Quenton Elliott Jewelers launched its first online store! The online store features vintage and estate jewelry, and unique QE original designs. Customers can browse in-stock items and check out with secure processing. Quenton Elliott Jewelers accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, and all items are shipped with insurance for the full […]

What is the value of estate or inherited jewelry?

01 Aug

We are regularly asked ‘what is this jewelry worth?’ – as if the owner expects the value to increase over time. That’s a common misconception about the jewelry market. But what happens when you have inherited a large amount of jewelry? Maybe mom passed last year, surviving dad by six years. Sure, he loved buying […]

QE Jewelers enter AGTA Spectrum Awards with ‘steam punk’ tourmaline pendant

12 Jul
tourmaline used for competition pendant

I am excited to announce that I entered the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards Competition. American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is the largest loose gem trade organization in the world, and the Spectrum Awards Competition is an international competition. I am honored to be among the designers who entered, and would like to share my inspiration […]