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Written by Linda Palacios   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 13:11

A Diamond in the Rough
Give yourself a new jewelry wardrobe with the one you already have. Learn how this local gem can turn your unused jewelry into chic pieces you won't want to take off.

You have that jewelry from your grandmother that you never wear. Nostalgia helps you hold onto the broken necklace and the outdated brooch that you look forward to passing on to your kids one day — who will never wear it.


You're more likely to remember your grandmother if you wear her jewels than if those gems were stuffed in the back of your jewelry box, though. So put practicality back in your life, stay stylish and remember your loved ones with PAOLO, located at 3408 Telford Street in Clifton.


PAOLO offers a "Your Jewelry Makeover" program to repair, re-envision, recreate and redesign your jewelry wardrobe. During this complimentary program, a set of professionals work to clean your pieces, appraise any stones or metals and repair any damaged jewelry. After that, PAOLO works with you to categorize the pieces: keep, sell/trade and redesign.


All items in the redesign category head to the drawing board where a designer will work with you to help you realize your visions with the pieces — even if you're not sure what those visions are. Previous jewelry makeovers have transformed brooches into earring and necklace sets, and multi-diamond rings have become pairs of sparkling earrings. Even broken pieces can feel the touch of transformation. If a couple stones are missing from your diamond bracelet, PAOLO can refashion the bracelet into a fully functional piece without the cost of adding more diamonds.


121409FASHION3.jpgSo as the redesign process allows you to update the old and fix the broken, you can treat yourself to a new jewelry wardrobe without such a huge price tag. By reusing the metal and the stones, the only price you'll pay is for labor, "cutting costs dramatically," Owner and Lead Designer Paolo Salamone says.


And the staff at PAOLO will provide experienced labor with more than 100 years of combined experience, including master jewelers, graduate gemologists and talented designers. PAOLO has been serving the Tri-State's jewelry needs for more than 15 years and won the "Best of City" from Cincinnati Magazine. To take advantage of the "Your Jewelry Makeover" program, set up an appointment. To set up the appointment or to learn more about PAOLO, head to, e-mail Salamone at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (513) 751-2171


Photographer: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Model: Paolo Salamone
Location: The McAlpin

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