By Michelle Graff

I'm glad I write about jewelry and don't make it.

After recently viewing the jewelry-making process at A. Jaffe's factory, I have a whole new respect for the trade. Yes, it's tedious and repetitive, but the results are oh so worth it. I just wish I had the patience to deliver some beautiful rings like this company does.

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