Bella's Fine Jewelers

The authors of Bella's Blog are dedicated to the American Jewelry scene. From pairing jewelry with today's trend to gemology, Bella's blog will intrigue even the most passionate jewelry fanatic.
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June Birthstone Pearl: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

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If you were luck enough to be born in June, then you have the distinct privilege of claiming pearl as your birthstone!  These lustrous spheres have been lauded throughout history for their beauty and cultural symbolism.  

April 25, 2018

The Bells

Are Gold Wedding Rings All The Same? And More Q&A

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Are gold wedding rings all the same?

Good question!  The answer is no, gold wedding rings can vary greatly even within their own Karat.  I am sure you have many more questions, some of which other brides and grooms, just like you, are asking too.  Here are some common questions regarding gold wedding rings and some helpful information to guide you to the perfect metal:

 

April 05, 2018

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I Love Rose Gold Wedding Rings, Here's Why...

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We are in a rose gold renaissance; from fashion to jewelry this romantic blush hue is everywhere!  And, yes, that includes wedding rings!  Previously, wedding ring trends were dominated by white gold and before that yellow gold.  Granted, I still love white and yellow gold, but rose gold has been a breath of fresh air!  After all, not only is rose gold romantic and beautiful, but it pairs perfect with yellow and white gold; giving you a gorgeous mixed metal look.   

March 29, 2018

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Ultimate Guide To Wedding Rings 

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Welcome to my ultimate guide to wedding rings.  Here I will break down everything you need to know to not only find a ring you love, but one that will honor your budget and fit with your lifestyle.  It is my hope that this information will take the mystery and stress of out the entire process of shopping for a wedding band and guide to the perfect wedding ring or rings (yes, maybe more than one wedding ring...but we'll get to that trend later).  I have broken the guide into the following four parts.  This will make it easy for you to refer back to the information you need as you move through the process:

I. How To Buy A Wedding Ring
II. Selecting The Best Wedding Ring
III. Important Wedding Ring Vocabulary
IV. Gender Neutral and Men's Wedding Ring Designs
 

 
PART I:
How To Buy A Wedding Ring
"How do I buy a wedding ring?"

May Birthstone Emerald: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

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Did you know that the May birthstone, Emerald, has been a beloved stone of royalty throughout history?  The earliest record mining of Emerald was in Egypt in 330 B.C. and it was one of Queen Cleopatra's favorite stones.  Rome's Pliny The Elder described it's color as "nothing greens greener."  Learn more about Emeralds below...  

March 15, 2018

The Bells

Bring 2018 Wedding Colors Into Your Bridal Look With Jewelry and Wedding Rings

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Jewelry is a great way to pull your wedding colors into your bridal fashion.  This can include key pieces of wedding jewelry, like your wedding band, to accessory pieces, like your necklace, earrings, or bracelet.  

March 07, 2018

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Tips For Matching Wedding Bands With My Engagement Ring

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The first thing you need to remember when you're trying to match a wedding band with your engagement ring is that there are NO RULES!  Therefore, it doesn't matter if it's an exact matching wedding band or you want to explore matching wedding bands that have some differences from your engagement ring.  What matters is that you love the wedding band you choose.  Here are two examples of the same diamond band with it's matching engagement ring, as well as a non-matching engagement ring:

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Matched Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Set

 

February 07, 2018

The Bells

Wedding Trends 2018: Dogwood Wedding Ideas

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Wedding Trends 2018: Dogwood Wedding Ideas

One of my favorite flowers is poised to be the 'it' flower for 2018 weddings and the evidence is everywhere; dogwood bouquets, dogwood wedding gowns, dogwood wedding cakes, dogwood wedding bands...the list just goes on!  Here are some of my favorite examples and if you follow the links you can learn more about the designers behind them.  Enjoy!

February 01, 2018

The Look , The Couch

What Is a Claddagh Ring? Discover Celtic Jewelry

Claddagh Ring and a Celtic Jewelry tradition

The Claddagh has a rich history dating back over 300 years to a small fishing village in Galway, Ireland, for which is also it's namesake, Claddagh.  There are two Galway legends that are believed to be the origin of the ring.  What legend do you believe?

Legend of The Claddagh: Richard Joyce's Love
One legend says that, Galway native, Richard Joyce had been captured by East Indie pirates who sold him into slavery at a plantation in Algeria.  It was there that Richard learned the art of metal smithing.  After escaping or being released he returned home to his true love.  It is said that before he left the plantation he took some of the precious metal dust from which he would craft his true love the first Claddagh ring to show her his love, friendship, and fidelity throughout his absence.

April Birthstone Diamond: A Desired Stone Throughout Time 

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In addition to being one of the most sought after gems on the planet, diamonds are also the birthstone for those lucky enoght to be born in April!  From their lusterous prismatic flashes to theor enchanting legend and lore, diamonds are gift to be treasured!