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 27, 2019

The Look , The Gem

Tips To Engagement Ring Shopping When The Diamond is More Important Than The Setting

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Buying an engagement ring is essentially two separate purchases: the diamond and the setting.  Knowing which is most important will help you focus your budget and get the most for your money.  If you decide that the diamond shape, size, and quality are paramount to the look of the setting than this is the article for you!  These tips will help you find a ring that does not distract from your stone, will help you protect your stone, and find a setting that looks fantastic in any stone.

June 19, 2019

The Look , The Gem

February Birthstone Amethyst: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

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Rich purple hues are one of the many reasons people love the February birthstone, Amethyst. This captivating color and long history make this an excellent birthstone.  Let's take a closer look.
June 19, 2019

The Look , The Gem

January Birthstone Garnet: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

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If you were born in January, than Garnet is your birthstone.  This richly colored stone is not only popular as the January birthstone, but as one of the most popular colored stones on the market today.  It is most commonly thought of as a red stone, with slightly more of a yellowish hue than ruby.  However, this stone commons in a variety of other colors including green Tsavorites, orange Spessartite, and a red purple grape garnet.
June 12, 2019

The Look , The Gem

August Birthstone Peridot: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

August Birthstone Peridot 

When I think of August, I think of sunny, vibrant, and luscious greenery.  What more perfect stone to represent this month than Peridot!  Let's take a look at the lore and gemology of this beautiful stone.

2019 Engagement Rings: Trendy Not Crazy

 

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I recently googled "Engagement Ring Trends" and what I found was...well, a little crazy.  It certainly is not what we have been seeing among shoppers or with our contacts in the industry.  

Now, please don't get me wrong, I love a good trend, but an engagement ring isn't a purchase that you will wear for a couple years and then tuck away in your jewelry box;  thinking "Wow, I can't believe I wore that."  Rather, your engagement ring style is one that needs to last a lifetime, looking as beautiful in 30 years as the day you first presented it.  

What to ask when engagement ring shopping?

Engagement Ring Shopping Questions

Buying an engagement ring is an overwhelming purchase and knowing what questions to ask will be crucial.  We have broken down some of the best engagement ring questions to help you gather the information you will need to find your perfect ring.  Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.

 

 Ask Yourself

Before you shop take sometime to explore your capabilities in terms of budget, time-frame, and developing a basic understanding of the language needed to be a smart shopper.  

Budget

April 03, 2019

The Look , The Couch

Top 5 Symbolic Mother's Day Gifts

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Moms gets lot of plants on Mother's Day.  This year, why not blow her mind with a gift that will not only add a little sparkle to her eyes, but act a symbol for everything she has done, is doing, and will do.  Here are my top symbolic pieces of Mother's Day jewelry:

February 18, 2019

The Bells

My 5 Favorite Wedding Trends (and who's doing them best)

 

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Scrolling through my Instagram feed I have noticed a shift in 2019 wedding trends.  In the past few years wedding style has drifted from boho chic to rustic romantic and vintage to ethereal.  This year, while wedding trends continue taking a unique path, I am noticing a greater movement toward artistry, authenticity, and celebrating the place and season of the celebration.  Here are my five favorite wedding trends on Instagram and the wedding artists, designers, and vendors I enjoy following the most!  

 

January 07, 2019

The Bells

How Long Does It Take To Buy A Wedding Band?

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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a wonderful time for you and your fiancé.  From the romance of joining your lives to the excitement of planning an amazing party, there is so much to take in.  However, along with all the fun of planning can come the stress of budgeting funds and, just as important, TIME!  After all, who wants to feel stressed and under the clock when you should be enjoying these exciting moments.