June 01, 2017

The Look , The Gem

Die Struck Jewelry Is Superior

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When people find out that I work in fine jewelry, they amost always ask me "how do I know if I am buying quality jewelry?"  Often times this is followed by a 'quick' visit to their jewelry box to show me some of their favorite pieces.  Sadly, I see lots of beautiful designs that they spent a fortune on, that are wearing away to nothing, missing stones, or are showing early signs of cracks and thinning.  It's heart breaking because I know they love their jewelry, but sadly, their jewelry is just not holding up and soon they will not be able to wear it anymore.  

February 08, 2017

The Look , The Gem

5 Ideas For Wearing 'Greenery' Pantone's Color of the Year

How To Wear Greenery
(Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year)



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"Greenery" Look #1 - Just A Little

Have you ever heard that "less is more"?  This sheer embroidered top from Zara, epitomizes that saying!  The subtle use of the color, 'Greenery,' in the foliage pays tribute to Pantone's color of the year.  It's elegant, understated, and stylish.  You can also achieve this look with a scarf, handbag, or shoes.  

Jewelry Tip: Pair your look with a piece of yellow or rose gold jewelry. The metal's warmth brings out the rich tones of "Greenery."


September 08, 2016

The Look , The Gem

Iconic Jewelry Moments In the Movies

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Jewelry holds a special place in our hearts.  Simultaneously, it is valuable, sentimental, and beautiful.  Therefore, it's inevitable that it would play a major role in some of the most popular movies in our country's history.  Here are 5 movies that had iconic jewelry moments.

September Birthstone Jewelry You Will Love

September Birthstone Jewelry

Long gone are the days of modest birthstone jewelry, such as stud earrings and little round gemstone pendants. Today, birthstone jewelry (including September birthstone jewelry) encompasses all gem jewelry.  Any gem necklaces, rings, or earrings can be selected giving new life to a once stale category.  If you see a gem jewelry designs that you love, simply customize it with your birthstone. Here are some fun designs to get you going!

Jewelry that says 'Love'

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Jewelry is given for a number of reasons, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones.  The common denominator in all these gifts is love.  You give because you love.  Here are 5 gifts that define love, both literally and figuratively.

October Birthstone: Opal

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Opal, the October birthstone is a favorite for all jewelry lovers.  Often called, the kaleidoscope gem, its flashes of color make this an alluring gem.

July 06, 2016

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Summer Cocktails for Your Gem Jewelry

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I love gemstones!  And, on hot summer day I love a fruity cocktail.  So, why not have a little fun and play match that drink.  Here are a collection of gem jewelry worthy cocktails for your summer delight. Just click on the cocktail name to get the recipes!