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'

symbolic gem jewelry love

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

Opal jewelry

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

The Look , The Gem

Summer Cocktails for Your Gem Jewelry

gem jewelry and cocktails

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!  

Don't Swim With Your Rings!


Ahhh, Summer!  A time for weekend getaways, crisp pools, and heavenly days at the beach!  Blue water, sun glasses, refreshing cocktails, and cute summer dresses.

July 05, 2016

The Gem

June 08, 2016

The Gem

Kimberly Process and Conflict Diamonds: Why You Should Care


Conflict Diamonds and Kimberly Process

With a growing generation of young adults putting global awareness and social responsibility at the forefront, we are often asked about our diamonds and if they are conflict free.  However, a surprising number of people are unaware of what the Kimberly Process is and why it is so important.

Learn To Describe Engagement Ring Settings (Part I) UPDATED 2017

Classic Solitaire in White Gold

Shopping for engagement rings is much easier when you can explain what you want. Here is the first in a series of helpful guides to help you learn some basic engagement ring vocabulary.  Learn this and it will make the entire process of buying an engagement ring much easier.

The best way to learn to describe your perfect engagement ring is to think of it like a recipe.  Different ingredients make different rings.  Once you identify what 'ingredients' you want you can start to design your own engagement ring to your exact specifications. Here are the main ingredients that go into an engagement ring:

  1. Diamond
  2. Silhouette
  3. Head
  4. Shank
  5. Metal 


Engagement Ring Settings:  The Diamond

Selecting the perfect diamond takes a basic understanding of the 4C's of diamonds. I designed this guide to explain what all the C's mean and how they affect your choice of diamond, it's worth downloading so you can refer to it while you are shopping.