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.  

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:

3 Trendsetting Celebs and 1 Men's Wedding Band Style

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When it comes to choosing men's wedding rings these trend setting celebrities show us that timeless is top!   Yes, that's right; sometimes simple is the best and boldest look!  Let's take a closer peak at each of these handsome grooms and the wedding rings they choose.  Then, read on to learn how to select a timeless men's wedding band of your own!

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Nick Jonas Bold Wedding Band

December 13, 2018

The Bells , The Look

Jewelry You Can Wear After The Wedding: 5 Reasons To Shop Smart

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Time and time again I see friends buy elaborate costume jewelry for their wedding.  It's expensive. It's poorly made. And, typically, it is clearly costume jewelry.  Yes, maybe I'm a jewelry snob, but maybe I want to see the money they budget go to something that will look great, last a lifetime, and be something they can enjoy for years to come.  Here are my top 5 reasons your wedding jewelry should be something you can wear long after the wedding is over:

July 18, 2018

The Look

Celebrity Jewelry: Meghan Markle's Royal Pearl Earrings

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America's princess, Her Royal Highness Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (A.K.A. Meghan Markle), made headlines when she and Queen Elizabeth appeared at their first official engagement together.  However, attention soon turned toward her new timeless pair of pearl and diamond earrings.  Whats more, is that they match Queen Elizabeth's and are, in fact, a gift from the Queen's personal collection of jewelry. 

June 04, 2018

The Look

Can You Wear Gold In The Pool and Other Important Jewelry Care Tips For Summertime

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Having worked in jewelry for over a decade, I can tell you that I have seen my fair share of summer related jewelry accidents.  What's worse is that they were all avoidable! From wearing gold jewelry in chlorinated pools to sunscreen mishaps; here are 5 simple tips to safely enjoy your jewelry all summer long!

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.  

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...  

February 01, 2018

The Look , The Couch

What Is a Claddagh Ring? Discover Celtic Jewelry

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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!