2020 Wedding Band Trends:  New Looks, Consistent Favorites, and Reigning Classics

Wedding Band Trends_Header Throughout the past decade the wedding industry has seen a tremendous shift towards personal expression.  Long gone are the rules that once dictated every aspect of a wedding from white wedding gowns and formal banquet halls, to stiff posed photography and matchy-matchy wedding bands.  Today's weddings are all about telling your love story, through unique details and creative wedding planning.

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.  

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: