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

 Bella's Jewelry Care Tips For Summertime

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

Claddagh Ring and a Celtic Jewelry tradition

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!

Birthstone Jewelry: From January to December Birthstone History and Symbolism

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The tradition of wearing stones to represent the month you were born in, has a long and rich history that has crossed cultures, geography, and time.  Today we call them 'birthstones.' 

March Birthstone Aquamarine: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

March Birthstone Aquamarine

In addition to being the March birthstone, aquamarine is one of the most beloved gemstones today.  From the enchanting blue color, to it's rich history in legend and lore, aquamarine is always a top choice for jewelry shoppers!

Jabel's Carved Flower Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring Collection

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When it comes to heirloom quality jewelry, few of today's designers have the skill, knowledge, and time-tested methods as Jabel.  Their die struck jewelry is considered some of the best jewelry ever made.   Yet, it's not only their strength and durability that make their collections so appealing, it's their dedication to styling, especially with their carved collection of jewelry.  

June 01, 2017

The Look , The Gem