Archive for May 2020

Milestone Anniversary Gifts by Year

The tradition of giving specific anniversary gifts depending on the number of years you’ve been married dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, when husbands gave their wives silver garlands on their 25th anniversary and gold garlands on their 50th anniversary. In 1922, Emily Post created the first modern anniversary gift guide in…

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Into The Blue, Sapphire Earrings

Whether associated with the calm, serene hues of the sea or the constancy of the stars twinkling in the sky, the color blue for gems represents comfort and stability as well as boundless opportunities, hope and dreams. In times of crises and the unknown, reliable color in gemstones are those we will want to wear.…

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The Chevron Engagement Ring Trend

In the world of engagement and wedding rings, trends are usually more long-lasting than say nail polish or shoe trends, and for good reason. The engagement ring is meant to stand the test of time. However new trends do emerge and one in particular that I am really loving these days is the chevron engagement…

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Colorful and Unique Engagement Rings on a Budget

When you’ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with and are ready to pop that famous big question, you’re on your way to the unique journey of engagement ring shopping. In terms of available options in the 21st century, sky is the limit, however many people find themselves on…

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All About Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Both modern and romantic in feel, rose gold engagement rings are a beautiful choice for today’s brides. Rose gold has a long and rich history dating back to the early 1800’s. In recent years it has become even more popular among brides who want a ring that exudes romantic feminine charm with a modern feel.…

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The History of the Ear Cuff

When a classic pair of earrings is just not enough, add a unique ear cuff to elevate your look to cutting edge style. As the obsession with the ear cuff continues to grow every season with designers, celebrities, and women, you may wonder about the history of this avant-garde trend. Once again unique styles are…

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His and Hers Matching Wedding Bands

Found the love of your life? Check! Magical proposal? Check! Wedding date set? Check check! It’s time to pick out your wedding bands, together! If you’re set on getting complementing wedding bands but not sure about your options read below to learn more. Most women in the US prefer wedding bands that sit perfectly flush…

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Ten Must Have Gifts for the Graduate

Beth Bernstein, Instore Guest Editor Although schools are shut down until the end of the school year and your kids might not have the traditional cap-and-gown graduation, nor the party and fanfare that goes with it, we think it’s even more reason to make sure you have a gift to commemorate the occasion and show…

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How to Care for Your Sapphire Earrings

Sapphire earrings are a timeless classic look that never goes out of style. The sapphire gemstone symbolizes purity, loyalty, and trust, and can be passed down from mother to daughter.   Style: EG13959W45SA To ensure that sapphire earrings stay beautiful and last for generations, here’s what you need to know about cleaning and caring for them.…

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Vintage Engagement Rings from the 1920s: Art Nouveau & Art Deco

In the early twentieth century, two new artistic movements emerged — Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Nearly a century later, both Art Nouveau and Art Deco continue to influence art and design including jewelry and engagement rings. Read on to learn what elements define these iconic 1920’s styles. Art Nouveau, which means ‘new art,’ developed…

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What is an Anniversary Ring?

One of the most momentous gifts for a woman on a special anniversary such as a wedding anniversary or the birth of a child is diamond jewelry. Diamond or gemstone bands are especially common and made more meaningful with the special date or love message inscribed on the inside of the band. Fine jewelry, especially…

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What the Halo?

If you’re with your man long enough to know he’s “the one” you know it’s just a matter of time until your Miss becomes a Mrs. You’ve no doubt begun your research into the engagement ring world and probably pinned a thing or two (or 22). As a newbie to the engagement ring world, all…

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Ring Jackets and Ring Enhancers Explained

Perhaps you’ve heard the word before and were totally confused as to how a jacket had anything to do with jewelry at all or you know a little and want to know more. Either way you are in the right place; by the end of this blog you will know all there is to know…

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The Timeless Elegance of Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Style: ER13891E3T44JJ What are emerald cut engagement rings? Emerald cuts can be easily identified by their elongated, rectangular form with precisely cut corners. They have small rectangular facets that resemble stairs or steps, differentiating them from the more common brilliant cuts. The emerald cut has 58 facets (25 crown, 8 girdle and 25 pavilion). Though these step…

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The History and Significance of Anklets

Bracelets aren’t just for our wrists; ankle bracelets, also known as anklets, have bedazzled our legs since ancient times. Gold, silver, dainty or dangling, anklet jewelry has been worn by different cultures throughout history around the world. What better way for a fashionable Sumerian or Ancient Egyptian woman to signify her social rank and husband’s…

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What is a Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring?

Style: ER14764R3W44JJ When in the market for an antique or vintage engagement ring there is much to consider. Estate sales, antique jewelry dealers etc. are the perfect channels to find such rings. For a ring to be considered truly antique it must be at least over 100 years old. If you are lucky enough to…

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All About Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

What are pear shaped engagement rings? One of the less popular but no less beautiful fancy shapes on offer for today’s brides is the pear shape, sometimes also referred to as the teardrop. This stone has certainly come a long way on the trend meter since Carrie Bradshaw’s infamous snuff back in the early 2,000s.…

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