Archive for October 2020

Topaz: Gem of Comfort

Fiery Orange. Honey Yellow. Champagne Orange. Smokey Brown. These are just some of the common warm hues that people associate with topaz. However, the most popular to date and well known is the yellow topaz gem. Throughout most of history, all yellow gems were thought to be topaz, and all topaz were yellowish.  This lustrous…

Read More

Bejewel Yourself in Luxury

By Beth Bernstein, INSTORE Magazine Guest Editor During the spring and summer months, we were in our WFH jewels, wearing just enough sparkle or shine for Zoom conferences or days we could escape for walks, trips to the beach or  the occasional dinner outside. But the more recent trends on the red carpet (the Venice Film…

Read More

Gabriel Everyday (TM) Jewelry: Going For The Gold

When it comes to jewelry women can wear every day, nothing beats the glow of yellow gold. It is a metal that works with almost all complexions and it can range from smaller layering pieces to bold statement styles. Looks can be inspired by the antique jewels of Victorian times such as lockets or vintage…

Read More

Gabriel Everyday (TM) Jewelry: Daytime Diamonds

One of my favorite diamond scenes in a iconic jewelry film is when Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei is shown a tiara, as a she puts it on her neck and told “you wear on your head” and she says,” I just like finding new places to wear diamonds” In the film, she is a women…

Read More

Bracelet Stacking for an Iconic Bohemian Chic Look

With the weather being the perfect temperature, that sweet summer turn fall contentment, allow yourself to don your bracelet collection that might have been neglected in the heat of summer. The sound of jingling bangles offers just a glimpse into the personality of the wearer: Is she a gypsy at heart? Or maybe you’re someone…

Read More

Jewelry Myths: Throw Out The Rules

Do you follow rules when it comes to wearing your jewelry? If you do stop right now. There are only two dictums you should live by and that is to follow Coco Chanel’s advice and “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” This way you are wearing your…

Read More

Anniversary Ring Ideas for Her

Whether you’ve been married for a short time or about to celebrate your golden anniversary, a new sparkler for your left or right hand, makes for an amazing and memorable gift that can be cherished always.  Depending on how you plan to wear the ring makes a difference in what type of style is best…

Read More

Remounting Your Engagement Ring

Whether you’ve been married for 10 years or about to celebrate your silver anniversary, it’s a common reality that at some point many women want to update their original engagement ring. While you can choose to wait for some major event such as an important anniversary, birthday or some other momentous occasion to upgrade your…

Read More

Read This Before Shopping for an Engagement Ring

Until the 20th century, proposing with an engagement ring was the exception not the rule. The presence of an engagement ring, like many other things, depended on the religion of the couple and their position in society. The modern tradition of giving an engagement ring arose relatively recently – in the first half of the…

Read More

Pink Tourmaline: Gem of Peace

Pink tourmaline can be found throughout the world. Rich deposits have been mined in the United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, and Namibia. But the finest quality stones are to be found in the Muzo mines of Brazil and in Namibia. Namibian pink tourmaline has a very intense color. Truly fine quality tourmaline gems…

Read More