Archive for November 2020

Blue Topaz: Gem of Harmony

Since the discovery of large topaz deposits in Brazil in the mid-19th century, topaz has become much more affordable and widely available. In the 1960s, processes were developed to turn common colorless topaz blue with irradiation treatment. Topaz is a precious gem that comes in a range of colors. You can find this gem in…

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Red Carpet Jewelry: Celebrity-Worthy Pieces For Safe Holiday Fun

By Beth Berstein, INSTORE Guest Editor If you live in a warmer climate, maybe you have a small outside holiday get-together planned. Or maybe you are going to spend time with loved ones who you have been with since the pandemic first started. You might be planning a Thanksgiving or holiday celebration via Zoom. Some…

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Holiday Gift Gifting Trends

-By Beth Berstein, INSTORE Guest Editor Gift giving this holiday can be made simple if you are tuned into the style of the gift’s recipient and the key trends that the women (from wives to mothers and daughters) are falling head over heels for. Many of the styles Gabriel & Co. offers are at accessible…

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Beautiful Rose Gold Engagement Ring Settings for Every Budget

Engagement ring metals go through trends much like any other commodity, albeit at a slower pace, but every twenty years or so we see a resurgence in popularity of a new (but actually old) metal color.  Before the 90’s yellow gold was definitely all the rage, just look at your mother and grandmother and it’s…

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Halo Engagement Rings: A Brief History

If you look at many of the most popular styles in modern day, they are influenced by jewelry’s past. Such is the case with the highly coveted halo engagement ring, proving the old adage that ‘whatever old is new again.’ Halo rings were first called cluster rings and date back to the Georgian Era (1714-1837).…

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Every Age

This year more than ever, the lucky lady in your life deserves the best. Fine jewelry makes the perfect holiday gift no matter her age. Diamonds, gemstones and precious metals combine for timeless gifts that truly last a lifetime. ‘Tis the season to go big and wow her with the perfect piece this holiday season!…

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Facets of Life: Why We Are Grateful For The Unexpected Pause

We are in the midst of a remarkable time. Work patterns have been altered, favorite pastimes aborted, social ties snapped. Staying healthy instigated this drastic change, but what so many of us have discovered, is a reawakening of values. Ain’t it surprising how much we are not focused on what seems disposable. How satisfying to…

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A Colorful Life: Everyday Gemstone Jewelry

From subdued and pastel to vivid strong hues—colored gemstones continue in popularity. The trend that started approximately five years ago grows stronger as the palette runs in stones runs the gamut from familiar favorites to gems we are just discovering will work into our jewelry wardrobes. Different cuts abound and the styling is just enough…

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Citrine: Gem of Motivation

Citrine is a variety of quartz. The color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare. Most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes, which produces small lines in the crystal. Natural citrine has a cloudy or smoky appearance. “Ox Blood” or “Madeira” citrine is a dark, intensely saturated orangey-yellow. This quartz stone…

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Rings That Celebrate Love After the Wedding Day

By Tanya Dukes, INSTORE Magazine, Guest Editor Fairy tales and Jane Austen novels usually end with a wedding ceremony. Getting to “I do” marks the beginning of a brand new story. Most of a couple’s memories will be made after the nuptials end and those moments deserve to be celebrated, too. Even if the big…

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