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Engagement Ring Style Guide

Think of an engagement ring as “wearable art” to make choosing a style for your fiancée-to-be a more thoughtful, and even easier, process. While many men start with the diamond as the base for their thinking about an engagement ring, exploring the style of ring she’ll adore will take you closer to the perfect choice. You need to consider “the art of the ring.” While an engagement ring is a symbol of your love for your fiancée-to-be, don’t forget that it is also a wearable piece of art. Consider what type of art would be the perfect complement to her...

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5 Tips for Finding Your Most Beautiful Diamond

Knowing and weighing all your options will help you find the most beautiful diamond for your engagement ring. You can make yourself crazy trying to read all the information about diamonds and how to find the one you want. But sometimes you may not have the time to go through it all or you need a way to quickly remind yourself of everything you’ve learned. When you’re looking for the most beautiful diamond for your engagement ring, keep these five things in mind. 1. Cut Experts agree, the diamond’s cut and polish are the most important considerations when it comes to its...

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Necklaces to Fit Your Style

Jewelry lovers have many styles and lengths to choose from when it comes to necklaces. Chain necklaces Chain necklaces are available in many precious metals, such as platinum, sterling silver and various colors of gold. Chain necklaces are a popular jewelry choice for women and men. CHAIN TYPES ANCHOR CHAINS: Double links of uniform size connect to create a heavy, sturdy appearance. BEAD CHAINS: Small metal balls are linked by bits of wire between the beads. BOX CHAINS: Square links interlock to present a boxy design. Very thin versions of box chains are popular, especially for displaying pendants. BYZANTINE CHAINS:...

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Jewelry Repair: What You Need To Know

When a piece of jewelry is damaged, it’s a good idea to get it repaired as soon as possible before more damage occurs or additional links, stones or other decorative elements fall off and are lost. Be sure to collect any loose pieces you can, as our jeweler may be able to use them in the repair. What can jewelers fix? The most common repairs include: Ring sizing Ring prong re-tipping or replacement Ring head/setting replacement Ring setting/stone tightening Chain repair Clasp replacement Stone replacement Polishing and cleaning Pearl restringing Warranties When you consider purchasing a piece of jewelry, you...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Men

As the holiday gift-buying season bears down, it wouldn’t be surprising if the ones left on your list are your father, husband, son or another male relative or friend. Finding holiday gifts for men — ones they’ll really appreciate — can be a challenge. The jewelry store may not be the first place that pops into your mind, but it can be a treasure trove of possibilities when gift shopping for men. Here are some great holiday gift ideas for men. Which ones do you think the man you’re shopping for would appreciate most? BRACELETS/CUFFS: Available in many styles and...

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

You can never go wrong with a thoughtful piece of jewelry this holiday season to express your love and appreciation for that special someone in your life. From statement-making earrings for the woman who loves to live on the wild side, to simple, dainty stackable rings for the woman who isn't about the glitz and glam, give the gift of sparkle this year. Stocking Stuffers Add a little sparkle to brighten their season. Stackable Rings and Bracelets Help her start her own arm party or ring stack by giving the gift of stackable jewelry. The more the merrier when it comes to...

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How to Care for Stainless Steel Jewelry

Stainless steel jewelry is made of a steel alloy that contains chromium. The good thing about stainless steel is that it does not corrode or rust. Although it is also very durable, this type of steel can get scratched and stained. This is why you should follow some simple rules to keep your stainless steel jewelry in good condition. Stainless steel jewelry is pretty easy to clean. Simply follow these steps: 1. Pour some warm water in a small bowl, and add some mild dishwashing soap. 2. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth in the soapy water, and then gently wipe the stainless...

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How to Sell Your Diamond Ring for the Best Price

Selling your diamond ring is a great way to earn some extra cash. Whether it’s because you no longer want it, it reminds you of a past relationship or you simply need the money, it’s important to know about your ring. The more you know about the setting and the diamond itself, the more you can earn – and avoid being taken advantage of. Know the Setting Find out about the ring that you have. Silver, gold and platinum are all valued differently – with platinum being the highest. If you aren’t 100 percent sure what you have, take it...

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Today’s Engagement Rings Are Both Trendy and Timeless

Today’s Engagement Rings Are Both Trendy and Timeless Because it’s ’til death do you part for you and your ring, too. By Danielle Miele As a jewelry obsessed woman who also happens to wear an engagement ring, I never realized how often I look down at my ring on a daily basis. I peer at it out of habit, I frequently adjust it, and when I’m driving, it’s the first thing I notice when my hand is on the wheel. I often see others checking my stone out, too. It is an accessory that we, as engaged or married women, wear...

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What Your Jewelry Reveals About Your Personality

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. How true that statement is. The clothes you choose, the manner in which you speak, the way you style your hair and the type of jewelry you wear all combine to make a statement about who you are. Jewelry is one of the ways people identify themselves to others. Consider what the jewelry is saying about the people you meet at parties and on the street. Here are several general types as follows: Fun-Loving A person who wears large jewelry such as big hoop earrings, thick dangling necklaces, or...