Blog


Bridesmaids

They are your closest friends, your nearest and dearest supporters. They have always been there and now here they are again, as your bridesmaids on the biggest day of your life. A friend so near and dear deserves a special gift of thanks for all they’ve done and do. These days, bridesmaid’s gifts vary in price and quality. From glammed-up make-up bags to spa treatments,...

Read More


Birthstone Jewelry / Necklaces

The Pearls of Wisdom you might not know Pearls are the Only Gift of the Living Sea When it comes to jewelry, pearls are the only gemstone known to date that are made by living animals. There is no Perfect Pearl The look may be perfect, just what you wanted….the Tahitian Black the perfect tones of blue, but it won’t ever be perfect, because no...

Read More


Jewelry Tips

Conflict gemstones and diamonds (popularly referred to as ‘blood diamonds’) are mined in countries filled with civil wars and unrest. The money received from the sale of these stones is used to fund rebel movements and warlords. In an effort to stop these practices,  the UN has put sanctions on these diamonds, making the sale of such gemstones and diamonds illegal. Conflict free diamonds and ethically...

Read More


Diamonds

The one’s you might not know Burnt your tongue? Lick a diamond. Although this is highly UNADVISED, a diamond actually cools down your tongue, drawing heat away from it with its heat conducting qualities. Diamonds Don’t Like it That Hot Although diamonds are among the hardest natural substances on earth,  they will vanish completely in an oven at 763 degrees – without leaving a single...

Read More


Watches

Just in case you haven’t noticed, almost all advertising and promotional pictures for watches show the same set time.  10:10.  And it’s the same for digital watches too! Why is that the exact time chosen?  The theories for why all watches show 10:10 in photographs are indeed unusual. But here are a few: V for Victory The hands are nearly symmetrically balanced on the face...

Read More


Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring Engagement Rings

So you’ve found your gal and you’re ready to pop the question. Here’s a primer on common mistakes that can ruin that picture-perfect proposal. Avoid these common blunders and chances are, you’ll hear a resounding ‘yes’ when you propose with that perfect ring. Ring size – Proposing with an engagement ring of the wrong size is common. The safest bet is to get one of...

Read More


Jewelry Tips

A cathedral setting is a popular jewelry setting, usually used for rings, and beloved in engagement ring styles. Reminiscent of the soaring arches of a cathedral, a cathedral setting features artistically crafted arches that frame the diamond or gemstone center stone in grandeur. Creating an elegant, graceful appearance, a cathedral setting also helps protect the center, which is especially important with softer stones such as...

Read More


Gemstone Jewelry

Like the Bluest of Skies and Oceans Found only on one mountaintop on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, larimar is a form of pectolite, ranging in shades from white, light-blue, green-blue and deep blue. Larimar jewelry is often sold as a local specialty throughout the Caribbean. Also known as the Caribbean Gem, the Dolphin Stone, Blue Pectolite, Atlantis Stone, and Stefilia’s Stone, larimar...

Read More


Jewelry Tips

Also known as memory or tea rings, midi rings are rings that you wear at the top of your finger, midway between the tip of the finger and the  first knuckle. Although the style goes back to Medieval times, when they signified one being wealthy enough to not have to do much manual work, midi rings have become the “it” statement in accessories just within...

Read More



Page 30 of 58« First...1020...2829303132...4050...Last »