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Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts

Wondering what to gift your leading lady this Valentine’s Day? Well that’s what we’re here for! Forget about the chocolates and the flowers, jewelry always makes the perfect present. Whether she likes diamonds or gemstones, you’ll find something that’s just her style at Jewelry.com.

Birthstones Garnet, ruby, amethyst – there are so many birthstones to choose from! Shower her with color this Valentine’s Day. Check out our Birthstone Deals sale, featuring birthstone jewelry for every month of the year.

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Click here to view this amethyst jewelry.

Hearts – Nothing says, “I love you” like hearts (it’s true!). Shop our From The Heart collection, curated with 100 pieces of heart jewelry. She’ll love whatever you pick out. Trust us!

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Click here to view this heart jewelry.

Diamonds – You can never go wrong with diamonds (seriously). As Confucius once said, “Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble without.” Browse through our assortment of diamond necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

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Click here to view this diamond jewelry.

Happy shopping and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Holiday Gifts: Go Big Or Go home!

It’s the holiday season, fa-la-la-la-la! Are you still searching for the perfect gift (or gifts plural!) for the special lady in your life? Well we have a saying over here at Jewelry.com…go big or go home! Check out these jewelry gifts, fit for every fashionista.

Diamonds – Diamonds are forever (it’s a fact!). Treat her to some dazzling diamond earrings this year, or a diamond earring and pendant set. Shop for diamond jewelry at Jewelry.com.

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Click here to view these diamond earrings & pendant.

Colorful Stones – Does she incorporate a lot of color into her wardrobe? Get her a trendy blue topaz bangle, or a blue topaz ring. It’s December after all, and blue topaz is December’s birthstone. Shop for blue topaz jewelry at Jewelry.com. 

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Click here to view this blue topaz jewelry.

Pearls – Is she an Audrey Hepburn fans? If so, then pearls are just right for her. A unique pink pearl necklace or pearl bow necklace and earring set are just what you’ve been looking for. Shop for pearl jewelry at Jewelry.com.

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Click here to view these pearl earrings & necklaces.

 

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

Wedding Jewelry: Bridesmaids Gifts

It’s wedding season! Planning a wedding (congrats!), and looking for something special to give your bridesmaids? Jewelry always makes the perfect gift. Here are five jewelry gifts for your wedding party.

Classic Pearls – Every woman needs a good set of pearls in her jewelry box to channel her inner Audrey Hepburn. Treat your bridesmaids to classic pearl styles from Jewelry.com.

Click here to view these pearl earrings and bracelet.

Click here to view these pearl styles.

Dazzling Diamonds – You can never go wrong with a diamond present. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend after all! Shop for dazzling diamonds at Jewelry.com.

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Click here to view these diamond styles.

Sweet and Simple – Petite and delicate styles are hot right now, especially when it comes to necklaces. Thank your bridesmaids with a versatile every-day necklace that they can wear with any outfit.

Click here to view these sweet and simple necklaces.

Click here to view these sweet and simple styles.

Alternative Gemstones – Alternative gemstones are a great gift for your bridesmaids who prefer modern over classic styles. Shop our Cristina Sabatini and Sajen designer boutiques for alternative gemstone jewelry.

Click here to view this Sajen ring.

Click here to view these designer styles.

Personalized by Chrysalis – Gift your bridesmaids matching bracelets with different charms that match their color preferences and personalities. Shop for Chrysalis designer bracelets at Jewelry.com.

Click here to view these Chrysalis Bangles.

Click here to view these Chrysalis styles.

What type of jewelry will you give your bridesmaids?

Top 3 Travel Jewelry Essentials

The weather’s getting warmer, and you know what that means – it’s time to start planning for those warm-weather vacas! We don’t know about you, but for us, the hardest part of vacation (other than having to come home) is packing. We’ll admit that we’re slight over packers, but hey, we’re working on it, and over the years we’ve gathered a few great packing tips. Here are three travel jewelry essentials to pack for that upcoming vacation.

Jewelry Basics – Since you’ll most likely be traveling with a number of different outfit options, try to pack some basic jewelry pieces that will match with the majority of your outfits. For instance, bring along a pair of simple studs or a plain bangle. Depending on where you’re going, you might also want to consider packing less expensive pieces that you can easily replace if they’re lost or stolen. Take a look at our suggestions in the photo below, and shop for your own jewelry basics at Jewelry.com. 

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Statement Jewelry – Vacation is a special occasion, and statement jewelry is always perfect for a special occasion. Make sure to pack one or two fun pieces of statement jewelry, like some colorful earrings or that cocktail ring you haven’t taken out of the box. We have some great suggestions in the photo below that can be purchased at Jewelry.com.

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Wedding Band & Engagement Ring Alternatives – If you’ve got a clunker of an engagement ring or an expensive wedding band, it might be a good idea to leave them at home, and wear an alternative ring while on vacation. Of course this depends on where you are traveling to, but it’s always smart to be extra cautious when traveling with your favorite jewelry pieces! Rock a gemstone or Swarovski ring, or a simpler band. Check out our suggestions in the photo below, and get your ring-alternatives at Jewelry.com.

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Happy and safe travels!

3 Jewelry Buying Tips For Men

Gentlemen, are you having trouble finding your special someone something she’ll absolutely love (Mother’s Day is right around the corner!)? We’re firm believers that jewelry always makes a great gift. Take a look at our three jewelry buying tips.

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1) Ask For Help – If asking for help from one of her friends isn’t necessarily your cup of tea, then we have a better idea. Do some snooping (aka “gift researching”)! This is one time when snooping in her jewelry box is okay. Does she own a lot of rings or more necklaces? Does she like colorful gemstone jewelry or is classic black and white more her style? 

2) Educate Yourself – If you noticed she has a lot of gold jewelry while “gift researching,” learn a little more about gold jewelry so you can make an educated decision when purchasing. Maybe you want to spice up her jewelry box with some white gold or rose gold. Read about the different types of gold in our blog post “Shades of Gold.”

3) Splurge A Little – Splurging a little on jewelry is totally okay (and we encourage it!). Jewelry is something she can wear forever, and there are some great styles that you can buy for under $100. Check out our $99 Jewelry Sale for some pretty pieces all $99 and under.

For more jewelry tips, read our blog post “Jewelry Buying Mistakes Men Make When Buying Jewelry As A Gift.”

Pearls, Diamonds, & Gemstones: Faberge Unveils “Faberge Pearl Egg”

As jewelry enthusiasts, we love anything with glitz and glamour, especially a blinged-out Faberge Pearl Egg! Faberge unveiled its first Faberge egg after 99 years, in Qatar last week. The egg was shown at the exhibition of watches and jewelry.

The “Faberge Pearl Egg” is designed with an impressive 139 white pearls, over 3,300 diamonds, and other precious gemstones. Reminds us a little of Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress (now stolen!) featuring 6,000 pearls. The bejeweled egg will be sold after its exhibition.

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Any guesses how much the Faberge Pearl Egg will go for?

Here’s some more Faberge eye candy to ogle (we’d welcome any one of these eggs into our lives).

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The Jewelry Insider

March 22, 2011

What do you do with a 30-year collection of precious gemstones? If you’re an anonymous Chinese collector with an affinity for Da Vinci, you create a 100,000-carat replica of the Mona Lisa and put it on display in a local shopping mall.

And you thought The Real Housewives had too much leisure time?

The carat-heavy creation is thought to be the most expensive replica of the masterwork and perhaps the most expensive artwork ever made – taking five years to complete.

While many strange materials have been utilized in the past as the basis for Mona Lisa duplicates – including coffee cups, pieces of toast, motherboard components and even burger grease – jewels and gems are apparently a first.

So what’s the price tag for macked-out Mona? The secretive designer won’t reveal the final number – which is sure to be hefty one if it goes on the auction block later this year.

In the meantime, mall rats can marvel at Mona in between stops at the Shenyang shopping center food court and accessory splurges at Claire’s.

Selecting the Right Gemstone

Whether you’re a newcomer to the gem world looking to add color to your wardrobe, or a veteran gemstone wearer fine-tuning your look, finding the right gemstone jewelry is a key way to express your own personal style. But this doesn’t have to be a grueling decision. Here are some practical tips for selecting gemstone jewelry that works best for you.

Developing Your Own Style
First of all, any gemstone jewelry you select must be comfortable. For instance, make sure necklaces hang at the “right” length for you and lay well around your neck. Experts offer similar advice for earrings: with dangling styles, make sure they hang at a comfortable length, fit well against the ear and don’t tip forward. Likewise, bracelets and rings should fit comfortably and shouldn’t slide off with a simple shake of your arm or hand.

Next, the jewelry must be appropriate for your personality and lifestyle. A glitzy necklace that would dazzle for a night out on the town probably wouldn’t work for someone with a more casual outlook. Intent is important. Are you looking for a fashion accessory to match certain outfits, a particular season/event or a specific function, such as jewelry for work? Or are you looking for a piece you will wear everyday? Obviously, things like fashion, price, versatility, durability and other factors will play differing roles in your buying decision, based on your intent.

As for which color best suits you, one way to determine this is to take stock of what’s already in your closet. What clothing styles, colors, materials, lengths, etc. are most prevalent? This will give you important clues about the specific gemstone jewelry that will work best for you. In addition, look at your makeup, scarves, hair accessories, and current jewelry for more cues about the jewelry colors and styles most appropriate for you.

Finally, consider your physical features: body type, face shape, finger/hand length and width, hair/eye color, complexion and other characteristics. These factors also will play a key role in determining which gemstone jewelry will look best on you.

Seeking Quality
Once you’ve got the style down, you want to be assured of the quality of any piece you’re interested in buying. Keep in mind that quality determines the value of a stone. Like diamonds, gemstones are judged by the “Four Cs” of color, clarity, cut and carat weight, with color the most important consideration, by far. The better the color, the higher the price. Better clarity and better cut also cost more – and generally, the larger the stone, the more it will cost per carat. Even to an untrained eye, many of these kinds of differences can be seen when similar stones are examined side-by-side.

Other factors that may influence the price of a gemstone include whether it is readily available on the market or subject to supply limitations; whether it’s a “hot” color or stone right now, or for various reasons may be unpopular; whether it’s a single stone or part of a matched set, particularly in special shapes or cuts; and sometimes, its origin (for every stone, there is a particular location known for producing the finest quality variety of that stone – and often, you’ll pay more for a stone from that prized region because of its reputation).

But quality extends beyond simply examining the stone. You need to pay special attention to the setting, as well. Make sure the metal holds the stone firmly and squarely in place. Check prongs to make sure they are tight and sturdy. Look at the finish – is the metal well-polished with no pockmarks or other imperfections? Also, turn the piece around and examine the back – a well-made piece of jewelry will have a good finish on both front and back. If the piece is gold, check for a karatage stamp, as well as a company trademark stamp. This means the company is standing behind the product and assuring you the karatage is as stated. As for bracelets or necklaces, check the clasps, as well. A quality piece of gemstone jewelry will have sturdy, quality clasps.