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Jewelry Pairing for Men

June 16, 2015

Oh yes, we’ve talked about matching jewelry to women for a long time now. Whether its body or face type or the color of your face, we’ve paired you with just the right piece.

But men? Okay, we’ll admit it: we’re a little behind in our advisory duties.

With Father’s Day on the horizon (June 21st), let’s make up for lost time, shall we?

 

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The Colorful Rebellion of Mixed Gemstones

June 15, 2015

Once considered taboo, mixing different types and colored gemstones in one piece of jewelry is becoming a way to enhance each gem’s beauty, not detract. Like a bouquet of flowers, the visual experience is rich, multi-layered…and certainly colorful. The takeaway? Dare to mix your gems and metals. The rules that applied a generation ago just don’t cut it today…thankfully!

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth’s 18-karat white and yellow gold necklace with turquoise, tourmaline, pink tourmaline, aquamarine, quartz, Akoya pearls and diamonds. Courtesy Photo

Michael John Jewelry

Michael John Jewelry’s 18-karat rose gold ring with diamonds. Photo by Courtesy Photo.

 

Mish New York

Mish New York’s 18-karat gold cuff with brown diamonds, garnets, sapphires, peridot, aquamarine, citrine, pink tourmaline and iolite.

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. . .”I am definitely sentimentally attached to it.”

June 12, 2015

Dear Joe,

I just received my ring and I love it! It looks great! Thank you so much for finding the diamond and repairing this ring back to the way it was. I am definitely sentimentally attached to it.
Sincerely,
D

Rustic Cuffs Grace Wrists this Summer ala Miranda Lambert

June 10, 2015

Celebrities and their accessory choices while on tour often beckon an emerging trend. Which is the case with singer Miranda Lambert whose mother forged a merchandise relationship with Rustic Cuff. Coincidentally it’s also one of Lambert’s favorite pieces of jewelry.


Miranda Lambert Rustic Cuffs

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Bev [Lambert’s mother] worked with Rustic Cuffs to create the Platinum-themed pieces (there are three designs) after noticing that her daughter was already a big fan of the brand. “Rustic Cuff has been sending Miranda cuffs for as far back as her career began,” she tells PEOPLE. “On the Platinum Tour I noticed her nightly wardrobe included pieces from their collection. Miranda loves the pieces so much that I knew that fans would love them too. There are fans that wear the logo tees and caps but there are also fans that don’t wear that type of tour merch. They want something to represent their loyalty that is a little more subtle. The cuff is the perfect fit for them!”

Source: PeopleStyleWatch

Buying a Wedding or Engagement Ring you Can Afford

June 9, 2015

What’s the top stressor for a soon-to-be married couple?

It’s a pretty easy guess, right? Finances. And it stands to reason. The way we manage our money says a lot about us. Often we don’t realize the way our significant other deals with money until we’re living with them.

But even beforehand, in preparation of the Big Day, managing money certainly plays a part. Weddings can be exorbitantly expensive and we often overspend in an attempt to have the most perfect wedding possible. Then the bills rolls in months later and a newly wed couple feels the distinct strain of financial woes.

Ever since we started our business (over 100 years ago!), we considered finances along with the couples who have passed through our doors, always attempting to make sure the engagement and wedding ring you choose is something you can afford. The beautiful part? No sacrifices are needed. Diamond alternatives (like moissanite or Pure Grown diamonds) are available, making that “wow” factor so many women search for more than possible.

When you contact us, we discuss your budget and happily work within it. Start your marriage off fiscally right without sacrificing a single bling

Customer Service Quotes to Live By

June 8, 2015

We do more than pride ourselves in amazing customer service; we live it. It’s weaved into every communication we have with our client base. It goes into every detail of a custom design made engagement ring or family heirloom. It’s part of who we are, as third generation jewelers. These quotes serve as reminders to us and hopefully, will inspire you too!

The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations. – Roy H. Williams

 

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. – Jeff Bezos

 

The simple act of saying ‘thank you’ is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen. – Simon Mainwaring

Exceed your customer’s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more. – Sam Walton

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc

The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place.’ – Orison Swett Marden

“Received the ring today. WOW, it is gorgeous and a perfect fit.”

June 6, 2015

Hi Joe,

Received the ring today. WOW, it is gorgeous and a perfect fit. Can’t stop looking at it. My partner admired it for quite some time, then put it away for safe-keeping until the big day.

I took it back out to look at it again, under various lights :D. Couldn’t help it! The pink diamond is amazing. The shade of pink varies depending on the type of light. All the shades were beautiful.

Thank you so much for the phenomenal ring!
Hope to post some pics on your Facebook page soon. I hope I don’t have to wait too long.

Kind regards,
F

Chicago Museum Highlights Jewelry from late Victorian period to World War I

June 3, 2015

Most of us don’t think of fashion as an indicator to historical change. But each era of jewelry making represents the societal tide of that particular era. Chicago’s Driehaus Museum current exhibit highlights a particularly transitional time.

The exhibition’s more than 250 pieces — 150 from Driehaus’s collection — were created between the late Victorian period and World War I. At that time, jewelry makers in the world’s design centers responded to the world’s growing industrialization and women’s changing roles with daring new jewelry styles. Boldly artistic, exquisitely detailed, hand wrought and inspired by nature, their work became known as art jewelry, according to the museum.

“The urge for a new aesthetic emerged simultaneously in many countries at the turn of the century,” according to Elyse Zorn Karlin, exhibition curator. “Together they were defined by a rebellion against the strictures of the past and a look toward an exciting, less-encumbered future.”

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Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (German, 1861-1918), Octopus Waist Clasp, c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. (Photos by John A. Faier / The Richard H. Driehaus Museum)

 

Beautiful 3/4ct OEC (Old European Cut) diamond with a very small open culet

June 2, 2015

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Have you checked out Adam Says yet?

June 2, 2015

Have you checked out Adam Says yet? He claims to be the perfect friend who will tell you the “real truth” about your fashion choices. Well, he’s a bit harsh…but definitely funny! Thanks to Oprah.com for this bit.

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