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  • One of the most important reasons to choose custom design jewelry

    Obviously, we can’t stop extolling the virtues of custom design jewelry. And for many reasons.

    But today, we’re going to focus one on aspect that we think is of the utmost importance:

    You’ll never look at a premade ring the way you look at a custom design ring.

    It’s true. And if you don’t believe us, listen to thousands of our happy customers over the years. When you choose every component of your ring, each part represents something to you personally. How could a box store ring ever compete with this kind of personalization?

    A custom design ring becomes an extension of you–a symbol of your special love, your creativity. Like a fingerprint, there is only like it–and you’re wearing it.

    Its that profound sense of uniqueness that makes a custom design ring feel extra special…and only grows in fondness as years go by.

    Barely Pink and Rose Gold Wedding Set A 10mm barely pink OEC moissanite set in a high bench crafted "Ballerina Solitiare" with a hand engraved wedding band. Both pieces in 14k rose gold.

    Barely Pink and Rose Gold Wedding Set
    A 10mm barely pink OEC moissanite set in a high bench crafted “Ballerina Solitiare” with a hand engraved wedding band. Both pieces in 14k rose gold.

  • The Best Clasp for an Anklet

    Wearing an anklet is considerably different than wearing a bracelet…and for obvious reasons, right? Anklets are around your ankles, meaning that a good clasp can make or break this jewelry wearing experience. Here are some quick and easy tips on choosing an anklet clasp that works for you!

     

  • Office Jewelry Do’s and Don’ts

    The office space possesses its own particular rules when it comes to fashion. Many of these rules are dictated clearly (like via a company handbook) but some are unspoken. (Seriously, “Casual Fridays” have been the topic of many a debate.)

    Here are some jewelry wearing pointers we created for the office:

    Choose simple, understated jewelry. Don’t wear jewelry that’s too noisy or distracting. Instead opt for pieces that blend and enhance your outfit well.

    Stud earrings always work. Don’t wear jewelry that dangles too much or makes noise when you move your head. Stud earrings work with just about any outfit any time. Small hoops are another fitting possibility.

    Go for practical jewelry. If you’re on the computer much of the day, moving bracelets are a definite fashion don’t. Forego the bracelet and choose jewelry that won’t interfere with your daily office functions. (A simple watch around the wrist will suffice.)

    For Casual Friday? Wear a crown on your head and a Hawaiian lei around your neck.  (Just kidding!)

    Thank God its Friday!

    Thank God its Friday!

     

     

  • How to put on a bracelet with only one hand (it’s possible!)

    Most women have been there before: you’re dressing up for a night on the town and there’s no one to help you clasp your bracelet. And you’re short on time!

    First, you try to squeeze your hand into the bracelet after clasping it…but no luck. You then attempt to put it on yourself and spend precious moments failing at the process.

    Here’s a quick and easy method to putting on your bracelet alone that will get you out the door in time!

  • A crucial fashion mistake that YOU may be making

    I have a friend. Let’s call her Janet. Janet used to be overweight. After years of a strict diet and tons of exercise, she looks great and feels even better.

    Yet she still clings to a fashion mistake from years ago: wearing slightly oversized clothes. She’s small in stature so these outfits often make her look like she’s a child dressing up in her mother’s clothes.

    Weight isn’t the only reason we often wear oversized clothes. Body shame in all its various degrees can manifest in the outfits we pick. We’re so sure that Area A or Area B on our bodies is so unacceptable, we feel compelled to hide it.

    The problem (from a fashion standpoint, not a psychological one–we only have so much time afterall): oversized clothes are rarely flattering on any body type.

    No, you don’t have to wear skintight jeans and drastically low cut tops. The takeaway: wear clothes that fit correctly–not undersized and definitely not oversized (except for those few exceptions like an oversized sweater with tights, for example).

    A great example of a well-fitted suit on a man. Most men's suits require the fit to be perfect (not too big or small) in order to look good.

    A great example of a well-fitted suit on a man. Most men’s suits require the fit to be perfect (not too big or small) in order to look exceptionally good. 

     

     

  • Multi-strand pearl necklaces – a fashion must?

    With the recent passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, we not only acknowledge her regal beauty and self-command but also her simple and stately sense of style. Has that caused the fashion bloggers to talk non-stop about multi-strand pearls (since Ms. Bush wore them so frequently)?

    Or maybe its the surging popularity of The Crown on Netflix wear the Queen wears multi-strand pearls in just about every episode. (They were also a staple accessory of Princess Margaret’s wardrobe.)

    Whatever the reason, we fully embrace the trend. Pearls make just about any woman and her outfit that much more special. No, pearls aren’t just for that formal occasion. On runways, oodles of pearls are paired with jeans and t-shirts, adding a certain panache to more common looks.

    To experiment with a multi-strand look, may we suggest costume jewelry? The investment is small and gives you a chance to experiment with all its many wonders. When you’re ready, you can move on to the real thing!

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    Barbara Bush wearing her favorite accessory: multi-strand pearls.

  • The Four Most Important Minutes of your (Love) Life

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    Here’s a fact that will truly blow your mind:

    It only takes up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

    Wow. That upends what many of us believe: that love is nurtured and found over time. And while aspects of that are certainly true, that initial pow is either there in the first mere minutes…or its not.

    Scientists theorize that in those first few minutes, our body language quickly interacts to approve of the other or not. Even our tone of voice and how quickly we speak makes an impression.

    But what is that deeper draw? What causes us to feel attracted to one person versus another? We may never get to the heart of that mystery. Love is a complicated and multi-faceted process that probably has more to do with our subconscious mind than we’d like to believe.

    Regardless, our daily advice?

    Make the most of those first few minutes. You don’t know who you’ll connect with or when, so remind yourself to maximize initial introductions by being warm, open and making genuine eye contact. This way you may increase your odds of making four minutes a very important (but short) period of time!

     

     

  • Tiara versus Diadem – The REAL Difference

    So you’re a Queen, right? And you have to ball to attend. Your personal dresser peeks her head past the golden archways of your cavernous bedroom and whispers, “My lady, what will it be tonight? Your tiara or your diadem?” You breath becomes shallow (but this could be because of your overly tightened corset). “Um…” you respond. “You pick.”

    It’s an awkward moment. One you could have avoided. If you had only known the difference between a tiara and a diadem. If  you had checked our blog (or the Tiaras and Trianon website), you could have known the following:

    So in the end, as always, it comes down to etymology. In the beginning there were only diadems.

    diademfrom the Greek diadein meaning “to bind around” and thus begins the journey from ancient verb to divine headress!

    Long story short, all other terms for royal headgear, tiara, coronet, chaplet, the whole shmear, are simply subcategories or more specific descriptions of a diadem.

    So there you go! You fire your dresser for not knowing better (you choose not to behead her because that’s a little gauche) and wear your favorite diadem in pride to the ball that evening, looking resplendent and utterly royal.

    Elizabeth wearing the Coronation Earrings and matching necklace at the opening of the New Zealand parliament in 1963. She also wore the Kokoshnik Tiara.

    Elizabeth wearing the Coronation Earrings and matching necklace at the opening of the New Zealand parliament in 1963. She also wore the Kokoshnik Tiara.

     

100 Years in Jewells Business

Today, Joseph Schubach builds upon his family's experience and continues the tradition with Joseph Schubach Jewelers, offering both intimate jewelry brokering in his Scottsdale, Arizona showroom and full-service online sales to clients from around the world, where he has maintained that personal customer connection in the virtual world.

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