September 29, 2021

What Is Acrostic Jewelry?

If gems could speak, what would they say? Well, thanks to acrostic jewelry, gemstones are able to share secrets, messages, and feelings. Called the Language of Stones, acrostic jewelry places gemstones in specific orders in order to spell out words. The Language of Stones In acrostic jewelry, the first letter of each gemstone in a design is used to spell … Read More

August 24, 2021

20 Great Custom Jewelry Ideas

People have been making custom jewelry for thousands of years, from the engraved signet rings of Mesopotamia to gold nameplate necklaces in 1980s New York. However, this long history does mean that there are many, many ways to create custom jewelry. Whether you’re personalizing a gift for a loved one or shopping for yourself, the options can be overwhelming. Use … Read More

June 3, 2021

How to Pick Personalized Jewelry

Personalized jewelry pieces have been made unique in some way, from custom creations to engravings, charms, or other distinct features. Whether you’re shopping for a personal, special gift or are looking for a meaningful piece to call your own, here are tips on how to pick personalized jewelry. Design Since personalized or custom jewelry can be anything you want, take … Read More

November 14, 2018

Cool New Trends in Jade Jewelry

 Enchanting jade is back in style During the past few years, jewelers and jewelry lovers have embraced a back to nature trend. Jewelry has become a showcase for plant and animal designs, and for green themes in general. So it’s not a total shocker that jade jewelry has come back in vogue. Jade is an enchanting gemstone that comes in … Read More

January 19, 2018

The Resurgence of Signet Rings

Personalized signet rings are trending up Signet rings evoke images of times gone by, when distinguished gentlemen would drink port after a dinner party and the ladies would retire to the drawing room to gossip. But signet rings actually have a much longer, richer history. They date from a much older time than the 1800s and early 1900s, and now … Read More

June 20, 2017

Matching Gems to Metals: How Jewelers Choose Stunning Combinations

Creating one-of-a-kind jewelry Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and other precious gems are without a doubt the belles of the ball. Because of this, the metal framework holding these jewels in place is often seen as more of a sidekick. This reputation is undeserved, especially since the metalwork can be just as precious as the gems in terms of dollars and cents. … Read More

April 11, 2017

Redefining Brilliance: Crisscut® Diamonds by Christopher Designs

Wedding bands, engagement rings and more by Christopher Designs Diamonds are already “the perfect jewel” for proposals, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and any other occasion. Despite its natural beauty and timelessness, there are still ways to get a more perfect diamond, says Christopher Slowinski, founder of Christopher Designs. His trademarked diamond, the Crisscut®, is a product of remarkable engineering, using … Read More

March 27, 2017

How Is Custom Jewelry Made?

Jewelry inspired by your style, taste, and cultural heritage There may be millions of pieces of jewelry to choose from, but there’s only one you and only you can design. Collaborating with a fine jeweler to breathe life into your own designs allows you to unleash your creativity and stay true to your unique sense of self. Custom jewelry is … Read More

March 14, 2017

4 Things You Should Know About Buying Pearls

Buying Pearl Jewelry: Advice from the Experts A lovely pearl necklace lends an air of effortless elegance to any ensemble. These living gems – long considered a symbol of innocence, virtue and purity — cast a flattering light to the complexion, and have been prized for centuries for their lustrous sheen and beauty. Over the years, many cultures have considered … Read More

February 7, 2017

Jewelry Trends the British Way

Brits are jewelry trendsetters There’s something endearingly sophisticated about British culture, with our overseas sister nation’s ambience of castles and crowns, teashops and towers. So it is no surprise that the Brits aren’t shying away from being trendsetters in everything fashion – and fine jewelry is no exception. If you’re looking for some global inspiration for your jewelry collection this … Read More

November 9, 2016

Understanding the Intricate Process of Gemstone Resetting

Gemstone resetting Resetting or remounting a diamond or other fine gemstone is the process of removing the stone from its old setting and placing it in a new setting. Gemstone resetting is a popular way to update family heirlooms or vintage finds. Perhaps you’ve inherited Great Aunt Sally’s emerald ring, but the setting is outdated or simply doesn’t match your … Read More

October 21, 2016

What’s My Jewelry Style?

Unique Jewelry style Are you Bohemian casual or aggressively modern? Minimalist or over-the-top? If you aren’t quite sure what your jewelry style is, you’re certainly not alone. Discovering your personal jewelry style is usually a gradual process that is shaped by your life experiences and perfected by your growing understanding of your self-identity. Your jewelry style should be instantly recognizable … Read More