What to Wear: Festive Tanzanite Jewelry for the Holidays

Nothing puts the finishing touches on a holiday outfit quite like tanzanite. Pearls, diamonds, and other gemstones certainly have their place, but when it comes to the holidays, the captivating, color-changing drama of tanzanite will be sure to make you (or at least your jewelry) the center of attention. What is Tanzanite? As the name suggests, true tanzanite originates in Tanzania, an East African country known for the Serengeti National [...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Men’s Jewelry

Does your gent have jewelry on his wish list? Here are our favorite one-of-a-kind pieces to give this holiday season. Jewelry is often thought of as a go-to gift for women, but it can be the perfect thing for your favorite guy. From rings to watches and cufflinks, we have a lasting gift for every individual style, and we guarantee these selections will help him know just how much he means to you. [...]

Anniversary Gifts by Year: Celebrating with Jewelry

If you’re looking forward to a milestone anniversary, here are some anniversary gift ideas that will be treasured for many years to come. 5th & 45th Anniversaries: Sapphires Sapphires are a magical gem, coming in every color except red, including violet, purple, pink, yellow, and orange. Some even change color from blue to purple, depending on the light. Crescendo Blue Sapphire and Diamond Pave Platinum Ring This ring was [...]

Black Pearl Necklaces and Other Moody Designs

Classic white pearls are just that: timeless, tailored and traditional. While white pearls certainly have their place in your jewelry repertoire, there are other pearl tones out there just as deserving and every bit as alluring.  Enter: Black pearls, mysterious gems that have captivated collectors and jewelry wearers for centuries. But what exactly are black pearls? And are they actually real pearls? In actuality, black pearls are real — but they’re not truly black. The name is a bit [...]

Stamps and Letter Markings on Gold Jewelry: What They Mean

These marks — which may be found inside, on the back, or near the clasp, depending on the type of jewelry — are intended to tell you how pure the gold used in that piece of jewelry is, or if it contains gold at all.   Because solid gold is relatively soft on its own, jewelry crafted from pure gold isn’t considered safe for setting stones and wouldn’t stand the test of time. It must be mixed with other metals [...]

Heirloom Jewelry: Lasting Pieces to Pass Down

Jewelry that reaches heirloom status is prized for so much more than its sparkle. It keeps family history alive, and helps later generations feel the love and lives of those who came before.  When purchasing jewelry with heirloom quality in mind, look for the following:  Distinct and timeless style: Unique designs stand the test of time far more than trendy ones.  Handcrafted pieces: A necklace, ring or other piece of jewelry that has been created by a skillful, talented [...]

Unique Earrings for Her

Looking for something beyond typical hoop or stud earrings for women? Whether you’re shopping for a special event or just-because browsing, you‘ll love each one of these extraordinary pairs. We promise no one else at the party will be wearing anything like these. Flora Ruby and Diamond Earrings Symmetrical and sophisticated, this mixed metal pair of earrings from our Flora Collection combines 20k rose gold and round rubies in an asteroid-shaped 14k white [...]

Modern Jewelry Designs to Love

Modern jewelry is characterized by streamlined designs and the use of color in stand-out, sophisticated ways. Try these pieces on for size and find some new favorites. Interlace Trillion Cut Sapphire Pendant Everything about this piece — from the angles of the trillion cut 1.25 sapphire, to the linked chain in 14k white gold, to the bezel-set sapphire peering out from where the pendant meets the chain — feels fresh, modern and bright. [...]

How to Choose a Diamond

Selecting a diamond starts with personal preference: What diamond shapes do you like? What styles of jewelry do you gravitate towards?  But knowing those things is only the beginning. You also need to understand diamond concepts like shape, color and clarity, brilliance and fire. And if you don’t consider yourself a diamond expert, you may have concerns about getting the best quality diamond for your budget, no matter how large or small.  Here are 7 steps to selecting a [...]

Vintage Engagement Rings

If you’re on the hunt for a vintage ring, look no further than our collection of vintage-inspired pieces. No matter your bride-to-be’s aesthetic, we have just the thing that she will treasure for years to come. Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring The delicate, openwork craft of this band, along with the platinum and white stones, are evocative of designs from the Art Deco period, when white jewelry was king. A 3.50ct radiant diamond truly [...]

South Sea Pearls: Exotic Jewelry Picks

South Sea cultured pearls are extremely rare, difficult to cultivate and much larger than a typical pearl, with unmatched smoothness and roundness, making them prized by pearl lovers.  Here are some of our favorite pieces featuring these much-loved gems. Award Winning Smithsonian Ring This ring is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, having garnered 1st Place in the Spectrum Awards™ Menswear Division. A Golden South Sea Pearl of [...]

His & Hers Custom Wedding Ring Sets

When you opt for custom, you can be sure that no other couple will have wedding rings quite like yours — and this matters because no other love story is quite like yours. Here are some favorite designs we’ve created that are meant to be every bit as unique and special as the wearer.  For Her Interlace Oval Diamond and Platinum Bridal Ring A platinum pedestal perfectly props up this 2.51ct oval diamond. [...]