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What is White Gold? All About This Precious Metal

Some people wonder if white gold is real gold. After all, shouldn’t gold be a golden hue, as the name suggests?  White gold is indeed real gold, but just like other popular tones of this precious metal, it’s an alloy — or mixture — of yellow gold and another metal. In the case of white gold, the alloy is composed of small percentages of white metals, such as nickel, silver or palladium. Some white gold alloys are also plated [...]

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. [...]

How to Clean Pearls — and Other Tips for Making Sure They Keep Their Shine

Pearls are timeless, classic, and the only gemstone on Earth that comes from a living creature. Pearls are classified as natural or cultured based on how they are formed. Both types are “real” pearls, but one requires some human intervention to create.  Natural pearls are harvested from the wild and are extremely rare and difficult to find on the market.  Cultured pearls are used to make most of the pearls used in jewelry today, and are created when a [...]

Front and Center: Top Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Designs

There are a range of diamond cuts, each one with the purpose of stoking a particular stone’s fire and brilliance. But one diamond cut has stood the test of time: The round brilliant cut diamond. In a round shape, the round brilliant cut diamond is easily the world’s most popular.  This traditional diamond shape (round) and cut (brilliant) are what many people think of when they think of diamonds. But what exactly do these adjectives mean for you, the [...]

Colorful Jewelry for Summer: Try These Rings

It just wouldn’t be summer without switching up your accessories. Add some colorful gemstones into your summer jewelry mix with these beautiful recommendations. Whatever your favorite color, we have a selection to suit you this season. Greens & Blues Deco Peridot and Diamond Platinum Ring Two-tone with traditional symmetry and a colorful sparkler at its center: a 5.11ct green peridot stands out set in yellow gold, accented with trapezoid and round brilliant cut [...]

Men’s Designer Jewelry for Father’s Day

Have you landed on that perfect gift for Dad this year? We know just what he’ll love and want to use every day: A custom, handcrafted ring, cufflinks or bracelet.  Show your dad or husband how distinguished and loved he is by gifting him with one of our top designs, or letting us create something special and totally bespoke for him. Interlude Princess Cut Men’s Wedding Band This ring has plenty of shine, but its angles, heft and [...]