Which Karat Gold to Choose? What to Know About Buying Gold Jewelry

When looking for gold jewelry, you may quickly realize that not all gold jewelry is created equal. So how do you know what to look for and what to buy? Here’s our introductory guide.   Gold: We love it for its warmth, sheen, versatility, timelessness, and variety of colors. In short, gold is classic.  But what you may not know is that gold jewelry is more than gold. That’s because on its own, gold is very soft — if pure [...]

Holiday Gifting: Custom Necklace Pendants

Some of the most thoughtful gifts are those that are customized and personalized — and this is especially true when it comes to jewelry.   If you’re still on the hunt for that just-right jewelry gift, consider a custom pendant that will last a lifetime, and that’s like nothing she’s ever seen before. Here are a few of our picks for custom pendant necklaces you’ll love to give, and she’ll love to unwrap and treasure long after the gifting season is [...]

Award-Winning Design from Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers

We are so pleased to announce that one of our commissioned pieces has been named an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards winner for 2020.   Here at Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers, we have a passion for working with some of the world’s finest gemstones, as well as with collectors and patrons of these gems. This year, we have once again felt rewarded by our affinity for creating intriguing designs that thrill the imagination and highlight the unique colors [...]

Special Occasion Jewelry for the Holidays

Holiday parties, concerts, and other gatherings may be fewer or smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style.   Our collections are perfect for festive occasions and celebratory moments large and small. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite pieces. Freshwater Pink Pearl Earrings Earrings should be like ornaments for your ears, especially at holiday time. Iridescent purplish pink freshwater pearls dangle from swirls of 14k white gold, [...]

Not Just Studs: Diamond Earring Designs She’ll Love

Guys, it’s almost holiday gifting time, which means it’s time for you to get creative. If diamond jewelry is your go-to for special occasions, find her something unexpected in our collections.  So much more than a fine jewelry staple, diamonds are the standard of sophistication, adding sparkle to the wearer. What better gift for your special someone than diamond earrings? Before you default to another pair of beautiful diamond studs, take a look at these diamond earring styles that are [...]

Diamond Quality: Everything You Need to Know

You know that diamonds are extremely valuable and highly desired in fine jewelry, but do you know how that value is determined? Here is our guide to understanding diamond quality. When you buy a diamond, you’re purchasing a finished product, cut and completed by human hands.  But where did that diamond begin? Its beauty started in nature, where the Diamond developed in earth’s upper mantle. As it formed in nature, the diamond developed its color and clarity (unique characteristics and [...]

One-of-a-Kind Men’s Wedding Bands

Your guy is one-of-a-kind, so shouldn’t his wedding band be, too?  When it comes to men’s wedding bands, masculine doesn’t have to mean monochrome. In the hands of an inspired jewelry designer, men’s rings and other jewelry these days can be crafted with discerning details like mixed metals, intriguing materials, and unusual gem shapes and colors.  Every single one of our rings at Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers are crafted in our exclusive Paragon ring shape. Rounded on the [...]

Platinum Jewelry: Rising Gold Prices Bring New Shine to Platinum

If you’ve been paying attention to metal trends in jewelry, you may have noticed silver tones starting to take center stage, despite the prevalence of gold in recent years. Ever-precious gold will always be a perennial favorite for jewelry styles, but with the price of gold on the rise, it’s a good time to take notice of other beautiful metal options.  What’s happening with gold prices? Gold pricing has been on a steady upward trajectory since 2018, but with the coronavirus pandemic, [...]

What Is a Gemologist?

When buying any big ticket item — such as real estate or a car — it’s likely you’ll do your research and want to consult a trusted professional to help you make your purchase.  The same goes for buying fine jewelry. When you’re looking to invest in a timeless gift or quality piece for yourself, you’ll want to know what you’re buying, along with its value and origins.  That’s where a GIA Graduate GemologistⓇ comes in. What’s the [...]

Do You Need a Jewelry Appraisal?

A jewelry appraisal is a professional evaluation that verifies the authenticity, quality and value of your piece. They are commonly used for insurance replacement of the value of the piece in case something happens to it, whether that’s theft, loss, damage, or something else. An appraisal can also serve as proof of ownership in case of theft. Which jewelry should I have appraised? We recommend having any fine jewelry you own appraised, including [...]

Mixed Metal Jewelry for Summer

Mixing metals in your jewelry isn’t a faux pas. In fact, it’s a great way to add style and drama, and even get a completely personalized jewelry look. From rose gold and yellow gold to white gold and platinum, here are our three ways you can mix your metals for maximum effect. Go With the Flow When mixing your metals, opt for designs that flow together, illustrating that multiple metal colors are meant to be. [...]

Yellow Gold, Green Gold, and White Gold Jewelry Designs

For jewelry that truly endures the test of time, you can’t go wrong with yellow gold. It’s considered by many to be the most classic of all the gold colors, and is the most popular metal used for engagement and wedding rings. It’s also the most malleable of all precious metals, which means it’s perfect for the intricate designs that have become our signature at Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers.  In addition to yellow gold, our collections feature some [...]