Blog2019-08-08T14:20:07-07:00

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 [...]

Personalized Jewelry for Men & Other Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It can be quite the task to dial in that just-right gift for Father’s Day, something that’s personal and reflective of dad’s good taste, without landing in cutesy territory. That’s why we’re here with our round-up of our favorite men’s jewelry and other gifts, perfect for letting him know just how much he’s appreciated. Gift idea #1: A One-of-a-Kind Ring A distinctive dad needs a distinctive ring, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in our collection of fine men’s [...]

Custom Designed Engagement Rings

Your love is one-of-a-kind. Shouldn’t the engagement ring you select be, too?    No pressure, but your choice of engagement ring ranks pretty high on the list of important life choices. Not only does it need to be a ring that makes your soon-to-be fiancée’s dreams come true, it also needs to stand the test of time.  That’s where custom engagement rings come in: specially designed for your bride-to-be and handcrafted with the best materials and a masterly approach [...]

The Year’s Best Bridal Sets

The bridal set you choose for your bride-to-be is one of the most momentous and meaningful jewelry decisions you’ll ever make. And it’s not just design that matters; so does the quality of the materials and the diamond.  At Coffin & Trout, we hand select the best diamonds for our settings — no fracture-filled, laser-drilled or clarity-enhanced diamonds go into our jewelry, ever. We only use diamonds in the D-F color range that are VS clarity or higher, with [...]

Just-In Jewelry Gifts: New Designs for Christmas

Just in time for gifting, we’re unveiling our newest designs. Put the finishing touch on your gift list (or wish list) with one of these spectacular rings, pendants, or bracelets. For the Ladies Deco Peridot and Diamond Platinum Ring Two-tone, traditional symmetry with a stunning sparkler at its center: a 5.11ct peridot stands out set in yellow gold, accented with trapezoid and round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum. [...]

Fine Jewelry Buying Guide for the Holidays

It’s that special time of year: Time for the Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers Holiday Buyer’s Guide.  Make sure your gift is the hit of the holidays with these selections from our custom collections.  From rings to pendants to watches, these one-of-a-kind pieces will truly be treasured long after the holidays are over, and will show the recipient exactly how much you value them. Interlude Ring A 4.98ct cushion cut purple spinel is [...]

Fine Jewelry Repair Tips

For all its sparkle and shine, wearing fine jewelry brings less-than-fine moments: clasps on bracelets or necklaces can break; prongs holding gemstones in place might become bent, or gemstones and diamonds might even fall out.  When it comes to your fine jewelry, it’s important to take proper steps to keep it in the best possible condition. When it does break, or if you would like to make a design or size change, it’s important to have a jeweler you [...]