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Fun Facts about Watches

Watches are on the wrist of many people in these modern times, but did you know that until about 100 years ago, most men carried a pocket watch instead? Wrist watches were originally designed for women who didn’t carry pocket watches. The history of watches and time keeping is fascinating, so read on for some […]

Complement Your Style by Matching Earrings to Your Face Shape

Earrings can complete your look for sure. But did you know that different styles can complement your face shape and help create symmetry? Here are some rules of thumb to make your earring choices shine: Round Face: Dangle earrings are a great choice to provide balance. Try to avoid round earrings or earrings in the […]

Famous Gems: The Most Famous Diamond in the World

The Hope Diamond has been called the most famous diamond in the world due to its rare blue color and size of 45.52 carats. Earliest records of the diamond are from 1666 when the original stone, a 112 3/16-carat diamond originally from the Kollur mine in India, was purchased by French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. […]

The Gem That Glows Like Fire – The Ruby

Happy birthday to all those born in July! July’s birthstone is the ruby, a fiery, red gem. The ruby is symbolic of passion, protection and prosperity. Despite being the hardest stone other than diamonds, rubies are prone to fractures and so large stones are very rare and can be more expensive than similar sized diamonds. […]

Happy July 4th!

July 4th is just around the corner and with the weather being beautiful and more people vaccinated, we’ll spend lots of time outside with family and friends. To get you ready for the holiday, here are some fun facts about Independence Day! The official vote to declare independence from Britain was held on July 2, […]

Bridal Party Gifts – The What, When and How

The big day is getting closer and you are working through all the items on your to do list. As you begin to tackle bridal party gifts, here are a few helpful hints: What to get? You can choose to pick out one gift for everyone in the bridal party, however, you can also decide […]

Celebrate the Special Men in Your Life

Father’s Day is nearly upon us, coming up on Sunday, June 20. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910, but it wouldn’t become an official holiday until 1972. Father’s Day is the fourth largest card sending holiday and the most popular gift for Dads is the necktie. If you are looking to get a […]

Engagement Rings – What You Need to Know

The summer months are a very popular time for couples to become engaged. Engagement rings can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt in 3000 BC and were designed round to symbolize eternity. Today, the most popular style of engagement ring is a round cut diamond, followed by a princess cut. White gold and […]

Elegant and Timeless – The Pearl

Happy birthday to all our June babies! June’s birthstone is the pearl, an elegant and timeless jewelry staple. Once thought to be teardrops from heaven, pearls are organic gems that grow inside either an oyster or a mussel. Today, the majority of pearls are cultured pearls, raised in pearl farms as natural pearl beds have […]

Celebrate Your Graduates!

While graduations have looked different over the last couple of years, we all still want to celebrate the achievements of our hard-working graduates. Did you know that the traditional tossing of the cap originated in 1912 at a Naval Academy ceremony? The flight of the cap symbolizes the flight of the graduates to whatever awaits […]

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