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Where Did the Tradition of Engagement Rings Come From?

The history of engagement rings can be traced back to Ancient Rome when women started wearing rings made from flint and bone. Eventually, rings were made from copper, silver, and gold. In these times, rings were worn as a sign of love (and obedience), but also to signify a business contract. According the to the […]

What is a Cameo?

Cameo is a method of carving a piece of jewelry with a raised relief, and where the color of the relief is contrasted against that of the background. This is achieved by carving a piece of material with a flat surface where two different colors meet, removing the entire top color for the image and […]

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

There are many stories and legends that support the custom of giving gifts, including jewelry, to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The rosy-cheeked cherub we know as Cupid comes from Greek mythology where the flighty character was known as the son of Venus, the goddess of love, and Mars, the god of war. Said to […]

Spring 2021 Jewelry Trends – Know Them Now

With so many of us on video calls these days, attention to waist-up dressing is in high demand. And face coverings naturally draw attention up to our head and neck areas. The right jewelry will make a statement and your outfit even more fabulous. Bold colors are the rage for Spring – not only will […]

Beauty and Function Go Together!

Keeping your jewelry clean is important to ensure your precious pieces stay beautiful and functional. All jewelry should be stored in a clean, dry place, such as a fabric-lined box. Keep items separated to avoid scratching and wash your hands before touching your jewelry. To ensure that your valuable pieces remain structurally sound, bring them […]

What’s Your Story?

Each piece of jewelry you wear or give says something about who you are and the relationships you treasure. Some pieces can send a message or tell a story. When choosing “message” jewelry consider what you want others to infer. For example, do you want to send a personal, lasting message – as you might […]

New Laser Engraving Machine

Bridgewater’s is excited to share that we have acquired a brand-new laser engraving machine and program to meet all of our customers’ engraving needs! Those of you who may live or work near the store may have seen our attempts to bring a 36 inch-wide machine through doors that were not quite wide enough (if […]

Bridgewater’s announces new E-store

We’re excited to launch our new E-store! For customers who are unable or are hesitant to shop our store in-person, or for those who are looking for convenience during the busy holiday season, you can now find classic jewelry items and gifts on our website. There you will find: Ladies’ jewelry, including basics like hoop […]

“Be” by Bridgewater

We’re excited to announce a brand new service at Bridgewater Jewelers, “Be” by Bridgewater. “Be” is a concierge service uniquely designed to meet your changing needs and fit your busy lifestyle. What exactly is a Concierge Service? Quite simply, our concierge service will connect you with the perfect gifts for the ones you love (or […]

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