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 […]

Know Your Gold

Are you looking for the perfect engagement ring, necklace or bracelet? Knowing more about the types of gold can help you narrow down what you are looking for. There is no single type of gold used for all gold jewelry and it is rarely 100% pure gold. Gold comes in many different purity levels – […]

It’s Not Easy Being Green

For our May babies, it’s all about color – color of their birthstone, emerald, that is. The deeper or more green an emerald, the more valuable it is. Emeralds have been mined since as early as 330 BC by the Egyptians who used them in both their jewelry and their burials. Emeralds are found all […]

Don’t forget Mom!

While so many of us celebrate our mom every day, this year the official Mother’s Day is May 9. Did you know that the very first Mother’s Day in the US was celebrated in 1908 and was signed into law by Woodrow Wilson in 1914? Mother’s Day is celebrated in almost 50 countries around the […]

May Market – A Fun Day Out in Historic New Castle

Looking for something fun and family friendly to do in early May? Join us at the May Market in Historic New Castle on Friday, May 7 (12 pm – 5 pm) and Saturday, May 8 (9 am – 4 pm)! From garden plants to house plants, herbs, garden goods and quilts, the May Market is […]

What Do You Know About Time?

Man has been measuring and keeping track of time for thousands of years. From obelisks in ancient Egypt that tracked the movement of the sun to water clocks used in Egypt and China as early as 2000 BC. The first mechanical clocks were invented in Europe in the 14th century and were used until the […]

Diamonds are a Jewelry Lovers Best Friend

Diamonds have nearly always symbolized lasting love and have become synonymous with engagement rings. In fact, the first diamond engagement ring on record was given to Mary of Burgundy in 1477 by Archduke Maximillian of Austria. Historically, diamonds were believed to be lightning made real on Earth and have been associated with healing powers. Diamonds […]

Honor Your Loved One with a Redesign of Their Wedding Band

The loss of a spouse or a parent is one of the most difficult things to experience. They were those closest to you in many ways and it always feels like there wasn’t enough time to share. Determining what to do with wedding bands, the symbol of love and dedication, can take a lot of […]

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