First Day of Spring…Cleaning

As the weather starts to get warmer with the arrival of Spring on March 20, we turn our minds to…cleaning. Yes, Spring Cleaning, the time when we open the windows, dust off our windowsills and clean out all the items that have accumulated during the fall and winter months. As you are sprucing things up […]

Claddagh Rings – Love, Friendship and Loyalty

The Claddagh is an Irish ring representing love, friendship and loyalty. The ring was first produced in the 17th century in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh. The ring’s design has two hands clasping a heart, usually topped by a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands symbolize friendship and the crown represents loyalty.   Claddagh […]

What do you know about March?

March, currently the third month of the year, was named for the Roman god of war, Mars and was originally the first month of the calendar. It is the start of new beginnings, the first day of spring and, in ancient times, the time of year to resume military campaigns halted by winter. You may […]

Keep Your Jewelry Beautiful – Jewelry Care Tips

We all want to keep our jewelry beautiful and sparkling. Here are some tips to care and protect your treasures. Remove jewelry before applying lotions, hand sanitizer, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume. The chemicals in these products can damage pearls and porous gems. Never wear your jewelry when cleaning, gardening or using a pool or hot […]

What is the Origin of the Peace Symbol?

The Peace Symbol, designed by Gerald Holtom, was created as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), a group at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK. Accepted on February 21, 1958 as a symbol for a march from Trafalgar Square, London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston […]

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 […]

Thanks for a Great Year! See you in 2021.

Thanks to you, our customers, we’ve been super busy during the holiday shopping season! Now it’s time for the Bridgewater team to take a much needed break to spend time with loved ones and to keep ourselves and our community safe and healthy. Bridgewater Jewelers will be closed from December 25 through January 4, re-opening […]

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