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13 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Engagement Ring Style

Elizabeth Simpson

13 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Engagement Ring Style

It’s a new era: there are no rules anymore about what gemstones or styles ‘count’ as an engagement ring. There’s no need to worry about what it should look like, how much it should cost, or who should select it and pay for it. Should is out the window. Do you love colored stones? Do it, they’re gorgeous. Are you bored with traditional rings? Go for the style you like. A cushion cut ring shows off the glittering feature stone, and a pear cut gemstone has a vintage glamour. Do you like how an asymmetrical setting looks? Vintage ’toi et moi’ styles...


How to Keep Your Pearls Clean Without Ruining Them

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Jewelry Care, Pearls

How to Keep Your Pearls Clean Without Ruining Them

It truly does not get much more classic than pearls. Jackie Kennedy was famous for her triple strand and These exquisite keepsakes manage to be dainty and sweet, yet bold at the same time. (This might explain why they’re a popular choice for weddings!) Cultured pearls are quite delicate and require the right kind of care. They can’t be maintained the same way as other jewelry. How to Care for and Clean Your Pearls 1. After every wear, make sure to wipe your pearls with a soft cloth. This care helps prevent any buildup of skin oils or other substances that may have come into contact...


5 Ways to Avoid Having Your Proposal Go Wrong

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Engagement, Proposal

5 Ways to Avoid Having Your Proposal Go Wrong

All too often that perfectly planned proposal can go seriously wrong. That's because sometimes we get so excited about the details and ways we want to pop the question that we forget our common sense. There are five ways that you can avoid having your proposal go wrong, and below are some great tips on how to perfectly play in your proposal no matter where you want to pop the question. When traveling, do not put the ring in your checked luggage. Checked luggage can often get lost or stolen. That also includes the contents in the bags. You never...


Opals, the Opus of October

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags October Birthstone, Opal Jewelry, Opals

Opals, the Opus of October

Ancient Romans thought that opals were the most precious of all stones because they contained all colors. Is there anything more amazing than the explosion of color that high quality opals flash? They’ve been prized throughout history for this unique property. Ever wonder what gives opals that flash of a kaleidoscope, that play of color? Opals are made of silica, which is a water based substance that forms in the cracks of rocks. Over time the water evaporates, leaving the silica to form round crystals. When the crystals grow, they create patterns which reflect light like rain through a rainbow....


September Babies, Don’t Get The Blues

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Sapphire, Sapphire Jewelry, September Birthday, September Birthstone

September Babies, Don’t Get The Blues

Sapphires come in nearly all colors of the rainbow.  In fact, many of the blue sapphires you see on the commercial market today may have started out a different color.  A significant portion of rough sapphires have a green hue and turn blue when heated or otherwise treated. Some of the most prized sapphire colors are blue, pink, and Padparadscha (a bright orangey-pink).  Yellow, orange and purple sapphires can be spectacular and there is a resurgence of interest in green sapphires.  Did you know there are no red sapphires? That’s a trick question- rubies are in the same family, we...