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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...


What can you do with jewelry you don't like anymore?

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Custom Jewelry, Jewelry Appraisal, Jewelry Design

What can you do with jewelry you don't like anymore?

Jewelry can go out of style. Sometimes you might lose a match to your favorite earrings and be left with just one. Sometimes you want to give a gift, but don’t want to break the bank doing it. There are several ways to repurpose jewelry and create a genuinely unique piece that you or a loved one can rock like a true gem lover. Meet Up With A Pro When you want to turn a few pieces into one, you should check out a local gemologist or jeweler. Working with a gemologist or jeweler to create genuinely unique pieces of...


Rare Rubies: Just The Best For July Babies

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Birthstone Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, July Birthstone, Ruby

Rare Rubies: Just The Best For July Babies

Get red hot with your jewelry this summer and gift July babies something to talk about with rubies. You’ll put a very happy smile on any July baby’s face when you gift them their birthstone. One of the most highly prized gems, the ruby is nothing but the best when it comes to July babies. Why Is The Ruby Held In Such High Regard? For one, large rubies are harder to find than diamonds. Historically the ruby has always been seen as a crown gem. The gem of passion, they represent strength, integrity, courage, and confidence. Wearing a ruby has...


Summer Wedding Do's and Don'ts

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Jewelry Style, Jewelry Suggestions, Wedding Fashion

Summer Wedding Do's and Don'ts

Summer’s here, which means the wedding season is heating up. A good look can hinge on the perfect jewelry choices, so whether you’re celebrating your BFF’s nuptials or going as a plus-one to your college roommate’s cousin’s second wedding, make sure your jewelry shines. Use your ice to turn up the heat We all know how sticky PNW summers can get, and it may be tempting to forego traditional fabrics and cuts that you know you’ll swelter in. Dress up flowy, mercifully breathable cotton maxi-dresses and jumpsuits with some well-placed sparkle! Reduce, reuse, recycle If you have six weddings to...


Perfect Pearls for June Birthday Girls!

Elizabeth Simpson

Tags Gifts for Her, June Birthday, Pearls

Perfect Pearls for June Birthday Girls!

We've been slowly but surely stocking up on every kind of pearl lately. We are ready to share that we've got pearls for every girl in stock! Graduation Gifts, Quinceañera Gift, June Birthday - you name it, we've got the perfect string of pearls (and at perfect prices, too). Click here to shop our pearl jewelry! These glamorous but understated akoya pearl and diamond studs mark you as a woman to be reckoned with. Soft but unyielding, firm but caring, these earrings take any outfit to the next level. The 8.5mm pearls have incredible luster, beautifully reflecting the world and...