• Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon
    Birthstones,  Education,  Gemstones

    Turquoise, Tanzanite & Zircon: December’s Birthstones

    For December birthdays, there are three amazing gemstones to choose from. Traditionally, the blue variety of tanzanite, turquoise and zircon have been chosen for December, but there are actually many different hues and shades available for each. Let’s take a look at these three stones and see which one is right for you or that special someone! Turquoise This amazing stone—ranging from true blue to grassy green—has been treasured for thousands of years, everywhere from Ancient Egypt to Native America. Carved, polished and worn as adornments, this gem was considered to bring good health and good fortune to those who possessed it. Unlike many popular gemstones, turquoise is often totally…

  • raymond weil - beatles watch
    Designers,  Watches

    Designer Spotlight: Raymond Weil

    One of the most unique watch lines we carry is Raymond Weil, a relatively new brand that has made huge waves in the world of watchmaking. It was founded in 1976 by Mr. Raymond Weil, who dreamed of bringing the art of music into the art of Swiss watchmaking. By 1983, his dream had become reality. The Amadeus collection, named after the famous Mozart, was the first in a tradition of music-inspired watch lines, which continues to this day with collections like Tango, Parsifal, and Maestro. From the Maestro collection, we have a limited edition Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s watch, which features a black and gold dial, a vegan leather strap…

  • 2 day sale 2019
    Events

    Two Day Sale!

    We’re so excited to invite you to our annual Two Day Sale event—our biggest sale of the year! Stop by November 22-23 for amazing deals you will NOT want to miss! Plus, if you make an appointment, you’ll receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase! That’s right—an extra 10% off our fantastic sale prices! For two days only, pretty much everything in-store will be up to 50% off! That includes our collections of Effy, Le Vian and other great designers! This sale is the perfect time to get that special piece you’ve had your eye on and to stock up on amazing gifts for the holidays—all at a fraction…

  • Designers

    Designer Spotlight: EFFY

    We love carrying brands that value innovation and amazing craftsmanship, and Effy Jewelry definitely exemplifies both. Named for its visionary creator and designer Effy Hematian, this company has been passionately producing beautiful and unique jewelry since 1979. When it comes to craftsmanship, Effy stands out with their extremely high manufacturing standards. In fact, each and every stone that goes into an Effy piece is hand-selected to ensure the utmost quality and cohesion, and the same obsession with detail goes into their original designs. Plus, did you know that Effy designs jewelry for men too? Cuff links, necklaces, and rings are just a few of the Effy pieces you’ll find in…

  • blue topaz and citrine
    Birthstones,  Education,  Gemstones

    Citrine & Topaz: November’s Birthstones

    Of all the birthstones, November babies have the most variety to choose from! Not only is citrine an option—a warm, yellow to orange colored gem—but all of topaz’s colors as well! Let’s dive into the similarities and differences between these two stunning stones—and maybe help you decide which one is the right choice for you or that special someone! Citrine Citrine may have gotten its name from the French word citron, which means “lemon,” but history isn’t very clear on this. In fact, citrine’s past is sometimes hard to trace because it was often misidentified as orange or yellow topaz! Indeed, all yellow gemstones were simply assumed to be topaz…

  • titanium refurbishment process
    About SJR,  Watch & Jewelry Repair

    Expert Titanium Refurbishment

    Titanium is an amazing element gaining popularity in watchmaking. It’s lighter, stronger and even more resistant to corrosion than steel—plus, it doesn’t need to be alloyed, so it’s hypoallergenic! Even though titanium is super strong and scratch-resistant, it still needs some TLC over time. But did you know that only specialists like us can do the job? The tricky thing about titanium is that routine tasks like polishing require specialized tools and equipment that many jewelers and watchmakers—who are used to working with favorites like gold, silver and stainless steel—simply don’t have. In fact, most watchmakers will tell you that titanium watches cannot be refurbished at all—but not us! At…

  • le vian
    Designers

    Designer Spotlight: Le Vian

    One of our favorite designers we carry in-store and online is Le Vian, a family-owned jewelry company with centuries of history. As far back as the 1400s, they were honing their magnificent craft, creating adornments and artifacts of unrivaled beauty. By 1746, Le Vian caught the eye of one of Persia’s greatest rulers, who put them in charge of guarding his vast collection of precious gems and jewelry. Ever since, Le Vian has carried that tradition with them, seeing themselves as “guardians of the jewels.” Part of how they do that is with a certification, given upon purchase, that outlines key details about your Le Vian. Plus, if you register…

  • last chance on chamilia and trollbeads
    Events

    Troll & Chamilia Beads – Only $10!

    Did you know that every single Troll and Chamilia bead we have in store is only $10?! We’re making way for new merchandise, so now is your chance to complete your charm bracelet or stock up on great gifts for the holidays! One of the awesome things about Troll and Chamilia beads and charms is that they fit on many other types of charm bracelets too, including well-known brands like Pandora, so feel free to mix and match! Plus, you can be sure these beads and charms will stand the test of time since they’re crafted from sterling silver and many feature Swarovski crystals as accents! These beads and charms…

  • opal and tourmaline
    Birthstones

    Opal & Tourmaline: October’s Birthstones

    October babies are lucky enough to get two birthstones to choose from: opal & pink tourmaline! Opal got its name from the Greek word opallios, which means “to see a change in color,” and it’s easy to see why! Thanks to its composition of microscopic silica spheres, a rainbow of colors appears when this gemstone is exposed to light. There are many different types of opals that range from black to white and even red (known as a fire opal), each believed to bring good luck and protection to the wearer. The mysteriously beautiful opal is considered a delicate stone, coming in at 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale…

  • sapphire
    Birthstones

    Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

    For over a century, sapphire has been recognized as September’s official birthstone. The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and the Greek sappheiros, which both mean “blue stone,” though the gem comes in many other colors, too. Sapphires have been treasured and used in jewelry making for thousands of years, and it’s no mystery why! Not only is this gem stunningly beautiful, but it also scores a 9 on the Mohs scale—only one rank below the diamond—making it tough enough to wear daily without having to worry about chipping or scratching the stone. But it wasn’t just superb durability that attracted the ancients to sapphires—it was also something more…