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    Birthstones,  Gemstones

    Happy Birthday, September Babies!

    Can you believe it’s already September?! Summer may be on its way out, but we have just the thing to chase your blues away–a sapphire birthstone gift! If you want to learn more about this amazing birthstone, check out our sapphire blog post, then take a look at some of our favorite pieces below! Check out our full sapphire collection online, or better yet, drop by one of our stores and see it all in person! We hope to serve you soon!

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    Education,  Gemstones,  Miscellaneous

    Abalone – Treasure from the Sea

    If you’re no stranger to fine jewelry, you’ve probably seen a classic strand of pearls or a beautiful watch with a mother-of-pearl dial, but have you come across a piece featuring abalone? You may already know that mother-of-pearl is derived from the nacre of mollusks (the highly iridescent inner layer of the shell). Abalone is actually a specific type of mother-of-pearl, derived solely from the group of sea snails known commonly by the same name. While other mollusks typically produce a milky nacre, abalone snails produce a darker material with more dramatic colors. These snails are found in seas around the world, including off the coast of California! Sadly, many…

  • close up of diamond ring
    Diamonds,  Education

    The 4C’s: Carat Weight

    Carat weight might be the most obvious and straight-forward feature of diamond grading. The metric carat is simply the special unit of weight for diamonds and gemstones, and 1 carat equates to 0.200 gram or 0.007 ounce. Diamond grades are as precise as possible when it comes to carat weight, so let’s take a look at what this process entails and how to understand specific weights. Carats & Points Diamonds are often so tiny and light-weight that even the metric carat has to be subdivided to produce a precise measurement. That’s why you’ll usually see carat weight expressed as a decimal, like 0.25ct or 1.55ct, but you may also come…

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    Events,  Miscellaneous

    Last Minute Gift Ideas!

    The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, we’ve put together some ideas for every budget PLUS extended our hours! For Her For Him For Everyone Holiday Hours Still need help deciding? We’d love to help! Drop by one of our stores and let one of our friendly sales associates help you find what you need. We hope to see you soon! Extended Hours at Both Locations Monday-Friday — 9:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.Saturday — 9:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday — 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.Christmas Eve — 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.Christmas Day — Closed Our regular hours…

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    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…

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    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…