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In 1922, Emily Post published her first etiquette guide, which included a list of anniversary gifts for each year. Many of us are familiar with these traditional gifts, but did you know that there is also a gemstone or metal associated with each anniversary?
This list of anniversary jewelry has been endorsed by Jewelers of America and the The American Gem Trade Association. No matter how many years you’ve been married, a gift of jewelry is always a wonderful symbol of love and commitment.
First Anniversary: Gold
You’ve made it through your first year! This is a fantastic milestone in a couple’s life.
You’ve learned even more about each other and grown closer than you could imagine. It’s been a year filled with firsts; maybe you bought your first home together or adopted your first pet.
All of those big and small steps you’ve taken together deserve to be commemorated with first anniversary gifts that signify your continuing bond and love for each other.
"I just got engaged! I love my ring so much and I want to make sure it sparkles like this forever! Do you have any tips for caring for engagement rings?"
Congratulations! We’re so happy to hear from newly engaged couples. We definitely can help you keep your engagement ring shiny and bright with these tips from our jewelry experts:
"I’m interested in buying either diamond or pearl solitaire earrings as a birthday gift for my wife, but I’m having trouble deciding which ones to buy. I can’t figure out how big each of the earrings are or how they would look on her. I’m also not sure which type she would like best. Can you help?"
These diamond and pearl size charts for carat weight will help you determine the actual millimeter size of every shape!
Both are classic pieces that can be dressed up or down, so they can be worn casually or for a night out.
Check your wife’s jewelry box to see what types of stones or gems she already has, and choose the one that would add something new and different to her collection.
Summer is finally here, and we are so excited to show off all the new styles for the season; like off-the-shoulder tops, florals, stripes and bold colors. Your closet may be full of all the latest fashions, but do you know how best to accessorize those cool summer looks? Keep reading for our advice from our experts!
Off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder tops and dresses are all the rage among fashionistas right now. This style leaves a lot of real estate for flaunting another of this summer’s trends: layered necklaces.
Father’s Day is coming up fast; do you have a gift for Dad picked out yet? Today we’re going to give you some ideas in a gift category you may have never considered before- jewelry!
While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of a gift for Dad, there are actually many options in our men’s collection that will definitely make his day extra special.
Here are some ideas from among the best sellers in men’s jewelry.
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans planned to spend $4.2 billion on jewelry for Mother’s Day in 2016, making it one of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts.
But all moms are different and it can be tough to figure out which piece mom would like best.
Our Mother’s Day gift guide is here to help! Whether your mom is trendy, sporty, all about the glam or classically elegant, we’ve got her perfect match.
We do not think we are exaggerating when we say these are THE most-wanted gemstones for Spring 2017.
Morganite’s hue ranges from a soft salmon to a vibrant blush, and its elegance makes you adult enough to wear it.
Looking for something truly exceptional?
According to our gemstone experts, this gem is becoming harder and harder for jewelers to nab due to demand- meaning its increasing rarity is making it tough to add to your collection. Not to worry, we have 25 for you to get right now.
There’s nothing we love more than hearing about your special happily-ever-after moments.
That’s why last month, in celebration of love and Valentine’s Day, we ran a Facebook contest in which we asked our followers to send us the story of their engagement.
From carefully composed to totally spontaneous to asking with the help of friends or fun props, we loved reading all of the incredibly sweet, hilarious and thoughtful proposal stories received.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our 5 special winners who each received a $50 gift certifaicate. Read the winning engagement stories below...
Losing an engagement ring is every woman in love's nightmare. Sadly, for Ciara, it became her reality. "I went running one night and when I got home I look down and realized I had lost my rings," she said, "Me and my husband, who recently proposed after returning home from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan, looked everywhere.
I have never prayed over a material object as I did during these two days, because the ring was more than that. It had come from my soulmate. I was heart broken and devastated."
Spent and exhausted, Ciara posted on every yard-sale website in Clarksville. Her message was simple. "If there are any good people left in this world, my wedding bands & engagement ring were lost la