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Rose Gold 101: All About the Precious Pink Metal

Rose gold has been around since the early 19th century, but it’s never been so popular among fashion influencers and women on the hunt for jewelry that really stands out. But what is rose gold made of, and why is it so pink-tastic? Find out more about this trending precious metal.

 

The days of choosing only between gold or silver for rings, earrings, and wedding bands are gone. The rise of rose gold offers the single most important element to style-conscious women: options! Pairing beautifully with colored gemstones, diamonds, and other metals, rose gold is what brides-to-be are increasingly choosing to express their unique fashion sense.

But for all the recent hype rose gold receives, not many people know what gives it its pinky tone. Here’s everything you need to know:

 

What Is Rose Gold 

Rose gold is made by combing yellow gold, copper, and sometimes silver. Copper gives rose gold its pinky hue, and the higher the copper content, the rosier the gold appears. And it looks amazing against absolutely any skin tone.

 

 

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8 Ideas For Bridesmaids Gifts They Really Want

You’ve scheduled the hair and make-up artists so that everything from your bridesmaids’ locks to their lashes will look absolutely stunning on your big day. But don’t forget to give your besties something that will forever show how much you appreciate them for standing by your side.

Whether your budget is big or small, you can build your own bridesmaids gift boxes, mixing and matching a few of our stunning selections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces your girls will want to wear well after the wedding. 

 

Bridesmaid Gift Set

If you intend your gift to be worn the day of the wedding, opt for one of these meticulously matched three-piece sets.

1. Pearls for the Girls

   pearls set 

Pearl jewelry never goes out of style, so your ladies will love mixing and matching this set to wear with their own collection. Learn more >

 

2. Diamond Florets

diamond florets

  Inspired by the beautiful flowe

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Best Religious Jewelry Designs For Everyday Wear

Expressing your faith in the form of jewelry is a graceful way to complement your everyday style. Let your spiritual side come to life in gold or silver, while exploring unique religious jewelry for men and women. 


As we notice stores stock candy eggs, chocolate bunnies and colorful baskets, we’re reminded that Easter is approaching faster than you can say "Peter Cottontail." Whether your method of worship this Spring entails Sunday service, Passover Seders, or just brunch with besties, now is the perfect time for updating your warm-weather wardrobe with classic gold and silver religious jewelry for men and women.

Crosses & Crucifixes

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Best Royal Engagement Rings: Find Your Royal Engagement Ring Replica

Everyone should feel like royalty on their wedding day and looking to the royal family for ring inspiration is a no-brainer. Their fashion and etiquette are rooted in regal tradition. Colored stones and vintage settings are often seen on the hands of royal women, but elegance and luxury don’t have to come at a royal price. At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, you can find your royal dream ring and feel like Princess Diana on your wedding day, and every day.

Princess Diana of Wales iconically wore a blinding sapphire engagement ring, but that wasn’t the only blue stone in her collection. Princess Diana famously switched out her engagement ring for an emerald-cut aquamarine ring with white diamonds and set in 24-karat gold in the late 90s. Today, that same aquamarine ring can be seen on the hand of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Here are two of our favorite look-alikes:

aquamarine ring

aquamarine ring

 


Princess Diana’s famous sapphire engagement ring found a new home on the hand of her son’s wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Colored stones have been a tradition in the royal family for quite some time, dating back to the early 1840s. Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabe

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Summer 2021 Top 3 Women's Diamond Wedding Bands

While engagement rings tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to marriage-related jewelry, wedding bands shouldn’t be overlooked. Wedding rings are symbolic and are a practical expression of your love, commitment, and union with your significant other. Plus, they add a little extra sparkle to your ring finger! At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, we offer a large selection of timeless and traditional wedding bands. 

This summer, diamond wedding bands and diamond rose gold wedding bands for women have emerged as a breakout trend. Here are three of our favorite women’s diamond wedding band styles to sparkle your 2021 wedding! 

 

#1: Twist Diamond Wedding Band

white gold diamond twist wedding bandThis gorgeous wed

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Best Wedding Day Jewelry for the Bride

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…traditions are special, especially when it comes to weddings! Wearing “something old” represents a bride’s past, while wearing “something new” symbolizes a couple’s happy future. “Something borrowed” is supposed to be something from someone happily married, so the good fortune rubs off on the new bride, and “something blue” denotes fidelity and love. While these “somethings” can be anything from hair pins to ribbons to earrings, it’s no doubt that on your wedding day, the jewelry that you wear is incredibly significant. 

Your expert friends at Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak have tons of unique and special wedding day jewelry options to help you feel even more fabulous on your big day. We can only guess that mom has been in your ear about what you should wear… but sometimes, mother doesn’t always know best! This day is all about you - whether you go bold or simple with your wedding day jewelry choices, you’ll remember the jewelry you wear on your wedding day forever. Maybe you’ll pass these pieces down to someone special on her big day, or keep them forever as a special memento of one of your most favorite days! Either way, we have the perfect list of jewelry for your wedding day.

 

Wedding Day Jewelry for the Bride

When it comes to finding the perfect jewelry to highlight your wedding dress on the big day, our best advice is to stic

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Self-Gifting 101: Jewelry Gift Ideas for Women

Let’s be real – it’s been quite the year. This summer, we are seeing the world return to a bit of normalcy after the pandemic, so it’s definitely the right time to pat yourself on the back. Even if most days all you could do was get out of bed – that’s a feat worth celebrating!

Some of us might not be comfortable treating ourselves. It might seem a little foreign to reward ourselves for our own accomplishments, and while being humble is an important quality… sometimes you have to take a step back and admit that you’re a total winner! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself and indulging in a bit of self care and self-gifting when you know you deserve it. 

So… what are good self care gifts? How about gorgeous pieces of jewelry that sparkle just as much as you do. We’ve put together a list of self care gifts to buy yourself this summer. These are the perfect gifts for yourself - everything from birthday presents, job promotion gifts, self love gifts, and even gifts for weight loss success and personal goal milestones. Jewelry is the perfect gift to buy yourself because every time you look in the mirror, you’ll be reminded of all the hard work you have accomplished. Keep reading for self-gifting 101! 

Happy Birthday to… YOU! Birthstone Earrings - Birthday Gifts for Yourself 

Celebrate another trip around the sun! Admit it... (we won’t tell!) you know exactly what you want for your birthday. Don’t wait for someone else to give you the best birthday gift - buy a birthday gift for yourself! Birthstone jewelry makes the best birthday gift for yourself because it’s spe

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Vs. Mined Diamonds: What you should know

Are lab diamonds, real diamonds? YES! Are lab diamonds worth anything? YES!

There has been a lot of debate regarding what a lab grown (also known as lab-created) diamond is and if it’s a “real” diamond. 

Let’s dive into what sets these stones apart (or doesn’t) from naturally-mined diamonds. Of course, it’s a personal preference, but we don’t think lab grown diamonds are a fad, in fact, we think they’re here for the long haul. They are becoming an increasingly popular choice for promise rings and wedding bands. . Here are some of the facts so you can decide what’s best for you!

What is a lab grown diamond?

The main difference between a lab grown diamond and a naturally-mined diamond is simply the way it is created. A mined diamond is formed naturally deep beneath the Earth’s crust where temperatures and pressures are very high. These diamonds can only be mined when rare volcanoes erupt and bring them close to the surface.  

We imitate that same process in our

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Keepsake & Heirloom Jewelry for Passing Down from Generation to Generation

More than an added sparkle or accessory, keepsake jewelry can have significant sentimental meaning to a person (or even an entire family). What makes jewelry so different from other keepsake gifts is its ability to keep family history alive, while also having the longevity to be passed down from one loved one to another. 

As a family-owned business for over 100 years, to us this is one of the most important gifts you can give. It’s basically a gift of yourself and a representation of your family. Read on to find out how to pick the perfect piece to represent your family legacy, and shop our top 10 jewelry keepsakes recommended from our family to yours.

 

Things to consider when choosing keepsake jewelry gifts

Just like any item, when it comes to longevity -- quality matters. Meaning, this is not the time to cut costs or get thrifty. Just like the clothes on our back, or the furniture in our homes, picking out and investing in quality proves beneficial in the long run. You do want this to last for many generations to come, right?

There are four important takeaways to keep in mind when picking out your family’s signature jewelry keepsake: 

  1. The stone matters: Each gemstone is given a hardness rating, which measures how difficult it is to harm or destroy the stone. Typically the higher the stone’s rating, the more valuable the stone is. Each precious stone is rated out of 10 on a Mohs scale. When picking out a signature heirloom or keepsake piece, you want to try and stay as high on the Mohs scale as possible. Four of the toughest stones are: diamonds, rubies,

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Guide to Engagement Rings by Personality Type

It seems like there are a million ways to decide which engagement ring is truly the right ring for you. Maybe it’s the sparkly ring in the display box that caught your eye when you passed by, or a fun, trendy ring shape like pear or princess-cut, or the classic diamond solitaire that you’ve always dreamed about… but with so many different and beautiful ring options out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure!

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