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Jewelry Buying Tips

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:

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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

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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

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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 -

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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. 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 lab using a Hig

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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 o

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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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2020 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide By Price

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. That’s why, more than ever, we all want to brighten up our loved one’s holidays with the perfect gift. Simply put, there’s nothing more thoughtful, meaningful, or practical, than the gift of jewelry. It makes even the hardest people to shop for on your list happy! Even though we may be stuck in quarantine and don’t have as many reasons to get dressed up and go out, the gift of a special piece of jewelry will be treasured for years to come - and just imagine how it will light up a Zoom meeting!

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To make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve put together a list of the hottest jewelry trends and fashion-forward favorites. Plus, we have gorgeous, hand-picked favorites and top sellers for all price categories! So whether you’re ballin’ on

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5 Tips On Choosing The Right Wedding Band For Your Man

There’s more to the metal! Here are some quick tips, options, and advice to consider when beginning your search for the perfect wedding band for him.

Men’s Weddings Bands: A Brief History

Ladies’ wedding rings have long been a symbol of everlasting love. It is believed the Egyptians and the Greeks chose the ‘ring finger’ because they thought it contained a vein leading directly to the heart. However, it is only recently that men have begun wearing wedding bands. They were used as a symbol of commitment by men during WWII while overseas to remind them of their wives and families back home. Now, wedding bands are a staple of modern matrimony.

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Birthstone Engagement Rings Buying Guide by Month

Adding personality, color, and a unique flair to your engagement ring is a trend that's here to stay.

While some people may add a touch of "self" to their engagement ring through customization or vintage flair, others make unique ring selections by incorporating birthstones!

First, we've listed the birthstones for each month of the year!

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