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  1. Take Your Summer Style Up a Notch: Must-Have Accessories

    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!

    Freshwater Pearl Lariat Necklace in 10k Yellow Gold

    Shy Creation: Diamond V-Shape Necklace 14k Rose Gold

    Layered Necklaces:

    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.  

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  2. Jewelry Anniversary Gifts by Year, Ideas & Inspiration

    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.

    1st Anniversary: GoldFirst 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. 

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  3. Want Your Engagement Ring to Look Brand New For Years?

    Your Engagement Ring Can Look Brand New for Years! Simply Follow These Tips From Our Jewelry Experts."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: 

    1) Have that ring insured!

    This should be one of the first things you do after the excitement of being engaged.  No one ever wants to think about their precious ring being damaged, lost or stolen, but unfortunately, it can happen.

    And while the emotional value of your ring is impossible to replace, ring insurance can cover the replacement cost.  Ring insurance can be bought as an extension to your renter’s or homeowner’s policy. Or, for more coverage (replacing the actual lost or stolen ring), consider a company that specializes in jewelry insurance. Here are some additional ring insurance tips:

    1. Take pictures of your ring.
    2. You should have received a Statement of Value document when you purchased your ring (if not, request one!). We require the original receipt from your purchase in order to properly complete the Statement of Value for you. Once completed, these Statements of Value generally satisfy insurance company requirements for jewelry riders appended to homeowner's policies. Keep it somewhere safe as you'll likely need it when looking to insure your jewelry.
    3. Keep in mind that the value of your jewelry can increase over time. It is important to obtain a current Statement of Value every 2-3 years and update your policy when the value of jewelry changes to ensure adequate coverage with your insurance company.
    4. Keep a copy of your purchase receipt on your computer or in a safe.
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  4. The Perfect Match for Mom: Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

    Mother’s Day is almost upon us.  Have you found the perfect gift for the special mom in your life yet?  Mom, wife, sister, grandmother or your best friend – let’s remind them how much they’re loved – because, that’s what we know how to do best!

    We know that all moms aren’t the same.  Every mom has her own unique traits and characteristics that make her truly one-of-a-kind.  That’s why our 2018 Mother’s Day Jewelry Gift Guide offers a few suggestions based on personality types and interests to make it easy to find the perfect jewelry gift for her.

    Spring 2018 New Arrivals CatalogIf you want a few quick links t

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  5. Favorite Fan Photos: Spring 2018 Edition

    Favorite Fan Photos: Spring 2018 Edition

    Go ahead ladies, flash that sparkler. Take a peek at some of our favorite shares from you, our guests! Want to be featured in the next edition?Just snap a pic and upload to Instagram using #ashcroftandoak or #rogersandhollands

    #RINGGOALS

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  6. Spring Color Report: 3 You Need in Your Collection

    Spring Color Report: 3 You Need in Your Collection

    We do not think we are exaggerating when we say these are THE most-wanted gemstones of the year.

    Morganite

    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. 

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  7. A Gabriel & Co. Story: The Lost Engagement Ring

    A Gabriel & Co. Story: The Lost Engagement Ring

    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 last weekend...Please, please be a good soul and turn it in. I'm hoping it turns up. My husband and I have looked for 2 days now." Ciara also emailed all the local news websites, lost / found pages and soon had hundreds of people sharing her story across social media. 

    That same day, a woman in Clarksville found a ring in a parking lot.  Naturally, she didn't know to whom it belonged but she noticed two engravings inside the ring. The first said "Gabriel & Co."

    The second engraving was a serial number.  EVERY GABRIEL & CO. ENGAGEMENT RING HAS A UNIQUE SERIAL NUMBER.  NO TWO RINGS ARE ALIKE. 

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  8. Valentine’s Day Contest Winners Revealed!

    Valentine’s Day Contest Winners Revealed!

    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...

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  9. Birthstones & Their Meanings: Month By Month Guide

    Birthstones & Their Meanings: Month By Month Guide

    Did you know that there is a special birthstone associated with every month of the year? The concept of birthstones dates back to ancient times.

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  10. It's Here: 2016 Holiday Gifting Look Book!

    It's Here: 2016 Holiday Gifting Look Book!

    Need Great Gift Ideas? Our Holiday Guide is here to help! Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and stores are decked out in their holiday best.

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