When choosing a piece of jewelry, it is typical to want something with some sort of special meaning. Often we find certain symbols to be appealing as we feel connected to the meanings they convey. Whether it’s a cultural symbol or a specific gemstone, there are many reasons people wear the jewelry they wear.
March 12, 2018
March 05, 2018
A Diamond is a Girl’s Best Friend
Prior to jewelry company De Beers’ “A Diamond is Forever” campaign, it was not so readily assumed that engagements and marriages required the purchase of a flashy diamond ring. By equating the toughness of diamonds with the desire for a marriage to last forever, proposing with a diamond ring became absolutely mandatory, altering Western society forever. While this anomaly is widely acknowledged, it has yet to be combatted or swapped out for any better alternative.
February 26, 2018
At some point in recent years, you have probably heard of the Minimalism Phenomenon.
While the term also refers to the 1960s art movement, its meaning today more often refers to a lifestyle centered on lack of material possessions. In some ways it is simply a trend that briefly drew a great deal of social media and press attention, with spearheads such as the creators of the documentary “The Minimalists,” as well as Marie Kondo, author of #1 New York Times best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
February 19, 2018
You may have seen an eternity ring and been captivated by that small, perfect circle of diamond brilliance that surrounds it. Perhaps you even wear one or have given an eternity ring to someone significant in your life. But what is the importance of wearing one, and how did it become a symbol of eternal love?
February 12, 2018
You’ve decided to take the plunge and go in for a jewelry appraisal. Maybe you’re willing to sell your jewelry on the spot, or maybe you want to shop around for a quote first. Either way, you should follow a few simple steps to make sure that your jewelry appraisal is productive, both for you and for your appraiser.