Zales is one of the most recognized brands in the jewelry industry. The giant that is now Zale Corporation began with a store called Zales Jewelers in Wichita Falls, Texasin 1924. The store was opened by Morris and William Zale and originally featured small appliances, cameras and cookware along with their jewelry inventory. The Zale […]

It is important to know the correct ring size if you are getting a ring for yourself or someone else. Rings can be expensive and in some cases impossible to resize, thus you want to get it right the first time. There are several strategies that you can employ for finding your ring size. First […]

I feel much better buying man made diamonds, for a number of reasons. First of all, and most importantly, man made diamonds come without the many human rights conflicts tarnishing naturally occurring diamonds. Naturally occurring diamonds generally come from countries with dirty humanitarian records, and are mined by workers struggling to survive on far less […]

Bohemian or “Boho” jewellery has become a celebrity style staple. From Moroccan coin earrings , to Turquoise pendants or bracelets, these ethnically inspired jewels have a great following. Yet unfortunately , such highly prized trinkets often sport an equally high price tag. If you wish to find similar Boho Jewellery at a much lower price […]

The world has been obsessed with jewelry, precious stones and gems for centuries. About Birthstones states, “The Ancient Egyptians mined Emeralds in the eastern desert region 2,000 years before Cleopatra’s birth.” However, the ancient Egyptians weren’t the only ones to treasure and expertly mine for gems. The notion of mining, cultivating and creating jewelry from […]

Celebrities drive many trends, including what to wear in jewelry. There are many different pieces that you can wear to replicate a celebrity, including the following trends. Duchess inspired jewelry When Catherine Middleton married Prince William, she wore the iconic sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. Since then, there have […]

Known primarily as the gold cauldron of the world, India’s penchant for the yellow metal had been legendary but since the last 15 years, there has been a significant arrival of some of the biggest names in diamond jewellery in India. Here is a list of the biggest players that have made their presence felt […]

The most commonly used karat levels in the United States and Canada are 14 and 18 karat. 18 karat equates to 75% gold and 25% of the base metal. In the United Kingdom nine and 18 karat gold are the alloys most often used. Nine karat gold has less metal and more copper or other base metal. […]

It’s a common misconception that women are the only ones who love jewelry. While most men aren’t as flashy with their jewelry there are certain items that men appreciate. Picking out a jewelry gift for a man is all about knowing his tastes and preferences. Watch Although women still wear jewel-studded watches, the advances in […]

Ankle bracelets are popular accessories and suitable for both children and adults. There are many different ankle bracelets available, and you should think about a variety of factors when choosing the right one for you. Think about the general look of the ankle bracelet. Are you looking for a genuine piece that will be appropriate […]

Just as fashion has clothing that can go out of style so does jewelry. Many styles come and go but there are several jewelry pieces that do not date and always make a statement. Stones such as diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies are staples that have been around for years but these are just small […]

Say the words “Herkimer Diamond Mines” and most people will jump to the conclusion that it is a rival of the Cullinan Diamond Mine or Kimberley Diamond Fields. It is though an erroneous conclusion, as firstly there are no mine shafts and secondly there are no diamonds. The Herkimer Diamond Mines is a general term […]

Learning how to accessorize an outfit can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. All it takes is a little imagination, as well as the essential accessory pieces, and voilà! A simple outfit can be easily transformed into a wide array of stylish and interesting looks.  Simplicity is always best with it comes to dressing and […]

Feathers have been used in fashion designs for centuries, and they are still part of an extremely trendy look. Worn by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, the look has transcended both the celebrity world and everyday fashion alike. Feather earrings come in many different forms. By nature, they are bold and trendy; […]

An ill fitting ring can be a real annoyance. A ring that is too big can fly off the finger and is always being lost; a ring that is too small will cause some of the blood circulation to be restricted, often causing physical pain. It is therefore vital that the ring finger is properly […]

If you are looking for a special gift for your mother, then consider a mother’s necklace. These necklaces celebrate a mother and her children. These come in a variety of different metals, some with birthstones. The prices also range greatly depending on what you get, thus you can tailor something to your budget. Mothers might […]

Insurance cover is never the easiest thing to decide upon, no matter what is being insured. There are any number of factors that need to be considered, so much small print to be read through, and always the worry that something you do may invalidate the policy. Jewellery insurance is unfortunately no different. Jewellery is […]

Chandelier earrings are statement earrings that have different pieces dangling down next to each other. The name comes from the fact that they look like tiny chandeliers. Typically, they are large statement pieces with the ability to easily dress up an outfit. Chandelier earrings come in both genuine and costume jewelry varieties. The ones that […]

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the African nations that has an abundance of natural resources from which it should be able to profit. There are huge deposits of diamonds to be found in the country, although these diamonds have for a long time been known as conflict diamonds or more famously as […]

Shopping for diamonds at Spence Diamonds is a rather unique experience.  While, in other jewelry stores, you have to rely on a the sales staff to take a piece of jewelry out of the display cases, at Spence Diamonds you can just help yourself.  Whether you are looking for an engagement, wedding or anniversary ring, […]

Natural alexandrite is a rare variety of chrysoberyl, which is a beryllium aluminum oxide  mineral.  It is unique by showing  both green and reddish-mauve colors  caused by a trace amount of chromium.  Alexandrite exhibits this color change depending on the type of incident light, being ideally emerald-like in daylight and amethyst-like in artificial incandescent  light […]

Maxi-dresses have been popular in recent years and come in a variety of different textures, fabrics, designs and styles. Many people love maxi-dresses because they are flattering on a wide range of body types and can be suitable for varying temperatures. The length of maxi-dresses is perfect for Spring or Fall and great for Summertime […]

You can make money by making your own jewelry in a home-based business. It can be difficult to start your own business, however. Take a step by step approach to give your business the best chance of success. First, you need to make a business plan. Just because it is a small, home-based business does […]

About Birthstones states, “The Ancient Egyptians mined Emeralds in the eastern desert region 2,000 years before Cleopatra’s birth, braving extreme heat, scorpions and snakes to search for the beautiful crystals. During Cleopatra’s reign, she claimed the Emerald mines as her own, as this was her favorite gem. She often wore lavish Emerald jewelry, and it […]

The Swarovski Group is an Austrian company that produces expensive precision cut crystals. The company was founded in 1885 by Daniel Swarovski, who had just invented an electric precision cutting machine, his brother and a financial backer. The company was originally based in Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic, but then moved to […]

Emeralds belong to the most precious gemstones. A quality emerald can cost more than a diamond, and emeralds have been highly valued in many ancient cultures. The word emerald simply means a green gemstone and comes from the Greek word “smaragdos” and the Old French word “esmeralde”. Emeralds were already mined in ancient Egypt between […]

Whether it’s deciding on the cut of your diamond for an engagement ring, cocktail ring or any other piece of jewelry, there are a number of things to consider. There are eleven different diamond cuts to choose from, with each containing different features that are all their own. Understanding each diamond cut can help decipher […]

A Short History of Beads Beads and adornments of jewelry go back thousands of years in ancient Egypt. They were very important in their burial sites and had many meanings and purposes. The Gods always had to be pleased and placated. Stone beads were protective and the scarab beetles were looked to prolong life. They […]