June 1, 2023

Top Jewelry Trends for Summer – 2023

This summer’s hottest jewelry trends are all about sparkle. LIke the year’s fashion trends, the jewelry trends of the moment tend to fall into one of two categories: chic minimalism or eye-catching maximalism. Yet, even the more minimalist trending jewelry designs are brimming with brilliance. From pieces that add the perfect touch of shimmer to designs that catch your eye from across the room, here are the top summer jewelry trends of 2023. 

Lab-Grown Diamonds 

Lab-grown diamonds are one of summer’s biggest trends–and one of the biggest jewelry trends of the year. Lab-grown diamonds are more available than ever and they’ve quickly become extraordinarily popular. People are drawn to their sustainability and excellent affordability, which makes owning real diamond jewelry more accessible. 

All types of lab-grown diamond jewelry are trending at the moment, but our favorite trending style for summer is lab-grown diamond studs. Lab diamond studs provide high sparkle in a compact package, so they’re the perfect complement to any summer look. And because they also happen to be a classic diamond earring style, you’ll be able to wear them for many more seasons to come. 

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Diamond Hoop Earrings 

Plain yellow gold hoop earrings have been the top hoop style for years, but sparklier hoop styles are taking over this summer. The season’s top trending hoop designs include pave huggie hoops, classic inside-out hoops, highly detailed boho hoops, white gold pieces, and ultra oversized earrings, which are a top runway hoop style. Whatever you prefer in terms of size and style, you’ll find a pair of earrings for you in the summer season’s trending hoops. 

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Colorful Gemstones 

Bright gemstones are having a moment this summer as a part of an overall trend toward maximalism and ‘80s-inspired jewelry. Colorful gemstones of every hue are trending, but blue gems are particularly popular for summer. Rich blue sapphires and sparkling blue topaz stones are among the most loved gems of the season. 

One of the easiest ways to incorporate colorful gemstones into your summer outfits is with gemstone rings. A gemstone ring is a striking statement piece that looks gorgeous alone or when styled with other rings. For a more subtle layered ring look, accent your ring’s bright color with stacking rings in plain gold or silver. For a bolder accessory choice, complement your colorful design with other statement rings, like signet rings, domed styles, and abstract chunky rings. 

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Matching Sets 

Matching sets are a chic trend we can’t get enough of. Inspired by ‘90s minimalism, matching sets are a stylish way to accent your daily look. The most popular matching of the summer set consists of solitaire studs paired with a matching solitaire pendant. Another on trend set is a tennis bracelet paired with a tennis necklace. 

The best part of the matching set trend is its versatility. You can wear your set on its own for more casual attire or layer up for a more complex look. Layered necklaces and earrings are both trending this summer, so the dainty necklace or pair of studs from your set can help you stay on trend in multiple ways this year. 

If you’re interested in wearing a matching set and you already have a pair of studs you love, you can easily create a perfect match with one of our customizable pendant necklace options. Choose your desired gemstone, setting style, and precious metal to create your perfect matching jewelry piece.

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Find Your Summer Jewelry at Diamond Wish 

Freshen up your jewelry collection with a piece that will help you shine this summer. Explore a curated range of trending styles, including vibrant gemstone pendants, glamorous inside-out hoops, and gorgeous lab-grown diamond designs. 

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May 2, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Gemstone Engagement Rings

Gemstone engagement rings are a beautiful way to express your one-of-a-kind love story. But with so many uniquely stunning options, how do you choose the right one for you? Find your perfect gemstone ring style with this guide, featuring expert tips on how to choose your center gemstone and key details you should know about the most popular gemstone engagement ring options. 

How To Choose Your Gemstone

The right gemstone for your engagement ring will work for both your personal tastes and your practical needs. Your personal tastes will help you choose what you want in terms of color, shape, shine, and meaning. Your lifestyle dictates what you should look for when it comes to practicality. 

Some gemstones are more durable than others, making them more practical for everyday wear. One way to measure gemstone durability is with the Mohs Hardness Scale, which ranks gemstone hardness on a scale of 1 to 10. Diamonds are the hardest gemstone, earning a 10 out of 10, but anything with a 7 or higher can be considered fairly durable. 

How much you care about durability is a matter of personal preference. If you want a very durable, low-maintenance center stone, choose a center stone with an 8 or higher on the Mohs Scale. If you don’t mind being a bit more careful with your ring, you can consider gemstones with a 7 or higher. 

In general, we don’t recommend gemstones that rank lower than a 7 on the Mohs Scale for engagement rings. This includes gemstones like opal, moonstone, lapis lazuli, pearl, and turquoise. Any gemstone that is softer than quartz, a 7 on the Mohs Scale, can be easily scratched by the quartz particles found in household dust. You can still choose a less durable option if you like for fashion or a not-everyday-wear ring, but keep in mind the extra level of care required when wearing softer stone rings. 

Expert Advice: Avoiding harsh chemicals like hand sanitizers and household cleaners is always a good idea when wearing gemstone rings.

Ruby Engagement Rings

Rubies are lush red gems with a fitting meaning for a soon-to-be-married couple. This beautiful stone is a symbol of passion and strength. With a 9 on the Mohs Scale, rubies are also physically strong, making them an excellent choice for daily wear. 

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Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Sapphires were once the most popular engagement ring center stone–and it’s easy to see why. Sapphires are not only beautiful but incredibly tough, earning a 9 on the Mohs Scale. Sapphires also come in a rainbow of colors, each of which has its own special meaning. Blue sapphires, the most popular choice for engagement rings, are a symbol of loyalty and happiness in love. Other top options for engagement rings include white sapphires, a symbol of protection and luck, and pink sapphires, a symbol of love and compassion.

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Emerald Engagement Rings 

One of the precious gemstones, known for their lush green color, emeralds are a symbol of luck, peace, and true love. With a rating of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale, emeralds are fairly durable. Yet, their unique interior vein-like structure can make them prone to chipping, so emerald rings are best for those who can wear them with care. 

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Peridot Engagement Rings

Peridot is a semi-precious gemstone with an electrifying green hue. Peridots were famously beloved by Ancient Egyptians, who associated the stone with prosperity and luck. Peridots have a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7, making them an excellent choice for engagement rings when worn with care. 

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Moissanite Engagement Rings

Moissanite is the perfect choice for someone who appreciates the clarity and high shine of colorless diamonds, yet wants an alternative engagement ring at a more affordable price. These transparent, colorless stones are even more brilliant than diamonds. And with a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale, moissanites are also a similarly durable engagement ring choice that is durable. 

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Blue Topaz Engagement Rings 

Blue topaz comes in a range of blue colors, including glittering sky blue, vibrant Swiss Blue, and rich London Blue. This beautiful blue stone is excellent for daily wear, with an 8 on the Mohs Scale, and has a fitting meaning for an engagement ring. Blue topaz is a symbol of wisdom, communication, good fortune, and love. 

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Amethyst Engagement Rings 

Amethyst is a lovely purple gemstone associated with peace, purity of spirit, and Saint Valentine, who was known to wear an amethyst ring. As the purple variety of quartz, amethyst is a fairly durable stone with a Mohs rating of 7. An amethyst engagement ring is a romantic and particularly unique engagement ring choice. 

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Find Your Gemstone Engagement Ring at Diamond Wish 

Find your perfect engagement ring at Diamond Wish. Choose from over a dozen types of colored gemstone rings, as well as natural diamond, lab-grown diamond, and fancy-colored diamond options. Browse our full selection online or reach out to a Diamond Wish jeweler for assistance with finding your ideal ring. 

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October 27, 2022

Easy Ways To Glam Up With Jewelry

Jewelry is such a versatile accessory. It doesn’t matter what day it is, the style of your outfit or whether it’s a casual or formal occasion, everyone, everywhere can find suitable jewelry pieces to wear.

From going to work or school to going out for a drink with friends on a Saturday evening to heading out for a date at a trendy restaurant, jewelry is an embellishment that can complement or change an outfit.

And, of course, there are those kinds of special occasions when you are looking for a statement piece of fine jewelry that can stand out from the crowd and bring the word ‘glam’ to the forefront of everybody’s minds!

Whether you want to be more glam at work, more glam at your local bar, or have something like a gala to attend, the latest fashion tips can inspire you on how to use jewelry to cultivate a luxe look.

Here are some of the best tips and hacks that will help you use the contents of your jewelry box to bring that extra touch of glam to whatever you are wearing and whatever you are doing.

Invest In A Pair Of Statement Earrings

You would be amazed at the difference a high-quality pair of earrings can make to your outfit and the way that you feel. Whether you prefer hoop earrings, stud earrings, or even fancy drop earrings, fabulous statement pairs can be found in all styles.

Statement might mean they are bold and bright and draw attention because of their eye-catching colors or design. It might mean they are unusual in shape – geometric shapes can be very impactful. It might be that you have chosen a pair of diamond studs that while simple, flash and shine as the light hits the stone.

One of the easiest ways to curate a glamorous look is to use a little black dress as your base, sweep up your hair and add a pair of statement earrings. It might be minimalist but an LBD with complementary statement earrings is a look that every fashionista has been striving to achieve ever since the heyday of Chanel.

Pick A Few Standout Rings

It can be easy to go overboard and wear too many rings on your fingers, especially if you have to balance them with your engagement ring and wedding ring, and sometimes even an eternity ring.

A more sophisticated and glam way to curate a look for your hands is to select a few cocktail rings that pack a punch and don’t need to be accompanied by a handful of others.

One easy way to work cocktail rings into your look is to wear them on the opposite hand to your wedding ring. This way you do not diminish the aesthetic value of your bridal set on your left hand and you can maximize the impact of your right hand.

Keeping cocktail rings to your right hand also means you don’t have to think about fashion choices clashing or not working with the gemstones on your left hand.

Choose A Classic Initial Pendant

One of the best pieces of jewelry we can think of that displays a sense of fun while still being glam is a classic initial pendant.

One of the most popular types of statement necklaces in the jewelry world ever since Sex And The City, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw wore her iconic Carrie necklace, and this gave birth to a new swell of popularity in name and initial jewelry of all kinds.

Though a full name piece is fun in its own right, we think that a single initial is much more chic and sophisticated, and will add a touch of glamour to any look. And a big plus is that it will never fall out of your jewelry rotation because you will always have the same first initial!

Choose Outfits To Match Jewelry

Most people will pick an outfit first and then find jewelry to go with it, but we think that you can be equally successful going it the other way around. For example, if you have a beautiful statement necklace that you want to make the focal point of your look, then opt for a blouse or t-shirt that has a suitably low neckline to show it off to its best.

Equally, if you want to stack up a pile of beautiful bangles with a tennis bracelet on your wrists and arms, then pick an outfit with short sleeves or long, close-fitting plain sleeves.

Glam Tip: You can even go as far as turning pieces of clothing into jewelry themselves. A great example of this is to use a chic silk scarf to secure a ponytail rather than tying it around your neck.

Don’t Forget About Body Jewelry

When we say body jewelry, it can mean nose piercings, waist chains, hair embellishments, navel piercings, and anklets.

Choosing body jewelry to glamorize your look depends on the adorned body part being on the show. Though you might wear a special ankle chain, its effect is lost if your feet are snuggled in a pair of winter boots.

Like all more conventional pieces, there is a massive range of styles and designs for body jewelry. There are high fashion and noticeable pieces but also pieces made from gemstones and precious metals. When visible, they can have a great impact on a look.

Glam Tip: Consider Gemstone stud earrings for a timeless style and pop of color that will add definition and fashion that is a quick win. 

Collect High-Quality Vintage Pieces

Something that can always be effortlessly glam is when you find a hidden vintage treasure that isn’t like anything anybody else is wearing right now. There is something about vintage jewelry that exudes more class and stature than you can find in the current stock of brand-name jewelers.

Build a collection of high-quality vintage pieces that you can incorporate with your less expensive, more ‘common’ jewelry and you will find that your looks go from great to sensational in no time at all.

Final Thoughts

As Olympia Dukakis (as Claree Belcher) says in Steel Magnolias “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” Use your eye for detail and color to collect jewelry that works with your wardrobe. Curate a collection of pieces that enhance with subtlety and others that make a bold statement. When you want to glam up your outfit, the perfect piece will undoubtedly be in your jewelry box that will instantly make you feel fancy.

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