February 28, 2020

Lasting Relationships: 9 Simple Ways to Show Your Love

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, to show your partner just how much you love them. Every day is a great day to show your partner how much you care for and appreciate them! Regularly taking a bit of time to remind your partner how much they mean to you can help your love deepen even more over time, which will help your relationship stay solid, loving, and exciting.

Wondering how you can share your love every day? Read on to see our list of 9 simple ways to show your love!

1. Hold Hands

Physical touch engages the heart and the mind, helping you and your partner stay connected.

2. Do Their Least Favorite Chore

Taking a bit of time to do a chore before they get to it is a great way to show your partner that you’re there for them and appreciate them.

3. Send a Sweet Email

Whether they’re going about business as usual or are experiencing a particularly busy or stressful day, getting a caring message from you will put a smile on their face and help them sail through their day.

4. Give the Little gifts

Giving gifts can be a great way to show your partner that you love and appreciate them. But not every gift has to be extravagant– small gifts are also a great way to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face. If you’re not sure what to get your partner, here are some ideas: a book you think they’d love, their favorite candy, their favorite snack, a new candle, flowers (or even a single flower), a handwritten love note. Side note: jewelry is always a good idea.

A stunning sapphire solitaire pendant with a white gold chain

5. Say it In a Post-It

Brighten their day way simple and sweet love note. Surprise them in the morning by placing the note on the bathroom mirror. Not sure what to write? Try jotting down something you love about them or even just writing a simple “I love you.”

6. No Phones Allowed

Spend quality time together with no phones allowed. It’s all too easy to get into the habit of scrolling through your phone while you’re relaxing with your partner. But focused, quality time is so important for maintaining a loving, lasting relationship (and smartphones are the enemy of focused attention). So consider setting aside some time to spend with your partner with no phones, tablets, or technology allowed.

7. Share Even Your Silliest of Thoughts

Share your thoughts daily with each other over your morning coffee, at dinner, or before bed. Sharing your hopes, your passions, and your interests with your partner will help you stay connected long-term, which will help your love grow deeper each day.

8. Be Their Personal Chef for an Evening

Cook or order their favorite meal. This will make your partner feel special any day of the week, but it’s especially thoughtful if you know they’ve had a long or challenging day.

9. Tell Them Why

Tell your partner why you love them, out loud. Whenever you feel moved to, don’t hesitate to let your partner know why you love them! If they just did something you find cute or sweet, or if you’re just feeling the love for no particular reason, share your feelings.

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January 23, 2020

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her Personality

The key to giving a great Valentine’s Day gift is to think carefully about your sweetheart’s unique personality and tastes. Fine jewelry of any kind is always appreciated, but fine jewelry that perfectly suits her style is something she’ll adore. To help you find the perfect unique Valentine’s Day gift for her personality, below we’re featuring our top unique Valentine’s Day gifts in every style category!

For the Modern Woman

If your sweetheart favors streamlined, yet bold clothes and accessories, a modern-style piece of jewelry is perfect for her. When it comes to modern jewelry, you can either go ultra minimalistic or opt for something a bit more unique. If you’re looking for a more unique and bold piece of modern jewelry, we’d recommend a blue topaz ring, like the beautiful halo set blue topaz cocktail ring pictured above.

For the Classic Woman

If you’re shopping for a woman with a classic sense of style, we have the perfect gift idea for her: a pair of round diamond studs. Round diamond studs are gorgeous, timeless, and incredibly wearable; they’re simply a can’t-go-wrong Valentine’s Day gift if your partner has a traditional sense of style.

For the Hopeless Romantic

If your Valentine is a romantic at heart, embrace the over-the-top romance of the holiday and opt for a heart-shaped ring. One of our current favorite heart-shaped rings is the Alice Ring, pictured above. This charming ring features a romantic rose gold setting, a lovely twisted band, and a glamorous heart-shaped diamond halo.

For the Trendy Woman

If your partner is always on top of the latest fashion trends, go for a trending jewelry style. Our top trending jewelry recommendation for 2020 is an initial pendant necklace. Initial pendants are one of the trendiest accessories of the year. However, they also happen to be quite classic. So, initial pendants are at once trendy and classic, making them a great gift option for someone with an eye for trends. She’ll be able to enjoy wearing her initial necklace now, while it’s a hot trending item, but will also be able to keep it in rotation for years to come.

For the Unique and Bold Woman

Does your Valentine like to stand out? Does she hate blending in with the crowd? If so, go for an ultra unique piece of jewelry, like a pair of black diamond studs. Black diamond studs are elegant and beautiful, yet they’re also inherently striking and bold. A pair of black diamond studs is mysterious, eye-catching, and utterly unique, just like the unique and bold woman.

For the Trend Setter

If your partner likes to experiment with her style, go for something a bit adventurous, like a piece from our Her Collection. Our Her Collection is filled with modern, luxurious designs in a wide array of styles. There, you’ll find gorgeous gemstone and diamond pieces that range from chic and minimalistic to highly detailed and distinctive. Our Her Collection also includes many designs that blend style elements from different categories, such as the earrings pictured above. These earrings are at once modern and romantic, giving them a uniquely beautiful look.

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December 26, 2019

Best Places to Wed in Southern California for 2020

Are you tying the knot in 2020? Congratulations! Now that you’ve found the love of your life, it’s time to start planning your dream wedding. And the first step is finding your perfect wedding venue!

Here in Southern California, there are so many breathtaking wedding venues. With picturesque beach venues, hip city venues, serene desert venues and more, California has it all. To help you find your ideal venue, in this post we’re highlighting some of Southern California’s very best wedding venues! Read on to see our list of the best places to wed in Southern California for 2020.

1. Casa Romantica

Location: San Clemente, CA

First up, we have Casa Romantica, a venue that’s just as romantic as its name implies. Casa Romantica is a historic 1920s estate that sits atop a bluff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. With gorgeous Spanish architecture and a panoramic ocean view, Casa Romantica is a sublime place to say “I do.”

2. The Parker Palm Springs

Location: Palm Springs, CA

The Parker Palm Springs is an incredibly unique hotel that’s located right in the heart of desert getaway city Palm Springs. Designed by Jonathan Adler, this hotel’s retro chic decor is so picturesque, you won’t have to do much wedding decorating to make this venue look incredible.

3. The Pelican Courtyard

Say “I do” in the OC with this unique, vintage-inspired engagement ring.

Location: Newport Beach, CA

Pelican Courtyard is an intimate event venue that’s located right in the bustling center of the gorgeous beach town Newport Beach. Often described as a “secret garden,” Pelican Courtyard is a beautiful, charming patio space with plenty of lush greenery. This lovely venue, located just a few blocks from the beach, is the perfect space for a small wedding (and, as an added bonus, it’s also one of the most affordable venues on our list!).

4. Bernardo Winery

Location: San Diego, CA

Bernardo Winery features acres of vineyards, rustic decor, olive trees, gardens, and, of course, plenty of incredible house made wine. With so much to offer on their sprawling vineyard, it’s no surprise that Bernardo Winery has several charming wedding venues on their property. Two of our favorites are The Barrel Room, a 125 year old wooden building that’s home to large scale redwood wine storage barrels, and Vito’s Park, an outdoor venue that overlooks the vineyard. Whichever venue you choose, you’re sure to be surrounded by beautiful scenery at Bernardo Winery— and there will be no shortage of excellent wine!

5. The Fig House in LA

Image Credit: Bossladies Magazine 

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Fig House is an indoor/outdoor wedding venue that’s half rustic, half modern glamour. With a lushly green, chic patio space for your ceremony and a hip, beautifully decorated interior space for your reception, The Fig House offers the best of both worlds, all within the heart of LA.

6. San Ysidro Ranch

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

San Ysidro Ranch is easily one of the most beautiful wedding venues in California. Nestled in the Montecito foothills in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, San Ysidro Ranch is a hideaway-style luxury hotel with several beautiful wedding venue options. Choose from garden, lawn, cottage, and restaurant spaces to find your perfect wedding atmosphere.

7. Calamigos Ranch

Location: Malibu, CA

Calamigos Ranch is what rustic wedding dreams are made of. This simply enchanting wedding venue is located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. With four gorgeous, rustic wedding venues options (one of which has a ferris wheel on site), Calamigos Ranch is a whimsical and serene option for your wedding.

8. Kona Kai Resort and Spa

The classic Alison Engagement Ring is the perfect complement to an elegant beach wedding.

Location: San Diego, CA

Kona Kai Resort and Spa is a secluded, elegant hotel that is located on Shelter Island, one of California’s only privately owned beaches. Kona Kai offers 10 different indoor wedding venues and several outdoor spaces. Though, we’d have to say our favorite options are their outdoor ones, which include a private beach and a lush tropical garden. Whichever venue space you choose for your wedding, Kona Kai Resort and Spa is a venue that will create a simply magical atmosphere for your wedding.

9. Malibu Rocky Oaks

Location: Malibu Rocky Oaks

Last but certainly not least, we have Malibu Rocky Oaks, an absolutely breathtaking venue that’s high up in the Santa Monica Mountains. Malibu Rocky Oaks features a Tuscan-style villa, a vineyard, and a helipad ceremony site that overlooks the mountains from its 2,000 feet high altitude. The sights from this venue are nothing short of spectacular, which will make for some incredible wedding pictures and even more incredible memories.

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October 31, 2019

Preparing for Holiday Parties: Your Top Jewelry Guide

There’s a lot to love about the holidays, like the delicious food, beautiful decorations and, of course, holiday parties! With holiday party season right around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite holiday party accessories. Holiday jewelry is all about lighting up the night, so read on to see our favorite glittery, dazzling pieces that are perfect for your next holiday party!

Dazzling Diamond Stud Earrings

These 1 carat tw cushion cut diamond stud earrings are ready to turn heads at your next holiday party.

There’s no accessory that’s more perfect for a holiday party than a pair of diamond stud earrings. Diamond studs are the ideal way to round out any holiday ensemble, whether you opt for a classic cocktail dress or a more bold and edgy look.

While all diamond studs will look beautiful at a holiday party, cushion cut diamond studs are one of our favorite styles for the holidays. Cushion cut diamonds feature a modified version of the round brilliant cut diamond’s faceting pattern. This modified faceting pattern gives cushion cut diamonds a more “icy” look, making them fit in perfectly during the winter months. Then, cushion cut diamonds also tend to have more fire (the rainbow light that emits from a diamond) than other diamond shapes. This gives them a warm, radiant look that will light up a winter night!

Whether you opt for our favorite holiday diamond shape, the cushion cut, or go with another shape, your diamond studs are sure to dazzle at every holiday party you attend. And the best thing about diamond studs is that they’re perfect for a holiday party— yet also perfect for year-round wear. Diamond studs are an enduring jewelry classic; they simply never go out of style. So if you select a new pair of diamond studs to wear this holiday season, you’ll also get to enjoy wearing them for decades to come.

A Uniquely Beautiful Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring

This holiday-ready cocktail ring features December’s birthstone, blue topaz.

If you’re looking for a unique piece that will help you stand out from the crowd this holiday season, look no further than this stunning halo set blue topaz cocktail ring. This ring features a mesmerizing blue topaz with an eye-catching trillion cut shape. Blue topaz is beautiful all year long but is particularly appropriate when you’re making the rounds at holiday parties, since blue topaz is the December birthstone. Adding to this ring’s icy, wintery effect is a stunning halo setting that features an array of dazzling pave white diamonds.

If you like the idea of a unique cocktail ring for the holiday season but aren’t sure that blue topaz is the right gem you, view our full collection of gorgeous gemstone rings. With rings featuring sapphires, morganite, rubies, amethyst, peridot, citrine, and much more, our gemstone collection has something to fit any taste (or match any holiday outfit!).

A Simply Sublime Tennis Bracelet

A tennis bracelet will add an air of luxe elegance to any holiday party look.

If you’re looking for a sophisticated way to make a statement this holiday season, opt for a classic diamond tennis bracelet. A diamond tennis bracelet adds a luxurious, brilliant touch to any holiday ensemble. A tennis bracelet is the perfect way to accessorize an elegant cocktail dress or sleek, chic gown. A tennis bracelet is also an excellent way to elevate a more casual outfit and quickly create a look that’s party-ready.

Tennis bracelets look beautiful when worn on their own, but they’re also quite versatile and make a great addition to an icy bracelet stack. For example, you can up the glam of a tennis bracelet by wearing it with alongside other tennis bracelets or create a stylish, unique look by wearing a tennis bracelet with a luxury watch.

Another thing we love about tennis bracelets is that they’re so easy to customize to suit your personal style. If you have a more classic sense of style, opt for a traditional tennis bracelet, like the prong-set round diamond tennis bracelet pictured above. If you have a more modern aesthetic, go with a tennis bracelet that features contemporary design elements, like bezel settings or a modern diamond shape (such as the princess cut). Then, if you have an eye for the romantic, you can opt for a more romantic design, like a rose gold tennis bracelet or or a tennis bracelet with floral-inspired settings.

Find your perfect tennis bracelet style by browsing our full tennis bracelet collection!

Final Thoughts on Our Top Holiday Jewelry Guide

There you have it: our guide to our top holiday jewelry! No matter which of these pieces you select, you’re sure to turn heads this holiday season.

Haven’t found the perfect jewelry to round out your holiday look? To see even more holiday-party-ready jewelry, browse our full selection of finely made, handcrafted jewelry.

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