November 25, 2020

Fall Color Palette and Top Jewelry Trends

Fall is the perfect time of year to refresh your jewelry collection and add some new energy into your wardrobe. If you’re on the hunt for something fresh and new this fall season, we’re here to help with our list of all of autumn 2020’s top trends. Below, we’ll go over fall’s most dominant trends, which include a range of elegant styles and lush colors that are perfect for the season. 

Personalized Pieces 

Personalize your look with a chic initial pendant charm necklace in your choice of white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold.

Initial jewelry has been trending all year and this trend is still going strong as we head into fall. And, perhaps due to the initial trend’s ongoing popularity, other types of personalized jewelry have started to trend as well. Birthstone pieces, monogrammed jewelry, nameplate styles, and zodiac designs are all trending for fall. Necklaces that feature initial pendants, solitaire set birthstones, and other personalized charms are the top choices within this trending category, either worn alone or in stylish layered looks. 

Simple and Petite Engagement Rings 

Simple and delicate, the Alison Classic Diamond Engagement Ring is right on trend for fall.

This fall, petite engagement rings and delicate classic styles appear to be at the top of every bride-to-be’s wishlist. Simple solitaire styles, minimalistic diamond band designs, petite three stone engagement rings, and designs with small center stones are all top trending styles this autumn. 

The rise in popularity of smaller center stones is a very interesting element of this bridal jewelry trend, since it’s so different from the size-maximizing halo settings and elongated diamonds that have been popular in recent seasons. It seems that couples are shying away from ultra glam and eye-catching styles in favor of more delicately beautiful designs. 

Stacked Rings 

Add a dazzling touch to your fall ensembles by incorporating diamond bands into your ring stacks. 

Stacked rings are a jewelry classic that have been a major trend since spring of this year. Stacking slim, minimalistic rings has been very popular in 2020 and we’ve seen celebs, influencers, and models alike all rocking delicate stacked rings with both casual and upscale looks. For the fall, versatile and simple slim rings are still en vogue, but they’re joined by some complementary styles that can add a bit more wow factor to your ring layering combos. Delicate diamond bands, slim gemstone rings, chain link bands, and minimalistic but oversized yellow gold rings all trending this fall. 

Lush and Uniquely Colored Gemstones

Gemstones with muted colors, like gorgeous green amethyst, are among fall’s most refreshing jewelry color trends.

Gemstones of all kinds are trending this season for engagement rings, wedding bands, and every type of fashion jewelry. Fashionistas have been gravitating toward gemstones with lush, autumnal colors, such as blue sapphires, rubies, garnets, emeralds, and citrines. Then, there have also been some more muted, pale gemstones making waves this season. Luxe pastel gems like green amethyst and lightly colored aquamarines have been trending among stylish shoppers who love the unique element these gemstones can add to a fall ensemble. 

Peridot 

Add a vibrant pop of color to your fall style with a peridot ring

One gemstone is so popular this fall that it demands its own category: peridot. Peridot is a gorgeous semi-precious gemstone with a lush, olive-green hue. Known by Ancient Romans as “the evening emerald,” peridot’s striking green color doesn’t darken in dim light and instead radiates its mesmerizing color even in the weak light of lamps. Peridot is said to inspire creativity and hope, and to bring natural energy and vitality into your life. 

It’s been an underappreciated gemstone in the past, but peridot is a huge jewelry trend this year. Peridot rings, pendant necklaces, statement earrings, and studs are all trending this season. In part, peridot is trending because it fits perfectly into another one of the season’s fine jewelry trends: the general gemstone trend. It also fits into a color trend we saw on the fall Fashion Week runways, where olive green rose up as a dominant fashion trend. In addition to fitting both the jewelry and fashion color trends for fall, peridot has a meaning that may be more appreciated during our current times, which we’d guess may have boosted its popularity. Wearing peridot is thought to promote optimism, hope, and happiness, all things that could add a wonderful new energy to one’s year.

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July 3, 2020

6 Timeless Push Presents that Sparkle

A push present is a gift that’s given to a new mother to commemorate the birth of a child. Push presents, typically given by the new father, are a way to celebrate a momentous occasion and make your partner feel special and loved. A push present can be any number of gifts, but the most popular choice for push presents is fine jewelry. Fine jewelry is a beautiful and thoughtful gift that the recipient can treasure for a lifetime, so it makes sense that so many people choose to give jewelry for their love’s push gift.

If you’re considering gifting a precious new piece of jewelry, you may be wondering which type of jewelry you should select. We’re here to help! Below, we’re featuring some classic, highly desired fine jewelry pieces that any new mom would adore. Read on to see our list of six timeless push presents that sparkle.

1. Gemstone Stud Earrings

Gemstone stud earrings are classic, gorgeous, and very easy to personalize, making them a wonderful option for a push present. When gifting gemstone earrings, you can choose a gemstone that you think your significant other would love the look of. Or, you can go more sentimental and choose either your partner’s birthstone or your new baby’s birthstone.

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2. A Wedding Ring

A new wedding ring that your partner can add to their wedding stack is a gift she’ll adore wearing day after day. With this push gift idea, you can choose to gift an upgraded version of her current wedding ring or give her an entirely new style that will help her switch up her look. Whichever option you choose, note that engraving a ring that you give as a push present is always a lovely finishing touch.

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3. Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond studs are arguably the most timeless and highly desired type of fine jewelry. So if your significant other doesn’t already own a pair of diamond stud earrings, she’ll be thrilled to receive a pair as her push present.

Diamond studs come in a wide variety of styles. If you’re unsure of which style to choose for your partner, a pair of round cut diamond studs in prong settings is generally a safe bet, since this is the most popular style for diamond studs. If your significant other has a more unique sense of style, you may also want to consider selecting fancy shaped diamonds for her studs, such as oval cut, pear shaped, emerald cut, or marquise cut diamonds.

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4. Tennis Bracelet

A diamond tennis bracelet is a push present that will take her breath away. Tennis bracelets, which feature an endless ring of shimmering diamonds, are absolutely gorgeous and enduringly classic.

When selecting a tennis bracelet to gift, you have many styles to choose from. You can opt for a highly traditional style, such as the 3 carat total weight round cut diamond tennis bracelet pictured above. Or, you can go for something more distinctive and unexpected, like a channel set style or a tennis bracelet with graphic motifs.

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5. Initial Pendant Necklace

Initial pendant necklaces are chic, wearable, and sweet. The initial style allows you to easily customize her necklace and make it a personalized and meaningful keepsake. A popular customization choice for initial pendant necklaces given as push presents is the baby’s first initial. Some other lovely options include the mother’s first initial or a series of initials (such as your initial, the mother’s initial, and the initial of your little one). You can also spell out a message or a word with an initial necklace, like “XO” or “MOM.”

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6. Black Diamond Ring

If your partner has an eye for fashion or glamour, a black diamond ring is a wonderful push present idea. Black diamonds are boldly gorgeous, making them an excellent option for a woman who loves to stand out from the crowd. Then, they’re also fitting for a push present because of their lovely meaning. Black diamonds symbolize inner strength, love, and eternal connection.

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Looking for more push present gift ideas to help you pamper the new mom in your life and thank her for all her hard work? Browse our Jewelry Gift Guide to discover more beautiful, handmade fine jewelry pieces that are perfect for gifting. Our Gift Guide is full of the best gifts to give for push gifts, for Mother’s Day, for a baby shower, or for any other special occasion. Browse our Gift Guide by occasion or price to discover dazzling diamond earrings, chic bangles, heart shaped necklaces, gemstone pieces, sterling silver jewelry, and much more.

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March 27, 2020

Diamond: The Unsurpassed April Birthstone

People who were born in the month of April are lucky to have the gorgeous, exquisitely brilliant diamond as their birthstone. Diamonds are perhaps the most desired of all the precious gems, thanks to their beauty, durability, versatility, and lovely meaning. Since diamonds are so highly desired, diamond jewelry makes a wonderful gift for any occasion. But diamond jewelry is a particularly thoughtful gift for someone with an April birthday, as it’s both beautiful and personalized.

Thinking of picking up a diamond piece for a loved one with an April birthday? Or do you want to get yourself something special for your April birthday? Read on to learn more about the history and meaning of April’s birthstone, the diamond, and to see some of our top recommendations for April birthstone jewelry gifts!

The History Of April’s Birthstone

It takes between one and three billion years for a diamond to form within the earth, so every natural diamond in existence is at least one billion years old. This ancient gemstone has been loved and desired by humans throughout the ages, since at least as far back as the fourth century BC. Some of the earliest records of humans trading diamonds come from the fourth century BC in ancient India, where diamonds were sometimes found in India’s rivers and streams. These diamonds were very limited in quantity so, initially, they were sold only to the wealthiest classes in India. This changed over time, however, as world trade expanded. In the Middle Ages, Indian traders traveled with caravans to markets in Venice, where they sold their diamonds to wealthy Europeans. By the 1400s, diamonds had become incredibly fashionable among European nobles.

India was the world’s first source of diamonds, and they remained the primary source for hundreds of years. In the early 1700s, however, India’s diamond supplies began to dwindle, while other countries were discovering their own supplies. In the 1700s, Brazil became the world’s dominant source of diamonds, followed by South Africa in the 1800s. Today, diamonds are mined in many parts of the world, including Canada, Botswana, Russia, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, and Angola.

The Meaning of April’s Birthstone

Diamonds have been associated with love since the time of Ancient Rome, when Ancient Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds. Ancient people also strongly associated diamonds with strength, as diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth. The ancient Greek word for diamond was “adamas,” which means “invincible.” Ancient Greek warriors often wore diamonds into battle, as they believed they would strengthen their muscles and make their wearer invincible in battle.

Today, diamonds are still associated with love for oneself and others, and inner strength. Then, in the modern era, diamonds are also associated with purity, innocence, and eternity. The beautiful meaning of the diamond has made it the most popular gemstone for engagement rings.

April Birthstone Jewelry Gifts

With their extraordinarily high brilliance, diamonds look absolutely gorgeous in every type of fine jewelry. Then, the immense strength and hardness of diamonds also means that they’re quite a practical choice for any type of jewelry, and they’re every jeweler’s top recommendation for everyday rings. Diamond birthstone jewelry is simply a can’t-go-wrong gift option, no matter which type or style you choose. However, to help give you some inspiration, here are some of our current favorite diamond jewelry pieces!

Alena Diamond Ring With Diamond Band

A classic diamond ring with a pave diamond band is a timeless gift your loved one will treasure forever. Pictured above is the Alena Ring, a lovely, timeless engagement ring option. But if you’re looking for another style, we do have a custom diamond ring designer tool, which allows you to easily create the diamond engagement ring or fashion diamond ring of your dreams.

Solitaire Diamond Pendant Necklace

A solitaire diamond pendant necklace is beautiful, classic, and quite versatile. A diamond pendant necklace looks as at-home with jeans and a t-shirt as it does with a black tie ensemble. A diamond pendant necklace is a can’t-fail gift option that they’ll be able to enjoy wearing for decades to come.

Elise Twisted Band Solitaire Diamond Ring

The Elise Diamond Ring is one of our current favorite solitaire styles. This utterly elegant ring setting features a slim, twisted band and a chic, timeless four prong solitaire setting. The Elise Ring is a lovely style that works beautifully as a classic engagement ring or as a beautiful promise ring.

Skylar Halo Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Going for glamour? The Skylar Halo Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring is the ideal choice. This gorgeous engagement ring, which could also double as a show-stopping cocktail ring, features an emerald cut halo setting adorned with shimmering pave diamonds. Additional diamonds accent this ring’s slim band, ensuring it will dazzle from every angle.

Shopping for a traditional birthstone birthday gift for a different month of the year? View our Gemstone Jewelry Collection, which features amethyst jewelry, aquamarine jewelry, topaz jewelry, citrine jewelry, and much more.

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February 28, 2020

2020 Pantone – Sapphire Jewelry & Something Blue

Blue sapphires have always been loved for their rich, mesmerizing blue color. This spellbinding, deep blue gemstone has been worn by royals for centuries and is always of favorite of those who favor a classic look. Yet, as we enter into 2020, it seems that the blue sapphire is experiencing a notable uptick in popularity. This year, we’ve noticed a strong rise in the popularity of blue sapphire engagement rings and blue sapphire jewelry in general.

Perhaps the blue sapphire has become even more popular because of the ongoing influence of Kate Middleton’s iconic blue sapphire engagement ring. Or, perhaps the blue sapphire is more popular because it perfectly matches Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue. Whatever the reason, blue sapphire jewelry seems to be on track to be one of the biggest jewelry trends of the year.

To celebrate the surging popularity of the rich, regal sapphire, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite blue sapphire pieces. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring, a new piece of fashion jewelry, or that something blue for your wedding, we have the perfect blue sapphire piece for you.

Blue Sapphire and White Diamond Earrings

These blue sapphire and white diamond halo earrings are nothing short of stunning. In this design, two large, beautifully deep sapphires are surrounded by a diamond halo. This diamond halo gives the impression of blooming flower petals that spring from the depth of the center blue gemstones. The combination of the brilliant white diamonds and rich blue sapphires in this piece creates a gorgeous contrast that will draw eyes from across the room.

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Andrea Halo Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring

The design of this 8.70 carat oval blue sapphire and diamond ring was inspired by Princess Diana and her legendary blue sapphire engagement ring (now worn by Kate Middleton). This ring features a sizable center sapphire surrounded by a highly unique diamond halo. In this intricate halo setting, petite baguette and round diamonds interlock to create a shape similar to a classic tiara.

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Blue Sapphire Stud Earrings

These solitaire sapphire stud earrings are a chic way to incorporate blue sapphires into your daily wardrobe. These stud earrings feature two deep blue sapphires enclosed in sleek bezel settings crafted from white gold. If you prefer a different precious metal or setting style, know that our solitaire blue sapphire studs are customizable. You can click the link below to select your ideal carat weight, setting style, and precious metal for your sapphire stud earrings.

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Charleston Ballerina Halo Engagement Ring

With its gorgeous Art Deco-style halo, the Charleston Ballerina Halo Engagement Ring is a true stand out within our blue sapphire engagement collection. This mesmerizing ring features a round blue sapphire enclosed within a ballerina halo. This beautiful halo is set with round and baguette diamonds, boasting 36 total diamonds that create incredible brilliance.

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December 4, 2019

The Diamond Details for the Perfect Holiday Look

The holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones— and, of course, hitting those fabulous holiday parties! Holiday parties are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But for all the fashionistas out there, holiday parties are also an opportunity to have fun putting together some show-stopping holiday party looks. If you’re planning your holiday party looks, don’t forget your diamond details. The holidays are all about shimmer and a fabulous diamond accessory (or two) can make any ensemble look perfectly holiday-party ready.

Some carefully selected diamond details can take a holiday outfit from good to incredible. But which diamond details should you choose for your holiday party looks? Read on to see our top recommendations as we share the best diamond details for the perfect holiday look!

Diamond Hoop Earrings

Diamond hoop earrings have it all: they’re beautiful, classic, elegant, and eye-catching. So if you’re hunting for some diamond jewelry that will take your holiday looks to the next level, you can’t go wrong with a pair of spectacular diamond hoops!

One thing we love about diamond hoops is how many options you have to choose from. Diamond hoops come in so many sizes and colors, and they can be set with any size of diamond. So when you pick out your diamond hoops for the holidays, consider what type of look you’re going for. Do you want to go bold? Try an oversized pair of hoops, like the elegant yet glamorous pair pictured above. Do you want to keep your look a bit more delicate? Try a pair of petite diamond hoops that will add the perfect amount of shimmer to your ensemble.

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Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are always a top choice for holiday looks, since there’s no piece of jewelry that is more classic and versatile. If you want to get just one new piece of jewelry to wear during the holidays, diamond studs are an ideal option. They pair beautifully with cocktail attire, black tie looks, casual-cool looks, and even work looks (for those times when you need to take your outfit from day to night). A single pair of diamond studs is something you can use to elevate your looks all season long— and also enjoy wearing for decades to come.

As with hoops, there are many styles of diamond studs. If you want to keep your studs ultra classic, you could opt for a chic, traditional pair of round brilliant diamond studs. Or, if you want a more unique look for your studs, you could go for a pair of fancy shaped diamond studs. One of our favorite fancy diamond shapes of the moment is the cushion cut diamond (pictured above), a romantic and elegant shape with a vintage-style. Cushion cut diamonds look quite classic, but also have a distinctive, romantic beauty that adds something incredibly special to a pair of studs.

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Diamond and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring

If you love a colorful, vibrant look, rock a diamond and gemstone cocktail ring this holiday season. Diamond and gemstone jewelry is one of our favorite ways to wear diamonds. You get some rich, eye-catching color from your gemstone, while also getting dazzling brilliance from  your diamonds— it’s the perfect combination!

There are so many different types of gemstones you can use to add a bit of color to your holiday looks. One of our current favorites is blue topaz, a glimmering sky blue gemstone. Blue topaz is rich in color, yet is also one of the more reflective colored gemstones, which makes it particularly mesmerizing. When paired with diamonds, blue topaz looks extra icy, so a blue topaz and diamond piece is an ideal glam winter accessory.

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Black Diamond Pendant

If you’re shopping for the perfect diamond details for your holiday look, remember that white diamonds are not your only option! Diamonds come in every hue imaginable, including in a rich, velvety black.

We absolutely love black diamond jewelry for a holiday look, since black diamonds add a stunning, luxe depth to any ensemble. Black diamond jewelry is a bit unexpected. It’s striking, bold, mysterious, and incredibly eye-catching. So if you’re looking to add a uniquely luxurious touch your holiday look, black diamond jewelry is an excellent choice.

One of our favorite ways to wear black diamonds is in a solitaire pendant, like the lovely rose gold and black diamond pendant necklace pictured above. We love black diamond pendants because they’re both beautiful and versatile. They look spectacular when worn on their own or when worn as a part of an intricate layered look.

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Want to see even more dazzling diamond jewelry that can amp up your holiday looks? Browse our full selection of handcrafted fine jewelry.

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