25. March 2016
Make knowledgeable choices and avoid expensive mistakes when investing in the most significant jewelry of your life!
Your dream ring can be a symbol of love, gratitude, and togetherness, and forever remain a snapshot in time of when you first fell in love.
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Diamond engagement rings are simply not “one-size-fits-all” and when you are shopping for yourself or a lover, keep these handy tips in mind for choosing the right stone.
At first, this question might seem simply answered, “it’s all about what you can afford.” Yet many other factors should influence your design decisions and will make a big visual impact when you wear your diamond ring.
12. November 2015
There’s great handmade jewelry in all pockets of this country, but we think the designs coming out of Arizona are especially beautiful and worth introducing to locals and out-of-towners alike. To that end, Krikawa recently unveiled a permanent in-store
display of Arizona jewelry. It’s the first space of its kind for area metalsmiths to show their work, and we’re thrilled to shine a light on this fine and very difficult craft. The display will offer a regularly rotating lineup of contemporary jewelry inspired by the natural beauty and history of our state. Here are four artists we’re featuring right now:
Mountains settle the soul. "Climb every mountain!" is a directive that has pulled on millions of souls around the world.
I love going to the mountains. Hiking, camping, or just driving through; time in the mountains seem to put things into perspective. It's funny; the first date that my husband and I went on was actually camping. And, two years later, on our honeymoon, more than half of the three weeks was spent camping.
When I spend a day or two in the mountains, my mind clears from all the mundane garbage that seems to collect, and I feel a greater sense of clarity. As John Muir put it, "The clearest way to the universe is through a forest wilderness." More...
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in Men’s Wedding Bands!
Men’s wedding bands are anything but simple these days, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Though traditional white or gold metal rings are still popular, newer offerings from trailblazers like Lashbrook
decked out in intricate patterns and made of alternative materials like meteorite
, Damascus steel
even wood. More...
are a lot of things: an outward symbol of your love and commitment, a sign that you’re officially off the market and, of course, a nice piece of jewelry. But let’s be honest,
they’re also a lot of fun to show off. In fact, part of the thrill of getting engaged is sharing your proposal story with and waving your sparkler of a ring around friends, family and perfect strangers. As any bride-to-be will tell you, showing off your
ring is even more fun if it inspires a little envy, too. Here are five gorgeous styles that will cause a serious case of the “I want’s.” More...
Green Corroded Silver
It’s happened to the best of us: You pick up a fun piece of jewelry and only get in a few wears before it starts to darken or turn colors. It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. Costume jewelry is notoriously vulnerable to tarnishing or turning
Have your heart set on a fancy colored diamond (FCD)? We don’t blame you. With their array of eye-catching shades, these beauties add a pop of color and a quirky-cool edge to your jewelry. Just like their more traditional white cousins, FCDs are the hardest
stones on the market and can be easily customized into the piece of your dreams. But since they are colored, you’ll have a few extra things to keep in mind during the design process.
Here’s what you—and your jeweler—should know. More...
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Natural Fancy Color Diamonds
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Jenny McCarthy. Carrie Underwood. Jennifer Lopez. Kelly Clarkson. The list of celebrities who have rocked fancy colored diamond
engagement rings is long—and it’s easy to see why.
These rare, tinted stones add an exotic touch to a treasured piece of jewelry, and since each one is unique, you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind creation. What woman doesn’t want that?
Luckily, you don’t have to have an A-lister’s bank to buy a fancy colored diamond (FCD). Though natural, untreated ones are pricey—especially in ultra-rare blue—there are plenty of lower-cost options that are just as beautiful. Here’s what to know before
you shop for one of these colorful sparklers. More...