If you’re considering a ring that features a main diamond surrounded by side stones, you also get to choose from a variety of side stone settings. Side stones are found around the band, where they can enhance the vibrancy of the ring without distracting from the beauty of the main attraction.
If you’ve found the love of your life and the pair of you have decided you just can’t live without the other, it’s time to get everything in order for the perfect proposal! Be sure to personalize and plan the proposal, then go ahead and go for it. These four steps can help guide you through the entire process.
Jeweler’s Trade Shop is proud to announce that Corbett Davis III has recently been elected as the new President of the business. Since originally joining the team in 1998 after graduating from college, Corbett has used his vast knowledge of jewelry along with his Gemology degree with the GIA and his business-savvy nature in general, to help solidify Jeweler’s Trade Shop as one of the finest jewelry stores in the United States. This is a tradition he plans to continue in his new role as President.
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The easiest way to ensure you’re getting your future fiancée what she wants is to straight-up ask her. But that tends to put a damper on the surprise. You can instead check out a few tips that will arm you with essential information without revealing your intentions.
Watches have been in use for centuries and in some fundamental ways, they haven’t changed all that much. The core differences boil down to their internal movements.
The way a watch moves is in effect the engine that helps it to run and keep time. Watch movement (or “caibre”) is the powerhouse of a watch and supports its functioning as well as all its features. Watch movement is the internal mechanics of the watch, which moves the hands, keeps time and also powers additional features like an annual calendar, chronograph or dual time zone functioning.
Clearly, watch movement or calibre drives all of the functions of the watch and is essential to both its overall operation and ability to keep time. There are a wide variety of different specific watch movement iterations that have been created by watch designers and manufacturers over the decades; yet while there are countless patented proprietary designs and innovations in watch movement, there are actually only two main categories: mechanical and quartz.
While you’ll find modern gentlemen wearing watches of various styles and types, that was certainly not always the case. In fact, many men initially eschewed the wristwatch when it was introduced in the early 1900s, saying they’d “sooner wear a skirt” than put a timepiece on their wrist. That mindset changed rather quickly and dramatically, but the overall history of timepieces is one that spans thousands of years.
When you’re looking for your perfect pearl, the first thing to do is touch it. It should feel cool, somewhat heavy for its size and have a gritty texture if you rub it against another pearl. These three factors will indicate you’re looking at a real pearl, and not a clever fake. To get the highest-caliber genuine pearl, your next order of business is to check out six different factors used to determine a pearl’s overall quality.
Pearls come in such a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and types that it would be tough to agree upon a fair price for buying and selling without some type of grading system. Pearls have two grading systems that are acceptable to use throughout the industry. One is the AAA-A system and the other is the A-D system, also known as the Tahitian system. The AAA-A system is most common with freshwater and akoya pearls, although it can be used for pearls of any type. The A-D System is used only when assessing Tahitian and South Sea pearls Continue reading “Pearl Grading Made Simple”
Meet Bob and Cindy Murphy! Read their sweet JTS engagement story below. You don’t want to miss this one. Cindy, thank you for your service!
You know that jewelry you sometimes take off and toss right into your jewelry box? Don’t do that with your pearls. While pearls are resilient, resistant to shock and can stand up to constant wear, they are also delicate and require special care. With the proper care and attention, your pearls can easily last for generations. And proper care and attention means treating your pearls as the precious gems they are.
You know you want a pearl necklace. That part is a given. But you’re still not sure what length will make the best fit for your overall style. Of course, one way to solve the issue is to purchase a pearl necklace in every available length. Another is to review the common length options to determine which meshes best with your wardrobe and flair.
When you’re searching for the perfect wedding band to pair with your engagement ring, there are two ideas to keep in mind. The first is that there are no hard and fast rules for making your decision. Sure, there are some popular options, but there really is no right or wrong for making the perfect match. The second is the concept of “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder. That means if you like what you see, then go for it!While the choice is all yours, here are a few helpful aspects to consider.
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Meet our friends, Tanner and Lauren, who recently got engaged! Read their JTS story below and send them congratulations! Continue reading “Tanner and Lauren’s JTS Story”