Feeling Blue

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 2.51.45 PMBright Cobalt and Royal Blue are two of the hot colors for fall.  Both vivid blues, they evoke a feeling of vitality and life.  We’ve chosen some of our favorite blue gems that reflect these stunning hues.  And we have to say, feeling blue has never felt so good!  Leave us a comment and let us know which gem is your favorite.

JB Star Emerald Cut Sapphire with Princess and Trapezoid Diamonds

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Michele Deco Diamond Watch with Navy Alligator Strap

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Penny Preville Cushion Blue Sapphire Pendant with Diamonds

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Ippolita Sterling Silver Rock Candy Mini Teardrop Earrings In London Blue Topaz

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John Hardy Classic Chain Collection Large Bracelet with Blue Sapphire

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Marco Bicego Delicati 18K Gold Pendant with Cushion Cut London Blue Topaz

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Perfect Timing

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 4.37.18 PMAre you looking for a new watch?   Something that reflects your personal style?  Right now there are so many great options in watches.  Whether you’re looking for something classic, stylish or casual, we have great suggestions in watches that we think you’ll love. Read on and let us know which one is your favorite.

 

Classic Style

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If you favor a classic look, we suggest the Cartier Ballon Bleu in stainless steel. A perfect look for day or night.

Understated Style

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For those who like a more understated chic look, the Baume & Mercier Hampton with a wrap-around strap is the perfect choice.

Colorful Style

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If you love bright colors, then make your color statement with a colorful watch.  We’re loving the Tahitian Jelly Bean in Merlot and rose gold by Michele.  A beautiful color for fall!

 

Sporty Style

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For the woman who favors a casual sporty look, we think the Tag Heuer Formula 1 in black ceramic and steel with diamonds has it all!  The perfect blend of a sports watch with a casual contemporary design.

 

Feminine Style

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The Cartier Baignoire in pink gold is ultra feminine with a beautiful bracelet. This timepiece is perfect for the woman who prefers a more lady-like look.

Masculine Style

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If you love the look a man’s watch, then you’ll love the Rolex Daytona in steel and yellow gold.  A very sharp look.

For more looks in watches, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Fall Fashion Trends 2014

picstitchFall is just around the corner and we have fashion and jewelry trends on our minds. The runways for fall were filled with sumptuous knits, the luxe look of fur and fifty shades of gray. Rich hues in Royal Blue, Sangria, Cognac and Cypress are just a few of the colors we’ll be seeing this fall. Read on for the latest color trends in fashion and jewelry.

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Radiant Orchid

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Celebrate this year’s Pantone Color of the Year with this stunning braided bracelet with amethyst by John Hardy.

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Royal Blue

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Add a jolt of Royal Blue to your ensemble with these pear-shaped opal triplet and blue sapphire earrings by Penny Preville.

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Aluminum

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Not quite gray and not quite beige, this color is going to be the go-to neutral for fall.  Pair it with this Roberto Coin smoky quartz cocktail ring.

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Aurora Red

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Go for a red-hot look with this geometric red and gold bangle by Halcyon Days.

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Misted Yellow

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We love this fresh sunny color for fall!  Add this JB Star yellow sapphire and diamond ring to your jewelry wardrobe for a luxe look.

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Sangria

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Sangria anyone? Like a fine wine, this color is robust with a lot of character.  This hue will look beautiful on most complexions especially when paired with this pink sapphire and diamond ring from Marco Bicego’s Siviglia collection.

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Mauve Mist

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Ahhhh…..Mauve Mist.  Such a pretty and feminine color for fall.  Pair it with these Roberto Coin amethyst, mother-of-pearl and diamond earrings for a beautiful look.

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Cognac

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This color is so sumptuous and rich that it calls for an equally sumptuous accessory.  We suggest the Cartier Ballon Bleu in pink gold on a leather strap.

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Bright Cobalt

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Feeling blue?  These drop earrings in blue topaz and diamonds by Ippolita are just what the doctor ordered.

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Cypress

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This shade of green is what we think of when we think of fall.  Pair it with this green-gold citrine and diamond necklace in 18k gold by Ippolita.

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Which look is your favorite?  Leave us a comment and share your thoughts.  For more looks in designer jewelry, checkout our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Jewelry At The 2014 Emmy Awards

picstitchThe stars brought the bling to the 2014 Emmy Awards.  We saw statement earrings and stacked bracelets in gold, diamonds and platinum with nary a necklace in sight.  The ear cuff made a triumphant debut on the Emmy red carpet as the cool new look.  Red dresses were the biggest color trend of the night followed closely by modern white gowns.  Read on for our favorite jewelry looks of the night.

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Allison Janney looked radiant in diamonds, rubies and pink sapphires designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

 

Taylor Schilling

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Taylor Schilling rocked the ear cuff trend with a dynamite diamond cuff by Forevermark as well as an exquisite 10.39 pear-shaped diamond pinky ring also by Forevermark.  Her ring had us swooning!

 

Sophia Vergara

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Sophia! Sophia! We love how Sophia Vergara always brings the most spectacular bling to the red carpet.  This year she did not disappoint with 2 million dollars of Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  The look included 50-carat kite-shaped earrings, a 15-carat white diamond shield ring, an incredible knotted diamond bracelet and over 30 carats of Colombian emerald rings! One of our favorite looks of the night!

 

Heidi Klum

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Heidi looked beautiful in her coral Zac Posen gown, however, her Lorraine Schwartz jewels really knocked it out of the park!  Heidi wore carved white jade, diamond and emerald earrings paired with an emerald and diamond bracelet and diamond pinky ring. Smashing!

 

Debra Messing

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Are you ready for the number of carats Debra wore on the red carpet?  Here is the breakdown of the beautiful Chopard jewels: 10-carat diamond earrings, 34-carat diamond bracelet and a 12-carat sapphire ring.   You go girl!  Stunning!

 

Christina Hendricks

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Christina dazzled in exquisite gold jewelry by Neil Lane.  We loved her stacked gold cuffs!

Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden looked gorgeous in a diamond headband and earrings by Fred Leighton.  A beautiful look!

The Ear Cuff

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Which star had your favorite look?  Leave us a comment and share with us!  For more jewelry looks from the red carpet, check out our Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

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Hot Jewelry Looks For Fall

picstitchLet’s talk fall.  Patterns, knits, fur and grey are just a few of the fashion trends we’ll be seeing this season.  We have stunning looks in jewelry to pair with the latest trends.  So make room in your jewelry box and get ready to look fabulous!

Perfect Timing

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Strap on an elegant over-sized watch for a casual yet classic look.  We suggest the Ballon Bleu by Cartier in stainless steel.

Chain Gang

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Long chains are so versatile.  Wear them long or double them for a smart layered look.  We love this leaf chain in 18k gold by Penny Preville.

Gray Matters

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Gray is the new hot neutral for fall.  Pair your gray ensemble with this hematite and diamond ring by Ippolita.

Go Green

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Another signature color for fall is green.  From chartreuse to deep emerald-green, we’ll be seeing this gorgeous hue in everything from dresses to handbags.  Add this color to your jewelry wardrobe with this green tourmaline and diamond bracelet in 18k gold by Marco Bicego.

Year Of The Horse

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This year is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese Zodiac.  Celebrate with this horse-shaped bangle in rose gold and diamonds by Roberto Coin.

Radiant Orchid

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As the Pantone Color of the Year, this gorgeous hue is a real knock-out.  Embrace this color with this stunning pendant by Doves By Doron Paloma.

What a Stud!

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Stud earrings are a big look for fall.  Get a polished look with these studs in 18k gold and diamond pave by John Hardy.

For more looks in designer jewelry, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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What A Stud!

9827b312ebb9d7c97277524ea0f8922bWe love stud earrings! Round, square, diamond or colored gemstone, we love them all!  Stud earrings are the look this year and we have the best designs from the hottest designers.  Read on for our top picks in stud earrings and let us know which hot stud is your favorite!

The Gold Standard 

Glitter in gold in these Marco Bicego Goa earrings in 18k yellow, white and pink gold with diamonds.

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Flower Power

If you’re looking for something a little different, these Penny Preville diamond flower stud earrings are stunning.

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True Blue

Add a pop of color with these John Hardy square stud earrings with London blue topaz and diamond pave.

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Here Comes The Sun

Shine like the sun in Roberto Coin’s sun earrings in 18k yellow gold with pave cognac diamonds.

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Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Always a classic, diamond stud earrings are a great staple to add to your jewelry wardrobe.

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Purple Passion

If you love purple, you’ll love these Ippolita 18k gold amethyst and diamond Lollipop stud earrings.

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Pretty In Pink

Stunning, elegant and refined.  These Bez Ambar diamond cushion stud earrings with a pink diamond frame are spectacular!

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For more looks in designer jewelry, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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How To Build Your Jewelry Wardrobe

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.02.23 PMIf we were to peek into the jewelry boxes of the chicest women in the world, we bet they would have a killer jewelry wardrobe.  Along with some dynamite statement pieces, they would own the staple pieces that every woman should have to add that extra polish to any ensemble.  We recommend building your jewelry wardrobe with these seven key pieces.  See which ones you already own and which pieces you will want to add.  Let us know which piece is your favorite!

 

1. Long Necklace

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A long necklace is a great look and very versatile.  You can wear it long or double it for a whole new look.  We love these long chains by Marco Bicego.

2. Stud Earrings

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Stud earrings are a perfect look to wear to the office or a night out.  Whether they are diamonds, gold or colored gemstones, studs are a classic and polished look.

3. Statement Ring

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Jazz up any outfit with a fun statement ring.  This amethyst and diamond ring by Roberto Coin will add that perfect pop of color and look very chic.

4. Bangles

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We love stacked bangles and the more the better!   This is a great look to wear with your watch or stack them up on your opposite wrist.  We love these gold Stardust bangles by Ippolita.

5. Dressy Earring

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Every woman needs a beautiful, elegant earring for the dressy events in her life.  These diamond earrings by Penny Preville will take you to a cocktail party, wedding or black tie event.

6. Colorful Statement Piece

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Add a colorful statement piece to jazz up your favorite LBD or jeans and tee for a whole new look.  This Drop Pendant in London blue topaz by John Hardy is stunning.

7. The Classic Watch

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A classic watch is something every woman should own.  While a big colorful watch is fun to run around in, a classic watch is something you will have for a lifetime, it will never go out of style and it will take you from work to weddings and everything in between.  We suggest this Rolex Datejust 36mm in 904L steel and yellow gold with a fluted bezel, a white dial and Jubilee bracelet.

For more looks in designer jewelry and watches, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

~Photo shown at top courtesy of Marco Bicego.

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Gift Ideas For The Groom

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Your wedding is quickly approaching and you want to get your groom something meaningful for your big day.  Whether your guy’s style is traditional or fashion forward, we can help you find the perfect gift for your perfect guy.  Read on for our suggestions for gifts for the groom.

If you want to give your groom something he will wear for a lifetime, we suggest the Rolex Datejust II.  The 41 mm in steel with a silver dial and oyster bracelet is a gift he will treasure for years to come.

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We love these John Hardy Classic Chain Sterling Silver Square Cufflinks with black sapphires.  A perfect gift for him to wear on your wedding day.

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If your guy loves watches, he’ll love this Cartier Calibre in steel and pink gold.

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This John Hardy ID Bracelet on a black leather cord and magnetic clasp with black sapphires is a perfect gift for the guy who has an edgier style.

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Is your guy a golf fanatic?   He’ll love these Golf Ball Round Cufflinks by Halcyon Days.

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 3.01.37 PMIf your guy has a sporty style, this Shinola Runwell Chrono with a black rubber strap is a perfect gift.

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For more gift ideas for the groom, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Something Blue For Weddings

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You’ve found the perfect dress, the guest list is complete along with the music and the florist.  You’re just about done and counting the days until your wedding.  But hold on… Do you have your “something blue?” We’ve compiled our top picks in beautiful blue jewels so you will have the perfect blue accessory to walk down the aisle.  Let us know which one is your favorite.

Sapphires 

This beautiful gem represents sincerity and faithfulness.  A perfect choice to wear on your special day.

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Penny Preville Sapphire Marquise Bangle

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JB Star Platinum Sapphire and Diamond Eternity Band

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Bez Ambar Diamond Ring with Sapphire Halo

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JB Star Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

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Aquamarine

This lovely blue gem symbolizes safety and security, a perfect fit on your wedding day.

Penny Preville Scalloped Aquamarine Cushion Cut Earrings

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Bez Ambar Emerald Cut Aquamarine Ring with Diamond Pave

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JB Star Emerald Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Earrings

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Penny Preville Aquamarine Drop Necklace

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Paraiba

The paraiba is a rare precious gem in the Tourmaline family that is blue-green in color. The color is so vivid it can be seen from across the room. If you are looking for a unique and precious gem for your wedding, a paraiba will certainly be a unique and special choice.

JB Star Paraiba and Diamond Necklace

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JB Star Oval Paraiba and Diamond Earrings

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JB Star Paraiba and Diamond Wedding Band

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For more designs in blue gemstones, checkout our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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July’s Birthstone – Ruby

66a9be22e84cddde032c71cd4bf56ccbFor thousands of years before Judy Garland clicked her ruby slipper heels together in The Wizard of Oz, we have been captivated by rubies.  As the birthstone for the month of July, rubies are known for their deep, rich red color and are considered to be second to the diamond as one of the most prized gemstones throughout history.

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The origin of birthstones is believed to date back thousands of years to the time of Moses.  It is believed that the Breast Plate of the High Priest was made with twelve colored gem stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel, and a corresponding gemstone was attributed to each color.  Over time, people began wearing one gemstone each month, then transitioned to wearing their own birthstone all year-long.  Each birthstone is said to represent magical powers, ward off evil or help cure illness.

The ruby’s red color symbolizes love and passion.  The word ruby comes from the Latin word “ruber” meaning red.  The ancient Hindus referred to this gem as “Rajnapura” meaning “King of Gems”  and was considered to have magical powers.  It was worn to ward off evil and cure indigestion.  It was believed that the ruby’s red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot be extinguished, making the a gift of a ruby symbolic of everlasting love.

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When considering buying a ruby, you will want to look for a stone with the best color.  Almost all quality rubies have inclusions, although they will not be visible to the naked eye.  Look for a clear stone with few inclusions and beautiful color.

Take a look at some of our favorite designs featuring rubies.  Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite.

Roberto Coin Ruby and Diamond Snake Bracelet

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~In 1996, Roberto Coin started signing his jewels by setting a small ruby hidden on the inside of each piece.  According to an ancient belief, wearing a ruby close to the skin promoted long life, health and happiness.  Placing the ruby inside each of his designs has become a tradition and the exclusive signature of every jewel by Roberto Coin.

JB Star Ruby, Diamond and Fancy Yellow Diamond Earrings

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John Hardy Slim Dome Ring with Rubies in 18k Rose Gold

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Bez Ambar Oval Ruby and Diamond Ring

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JB Star Ruby and Diamond Ring and Bracelet

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Rolex Day-Date II in Everose with Baguette-cut diamond hour markers and baguette-cut rubies at 6 and 9 o’clock

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Enthralled by rubies? For more designs in ruby jewelry, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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