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.

JB Star Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

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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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Red, White and Blue

0x600Are you ready for the fireworks, the barbecues and celebrating the 4th of July?  Do it in style with the hottest jewelry looks.  We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite pieces that we think you’ll love.  (Guys, we have something for you too!)  So get your red, white and blue on with jewelry from some of your favorite designers and create some fireworks of your own!

Michele Serein Diamond Watch on Garnet Alligator Strap

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Ippolita 18k Gold Rock Candy Large Lollipop Ring with Diamonds and Mother-of-Pearl

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Penny Preville Long Boulder Opal Earrings

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Ippolita Sterling Silver Wonderland Oval Ring in Raspberry Doublet

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Roberto Demeglio White Ceramic Bangles with Diamonds

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Baume & Mercier Capeland on Blue Alligator Strap

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

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White Hot Summer Looks

6c153071874c714f616a5b33bd7b60ebThere’s nothing like the look of white for summer.  Its clean, crisp and looks great with a tan.  We’ve chosen our top picks in white jewelry that we think you’ll love.  Let us know which white-hot look is your favorite!

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Bracelets pictured at top are by Roberto Demeglio.      

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Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

67884db5b4ae0ee619309f996e1598efFather’s Day is just around the corner and its time to get dad a special gift.  Whether you’re shopping for your dad, husband or the soon to be father, we have some great Father’s Day gift ideas.  So forget about that tie or a dozen golf balls, read on for gifts he’ll be sure to love!

John Hardy Bracelets

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Baume & Mercier Hampton Square Clock

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John Hardy Cuff Links

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Tudor Heritage Black Bay

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Double Watch Winder with Cover Module

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Rolex GMT-Master II

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For more Father’s Day gift ideas, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We’re very social, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

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Getting Rid Of Your Unwanted Jewelry

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 2.00.47 PMCleaning out your jewelry box is like cleaning out your closet.  It’s a job that you really don’t want to do, but you know that it needs to get done.  A general rule of thumb for clothing is if you haven’t worn it in the last year, get rid of it.  Well, the same can be said for jewelry.  An exception to that rule is if the jewelry holds deep sentimental value.  That being said, there is no reason to hold on to jewelry that you no longer wear.  So what should you keep and when is it time to part with your jewelry?  We have a guide to help you through the task of deciding what to keep and what pieces you should trade-in or sell. Read on for our suggestions.

 

1. It’s Damaged Beyond Repair

Often jewelry or watches become damaged and are not able to be salvaged.  When this is the case, bring in the damaged jewelry to our store.  We will evaluate the pieces and let you know the value.  Often if the damaged pieces are made of gold or contain diamonds, we will be able to offer you a fair price for the metal and gemstones.

 

2. It’s Out Of Style

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If you’re no longer wearing a piece of jewelry because you feel it is out-of-date,  there is no reason for it to take up valuable real estate in your jewelry box.  If your engagement ring is dated, we suggest remounting the diamond into a beautiful new setting or trading it in for a new ring.  Most jewelry can be restyled, traded in or sold.

3.  It Doesn’t Fit

Many women hold on to jewelry that no longer fits hoping that they will lose weight and it will fit again.  We are able to resize rings, add links to bracelets or watches and extend  the links on necklaces.  That way, you are able to enjoy wearing your favorite pieces of jewelry and they will not collect dust in your jewelry box.

4. You Associate It With Bad Memories

No need to hold on to that engagement ring or wedding band from your ex.  Bring it in and get cash for those pieces.  You may be able to take that beach vacation you always wanted with the cash received from your jewelry.

5. No One In The Family Wants It

We often inherit jewelry from relatives that sits in our jewelry box.  If you are not wearing the piece and no one in the family wants it, this would be a good time to sell it or trade it in towards something that you would wear and enjoy.

6. You Want Something New!

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Sometimes a girl just needs something sparkly and new!  You can trade in your jewels that haven’t been worn for something that you’ll enjoy wearing everyday.

So what are you waiting for?  Take ten minutes and go through your jewelry box.  Bring your jewelry into us for an evaluation and we’ll evaluate it on the spot and let you know exactly what it’s worth.  We buy, sell and trade diamonds one carat and larger.  The money you get from that diamond ring gathering dust may turn into the trip you’ve always dreamed about!

For more information about Alson Jewelers, visit our website.   We’re very social, so be  sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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Six Hot Looks For Summer

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Summer is here and with temperatures on the rise, we’re ready to break out our favorite jewelry looks for summer.  We’ve put together our list of six essential pieces that we think you’ll love.  Let us know which one is your favorite!

 

Statement Ring

A statement ring will add extra pop to any outfit.  We love the colors of these rings by Ippolita.  Choose your favorite gemstone – Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Mother-of-Pearl or Amethyst.

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Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings are a great look that will take you from day to night.  Great with jeans or your LBD, we love these diamond hoops by Roberto Coin.

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Sporty Watch

A great looking sporty watch is the perfect look for summer.  Go white-hot with this Tag Heuer Ladies Formula 1 in white ceramic.

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Layering Chains

We think long chains with a white tee and jeans is such a cool look.   These chains by Penny Preville are dynamite!

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Statement Necklace

A cool statement necklace will add flair to any outfit.  This John Hardy link necklace in Rosewood and Sterling Silver is so unique and a great look for summer.

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Stacked Bangles

Stack on the bangles for a fun summer look.  We love these bangles by Ippolita.

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For more great designer looks, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We love to chat, so join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Gifts For The Graduate

university-graduates-007 The season for caps and gowns has arrived!  If you’re a parent of a graduate you’re probably wondering, “How did the last four years fly by so quickly?”  Whether you have a high school, college or graduate school graduate, its time to start thinking about that special gift to commemorate this important milestone event.   Read on for gifts that they will treasure for a lifetime.

 

Gifts For Her

 

Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are a great gift that she can wear everyday and a staple for her jewelry wardrobe.

Diamond Studs

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Pearl Studs

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Ippolita Studs in 18k Gold and Diamonds.  Available in a variety of gemstones.

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Watches

A classic watch is something that she’ll have for a lifetime.  Commemorate this occasion with a beautiful timepiece.

Rolex  Datejust 36mm in 904L steel and yellow gold with a fluted bezel, a white dial and Jubilee bracelet.

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Cartier Ballon Bleu, Automatic in Steel

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Baume & Mercier Linea 10072  32 mm watch for women comes in steel with diamonds  with a quartz movement featuring date function, an interchangeable strap and an additional strap. An elegant choice for the graduate in your life.

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Shinola  The Birdy in Stainless steel, with PVD Gold coin edge and double curve sapphire crystal.  Watch strap double wrap in orange leather.

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Necklaces

A beautiful necklace is another great staple for her jewelry wardrobe.

Marco Bicego Necklaces from the Delicati Collection.  This is the newest collection from Marco Bicego and its beautiful! We’re loving the natural shapes and colors of the stones and we think she will too.

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 8.55.28 AMRoberto Coin Tiny Treasures Diamond Love Letter Necklaces are a great gift for graduation and something she can wear everyday.

 

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Bracelets 

As the saying goes, “It’s all in the wrist.”  We think these bracelets are stunning and certainly make a statement.

Penny Preville Open Lace Bangle

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Ippolita Bangles from the Rock Candy Collection in Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl and Clear Quartz.  All in Sterling Silver.

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Gifts For Him

Watches 

A timeless gift he will have for a lifetime.

Rolex  The Explorer is inspired by Rolex’s decades of experience in the Himalayas, and pays tribute to the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by an expedition equipped with Rolex Oyster Perpetual chronometers. It was first launched that very year as the ultimate expedition and mountaineering watch.

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Tudor  The Heritage Chrono Blue comes with two bracelets, one in steel and the other in fabric.

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Cartier Tank Solo in steel with a leather strap.  This watch is an elegant and classic timepiece.

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Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Automatic Chronograph, 41mm

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Bracelets

John Hardy Bracelets are very stylish and a great gift for the graduate.

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Cufflinks 

John Hardy Palu Collection Square Cufflinks in Sterling Silver

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For more gift ideas for the graduate, stop in our store or check out our website.  Join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 12.24.26 PMSpring has sprung and the April showers are bringing May flowers.  Our store is in bloom with beautiful flower jewelry.  Perfect for Mother’s Day and graduation, these flower jewels are giving us a spring in our step and putting a smile on our face.  Read on for our top picks in May flower jewels.

Ippolita Sterling Silver Stella Flower Ring in Amethyst with Diamonds.  Also available in Mother-of-Pearl and Blue Topaz.

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John Hardy Cinta Collection Singhasari Earrings featuring dropstones of Laiguna Agate suspended from floral motifs in Swiss Blue Topaz with Sapphires and Diamonds  

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Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Diamond Flower Necklace

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Michele Deco Diamond Watch with Pink Mosaic Diamond Dial on a Light Floral Leather Strap

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Penny Preville Flower Stud Earrings

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Bez Ambar Flower Roll-on Pendant with Diamonds, Rubies and Black Diamonds

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For more looks in designer jewelry, check out our website and Pinterest page.  We love to chat, so join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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