January 3rd, 2013
Calling all writers!
I love talking about jewelry but it doesn't mean my conversation is limited to the carat size of a diamond. I'd love to hear your funny, sentimental, or un-traditional jewelry story!
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December 21st, 2012
10 Rings That Rocked the Spotlight In 2012
It was so fun to see this article from JCK.com Check out these fabulous celeb rings!
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December 17th, 2012
Top 10 Trendy Gift Ideas for The Ones You Love
10. Citizen® Watches for him and her.
Stainless steel complimented with black ceramic and 8 diamonds around the face give this watch a striking look. Along with beauty this watch offers convenience, never needing a battery. This watch is $450. Get 20% with coupon code MYCITIZEN2012
Shop Citizen Watches
9. Stephen Dweck Crystal Quartz, Abalone, Ribbed Bronze Necklace.
A stunning piece so elegant and one or a kind. The Abalone center will light up your dreary winter days with a wonderful dance of delightful color. There are only 10 Stephen Dweck items left! This beautiful necklace is $330.
Shop Stephen Dweck
8. Support the Colts and spread a positive spirit with this diamond and sapphire horseshoe pendant.
Good luck wearing this horseshoe shaped pendant. You will be the envy of all your friends! And maybe some "luck" for your favorite home team. The pendant is white gold with diamonds and sapphires. The pendant is set with alternating natural stones. Total Diamond weight .20 carats and total Sapphire weight .20 Carats. So comfortable and beautiful in all seasons!!! Available for $895 Shop Horseshoe Pendant
Matching earrings available for $995. The pendant comes with a 18 inch white gold laser chain. Very feminine and beautiful for women of all ages!! Shop Horseshoe Earrings
7. It's always nice to receive a ring from Metalsmiths Sterling ™
She's unique and her ring should be too. There are over 20 different ring styles available in store and on line at JEM Jewellers. Available in Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Perdot, Garnet, or simply striking sterling silver. Shop Metalsmiths Rings
on line to receive a Christmas gift from us. With every on line purchase of $200 or more we're giving you a 18" tin cup authentic pearl necklace
. (Just remember to search for Tin Cup Authentic Pearl Necklace in the search bar and add it to your shopping cart. Type coupon code MYPEARLS2012 in and you're set!)
6. Diamond 14K yellow gold sideways cross necklace.
I LOVE this necklace. For Christmas we have one of these delightful, trendy necklaces in our store, but we can order more in white gold. The diamonds total .10 carats. $575.00
Available in store. If you are interested in this piece please call us to hold.
5. Beauty for your buddy!
Diamond & black velvet collar
This 1" wide, "diamond" encrusted collar is a bold statement for pets of all sizes. Depending on size, this collar ranges in price from $44.00 to $94.00.
Shop Dog Collars
The price will appear once you have added the collar to your shopping cart
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4. TKO Rubber Slappers!
Can you say stocking stuffer?! The TKO slap watches (in any color imaginable) are a sure fire win for Christmas and birthdays! We are addicted to these watches.
Unique, hip, and elegant all at once. This watch is sure to bring a smile to your face right on time, every time.
3. Blue Topaz Metalsmiths Sterling Bracelet
One of our most beloved and extravagant pieces, the sterling silver checker cut bullet bangle with diamond accents and azure detail in amethyst. From the Marquise collection, this bracelet features a 9.40 ctw Amethyst or 12.40 ctw Blue Topaz checker cut bullet bangel with azure detailing and diamond accents totaling.42 ct.
2. Sleek, natural, and stunning Metalsmiths Sterling labradorite pendant
Shop This Pendant
In store and on-line $328
1. Show the love Metalsmiths Sterling Silver Extra Large Heart
This is an amazing pendant that's so fun to wear. Wear this heart and make a statement. This free-form heart is open and swings from a 20 inch rolo style chain. Approximately 2 inches in size. One of our favorite pieces in the collection!
Shop this pendant.
Available in store and on-line. $398
December 9th, 2012
10 Must Haves For This Holiday Season
A flower of sterling silver rests on your ear. Center stone is crystal quartz. One link connects the grey coin pearl. A beautiful combination of old and new. $190.00 (1 available)
Watch out moms! Your daughters will steal this one. This cuff is from the Panos Konidas collection, bringing old world class with modern sophistication. This cuff has unique and exquisite detail reminiscent of the architecture that forms the foundation of great cities of the world. A bracelet to die for! $765
18" tin cup authentic pearl necklace. So classy and so beautiful.
Complimentary with each on line purchase of Metalsmiths™ Sterling Silver.
Use coupon code MYPEARLS2012 available until Dec 31, 2012
Super soft rubber bands you can mix and match! These watches are my biggest addiction. TKO's are perfect for even the smallest wrist! $50 amazing stocking stuffers!
6. Need a more serious watch? We love the Citizen watch!
This stainless steel watch with a croco embossed leather strap is durable as well as fashionable. Due to the eco drive technology this watch is powered by light and will never need a battery.
Large, medium, small, and extra small your best buddy (pup or feline) deserves a festive collar to perk up those round the block walks. We've got everything from Superman collars for him and her to glitzy gemstones in a rainbow of jewel tones! Check them out! $18-$100
4.Teens (well women of all ages really) adore these Stackables!
So fun to stack 'em up and design your own ring collection! Amethyst, Citrine (picture above), Sapphire, Perdot, the list goes on. We have every color and stone available. Grab three for a joyful little treat to add to her stocking! $20-$100
Keep that super spirit up! Give the woman who's so supportive, of you and her team, this beautiful 14K Yellow Gold Indianapolis Colts Horseshoe Pendant. Does she have anything like it? Â 16.00 mm $176.20
Show some extra thought with these custom engraved pieces. Available in sterling silver and 14K yellow gold. They are a hit! For the woman who loves her family and fashion. $95-$2000
Metalsmiths Sterling Large Dimensional Heart Pendant with 20 inch chain: Say it with love. Panos Konidas collection. Large, scrolled, cut out, heart pendant. Sterling Silver. The perfect accessory for every occasion. Approximately 1 3/4 inches. $316
Still need help? Email me at infoatjemjewellers.com for personal shopping assistance. I'm happy to make suggestions.
November 27th, 2012
How to choose your husband’s wedding band
What kind of metal should I choose for my husband’s wedding band?
As a bride the wedding band you present to you new husband is one of the few symbols of your relationship you purchase for your spouse to present to him on your wedding day. Naturally, you want the wedding band to be a true reflection of just how much your relationship means. But with so many options, where do you start? There are several aspects you could consider but I believe the top two considerations when choosing a wedding band are sentimental value and cost. To get started, think about your values. Do you value staying in trend, a timeless look, or investing in a piece to bring greater monitory value to you and your future family? Let's look at the options and decide what's best for you!
Do you value trend and low cost?
Right now titanium and tungsten wedding bands are popular because of their reduced price. These new metals offer a trendy, modern look for men's wedding bands. In the past two years, the design of these bands have become more versatile proving men’s fashion and creativity are gaining increasing importance in todays culture. It really is about choices. Light weight and comfortable for someone who doesn't like to "feel" his ring; Titanium wedding bands can be a plus to clients who aren't use to wearing a piece of jewelry. Titanium and tungsten are corrosion and scratch resistant and have a shiny grayish color.
Do you (or your finacé) value durability?
If so, a tungsten carbide wedding band might be just the one for you. Tungsten carbide bands exhibit considerable strength and durability. By itself tungsten is not unlike titanium or steel, but when combined with carbon it becomes four times harder than titanium, twice as hard as steel and practically unscratchable. But with great strength comes a little extra weight. The tungsten wedding bands are heavier than titanium. Another attractive feature of the tungsten carbide rings is their affordability.
Do you value a financial investment?
If your answer is yes, I suggest the precious metals created by God and nature. Gold and platinum are an investment that will last a lifetime (just like your marriage). A wedding band in white or yellow gold or platinum is a timeless choice and will always retain a higher monitory value than the new, modern metals. To be frank, there is no real trade- in value with other types of metals. Custom designs look stunning in gold and platinum too. This month one of my favorite men's gold wedding band was created from a yellow gold ring past down to a finacé from his father. We melted down the gold and changed the color to create a stunning but simple white gold band. To personalize this ring we laser engraved the financee's finger print inside the band representing their union. It was beautiful!
Whatever you decide upon is best for you as a couple, wear it proudly as it will always be a symbol of your love and commitment to each other.
If you have further questions on how to select the best wedding band please feel free to call me, Jan, (317.844.9222) or email me (email@example.com.) I'd be happy to share more and discuss what is best for you and yours, so you are confident and delighted investing in a wedding band.