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  • 5 Tips For Picking Wedding Jewelry You’ll Love

    Your wedding is when you want to look your best. A vital part of any wedding ensemble is the right jewelry. Picking out jewelry that immediately calls out to you helps set off your best features. It also helps you bring even more sparkle to your big day. When picking out jewelry for your wedding, it's a good idea to keep certain ideas in mind before you begin. You'll want jewelry that will remind you of your wedding day every single time you put in on afterward.  Some examples would be Mikimoto pearl stud earrings or a diamond solitaire necklace from James Free Jewelers.  You also want earrings, a necklace, and bracelet for your wedding day that photographs well and helps bring attention to details like the delicate embroidery on your wedding veil. Great pieces are pieces of jewelry that can also be passed down to your children and grandchildren as a wonderful memento of this day. The right...
  • In Rare Form: Platinum Metal and Jewelry

    Platinum is the most rare precious metal. It's so rare that all of the platinum ever mined could fit into the average American living room. That's a key part of it's prestige. That's also why it's a fitting choice for the most significant, meaningful and rare moments in life. The amount of platinum available on today's market is so limited, for every 1,782 tons of gold mined, only around 133 tons of platinum are found. To generate a single ounce of platinum bullion, it takes 10 tons of ore and requires five months to process it. James Free Estate Ruby Diamond Flower Stud Earrings Worth The Weight Platinum has more heft than other precious metals. That means it feels heavier compared to its size. In the case of platinum, which is approximately 60 percent heavier than 14K gold and 40 percent heavier than 18K gold, feeling is believing. Aging With...
  • Why Buy From An Authorized Retailer?

    There are valuable benefits to buying diamonds, high-end jewelry, and watches from an authorized dealer. As a shopper, you want to get the most value for your money. But when it comes to fine jewelry, it is important to be smart. Buying from an authorized retailer means you are buying quality products from a business with an established reputation for having the best selection, service, and guarantee on all products. You never have to worry that you are not getting the best for your money. Exclusive Products A benefit of buying from an authorized retailer is that many designers offer exclusive products only at authorized dealers. These are often limited edition models in watches, or exclusive diamond ring designs. While this may not matter to some customers, it is increasingly more and more appealing, knowing that you are getting exclusive designs from an authorized seller, and that you can gift...
  • May Birthstone: Emerald

    Green is the color of Spring! If you are a May baby, your Emerald birthstone can bring you some good fortune as well as youthfulness and a rebirth. Perfect for this time of year. The Emerald has long symbolized love and as the gem of Venus, it was also considered to aid in fertility Cleopatra, Egypt’s female monarch was most famous for wearing Emeralds in her time. Seems right since the stone symbolizes so much for the wearer. It is the perfect gemstone to give as a thoughtful gift for someone truly exceptional. Color The Emerald color can range from light green to a deep rich green. Typically, the deeper or more green an emerald, the more valuable it is. The most valuable and beautiful Emeralds exhibit an intense bluish hue in addition to their basic bold green color. Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with...
  • Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    The most important woman in our life is our Mother. Every Mom is different, and uniquely special. That is why, on this one day of the year when it is time to celebrate her, you want to find a gift that you know she is going to truly love. We’ve gathered the best from our collection to provide you with jewelry gift ideas for the one-of-a-kind Mom in your life. If you’re stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas and want to do more than just brunch, keep reading, and you will find something beautiful and meaningful that is uniquely her. Personalized Jewelry Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Diamond "M" Pendant, $580 Show how much you really care by giving the gift that is unique to her taste and personality. Check out our ROBERTO COIN TINY TREASURES COLLECTION LOVE LETTER in 18K white gold and 0.08 ctw of diamonds. You can get creative...
  • April Birthstone: Diamond

    If you were born in April, the Diamond is your birthstone. Lucky you! In addition to being the symbol of everlasting love it is thought to provide the wearer with better relationships and increase inner strength, it also just happens to be, universally, the most coveted stone on the planet. Diamonds are everywhere, and found in almost every style of jewelry you can imagine. From a beautiful diamond ring to diamond stud earrings, a tennis bracelet or pendant necklace, the options for gift giving are endless. Diamonds, commonly associated with love, make the perfect gift for someone special. The Four C’s The beauty and brilliance of a diamond is unparalleled, and as you probably already know is the hardest gemstone made of jus tone element: carbon. When selecting the perfect diamond, there are four different components to consider: cut, color, clarity, and carat. This is known as the Four C’s...
  • Is It The Right Time To Update Your Wedding Ring?

    There are many reasons to update your beloved wedding ring. No matter how much you love him, or the memories it represents, it might be time for something updated and fresh. Maybe your engagement was unexpected, and you didn’t have a chance to pick out the ring of your dreams. Maybe you got married young, and were not able to afford something big and sparkly, or maybe it simply no longer represents the new you. Whatever you case may be, here at James Free Jewelry we can help. How Long Should You Wait? No matter whom you ask, you will always get a different answer. Some people believe that you should be married at least five years before considering an upgrade. Others say to wait as long as ten or even twenty-five years. A new wedding ring can make the perfect anniversary present. There really is no right answer to...
  • March Birthstone: Aquamarine

    It’s March, which means we are finally starting to see a break from the long dreary winter. For those born in the third month of the year, your Aquamarine birthstone is a symbol of youth, health and hope. How fitting for the early awakening of spring. The serenely colored Aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. The Aquamarine stone represents a rebirth, and new beginnings. Just as hopeful as Spring itself! Color Charles Krypell Pastel Collection 18K White Gold Aquamarine Diamond Fashion Ring Aquamarine, named for the Latin phrase “water of the sea”, is the blue to blue-green variety Beryl. This is the most common and widespread Aquamarine stone you will find. The March birthstone color varies on its natural or treated state. Natural Aquamarine is usually lighter and greener in color, and heat treatment creates...
  • 4 Trends To Watch For at Baselworld 2017

    Breitling, Tag Heuer, Raymond Weil, Daniel Wellington, Tudor, Shinola, and Patek Philippe are just seven of the designer watch brands that will be showing at Baselworld 2017, the largest annual trade show for the watch and jewelry industry. Every spring, the industry gets together and makes its mark in Basel, Switzerland. This year they will be meeting March 23-30, 2017. What can we expect from the show, only a few short months away? In this blog, we will review our predictions for the 4 hottest trends at Baselworld 2017. Under The Surface At last year’s show, a huge trend (and we’ve only just seen the tip of the iceberg) was inside-out, mechanical and “skeletonizing” designs like Raymond Weil's Freelancer and Tag Heuer’s Carrera Calibre Heuer-02T, that stole the show going for $15,000. (James Free Jewelers was lucky enough to get one for a very happy customer!) TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Skeleton, BaselWorld 2017 At...
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