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Selling Your Gold – Tips & Benefits

Do you want to know how to sell your gold and get fair value for it? ABC News recommends that you know your buyer, a suggestion that is probably impossible with mail-away services. The Better Business Bureau keeps a list of gold buyers in Jacksonville that you can check for complaints from unhappy customers. Selling […]

April Birthstone: Creative ways to wear diamonds

If you have an April birthday, you’ll be thrilled to learn that your birthstone is one of the most popular, beloved stones in the world—the diamond. Of course, diamonds are universally lauded for their beauty and trademark sparkle. However, April babies who maintain a more unconventional sense of style sometimes will claim that diamonds are […]

Men’s Watch Trends in 2016

The trend in men’s watches for 2016 is toward technology and style. A number of famous wrist wear brands are adding smart and connected timepieces to their lines. [2] Besides the new watches’ technical capabilities, these devices are turning into fashion centerpieces. Here are some characteristics to consider and a sample of the latest and […]

Top Jewelry Trends for 2016

  Certain pieces of jewelry are timeless and are always in style. Others come and go as jewelry trends wax and wane. The 2016 trends, at least in the early part of the year, range from silver chains that harken to the industrial revolution to simple headbands by Chanel and Gucci. Building on the headband style, other designers, such […]

March Birthstone, Aquamarine, Has Interesting History

  When it comes to birthstones, few are as dazzling, symbolic and eye-catching as the March birthstone, aquamarine. This gemstone boasts a fascinating past, and its stunning appearance is sure to impress anyone who sees it. The March birthstone possesses an exotic and interesting history. For a long time, aquamarine was used as an amulet […]

Going Vintage

Do you desire a piece of jewelry that looks like it’s a period piece from the early 20th century, or even something like your mother used to wear?  Well, your ship has come in!  We at Hemming Plaza Jewelers specialize in creating custom pieces of jewelry.  Going vintage is very trendy these days, so what […]

Give Your Graduate The Gift Of Jewelry

This time of year, everyone’s mind is on the events of the holiday season.  Don’t forget those college graduates that generally receive their degrees this time of year.  Companies like Jostens have cornered the market on things like class rings, but why not give your graduate the gift of jewelry this holiday season.  We offer […]

December Birthstones

If you like blue, you’re in luck.  December has 3 birthstones associated with it, all of which are absolutely stunning. Tanzanite, as its name implies, was originally discovered in Tanzania.  An early substitute for the more expensive sapphire, tanzanite has come into its own in recent years to possess a beauty all its own.  Though […]

Give The Gift Of Jewelry

This holiday season, give the gift of jewelry.  As most of you know, this time of year is synonymous with shopping.  Some people will be knocking down doors in hopes of getting a TV for a low, low price, while some will patiently wait for Cyber Monday.  Instead of high end electronics that often need […]

November Birthstones

According to the American Gem Society, there are two November appropriate gems, topaz and citrine.  At first glance, neither of these is probably your favorite gem, but perhaps it would interest you to know that imperial topaz was worn by the Russian Czars of the 19th century, so even if it doesn’t reflect your favorite […]

Thanksgiving Jewelry

If you read our last blog, you know we discussed holiday jewelry.  You may be thinking, “What about Thanksgiving”.  It wasn’t an oversight.  Thanksgiving’s roots reside in more Puritanical times, where any kind of adornment would probably lead to reprimand for being too gaudy or ostentatious.  Times have indeed changed and there’s no social construct […]

Holiday Jewelry

Halloween was not long ago, and soon, Christmas will be upon us.  We all go to parties or social functions this time of year, but those two holidays, specifically, are very different from one another.  Halloween is much more casual so maybe you’re shopping for some costume jewelry, whether it’s for a get together, or […]

Jewelers Becoming More Sophisticated

As the world becomes smaller due to an evolving global marketplace, so too must jewelers, even on a local level, become more sophisticated.  Whether supply or demand rises, the industry must remain flexible.  As Patrice Nordey, CEO of a consultancy group said, “The jewelry industry must figure out how to recognize a person as a […]

Investing in Diamonds

Diamonds carry a lot of meaning.  They are symbolic of everlasting love, and perhaps like your love, they can shine forever.  They’re not just for weddings or a proposal to be wed though.  Diamonds convey a sense of elegance and sophistication.  Because there is a lot of sentiment behind each diamond purchase, oftentimes customers will […]

Lasting Value To Mark An Occasion

Why do people buy diamond rings?  Of course there’s the obvious tradition of engagement and wedding rings, and this time of year,  a lot of people are purchasing anniversary rings.  Why is this?  According to Gary Long, a jeweler in Stockton, California, “diamonds are considered something of lasting value to mark an occasion”.  That means […]

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