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A Rose By Any Other Name…

Rose gold has been a reappearing fashion trend since the early 19th century. Radiating a timeless yet modern appeal, rose gold jewelry is very much back as a 21st century fashion staple. Here’s a little history on this trendy accessory look. We’re sure rose gold will swoon the jewelry-lover in you!

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Rose gold was first introduced in Russia during the 19th century. This mix of copper and traditional yellow gold became a must-have in Russian fashion; hence the stem of its nickname, “Russian Gold.”

Mid-Victorian Era

Amid the Victorian Era in Europe, rose gold made its second debut. Symbols of compassion and romance were sought, and the pink-hued metal was quickly turned to for such expression. Rose Gold jewelry became a highly desirable and iconic jewelry trend during this time.

Cartier

White gold, rose gold, and traditional yellow gold all intertwined into a single band. The Trinity Band designed by French jeweler, Louis-François Cartier, was the rekindling of rose gold in the fashion industry. This signature piece was created in 1924 by Cartier, which resulted in Cartier’s booming success in jewelry. Cartier made a name for himself and brought back the love of rose gold.

War Zone

During the time of World War II, platinum was considered vital to war efforts, and was even prohibited by some countries from being used by citizens. Gold and rose gold instantly made a comeback, defining the jewelry trends within this time. Rose gold became a very common alternative to platinum among jewelry enthusiasts.

A Modern Love

The 90’s took a break from rose gold with their minimalist fashion trends and looked to silver and white gold pieces to accentuate their current taste in fashion. However, rose gold has once again proved it’s never going out of style. Today in fashion, rose gold plays the middle-man between traditional and modern touch. Rose gold has made such an impact on current trends, the metal is now a leading look in other products like the iPhone and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

Whether you’re looking for classic and timeless, or modern and flashy, rose gold jewelry is definitely the hottest trend in the industry right now. Rose gold looks good on any skin tone, and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Get your rose gold piece today at Hemming Plaza Jewelers!

Timeless Jewelry

A white button-down, a little black dress and nude heels; they’re a staple that every woman’s closet needs to have. A  woman’s jewelry box should be the same way. Jewelry adds the finishing touch to a perfect outfit, and there are some pieces that you just shouldn’t live without.

Pearls


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It’s not just your grandmother’s jewelry. There is something about pearls that exudes sophistication, elegance and femininity. No woman should go without these in their jewelry box. Pearls are a collectible piece and will flatter at any age. Pearl necklaces draw subtle attention to your neckline without being overbearing. Pearls are a refreshing piece of jewelry that have consistently remained a part of the fashion industry year in and year out. When in doubt, look no further than pearls!

 

Diamond Earrings

Versatility defines diamonds. You can rock any look with a pair of diamond earrings. Looking for a high-end option? Choose diamond dangle earrings. Looking for a more classy-casual statement? Diamond studs. No matter the occasion, there is a pair of diamond earrings to match. You can never go wrong with classics, which is why every woman must own a pair of diamond earrings.

Cuff Bracelet

A flashy cuff bracelet is the perfect bold touch to define your style. Cuff bracelets have survived every fashion trend. From ancient royalty, to the studded leather cuffs of the 1970’s, there’s a cuff bracelet design for you. Find a cuff bracelet that fits your personality, and we guarantee you’ll never want to take it off.

Simple Rings

Delicate bands are a simple and stylish way to complete any look. You can stack a few on one finger, or distribute them among both hands. Show off your style by expressing your own way to wear this accessory.

These jewelry pieces can be as versatile as you want! Layer rings for a dramatic look or wear a single pearl necklace for a more subtle and classy approach.  Having these jewelry necessities will save you plenty of time and money. Find all of your go-to jewelry at Hemming Plaza!

This Summer’s Jewelry Trends

Poolside with the ladies or a barbecue with the family, the summertime is filled with lively adventure. Be the life of the party at any of your outings with the hottest summer jewelry trends. There’s never a bad time to add a little ice to a hot summer day!

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Hoop Earrings

They say fashion repeats itself, and hoop earrings are definitely making a comeback. This revived 90’s fashion trend is a current celebrity favorite. Hoops draw attention to your facial features by highlighting your jaw and cheekbones, and it a versatile piece overall. Casual or dressy, hoop earrings are a great go-to.

Layered Necklaces

A fresh and romantic look, layering necklaces are a compliment to your low-cut summer blouses. Go soft and feminine with subtle gold chains, or make a bold statement and add a choker to the mix.

Rose Gold

Rose gold jewelry has made a resurgence from its classic times and there are no regrets. Rose gold compliments your summer tans! Jazz up your summer wardrobe by adding some rose gold pieces and hit the town in style.

Stacked Rings

It’s all about the layers! This jewelry trend allows each of us to add our own unique look to our favorite summer outfits. Mix and match different metals, and don’t forget to add the midi rings for a modern touch!

These fashion statements are bound to liven up your next beach outing or summer bonfire. Cool off your

summers by adding these hottest jewelry trends to your wardrobe!

Caring For Your Wedding Ring

That left hand band symbolizes an important person in your life, and a very important promise!  It’s easy to forget to maintain your wedding ring, however durable it may be. We’ve answered three very important questions we hear from customers about keeping your wedding ring looking its best!

 

How often should I clean my wedding ring?

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Like most women, you probably wear your ring everyday. To ensure a long life, it’s vital to clean your ring around once a week. Everyday substances like hairspray, lotion and soap accumulate under the diamond and stick to its surfaces, dulling its shine and affecting its stability. Take care of your ring and give it a good cleaning every week!

Can I clean my ring myself?

Absolutely! There are plenty of simple at-home care remedies to preserve your ring’s perfect condition! Keyword: SIMPLE. Stay away from harsh chemicals and temperatures that could damage your wedding ring.

Use lukewarm water and a gentle dish soap. Mix the two together and let the ring sit for 10 minutes. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to scrub the ring and to reach the underneath surfaces of its stones. Rinse and dry, then your ring it bright, shiny, and ready to be shown off again!

Can I wear my ring during exercise?

Wedding rings are a very delicate piece of jewelry. It is best during any physical activity to take the ring off and store it somewhere safe. Your significant other will appreciate you protecting the ring more than you wearing it to your next tennis match!

Above

all, bring your ring to a specialist at least yearly, to inspect and professionally clean your piece. The promise behind the wedding ring is an everlasting relationship. Make sure the ring lasts just as long as your marriage!

Summer Jewelry

Summer is a great time for jewelry

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As you wear fewer layers of clothing, you can put on more layers of gems, silver and gold! Some summer essentials that you weren’t able to show off in the winter months are toe rings and anklets. As you switch from boots to sandals, make sure to accessorize accordingly. You can go with simple silver or gold anklets, or spice things up with mixed metals, fun gems and charms! Another great summer accessory is nautical themed jewelry. Nothing says “summer” like the ocean on the horizon and the sand beneath your toes. Look for jewelry inspired by the open ocean with popular sea life motifs or designs with sailboats, rope patterns and anchors.

If your colors are bright, you’re doing it right

Remember that summer is all about bright colors, so opt for yellow gold and colorful gemstones. Keep your jewelry selection light and fun. Yellow gold bangles, rings and necklaces will really bring out your newly sun-kissed skin after a long, cold winter. Say goodbye to the dark and pale tones of winter, it’s time to get excited about colorful gems. If you really love to sparkle, look into gem clusters. They offer a variety of stones and colors all in one piece!

Make us your summer jewelry destination

Let Hemming Plaza Jewelers be your one-stop-shop for summer jewelry. Find the perfect shade of gold or silver for your skin tone to highlight your fresh summer glow! “Seas” the day with our sunny selection of nautical summer staples. Remem

ber, now is your chance to accessorize in the places where you couldn’t during the winter months. Opt for toe rings, anklets, bangles and bright colors. It’s time to find those unique jewelry pieces that sparkle and shine just like you!

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 better way to set yourself apart than by having a custom piece of jewelry made just for you, just the way you want it.  Bring in a photo, or an older piece of jewelry and we can craft virtually anything you’d like to your specifications.  If you can dream it, we can do it.  As a matter of fact, we love to do it, so come see us before the holidays and get your custom piece today!

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 custom one-of-a-kind pieces that they’ll remember forever.  The great thing about jewelry is that it’s too precious to casually discard, and it usually invokes a fond memory of the person that purchased the piece for you.  For example, Rolex is held in high regard in the timepiece industry.  It is so prolific that once purchased, it is likely to be handed down for multiple generations.  I know you’re thinking that a watch isn’t practical in the digital age, but someday your college graduate may be a business professional, and a Rolex is not just a conversation starter, but adds sophistication to any occasion.  This year, give the gift of jewelry and let this moment, this memory live for eternity.

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 far less common, those stones with a bit of violet color accenting the deep blue are more treasured among tanzanite enthusiasts.

The second of the December birthstones is zircon.  Though its etymology suggests Arabic origins, it comes largely from Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.  Most people are probably familiar with the colorless variant of zircon which was used as an inexpensive substitute for diamonds, but zircon is found in every color of the rainbow.  As folklore would have it, zircon also has the unique ability to ward off disease and injury.

Lastly, there is turquoise.  Cherished in the American Southwest and often found adorning bracelets and necklaces, turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones.  Although it is known for it’s pale blue color, it can also appear greenish blue as well.  Turquoise is a more plentiful gemstone and can be found in a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

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 to be replaced every so many years, this year we’re recommending the gift of jewelry.  It’s a timeless gift, and probably the only type of gift where the giver doesn’t mind if, at a later point in time, you re-gift it to someone else in the family.  Let’s face it, bread makers make poor heirlooms.

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 color, at least it was once worn by royalty.

In olden days, topaz was used to designate any gemstone with a yellow hue.  Nowadays, however, you can find topaz in a wide array of colors like pink, purple, and blue.  Citrine, the second of the two November birthstones, is often confused with topaz, but in fact, is an entirely different mineral altogether.  Topaz, specifically blue and pink topaz is more popular, but we say, “Dare to be different”.  So embrace your unique gemstones and wear them proudly!

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 that would forbid you from wearing any kind of Thanksgiving jewelry, but Thanksgiving is often thought of as a more casual gathering.  Maybe this is because you’re surrounded by familiar faces, or it could be that you’re about to fill yourself to the brim with turkey and all the trimmings and you want to be as comfortable as possible; oftentimes just jeans and a nice shirt will suffice.  However, even though Thanksgiving isn’t known for its dazzling display of fine jewelry, we’d like to encourage you to think outside the box and be that one fashion forward person that really “wows” when you’re handing that gravy boat to Uncle Steve.  Happy holidays.

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 a costume party that you need a Dracula medallion for.

Christmas always seems to be a little more formal.  Winter, in general, seems to exude a little more elegance.  People wear bold red colors accented with gold jewelry.  Some business functions around this time of year can get pretty formal, and rightfully so.  December, or your holiday party, may be the one time each year that everyone mingles amongst one another, and new business may develop as a result.  Therefore, everyone wants to look their best.  For men, this means wearing those cufflinks, nice watches, and rings.  For the ladies, you’re probably wearing a nice dress, have your hair up, and you’re wearing a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, and a ring or two.

So, whether you’re having a howling good time at your Halloween bash and need some costume jewelry for additional authenticity, or you need to be dressed to the nines for an upcoming Christmas party, be sure you have the right jewelry.

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 single customer across borders”.  Now, more than ever, your marketing strategy in one country could affect your business in another country, especially with the growing middle class in China, Japan, and even as close as Canada.  These new times will also see a new customer take shape, a savvier customer with different expectations and perceptions of elegance and style.  Millennials are more pragmatic than their predecessors, so maybe they’re not the type to exhibit their jewelry the way their parents did, but certain situations, societal, professional, or otherwise, will dictate that a certain level of sophistication is called for, and maybe it’s that need to “look the part” at a social function that will call to them, specifically.

An Unexpected Source Of Diamonds?

If you’ve ever seen the movie Blood Diamond, you may be under the impression that Western Africa is the leading producer of diamonds in the world.  In fact, we asked our intern today who she thought the leading diamond producer was, and she immediately said “Sierra Leone”.  As of the end of 2014, Africa has been surpassed by a country that most people wouldn’t think of when speculating where a diamond comes from.  Russia is actually the leading producer of diamonds in the world both by volume and by value, beating out number two producer, Botswana, according to KPCS.  Over the past year the global output of diamonds grew by 4 percent as the average price jumped 8 percent to $116.17 per carat.  Despite these numbers, overall global diamond production, in terms of volume, fell to 124.8 million carats.  

 

Like any number of other things, the price of diamonds is controlled by the market and the principle of scarcity.  There are a finite number of diamonds and a lot of people that want diamonds.  A number of additional factors are attributed to the final cost like cut, clarity, and so on, but everything begins with that one raw stone.  The next time you see light dancing off of that multi-faceted diamond, remember that every diamond has a story to tell and the most important one is yours.  Right now, you can take advantage of Hemming Plaza Jewelers’ Summer Savings Diamond Blowout and start telling a story that endures for generations.

Who Knew?! Earrings And Little Plastic Discs.

From INSTOREMAG.COM

A Twitter user is burning up the internet with the astonishing news that the little plastic discs on the back of inexpensive earrings can be – wait for it – removed. “After my nineteen years of living I have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off,” she reported breathlessly, and nearly 40,000 people have shared the news. “But not everyone was on the same page,” reports Woman’s Day, among several media outlets that have picked up on the issue. “Apparently the plastic part keeps the earring in place, especially if it’s one that tends to tip forward and is a little heavier than regular studs.” Indeed, some sources maintain that the discs not only hold the earrings in place nut can also prevent droopy lobes.