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Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

September boasts one of the most radiant and regal of all the birthstones, the sapphire.  And lucky for you, Hemming Plaza Jewelers has this beautiful precious gem available in a variety of settings and pieces that will celebrate the birthday of your loved one with the style and grace that the noble sapphire represents.

 

COLORATION

 

Traditionally, most people associate sapphires with the a rich, royal blue color.  But sapphires can be found across the entire spectrum of colors, with the exception of red.  That color of gem is reserved for a cousin of the sapphire, or perhaps more aptly in this case, the red-headed stepchild of this particular gemological family and birthstone for July: the ruby.

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Sapphires are also considered to be on of the traditional cardinal gem varieties.  Other members of this prestigious circle of heirloom precious stones include:

Amethysts

Emeralds

Rubies

Diamonds

BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL

Also, because the sapphire is one of the hardest minerals (behind only diamonds and moissanite on the Mohs scale), sapphires have many practical applications beyond being purely ornamental.  Fortunately for you, we’ve chosen only the most beautiful and radiant sapphires to create our custom pieces.  Stop by Hemming Plaza Jewelers and see what we have for the sapphire lover in your life today!

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!

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!

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.

Consignment and Estate Jewelry

Have you seen our consignment and estate pieces lately? Check out what we have on display on the 2nd floor of Hemming Plaza Jewelers for amazing deals. On any given day we get at least a few customers who want to sell their jewelry for more than its scrap value. We help them out by evaluating whether their jewelry are worth selling on consignment. And if they are, lucky for you! Not only do you get the opportunity to own an exceptional piece of jewelry but you get it for less than its original suggested retail price. So what’s stopping you? Come check us out and you’ll never know what kind of treasure you might just find.photo-2 393030_10151203517727325_1086813266_n 255546_10151203517757325_262644309_n 248997_10151203517752325_1306668273_n 943032_10151197828712325_1696503468_n