Sunny Seamless Transitions @ Houston Jewelry from Summer to Fall

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14k YG triangle post earrings with 0.18ct tw  diamonds                               
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14k YG geometric prism ring with 0.32ct tw diamonds
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14k gold and resin electroform interlocked bangles
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Piyaro Italian silver bangle with 14k RG
plating and hinge opening.
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SS mini smile bar necklace
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SS tassel pendant with 18” chain and 14 x 10mm lapis triplet

 

Seamless Transitions

When transitioning from sandals to boots, be sure to update your jewelry as well.

As long summer days heat up, jewelry fashion will float from the beach to the ballet. Going minimal on clothing and maximizing jewelry by mixing bold and dainty designs will create an effortless flair to accompany the ambiance of late summer. As the season regresses from high heat to cool breeze, mingle summer silvers with warm yellow or peach gold and pair with colored gems reminiscent of radiant sunsets.

When layering for climate change, your jewelry can also use a cover-up. Starting with your lobes, add larger, expressive earrings. Accent your minimalist bar pendant by adding a long necklace to sway beneath. Choose one statement piece, a watch or oversized cuff, and add several slim bangles to bracelets to accent your wrists. Finally, this season it’s all about the fingers. You won’t go wrong with one big, bold ring and/or several dainty stackables to round out your look.

Easing out of your summer jewelry can be as calm and enjoyable as an autumn breeze. Visit us today, we will be happy to help you seamlessly transition into the upcoming season.

 Did You Know?

Buried deep within layers of shale in Alberta, Canada is a gemstone called Ammolite. Its vibrant shades of red, orange, blue and green offer a unique complementary contrast.

The gem comes from an ancient marine mollusk called an ammonite, found in Canada 65 million years ago. While ammolite fossils have been found elsewhere, the ammolite gem has only been found in Alberta.

August Birthstones

Peridot and Sardonyx.

Courage and happiness are the attributes thought to be bestowed upon those of August birth by these gemstones. Beautiful, transparent, olive-green peridot has been a popular gem of women for over 3,000 years, while the opaque, reddish-brown sardonyx has long been a favorite for men’s signet rings.

Back to Nature

Back to Nature

In this glorious season, Mother Nature is in full bloom, showing off her full array of delightful beauty. There’s an endless choice of attractive designs to complete your look. Natural forms, in varying colors of yellow, white and rose gold, combined with sterling silver and precious gems, provide for stunning, graceful and tapered silhouettes.


The combination of openwork designs with a flora and fauna, birds, bees and bugs theme allows you to create a distinctive look all your own. While getting in touch with your free spirit and identifying with nature, or taking a walk on the wild side from time to time, these fun reminders of nature’s bounty will add flair to any outfit.

Did You Know?

If packing your fine jewelry for a vacation, keep designs separated in a soft cloth pouch or a lined box to prevent scratching. Tip: Thread your bracelets and necklaces through a straw to prevent tangling.
Abrasive sand, sunscreen, hot tub and pool chlorine are jewelry hazards. Sunscreens can coat and bleach gemstones and chlorine will damage karat gold, weakening settings. Before swimming, take off your rings- hands can become cold in water causing fingers to shrink and rings to fall off.

 

July Birth Stone: Ruby

Ruby has been the world’s most valued colored gemstone for thousands of years. A precious form of the mineral corundum, its name is from the Latin word “ruber” meaning “red color.” Legend and myth state rubies have a history of bestowing good health, a fine life, wealth, and wisdom.

 

 

 

 

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Pearls in Popular Fashion @ Houston Jewelry

Freshwater Pearl Bib Necklace
18” SS bridal bib “Spotlight” necklace with clusters of
freshwater pearls

Popular Pearl Fashion

Pearls, forever a favorite, are always in fashion. Whether a classic single strand of snowy, white, perfectly matched, round pearls, or any of today’s fancy shapes including oval, baroque, coin, petal and potato, the selection is strictly a personal preference.

Natural Pink Freshwater Pearl Ring
14k Rose Gold 13‐14mm natural pink Windsor freshwater cultured pearl & diamond ring

Classic and timeless favorites have long been the Akoya and South Sea pearl. But, it is today’s beautiful freshwater pearls that are taking center stage. Due to their varying sizes and fashionable, on point colors such as pink, peach, gold and classic white, freshwater pearls are a fantastic bargain. They cover the widest range of options for pearl buyers in size, shape and color, making them one of the best values in the entire category.

Rivaling the size of some high-end Akoya and South Sea pearls at a fraction of the cost, designers love these affordable, larger size freshwater pearls for use in dramatically styled rings, pins, pendants, and earrings. Adding elegance and style to any outfit, no jewelry wardrobe is complete without pearls.

14k WG 8mm black pearl pendant with 0.92ct tw diamonds

 

Did You Know?

Ebates recently published results from a national Wedding Survey finding 49% of women prefer to be surprised with an engagement ring, 15% wanted to select the ring themselves, 28% preferred shopping together, while a mere 7% chose an heirloom ring. And, 72% feel it’s ok to upgrade after the wedding!

June Birthstones

Pearl. Pure white pearls have for centuries been viewed as a statement of taste and refinement, as well as a symbol of perfect purity. Pearls are often given to celebrate the birth of a child and are thought to bring a happy marriage to those of June birth. Alexandrite. June’s alternate birthstone is famous for its ability to change color, appearing green by day and red at night. It is a rare and expensive gemstone, symbolic of joy and good fortune.

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May 2017

May2017 Newsletter
Gifts for Mom

 

Bolo/Friendship Bracelets

 

Popular in the 1970’s, friendship bracelets were originally made by knotting and twisting various threads, yarns, rubber cords and leather materials. Many ere embellished with beads and most were made in special colors to display an individual’s character traits.
Friendship bracelets were not only personal and interesting, they also carried a special meaning for the person who made it and the friend who wore it.
Typically given as a sign of true friendship, these handmade, twisted bracelets were intended to be tied on the wrist os a friend and worn continuously as a symbol of lasting friendship.
Yesteryear’s friendship bracelets are today known as Bolo bracelets and are made from leather, sterling silver and many colors of karat gold. Today’s bracelets have an adjustable twist and knot, making for a customized, perfect fit. While they can offer the same meaning, and are a perfect gift for a friend or love interest, this trend setting style has become a popular self purchase for the fashion forward.
While these slim, delicate design look amazing on their own, today these fashion forward wrist decorations are frequently studded with diamonds, personalized charms and layered to reflect one’s individual style.

Did you Know

At the Golden Globes, no one shed away from pairing big, bold and colorful jewelry with their reflective gowns. In fact, designs were reminscent of the 70’s style jewelry worn by the recently deceased, iconic actress, Mary Tyler Moor. Thought her extraordinary life, she was seen draped in multi-strand necklaces, chokers, chunky gold cuffs, cascading earrings, and pearls galore.

March Birthstones

Aquamarine. The name derived from Latin means “seawater.” A member of the beryl gem family, transparent beautiful blue aquamarine offers a tribute to the sea, capturing both its essence and spirit.
Bloodstone. It’s actually not red at all, it is an opaque, deep, rich green with vivid bright red flecks and has been a favorite of men for centuries.

April 2017

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April 2017 Newsletter

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow…Forever

Whether it’s one, two, or three diamonds, it’s all about scintillation, movement, romance, and a couple’s journey. Solitaire diamonds create a stunning focal point in any diamond fashion. They are also given as the traditional symbolic promise of marriage. Popular twin diamond designs represent the feeling when friendship and love join together, the love you share with not only your best friend but your one true love. And finally, the sentimental trio of sparkling diamonds remains a glowing tribute to the past, present and future…beautifully representing the most significant stages in life.

Some of today’s diamond designs swing, sway and flutter, while others remain poised in classic solitaire pendants, ear studs, and glistening rings. Mounted in sterling silver, karat gold or platinum, all diamond jewelry creates a lasting memory.

 

Did You Know?

Another lucky visitor to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR scored the souvenir of a lifetime! This March, a 14 year old discovered the 7.44 carat diamond just minutes into his search. Park officials said an increase in rainfall that week created ideal diamond searching conditions.

The “Superman’s Diamond” is the 7th largest diamond found at this park since 1972, and is said to be about the size of a pinto bean with a dark brown color. Its young owner says he plans to keep it as a souvenir.

April Birthstone

Diamond. This pure white gem is synonymous with love and innocence. Since ancient times, diamonds symbolized invincibility for those born in April because of their hardness and durability.

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Tips and Tricks for Caring for Crystal Glassware

As a retailer of Fine Crystal and Glassware we are often asked how to care for it! Here are our suggestion and tips on how to properly care for and maintain your fine crystal glassware.

Fine Crystal should be hand washed. It is best to use warm soapy water. Putting crystal in the dishwasher risks damage, dulling, and spotting from the dishwasher soap. It is always advisable to wash by hand, rinse thoroughly and dry with a lint free cloth if possible.

When you are washing your stemware DO NOT twist the bowl in an opposite direction as the stem as this can cause damage or even breakage.

Rims are the finest and most fragile part of a crystal glass. DO NOT turn upside down to dry or to store as this could potentially cause chipping to the rim.

It is recommended when storing NOT to stack your glassware as to prevent damage.

Finally AVOID pouring iced liquids or extremely hot liquids into the crystal as extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal.

If you follow these few simple tips your glassware should last for years to come! Lastly don’t forget to visit Houston Jewelry for all of your giftware needs.

March Jewelry Insights

Did You Know?

At the Oscars & the

Golden Globes, no one shied away from pairing big, bold and colorful jewelry with their reflective gowns. In fact, designs were reminiscent of the 70’s style jewelry worn by the recently deceased, iconic actress, Mary Tyler Moore. Throughout her extraordinary life, she was seen draped in multi-strand necklaces, chokers, chunky gold cuffs, cascading earrings, and pearls galore.

March Birthstones

Aquamarine. The name derived from Latin means “seawater.” A member of the beryl gem family, transparent, beautiful, blue aquamarine offers a tribute to the sea, capturing both its essence and spirit.

Bloodstone. It’s actually not red at all, it is an opaque, deep, rich green with vivid bright red flecks and has been a favorite of men for centuries.

 

Bolo/Friendship Bracelets

Popular in the 1970’s, friendship bracelets were originally made by knotting and twisting various threads, yarns, rubber cords and leather materials. Many were embellished with beads and most were made in special colors designated to display an individual’s character traits.

Friendship bracelets were not only personal and interesting, they also carried a special meaning for the person who made it and the friend who wore it.

Typically given as a sign of friendship, these handmade, twisted bracelets were intended to be tied on the wrist of a friend and won continuously as a symbol of lasting friendship.

Yesteryear’s friendship bracelets are today known as Bolo bracelets and are made from leather, sterling silver and many colors of karat gold. Today’s bracelets have an adjustable twist and knot, making for a customized, perfect fit. While they can offer the same meaning, and are a perfect gift for a friend or love interest, this trend-setting style has become a popular self-purchase for the fashion forward.

While these slim, delicate designs look amazing on their own, today these fashion forward wrist decorations are frequently studded with diamonds, personalized charms and layered to reflect one’s individual style.

 

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Fine Jewelry Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

 

 

A Heartfelt Gift Preview

 

Fine jewelry from Houston Jewelry makes the perfect gift to give this Valentine’s Day! It’s hard to find a gift that says “I Love You” more than a stunning piece of jewelry. February 14th is the traditional day when romantics convey their devotion by exchanging gifts of endearment. Valentine’s Day jewelry offers unique and time-tested designs to proclaim your feelings. Many of yesteryear’s favorites remain very much in demand today.

Romantic Hearts, there is no symbol more endearing. It is love’s most popular and timeless icon. Today, you can choose from hearts big and small, gold or silver, in either traditional or contemporary designs.

 

Lustrous Pearls are another Valentine’s Day favorite. Designs set with glowing, white cultured, colorful freshwater, or dramatic Tahitian pearls are gifts that are always flattering and perfect for a special someone.

Love Notes. There’s no more personal way to express your feelings than with a piece of jewelry that displays a visible or hidden message. Engraving an item or having something monogramed is the perfect way to get your message of love across.

Diamonds. No matter how small the package is, when the gift inside is a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry, you can be sure to receive a tremendous reception! Nothing says “I Love You” the way a precious diamond does! Remember a diamond lasts forever, chocolate melts! Give her the candy she really wants from Houston Jewelry this Valentine’s Day!

Visit Houston Jewelry today and select from a wide range of all-time favorites guaranteed to warm your Valentine’s heart! We have gifts in every style and for every budget. Whether you are looking for a diamond heart pendant or a diamond band, we have the gift she will love!

 

Did You Know?

Ancient Egyptians were amongst the first known to exchange rings of love. Reeds, bone and leather were woven in circles, symbolic of eternal love and placed on any finger, even thumbs. It was the myth of a vein, called the “lovers vein,” thought to pump blood from the forth finger of the left hand directly to the heart, which started a tradition. From hand to heart, the left ring finger has since been dedicated for wedding rings.

Visit Houston Jewelry today and let us assist you in finding a heartfelt gift for your special Valentine!

 

January 2017 Jewelry Tips

Charles Garnier Soft BangleIt’s Time For An Arm Party!

When it comes to effortless ways to perk up an outfit, jewelry always tops the list. With an array of bracelets from inspirational stretch or wrap, thin pull ties, karat gold bangles, and jewel encrusted cuffs, there is never an excuse to leave the house with a naked wrist. Come see our amazing collection of Charles Garnier Paris soft bangle bracelets!
Bracelets and bangles of all sizes, shapes, colors and metals can be worn with jeans or a classic, little black dress. Mix, match, and stack for a unique, multi-dimensional look that suites your style.
Choose a theme or a color scheme: Select various sizes and shapes, wide, thin or negative space. Mixing colored gold and sterling silver creates a lively and festive atmosphere. If you’re not confident mixing metals, go for a combination of colored gemstones.
Having a Mixer? Mix function with fashion and invite the neighborhood watch, this useful attendee’s crystal face will make a stunning centerpiece.

An Intimate or Large Gathering? Try to keep to the general size of your party arm. Be sure to break up everyday partners and add a few singles to kick up the volume, especially when creating larger gatherings.

Did You Know?

The Pantone Fashion Color Report is one of two semi-annual reports published as a comprehensive overview for the fashion industry’s upcoming season. The top 10 colors for 2017 are all reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. Just recently, Pantone selected one of the 10, Greenery, as THE color of 2017. A vibrant, yellow-green which supposedly speaks to our inner desire to explore, experiment and reinvent.
When selecting your spring jewelry wardrobe, take a deep breath, think of flourishing foliage, awakening and recharging your senses.

January Birthstone Garnet.

Traditionally regarded as the gem offering constancy, faith, and truth for those of January birth, the diversity of color and appearance places garnets among gemology’s most alluring subjects.