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!

 

Geometric Jewelry: Fall 2016 Fine Jewelry Trends

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Geometric Jewelry, Layered Looks, Mix And Match Gems

Geometric jewelry is everywhere this season! Key accessories play an important role in Fall 2016 fashions.  The Fall 2016 trends in fine jewelry are geometrically inspired designs such as spirals, circles, squares, rectangles, and triangular shapes in rings, pins, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Jewelry that provides a bright, layered look is also a sure-fire way to liven up outfits in this season’s popular colors. Colors such as rose gold, gold and dark silver are all hugely popular in the Fall season.

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A widespread trend for today’s fashionista is the mixing and matching of various styles, colors, metals, and gemstones. And this fall, the pairing of two mismatched earrings is flirting with tradition. The lopsided lobe trend of mismatched ear embellishments such as one moon and one star, or a gold and diamond chandelier swaying on one lobe while the other is adorned by a single gemstone stud is becoming increasingly popular. Ear climbers, and ear cuffs are still hugely popular with millenials. Pulling off any of these trendy looks is simply about having fun and expressing oneself.

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Trending necklaces remain to be the subtle and simplistic layering of two or more strands or styles of karat gold or silver. We are seeing lots of delicate necklaces layered with different stones, dainty diamonds, and creative shapes. Crescent moon shapes, hamsa hands, horns, and arrows are being featured on many designs. Geometric charms are also being seen dangling from simple chokers and collars to create a clean chic look. In addition, stackable rings, bangles, and cuffs set with richly colored gems also lend themselves to fashionable layering. Today, many jewelry designers are mixing various gem colors, cuts, carat weights, and shapes to provide many new and exciting combinations that might not normally be seen together. These can add more character and interest than perfectly matched gems.

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Jewelry Trendsetters: Colorful Gemstone Cocktail Rings

Colorful, easy to wear, and versatile designs top this season’s hottest jewelry developments. Fall 2016 is about big, bold and colorful cocktail rings!

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Reach for the sky in this Ivory Sky cocktail ring. Lovely Lapis, white mother of pearl and white topaz combine for a vibrant grey-blue with rainbow hues. This ring is a true show stopper!

 

Jewelry fashion trends are often born rom the creative minds of designers and featured on high fashion runways. These designs start out as extravagant , avant-garde statements meant to accentuate a collection of garments and overall concept of the designer’s line. From there, celebrities and stylists cherry pick and cultivate jewelry designs to wear n the red carpet, and those looks are shared to the masses.

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The Dove’s Viola cocktail ring above features the Pantone Color of the Year. Rich Amethyst is coupled with pink mother of pearl resulting in an expressive, creative and embracing purple. Surrounded by diamonds, this is the ULTIMATE cocktail ring!

 

This season, it’s all about colorful cocktail gemstone rings. The bigger, and bolder..the better!  These dramatically styled rings are often seen in clusters of vibrantly colored gems or with large, colored center stones surrounded by diamond accents or smaller complementary colored gems. From Sapphires to Rubies, to even Turquoise stones, the options for this look are endless. Some people prefer a giant center stone showstopper look, while others prefer a smaller center stone surrounded by gemstones or diamonds. The design choices are vast and there is a style to accommodate any taste.

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The center stone for this cocktail ring originated in the Amazon River, this “Hope Stone” is known to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Faceted, clear white topaz is layered with amazonite and surrounded by diamonds to create a glamorous look.

 

At the top of the list are the designs worn by royalty and celebrities. When copied and revamped, these fashion forward designs are readily available in a wide range of styles and prices to suite any age, budget or style!

 

Ruby the Birthstone of July

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Ruby the birthstone of July, is considered the King of gems. A ruby is also a traditional gift for 15th and 40th Anniversary’s. The ruby stone represents love, health and wisdom. It is believed that wearing a ruby bestows good fortune on its owner. According to ancient legends the ruby contains the original spark of life known as “a drop of the heart’s blood of Mother Earth”. The word Ruby originates from the Latin word rubens which means red. These stunning gemstones range in color from the richest shades of red to pigeon blood and,  pinkish reds. Rubies are considered one of four precious stones. The others are diamond, sapphire and emeralds.  A ruby gets its coloring form trace amounts of chromium. The most desired rubies are those that are a very deep red, widely known as “pigeon’s blood”.  Ruby stones are very hard and on the Mohs scale of hardness as they register at a 9, thus making them only slightly softer than a diamond. For a ruby to be considered perfect it must be the right shade of red, have a rich glow, and be brilliant and pure. Almost all rubies have flaws, and those without are considered exceptionally rare. Such rare rubies can fetch prices higher than those of diamonds of the same weight and quality. Almost all natural rubies are treated to improve their color. This is a standard practice accepted by the American Gem Trade Association.

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The finest rubies where originally mined in Myanmar, which is how the term “Burmese” ruby came to describe the finest rubies on the world market. Due to Human Right’s violations there are still many restrictions in place banning the import of goods form Burma. As a result this has impacted the production and sale of Burmese rubies in the marketplace. Rubies are also found in Thailand, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan and Colombia. In 2009 a large deposit of rubies was found in Mozambique.

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The worlds most expensive Ruby is known as the “Sunrise Ruby”.  This 25.59 carat Burmese pigeon blood ruby was mounted by Cartier and considered one of the rarest gems in the world. In May 2016 the “Sunrise Ruby” went up for auction by Sotheby’s Geneva. It was estimated to be worth $12-18 Million dollars. It sold for 30.42 Million dollars to an anonymous buyer.

 

 

 

 

 

Stackable Rings and Diamond Bangles Have Plenty of Fashion Flair

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Stackable Diamond Rings at Houston Jewelry

     This Summer season, versatile, stackable fine jewelry gives you endless opportunities to mix and match styles, textures, colors, and materials to create your own individual unique fashion look. Stunning stackable rings offer you more brilliant options than ever! Whether you are headed to the tropics or to your local beach, our stackable diamond jewelry is all you need to stay fashionable and look chic! The beauty of our stackable jewelry is it’s so easy to wear, and can be combined into multiple stacks or worn alone!

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Stackable Diamond Ring in Rose Gold

New fine jewelry styles feature white, yellow, and rose gold bands beautifully set with delicate diamonds or colorful gemstones. The styles range from traditional classic bands, bold pops of colored stones, or trendier styles. Many of the latest stackable rings off carved and sculpted details. Each design has endless options as you can mix and match your gold tones or wear all one color stacked. Other popular stackable rings combine various shapes of diamonds and gemstones including square, marquise, oval and round. The beauty of these styles is that you can mix and match your shapes for a super fun stack or rings! There are no rules!

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Gold & Diamond Stackable Bamboo Bangle Bracelet

Stackable bangle bracelets are now appearing in high fashion combinations of both thick and thin bangles in a variety of styles, metals, stones, and finishes. Finishes include polished, hammered and even frosted. There is something to meet each customers unique sense of style and jewelry taste. Today diamond and colored gemstone pieces are being mixed with different textures in both gold and silver. Stackable bangles, like the rings range in a variety of styles from classic to modern. The combinations that can be created are endless.

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Rose Gold & Diamond Stackable Bangle Bracelet

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White & Yellow Gold Bangle Diamond Bracelet

Turn Runway Jewelry Trends into Everyday Jewelry Wear

Houston Jewelry has the latest runway jewelry trends just for you! Whether you are dressed in a black evening gown or in your favorite pair of blue jeans, the jewelry trending on the Spring / Summer runways and donned by celebrities on the red carpets are not only fit for an elegant black tie evening event, but can also work well with an everyday wardrobe!

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Celebrities have long influenced our jewelry selections, and while today’s average women can’t always afford to wear fine jewelry designs from the likes of Harry Winston or Fred Leighton, their designs have provided inspiration for a more unique and inexpensive alternative for the everyday woman!

Colorful, affordable gemstones glittering on earlobes offer a basic, yet personalized statement, and today are stealing the show from the ever classic diamond stud earring! Oversized drop earrings and ear cuffs of any metal will add immediate edginess to your go to ensemble.

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That 10-carat diamond and emerald necklace we all drooled over on the red carpet can easily be replaced with an affordable, colored gem and diamond station necklace, or a simple lariat with dangling drops in rose, white or yellow gold.

 

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And, don’t forget the bold fashion statement ring or popular cuff to accent from wrist down. Whether karat gold or sterling silver, encrusted with pave diamonds or giant center stones, these are all Spring/ Summer fashion must haves.

 

Gifts of Love to Give Your Valentine

Gifts of Love That Set The Heart Aflutter
February 14th has been a special day for lovers since Roman times!  But the tradition of giving gifts of love on Valentine’s Day only started in England in 1446! It was not until 1537 that St. Valentine’s Day was actually declared a national holiday by King Henry VIII.
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Two Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
This romantic holiday offers lovers, sweet­hearts, friends and family the perfect opportunity to celebrate your feelings and con­vey sentiments of love. There is nothing like a gift from the heart and you can never go wrong with the gift of fine jewelry. 
There is no ro­mantic symbol more enduring than the ev­er-popular heart pendant necklace, made of sterling silver, precious karat gold or platinum. Heart-shaped jew­elry has always been a leading design for Valentine’s Day gifts. Today, you can choose from dozens of heart styles, traditional or non-traditional, colorful or classic, sophisti­cated or fun.
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Rose Gold & Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace
Any jewelry design created with passion­ate red or blushing pink gem­stones are always a Valentine’s Day favorite. And as always, nothing says “I Love You” the way a dia­mond does. You can never go wrong with designs glit­tering with col­ored gemstones or dazzling with fine diamonds to offer the pledge of fidelity and everlasting love. Two stone diamond rings are hugely popular this year and come in a variety of metal settings. Give her double the LOVE this Valentine’s Day!
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Red Spinel & Diamond Ring
And, let’s not forget the gentle­men in your life. Men of all ages are sure to be pleased with signet rings, or this season’s popu­lar tie tacks and cuff links.
Come in soon and see our collection of Valentine’s Day jewelry that is sure to set the heart aflutter. For more information visit www.houstonjewelry.com

Necklace Trends Whats New This Season

What’s New In Necklace Trends

This Season there lots of emerging necklace trends. Although ultra-long necklaces of multi-strand gold chains are still popular, there’s a growing trend toward more decorative necklace designs this Spring season. These necklace trends include the bib, lariat, “Y” and choker styles.

Bib Necklaces. Bib necklaces are a huge trend this year! With their light, airy look of lace and mesh, bib necklaces have a lot of volume without looking sensuous, fabric-like feel and are composed of delicate festoons of three or more strands of gold or sterling mesh. They can also display cascades of pearls, faceted colored gemstones, or nets of sparkling diamonds.

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Gold and Citrine Lariat Necklace

Lariat Necklaces. The Lariat necklace trend is huge this year. These open-ended, long strand designs have decorative ends and are looped or knotted, not clasped. They spotlight individually and allow wearers to determine the length. Lariats can be made of white or yellow gold chain, sterling silver or leather, and are frequently brightened with pearls, diamonds or colored gemstones.

 

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Mastoloni Pearl and Diamond Y Drop Necklace

“Y” Necklaces. This classic style is shaped to drape around the neck like a capital letter Y. It looks good in all kinds of materials and is a very versatile accent with any outfit. Y necklaces generally feature beads, pearls, gemstones or metal designs stationed along a slim gold or sterling silver chain.

 

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Mastoloni Pearl Choker Necklace

Chokers. Collars are a necklace trend that is always classic! Making an ultimate comeback, the choker was first seen worn by wealthy ladies, ballerinas, and later queens in the late seventeen and eighteen hundreds. Close fitting around the neck, common styles today include open collar, Victorian, vintage, gemstone, pearl and Gothic.

 

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Annual Holiday Party! Featuring an Exclusive Texas Showing of the 2015 Holiday Collection by Nava Dee

Join us Thursday, November 19th, 2015 from 6-9pm for our Annual Holiday Party and Nava Dee Trunk Show! Come sip complimentary champagne and preview dazzling diamonds and fine jewelry from Nava Dee. The Nave Dee trunk show is one you will NOT want to miss. This stunning collection of fine diamond jewelry is sure to make anyone on your Holiday gift list happy this season.

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