Styles

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: When Not to Wear Your Wedding Ring

Temperatures are rising, which means summer activities have begun! While having fun in the sun, taking care of your wedding ring may not be at the top of your list. If you want tips on how to avoid any damage to your ring while soaking up the sun, click here to read Jewelers Mutual® Group’s When Not to Wear Your Wedding Ring. Diamond engagement ring by Martin Flyer.

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Beautiful Birthstones of June

By Kimberly Tate, Content Creator, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Those who are born in the month of June are lucky to have three beautiful gems as their birthstones—from the lustrous pearl to the milky moonstone to the rare, color-changing alexandrite. With so many appealing options, those with June birthdays have much to consider when buying jewelry. Even luckier for you, we’re here to guide you along the way. Take a look at these stunning pieces by members of the American Gem Society (AGS). Pearl Appropriately, the name “pearl” comes from the Old French perle, from the Latin perna

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Jewelry Dads Give Advice on Jewelry for Father’s Day

By Donna Jolly, RJ, Director of Marketing, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Growing up, my dad gave me great gifts: a bike, Barbies, and books to expand my mind and imagination. In contrast, every Father’s Day, I gave him socks. As I grew, the gifts got better, but I could never capture the magical feeling I felt when I opened the gifts he gave me. Some of the most popular gifts purchased for Father’s Day are electronics, gift cards (guilty), dinner or lunch (also guilty), and clothing (socks are clothing). Compare that to Mother’s Day, where one of the

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All About Birthstones: Emerald

May’s birthstone, emerald, gets the spotlight in this video presented by American Gem Society (AGS) member Bryan C. Aderhold, CG, of Nash James Enterprises LLC. Bryan’s company specializes in colored gemstones and he’s an expert on a variety of the beautiful gems that adorn our most precious pieces. This video has great information, so be sure to share it with anyone you know who loves emeralds! Purchasing emerald jewelry for someone you love? Find a trusted AGS Jeweler near you!

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How To Create Your Own Jewelry Capsule

By Carla Westcott, Design Consultant Just as a capsule wardrobe can simplify getting dressed every day, a capsule jewelry collection can do the same. Imagine not having to sort through seldom worn jewelry (get rid of that clutter!) and quickly accessing your go-to favorites right away. The capsule wardrobe concept first appeared in American publications in the 1940s. The idea was this: whittle your clothes down to essential, classic items that won’t go out of style, are of a limited color palette, and are all flattering to your body type—and you actually like wearing them. Theoretically, the curated garments easily

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Three Spring Trends You Won’t Want to Miss

By Kimberly Tate, Content Creator, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Ready to amp up your wardrobe for warmer weather? It’s easy to gravitate toward the same pieces day after day, but now’s the chance to turn a good outfit into a great one with various trending styles and accessories for spring! We’ll take a look at three bold and beautiful spring trends with some inspiration from our American Gem Society members. Bright Colors Vibrant colors can give your look a blast of high energy! Jazz up your wrist with a striking cuff featuring an array of gorgeous multicolored feathers

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The Birthstone of March: Aquamarine!

March has historically been an unusual month. This is a transitional time, from winter blues to summer blues. It’s also a windy month, and the weather can be fickle as one day is cold and the next warm. It’s supposed to be the first month of spring, but it can feel like the last month of winter. Even literature views it as a conflicted month. Shakespeare warned Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March” in his eponymous play, “Julius Caesar.” Despite the ups and downs of this month, one element remains bright, shining, and beautiful: the March birthstone, aquamarine. A

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Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Birthstone Guide

Gift your loved one with a gemstone that has meaning! Birthstone jewelry is a great way to show someone how much you care. Click here to read Jewelers Mutual® Group’s Birthstone Guide: Birthstones by Month blog to learn more about the colorful gems that represent each month. Amethyst earrings by Olufson Designs

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Garnet Jewelry You Might Have Missed

By Kimberly Tate, Content Creator, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories January’s birthstone, garnet, comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Some rare garnets are even blue, colorless, or—most rare of all—change colors in different lights. But the most common garnet color is a beautiful range of reds, from rust-colored to deep violet-red. Looking to add more garnet to your life? Take a look at a few pieces we’d like to spotlight from members of the American Gem Society that really stood out to us! If you

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