Re-Designing Love: Making Heirloom Estate Jewelry Modern

Estate jewelry comes from many different sources. Some people inherit cherished items of estate jewelry that belonged to their mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother. Depending on the wealth of the family, some of these pieces can be quite elaborate. Sometimes, a piece of jewelry that begins as a family heirloom often makes its way into the world to be sold to a collector who is not related by blood. Whether the jewelry is of sentimental value or not, the person who intends to wear the estate piece may wish to have the jewelry repaired, tweaked, or completely re-designed, either to suit their particular tastes, to resize the piece to fit their body, or to fortify the piece so that it less likely to break. [Read More]

How To Make Sure You're Ready For Your Bridal Photos

If you are newly engaged, then you have a lot of planning to do. One of the things that you have to plan for is your bridal photos. Traditionally, bridal photos are done before the groom ever sees the bride and are then displayed at the wedding reception. However, the latest trend in bridal photos is to photograph both the bride and the groom together so that they have some pictures to frame and hang in their house. [Read More]

Congratulating A Teenager On A New Job

Did your teenager just get hired at his or her first job and you are proud? Rewarding your teen is a great way to inspire him or her to continue traveling down the right path. Be strategic with your gift, such as by presenting something that your teen will be able to use in relation to work. You might also want to choose a gift that can be used on a long-term basis, such as when your teen enters into adulthood. [Read More]

Tips For Buying A Diamond Online

Diamonds have long been regarded as the ultimate gemstone, and they are used in all types of jewelry, from rings and bracelets to earrings and necklaces. While diamonds can be purchased at a jeweler, shopping for a diamond online offers incredible convenience. It is possible to purchase an excellent diamond from an online jeweler, but you have to be a savvy shopper. If you plan to shop for a diamond online, use the following tips: [Read More]