The Jewelry Box Blog

Memorial Jewelry Keeps Your Loved Ones Close

Posted by Kristin Fencl on Apr 29, 2016 2:02:07 PM

You can still picture the loops and swirls of your grandmother’s handwriting, forever emblazoned on a note with the homemade cookies she wouldn’t let you leave without.

Or on the birthday card she sent each year without fail, always scented with her signature perfume.

Memories like these will be forever ingrained in your mind.

What if you could keep these memories alive not only in your mind, but with jewelry?

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Topics: Tips, Trends, Necklaces, Bracelets

Recycled Jewelry: A Tale of Two Earrings

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Apr 26, 2016 4:19:09 PM

Customizing your own unique piece of jewelry sounds expensive, right?

It can be if you're starting from scratch. But if you use a couple pieces you already own but don't really wear, it can be inexpensive (and fun) to combine those into something totally new.

One of our own had a great experience creating a unique piece out of recycled jewelry.

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Topics: Tips, Settings, Gems, Necklaces, Earrings

6 Warning Signs Your Jewelry's About to Break

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Apr 14, 2016 3:16:00 PM

Shock. Disbelief. Anguish.

The all-too-familiar cycle of emotions experienced by anyone who has lost a piece of treasured jewelry.

Imagine glancing down at your left hand to see your prongs holding nothing but air. A vast expanse of nothingness where your center stone was only moments before. You frantically search the floor beneath you, scanning every surface and scouring every nook and cranny. But it's gone.

Fortunately, this dreadful situation can be avoided with an ounce of prevention - if you know what to watch for.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Tips, Claims, Cleaning & Care

How to Store Jewelry On-the-Go

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Apr 11, 2016 3:40:00 PM

“Don’t wear that in the pool!”

“You better take that off before you cover it in sunscreen.”

“It’s not good for your jewelry to wear it in the gym.”

“Don’t wash your hands with that diamond on!”

As soon as your ring finger is sporting a certain-something-sparkly, advice on how to store, clean and care for your jewelry comes at you from all directions. While it’s not always top-notch advice, depending on the source, there are certainly quite a few activities that pose a threat to your jewelry.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Tips, Travel, Cleaning & Care, Necklaces, Earrings, Rings

How Announcing Your Engagement Can Tempt Thieves

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Mar 31, 2016 3:03:48 PM

Getting engaged is one of those life-changing moments that makes you want to shout from the rooftops.

It’s right up there with getting into your dream school, having your first baby, and finding out your grandma chose you to inherit her vintage sapphire necklace. (Okay, maybe that last one is just us.)

Announcing your engagement is the first of many actions you’ll take that will set the tone for your wedding. A formal wedding may call for a printed, mailed engagement announcement. If your guest list will consist mostly of local friends and family, announcing your engagement in the newspaper may fit just right.

For many, dare we say most, brides-to-be these days, an engagement ring selfie broadcasted across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter is one of the first methods of announcing the big news.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Engagement, Tips, Proposal, Rings

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