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Gemstone Jewelry Guide: from Amethyst to Tanzanite

Gemstone Jewelry Guide: from Amethyst to Tanzanite

So many gemstones, so little time! With the rainbow of options that Apples of Gold offers, how do you know which to choose? Here’s the rundown on a number of gorgeous gems from amethyst to tanzanite: Amethyst The regal purple amethyst is a favorite of many women for its ability to make anyone feel like […]

September 4, 2012 | By More
September Birthstone: Sapphire Jewelry and Rings

September Birthstone: Sapphire Jewelry and Rings

September is a month when we savor the evening. The air takes on a hint of crispness and days that are beginning to shorten give way to glorious skies full of stars. No gemstone captures the unique beauty of this time of year quite like the sapphire, the September birthstone. Related: Blue Sapphire Jewelry, Sapphire […]

August 16, 2012 | By More
August Birthstone: Peridot Jewelry and Rings

August Birthstone: Peridot Jewelry and Rings

From running barefoot through the grass to a spending a day at the park without a care, many of the little things that make summer a time we relish combine a sense of being alive with a golden splash of sunshine. Peridot jewelry, the August birthstone, is no exception. Its vibrant green color with a […]

August 13, 2012 | By More
Vacation Jewelry Essentials

Vacation Jewelry Essentials

Taking a vacation might mean taking a break from everyday responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to mean taking a break from style! When you go on a trip, pieces that are versatile and easy to wear make accenting your look a walk in the park— or on the beach. Jewelry takes up little room in […]

August 7, 2012 | By More
Shopping for Wedding Bands Online

Shopping for Wedding Bands Online

There are countless decisions that come with wedding planning: guest list, location, season, food, ceremony, flowers, music, to name a few. This overwhelming overload of planning can make couples dizzy, especially if the planning includes various trips to the caterer, on-site location review, listening to bands, and all the rest of the much-needed in person […]

June 2, 2012 | By More
Titanium Wedding Bands Pros and Cons

Titanium Wedding Bands Pros and Cons

Wedding rings are a precious symbol for brides and grooms. Throughout the years, couples have cherished their wedding bands as a beautiful reminder of their marriage and wedding day. In the past, most wedding rings were made of gold for their precious value, but recently, couples are turning to alternative metals for a more practical […]

May 31, 2012 | By More
Choosing White Gold or Platinum Wedding Bands

Choosing White Gold or Platinum Wedding Bands

The wedding band is an important symbol of marriage that will last longer than the flowers, the cake, and the white dress, so selecting these rings is a careful decision for the bride and groom. Most couples today are choosing wedding bands that reflect their style, which means steering away from the very traditional yellow […]

May 27, 2012 | By More
Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry and Rings

Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry and Rings

Glittering and glamorous, gemstone jewelry comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Derived from distinct minerals, gemstones are prized for their unique colors and individual brilliance. Some gemstones are more highly valued than others, though, for different reasons. Often the distinction between precious and semi-precious gemstones is defined by rarity, cultural appeal, and fashion trends, […]

May 22, 2012 | By More
Buying a 1 Carat Diamond Ring

Buying a 1 Carat Diamond Ring

Selecting any piece of fine jewelry isn’t something to do on a whim, especially if it includes a sizeable gemstone. Here’s what to look for when buying a 1 carat diamond ring. When you’re in the market for a 1 carat diamond ring, it’s essential to understand the quality of the diamond you’re considering. The […]

May 18, 2012 | By More
What are Black Diamonds?

What are Black Diamonds?

Black diamonds are popping up on rings and pendants or many kinds, but many who wear them aren’t sure of what they are and what makes them special. Can you answer the question, “What are black diamonds?” There are two varieties of black diamonds; those that occur naturally and white diamonds that have been treated […]

April 10, 2012 | By More