Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Rings: Five Trendy Yet Timeless Styles

Halo Engagement Rings: Five Trendy Yet Timeless Styles

Some have raised the question, “Are halo engagement rings just a passing trend?” The answer is a resounding “NO!” While halo styles are particularly popular at present, they’re far more than a fleeting fad! Halo rings surround a center gem with a frame of smaller stones that seem to magnify the dazzle of the center […]

March 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Four Ways to Propose on Valentine’s Day

Four Ways to Propose on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and when you propose on this day, every February 14th to come will take on special significance. Here are four Valentine’s Day proposal ideas, as well as a few diamond heart rings that are especially fitting for popping the question this time of year. Light up your […]

February 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Valentine’s Day Deal: 10 Percent Off!

Valentine’s Day Deal: 10 Percent Off!

It’s prime jewelry shopping time! And, when you shop at Apples of Gold, it’s also time to save! Until Valentine’s Day, Apples of Gold is offering an opportunity to save on all of its thousands of styles, whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring or looking for a piece that celebrates a lifetime of love. […]

January 28, 2014 | By | Reply More

Wedding Rings

Choosing Wedding Bands:  A Sweeping Guide of Ring Styles

Choosing Wedding Bands: A Sweeping Guide of Ring Styles

Marriage is both a joyous and celebratory occasion. However, the preparation for the “big day” can quickly become stressful and daunting. Choosing wedding bands should not add to your stress. Instead, finding the perfect wedding band should be one of the joys and highlights of your newly married life. Selecting the ideal ring is a […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Simple Silver Wedding Bands: Always Stylish and Affordable on Any Budget

Simple Silver Wedding Bands: Always Stylish and Affordable on Any Budget

Whether your priority in your search for a wedding band is to find the best value for your hard-earned cash or simply to score a style that will look just as lovely on your 25th anniversary as it does today, Apples of Gold’s selection of plain silver wedding bands is a great place to start! […]

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How To Keep Diamonds From Falling Out of Rings

How To Keep Diamonds From Falling Out of Rings

  I use to wear my wedding and engagement rings all the time.  Never took them off.  Then I found out the hard way that my beautiful wedding ring, similar to Apples of Gold’s Blue Sapphire Pave Set Eternity Band (below) is fragile.  Who knows what I was doing but one of the diamonds fell out of my […]

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Gemstone Jewelry

April Birthstone Spotlight: Diamond

April Birthstone Spotlight: Diamond

From figures of speech like “diamond in the rough” to poems that liken the stars to this glittering stone, it’s likely that no gem is talked about more than the diamond—and for good reason. The diamond has long been renowned for its matchless brilliance and is the undisputed champion when it comes to durability. The […]

April 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
London Blue Topaz Jewelry: The Perfect Accent to Spring Pastels

London Blue Topaz Jewelry: The Perfect Accent to Spring Pastels

Sherbet-like shades are everywhere this spring, from sea foam green to soft tangerine. While you could pair these soft yet lively shades with jewelry in equally light pastel hues, a piece that adds a little contrast is far more likely to pop rather than getting lost in your ensemble. London blue topaz jewelry is a […]

March 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gemstone Cross Pendants: Symbols of True Life Infused With the Colors of Spring

Gemstone Cross Pendants: Symbols of True Life Infused With the Colors of Spring

Spring is in swing and Easter will soon be here, making the present the perfect time for gemstone cross pendants, especially those that display stones in the vibrant shades of the season.  The cross is, in many ways, a symbol of new life: it’s a reminder of the ultimate gift of love through which all […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More

Vintage Jewelry

Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

The story behind Apples of Gold’s unique American Vintage and Antique-Style Jewelry and Rings Collection is nothing short of remarkable, some may even say Providential. One day, one of our designers, on a mission for used jewelry manufacturing equipment, discovered a large cache of of original jewelry making hubs from the 1700 & 1800s that […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Art Deco Engagement Rings: A Trend to Carry Into 2014

Art Deco Engagement Rings: A Trend to Carry Into 2014

The glamour of the 1920s was in vogue in a big way in 2013, and this is one trend that shows no signs of slowing! Antique style engagement rings that are inspired by the Art Deco Period are characterized by clean lines and decorative elements that are always in good taste, and they’re especially excellent […]

December 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hugo Kohl Jewelry: Bringing the Beauty of the Past to the Present

Hugo Kohl Jewelry: Bringing the Beauty of the Past to the Present

When you look at the stunning antique-style designs of Hugo Kohl Vintage Style Jewelry you’d never guess that the inspiration for these pieces came from a rather unexpected place: the back of a dump truck. However, despite the humble beginnings of this collection, the rings in Apples of Gold’s selection of Hugo Kohl jewelry are […]

December 3, 2013 | By | Reply More

Christian Jewelry

Jewish Jewelry for Passover and Beyond

Jewish Jewelry for Passover and Beyond

Passover may soon be over, but wearing jewelry that speaks of your faith and heritage is always in good taste! Apples of Gold’s collection of Jewish jewelry provides pendants, rings, earrings and more that are perfect for expressing both faith and culture all year round—let’s take a look at four varied and stylish examples. The […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Empty Cross Pendants to Celebrate the Resurrection!

Empty Cross Pendants to Celebrate the Resurrection!

He is risen! Empty cross pendants are excellent ways to remember not only the fact that Jesus is no longer dead, but also the life-changing significance of the resurrection. The Apostle Luke recounts the morning of the first Easter: On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the […]

April 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crucifix Jewelry: Reminders of the Message of Good Friday

Crucifix Jewelry: Reminders of the Message of Good Friday

It’s Good Friday, and no day is better than today for crucifix jewelry. These pieces depict the greatest demonstration of love in all of history: Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross so that we could be right with God. Author and pastor John Piper put it this way: “The highest act of love is the […]

April 18, 2014 | By | Reply More

ApplesofGold.com News

What Kind of Push Present to Buy

What Kind of Push Present to Buy

What is a push present?  If you’re childless, you may not know.  But if you have had the experience of childbirth, especially natural, then I HOPE you know.  Typically, a push present is a piece of jewelry given by an adoring and appreciative husband to his tired and amazing wife.  This selfless woman had to […]

April 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
How To Quickly And Naturally Clean Jewelry

How To Quickly And Naturally Clean Jewelry

  We all know store bought jewelry cleaners work.  Just drop in, rinse, and dry.  Or if you have all the time in the world, stop by the jewelry store and let them clean it.  Seriously, some ladies do this on a daily basis.  But did you know you can get the same results by […]

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

The story behind Apples of Gold’s unique American Vintage and Antique-Style Jewelry and Rings Collection is nothing short of remarkable, some may even say Providential. One day, one of our designers, on a mission for used jewelry manufacturing equipment, discovered a large cache of of original jewelry making hubs from the 1700 & 1800s that […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More

Jewelry Spotlight

Cross Earrings: Messages of Faith That Light Up Your Face

Cross Earrings: Messages of Faith That Light Up Your Face

A pendant may be the first thing to come to mind when you think of cross jewelry, but cross pendants are far from the only way to wear this widely-recognized symbol of faith! Cross earrings are an excellent way to call to mind the beliefs to which you hold: each time you catch a glimpse […]

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
How To Remove and Avoid Scratches on Jewelry

How To Remove and Avoid Scratches on Jewelry

No matter how careful you are, your ring will get scratched, eventually.  I know, it stinks but inevitable because precious metals are prone to scratches just from basic wear.  Learning how to care for your gold jewelry is as important a decision as making the purchase in the first place. Many wedding bands are gold, […]

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
How To Tell If You Are Allergic To Your Jewelry

How To Tell If You Are Allergic To Your Jewelry

All this time I thought I was allergic to my watch because my skin around my wrist would turn black after I wear it.  The staining was frequent although my skin wasn’t affected in any other way.  It didn’t itch, hurt, turn red, or swell.  Nothing.  I have a yellow gold and steel watch so […]

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