A Postcard Proposal

Now, this may shock you… but here’s a secret. We love proposals. But not just the, ooh a cute proposal story, how sweet, sort of love. A proposal site-stalking, viral video-watching, card carrying member of the obsessed proposal lovers fan group type of love. Which is why we were so excited to hear that The Ultimate Proposal Contest was coming back for another year! So of course we’ve spent an hour… or two… ok maybe ten, oohing and awwwwing over all of the incredible stories. The romance, the tears, the joy… it gets us every time!

 

So, enter Derrick, a customer of ours who shared his story with the contest. We’ll let him take it from here….  Continue reading

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La Peregrina: The Legendary Pearl

For thousands of years, pearls have been sought after for their beauty and lustrous looks. Some were so breathtaking that they made the history books as legendary as they’re owners. The 203.84 grain, pear-shaped La Peregrina is just one such pearl.  An African slave on the isle of Santa Margarita earned his freedom when he discovered the pearl in the mid 16th century. At the time of its discovery La Peregrina was the largest pearl ever found and weighed 223.8 grains, or around 55.95 carats, it was drilled in 1913 to more securely keep it in its setting, reducing it to its current size. To this day La Peregrina is one of the largest perfectly symmetrical pear-shaped pearls in the world. Continue reading

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How to get a stuck-on ring off your finger… without a trip to the Emergency Room!

We’ve all been there, either you’ve tried on a ring that went on fine and then BAM, not fine, or perhaps you’re victim to the dreaded afternoon finger swell. Or maybe you’ve had the misfortune to jam or bash your finger into something. Regardless of the circumstances, that ring is STUCK. So how, other than a very expensive and embarrassing trip to the ER, are you going to get it off? Well lucky for you, you’ve found this blog and we’re here to help with some time honored and road tested solutions, none of which involve spit, we promise.

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Mother’s Day is coming! Are you ready?

We don’t mean to alarm any of you, but Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And yes, she deserves more than a card that you buy at Kroger on the way to brunch. But don’t worry, because, as always, we’ve got you covered. In fact, because we care, we’re going to share our email only coupon code with you! Use MOM25 at checkout any time between now and Mother’s Day and save 25% off gorgeous Sara Blaine jewelry!

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Happy Birthday April Babies!

Isn’t it amazing how the older you get, the faster time seems to move? I can’t believe that April is already speeding past, which is exceedingly sad for us, because April’s birthstone is the diamond, which is; let’s face it, our favorite thing ever! And we’re also trying really hard not to be envious that your birthstone is so amazing. So today we’re going to take a little jaunt to the past and revel in the myths and lore of diamonds.

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Spring into color!

Happy Tuesday everybody! As they say, whoever ‘they’ are, it’s all downhill from here! I like ‘they’, they’re always full of catch phrases and sage advice. Anyways, as I said Thursday, pollen season is in full swing in Georgia. If you live in a land without this environmental phenomenon, I’m more than a little jealous. So, in order to combat the pollen funk that so many of us are assuredly in today, I bring you the good things that pollen season, or Spring as it’s known to the rest of the world can bring. Things like COLOR. And as I was perusing the cases this morning, looking for the perfect inspiration, this piece stopped me in my tracks.

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Aquamarine: The March Birthstone that Brings All the Beauty of the Sea to Your Finger!

Well another month has come and gone. I don’t know why just losing one day can make a month seem so short. Any theories? I guess it’s just one of those universal truths, but the good news is that it’s March, the month of St. Paddy’s Day, March Madness, and the traditional March blizzard in GA (maybe). So I’d like to start this post by wishing all of you with March birthdays, a very Happy Birthday! And also, to tell you a little bit about your birthstone, the lovely Aquamarine. Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Myths, Lore, and Jewelry!

It’s Monday, which is usually a fairly sad occasion, but there seems to be a strange sense of euphoria running through the office, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! So we’re throwing on our party hats and green apparel to celebrate with all of you! And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t first give you some historical knowledge to go with that green Guinness? So, let’s dispel a few myths, and revel in some lore, here we go! Continue reading

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