starting with “H” Habille – some people are never satisfied, are they? Unable to remain content with the lovely, first incarnation of cameo jewelry, the gentry of the 1840’s decided that the new ‘it’ item would be Habilles. These are excessively large cameos that actually have other pieces of multi-dimensional jewelry placed on the figures … Continue reading Heavenly Jewelry Terms
The average U.S. household spends only $167 on jewelry per year, but that number varies greatly by region. The northeastern U.S., southern and central coastal California, and the east coast of Florida, for example, spend the most on jewelry per year, while the northwest region spends less than $50 annually per household. The popular concept … Continue reading How Much Should You Spend on Jewelry?
Jai ho! Thus far, we have directed our attention primarily on the world’s most romantic European towns as potential places to propose. It’s now time to grab your passport (and visa) and head halfway around the world to the mystical and breathtaking land of India. We shall visit Jaipur, “The Pink City,” and investigate all … Continue reading Most Romantic Cities to Propose in: Focus on Jaipur
Starting with “G” Gallery – much like the photo galleries you are ‘click-baited’ into viewing online, a gallery in the jewelry realm typically aids in making the main attraction (gemstone) look even cooler. A series of designs or repeated patterns, usually accompanying a center stone or other precious material, is what constitutes a gallery in … Continue reading Glorious Jewelry Terms
In America, when we want to perform a perfunctory assessment of whether someone is married or not, we scope out the fourth finger on their left hand and check if there’s a ring situated there. In essence, we are investigating if someone did indeed like it, and if they put a ring on it. However, … Continue reading Ring Fingers: Who’s Right…What’s Left?