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Stone Shapes

  • May 23
  • 2022

Round - Probably the most popular shape, a round diamond is a classic. With 58 facets (including the culet), the round diamond has the most brilliance and sparkle due to the reflection of the light off of every facet.

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Origins of 5 Popular Jewelry Pieces

  • March 30
  • 2022

Hoop earrings - Hoop earrings originated in Africa in 2500 B.C. in the Nubia civilization in what is now present day Sudan. Since then, hoop earrings have been present throughout history in the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Asian civilizations. Hoops fell in and out of fashion with changing trends, but have remained a jewelry staple in modern times.

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The Significance of Jewelry

  • February 25
  • 2022

Personal significance - Jewelry is often cherished for its personal significance to the wearer. For example, engagement rings and wedding bands are a symbol of commitment and love that often hold deep meaning for the wearer. Heirloom pieces passed down from generation to generation also often possess much sentimental value for entire families.

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Jewelry with Meaning

  • January 20
  • 2022

Engagement rings - A symbol of love and union, the engagement ring is possibly the most important piece of jewelry a person may own aside from heirloom pieces. Coming in a variety of shapes and sizes, engagement rings are often selected or customized with love and care.

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Anniversary Jewelry

  • December 12
  • 2021

Jewelry is a popular choice for wedding anniversaries, but we have found that many people are not sure what to buy which year.

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2021

  • November 11
  • 2021

The holidays are just around the corner and what better gift to give than memorable jewelry? Below are some gift ideas for your loved one

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Popular Repair Services

  • October 4
  • 2021

Ring sizing - Gain weight or lose weight? We can make your rings larger or smaller. We do not stretch your rings when increasing the size - we add more metal.

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Rhodium Plating - What Is It?

  • September 2
  • 2021

Do you ever wonder how some sterling silver pieces stay shiny and untarnished? Or how some white gold jewelry looks nearly brand new even after years of wear? It's likely that they have been rhodium plated. But what exactly is rhodium and rhodium plating?

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July Birthstone Spotlight - Ruby

  • July 23
  • 2021

Vibrant. Alluring. Passionate. The ruby, known historically in some cultures as “The King of Gems,” (as opposed to diamonds!) is known for its bright-deep red color that immediately catches the eye and stirs the heart. The ruby can be traced as far back as 200 BC, when it is thought to have been traded along China’s North Silk Road. It is even mentioned several times in the Bible as a precious stone to be used for special occasions and adornment.

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Jewelry Capsule Collection Ideas

  • April 15
  • 2021

Have a favorite pair of go-to jeans?  A shirt that goes with everything?  A comfortable sweater from which you would never part?  Just like cherished and versatile pieces of clothing, a jewelry capsule collection could make life a lot easier AND stylish.  Below are some ideas for a basic jewelry capsule collection for even the quickest and simplest dresser.

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March Birthstone Spotlight - Aquamarine

  • March 24
  • 2021

Most widely known for its tranquil blue hue, aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. It also comes in deeper blue shades, as well as blue-green. Reminiscent of the colors of the ocean, unsurprisingly, aquamarine translates into “seawater” from the Latin aqua marina.

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Spring Jewelry Trends 2021

  • February 19
  • 2021

Brighten your day by dressing up your video calls this spring with some on-trend jewelry.  From long to hammered, you won’t be at a loss when it comes to finding a style that completes your look.

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January Birthstone Spotlight - Garnet

  • January 13
  • 2021

Known for its deep reddish-brown color, garnet is the birthstone for January.  Although garnet is known for its deep red hue, it actually comes in a variety of colors, such as green, orange and yellow.  This gemstone can be traced back to the Bronze Age (3000 B.C.) when it was used in everyday and burial jewelry, especially by the ancient Egyptians.  Throughout history, garnet has also been used as a talisman for protection by warriors, as a healing stone and some even believe as a guide for Noah’s Ark.  Kings to clergy have cherished the garnet, and it remains popular to this day.

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Fall Jewelry & October Opals

  • October 21
  • 2019

Fall is here and what better way to accessorize sweaters and boots than with the latest jewelry trends? Some of the messages on the runway held over from spring, such as chunky necklaces, tiered necklaces, and long earrings, but there were also new additions we'll explore below.

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Engagement Ring Trends

  • August 15
  • 2019

There's no limit to one's imagination when it comes to the modern engagement ring. The classic round solitaire will always be a favorite, but we've been noticing people opting for more personalized rings by way of different diamond shapes, colors and ring designs. Below are some engagement ring distinctions that caught our eye.

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Children's Jewelry Gift Ideas

  • July 18
  • 2019

Most of society will probably agree that some of the most difficult people to shop for are kids! Tired of giving plastic toys as birthday presents? Not sure what little girls and boys like to play with these days?

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Hooray for Hollywood - Famous Movie Jewelry

  • June 14
  • 2019

It's summer, and you know what that means. It's summer movie blockbuster season! In honor of fun times at the theater, below are five pieces of jewelry in movie history that stole the show!

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Famous Gemstones

  • May 29
  • 2019

The Golden Jubilee Diamond- The world's largest faceted diamond, the Golden Jubilee brown diamond, weighs in at 545.67 carats. The famed De Beers Group discovered it in 1985.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

  • April 11
  • 2019

Don't forget - Mother's Day is May 12th! What better way to celebrate Mom than with a special piece of jewelry she'll always cherish? Below are some Mother's Day gift ideas to help you find the perfect present!

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Spring Jewelry

  • March 11
  • 2019

Usher in Spring 2019 by freshening up your wardrobe with the latest jewelry trends. The main jewelry messages on runways were bold and maximal, while dainty and minimal seems to have gone by the wayside this season. Below are hot jewelry trends for Spring 2019.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

  • January 24
  • 2019

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but don't panic if you don't know what to get your loved one for the holiday. Here at Kim's Jewelers, we have a large selection of gifts that are perfect for expressing your love for your special someone.

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Diamond Buying Guide – The 4 Cs

  • January 9
  • 2019

If you've ever shopped for diamond jewelry, you likely heard of the 4 Cs of characterizing diamond quality. Created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), they are color, clarity, cut and carat. The 4 Cs are a useful shorthand way of understanding the unique characteristics of a particular diamond.

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Holiday Gift Ideas

  • December 10
  • 2018

The holidays are here and jewelry is one of the most popular gifts of the season. Here at Kim's Jewelers we carry a wide selection of some of the most coveted pieces on the market. Below, in no particular order, are 10 jewelry gift ideas for your loved one.

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Gold!

  • November 10
  • 2018

For better or for worse, gold has played a role in history since the beginning of time – inspiring explorations, fueling wars and moving economies. For the everyday person, gold is likely most accessible in the form of attractive jewelry, but where did this metal, described by ancient Egyptians as the "breathe of god," come from, and why is it so coveted?

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All About Birthstones

  • October 12
  • 2018

Gems come in a variety of colors and can brighten up any ensemble while adding a touch of sophistication. Historians believe the idea of assigning gems to certain months can be traced back to biblical times, specifically the twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate, each representing a different tribe of Israel, the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Throughout the centuries...

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Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

  • September 07
  • 2018

Ask any married woman what her most precious pieces of jewelry are, and more often than not, she will say her engagement ring and wedding band for both sentimental and monetary reasons. Engagement rings and weddings bands, both symbols of love and commitment, are two of the most treasured pieces of jewelry in any woman's collection. For him, the wedding band is often the only piece of jewelry a husband will wear, which is why it is important to shop carefully for him as well.

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