The Timeless Perfection of Pearls

Whether it's your grandmother’s heirloom necklace or a simple pair of studs that matches any outfit, pearls are the perfect accent for every woman's wardrobe. It's no wonder - pearls have been touted as the symbol of perfection. The pearl is the oldest known gem. In fact, traces of the oldest pearl jewelry date back to 520 BC, found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess currently displayed in the Louvre in Paris. Royalty or not, pearls are fitting for anyone!

Pearl in Latin directly translates as “unique”, and rightfully so, as no two pearls are identical. The creation of a pearl is truly an extraordinary event. Unlike gemstones or other precious metals which are derived from mines, pearls are produced by shelled mollusks, like oysters and clams. Worldly gems must be cut, polished and perfected, but pearls are refined by their makers and require no treatment to establish their beauty.

Adopt this truly timeless trend or find something for the “one-of-a-kind” lady in your life with these uniquely beautiful pieces all available at Zales.

Pearls

  1. Honora 7.0 - 7.5.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand Necklace
  2. Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Four Piece Stack Ring in Sterling Silver
  3. Honora 8.0 - 9.0mm Peacock Baroque Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand Necklace
  4. 8.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Flower Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver
  5. Honora 7.0 - 8.0mm Multi-Color Baroque Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stretch Bracelet Set
  6. 5.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Accent Ring in 10K White Gold
  7. 8.5mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Vintage Drop Pendant in Sterling Silver

 

May 25, 2012

A Day to Remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have served our country. Originally created to honor the soldiers that fell during the Civil War, over time, the holiday grew to commemorate all those who have fought in honor of the United States. With summer looming and temperatures warming up, the day is often spent with family and friends, watching parades, attending barbeques, and enjoying fireworks in the evening. What will you be doing this Memorial Day?

If you’re looking for a way to showcase your patriotic pride, or to honor our fallen heroes, try these spar-spangled styles – available at Zales.com.

Memorial Day

  1. 8.0mm Cushion-Cut Lab-Created Ruby Vintage Ring in Sterling Silver
  2. Hero Hearts Diamond Accent Charm Bracelet in Sterling Silver with 10K Gold Plate
  3. Cushion-Cut Lab-Created Ceylon and White Sapphire Pendant in 10K White Gold with Diamond Accents

May 18, 2012

Graduation Celebration!

 Graduation is a milestone that deserves major recognition. A class ring is the ideal way to showcase the years of dedication and commitment. What better way to express yourself than by designing your own? Zales not only has a multitude of styles to choose from; it really is your one stop shop for the most fashion-forward looks. Not sure where to start? First, determine your style. Zales offers looks that range from traditional to trendy, masculine to dainty.

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  1. Sterling Silver Pear-Cut Birthstone Class Ring
  2. Men's Siladium® Elite Class Ring by ArtCarved®
  3. 18K Gold Plate Birthstone Heart Class Ring

Next, figure out your stone. Traditionally, you can go with your birthstone (we’ve got them all!), or select a stone color that reflects your personality.

Class ringNow, let’s brag about your accomplishments. Many class rings give you the option to select an activity or organization that you identified with throughout your time at school. Artist? Musician? Athlete? Toot your horn by picking an interest that defines you.

The last part is just selecting your metal type and color. The type of metal you select will influence the price of your ring. 

Still at a loss? These stackable class rings are a trendy, yet modern twist to showcase your personal style and accomplishments.

Stackable Rings
Congratulations, Grad! Zales is here to help you celebrate your success! 

May 04, 2012

The Bold, The Beautiful, The Emerald

What's green and glam and a gorgeous look anytime? The traditional birthstone for those born in May is the emerald - a luxurious and elegant gemstone said to sharpen the wit, bring riches and even predict the future!

We can't attest to any of those things, but we can tell you that emeralds are an elegant look, perfect no matter what month you were born! And at Zales, you're certain to find unique and captivating emerald looks for any occasion.

Choose an emerald pendant to decorate her neckline. Available in modern, traditional or even whimsical designs, the glittering green emerald makes these pendants true statement pieces.

  Necklaces

                   Traditional                                     Modern                                    Whimsical

Emerald earrings are always a thoughtful touch. Choose from hoops, studs or drops, depending on your mood!

Earrings

                      Hoops                                       Studs                                         Drops

Nothing says "I adore you" quite like an emerald ring. Available in a myriad of styles, an emerald is a unique and personal touch.  Zales carries a large selection of emerald rings including three-stone, vintage-inspired and even bands!

Rings
 

               Three Stone                         Vintage-Inspired                              Band

Surprise your loved one born in May with an exquisite emerald. These inspired emerald creations - and many more - are available at your local Zales or Zales.com.

April 27, 2012

Charmingly Unique Gifts for Mother's Day

Your mom is one-of-a-kind. This Mother’s Day, you can give Mom a gift that’s as unique as she is – a Persona charm bracelet. It’s easy to customize a bracelet that’s perfect for mom, with thousands of beads and stoppers to choose from. A Persona bracelet is a great way to celebrate a new mom or remind yours how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you. From baby’s first steps, to family vacations and Mom’s favorite hobbies, Persona has a bead that will represent her life and symbolize her favorite memories. Does the mom in your life already love Persona? We have lots of new beads that are sure to delight her. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Zales is offering a great way to start a new Persona collection – buy any 3 beads, and get your bracelet for free (a $40 value – while quantities last!). It’s the perfect way to introduce Mom to Persona! Looking for ideas? Here are some of our favorite Persona styles!

Persona Beads

  1. Persona Sterling Silver Purple Mother-of-Pearl Bead 
  2. Persona Sterling Silver Purple and White Cubic Zirconia Bead
  3. Persona Sterling Silver Green Enamel Stripe Bead 
  4. Persona Sterling Silver Enamel Butterfly Dangle Bead 
  5. Persona Sterling Silver Oxidized Paw Print Bead 
  6. Persona Sterling Silver Oxidized Floral Bead 
  7. Persona Sterling Silver Pink Crystal Bow Bead
  8. Persona Sterling Silver Powder Blue Enamel Flourish Bead
  9. Persona Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Cubic Zirconia Spacer
  10. Persona Sterling Silver Cupcake Bead  
  11. Persona Black Themed Bracelet with Six Beads in Sterling Silver 

April 19, 2012

Remembering The Titanic

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden journey across the Atlantic. The event was commemorated in numerous ways, one of the most prominent being the re-release of the love story Titanic. Naturally, when you think of the film Titanic, Kate Winslet’s elegant “Heart of the Ocean” pendant immediately comes to mind. The dramatic style of the necklace, and the tragic love story around it, have made this piece a favorite for romantics of any age. Capture the essence of the “Heart of the Ocean” pendant in these vintage-style designs, all available from Zales.

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  1. Heart-Shaped Sapphire Pendant in 10K White Gold with Diamond Accent 
  2. Cushion-Cut Sapphire Vintage Ring in Sterling Silver
  3. Emerald-Cut Blue and White Sapphire Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver 
  4. Ceylon and White Sapphire Frame Pendant in Sterling Silver 

April 13, 2012

Dazzling Diamonds: The Perfect Gift for an April Birthday Girl!

Finding the perfect birthday gift (whether you’re sending hints to the hubby for your own gift or shopping for a loved one) can be a challenge. Luckily, scoring an amazing gift for an April birthday girl is a snap. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – and they also happen to be April’s birthstone.

Diamonds are the perfect complement to any woman’s style – from fashionistas rocking the latest runway looks to ladies that favor the classically chic. And with diamond styles starting at under $30, there’s a look for every budget.  

These sparkling styles are perfect for trendsetters.

Trendy

  1. Bulova Diamond Accent White Ceramic and Stainless Steel Watch with White Dial 
  2. 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Bow Ring in 10K White Gold
  3. Diamond Accent Filigree Fashion Pendant in Sterling Silver

For the classically chic woman that favors traditional styles, these looks are sure to wow.

Classic

  1. 1 CT. T.W. Diamond Tennis Bracelet in Sterling Silver
  2. 1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Cluster Stud Earrings in 10K White Gold
  3. Cultured Freshwater Pearl and 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Vintage Drop Pendant in Sterling Silver

These red-carpet ready looks are perfect for the always-elegant.

Elegant

  1. 1/3 CT. T.W. Diamond Pear-Shaped Drop Earrings in 10K White Gold
  2. 3 CT. T.W. Diamond Chevron Flower Necklace in 14K White Gold
  3. 3/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Milgrain Vine Band in 14K Gold

These gorgeous diamond styles - and many more - are all available at Zales.com!

April 05, 2012

Prep School Classics: Our Favorite Spring Styles

From brightly-colored polo shirts to boat shoes and monogrammed tote bags, this spring is all about preppy, clean-cut style. Prep-school looks are popping up everywhere – and it’s easy for you to get in on the trend. Here are 5 easy ways to rock a classic, preppy look (without breaking the bank).

  1. Hair-stylin’- Take a trip back to grade school with a simple ponytail or single braid – quintessential hairstyles that earn bonus points for being fast and low-maintenance!
  2. Pull on a polo – Scoop up a basic, fitted polo shirt in a bright shade and add a monogram to earn major prep-school cred. If bright shades aren’t your scene, stick to classics like navy and add a pop of color with a coral monogram.
  3. Carry it all – Store everyday essentials for the spring and summer seasons in a canvas tote bag bearing your monogram. It’s a polished way to lug around all those items you just can’t leave home without!
  4. Pretty in pearls – Add a prep-school-ready strand of pearls to your newly-mongrammed polo shirt for a pulled-together look.
  5. Put your name on it – A monogram necklace or name necklace is an essential for spring’s preppy styles. The gold and silver versions we’ve seen around our offices are eliciting some serious style envy. You can find yours at Zales.com!

We’ve gathered up our favorite prep-school-worthy styles here – some eye candy for your enjoyment! Love one (or all!) of these styles? Just follow the links below to get yours!

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  1. Honora Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings in 14K Gold
  2. 24K Gold Plate Monogram Necklace
  3. Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace
  4. Sterling Silver Script Name Necklace
  5. 18K Gold Plate Script Name Necklace
  6. Sterling Silver Script Monogram Cuff Links
  7. 17" Cultured Akoya Pearl Necklace

March 29, 2012

Metal for the New Millennium

Are you looking to purchase the latest trend in metal?  Then “hop” on board this Easter with an elegant piece from the new Platinaire® Collection.  Platinaire® is a patented blend of sterling silver and 5% platinum.   This “metal for the new millennium” is more durable than silver and is hypoallergenic, environmentally responsible and impervious to tarnish.

PZALE1-12644871t400 Is there an engagement in your future?  Join the trend of this sleek new metal and propose to her with a Platinaire® engagement ring.  This ring will display your abiding love and dedication.  Pair the engagement ring with a Platinaire® wedding band to symbolize your cherished vows of marriage.

Easter is right around the corner.  The Platinaire® diamond cross pendant  is a great gift for that special someone this Easter.  Platinaire® is a sleek and growing new trend in metal and any item from the Platinaire® Collection is sure to become a treasured piece for your loved one!

 

March 22, 2012

Three-Stone Rings: Past, Present and Future

You may be drawn to the classic, yet beautiful look of the three-stone ring, but do you know the true significance of the design? It’s said that the stones each symbolize the past, present and future love of the cherished couple - destined to map the momentous phases of the couple’s relationship. That’s a pretty deep thought crafted into one beautiful piece of jewelry.

Diamond Engagement Options

The three-stone diamond engagement ring not only displays the love shared, but it also proudly showcases that commitment. It can be displayed through the traditional diamond look, a black diamond look, or a pink diamond look.

 

 Promise Ring Options

Three-stone designs aren't limited to engagement rings. Promise your love with a ring celebrating romance’s amazing journey.  Look at these promise ring options in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold.

Gemstone Options

Available in a spectrum of colors, three-stone rings flourish in a multitude of gemstones.  Take a look at the brilliant spring shades of these emerald, blue topaz, sapphire and amethyst rings.

 

Find these and other elegant three-stone rings at Zales.com.

March 14, 2012

Looking For Luck? Lucky You!

Evil eyeOh the silly things we do for luck! From keeping rabbit's feet (which really doesn't seem all that lucky for the bunny!), to wearing evil eyes or keeping a lucky number, most everyone has that one special talisman that keeps the good luck flowing.

For many people, that 'lucky' item is a piece of jewelry. Lucky for you (get it?), Zales has all kinds of lucky looks available!

ShamrockThe most obvious, of course is the shamrock or clover (see how we got a St. Patty's Day reference in there?). Zales has a bunch (pun alert!) of shamrocks and clovers - including some that dazzle with diamonds or gemstones like this fabulous emerald version. See all of our sharp shamrock looks (say that five times fast) here.

Another symbol of good luck is the horseshoe. Lots of people believe that to hang a horseshoe with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by. To hang it with the ends pointing down is bad luck as all that floating good luck will fall just fall out.  All that being said, this super-cute DOUBLE horseshoe pendant is twice the luck! As an aside, all our horseshoe jewelry points up - so that's a good sign (and just good fashion sense too). 

HorsehoeSome other lucky icons used by Americans (and some Canadians) include rabbits, ladybugs, wishbones and elephants (this super cute jade one is EXTRA lucky!). In other cultures, dragons, dragonflies, turtles, fish and bamboo are lucky tokens.

In the immortal words of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, "Do you feel lucky?"  Whatever talisman you use as your personal symbol of good luck, you're certain to find a super stylish version at your local Zales store or at Zales.com.

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