12 posts categorized "Collections"

June 08, 2012

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

 

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 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 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.

February 28, 2012

Finding The Perfect Match

You two are perfectly matched - shouldn't your wedding rings be as well? 

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Long after the last piece of cake has been eaten and the candles have been blown out, your wedding rings will be there to symbolically declare the love between a bride and a groom.  Although many different styles of wedding bands and engagement rings exist, many opt for matching sets for a number of reasons.

 

PZALE1-8861845t400For the man who wants to make sure everything about her ring is perfect - a bridal set is a clear winner.  A perfectly matched engagement ring and wedding band ensure both bride and groom of a seamless fit without  gaps, slips or sliding.  The diamonds in a set are also hand-chosen to match one another in color and clarity.  Whether the bride favors a framed ring with lots of glittering diamonds to accent a great center stone, a three-stone look to forever remind her of your past, present and future love, or a sculpted vintage look to boldly display her timeless elegance, there are hundreds of bridal sets available to accent her beauty on the wedding day and for years to come. 

PZALE1SPENSEMBLE4339993-8223807_group_t400For those who want to make sure both bride and groom are perfectly styled, a Trio Ensemble shines bright!  Trios ensure matching diamonds and designs for all without sacrificing sizing and customization.  Each ring is ordered and sized separately, and rings can be purchased as add-ons or at a future date. 

Find these and other amazing designs at your local Zales Jewelers store or at Zales.com!

February 15, 2012

Seeing the World Through Rose-Colored Jewelry

You’ve seen the trend pop up everywhere, but aren’t quite sure how to pull it off. Not to worry, Zales is here for you. Rose gold’s rising popularity is due to the fact that it’s so versatile and complements all skin tones. Zales offers a variety of rose-toned pieces, including rings, earrings, necklaces and watches.
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The best aspect of rose gold is that it allows you to show off your individuality by providing a subtle twist to traditional jewelry. Imagine holding out your hand and flaunting your new rose gold engagement ring. Not in the market for engagement rings? This pink amethyst ring is a showstopper and would work perfectly as a right hand ring.


For those who want simple sophistication, a delicate band is a great way to incorporate rose gold into your jewelry wardrobe.

Rose gold also works beautifully combined with other gemstones. Add pink sapphire and amethyst to the mix to get these dazzling studs. A fan of morganite? Take a look
at these beauties in cushion-cut and heart styles. (These would be a great substitute for conventional engagement rings as well.)

Rose Gold

PZALE1-10427256t400One of the most effortless ways to incorporate rose tones into your everyday lifestyle is with watches. This rose-tone stainless steel mesh bracelet watch is a dainty and feminine look from Skagen. Also from Skagen is another great rose-tone watch with mother-of-pearl dial, for those that want a classic, timeless look.

Rose gold adds a dash of romance to any piece, and Zales makes showcasing this trend quite easy, wouldn’t you say?

-Linda P., Associate Merchant

Linda P. rocks a rose gold ring on her right hand every day. Say that three times fast.

November 16, 2011

Black Friday – Shopping Season is Officially Here!

Thanksgiving: a time for stuffing ourselves with Turkey and Dressing and sleeping it off or finding a comfy spot to watch football. Once the turkey coma is over, it’s time to kick it into high gear and get that Christmas shopping done and done!  But whether you choose to brave the elements, battle traffic and fight your way to the treasure at the shopping malls, or quietly defeat your Christmas lists with clicks of a mouse, Zales has just the thing for everyone on your list. 

Check out our Zales Black Friday Specials already available online.  Also check out Gordon’s Jewelers Black Friday Specials.

Gifts for him:

Gifts for her:

We’ve started early this year giving you bargains way before the big day, but the big deals will of course be rolled out that day so stay tuned to our online stores.

And if you’re not in the Christmas spirit yet, check out these awesome videos that are sure to get the holiday juices flowing:



 

Zales, Gordon’s Jewelers, and Peoples Jewellers stores will all be open on Black Friday waiting to help you find that perfect gift. 

Happy shopping!

 

November 11, 2011

Be Your Own Persona

 

Zales has done it again with another great gifting idea: Persona.  The Persona Bead Collection allows you to create your own necklace or bracelet with stylish handcrafted Persona beads.

Persona bikini bead

The beads run the gamut, from whimsical bead designs that dangle, such as the silver slipper or colorful bikini  to elegant floral and geometric designed beads. Embellishments include glittering faux gemstones,

elegant hand-painted glass and enameling and even sparkling Austrian crystals! There are literally, hundreds of bead styles to choose from to create a bracelet or necklace that suits your unique personality.

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Persona Aqua leather bracelet

It’s the perfect gift to keep adding on to for future gift giving occasions.  And if you don’t have a particular theme in mind, there are pre-designed bracelets that are sold as a set, like this bracelet in breathtaking blue hues.

So, when asked the question, “to bead or not to bead? “  Say “to bead!” to Persona.