32 posts categorized "Jewelry"

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

 

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.

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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 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 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.

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.

January 06, 2012

Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Winter Wardrobe

If your winter wardrobe is officially in the doldrums (telltale sign: the only colors you’re wearing are black and grey), spice up your look with some garnet jewelry. Garnet, January’s birthstone, is a rich, red color that pairs perfectly with sterling silver or yellow gold. Not sure how to mix garnet in to your look? Here are some easy ways to work it in.

Fighting frizzy, winter hair with a ponytail? Dress it up with these garnet drop earrings. Drop or hoop earrings are a great way to take your ponytail from gym-worthy to pretty and polished.

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If you love all things vintage and girly, try these classic garnet earrings, set in yellow gold with diamond accents. Rock them with a tailored sheath or a fitted shirt and full skirt for a Mad Men vibe.

 

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The perfect companion to this season’s dark, vampy nail colors is a dramatic garnet ring. Try it with navy nail polish if you’re feeling bold, but don’t forget to keep your mani short and neat for a modern look. Wear this cocktail ring with your favorite little black dress for a look that’s party-ready.

 

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For an adorable, everyday look, this stackable garnet ring is a must-have. Wear it solo, or pair it with a stackable pearl ring for the perfect duo. Show off these rings with your favorite white button down and jeans for a classic look, or sport them with a basic grey & black winter combo to add a little sparkle to your outfit.

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All of the jewelry styles featured in today's post are available at zales.com.

What's your favorite way to add color to your winter wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!

December 19, 2011

Christmas Gift Giving

It’s that time of year again, Christmas time is here!  What gifts will you give your friends and family this year?  Zales.com has the perfect present for that special someone you are shopping for.  Whether it you’re searching for a necklace, watch, ring, earrings, bracelet, or design your own; there’s a plethora of gifts waiting to be checked of your list!  Enhanced Blue and White Diamond Water Lily Ring


This is the year you will buy your friends and family gifts they will absolutely love rather than a typical fruit cake.  For the lady in your life, why not try colored diamonds? With enhanced blue and white diamonds, this ring encompasses the upcoming trend of water lily rings and adds a touch of flavor to the average diamond ring. 

Citizen Eco Drive two tone

Shopping difficult for the guy in your life?  Give him a
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for all occasions.  The men’s Corso two-tone stainless steel with a black dial watch is perfect for work, play, and it’s even water-resistant!  Give your mom or grandma the gift of personalized jewelry with a mother’s birthstone heart pendant.  This sterling silver necklace allows you to create a heart-shaped necklace with your mother and/or grandmother’s children’s birth stones surrounding the heart.  This gift is sentimental and will hold a special meaning as she treasurers the
 gift of her children. 

Let’s not forget the special girl in your life.  For a younger girl, the butterfly diamond bracelet is Honora 8.0 - 8.5mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earringsthe perfect gift to start her jewelry collection.  Cultured freshwater pearl earrings are essential for a teen age girl to have.  Pearls will  always be seen as classy and sophisticated and are a perfect gift for the young, glamorous lady in your life. 

Guys, are you looking to propose this holiday
season?  The Vera Wang LOVE collection is your ticket to a perfect engagement ring.  The collection is timeless and elegant and will make your fiancé the happiest girl alive!  Christmas is right around the corner, give your friends and family gifts that he/she will cherish and last a lifetime.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!