16 posts categorized "Shopping"

December 01, 2011

Designer Watches: Holiday Guide

Modern watches have been in the evolution process since the 17th century.  Watches from that time are prized possessions and are highly sought after by collectors Citizen's Eco-DriveT Chronograph Titanium Watchworld-wide.  Should you be in possession of one of these antique timepieces, you are in fact lucky.  Should your current timepiece merely appear to be that dated - it may be time for an update!  You can tell a lot about a person by the type of timepiece he or she chooses, and whether the style you're going for is an understated everyday appeal, a stylish yet practical allure, or an eye-catching fashion attraction, there is a watch to match.

For the guy who's on the go and wants an everyday watch that will take him from day to night, the Citizen's Eco-Drive™ Chronograph Titanium Watch could be just what you need.  The watch is powered by a Japanese quartz movement and fueled by natural and artificial light. It's ecologically friendly, functions without a battery, and features a 150-day power reserve when fully charged.  Citizen offers a full line of ladies' and mens' timepieces which feature Eco-Drive™ technology so you never have to worry about losing time or needing a battery changed.  Care for additional flair?  This Ladies' Bulova Stainless Steel Watch features a mother-of-pearl dial and framed with bezel-set diamonds.

Sienna Two-Tone Bangle Watch from ESQ by MovadoFor the lady who wishes for her time piece to mix and mingle effortlessly with every type of jewelry, a bangle watch is an easy go-to and the Sienna Two-Tone Bangle Watch from ESQ by Movado is a great choice. The slim design of this watch allows it to blend with any look and the two-toned band ensures a perfect match with both your gold and silver accessories.  Many watches, such as the Citizen Eco-Drive™ Bangle Watch and Bracelet Set also featuring coordinating bracelets to make the perfect match.  Crystal Accent Watch and Pendant Set from Bulova

 

 

Watch sets also make the perfect gift for the holidays.  This Crystal Accent Watch and Pendant Set from Bulova, is a perfect pairing and really is two gifts in one! 

Bulova Marine Star Watch

 

 

 

 

If you're searching for a sportier look, the Bulova Marine Star Watch  is ideal with date display, chronograph and luminous hands & hour markers.  Ladies who are looking for the same great sense of style can find it in the Bulova Diamond Accent White Ceramic and Stainless Steel Watch.

  Luno Stainless Steel Watch by Movado


Desire a simpler look, but with lots of visual appeal?  The Luno Stainless Steel Watch by Movado is a classic. This iconic watch design features a single silver-tone hour index at 12 o'clock and matching watch hands. This Swiss-quartz-powered timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters.  This dressy look is similarly captured in the Citizen Eco-Drive™ Normandie Swarovski® Crystal Watch which features a tonneau-style case lined with dazzling Swarovski® crystals.

 

 

As you think of the gifts you'll be giving - and receiving - this holiday season, remember that a watch is one of the best ways of self-expression, as these timepieces are both functional and fun!

 

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.

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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.

 

October 24, 2011

Introducing the Jessica Simpson Collection

 

ZalesJessHeader2You've loved her handbags, shoes and accessories - but look what style she's has brought to her new jewelry collection.  Just in time for holiday giving, we present the Jessica Simpson Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend® collection, exclusively at Zales! 

The new jewelry collection features three whimsical and meaningful icons: a shimmering butterfly, a swirling heart and a looping cross. Each symbol adds a fresh and exciting look to pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings.  For Jessica, these icons represent love, belief and freedom and were the inspiration for the collection. 

These pretty accessories are full of energy and meaning, and if you look closely, you can see Jessica’s signature “J” in every design. 

Select items from the Jessica Simpson collection are available at your local Zales store. Shop an expanded collection online at Zales.com.

 


Jessica Simpson Diamond Accent Heart Pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Accent Tilted  Heart Pendant in 10K Rose Gold

 

  Diamond Accent Cross  Medallion Pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Accent Cross  Medallion Pendant in 10K Yellow Gold

 

Diamond Stackable Three Piece Ring Set in Sterling Silver

 

 

 

 

 

1/10 CT.T.W. Diamond Stackable Three Piece Ring Set in Sterling Silver

 

Diamond Accent Diamond Butterfly Stud Earrings in Sterling SilverDiamond Accent Diamond Butterfly Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

 


Diamond Accent Butterfly Charm Toggle Bracelet in Sterling SilverDiamond Accent Butterfly Charm Toggle Bracelet in Sterling Silver

 

 


This is just a small sampling of new items in the Jessica Simpson collection.  Click here to go to the online store or here to find a store near you.

 

October 13, 2011

Introducing the Vera Wang Love Collection!

Every woman yearns for a Vera Wang wedding dress to mark her special day.   But what if you had a ring just as spectacular to go with your dream dress?  Thanks to Vera Wang and Zales you can! 

With VERA WANG LOVE, there are bridal rings to celebrate your special commitment with all the style and grace for which Vera Wang is known.   

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Chic and romantic, Vera Wang’s signature styling is now available in wedding rings exclusively at Zales.  The collection features diamond solitaire rings, wedding bands and bridal sets with an iconic design that features beautiful princess-cut blue sapphire on each side of the rings’ vintage silhouette.  

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October 05, 2011

Opal, the Multi-Gemstone

For you October birthdays, consider yourself lucky because the opal is the ultimate gemstone. It has been said that there you can spy the wonders of the sky in the opal, and it’s true. Early civilizations believed that the opal was intentionally dropped from the heavens via lightning bolts. Hearing that, you will notice the sparkling rainbow bouncing from this gemstone. From any angle, you can see the lightening glimmer bouncing off the stone.



Oval Lab-Created Opal and Blue Topaz Framed Pendant Opal also plays well with others. Take a look at this opal and blue topaz framed pendant. The topaz enhances the blue hues from the opal.

The white topaz addition to this cushion-cut frame ring gives the opal a whole different look. The setting paired with the gem gives the ring a very romantic and vintage-inspired look, perfect for fall.

For those that want all the attention focused on the opal, Cushion-Cut Lab-Created Opal Three Stone Ring


this three-stone ring with diamond accents is the answer. The iridescent look surrounded by the twinkling diamonds makes this piece an instant showstopper.

Opal’s whimsical nature comes out in this dragonfly pendant. Like the beauty of a magnificent rainbow, the wings glow from the colorful hues of four baroque iridescent lab-created opals. Flying in the warmth of 14K gold, this pendant is brightened by the sparkling beauty of the diamond accents.

Lab-Created Opal Dragonfly Pendant This butterfly pendant also showcases the fanciful personality of the opal. Symbolizing new life and transformation, this sweet butterfly with lustrous lab-created opals and dotted with dazzling diamonds, this pendant shimmers with style.

The opal symbolizes hope and happiness. - What better way to spread these feelings by gifting your October loved ones with this semi-precious gemstone from Zales?

 

September 27, 2011

This I Promise You

Promise rings are used as a promise of a future marriage, a friendship, a devotion to God, or even a promise to remain abstinent from sex before marriage. Most couples that use promise rings have been together for a short time but are not quite ready to become engaged. Couples that are separated by distance or military deployment often use promise rings to uphold the bond they share. Promise rings are also commonly given to someone to show that they promise to be completely monogamous to their partner. Those who willfully choose sexual abstinence may wear a promise ring or a purPZALE1-6111283t400ity ring to symbolize their declaration. You may even find that friends will still give each other a promise or friendship ring as a promise of the friendship lasting forever.

Whatever reason there may be for giving a promise ring, there are countless choices available to symbolize such a sacred promise.  A simple, modest design with a heart can convey the giver’s promise to love the person to whom it is given. A double heart design symbolizes two hearts coming together as one.PZALE1-6929144t400

 

 

For the person or couple that has devoted themselves to sexual purity before marriage, choose a ring inscribed with the perfect message: True Love Waits. A couple promising to save themselves for each other in marriage could have their names engraved on the ring as a public declaration of their vow. Similarly, a ring with a Christian cross demonstrates a devotion to God and a promise to remain devoted. 

 

PZALE1-4335758t400 Finally, a promise ring can be given as a token of everlasting friendship. Giving a friendship ring to a BFF can help express feelings of deep sentiment, companionship and loyalty. An Irish Claddagh ring features the symbol of love, friendship and loyalty.

 

A promise ring is a loving token of faithfulness and assurance, no matter if it’s to a future spouse, a best friend, a divine being, or to one’s self.

September 21, 2011

First Day of Fall

 A cool breeze has begun to blow, and although everyone longs for just a little more of the summer sun, we welcome autumn with open arms!  As the leaves begin to change, excitement stirs on the new palates of your fall wardrobe - accessory wardrobe that is!  What better way to show off the last of your sun-kissed skin than with the deep hues of fall-inspired gemstones?

Cushion cut Citrine Citrine

Surely one of the richest hues in the spectrum, the golden tones of citrine look radiant paired with all the colors the season has to bring.  When paired with yellow gold, smokey topaz and lustrous diamond accents you get the perfect autumn accoutrement.  For a more subdued look a simple pairing in white gold lets you enjoy the richness of citrine in even the most conservative atmospheres.

 

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Quartz

Such a versatile stone could surely find a place in any wardrobe this season!  Whether smokey and brown in hue or bright with green tones, quartz pieces give a range of tones to accentuate any look.

 

 

 

Rose Gold and Chocolate Pearls Chocolate cultured pearl swirl pendant

Just the words 'rose gold' and 'chocolate pearls' lend enough warmth and decadence to warm up even the bleakest day - perfect for when fall air turns crisp!  Paired together, or allowed to shine on their own, rose gold and chocolate pearls both give a beautiful twist to year-round classics.  Of course these two wardrobe staples also appease the diamond lover in us all! Whether a simple statement or dainty delicacy, diamonds add depth and light to rose gold, chocolate pearls, and all of our favorite fall frills!

 

No matter what stones you choose to brighten cool fall days, remember to love these items with care and they will last for generations to come.  Check out our Education Center to learn more about the care required for these stones and all of your precious jewelry!

 

September 01, 2011

"I'll Take Sapphires for $500, Alex."

You don't have to be born in the month of September to appreciate the brilliant sapphire! The birthstone for those lucky Virgos is one of the most ancient gems, coveted by many. It's been rumored that the Ten Commandments were inscribed on tablets of sapphire so that a hammer swung against them could not succeed. And in ancient Persia, it was believed that the earth rested atop a giant sapphire and its reflection colored the sky. (You may need to know these fun facts for your appearance on Jeopardy™ one day!) 

Oval Blue and White Sapphire Ring Though the gem has been around for centuries, it grew in popularity after people got a look at Princess Diana's engagement ring.  And after Prince William passed the ring on to his bride, Kate, the look has taken off again - in fact sapphire engagement rings (and similarly styled earrings and pendants) are spotted quite often on trendy fashionistas everywhere.  Zales, of course, follows the trends for you. While Diana/Kate's ring is a magnificent 18 cts., our smaller styles are easily affordable for all.

Speaking of wedding rings, sapphire is considered the gem of faithfulness and fidelity. It's being seen more and more in stylish wedding and engagement jewelry for the modern bride. Our Cherished Promise collection features a variety of rings and pendants each with a tiny blue sapphire hidden somewhere along the setting. And many of our exquisite diamond engagement rings boast a pink sapphire accent on the bezel, offering a bright pop of color and a charming twist on tradition.

Marriage isn't the only reason to purchase a sapphire! Birthstone jewelry is a gift any woman (or man!) would love. Our sapphire styles for him and her run the gamut from simple to extravagant, traditional to modern, with even a few whimsical style thrown in for good measure!Pear-Shaped Lab-Created Blue and White Sapphire Earrings

Another fun fact - sapphires come in a wide variety of colors! While blue is the most  popular color, pink sapphires are sneaking up on them! And white sapphires are always an elegant and affordable option to diamonds. Sapphires can be most any color of the rainbow! 

So whether you're celebrating a birthday in the lucky month of September, or the allure  of the sapphire simply pulls you in, you're certain to find an exceptional assortment of colorful sapphire rings, pendants, earrings and more at Zales!

 

Susan L. is a Scorpio who 'borrows' a LOT sapphire jewelry from her Virgo-centric sister, who is actually a Taurus.

August 24, 2011

Introducing Ice in Bloom: Multiple diamonds set to reflect maximum size and sparkle.

Composite diamond jewelry has always been known for its stunning looks at great prices; they lend themselves to a variety of gorgeous styles, whether they are fashion jewelry pieces or timeless treasures.  They also aren’t just for Actual Diamond Size comparison round looks anymore – composite diamond princess, pear, and marquise shapes have shown a trendy resurgence. 

The most notable attribute of composite diamond jewelry is its size.  A one half carat weight diamond cluster can be almost two times larger than a one half carat weight diamond solitaire! With all of these gorgeous qualities, it’s hard to imagine that composite diamond jewelry could get any better, but Zales is proud to announce a stylish update – Ice in Bloom

 We are excited to introduce our new online exclusive  collection featuring composite round diamonds in various shapes and designs including engagement rings, pendants, fashion rings, earrings and more.  This update on the classic composite look is definitely noticeable - Ice in Bloom diamond clusters have a seamlessly solid appearance.

Never Half CT. T.W. Diamond Composite Square Ring in 10Kbefore has a composite diamond cluster looked more like a diamond solitaire! Dazzle your family, friends, and significant other with these gorgeous diamond pieces that have the most bling for your buck.