13 posts categorized "Diamond"

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!


February 28, 2012

Finding The Perfect Match

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


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 01, 2012

How to Plan the Perfect Proposal

With Valentine’s Day just a heartbeat away, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some tips on crafting the perfect proposal – and to spread the love with a few of our favorite proposal stories from our offices.

  1. Know your audience. A sporting-event proposal on the Kiss Cam isn’t right for everyone! If you aren’t sure how your lady love would react to your plan, check with her closest confidantes (after swearing them to secrecy, of course) before you set anything in stone.
  2. Outline your proposal. This will be a moment that both of you will remember for the rest of your lives. Spend some time pre-planning what you’ll say to her so you don’t find yourself fishing for words while you’re down on one knee.
  3. Dress the part. Whether you’re planning on popping the question in a 5-star restaurant or a more low-key locale, spruce up so that you’re looking your best for this special moment. Odds are that she’ll want to share a post-proposal photo with friends and family, so looking polished is doubly important.
  4. Get the OK from her family. Although some don’t consider this a must-do anymore, know your soon-to-be-fiancee – if family is super important to her, then be sure to get the stamp of approval from her parents.
  5. Find the perfect engagement ring. Some brides want to be involved in choosing a ring, while others would rather be completely surprised. If you aren’t sure which camp your love falls into, check with a friend or family member.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your big day, here are a few of our favorite proposal stories from around our offices, plus the scoop on where you can find rings just like theirs.

Richard & Linda

Richard planned an elaborate proposal with a little help from Linda’s boss. She arrived at a local restaurant, under the impression that she was there for a work event. Linda was led to a private wine room, where a red ribbon and a card were hanging from the doorway with instructions to “follow the ribbon and take a trip down memory lane.” The ribbon led Linda to 6 different tables, each of which held a memento and a poem. The final note instructed Linda to turn around, and Richard was standing there with a beautiful ring.

For a look similar to Linda's, try this elegant 1.5 carat solitaire ring.


David & Laura

After rekindling a romance from years before, David and Laura worked together to build the perfect ring from the Zales Design Your Own Ring program. Laura had no idea that the ring was created when the two took a romantic weekend trip to Seattle. After checking out the wares in a souvenir shop, Laura and David boarded a boat to an island in the Puget Sound. On the island, the pair stopped to sit on a bench by a pond. David told Laura he had gotten her a gift at the souvenir shop – which turned out to be the ring! Laura happily accepted his sweet proposal. 

For a similar look, try designing your own ring, or scoop up this gorgeous Vera Wang engagement ring.


Matt & Jennifer

Matt's sweet and simple proposal took place on a Saturday morning. Although Jennifer had helped to pick her engagement ring, she was unsure when the proposal would take place. Matt woke up early that morning and snuck into another room with their Yorkie pup. He tied the ring around the dog's collar, and the dog immediately headed back to bed. Jennifer woke up to see her perfect ring on their puppy's collar, and Matt followed up with his proposal.

For a ring similar to Jennifer's, try this princess cut engagement ring.


Want to read more sweet engagement stories, or share the details of your own engagement? Stop by Love Stories at Zales.com!

January 23, 2012

Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Have you ever wandered through a store, knowing exactly what you’re looking for, only to end up empty-handed? If you (or your love) feel that way about the search for the right engagement ring, designing your own ring is the easy way to get the ring of your dreams.

Our Design Your Own Ring program lets you choose every element of your engagement ring or bridal set – from metal type and setting style to the diamond’s carat weight, color, cut, and clarity.  You can pick your perfect diamond from a selection of more than 40,000 stones of up to 10 shining carats. Whether you’ve got your heart set on a princess cut, or you’re looking for a traditional, round stone, we’ve got you covered with 10 shapes to choose from.

Designing your own engagement ring on the Zales website is an easy, 4-step process.

  1. Start by picking your style – you can customize your own engagement ring, 3-stone ring, bridal set, or even choose a quick-ship engagement ring that you can have in just 5 business days.
  2. Choose your setting. In this step, you can pick everything from your metal type and ring size to whether you’d like your solitaire to stand alone, be paired with side stones, or boast a gorgeous vintage setting. Metal choices include 14K and 18K white or yellow gold, platinum, or palladium. We’ve even got a rundown on the benefits of each metal type if you aren’t sure which one is right for you. 
  3. Find your diamond! With easy-to-use slides for each characteristic, picking the ideal stone is a snap. Narrow your choices by adjusting the range for carat weight, clarity, color, cut, or price.
  4. Review your choices, and add the perfect engagement ring to your cart.  Your creation will arrive in a pretty rosewood box, so it’s instantly presentation ready – just in case you can’t wait to share it!  

So, although the choices are endless (or at least higher than we’d care to count) when it comes to designing your own ring on Zales.com, here are a few of our favorites.


If you love the styles above, just go to the Design Your Own Ring page and follow the steps below to get started.

  1. 3-stone engagement ring - select 3-stone as your style, then search style 64-S14531.
  2. Vintage-style engagement ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0046.
  3. Princess-cut solitaire ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0032.
  4. Square-framed engagement ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0508.

December 22, 2011

Diamond snowflake pendant 10k white goldFew things are more comfortable than sitting cozily in one’s home, reading a book or watching a movie next to the fire while snowflakes fall gently outside the window. Many like to wear snowflake jewelry as a symbol of the joys and beauty of the season, such as this charming diamond snowflake pendant. Snowflake jewelry also makes a lovely accessory at holiday celebrations, paying homage to the season without being overstated. Additionally, some prefer to give a snowflake pendant or ring as a gift for the holidays. It’s fun to add some sparkle to your wardrobe and to celebrate the beauty of winter snow with snowflake styles, especially when you are inside amongst the warmth of a joyous occasion and the real snow falls outside.


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
Citizen watch
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!


December 07, 2011

This December, Go Ahead and Be Blue!

When it comes to birthstones, the holiday season is a really great to get the blues! Blue topaz, the traditional birthstone for December, is one of the most regal and elegant of gemstones. 
Since ancient times, the blue topaz has been rumored to bring the wearer protection, health and even invisibility! But the blue topaz is go brilliant and majestic, you won't want to hide it away.

7.0mm Blue Topaz Stud Earrings in Sterling SilverFor the December birthday girl, Zales offers a far-reaching assortment of blue topaz gemstone jewelry.  Earrings, for instance run the gamut from simple and subtle stud earrings, to more dramatic dance-the-night-away drops. Whatever her style, you're certain to find a pair she’ll adore. 

Or, share your love for her with a blue topaz ring.  Brilliant cuts, breathtaking colors and thoughtful accent stones are used to create a look that's perfectly her. This charming ring says "I love you" in with a shimmering blue topaz heart and glistening diamonds, while this heart ring breaks the mold with brilliant black and white accents. For the girl who appreciates a more classic look, this vintage-inspired ring is certain to win her heart.

Heart Shaped Blue Topaz Pendantblue topaz birthstone pendant is always a sweet surprise.  From the classic emerald-cut blue topaz drop to the fun and flirty butterfly, to a fashion-forward and trendsetting key pendant, you'll find a look that fits her distinct personality.

Zales is your complete source for elegant and inspiring blue topaz jewelry. Shop these styles at your local Zales store, or find an expanded assortment at Zales.com.


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!


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 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?