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Ever thine. Ever Mine. Ever Ours.

~ Ludwig van Beethoven  Cupid has struck and you are madly in love. You have finally met the one who has captured your heart for a lifetime. This year just might be the right time for you to pop the question. It can be a very exciting experience and also a little scary if you do not know where to begin. Don’t worry because we have put together all you need to know to make a wise decision when shopping for an engagement ring. First off, we recommend establishing your budget. How much do you want to spend? Keep in mind, the bulk of your budget will be going towards the cost of the diamond. Once you have a budget established, you will want to know what her style is and what shape she prefers. When it comes to choosing the right style and material, it may be a good idea to talk to her trusted friends or family. Additionally, if you have not already, start to take note of hints that she has dropped. Take a look at her current jewelry collection and style.  If she is a traditionalist, she may enjoy the appeal of a classic, round, brilliant diamond in a simple solitaire setting. If she is in to the latest trends, you may want to consider more of an antique setting. However, if she expresses a more individualized style, she may want something truly unique that included a variety of different cut diamonds decorating the shank. Click here to learn more about the elements of an engagement ring  Next, metal matters. If she mostly wears silver...

Diamond Trends for 2015

If you are in the market for an engagement ring or new piece of diamond jewelry, you’ll want to make sure you consider the latest diamond trends and most popular cuts. Just like other fashion items, the trends for diamonds and other gemstones change throughout the decades and determine different demands of settings, cuts, and colors that are preferred for such items as engagement rings, wedding bands, and earrings. We closely track these trends at Snow’s Jewelers and ensure we stock the very latest for our clients. Diamond Cut While it has enjoyed a solid run, the princess cut diamond has decreased in popularity in the past couple of years, and many are now shopping for a cushion cut diamond as their first choice. One reason for this popularity is that the cushion cut fits so well with the vintage looks and styles for settings. The vintage trend remains one of the more important elements of jewelry design, and the various cushion cut stones make for an astounding pairing. Vintage and Celebrities With the growing attention to towards antique designs, many celebrities are choosing this look which is another important factor in the popularity of the vintage trend. Instead of opting for a traditional round brilliant cut, pairing an antique setting with a cushion cut diamonds has increased popularity Colored Diamonds We are also seeing a surge in the request for colored diamonds and other gemstones in engagement rings. Another celebrity-influenced trend is the popularity of the fancy yellow diamond. Some predict that more colors will be accepted in the coming year, specifically emerald and sapphire. Just as celebrities...

Surprise! You Got Jewelry

One of the most memorable gifts that money can buy has historically been and will always be jewelry. Nothing quite says “I love you” more than that perfect bracelet, ring, necklace, or even sparkling earrings because it is something she will treasure for the rest of her life. Our favorite kind of gift giving occasions here at Snow’s Jewelers are the “just because,” gifts. It is the ultimate way of expressing how much you care about someone and that they are always on your mind. As such, we put together a few things for you to keep in mind when shopping for that special someone; namely, size and style. While you can always get a ring, bracelet, and necklace sized to perfect after the gift has been given, it is even better when you know their exact size so they may wear the piece straight away. We suggest taking a few pictures of some jewelry that she already has, in particular pieces she wears frequently. And if you can even manage bringing in a piece that she already owns, we can measure the size properly at the store. Remember – don’t take something she wears often or will notice immediately if it goes missing. Take something that’s the appropriate size that won’t necessarily be missed right away. The next important factor you will want to take mental note of it is style. Again, we suggest taking a few pictures of some jewelry that she already has, in particular pieces she wears frequently. Thanks to camera phones and social media, style is significantly easier to capture than ring size. Take pictures...

Garnet: January’s Diverse Birthstone

What is Garnet? Garnet, January’s birthstone, is most commonly recognized as a dark, deep red gemstone also known as almandine. However, people are surprised to learn garnet actually can be found in a diverse set of colors. Garnet’s rainbow-like collection features gems in lime green, orange, pinkish red, golden yellow, deep red, and even a purplish red. The chemical combinations within the minerals and the colorful variety distinguish garnet from other gemstones. Garnet’s Eloquent Past Garnet’s rich history began over 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Believed to have spiritual healing powers, the gem was worn by pharaohs and buried with mummified bodies for the afterlife. Garnet was also a prominent stone during the ancient Roman Empire all the way to the Victorian era. Roman signet rings used to stamp wax seals were often made from garnet, and were especially popular among the clergy and the nobility during the Middle Ages. It is believed that the gem’s name derived from the Latin word granatum, or seed, because of its resemblance to the pomegranate seed. Garnet’s Effects on Jewelry Because garnet is such a diverse gem, it has been used for a variety of jewelry pieces and has stood for many symbolic meanings, including calmness, friendship, trust, and love. When polished, the stone can emit optical phenomena, which makes the gem even more desired by collectors and jewelers alike. For instance, a garnet gem with an asterism will inwardly reflect a star-shaped pattern. A garnet with chatoyancy, or cat’s eye, has a sleek, velvety sheen. On average, the gem has a 6.5 to 7.5 hardness according to the  Mohs scale.  This...