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  • 19 Oct 2017

    Tips On How To Use Pinterest To Help Find The Perfect Ring For Her

    Similar to its other 200 million users a month, Pinterest gives me life. I spend hours scrolling through Pinterest finding inspiration on outfits to wear and pinning recipes I will never actually cook.


    Just like almost every girl out there, I have boards for “Wedding Inspiration,” and “Engagement Ring Inspiration.” These boards consist of hundreds of images of styles, designs, and cuts of what a girl loves in a ring. Which is why the boards are your best friend and secret tool in picking out the perfect engagement ring for your special someone.

    Pinterest is great for inspiration, but it is important to be mindful of what your budget, time frame, and style you are looking for. What you see on Pinterest may not always be in your budget, which is why it important to work with a great jewelry company to find a similar style in your budget.






    So, to help you out we put together five tips on how to utilize Pinterest to help you pick out the perfect ring for your other half.

    Go to a respected and American Gem Society (AGS) Certified jewelry store. A jeweler is like a doctor, a good one will be life saving and can save you time and money. (Hint: Gunderson’s is AGS Certified with over 70 years of experience.) For more information on what it means to be AGS Certified, click here.





    Scope their Pinterest page out before hand. This will help you get a better idea of what they want design, color, and style wise. Start searching through her Pinterest board at least a couple month in advance of when you plan to propose. Looking early gives you plenty of time to gage an idea of what she likes and time to order and even design the ring.


    Choose 3-5 photos as inspiration from the Pinterest boards. Having a couple photos on hand will help give your sales professional a better idea of what you are looking for.



    Talk to the important people in their life. Moms, sister, or best friends, anyone who knows her and her style best. They can help give you ideas and go through her Pinterest boards to show you which ones she would love the most. 





    Finally, take a breath and enjoy the moment. As you prepare to ask her to spend a lifetime together, think back to all the memories you have made together and why she is “the one.”






    A woman’s Pinterest page opens a door into what she wants in clothes, jewelry, and taste. Guys, utilize this to get a better understanding of what she wants. That way when she says “yes,” she will be thrilled with what you chose.

    Have any other tips? Comment them below!

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  • 27 Sep 2017

    Be Smart Folks, Insure Your Jewelry Against the Unknowns of Life

    Let’s say you wanted to surprise your husband or wife with that watch or ring they have been eyeing for months. Now, imagine awhile after purchasing this perfect watch or for your significant other, life happens and the ring was lost or the watch was stolen out of your hotel room.

    Talk about an “uh oh” moment. Now you are out of your jewelry and the money you spent. How can you protect yourself and jewelry?




    Two words my friends: jewelry insurance. To help protect yourself, we are going to talk the importance of insuring your jewelry.



    You insure your house.

    You insure you car.

    You insure yourself.



    Why not insure your jewelry?

    Jewelry is an investment. We get that. Which is why you should protect your jewelry and know if it is lost or stolen, you are protected financially.So, now you are thinking, “Okay, I should maybe just look into this whole jewelry insurance thing.”Or even “Now what?” or “Where I go from here?”



    The answer is Jewelers Mutual. An insurance company founded over a 100 years ago by jewelers for jewelry. Jewelers Mutual specializes in protecting jewelry and ONLY jewelry. So, you know they have to be good.


    Best part is if your jewelry is lost or stolen they will work with YOUR jeweler to replace it with a piece exactly like it. They don’t just give you a check and say “Sorry Charlie.”

    But wait, there is more. They extend jewelry coverage worldwide.

    Lose your ring scuba diving in Cancun? You’re covered.

    Hiking to Machu Pichu and lose your watch? No problem.Jewelers Mutual will be there to help you recover and replace your lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry.




    Protect your jewelry against the unknowns of life. Check out Jewelers Mutual today at http://jewelersmutual.com.

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  • 19 Sep 2017

    The Base To Build Your Jewelry Foundation

    Everyone knows those must have staple pieces in your wardrobe.


    The little black dress.

    The stiletto heels.

    A fitted skinny jean.

    A white shirt.


    You get the point.

    Similar to fashion, jewelry works the same way. There are vital pieces of jewelry that create the base of your collection. You can wear them alone or build upon them with current trends or other accessories. The important part to remember is trends may come and go, but these will never go out of style.



    Now folks, one quick point I want to make, the key is to invest in quality jewelry. I am not talking about purchasing the two for $10 deal at Charlotte Russe. Trust me, your kids will much rather be willed a bracelet that does not leave their wrist green. This is where the quality silver and gold part comes in. Never fear, we will discuss what classifies as quality gold and silver in a future blog post, or for immediate response give us a call at (712) 255-7229.



    Now, grab a pen and paper or pull up the “Notes” on your iPhone because you will want to write these down.

    The classic diamond stud earrings. You can never go wrong. One way to change these up is go with a bigger or smaller carat size, depending on what fits and looks best on your ears.



    Instead of having just one tennis bracelet, you will want at least ten because you will be obsessed with them. They go with any color, look, or style. They are very diverse and are an important staple to have in your jewelry collection.



    I love the solitaire necklace because you can wear it alone or stack it with other pieces. The other necklaces could be classics or trendier pieces, depending on the look you are going for.




    Who said diamond rings are only for engagements? Solitaire diamond rings can be worn anyway and purchased for special occasions or moments in life.




    • Silver and Gold Stackable Bracelets

    Simple and elegant, what more can I say? These will complete any look.




    Other than the fact you can tell yourself you are a good person and ecologically sustainable for buying John Hardy because they were one of the first brands to go green. John Hardy bracelets are gorgeous. They easily can go with any other jewelry you own and can be worn as an everyday look.



    Even though you may not use it to tell time, a classic watch is imperative to your accessories collection. It is a simple statement piece that you can wear everyday. Personally, I think it adds a sophisticated and chic depth to a look.



    Building your jewelry base is important. Yes, it will take some time and a little investment, but it is worth it in the long run. We promise.

    What are some of your foundation pieces you have in your wardrobe? We would love to hear. Comment below!

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