September Birthstone: Sapphire

sapphireSapphire comes from the Greek word “sapphirus” meaning blue. It is a very hard stone, with a ranking of 9 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. The sapphire is a variety of the mineral Corundum, which is found in every color of the rainbow. Red corundum is considered a ruby, with all other colors being classified as sapphire and blue being the most prized color. Sapphires are found in Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, China and Madagascar. Continue reading

Celestial Wheel Alex and Ani: Aries

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Aries Celestial Wheel Charm Bangle

Adventurous • Dynamic • Courageous

The first sign of the zodiac, coinciding with the spring equinox, the symbolic rebirth of the year, Aries is a courageous pioneer and a natural leader. Passionate, forthright, and brave, Aries is not afraid to stand up for what is right. The ultimate fire sign, the ram has a great exuberance for life, enjoying everything the world has to offer.

Crafted in our Yellow Gold and Shiny Silver Finishes, each charm is adorned to our signature Expandable Wire Bangle. Expandable from 2” to 3.5” in diameter.

Fall Styles!

FALL LOOKS WE’RE HEAD OVER HEELS FORtrillion

Fall is here  – and with it, tons of new fall trends and fashions. I’m sharing five of my favorite looks below – things I’ve seen on runways and stores. I’m betting if you look around, you’ll see them, too.

The warm rose gold hues really make the gemstones pop. Rose gold continues to be a huge trend for us. These earrings are great because you can add in any color combinations.

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Raising The Bar

barIt has many names – trapeze, column, bar, matchstick, line drop; it has many admirers – Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, Rihanna, and Jessica Alba – just to name a few; and it’s hotter than liquid gold in the metal room. It’s the bar necklace. And we can’t get enough.

 

bar2Consider it a step up from ID tags. The delicate, yet statement motif can be kept classically plain, engraved for a personal touch, or bejeweled for mega effect. It can be worn with any outfit, for any occasion – going from red-carpet-ready to weekly-grocery- store-trek without much effort.

The bar necklace is in line with a lot of other popular trends like layering, minimalism, and the geometric look. It’s a trending item that can work for a variety of customers and price points.”

– Lauren Garvey, Diamond & Gem Product Manager

Now, let’s talk options – a girl’s gotta have ’em right? And while you may think there isn’t much you can do to spice up a straight line, we’d be happy to prove you wrong.

Traditional
While the classic horizontal, straight bar looks fantastic by itself, you could add a diamond, gemstone, or even engraving to make the look your own.

14kt Rose 1/10 CTW Diamond Bar 17.5" Necklace

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14kt White 3-Stone 17.5" Necklace for Mother

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14kt Yellow 6x34mm Engravable Bar 17.5" Necklace

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Vertical
Rotate that baby 90º clockwise for a chic vertical look. And adding stones, whether they are of the diamond or gem variety, is always a good idea.

14kt White Bar Pendant

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14kt White 1/5 CTW Diamond Vertical Bar Pendant

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14kt White 3 Stone Pendant Mounting for Mother

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Contemporary
For a more modern look, opt for a wave, a curve, multiple layers, or even a little extra metallic flair.

14kt White 1/8 CTW Diamond 18" Necklace

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14kt Rose 1/8 CTW Diamond 16" Necklace86291 14kt Yellow .08 CTW Diamond 17.5" Necklace

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14kt Yellow 1/6 CTW Diamond 17.5" Necklace86290

Got thoughts on this trend? Like it? Leave it? Let us know in the comments below. And visit Stuller.com to see our entire assortment of bar necklace options.