Birthstone of the Month!

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AQUAMARINE: MARCH

The word aquamarine is derived from the word aqua meaning “water” and maris meaning “sea”. This gem comes in several shades of blue ranging from blue-green to a light sky blue. Aquamarine is a 7.5 to 8 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. It is a member of the beryl family and is readily available in many different shapes and sizes.

It is said to protect against sea sickness, protect against dangers at sea and is thought to originate from a mermaids jewelry box. Aquamarine is also believed to bring wisdom, success, true love, peace, and popularity to those who wear it. It is believed to reawaken tired marriages and symbolizes safety and security. Aquamarine has long been believed to be a curer of problems with the vocal cords, speech and problems with the thyroid gland.

Aquamarine is found mainly in Brazil, but is also located in China, India, USA, Australia, and Africa. It was adopted as the Colorado state gemstone in 1971 and is the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 19th year of marriage.

THIS JUST IN: Moon earrings

THE “crest” earrings are here to stay

crest pendantcrest earringsAfter watching the eclipse the other night, it really gave me a new appreciation for the moon! Take a look at these two new pieces we have at Steffan’s! The crest pendant comes in sterling silver(which is pictured below). They are also available in 14 karat white, yellow and rose gold! These ARE available for shipping. For more information on pricing please contact jessica@steffansjewelers.com!


Yellow Gold is Making a Comeback

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Hearts On Fire:Beloved collection

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Beloved Earrings

A stunning ensemble of perfectly cut Hearts On Fire diamonds creates an exceptional diamond stud earring that is beyond brilliant and truly “beloved”. – HOF

The beloved earrings have something truly special about them. They showcase their eye-catching beauty, in a simple floral arrangement with minimal metal showing.  These earrings are an absolute must have and will be sure to sparkle up your life.

OOTD…

Outfit of the day

Staring Ilaria Lanzoni

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Here is Ilaria, the Hearts On Fire head designer.  This look is so perfect for a day at the office,a casual day with friends, or a nice lunch outfit.  Professional yet so very stylish. She has layered three diamond pendants going smallest to largest.  Continuing the layering, she has stacked many stunning beaded bracelets. Simplicity at its finest.  She tops it off with one over-the-top ring that is just so gorgeous and truly a must have.

Not just the ring… Part 1

Bridal Party Gifts

Remember that the engagement ring is just the preview of the main event: the wedding! While the ring is one of the most IMPORTANT pieces to the pie… the are many more steps that you and your chosen jeweler will take together. Bridal party gifts and wedding day jewelry is all picked out of the day of the wedding! Engravable items are great choices for these special people on your special day. day-of-wedding1

Alex & Ani

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Alex and Ani is pioneering its own definition of corporate consciousness with sustainable initiatives and the creation of high quality, thoughtfully manufactured pieces. We are committed to building a culture that focuses entirely on mindful actions. Our products are hand crafted in America. Our stores are purposefully located on main streets to encourage growth in local economies. Our items are designed for longevity, as artisanal pieces that can be passed from one generation to the next. To us, sustainability is an essential idea that means contributing to a new way of thinking and acting that considers the well-being of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. We empower individuals to actively create the world they want to live in. Alex and Ani’s ethos is living consciously, turning a lifestyle brand into a way of life.”

-Jess