November Birthstone!



The word citrine comes from the old French word “citrin” meaning lemon. It is one of the more rare forms of quartz. It ranges in color from the palest of yellow to a dark amber called Madeira. Citrine is known to change color when exposed to heat, so it is important to keep it out of direct sunlight. It ranks a 7 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. Citrine is found mainly in Brazil, but it is also found in Bolivia and Madagascar.

It was believed to have magical powers and was worn to ward off evil thoughts, the plague, bad skin and snake venom. Citrine was also used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments. Getting a gift of citrine is a symbol of hope and strength. In addition to being November’s birthstone, it is also the suggested gemstone for the 13th 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!

Yellow Gold is Making a Comeback

2cb9d6d1-4d65-496d-b958-a44500dbb9a0af869b85-9b04-4268-a32a-a4bf00fe8f43bbdd1fe4-d35e-4127-aec8-a4c100b158d43e4941d0-d77e-4f3e-9ffd-a4270098df75-1Yellow gold started making a re-appearance in high fashion the last five years, but it’s starting to make its way into the mainstream and is really giving white gold a run for its money. We’re not seeing a return of the 1990s big, loud “bling-y” way; this style is more of a classic and romantic look from the 1930s Art Deco style – lots of linear lines and shapes that give a bigger look without taking a bite out of your wallet.

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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

New Arrivals!

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The meaning of a solitary arrow represents defense and protection from harm.  It can also be used as a symbol of movement or direction or love.  I think it is so interesting that something that isn’t a heart could symbolize love, how unique! These simple arrow designs  have everyone talking.  I have been seeing arrow EVERYTHING lately and i am very happy about it! . These pendants completely remind me of “Cupids Arrow” and would make such a wonderful valentines day gift for someone special! The diamond arrow contains 1/10 carat total weight of  round cut diamonds. Both of these arrow pendants come with the chain and are  available in 14 karat yellow, white and rose (pink) gold.

Gold Arrow:$490.00

Diamond Arrow:$715.00

– Jessica

Areial Triple Diamond Necklace

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New Arrival!

this super sparkly pendant has caught everyone’s eye!

What the Duo thinks:

Jess– This particular design was a created by Ilaria, who is the head designer on the Hearts On Fire team.  She originally got inspired by the natural elements meaning water, sun,  and leaves.  For me personally it makes me think of summertime,  The look of the two rounds together creating a fancy pear shape really symbolizes a hot July day, when the sun just begins to set.

Vic– This Hearts On Fire piece reminds me of the typical 80’s style.  The spikes, leather jackets, and big hair come to mind when i see this pendant (In a good way)!  I love the style and obviously the 80’s are coming back and they are bringing the yellow gold with it!

About the pendant:

The six round brilliant cut diamonds are set in 18 karat white gold with a combined total weight of approximately 0.45 carats.