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What is the Latest New Jewelry Trend?

What’s the latest new jewelry trend? Pyramid Stud Jewelry, of course! The pyramid, a symbol of ancient Egypt, has been experiencing a very modern revival. We have been loving this bold little shape that has shown up on shoes, bags, and of course jewelry.

 

The Pyramid Stud Craze is Going Strong! Shown here are Valentino Pyramid Stud Shoes, a Pyramid Studded iPhone Case, and Pyramid Stud Earrings and Necklace by Adiamor.
The Pyramid Stud Craze is Going Strong! Shown here are Valentino Pyramid Stud Shoes, a Pyramid Studded iPhone Case, and Pyramid Stud Earrings and Necklace by Adiamor.

We just couldn’t resist making some versions of our own pyramid stud jewelry as part of this new jewelry trend, and they turned out gorgeous!

Our New Pyramid Stud Jewelry Collection Features Bracelets, Earrings and Necklaces in White, Rose and Yellow Gold!
Our New Pyramid Stud Jewelry Collection Features Bracelets, Earrings and Necklaces in White, Rose and Yellow Gold!

Shiny pyramids of white, yellow and rose gold hang on dainty chains in these delightful pieces. Both the necklace and bracelet look great layered with other charms or on their own.

Starting at just $250.00, this is a great way to stay on trend with the latest craze in jewelry! Enjoy! 🙂

 

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Which Gold Goes Best With Your Diamond?

For years the debate has raged over which type of gold is best suited to diamond jewelry. While you’ll likely spend less for the setting than you will for the stone, you certainly don’t want to end up with a band or chain that doesn’t compliment your finest diamonds. Jewelry should be an exquisite marriage of form, color, and natural beauty harnessed by the hands of man. If the metal that cages your rock is out of whack, you may as well scrap the whole works! Luckily, there are a few types of gold to choose from so you can find the right look for the jewelry you love.

Yellow gold is the classic standard, as it was pretty much the only option available until just a few decades ago. Since then, advances in the science of metallurgy have produced the current popular favorite, white gold, which is basically just yellow gold treated with rhodium to look like bright and shiny silver that never tarnishes. And finally there is rose gold, a salmon-y pink, almost copper-colored ore that is predominantly found in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Interestingly, it has gained some measure of popularity in the last few years and is more and more prevalent in modern gemstone jewelry. However, due to its color in a field where the stone is the star, it will likely never outshine industry standards like its sisters, yellow and white.

The type of gold you choose to set your diamonds in is entirely up to you, but before you decide, there are a couple of things to consider, namely the color of your skin and the color of your stone. If either tends towards the warmer tones, you may want to select yellow gold, and the reason is twofold. For one thing, it will not call attention to either your skin or the diamond in a negative way. As a result, it will almost certainly be more flattering. Second, it is likely to enjoy more longevity since it was around first and classic trends seem to be on the rebound. On the other hand, white gold is closer to platinum, which is considered by some to be even more elegant and timeless than gold. It’s a toss-up, especially considering that the value of a diamond has little to do with the setting. In truth, you ought to simply pick the option that looks better and matches your particular aesthetic since you are the one who must wear it!

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Men’s Wedding Bands

While all the excitement surrounding an engagement is typically about the bride-to-be’s engagement ring, the man’s wedding band is still quite special. Careful thought and consideration should be taken when choosing the groom’s wedding band as this is his symbolic way of showing his love and commitment to his bride. It’s an indicator that somewhere out in the world, he has a woman he loves, and that loves him. And best of all, compared to the extreme expense of the bride’s engagement ring, the groom’s wedding band is reasonably priced.

The cost of a man’s wedding band varies from a low $100, to a high of $2000. Typically, rings average at around $600. While it’s not as extreme a range as for a woman’s engagement ring, it’s still a very noticeable difference. This depends on what kind of metal it is, and if there are any additions such as diamonds to the band. The most popular metals are white gold and gold. White gold is by far the most popular as it’s cheaper than platinum and has a similar appearance. The main drawback is that it can yellow over time, as opposed to platinum which will not. Gold is seen as the classic choice, with a vintage appeal and timeless look. The disadvantage with gold is that it is a soft metal and can be nicked and scratched quite easily.

On the high end of the spectrum, you have platinum, and on the low end, tungsten and titanium. Platinum is the first class choice of men’s wedding bands. That being said, it is also the most expensive. The price is justified by its heavy durability and everlasting shine. Platinum rings have a unique look to them and are exceptionally strong, which can sometimes be considered a reflection of the marriage.

Tungsten is an excellent choice as it’s durable and very inexpensive. Unfortunately, it’s practically impossible to re-size. That being said, it will not scratch or tarnish like other more expensive rings.

Titanium is by far the cheapest type of ring. It’s also very strong and can offer a very masculine look. The biggest drawback of a titanium band is their inability to be re-sized. This makes gaining a small amount of weight or finger swelling a scary prospect.