Jewelry Shopping For Sport – Where Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer Likes To Shop

Jewelry BoxI love estate jewelry and although when I go jewelry shopping I try to focus on never buying new, unless it is something that is custom made in the shop at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, I stick to eBay to find my watches and places like 1st Dibs and other auction sites to find those special pieces that can round out not only what I have in the showroom, but also what my wife has in her jewelry box.

But, sometimes it’s fun to go jewelry shopping for sport, and there are places that I prefer to shop because I love the designs, the metals that are used and more importantly the creativity that I get to see in the pieces.  Don’t get me wrong, I see creativity every day in the engagement rings that we produce at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, but it’s a different type of creativity, not like the jewelry designer who starts to sketch and then gets out a blow torch and some metal and creates. [Read more...]

Jewelry Trends Made Famous By Hollywood

Jewelry TrendsI love a good movie and I love good jewelry and I have to admit that I have fallen victim to some of the jewelry trends that have been made famous by Hollywood.  Hollywood has an influence over so many things we do, wear, say and act that it is no surprise that jewelry trends would be among one of the things that they influence as well. [Read more...]

Antique Engagement Rings – Go Antique or Go Home

Antique Engagement RingsI love a shiny diamond in a shiny setting that is all blinged out with diamonds and such, but there is something about antique engagement rings that have so much style and substance that I can’t help but wonder why more people don’t go this route when they are buying engagement rings.

First, to be considered an antique, the piece must be at least 100 years old.  Now, you can buy something that is a reproduction, in other words, it was made to look old, but that is not the same as an actual antique.  Think about it…each of these antique engagement rings tells a story.  Wouldn’t it be cool to add your story to the timeline of the story that has already unfolded? [Read more...]

What Do Gold and The Price of Tea in China Have in Common?

Gold barsIs this a riddle? No.  What do gold and the price of tea in China have in common? They are both falling.  The question is why. And the answer my friends, is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.

Actually, I don’t know the answer, which is why I am reaching out to my readers, who are smarter than me and probably smarter than a third grader too.  So, for those of you who have been selling your gold, you might want to buy it back, because the price of gold has plummeted.  And I mean like a ton of gold…er bricks. [Read more...]

The Cuff Link – Elegant Estate Jewelry for Men

Bulgari Cuff linksI have had cuff links on my mind lately.  I think it’s because my son, Jonathan is getting married.  I have gotten a new tuxedo for the occasion and with that a new tuxedo shirt that I want a new pair of cuff links for.  A beautiful pair came into my showroom, but I missed out on them, and I have been on the hunt ever since.

Other than a watch and a wedding band, cuff links are the one piece of jewelry that I love as a man. The funny thing is, although I don’t wear cuffed shirts often I love the sophistication and the history of them, which prompted me to become a collector. [Read more...]