2020 Fall Fashion Trends

By Emily on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 in Fashion Trends. No Comments

With autumn right around the corner, we’ll soon be switching out our summer shorts, dresses, and sandals for sweaters and boots. So what are the “it” pieces of jewelry that all the fashionistas will be wearing with this year’s fall outfits? Here are the top five fall fashion jewelry trends for 2020. Gold Chokers: A… Read More


Jewelry Trends for 2020

By Emily on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 in Fashion Trends. No Comments

With every new year comes new fashion trends. 2020 is no exception, as we’re starting to see certain jewelry styles really take off.  Necklaces, in particular, are expected to be one of the most fashionable accessories to wear this year. Here are five of the forecasted jewelry trends for 2020. Layered Necklaces. In past years,… Read More


Fall 2019 Jewelry Trends

By Emily on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 in Fashion Trends. No Comments

As we switch from summer to fall, we put away the t-shirts, shorts, and dresses and bring out the sweaters, pants, and leggings. But as many of you already know, an outfit is only as good as the accessories you pair with it. So which jewelry pieces should you wear with your autumn outfits? Here… Read More


South Sea Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

With incomparable beauty and intrigue, it’s no wonder why South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls in the world.  Here are some interesting facts surrounding these gorgeous gems. Silver-Lipped South Sea Pearls South Sea pearls develop from a special type of oyster called the Pinctada maxima. The largest oyster used in pearl production, the… Read More


Akoya Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

White, round and lustrous, akoya pearls are typically the pearls that come to mind when thinking about classic pearl jewelry.  Revered for more than 100 years, akoya pearls have had quite the history. Here are some interesting facts about this gorgeous animal-made gem. Cultured akoya pearls are created by inserting a small nucleus and small… Read More


How to Tell If Your Pearls Are Genuine

By Emily on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 in Guides, Informational, Pearls. No Comments

For whatever reason, you may have come into possession of pearl jewelry and aren’t sure whether or not the pearls are genuine. Here are some questions you can ask yourself that will help determine whether the pearls you own are ones worth keeping. Are the pearls heavy? Genuine pearls are heavier than those made from… Read More


Pearls of Tahiti

By Emily on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

Commonly known for their black color, Tahitian pearls are indigenous to the South Pacific region of French Polynesia. Second only in value to South Sea pearls, Tahitian pearls represent some of the most sought after pearls in the world. They are cultivated from the black-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster and take many years… Read More


2017 Holiday Jewelry Trends

By Emily on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Fashion Trends, Gift Ideas, Holiday. No Comments

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get all those special people in your life. A gift of fine jewelry allows you the chance to take her breath away and surprise her with something she’ll cherish for the rest of her life. When it comes to shopping… Read More


Wisconsin’s Pearl Rush

By Emily on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Gemstones, History, Informational, Milwaukee, Pearls. No Comments

Imagine that you’re living in south-central Wisconsin during the late 1800’s. You make $10 a week and have to spend most of that money on food and shelter. Suddenly you read a story in the town newspaper about a local resident who found a pearl in Sugar River and sold it for $100. Later you… Read More