Caring For Your Jewelry

Whether you have just recently got engaged, received something sparkly over the holidays or just want to keep your existing jewelry shining bright, take a look at our tips on how to best care for your jewelry:

Jewelry boxes can collect dust and can quickly become disorganized – take a moment to wipe down your jewelry box and use a lint roller to roll up and pesky dust particles.

  • Organize your jewelry by category and make sure to store properly – remember, anything silver should be stored in an anti-tarnish pouch!  We recommend storing costume jewelry separately from fine jewelry, this can prevent additional tarnishing and helps you remember what’s fine jewelry vs costume
  • Find any jewelry that may not fit your style anymore?  We offer restyling – let us transform your outdated jewelry into something new and modern.  Another option is to bring your jewelry to be evaluated by our buyers – who knows what some of your jewelry can be worth!  We offer trades or cash for jewelry, scrap gold and more!

When was the last time you looked closely at your jewelry?  There may be some wear or damage to your precious jewelry that can easily be fixed.

Take your precious goods to any Michaels Jewelers location to have it inspected to make sure all prongs are tight and clasps are working properly to avoid losing stones or your jewelry all together.  There’s nothing worse than losing a cherished piece of jewelry.

Does your white gold look dull?  We offer Rhodium plating that will make your jewelry look brand new! Is your watch not running?  We can replace batteries on the spot!  Michaels Jewelers is a full service jeweler who can take care of any jewelry repair and restoration needs.

 

There are 3 easy ways to clean your jewelry:

1. Bring your jewelry to any Michaels Jewelers location for a complimentary cleaning & inspection.  Professional cleaning systems are far superior than any home treatment plus you get the benefit of having a professional inspect your jewelry for any issues (see above), plus its FREE!
2. Invest in an at-home cleaning system.  Our Michaels Jewelers Care Kit has all the essentials needed to make your jewelry truly shine.  At a $14.95 price point – receive an all purpose cleaner, 4 ply polishing cloth, anti-tarnish pouch and anti-tarnish strips.  Michaels Jewelers New Cleaning Solutions can be used on any jewelry – from silver to semi-precious and porous gemstones.  If you do not have a Michaels Jewelers Care Kit or New Cleaning Solution,  be careful and read the label on any jewelry cleaner to make sure that it is compatible with your jewelry
3. For For an easy DIY cleaning, soak your ring for a few minutes in mild dish soap and warm water, then scrub carefully with a soft toothbrush

 

Click below to see how our care kit works!

Michaels Jewelers’ Care Kit

 

If you ever have any questions related to your jewelry care, reach out to our professional jewelers who would be happy to help!
 

The Best Jewelry From the Golden Globes

Today we’re sharing the best jewelry from the 75th Annual Golden Globes along with inspired pieces to get the look!

Two of the biggest trends on the red carpet seem to be statement earrings and necklaces. These pieces were the star of the show with most celebs wearing their hair up or pushed back to let these pieces shine.

Glamorous Earrings

We’re loving these glamorous drop earrings. Get Dakota Johnson’s look with the PANDORA Cascading Glamour Earrings

We have two great earring options that are inspired by Gal Gadot’s look on the red carpet! First, are these stunning 18K white gold diamond spiral drop earrings. Get the look for less with these PANDORA Shooting Stars Earrings.

Bold Necklaces

Make a statement with this two tone shimmering dangle necklace inspired by Greta Gerwig’s look.

Last but not least we’re featuring two necklace options so you can get Issa Rae’s look! First up is this platinum Art Deco Era emerald and diamond necklace. Second, is this gorgeous yellow gold emerald and diamond necklace .

Let us know what your favorite looks are from the Golden Globes red carpet! We’re looking forward to seeing all of the fun trends to come this award season.

January Birthstone Highlight

Today we’re highlighting the January birthstone, garnet. Red garnets have a long history, but this gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors from greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. The price of the piece will likely increase for more rare colors like green or blue.

Here are some quick facts about this gemstone:

Garnet

  • The garnet is so durable, remnants of garnet jewelry can be found as far back as the Bronze Age
  • The garnet symbolizes deep and lasting friendship
  • Can also be used to toast a 2nd wedding anniversary
  • Find a cut that spreads light evenly over the surface of the garnet. This will help bring out the overall beauty and color of the gemstone.

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14K White Gold Garnet & Diamond Ring

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18K Yellow Gold Multi-Colored Gemstone Necklacegarnet bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Grossular Garnet & Diamond Bracelet

To learn more about this gorgeous gemstone – check out the American Gem Society article found here.

Ultra Violet – Pantone Color of the Year

Ultra Violet – Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone has recently announced the 2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet. For those of you who have a passion for purple, this color trend is for you!

Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple that is rich like the night sky. It communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

We thought it was fitting to share our favorite jewelry pieces that show off this beautiful purple hue!

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Amethyst & Diamond Pendant

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Amethyst & Diamond Ring

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Amethyst & Diamond Bracelet

Are you feeling this year’s color? Visit one of our 10 Michaels Jewelers locations to see more gemstones that exhibit this Ultra Violet hue.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Still need a gift for that special someone? Not to worry! Let our specialists help find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

A Gift that Sparkles

Diamond Jewelry

A Pop of Color

Jewelry with Gemstones

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

We hope that these gift ideas help you find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life! Plus- We’re opening early and staying late, just for you! View our Holiday Hours here.

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2017 men’s holiday gift guide is finally here! Today we’re sharing all of our top jewelry and accessory picks for any man in your life.

#1 Visconti Pens 

We love the classic design of Visconti’s Rembrandt collection. These pens are made from natural variegated resin, and show off the brands Italian design and craftsmanship. They come in seven colors, and are available in our Westfarms and Meriden Michaels locations.

Visconti Pens

Visconti Rembrandt Pens

#2 Cuff Links

Our second gift recommendation is a classic pair of cuff links. These Morgan Grant Armor Cuff Links feature a sterling silver design.

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Morgan Grant Armor Cuff Links

#3 Designer Watch

Our next gift idea is a watch – select a model that fits their needs as well as their style. We have 3 recommendations, all at different price points. First, we’re featuring the Citizen Eco Drive Watch, which comes in at $469. Next is the Bulova Curv – $747, and for the luxury watch connoisseur, the Rolex Submariner is a great choice- $7950.

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Citizen Eco Drive Watch

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Bulova Curv Watch

Men's Rolex Watch

Rolex Submariner Watch

#4 William Henry Knives & Pens

William Henry knives and pens are a great luxury gift for men. This American brand is based on creating timeless personal style for men through unique accessories. Plus – you can find unique one-of-a-kind edition pieces at a William Henry Trunk Show. Today Only (Dec 15th) – Visit our Westfarms location from 2:00PM-9:00PM & receive 10% off during the trunk show!

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William Henry Knives

#5 Leather Bracelets

Our final gift recommendation is a simple leather bracelet. The bracelet we’re featuring is sterling silver and black braided leather. This style has a sapphire accent and magnetic closure. This bracelet is also available in brown braided leather.

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Sterling & Leather Men’s Bracelet

That wraps up our 2017 Men’s Holiday Gift Guide! We hope that these recommendations help you find the perfect gift for any man in your life. Happy Holidays!