May Emerald Birthstone

May Emerald Birthstone

Happy birthday May ladies! May birthdays fall right in the heart of spring, and the emerald is the perfect gem to symbolize and celebrate this month.Today we’re highlighting the Emerald, prized for its brilliant and beautiful green color.

Emerald color can range from light green to a deep, rich green. The most desirable emerald colors are bluish green to pure green with strong to vivid color saturation and medium to medium-dark tone.

Some fun facts about this beautiful gemstone:

  • Emerald is the symbol of rebirth, and is believed to give good fortune, foresight, and youth
  • The emerald was mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, but some estimate that the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old
  • These gems are highly prized and intensely colored ones can be quite rare

Take a look at some of our top gifting ideas!

1. Emerald & diamond  halo pendant

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2. Emerald & diamond halo earrings and pendant

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3. Gold emerald & diamond pendant

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

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the loved ones in your life. Whether it be a significant other, family member or friend, spread the love with the perfect gift from Michaels Jewelers. With Valentine’s quickly approaching, we’re sharing our top Valentine’s Day gift ideas they’ll cherish all year round.

Gifts For Her

1. 14K yellow gold Puff Heart Necklace – $179

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2. Sterling silver Diamond Heart Soulmate Pendant – $249

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3. Two tone Love Disc Pendant – $49.50

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4. 14K white gold Diamond Bezel Ring – $399

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Gifts For Him

1. Citizen Eco Drive Calendrier Watch – $356

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2. Visconti Rembrandt Pen – Prices May Vary

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3. Bulova Watch – Prices May Vary

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Click below to check out our full Valentine’s Day Catalog!valentine's day catalog 2018

Gifts For Gal Pals Under $100

GIFTS FOR GAL PALS

Galentine’s Day is an increasingly popular holiday where women celebrate their incredible friendships. What better way to show your gal pals how much you value their friendships than with an amazing Galentine’s Day gift. 

Find the perfect Galentine’s Day gift for your BFF’s:

1. Friendship Jewelry for proud BFF’s – Alex And Ani Best Friends Bangle Set – $48 & Be Yourself Bangle – $38

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2. ❤ Jewelry – PANDORA Two Hearts Ring – $45 & PANDORA Rose Two Hearts Ring – $60

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3. Crown Jewelry – PANDORA Rose My Princess Ring – $80 & PANDORA Rose Timeless Elegance Earrings – $100

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4. Keys to Friendship – Alex And Ani Key To Love Necklace – $38

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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!

Holiday Gifts Under $150

Today we’re sharing our top holiday picks under $150. These gift ideas are perfect for any woman in your life, and can be cherished for years to come.

#1 STERLING SILVER & DIAMOND ANGEL PENDANT  – $149

First up is this sterling silver diamond Angel Pendant coming in at just under $150. This necklace is 18 inches in length with .10cttw in diamonds. Perfect for any seasonal outfit or worn all year round!

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Sterling Silver Diamond Angel Pendant

#2 PANDORA LAVISH SPARKLE RING – $125

Our next pick is the PANDORA Lavish Sparkle Ring as seen in O, The Oprah Magazine Favorite Things Issue. This ring features sterling silver with cubic zirconia stones, and gives a contemporary look with antique-inspired textures.

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Pandora Lavish Sparkle Ring

#3 ALEX AND ANI NORTH STAR CHARM BANGLE – $32

Our third holiday gift idea is the ALEX AND ANI North Star Charm Bangle. Carry the North Star as a constant and dependable guide – its direction never fails you. This bracelet comes in a silver or gold finish, and can be layered for a fun stacked look. *Available in our Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington Michaels Jewelers locations.

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Alex And Ani North Star Charm Bangle

#4 PANDORA ROSE TIMELESS ELEGANCE EARRINGS – $100

We also wanted to feature the PANDORA Rose Timeless Elegance Earrings for all of the rose gold tone lovers out there! These earrings feature a halo of cubic zirconia stones surrounding a danube-cut center stone.  PANDORA Rose can be described as a unique metal blend consisting of copper and silver with rose gold plating. This timeless design is also available in sterling silver.

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PANDORA Rose Timeless Elegance Earrings

#5 STERLING SILVER FASHION PENDANT – $99

Our final holiday gift guide pick is this sterling silver fashion pendant. This necklace is 18 inches in length, and has a brushed finished tear drop slide. It can be dressed up or down, and is great for any occasion.

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Sterling Silver Fashion Pendant

Well, that’s a wrap for our holiday gift guide under $150. We hope that these ideas will help you find the perfect gift for any woman in your life. We would love for you to share your favorite jewelry piece from this guide in the comments below! Happy Holidays!

Top Holiday Jewelry Trends

The holidays are almost here!  We’re here to guide you to the perfect gift so we’ve put together a few of our favorite holiday jewelry trends to help you with your holiday gifting needs!

1. Personal Pendants: 

Personalized pendants are one of the top jewelry trends this season because they have personality. These personalized pendants include name plate necklaces, monograms, zodiac signs, and specialty pendants that make a statement.

2. Long Earrings:

This is one of our favorite trends! Fun and fashionable long earrings can be taken from day to night. Make a statement with a cascading style or try a pair with mixed metals.

3. Pearl Accents:

Pearl accents are one of the top holiday jewelry trends this season! These classic beauties are making a comeback among jewelry designers. As opposed to the classic pearl designs, we’re seeing delicate accents paired with trendy designs like the “Y” bar necklace featured below.

4. Statement Rings:

Lastly, we’re seeing statement rings make a comeback. There have been a lot of ring trends lately, from stackables to multiple rings on one hand. While we love these other trends, statement rings are a standout this holiday season.

 

We hope that these holiday jewelry trends and ideas help you get a strong start to your holiday shopping! Let us know what your favorite jewelry trends are in the comments below, and be sure to check out more fun styles at Michaels Jewelers.