This time of year, colors are exploding! Not just in nature but all around. Outfits start to reflect the seasonal change and you might find yourself pulling out some jewelry that you only wear during the spring and summer season. We certainly love this time of year and all the beauty that blossoms but it’s very important to make sure you’re properly taking care of your jewelry. (more…)
So many things are going to be changing this month. The snow is withering away, the days are getting longer and spring officially begins on the 20th. Maybe there has been a new relationship blossoming in your life that you’re ready to take to the next level, or perhaps you’re celebrating a special milestone. Whatever the occasion, Goodman’s Jeweler’s is all about celebration! (more…)
Sure it’s a new year but what’s changed in your life? A lot of us are setting goals and making plans for the New Year but there are things that we can’t necessarily make happen. Maybe you’ve noticed that a relationship has already blossomed in your life that you weren’t even looking for. Love just has a unique way of working in our lives and we don’t always see it coming. (more…)
Soon the holidays will come to a close, the bustle will begin to fade, and the everyday routines start back up. There is one thing that will continue to sparkle year round though, the gift of jewelry. When you take the time to search your heart and get a gift that reflects your love, it continues to grow. We love this time of year for so many reasons but most importantly because we get to hear about all of the wonderful stories behind the gifts. (more…)
There are so many things to be thankful for in our lives. This month hones in on all that we hold close to our hearts. At Goodman’s Jewelers, we are showing our thanks to you; November 27th and 28th, we are holding our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events! We could simply say thank you, but we wanted to show our appreciation for your continued support of Goodman’s and the Madison community.
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday will feature Sarah’s Hope Trunk Show. Sarah’s Hope Jewelry was established to support small business, giving people living in impoverished situations a chance to support themselves and their families, as well as other small development business programs. Food pantries, soup kitchens, the United Way, Hospice, women’s shelters and habitat for humanity have all benefited from Sarah’s Hope Jewelry. Since the 2011 holiday season, Sarah’s Hope Jewelry and its customers have helped raise $80,000 for local charities.
Sarah’s Hope Jewelry features their proprietary stone E’Seperene; it’s a composite that combines quartz crystals with metal oxides to create exceptionally vibrant colors that shift dynamically as they reflect light. This makes each stone as unique as the person who wears it. You can see more of the Sarah’s Hope collection here.
During our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, you will receive 20% off all items from Sarah’s Hope Jewelry. Also starting Black Friday and continuing through the holidays, anyone who spends $500 or more will get a free gift: a Jewelers for Children gem and jewelry care kit.
Thank you for supporting Goodman’s Jewelers and the Madison community, now let us show our appreciation, November 27th and 28th.
Just Jules Jewelry is coming to Goodman’s July 10th and 11th. Julie Romanenko’s work will take you to a creative wonderland. Her talents have lead her all over the world and have attracted a very dedicated following. For two days you’ll be able to see the vast collection that has made Just Jules Jewelry a standout in custom jewelry. (more…)
Just around the bend: opening day for public swimming pools. As you’re digging out your swimsuits and pool noodles, or jaunting off to Target to get the kids a new pair of flip-flops, there’s one swim-season to-do item you might not even have on your list. It could be one of the most important ones of all. (more…)
Fitbit didn’t start it, and we doubt they’ll have the final say. Wearable technology goes way back to the ‘80s. (Anyone remember calculator wristwatches?) The initial thrill of being able to wear all our high tech is starting to simmer down. Now, sights are set on beautifying it. That’s why technology jewelry is the next big thing. (more…)
As jewelers, we need to keep an eye on Fashion Week every year. It comes with the territory. This season, we couldn’t help but notice a funky jewelry trend on the catwalk. A number of the models were sporting a single earring instead of a pair:
There were also a few who wore mismatched earrings, with one earring being way larger than the other. Scarlett Johansson liked the look so much, she sported it on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars:
The lopsided-jewelry trend actually appeared last spring, when ear cuffs made their resurgence. But it wasn’t the first time the fashion world has seen it. In fact, the look dates as far back as the late 16th century, when English courtiers wore a pearl-drop earring in just one ear. They left the other as naked as the day it was born. The same trend showed up in France a century later. We’re not sure when mismatched earrings first came into vogue, but the iconic 1980s drummer Sheila E. sure gave it a go:
As jewelers, we probably ought to be the biggest cheerleader of at least the mismatched look. But we can’t bring ourselves to champion the trend. Our consciences won’t let us. For the same reason, we can’t come out clapping for the single-earring look either.
Like much of what shows up on the catwalks during Fashion Week, this funky trend is not likely to last and not likely to make its way very far into the mainstream. We can almost guarantee that any adult woman walking around wearing just one earring is going to be stopped every five minutes to be told she’s lost an earring. And those women sporting a mismatched set will be presumed to have half-empty flasks of whisky stowed in their purses.
In general there was a fair amount of emphasis on asymmetrical looks—particularly with the hemlines of skirts—at this month’s Fashion Week. It’s a nice look, but we think it should stay below the neckline. What do you think?
In case your mother or grandmother never told you, there are two staple items that belong in every woman’s jewelry box: a string of pearls and a pair of diamond stud earrings. Both are fun to receive. Yet there’s something extra special about receiving something sparkly this time of year, so let’s talk about the diamonds. But first things first: Right now you can buy a pair of gorgeous, quality diamond stud earrings at Goodman’s starting at $119. Now read on to learn more about why you should!
Play Well with Others
Diamond stud earrings play well with lots of clothing styles—from business to cocktail to formal attire—and with most other jewelry pieces. (The latter can’t be said of a strand of pearls, by the way.) You could think of them as the jewelry equivalent of the little black dress, of the crisp white shirt, of your favorite going-out jeans. They never go out of style, and you’ll get far more mileage out of them than most other things you wear.
Just the Right Amount of Significant
Maybe it’s not yet time to buy the diamond engagement ring, or maybe you’ve already tied the knot. Whatever the case, if a diamond ring isn’t on the agenda this year, that definitely does not mean that gifting a diamond should be off the table. On the contrary, diamond stud earrings are a gift that can be significant or even symbolic but without the pressure that can be attached to a diamond ring. When she sees those diamond studs in the box, the recipient knows she’s cherished, no strings attached.
Not Just for Women
The times, they are a-changing, and no longer are diamond stud earrings the domain of just women. From David Beckham to Will Smith to Pharrell Williams, men are sporting them more, too—and, yes, in both ears. So, women, if you’re man is on the trendy side and has the confidence to pull off diamond studs, come see us!