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…)
Not every couple celebrates their love with a sappy quote. Sometimes it’s put best in your own special way. Simply said it does have great meaning but love is so vast, and so are the ways to profess it. How each person receives love is different as well. Saying “I love you” comes in many different forms… (more…)
(If only you could read her mind)
The decision on what type of engagement ring to get usually doesn’t come easily. Guys, you’re not alone when it comes to stressing out over this. You want it to reflect the love you share. Her excitement can be like throwing gasoline onto the fire of anticipation; you really want to get this right! You two have already traveled so far together and this is a celebration of the miles behind and the wonderful road ahead. (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…)
Somewhere along the way, getting on bended knee with a diamond ring became not enough. All over the Internet, you can see the proof: one elaborately produced wedding proposal after another. The ring box can’t even be presented until the flash mob wraps up its dance number or until the celebrity musicians sing for your girlfriend on a mountaintop. Apparently, an audience is a must. (more…)
The advertising world delivers a constant message that couples who get engaged are a bunch of spring chickens. Wrinkle-free, wide-eyed, and ten years from gray hair, they’re the picture perfect of new love. But in real life, not everyone fits that bill. What of old love?
Many people are marrying later in life.
For some, it isn’t their first marriage. Widowed or divorced, these betrothed know firsthand how difficult real marriage can be. So, there’s something uniquely inspirational about them taking another leap. And what great stories so many of them have!
When Kathie and Bill came into our store in November to shop for rings, both were more focused on selecting their bands than choosing Kathie’s diamond. (more…)
Do you think Bing Crosby rolls over in his grave every time “Silver Bells” gets piped over a store’s loudspeaker in September? It’s always a race this time of year to see which arrives first: a frost advisory or a catalog of Christmas tchotchkes. But taking care of holiday shopping right now isn’t as chestnuts as it might seem. Look at all this stuff between September 1 and January 1: (more…)
Much has been written over the centuries about love and a proposal for marriage, but we’re pretty sure we’ve got an original. Love fears not polar vortexes! Earlier this month, we got a firsthand look at what happens when sub-zero temperatures try to thwart a man on a mission to propose marriage.
Figuring out a way to surprise her was going to be hard. She was with me when I started shopping for an engagement ring and that was probably one of the smartest decisions I made…other than asking her to spend the rest of my life with me. I knew she wanted something unique, something different that really stood out, just like she stood out for me when we started dating. I wanted that ring to remind her every day of my love and devotion.
When we got to Goodman’s Jewelers, she spent a lot of time searching out the diamond style, from a Cordova to Whitehouse Brothers to something from the Naledi Collection. They were all fantastic diamonds and she was certain there was a unique engagement ring for her. She offered some ideas and, at some point, without her around, I went back to Goodman’s and they helped me wow the woman of my dreams! Goodman’s made her ring something that is so very special, taking several of her ideas, creating a unique ring that I felt was exactly what she wanted. What they created was amazing…something I had never seen.
But, the tougher part would be when to give it to her!
Christmas was right around the corner. I knew her. I knew she would expect it Christmas morning. We had opened all the presents and turned to the stockings where she smirked, thinking the ring was inside hers. But, it wasn’t. I left a brand new iPod Shuffle in there. I could see the disappointment in her eyes until she looked at my eyes and then my hands and saw the ring there.
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