We all have those epic family vacations that leave a special place in our hearts and change each of us differently forever. These family trips are more than a vacation but an experience. They represent a new start or a closing of a chapter because your family will never be the same.
Traveling is a chance for many to grow, make memories and accomplish dreams. Finding the right keepsake to represent the epic family adventure can be a challenge because it represents the precious memories made with your family and sometimes friends. The goal of a souvenir is to keep your memories of the trip alive, and Sometimes a T-shirt or airport knickknacks just isn’t enough to represent your voyage. Let’s look at a few different jewelry ideas to remember your next family vacation.
Something plain yet unique that you can wear every day and remember the bond your family shares.. Mark the memories of your summer family vacation
So many souvenirs end up buried in a closet or forgotten by the time we unpack them. Shot glasses break; T-shirts will fade or end up in a box somewhere because you can’t bring yourself to throw away the memories made. However, just like your family bond is forever so is jewelry. Create a new family heirloom that each member of the family can pass down to their generation and so on. It is a great way to honor your family’s legacy.
Custom Design Jewelry
Get the family involved in designing the new jewelry. Perhaps the best keepsakes are the pieces designed to take the essence of paradise with you. This is something you will share with your family, who you now hold a tighter bond with. Sure everyone can take a bottle of sand but finding a unique way to represent your bond is next to priceless. Unify your family ties by designing a custom piece of jewelry that will connect everyone to the time spent together.
Family Vacation captures precious memories. Jewelry allows one in a lifetime experience to be cherished for a lifetime. At Masters Jewelers, we have an expert team of artisans to l help you find or create the perfect piece to represent your Family trip. Contact us today!
Celebrate your birthday this year with your astrology zodiac sign. July is the month for the Cancer and Leo signs. These two signs are close in date but different in personality and star representation. Astrology is the study of the influence that distant cosmic objects, usually stars and planets, have on human lives. Everyone has a zodiac symbol and sign to represent a visual of how the stars affect their life based on the date of their birth.
Use your Zodiac sign to custom design jewelry for or a loved one! Astrological jewelry is in! Many are creating multiple ways to celebrate and represent their astrological signs through their jewelry. If you or a friend, have a birthday coming up what better way to celebrate them than by custom designing jewelry that symbolizes them. Here are a few ideas of designs to start your creative juices flowing.
Zodiac signs have to do with star alignment and where they fall in the sky according to your birthdate. Design a dainty constellation necklace, use nothing but precious metals like rose gold or platinum or take it one step further and add gemstones as a star. The stars aligned in the shape of your zodiac look great placed horizontally or vertically. Don’t expect a straight line, the stars will be exactly the position you see them in the sky. This is a modern and chic version of zodiac jewelry.
Use your specific zodiac sign to make a ring. A pinky or index ring would be a great selection for a Zodiac ring. A modern way is to use the actual sign and text together or individually. Not everyone can identify and match zodiac signs without the text. Not to mention each zodiac sign express your behaviors and likes this will show through the design you choose.
Create a set of earrings that the stars will envy. You can be simple and use straight text and alter the typography. Or you create your version of your sign. Just because you share the zodiac sign doesn’t mean that you cannot make it your own. You can illustrate it whichever way you see fit for you or the person you are creating it for.
Whatever your design you choose the sky is the limit at Master Jewelers. Our expert artisans are ready to help you design that is uniquely created for your personality in every way. We have over 20 years of jewelry craftsmanship making us a jeweler you can trust.
When planning for a wedding, attention should be given to the bridal jewelry. From the engagement to the Wedding day, jewelry is needed to make the bride feel special about her day. Conventionally, wedding bands are usually tried on for the first time during the wedding ceremony and will be worn for the rest of your life. So it’s important to get a band that suits you in every way. What better way to celebrate your union than getting custom made rings!
Custom Wedding Bands for Him.
Oh yes! Gone are the days when most men went with a simple yellow gold band that could fit. Nowadays they have more stylish options to choose from. There are yellow, white, and rose gold, even alternative choices like titanium, chrome and stainless steel.
Most custom-made wedding bands for men are characterized by milgrain edging, engravings, and other design motifs that give the ring a unique look. In fact, more grooms are now going for rings with diamond studs or other gemstones. You see, choosing a ring isn’t so straightforward, it is important that rings be chosen as a symbol of your history, personality and beautiful love story.
When you hear of custom-made rings, it means that they are not factory made. They are handcrafted to suit the wearer’s taste. So if you are looking for wedding bands that can be made from your imagination, you can trust us to fulfill your desire.
Custom made wedding set For Her
Getting a wedding band that matches your engagement ring could be problematic, especially if your engagement ring has a large centre diamond, has a very detailed shank, or a larger Halo setting. Getting the right wedding ring to complement those designs could prove difficult. You might have to search very well for the best wedding band that wouldn’t clash or look so gaudy when placed with the engagement ring. The best option is to get customized wedding bands. Some engagement rings originally come with matching wedding bands, but not all do. To be on the safer side, you could get a custom-made wedding set that features the male and female wedding bands, as well as the perfect engagement ring?
You can get custom made rings designed with white, rose or yellow gold, with alternative metals such as platinum and others. The wedding bands could feature various kinds of gemstones, all you need to do is make your choice.
Matching wedding bands for Them.
Custom made matching wedding bands can tell your love story in a way that is special to you. Uniquely crafted matching wedding bands that could feature each other’s names, best quote or favorite symbol. Custom Wedding rings last forever, just like love.
So, you are ready to begin your happily ever after, but you aren’t sure what is the perfect engagement ring for your partner. Not to worry, it’s a common problem as everyone has a unique taste. Getting the perfect engagement ring that will suit your partner’s personality might get a little difficult.
You would have to consider what is trending and what’s out of style, and how trends can fit or suit your partner’s preference.
This summer, non-traditional engagement rings are topping the chart for wedding proposals. People are beginning to go for the quirky, unconventional and personal looking pieces. You could check our array of non-traditional engagement rings and choose one that’s just right for your love.
So here are some trendy ideas for engagement rings this summer.
These days, colored gems are becoming increasingly popular. They are unconventional and may have unique meanings or stories behind them. Just like the more conventional diamonds, colored stones can last forever and still speak about the personality of the person wearing it.
Twists and turns.
Engagement rings with unique bands are a great option. This summer, it’s not all about the bling-bling, it’s about the unique quality that gives a ring the ability to stand out. There are engagement rings with a simple twisted band, and also those that are intricately entwined with colored gems or diamonds.
Halo engagement rings are a timeless design, that has endured many seasons and still remains popular. Halo rings are usually made by encircling a central stone with smaller stones. The stones could be a diamond surrounded by other smaller diamonds, or the centre stone could be a unique colored gem for a more signature look.
Pear cut diamonds.
Some time ago, pear cut diamonds were unusual and not considered being a perfect engagement ring, but this summer it is rapidly gaining popularity. If you are considering getting a Pear cut diamond for your love and you want something with a pop, go for one that either has a halo design incorporated or one enhanced with intricate banding. It will definitely give it a special look that your partner will appreciate.
Yellow Gold engagement rings were the rave back in the 80s. And they are making their comeback and better. They set off gems, especially diamonds in such a beautiful way. Yellow gold is mostly what the ring bands are made of, however, you can find rings with yellow gold colored stones that are amazing.
The old and the new seem to merge as far as engagement rings are concerned. The once outdated styles are becoming trendy. Antique rings speak a lot about your history and how it affects your new love story. These days, a simple solitaire doesn’t cut it, more and more people are going for Accent diamonds, intricate engravings, and other little details that bring out the uniqueness of the ring. These are just perfect for one who’s looking for the unconventional.
At Master Jewelers, we have some an engagement ring for every personality and style. If you can’t find what you are looking for, let us help you create the perfect one for your partner. Our streamlined custom jewelry design will bring your vision to life. Contact us or visit us online today.
Father’s Day is almost here and you may be wondering what to get for your favorite Dad. You want a gift that’s not too generic or too risque; you know, the perfect gift. Well, think jewelry!
Jewelry has a way of making people look and feel special, so what better way to make a dad feel special this Father’s Day. Yes, dads like jewelry too. All you need to do is pick up something that blends well with their personality and you are spot on.
So here are few gift ideas that are perfect to celebrate your dad, partner or husband.
Men live for their shirts, and a wonderful pair of cufflinks just gives the get up an extra ‘something’. If you can’t resist getting Dad a shirt, consider getting one with French cuffs and add a pair of stylish cufflinks to complete the set. Cufflinks vary in styles and colors. There’s the square-shaped ones, the classic rounds, the ovals, silver, stainless steel, titanium, and gold. Many more come with intricate filigree designs, or elaborate designs studded with various gemstones like a diamond or rubies.
This classic jewelry is so basic that every Dad has one(at least every Dad should). Even though technology has made it easy to tell the time from any gadget around him, a watch is still very much a part of his dressing. Good thing watches come in various styles to fit anyone’s personality, so take note before shopping for a watch. If he is a sporty, preppy, classy, modern or trendy dresser, there’s a watch for him. Also, consider your budget when shopping for a watch for the Dad in your life. The functionality (luminous hands, solar-powered, water resistant., calendar, etc), ease of use (numeral size, band clasp, battery, self-winding), and materials (weight, comfort, color, durability), are all important things to consider too.
Necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
Pieces of jewelry like necklaces, rings, and bracelets are so in vogue and they never go out of style. So yes, dads deserve such cool jewelry that adds finishing touches to their looks. Men’s jewelry is usually made from non-conventional materials like tungsten, carbon fiber, stainless steel and titanium, these materials are very durable and style well too.
Unlike female jewelry that is usually intricate and feminine, men’s bracelets are wider and more substantial. They usually feature leather cording, chains or links to add to the masculine style. You could get a ring that features his birthstone or gets one with ‘DAD’ engraved in the band.
To make your gift extra special, you could get it personalized by having his name, date of birth, initials or any special message designed in the jewelry.
Summer speaks of flirting, boldness and lots of partying, your jewelry must compliment your fashion statement or make it stand out.
So what kind of jewelry is perfect for this summer? Alright! Here we go.
Tassels are trending again. With tasteful, stylish tassel jewelry, you can add life to your outfit. Tassel accessories now come with earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. They pair easily with anything and could be made at home. Imagine making a tassel accessory to suit your style and personality!
Cuffs are Everything.
Cuffs draw attention, it’s how they are made. Ear cuffs, for instance, make a serious impact on your ears that draw people’s attention to your face. While studs and drops are cute, ear cuffs are better for this summer trend. Nose cuffs give you the rock star vibe, and arm cuff is effortlessly chic. Do not use all at one time, go for simple as you totally rock your cuff.
Pearls aren’t just for soirees and debutantes, this season they have taken a trendier form. Pearl earrings and necklaces can add a dash of chic to your look. You could totally transform a boring strand of chain with good old pearl and it will come alive again.
Silver jewelry is never wrong.
Even though gold seems to dominate jewelry fashion, silver is coming back on the scene, thanks to the love for bohemian style. For silver rings, you could play with various sizes and shapes on all fingers, and still, look gorgeous. A silver statement necklace can turn your boring tee or sweater into a fashion trend. An armful of shiny silver bracelets is so in!
Definitely a yes! This summer, body jewelry can set the tone of your look, whether you are gunning for sexy but simple or something bold, you can’t go wrong with some body jewelry. Your body chain, for instance, could play peekaboo with your bikini as you romp about on the beach, giving you an irresistible look. A dainty hand chain might be simple but it packs a stylish punch in spades. You could also get a body jewelry barefoot sandals, perfect for beach vacay, honeymoon, backyard BBQ or even a picnic.
Don’t forget Bold Gold Chains
No longer used by just Hip hop stars, bold gold chains are now topping the chart for fashion trends this summer. Your everyday look can be transformed into something more unique and fashionable just by using statement gold chains as an accessory. Oversized or chunky gold necklaces and bracelets transform an outfit completely and will be sure to turn gazes your way.
Beads are evergreen.
Beads come in an assortment of designs~ glass, stone, or enamel and are great accessories for almost any fashion get up. If you are going for a subtle style, you could use these blush and bronze beaded bracelets that are not so in your face, but adds a subtle glam to your dressing. For a bolder look, colorful enamel beads are sure to draw attention to you.
Photographing jewelry isn’t as easy as it sounds. It can get very tricky trying to find the correct background to accentuate the beauty of your jewelry. Many frames are usually taken before finding “the one”. Having good photos to represent your store and brand on your website and social media is important to a successful marketing plan. This is why white backgrounds have become increasingly popular as they are classical versatile.
White backgrounds for Jewelry pictures are a great option for marketing and professional picture taking purposes. The crisp background offers a clean and chic appearance that is universal to almost any kind of jewelry. However, not any white background will do the same job.
Choosing a white background
When choosing a white jewelry background for your photos there are a few things to take into an account. Are you planning to close-ups? Is this going to be straight on photo or do you plan to use your angles? You will need different resources depending on what type of picture you are hoping to take. To do an up close and straight on image of your jewelry, you can use basic household things like cloth, poster board or paper will do just fine. If you are trying to get a more elaborate photo, you will need a light-box, butcher paper or even possible a sheeting.
Tips to using a white Jewelry background
- Make sure you pay attention to the shade of white you are using. Not all white is the same, there are various shades but the best one for a sharp, crisp image is bright white.
- Keep the background clean and bright. White can get dirty and dinge quick, and this could cause your pictures to be an epic fail. Also make sure the background isn’t wrinkly and ensure a textured look is creatively definable rather than messy.
- Don’t forget your lighting. Whether it is artificial or natural light, make sure you have enough of it to ensure you don’t get any unwanted shadows.
If you plan to take photos of your products, these are great steps to start out on. Ensuring your pictures look professional quality takes a lot more than snap and shoot. Remember to prepare your jewelry by cleaning and polishing them for the best shine possible.
While many of us gas up the bbq and load up the car to enjoy the holiday weekend, it is important to remember and honor those we have lost while serving in the United States Air Forces. Memorial Day is a holiday to observe the sacrifices made by those who perished while serving and their families. It is a very sensitive time for many.
Losing a loved one is hard and we try to honor their memory by celebrating their lives. We do this differently and in various forms because it is a unique tribute to that specific person. Not to mention that everyone mourns in their own way and time. One way to help your grieving process is to incorporate small details in your daily life that help you feel they are with you, regardless. Jewelry is a great option to honor a lost loved one, especially a soldier. Here are a few ideas to help you get through this Memorial Day.
Carry your loved one with you
Literally, carry your loved one with you. Custom design a piece of jewelry to carry their remains in a discreet yet tasteful way. Design a piece that represents your relationship with your lost loved one. Make a necklace or bracelet and don’t be afraid to get other loved ones involved to create their own.
Design a remembrance piece
Create a remembrance jewelry design like you would sketch put a tattoo. Make it something just for you. Did your soldier love fishing or hunting? Combine those things with on your jewelry design. Craft an intimate ring or bracelet with the thought to daily wear and tear. Master Jewelers expert artisans are on site to help you design this sensitive piece.
Dedication Jewelry to your squad
Blood relatives aren’t the only ones mourning the loss of a soldier, but so is his or her unit. Working in the Armed Forces cultivate a family you instantly become a part of. Many soldiers go through the lose and guilt from the death of on their unit members. Create a brotherhood piece for the ones in your unit to represent the honor of serving with one another.
Let Master Jewelers Indiana help you design a memorial for your fallen soldier this Memorial Day. With over 20 years of experience, we are here to help you through this delicate process and bring your memorial jewelry to life. Contact us online or visit our Indianapolis showroom.
You have to be hiding underneath a rock if you have never heard of the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. The eight season show has captivated the Sunday nights of many. The Royals battle for the throne of the seven kingdoms with an exquisite taste of style. In true royalty fashion, many of the characters are wearing a ruby and diamond encrusted jewelry representing their house and role. Each family crest designed uniquely with precious metals and gemstones like Rubies, Gold, Diamonds, etc. You can tell these pieces of jewelry are classic and custom designed.
Whether you want to create a replica of the design worn by your favorite character or represent your favorite house, custom design whatever piece is right for you. You don’t have to be a super fan to have good taste.
Create a Replica
Which piece of jewelry stole your heart? Queen Daenery’s was as stylish as they come with her jewelry selection. From the big Westerosi rings to her exciting decolletage selection, she had a plethora of favorable pieces to choose from. Or you favor more of a Lady Sansa’s jewelry, and its simplicity and elegance. Her “brother” Jon Snow was also no stranger to shining in style himself. His encrusted wolf sword-handle to his coat brooches, his swag was unique, subtle, yet powerful. The point is there is something for every style and personality. Choosing your replica is more about you than the actual character who wore it first. Your connection to the replica is priceless not just to the character.
Represents Your House
Each kingdom and family had their own unique family crest and what they stood for. They centered most designs around the characters environment and their “spirit animals”. So, what represents your family? Design a custom family crest and start a family tradition destined for the honor. Create a piece of jewelry that represents the future path you hope to see your family continue on. A symbol that reminds each of you where you come from. A family heirloom that will last for years to come.
While the end of Game of Thrones is near an end, your jewelry collection can still benefit. Master Jewelers Indiana can help bring your replicas or custom designs to life with our streamlined jewelry design process. With over 20 years of experience, you won’t be disappointed. Visit us online today or coming to our Indianapolis showroom.
May is here and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It is a great time to think about gift ideas for all the mom’s in your life. Whether your mother figure is blood or not, your bond with her is irreplaceable and should be celebrated. Jewelry is a great option for all mothers of every age. Jewelry is a classic selection and universal to any style or taste.
Mother’s Day gifts can be tricky and overwhelming. Trying to repay your mother’s love and support wrapped as a gift isn’t realistic. Let’s be honest, you really can’t repay your mother, but you CAN make her feel loved and special as you celebrate her. Rather than use a chain jewelry store, shop locally to get a unique one of a kind piece of jewelry. Here are a few ideas to help you streamline your selection process.
Mother’s Day Ring
While you may be one of your mother’s children, this day is about her and all the kids she has helped raise. Incorporating all her children is important as each child has played their own significant role in her motherhood. A mother’s day ring may seem cliche, but it doesn’t have to be. Custom design a ring solely for her. Create a masterpiece that represents your vision of her as a mother and the role she has played in your life. Add different gemstones to signify each her children’s birthdays as it represents where the bond started.
Engraved necklace for Mother’s Day
Gemstones aren’t the only way to represent the children in your mother’s life. Engraved names have become popular and modern option to represent the children she cares for. The names of children are a symbol because of the direct connection each child and the name she chose for them. Design a chic necklace with the names of her children engraved.
Give her a day to Jewelry shop
Sometimes Mother’s Day is more about catering to her with the same love she gives to everyone else. Giving her a day to herself and allowing her the space to generate her own self-love is a magical gift within itself. Buying her a gift card to shop for her own jewelry isn’t insensitive. You are giving her much needed time solely for herself. That is a priceless gift to any mom.
Whether it be for your mom, wife, sister or daughter, every Mother’s Day gift is special because of the love you give it to her with. Celebrate this Mother’s Day with Master Jewelers Indiana, we have something for every mother. You can conquer all your Mother’s Day gifts in one place and be unique to each of their personalities. Visit us online or at our showroom in Indianapolis. Your mother won’t be disappointed.