In this selfie age, pictures from our phone’s camera sweep across our social media pages. Millions of user hashtag #jewelry in hope of sharing their artistic creation with a sole aim of getting likes in exchange for promoting a specific piece or brand. Jewelry is more than just a materialistic item; it is an expression of personality, moments cherished and love shared. It is only natural that people take to social media to post images that share a story of their lives.
Taking a picture of your jewelry using a smartphone seems so easy and basic. It is believed that capturing pictures is as accessible as your smartphone, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In trying to capture the true beauty of your piece in a photo, there are few tips or guidelines that you should consider before hiring that final share button.
- Check your smartphone camera settings: Setting up your camera phone is important to capture a complimenting picture. Do not use zoom or flash. Zoom will distort the image and pixelation causing a blurry, unflattering photo. Flash will flatten out your jewelry design. External light is recommended for jewelry rather than direct light from the flash.
- Prepare your jewelry: It is essential to properly prepare your jewelry before taking a picture. It doesn’t matter what settings or camera you use. You need to clean and stage-create your jewelry. Firstly, clean and polish your jewelry or better yet make it professionally cleaned. Not only will your jewelry be picture perfect it will also preserve its originality. Secondly, strategically place your items, previewing any special features like gemstones, stamps etc. Make sure it’s best assets are represented. Whatever stage background you use must compliment the colors of your piece.
- Use light appropriate to the environment: Lighting is everything. It is what helps capture the shine and glitter within the image. External shooting in the shade is a better option. Sounds absurd, but surprisingly you will get a natural light that won’t leave a glare or sharp contrast. You can also use the direct sunlight in addition to a white backdrop or foil to bounce the sunlight on to the piece.
- Steady Camera hands: Setting up your perfect picture scene is only half of the process. Taking a quality picture is the other half. Make sure you snap the right angles and get a clear and clean view of the item.
The Sapphire is the month of September’s birthstone. The name Sapphire is Greek for the color blue, which at first glance couldn’t be more fitting. However, is a wrong assumption that blue is the “only” color of a Sapphire Gem. Sapphires come in an array of colors from the rainbow. While the blue colored Sapphire is more commonly known and worn, the rare pink colored corundum is just as prestigious. White Sapphires are also rare yet popularly common.
The blue-violet stone has been around for centuries worn by some of the most nobles figures throughout our history and time. Sapphires are found all over the world, but regions of eastern Australia, Myanmar, Kashmir, and Sri-Lanka know to home next to perfect Sapphires. The purer blue of the gem, the higher the cost of the Sapphire. However many of us tend to favor the deeper blue gemstones.
The cost of a natural (Blue) Sapphire varies on different intricate detail.
The Sapphire is a tough and durable gem, and its strength matches its beauty. The Sapphire and Ruby gemstones are the only two corundum (rock-forming mineral), however, the only other gemstone stronger than a Sapphire is the Diamond. The gemstone is mined out of alluvial deposits primarily underground. Sapphire commercial mining locations can be found in various countries, like Afghanistan, Australia, China, Nepal, Thailand, USA, and several others. Each Sapphire is different depending on the region it was birthed. Each gem’s value is not guaranteed to based on the region of origin.
Sapphires represent honesty, loyalty, purity, and trust. Their beauty is widely respected as much as their value. Master Jewelers has been buying and crafting jewelry from Sapphires for almost 20 years. When buying any fine jewelry or gemstones it is recommended to use a jeweler you can trust. Check out our collection of Sapphires. Some are from our exclusive designers while others have been custom designers by Master Jeweler’s expert artisans. Visit us online or visit our Indianapolis location near you.
Summer is coming to an end and school is now back in session.
What better way than to start off the new year with a new piece of jewelry?! Whether it is a gift for teacher appreciation or starting a new collegiate journey, landmark the start of a new chapter with a piece to remember it by.
It is not a secret that most teachers are overworked and underpaid, yet responsible for the development of our children. Our future. Striving for excellence many teacher’s journeys is a continuous process that comes with perseverance and extensive training. They deserve to be showered with jewelry. If you have a loved one starting their teaching journey customize a charm bracelet, they can add to as they accomplish their goals throughout their career. Bracelets are a piece of jewelry naturally worn daily and can represent inspiration those tough teacher days. Teachers are not the only ones whom can enjoy jewelry this going back to school season.
At the beginning of summer, many seniors said Goodbye to high school forever and are now entering the college world of adulthood. This is where they will continue to transform into themselves as an adult. This is definitely a time in your college freshman’s life that should be cherished and remembered. A great way to celebrate this next chapter is to custom design a piece to signify this life-changing event. It may even be a new start of a family tradition. Pass down this token from generation to generation as an heirloom. This special gift can also act as a reminder they are never too far from home. And they have someone who loves them rooting from afar.
Start your new journey this back to school season.
Spoil yourself with new jewelry! It is nice to accomplish something and be able to reward yourself as a job well done.
At Master Jewelers, we want to help you create and cherish this special moment with the people you love. Positive reinforcements are a great way to ensure anyone’s success. We have an array of selection to choose from. Our team of experts artisan are standing by waiting to help you design the perfect back to school piece.
We all have those epic vacations that leave a special place in our hearts and change us forever. These trips are more than a vacation but an experience. They represent a new start or a closing of a chapter because you will never be the same.
Traveling is a chance for many to grow, make memories and accomplish dreams. No matter the reason for your trip, every adventure is never the same. Finding the right keepsake to represent the epic trip can be a challenge because it represents the precious memories made with friends and family or a loved one. 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 trips and why jewelry is the best souvenir.
Celebrating each other and your love is the main reason many couples embark on a romantic getaway. The best love stories are the stories left told by your loved ones. 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 love is forever so is jewelry. Update your original wedding set with an additional engraved wedding band to remember your adventure together. You can create a new family heirloom from the love and memories made by you and your partner. It is a great way to honor not only the love you share but an amazing story.
Perhaps the best keepsakes are the pieces designed to take an essence of paradise with you. This is something you will share with your friends and 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 friendship or family ties by custom designing a piece of jewelry that will connect everyone to the time spent together.
These trips are usually the most inspirational. Mainly because this is where you learn about you by spending time with yourself. This time is so important to your personal growth and may even stimulate a change. Jewelry is the best souvenir for these trips because you can take it everywhere! It can be an everyday piece of jewelry like a bracelet or ring to draw inspiration and motivation through your day-to-day life.
Souvenirs capture precious memories made. Jewelry allows that one in a lifetime experience to be cherished for a lifetime. At Masters Jewelers, our expert team of artisans will help you find or create the perfect piece to represent your trip of a lifetime. Contact us today, we would love to hear all about your travels.
Too often we forget to tell the ones we love how much we appreciate them. It isn’t until a common holiday or special event do we take the time to tell the ones most important to us we care. The originality of the “thought” has almost become extinct because of our fast-paced lives. Nothing says I love you more than gifting that special someone a new piece of jewelry out of the blue to add to their collection.
Custom design may sound scarily expensive and assumed to need a special event to create such an iconic piece of jewelry. Truth is, those are myths. Custom design gives you control of the cost while we account for every detail to complete your vision. We have an innovative custom design process that will deliver your message through any created piece. Custom jewelry is a one of a kind piece made from your heart with the creative help of a passionate design team. Designing a gift is always a great choice, but it isn’t your only option.
The initial thought behind any piece of jewelry makes it unique. Ever see a piece a jewelry and instantly think of someone you love?! Master Jewelers carries a wide range of designer collections with something for everyone. There is nothing generic about any of these pieces. In fact, we choose designers that create distinct collections from originality and love. With over 20 years of experience, our team will help connect you and your message to a piece that feels like it was made specifically for your loved one.
Jewelry is more than a material item at cost value. It is the dawn of a new heirloom; it is a piece of memory as a reminder to a specific time. Nothing is more customized or unique than just because to reference a memorable time in life. Celebrating or cherishing a bond with a lover, mother or father on a holiday is fun, but taking unscheduled time out of your busy schedule just to Say I Love You….Priceless!
Father’s day is dedicated to celebrating the love, sacrifices and hard work from the father figures in our lives. We use this special day to appreciate all of their selfless actions that help guide us through life. By definition, a father is a person who fills that role in your life.
Finding the perfect gift can be tricky. You want it to resemble the immense love in your heart while matching your pocketbook. It has to be something they will adore and cherish like you cherish them.
Jewelry is not just for mothers. It is a great option for a father’s day gift too. Whether it is your father, husband, or brother, there are so many pieces to choose from ranging in design and price. It is a keepsake that will last for years to come.
Here are a few tips to remember this Father’s day from our team at Master Jewelers.
- Make it something he can use. Dads are constantly doing things for us. The best gift you can get him is something he will use often, if not daily. For example, cuff links are a great reminder he is loved on those hard days at the office.
- Just for him. World’s greatest dad, just isn’t a big enough title on a day when everyone else is claiming their dad to be the same. One of the hardest things on holiday’s like father’s day is finding a one of kind gift. Something that no one else has to represent the special bond you share with your dad. Customize your next father’s day gift.
- Dads deserve rings too. Nothing to say I love you more that getting your father a ring. Mother’s day is filled with rings for a mom, so why not for a dad too?! Get him a band of his favorite metal or add birthstones. It all depends on what you think would best suit your dad.
- Keep it simple. Remember no matter how much you want to show your love for your father, this is for them. Enough times we get caught up in the moment and buy something resembling our love versus what our father may like. Buy him something to fit his personality. Just because a silver bracelet price matches your love doesn’t mean it’s the right gift for your dad. Nothing says I love you more than I pay attention.
Father’s day is more than money spent on materialistic items. Truth is your father will love anything you get him. He will cherish it as much as your first picture drawing or lost tooth because you gave it to him. Spend more time with him and less shopping for him. Let our expert team at Master Jewelers guide you through the thoughtful process. With over 20 years of experience, they will streamline your experience and leave nothing to question. We understand the time spent with your father is the most important part of his day. Come to visit us today or check us out online.
The holiday season each year is the perfect time to slow down, break routine and spend time with loved ones, friends and family. For many, the holiday season is a chance to create one-of-a-kind memories, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the year. Work schedules slow down and family and friend gatherings become the season highlight. Whether you have family traditions, go skiing, cook made-from-scratch meals, or something in between, the holiday season is the perfect time to piece together unique memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
One great way to create one-of-a-kind memories during the holiday season is through gifting one-of-a-kind gifts. Perhaps, one of the most unique gifts you could give is a custom designed piece of jewelry. Custom jewelry is something that loved ones can hang on to for years, and even pass it on. When it comes to gifting a piece of jewelry designed specifically for your loved one, he or she will feel special knowing that their creation is unlike anything else in the world.
Plus, with a custom designed piece of jewelry, you avoid the long lines and mass chaos of big box stores. At Master Jewelers, we have an expert artisan jeweler sit down with you one-on-one to discuss your options and what you are looking for in a ring. Our experts bring your thoughts and drawings to life, walking you through the process of designing a custom piece step-by-step.
In fact, Master Jewelers offers what many other jewelers don’t when it comes to custom design. First, we offer a personal touch. Nothing in our custom design process is mass assembled. We tailor the creation experience to you and your individual wants and needs. We also offer custom in house design studio and are able to do all of our work in house. You can have a peace of mind knowing that we are personally overseeing every little detail, and not shipping it out like many other jewelers do.
In addition to our one-of-a-kind creations we make through our custom design offering, we have a unique level of commitment and engagement with the local Indianapolis, Indiana community. At Master Jewelers, we give back to our community, because we as a local business, are passionate about investing in the lives of those around us. We currently support through local charities and are always looking for ways to pass it on.
This holiday season, consider the gift of custom designed jewelry. Custom design makes a statement that your loved one is unique and cherished. Custom jewelry allows you to put your personal touch on the gift and make it truly special. The moment your loved one opens that box, the one-of-a-kind memory making will begin.
Interested in starting the custom design process? Talk to one of our expert jewelry artisans today. You can reach us online or stop by our showroom in Indianapolis. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and walk you through each step in the process to create a personalized masterpiece. We are a jewelry committed to gifting unique pieces and giving back this holiday season.
With the holiday season coming just around the corner, it is the opportune time to start solidifying holidays travel plans, meal preparations and what gifts you are going to get loved ones this year. Gift giving can be a tricky task–especially if you have picky friends or family with a particular taste or specific requests when it comes to their gifts. For some, it is hard to even know where to begin. After all, we’ve all been given that one Christmas sweater gift that takes up space in the back of our closet or a ceramic dish we aren’t exactly sure what to do with.
At Master Jewelers, we have put together the perfect holiday shopping gift guide to relieve some of the stress and pressure of finding that perfect gift. When it comes to the perfect gift, jewelry is a great option. Jewelry is a gift that tells a loved one just how much they mean to you, and is something that can be passed down from generation to generation. These jewelry gifts are classic pieces and will stand the test of time. Here are five gift ideas that will go a long way this holiday season to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
The Perfect Gift Guide
Rings make the top of the list on our perfect gift guide this holiday season. If you are thinking about popping the big question, our selection of engagement rings would make the ultimate holiday gift. Our engagement rings come in countless styles with diamonds in many cuts and colors. The holidays are also the opportune time with deals and discounts to upgrade a wedding ring or pick out a gemstone ring, such as a blue topaz ring or a ruby ring.
Bracelets are also a great option when it comes to picking out the perfect gift. Bracelets can dress up any outfit and can be worn for any occasion. Bracelets such as our Black Spinel and White Sapphire Bangle Bracelet offer breathtaking beauty and will leave your loved on speechless.
Earrings the perfect, petite gift. Whether you get a loved one studs or dramatic dangle earrings, earrings can be a great way to communicate how much you care. Whether you are looking for Diamond Teardrop Earrings or Eleganza Rose Quartz Earrings, we offer the best selection and competitive prices.
- Necklaces & Pendants
Necklaces and pendants are also a solid option when it comes to picking out the perfect gift this year. Necklaces are a romantic choice in jewelry and something that a loved one can break out on special occasions or wear every day. Necklaces and pendants can range from simple, elegant pieces to pieces that make a bolder statement.
- Custom Jewelry
If you really want to wow others with your gift, you can’t go wrong with a custom designed jewelry piece. At Master Jewelers, we offer a full service, in-house design studio right in Indianapolis. Our experts will walk you through the creation process step-by-step from start to finish. Select the very gemstones and design of the piece, and we will bring it to life!
At Master Jewelers, we know that the perfect gift can make a timeless statement of love and adoration to a significant other, friend or family member. This gift guide is only just the beginning. Stop by our showroom in Indianapolis or view some of our collections online to see what we have to offer. We believe every love is unique, and so should gifts this year.
When couples reach their 20th wedding anniversary, they have reached a great milestone in their lives. After all, a 20th wedding anniversary represents two whole decades of doing life together side by side with a beloved spouse. A 20th wedding anniversary encompasses 20 entire years, packed with the ups and downs of life. Perhaps, during these past 20 years of marriage, you have celebrated new jobs, promotions, the birth of children, the birth of grandchildren, traveling the world and all the small moments to be celebrated together in between.
While 19 wedding celebrations have probably come before this important anniversary mark, the 20th wedding anniversary deserves to be celebrated in a unique and significant way. According to popular tradition and the recommendations of former generations passed down, the traditional gift to give your spouse for your 20th wedding anniversary is china. China dishes or platters make a great gift to commemorate this special anniversary.
The official gemstone to give your spouse for a 20th wedding anniversary is an emerald. With a striking deep green hue, a piece of emerald jewelry is the perfect gift to celebrate and cherish this anniversary. Creating a custom piece of jewelry, such as a pennant or bracelet, with emerald gemstones incorporated is a beautiful option for those looking to gift their spouse a one-of-a-kind creation. Contact our in-house artisans to start building a custom design.
If you’re looking for modern take on the traditional 20th wedding anniversary gift, the official “modern gift” for a 20th wedding anniversary is platinum jewelry. Consider purchasing a platinum watch, pennant or ring for your loved one to capture the moment. Platinum is an excellent choice in metal, as it is strong and resistant to the wear and tear of everyday wear.
A platinum watch is classic and timeless, as your loved one can wear the gift year round. Platinum jewelry is a stunning addition to any outfit and will complement any style. To take a closer look at some of the platinum jewelry pieces we currently offer, click here.
No matter whether you decide on emeralds, platinum, fine china or something in between, a 20th wedding anniversary is a chance to connect with your spouse and reflect on the past as well as the many memories to come in the future.
Interested in talking with an expert to assist you in picking out the perfect anniversary gift? At Master Jewelers, we are dedicated to helping our customers select a piece of jewelry that is right for them and their loved ones…and if we don’t have exactly what you’re thinking, we’ll create it! Our full-service, in-house custom jewelry design studio provides you with all the tools you need to put together a one-of-a-kind creation.
Weddings today take on all different styles and feels. Depending on the couple, the wedding might be a black tie affair or laid back with jeans and boots. Some couples serve guests a plated meal on fine china, while others prefer a backyard BBQ. Some couples take a new, contemporary approach to their nuptials while others select a more traditional one.
Wedding traditions can be kept or broken, and are passed down from generations. Some common wedding traditions include the father of the bride walking the bride down the aisle, tossing the bride’s garter at the reception and doing the couple’s first dance, among others. In addition to the wedding traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, many of today’s couples tying the knot are setting their own traditions and common practices.
One newer tradition you can see today are the spouses-to-be exchanging letters and gifts hours before the wedding ceremony. Often sent over to the bride/groom while the parties are getting ready, a letter and gift provide the perfect opportunity to tell your loved one how you feel in the moments leading up to the wedding.
A popular gift option is to get something for your spouse-to-be that they can use/wear during the ceremony. Some couples get each other a fragrance to wear on the wedding day or perhaps a watch or cufflinks. Jewelry is also the perfect wedding day gift. Surprise your soon-to-be spouse a pendant necklace or bracelet to complement the wedding ring you are about to put on her finger. Earrings are also a great choice, adding more dazzle to the wedding day bliss.
At Master Jewelers, we offer a wide range of pieces to complete the wedding day look, such as blue topaz earrings and amethyst two-tone pennants. For an additional special touch, we also offer custom jewelry design, allowing you to craft the perfect piece of jewelry for your loved one. Our experts who have years of experience in the industry can walk you through the process step-by-step, from the design to the creation. Select the gemstone, cut, color and metal to create something that your significant other and spouse-to-be will treasure forever.
Whether you are going the traditional route or paving your own path when it comes to your wedding, jewelry is the perfect gift to symbolize the day you exchanged your vows in front of your family and friends. From the wedding day to the every day after that, a necklace or bracelet will represent that sweet day that you will always look back on.