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.
Making your own jewelry is rewarding and has become a hobby craze for many. However, many jewelry makers get discouraged with the intricate process of making fine jewelry. Fine jewelry is commonly made using heat and smoldering precious metals together and setting expensive gemstones that require expertise and special tools. Because of the high costs of gemstones and precious metals, there isn’t much room for error. This is a job best handled by expert jewelry artisans, but at Master Jewelers we understand your love for jewelry making and want you to be a part of the process every step of the way. Don’t worry you will guide us while we do the heavy lifting that requires expertise.
Here a summary of our four-step process for making your own fine jewelry with Master Jewelers.
Sketch your design
Sketching your jewelry design is the most foundational piece to making any jewelry. Like art, it is the real-life expression of what you are trying to create visually. At, Master Jewelers Indiana we collaborate with you to ensure we bring your ideas to life. We will provide expert design tips that will enhance your design and troubleshoot any future issues you may have with your current design. Knowing what you want is only half the battle, creating it on paper is the other half.
Because we are working with precious metals and expensive gemstones, there isn’t much room for error. Sometimes the design needs altering and rearranged in real lifetime. Master Jewelers creates a wax replica of your piece because they don’t want to hear you say “I would have changed this or this would be better here.” Instead, we want to hear “Let’s change it here and this piece there”. We will only move to the next level once you have signed your stamp of approval on the wax mold.
This is where the magic begins. Using a lost wax mold, the designed jewelry turns into real life jewelry. Cast the foundation of your design with a precious metal of your choice, like yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, etc. There are multiple steps to this process and this is where our expertise kicks in, but don’t worry we will give you a breakdown step by step.
Finish & Setting
Last, but not least after we have cast your masterpiece, a Master Jewelers expert will polish the piece and set any additional gemstones necessary. This is also where we would add any engraving you have selected. After they do this your jewelry masterpiece is ready to wear.
Master Jewelers has over 20 years of experience in custom designing jewelry. We have also added a Virtual Jewelry Studio to make the process that much easier. Change any piece you see to your style or make one from scratch, either way, send us your inquiry and an expert artisan will get back to you. Visit us online or at our Indianapolis location to design the piece of your dreams.
Easter is almost here and it is time to step into your best dress. Easter is the perfect opportunity to custom design jewelry with Master Jewelers. It is a joyous day that many of us treasure. With Easter egg hunts to beautiful luncheons, Easter is a holiday to enjoy with family and loved ones. Days like these should be remembered.
Custom designed Easter jewelry is a great idea for a few reasons. Many of us wear jewelry for a special occasion, so why not add a new piece this Easter? Here are 3 ideas to celebrate and remember Easter with customized fine jewelry.
New Family Heirloom
Create a new family heirloom by customizing a piece of jewelry that represents the traditions you and your family enjoy during Easter time. Design a special pendant that can be handed down for generations to come, or a charm bracelet to add a charm as the years’ pass. While we cannot stop time to hold a precious moment, we can use jewelry as a symbolic token to remember it.
Use Spring colors
Easter is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warming up from the harsh winter, and the cold weather appearance has begun to fade with nature restoring its bold colors. Create a piece of jewelry that represents the beautiful time of year and the holiday. Using gemstones like Peridot, Aquamarine, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz to enhance your design with a thoughtful double meaning. These pastel-like yet vibrant stones will directly tie into Spring no matter the style of that season.
Remember this is something that represents how you see Easter. It is a symbolic piece that you recognize as your Easter jewelry, that doesn’t mean you have to create a bunny broach or egg-like earrings. Now if that what you had in mind, that is perfectly fine too. However, if it is not, Master Jewelers Indiana can walk your through design a more unique, thoughtful piece distinctly just for you.
Master Jewelers has over 20 years of experience designing and crafting custom jewelry. Our expert artisans will see you through our flawless process. The 4 part customization process is client friendly and will bring your jewelry design to life. Visit us online or at our Indianapolis location.
Spring is here, and it is the time of year to give your home an in-depth cleaning. Spring cleaning is all about cleaning your home after the enclosed winter months. The weather has changed allowing you to comfortably open your home and clear it of the extra dust and clutter.
Spring cleaning isn’t your basic cleaning but more about clean in the deep corners of your closet. One place that gets missed more season than one is your jewelry box.
Too often we forget to clean out our jewelry boxes from the clutter or old pieces we no longer wear. Some of this is because of pieces are broken and hold too much of sentimental value to get rid of them. Or other pieces we haven’t gotten around to fixing. Cleaning your jewelry once a year isn’t enough, and it is important to remove clutter from your box so all the other pieces don’t tarnish over time. Here are 3 ideas for your old jewelry this Spring.
Stop Procrastinating and Bring your jewelry into Repair
That is right, Master Jewelers has an on-site jewelry repair center. We have expert jewelers with over 20 years of experience waiting to help you with your latest jewelry repair. The hardest part is walking through our doors and starting the process. We will walk you through every step of the repair.
Turn your Old Jewelry into Something New
A popular way to reuse your jewelry is to melt your precious metals and custom make a new piece. A great option for all those broken chains or old items you no longer use is to create a custom piece of jewelry. At Master Jewelers, we can custom make any jewelry design you have in mind. You don’t have to get rid of your jewelry to make a more favorable piece. Instead, use the sentimental pieces to make a new piece you will love. Making a new piece will keep the sentiment, but replace it with something you will love to wear.
Sell your precious Metals and earn cash back
Another idea for your less sentimental is to let us buy back your Gold Jewelry. Certified Gold and other precious metal Buyers like Master Jewelers will give you the daily market price per ounce. It is a win-win. You get rid of those meaningless pieces of jewelry and get cash back. Who knew you could earn cash from cleaning.
This Spring don’t put off cleaning your jewelry box. Maybe you have pieces that fit into each category and that is ok. We can help you figure out which pieces you would like to use for each category. Come into our Indianapolis location or visit us online to see how we can help!
Love is in the air this February. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and if you are wondering what to get your special someone, don’t worry Master Jewelers has something for every Her in your life.
Picking out a unique Valentine’s Day gift is tough. With everyone expressing love and romance, you still want your loved one to feel the one of kind love you two celebrate. While fancy dinners and flowers are great romantic gestures, jewelry symbolizes love. Let’s look at a few ways to express your love to Her this Valentines’s Day.
Diamonds are a Girl’s best friend!
You can’t go wrong by expressing your love with diamonds. While there are so many diamonds to choose from you will know the right one for Her style. Choose from our loose diamond collection to pick the perfect diamond for Her. Buying loose diamonds from a jeweler you can trust is essential. All Diamonds at Master Jewelers are conflict-free diamonds.
Do you hear wedding bells?
Many couples choose Valentine’s Day to pop the big question and celebrate the day of love with a new engagement. Choose an engagement ring that says yes! Keep in mind the bridal setting style right for Her personality. Start with the metal you want and work on the design from there. Our expert artisans will help you design a one of a kind piece that won’t leave her disappointed.
A little something to say I love you!
Like her shoe closet, no woman’s jewelry box is every complete. Adding everyday jewelry to her collection is just as important as those extravagant pieces. In fact, these are probably the more celebrated items as it reminds her daily of your love. Complement her personality with a piece of jewelry to symbolize her. It could be a powerful piece she needs for a new job interview or something that adds flair to her already perfect style.
While many celebrate Valentine’s, not everyone shares the same love that ties them together. How you celebrate that love and the memories created is what makes the day unique and special.
Looking for a holiday gift for her?! ‘Tis the season to shop. You definitely can’t go wrong with jewelry this holiday season. Whether it’s for a mother, wife or daughter or all of the above, Master Jewelers has something for everyone on your list.
Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be overwhelming or disappointing. It should be filled with love and joy as you are picking out a gift for the people you hold near and dear to your heart. Master Jewelers knows the importance of your gift while enjoying the time you spend trying to find what you are looking for.
Here are Tips to help you get started this holiday season.
Stuck on what to get your mom? Don’t worry we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Typically buying a gift for your mother is a challenge because we want to give her the world. Trying to match your mother’s love with a gift is next to impossible so get her something she will cherish. A beautiful pendant necklace always sends a bold statement. Make sure you purchase a piece she can connect to like a birthstone, favorite color or beautiful design to match her style.
Out of ideas on gifts for your wife this year? Well, you are in luck. Master Jewelers has a variety of bridal sets to help upgrade your wife’s Bling this holiday season. If she already has that left finger full, don’t panic. Purchase her a just because ring. Find something off the wall unique that represents just her. Our Brown and White Diamond Ring is perfect for a just because ring for her. It complements several attires well. The Squared Shank Diamond Band screams sophistication. Sleek and modern it is a great option for everyone.
Want to surprise your daughter with something special? You know what they say Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Every girl’s fine jewelry collection has to start somewhere, who better than her father to give her, her first piece. Diamond earrings always add sparkle and charm to a girl’s world. Earrings are a great option because they come simple or extravagant to match your daughter’s style. Don’t be afraid to custom design jewelry for her. There is only one of her, and she deserves to have a one of kind piece to symbolize that.
‘Tis the season to be shopping. Finding gifts for a father, spouse, and sons is a task. Equally important but not the same. Each plays a very different key role in our lives, but the last thing you want is to repeat last year gift cliche. Too often we stick to what is easy and buy them something “manly” rather going the extra mile.
This Holiday season step outside the box for the men in your life with fine jewelry. Get HIM something they will cherish forever. Remind them of your love and the special, unique bond you hold with each one. Whether it’s for Dad, Spouse or son, Master Jewelers Indiana has something for everyone on your list.
Let’s look at a few options to help you find a suitable piece of jewelry for each of them.
Fathers go unnoticed too often. Recognize your dad this holiday season with fine jewelry. Say Thank you with a piece of jewelry your father will love. Engraved cufflinks are a great addition to your father’s collection as a token to cherish for years to come. If he is a more simple man, no worries custom design jewelry helps you create something durable and ideally just for him.
Why not upgrade your husband wedding ring? That’s right! Get your husband a new modern and sleek band to wear on special occasions. Dressing up also includes your jewelry, so it is only fair you give your husband options to choose from just like you have. Boyfriends are less difficult and affordable. A simple chain is a great option for a new yet meaningful relationship. Necklaces for men are back in style.
Looking to buy your son a piece of jewelry? A mother’s love is impossible to replicate, but we can use jewelry as a great expression. Jewelry is a symbol of the bond you share and the hope you hold for their future. A friendship bracelet is a great piece. It reminds your son no matter how far they travel from him they always have a friend in you. Perhaps maybe a new family tradition is on the rise?
Engraving jewelry dates back centuries. When thinking of engraved jewelry many of us instantly think of the engraved initials inside a couple’s wedding bands. Or a loving message on the back of a locket. However, engraved jewelry is so much more than words.
Engraved jewelry has evolved immensely over the years. In today’s day, engraving is intricate details within the design of the jewelry’s metal. It adds texture while combining an antique and contemporary style together.
Engraving gives jewelry design a whole new dimension by truly bring it to life. In the words of Arman Sarkisyan, “engraving becomes like a piece of art layered onto the jewelry.” The grooves in the metal produce an illuminating shine. It compliments your gemstones in a completely different way.
Add the art of engraving to a few pieces of your jewelry collection. Here are a few ideas on which items you can choose.
Looking to enhance your wedding ring set? Marriages blossom over time, and so should your wedding ring. Rings are a great platform to add engraving to your design. The engraved jewelry design will transform your ring style into a unique piece. Remake your bridal set to be one of its own kind.
Design your own earrings to make a bold statement. Stand out from the rest with never seen before earrings. Rave reviews will flood your ears about how breath-taking your earrings look. Don’t be afraid to choose a color surface versus plain metals like Yellow Gold. Explore with the addition of texture to your design.
Engraving is part of Custom designed Jewelry. It adds special, unique touches that coin your design. At Master Jewelers Indianapolis, we have been designing jewelry for over 20 years. We know it is important for your jewelry to be as unique as you are. It is our mission to capture your complete vision of your jewelry design. We have designed an easy yet well thought out 1-2-3 custom designed plan to ensure we grasp every detail of your design.
The Holiday season starts on the dawn of Thanksgiving. ’Tis the season to be thankful for our surroundings and acknowledge the loved ones we cherish. It is a time of the year to celebrate love and humble beginnings.
Craving to spread the holiday spirit, many of us change our daily attire to embrace the season. Jewelry and accessories are popular items to sprinkle festive love throughout your day.
At Master Jewelers, we can help you radiate your holiday spirit. Making every holiday season just as special as the last. We understand the special day represents a day of peace and thanks. A day filled with traditions and memories.
Here are 3 tips to help you remember this Thanksgiving:
- Custom Holiday Jewelry- Why not invest in a few lasting items by customizing holiday jewelry? Every year many of us purchase the latest festive accessories to get into the holiday spirit. We love the turkey earrings, the maple leaf brooches or better yet a unique creation that represents your holiday. Custom Thanksgiving jewelry helps save you money in the long run. It also serves as a good family heirloom.
- Charm your Friendsgiving– Recognizing friends as part of the family has gone viral. Friendsgiving is a version of Thanksgiving with your friends you cherish. Create a charm friendship bracelet to represent the bond you hold with your friends who are family. We all have different family dynamics to be grateful for. Use jewelry as a gift bonding friends and a reminder of the traditional bond you share.
- Share something special with your spouse – Is this the first Thanksgiving you are spending with a spouse or someone special? What better way to remember this milestone in your relationship than with fine jewelry? Jewelry is a classic gift that represents a special moment in your life. Celebrate with a token both of you can equally cherish and is unique to the bond you share.
Start this holiday season off with a bang. Being grateful is a present itself and is something to celebrate. As we wish for many more holidays to come just like the last, each is uniquely different and special in their own way.
Valentine’s Day is just not for her! And neither is jewelry! This Valentine’s day surprise the men in your life with a little bling. Everyone deserves to feel special on the day of love, and what better way to do that than with a piece of jewelry. While chocolate candies and flowers are also a great sentiment, jewelry will last longer and remind them of the love that bond your together.
Master Jewelers has something for everyone and all ages. If you can’t find something you love, don’t worry we can custom design a piece to match your vision. Here are a few popular ideas.
A simple piece of jewelry goes a long way. A beautiful Yellow Gold or silver chain is a popular selection because of its versatility. It goes with almost any style of clothing and worn daily. A chain necklace is also durable to above average strenuous wear and tear. It provides easy maintenance with a simple clean to keep it sparkling.
Upgrade His Ring–
If you are shopping for a spouse, why not upgrade his wedding ring?! Typically, to celebrate a birthday or holiday, we see wedding diamonds exchanged for bigger diamonds to represent the years of marriage. It is a great way to celebrate your marriage and love for one another. The options are endless. Engrave a special message on the inside of his current ring, add a gemstone or better yet design a new ring. Something that symbolizes your love today and for many years to come. You know what they say Happy Spouse, Happy House.
What’s on His Wrist–
Men’s bracelets set a great accent to any attire. It is a popular universal accessory and comes in an array of styles. Stainless steel is favored for its durability to withstand strenuous daily wear and tear. It is a great option for a less sentimental gift. Leather is another recommended and unique fashion statement. If your guy is more of watch man, upgrade he favorite watch’s wrist band. Custom design something just for you love for him.
Don’t overlook the special man or men in your life this Valentine’s Day. It is a day to celebrate All love and bonds. Whether it be a spouse, friend, son or father, shower them with some sparkle this Valentine’s day.