Summer is here and you may not know that fine jewelry requires extra care during the summer versus the other seasons. This doesn’t mean you should neglect your jewelry in the other seasons, but it requires more TLC during the summer.
During the Summer months, your list of summer activities usually involves fun, water, sand and sun causing more wear and tear. To make sure your jewelry is still shining after the summer months, here are some basic cleaning and care tips
Know your jewelry
Before you can care or clean for any piece of fine jewelry, it is vital to know what metals and gemstones you are dealing with. Platinum, gold, and silver are unique metals that react differently to cleaning techniques and styles. And different gemstones are cleaned differently. Don’t ruin your jewelry this summer.
A lot of us don’t think to take off all of our jewelry before hopping in the shower. Water can leave a film and residue behind leaving your jewelry dinge. In fact water can even damage your jewelry. Not all water is the same, and salt and chlorine water are very harmful to any piece of fine jewelry. Remove all jewelry before entering any pool, hot tub, ocean, etc. . The salt and chlorine can discolor metals like platinum or gold. Plus, tarnish the shine and vibrancy of the gemstone quality as it can erode its finish and polish. It is great practice to take off all before swimming as well. You may lose a piece in the water.
Bring in your Jewelry for a professional cleaning
While it is recommended to get fine jewelry cleaned professionally once a year, it is a great idea to get it done after the summer because it is so busy. Not to mention the piece will get dirtier during the summer due to the summer outdoor activities. Preserve the design, you can even get more than one. Finding a jeweler you can trust with the quality experience can be challenging.
At Master Jewelers, we take care and quality very seriously. We know that you want your jewelry to last for generations to come. Following these simple tips and practices this summer, can help extend the life of your jewelry. Our experienced experts will help you keep your jewelry clean and extend its life for years to come.
Summer Jewelry Classics
Summer is here and you are free to sport a different style of fashion. Jewelry plays a big part in that role as it accentuates your outfit. Just like in fashion, different trends come with different seasons.
Summer is a fun season to dress for because its fashion trends are always adventurous and flirty with a splash of contemporary style. Summer is known to have some classic piece of jewelry and original favorites that never go out of style. Here are a few that should be in your jewelry box.
Summer is the season for shorts and showing your legs in efforts to try to keep cool. Looking for ways to accessorize your legs never goes out of style during summer months. Whether you have a homemade beaded design or yellow gold, anklets remain in style every summer season.
With the short seasons, comes sandals and flip-flops. Toe care is essential to your summer fashion. Pedicures are not the only thing in high demand, Toe rings are a must-have. The fashion trends from winter to summer change full 360 and are opposites in every way because of the extreme changes in weather. The goal of summer fashion is to keep cool and look great while doing it. Toe rings do just that.
We spend if Majority of the summer in your swimsuit, why wouldn’t you have jewelry to compliment your beach attire the same way we do our regular. When vacationing to areas where people live by the beach you will see an array of jewelry style from the locals. Being on the beach or by the pool differs completely from getting in and joining in on the activities. Add some swanky yet simple body jewelry to your wardrobe.
Jewelry in the summer is tricky because of the different activities and water, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be worn. We need accessories with every style of fashion. Master Jewelers has something for every summer trend basic or new. Master Jewelers has over 20 years of experience and can help you design any summer piece your heart desires.
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.
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.
It is no secret that many of us have joined the new movement of trying to lead a more positive and healthier life. Whether you have gone keto or just learning how to take 15 minutes a day for yourself, those small changes will soon help you evolve into a new you. As you transform, there is no shame in wanting a new look to represent the new you and these positive changes. In fact, it is not only encouraged but suggested.
Jewelry plays a big role in your style choice and symbolizes many memories you cherish. It is sometimes hard to part ways with old jewelry because of its sentimental value. But what if we told you there was a way to reinvent your jewelry just like you are becoming the new you? Master Jewelers Indiana has over 20 years of experience reinventing and custom designing old jewelry into something new. Before we change anything, we want to understand your expectations to bring your design to life. Master Jewelers expert artisans will guide you through our custom jewelry design process.
Melt Away the Old Design
Jewelry is crafted from strong gemstones and precious metals. The materials used are welded and tightly fitted into place. It takes real skill and craftsmanship to manipulate precious metals and gemstones.
We use precious metals because they are tough and can withstand daily wear and tear. However, add high heat and the metal becomes like putty. We can metal down the precious metal and reuse it to craft the foundation for the new design. While it won’t be the same piece, it has the same metal.
Gemstones can be reshaped, resized and re-set. Personalized jewelry is all about the right gemstone for you. A common redesign is using a necklace pendant to make vibrant earrings. Or designing an old engagement ring into stunning diamond studs. The options are limitless when it comes to recreating gemstones. Sometimes you get lucky and end up with an additional piece if the gemstone is big enough.
Recreating your old jewelry is a symbolic moment for the obstacles you have overcome to get you to this point. Making the new piece now will not only represent the past but also your future.
Spring is in the air and so is the seasonal change for jewelry fashion trends. You can always count on Spring styles to be colorfully brilliant and add life to your daily attire. The bold and fun changes to this Spring’s jewelry trends are less chic and more modern. While dainty necklaces and soft pastels are the common representation of spring, Jewelry fashion experts kicked it up a notch this 2019.
Bling is back!!
The more bling the better. Dangling crystal jewelry is in and looking unapologetically bold this 2019. From frothy party earrings to over the top bracelets, bling is coming in all shapes and colors of gemstones and crystals. Master Jeweler’s Diamond Teardrop Earrings are a perfect piece to represent this style. If you are looking for more, don’t worry we can custom design jewelry designed just from your vision.
Pearls are Classic.
This Spring have fun with Pearls! Pearls never really go out of style but are commonly more associated in chic and dainty settings. However, these aren’t your typical grandma pearls, this Spring the bigger and bolder is in. Pairing 24k Gold with pearls is a favorite this Spring. Check out Eleganza Double White Pearl Ring or get a little more creative with Calla Lily Pearl Earrings. Both appropriate pieces of jewelry for the style this Spring.
Chains have evolved this Spring. They are not just your typical dainty pieces that hold a pendant. Nope! This spring, decolletage is ALL about shapes sizes. Check out Master Jewelers Labradorite Pendant and Horseshoe Tag with Toggle Necklace. Better yet make a unique chained necklace by custom designing jewelry. A thick chain link choker is something you can use beyond the trends of 2019.
Master Jewelers is here to help you stay in style with the jewelry trends of 2019. With something for everyone and every style, you won’t leave empty-handed or disappointed. Let us help bring your custom Jewelry designs to life or accentuate any outfit with a piece in our inventory. Check us out online or spot into 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!
Diamonds are a popular choice for many reasons. They are brilliantly beautiful and make an undeniable statement with any attire. If you struggle to be unique with your style don’t worry diamonds can still add an unexpected flair.
Here are Five Fun Facts why diamonds are the all-time respected gemstone.
- Diamonds are forever- This statement couldn’t be truer. Diamonds are billions of years old dating back to Roman times. In fact, it was the Romans who believed diamonds came to earth from the tips of Cupid’s arrows. Probably a big reason we associate diamonds with love and romance.
- Brilliant things come from pressure- Diamonds take form underneath the ground. Around 100 feet below, these beautiful gemstones appear on earth through deep volcanic eruptions. They derive by pressure and heat to take their place here on earth’s surface. It is no wonder Diamonds are the most highly respected and valuable gemstone.
- Diamond Strong– Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known. Known for its durability, the only thing to cause a diamond to scratch is another diamond. “Adamas” is Greek for invincible and is where the word diamond comes from. Believed to be so indestructible, diamonds were said to cure illness and protect those who wore them.
- Diamonds come from all over the world. Over time, the main sources of diamonds have changed hands because of rapid sales versus the quantity of diamonds. History dates back to 1400 when the Diamond Indian trade boomed that led to Brazil holding the number one spot. Until later in the 1800s, South Africa discovered a big diamond reserve. In the present time, Diamonds aren’t so secluded and mined all over the world. At Master Jewelers, we strive to purchase ONLY a conflict-free diamonds and source precious metals from environmental-conscious foundries.
- The Bigger the Better- While we see celebrities post their engagement rings or diamond encrusted chains none of that could compare to Cullinan diamond. Cullinan is the largest diamond found with a carat size of 3,106K. Diamond clarity and carats factor heavily into the value of the diamond. Using an experienced jeweler is important when purchasing any gemstone but more so when shopping for loose diamonds.
Visit Master Jewelers Indiana to see our diamond showcase specials. We offer an array of cuts, clarity, carats, and colors. Let us help you pick the perfect diamond for you!
The first month of the new year, January. The celebration of new beginnings and self-improvement. January sets the tone for happiness, health and wealth we hope to see continue throughout the year. Many put their best foot forward hoping to start the year off right. The Garnet gemstone couldn’t be any more suitable for any other month. The gemstone comes in various colors. However, the Red Garnet is most popular and represents the birthdays in January.
A red Garnet has the vivid color of a pomegranate seed. Its usage dates back to BC times and can be found all over the world. The stone comes from a mineral that produces very durable gemstones. Used by Royals and the Rich, Garnet gemstones have remained popular throughout the years.
Legends say Garnet gemstones bring peace, prosperity, and good health. It also symbolizes valued and deep bonded friendship. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a January birthday, you are in luck. Designed custom jewelry with Garnets is a great way to create a one of kind gift.
Know your design
Garnets are used in a variety of settings. Earrings-studs or chandeliers are great for showcasing the Garnets true beauty. Pendant necklaces make a bold statement to any attire.
Typically White Gold and Yellow Gold are ideal for Garnet pieces. The yellow hues and silver tones bring out the vibrant red color of the gemstone. Silver is also an option, but be careful when pairing with metals like Rose Gold. The pink hues may clash with the red of the gemstone, this is where picking the right gemstone is important.
Pick your Shade of Red.
Just like Garnets come in different colors, they are also found in various shades of red. Don’t assume that all Garnets are the same color of red. This is important to your design and the style you are trying to create. The shade of red will complement your design or destroy it. Make sure you do your research and work with a jeweler you can trust.
Master Jewelers has 20-plus years of experience in the jewelry industry. From creating the design to purchasing the right gemstones, our master artisans will provide their expertise every step of the way. Visit us online or come into our Master Jewelers Indianapolis location, and we will help you create a one of kind gift.
New Year- New You – New Jewelry!
With every New Year’s comes new resolutions to kick old bad habits and introduce more self-love. It is a magical time of year that motivates all of us differently but with similar intent. It drives us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our style of life we will live. This automatically impacts our sense of fashion and jewelry.
Once our attitude changes so does our atmosphere, and that includes our daily style. Getting out of your comfort zone is vital to your growth, and can essentially take your perception in life. Expanding your style to new levels.
Here are a few ideas on how you can revamp your fine jewelry collection just in time for your New Year’s Eve our fit.
Add Color- Everyone can use more color in their life when it comes to their jewelry. Make a vibrant statement by adding more color with different gemstones and metals. Find a gemstone that represents the mantras you are using to send the “new” you into the year. For example, Sapphires symbolize good fortune and sincerity, and Topaz represents peacefulness and love. What energy are you trying to create this New Year?
Go Abstract- Leave the simple pieces at home. If you are used to plain and traditional jewelry now is the time to experiment. Be bold and courageous with your statement. Check out one of our Designers Jewelry, like Eleganza or Bastian Inverun. You can find the right collection that best represents the new you.
Create Something Just For You- What better way to implement self-love than by custom designing your own jewelry. To serve as a reminder of your new start and symbolize your courage to make a change. No matter how simple your change, a beginning is something to be proud of. Share that energy through your creation.
At Master Jewelers Indiana, we strive for the highest customer satisfaction. We understand how important any change can be. Jewelry is a great reminder of how far we have come along in our journey. Let us help create the new you this New Year!