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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
There have been incredible fashionistas in every era throughout time, and as jewelry styles change from decade to decade, we remember who wore it the best, and how. Who can forget Audrey Hepburn’s chunky, sparkly flower collar in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? Or Elizabeth Taylor as the gilded Egyptian goddess Cleopatra Or Rita Hayworth draped in body jewelry for “Salome”? Each of these vintage looks is iconic; the designers of these jewels have been influenced by history, and their work continues to inspire new looks that embrace the vintage. Incorporating favorite design elements, meeting material availability, and utilizing new techniques are all ways that old jewelry fashion influences the new. But what separates the looks that are remembered from those that are forgotten? What vintage styles have stood the test of time? From retro baubles to art deco lines, to Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian influences, new designs continue to be inspired by vint...
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
The perfect ring - how do you actually buy a diamond that fits your tastes and budget? It seems like a big decision with lots of facets, no pun intended. It certainly is – but you’ve got the right tools in your mind, your heart, and right here.Diamonds are just one way that we show loved ones how much they mean to us. Their preciousness and everlasting sparkle evoke eternal devotion. When you gift a diamond, you’re looking for the brilliant smile on your loved one’s face that means they understand; they know that you picked this out especially for their particular tastes and that you thought about them through the entire process. The basics of diamond buying are pretty simple. We begin with four “C’s”: Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut. These categories, known as the “International Diamond Grading System,” were established in the 1940s by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Monday, September 11th, 2017
How will you begin your Boston love story? Lux Bond and Green has been a leading jewelry store in Boston for the last 18 years. In fact, we’re the official jeweler of the Boston Red Sox! Over that time, we have had the opportunity to share in so many of our customers’ memorable engagement stories. For you bean-town residents, there are so many special nooks and crannies throughout the city to pop the question that picking just one is the hard part. Let what you know about your love guide you to the right engagement ring—and to the scenario where you present it. Do they love to be active? How about arts and culture? Sports and thrills? Are their tastes more classical, simple, modern, or flashy? And lastly, how can you craft this momentous occasion to be creative, thoughtful, and romantic? You’ll want a story worth repeating for a lifetime, and a ring that they’ll l...