Restyle your jewelry collection for a fresh new look. Whether you’ve inherited diamond or colored gemstone jewelry, traded up your engagement ring or wedding band, or you’re simply ready for a contemporary style, new designs are an effortless way to modernize and update your jewelry collection.
Lecil Henderson returns to Gary J. Long Jewelers on April 26 to showcase his Spring 2018 Collection! Meet Lecil Henderson, designer of The Henderson Collection and Luca Lorenzini by Lecil, and discover his incredible fine jewelry, just in time for Mother’s Day, graduations, and June weddings.
With hand-crafted designs in diamonds and fine colored Italian enamel, The Henderson Collection offers beautiful pieces of fashion jewelry that can be customized to your unique style. Crafted from sterling silver and designed by hand in Italy, Luca Lorenzini by Lecil fashion jewelry features modern and chic designs that make a statement.
Join us for the exclusive one day trunk show on Thursday, April 26 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Enter our raffle to win a Luca fashion bracelet and enjoy refreshments while you shop. Whether you’re searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or simply want to expand your own collection of bracelets, rings, and necklaces, this is your chance to meet Lecil and shop his beautiful new styles and colors for spring.
There’s nothing more special than wearing a gemstone unique to your birth month. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for that special someone, or simply want to expand your own collection with a gorgeous birthstone jewelry style, discover your birthstone color and meaning in our guide.
Garnet - The deep red gemstones represent loyalty and devotion. While red gems are the most common, garnets are available in a rainbow of hues, including dark red, pinkish orange, purple, and green. Sparkling with color, garnet jewelry styles include earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets.
Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with a romantic and beautiful design for her. Filled with inspiration and ideas, our gift guide will help you make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet.
Romantic Heart Jewelry
For a touch of romance, heart shaped jewelry makes the perfect symbol of your love. Open heart pendants, necklaces, and bracelets from Charles Garnier feature cubic zirconia accents or white sapphires set in sterling silver with a rhodium finish.
The perfect engagement ring for her will be a beautiful reflection of her personal style. Our tips will help you find the diamond ring that she’ll love for a lifetime.
Think through her style
If you plan to surprise her with a ring, you’ll want to think through her lifestyle, her personality, and the jewelry she wears. To discover engagement rings she likes, start with social media. Her wedding and engagement board on Pinterest probably includes a few ring styles she loves, and viewing the jewelry brands and designers she follows on Instagram or Facebook can give you a sense of her dream ring. Her family or close friends can also give you valuable input about her jewelry style.
Join us for our holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM to 8 PM for a day of gorgeous bridal and fashion designs! We are proud to host Spark Creations at our one day only trunk show. As a leading designer in colored gemstones, diamond jewelry, and One-of-a-Kind pieces, Spark Creations gives signature jewelry icons a modern twist.
Come in for great gifts and stocking stuffers. Also, try on holiday jewelry styles to enter our raffle for tickets to the Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops concert—we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets during the Open House! With special pricing for one day only, including savings of up to 50% off on select pieces, this will be a special day of jewelry you won’t want to miss.
In the flurry of the holiday season, stand out with a thoughtful and beautiful gift that she will treasure for years to come. Diamonds are a classic gift idea, sure to make the season sparkle. Make your gift personal by incorporating her favorite gemstone or birthstone, and consider her personal style. Peek through her jewelry box for inspiration and take note of the jewelry she wears to select the perfect gift to complement her collection.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there is no better time to wear pink to honor those who are fighting breast cancer, recovering from breast cancer, and in memory of those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.
At Gary J. Long Jewelers, we are donating 10% of any purchase of pink gemstone jewelry to the American Cancer Society for the month of October in honor of our friends, family members, and customers who have bravely fought against this disease.
A chance meeting on the golf course was the start of Gary J. Long’s introduction to the jewelry business. As an enterprising junior high student, Gary was working at North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks as a golf caddie when he met Walter Merksamer of Merksamer Jewelers. The two hit it off, and Gary caddied for him throughout seventh and eighth grade.
Several years later, they reconnected at a grocery store where Gary was working as a bagger. Walter encouraged him to go into the jewelry business and offered him a job in sales. Gary accepted the offer, and his first day on the job was September 1, 1970.
Accessorizing with jewelry is the perfect way to showcase your signature style and a few carefully chosen pieces will make you feel put together and polished. Our tips will help you style your jewelry, enhance your collection, and add the right finishing touch to every outfit.
Whether you wear a stack of bracelets or opt for one wide cuff, bracelets make an impression. When wearing a single color statement like yellow gold, play up texture by pairing a woven bracelet with a few bangles. For an on trend style, try mixing textures and materials. Neoprene and leather bracelets with natural white sapphires from Luca Featured by Lecil can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Whether your company is sponsoring an event or you are expanding your corporate or service awards program, custom designed jewelry is a great way to celebrate strong employee performance, commemorate service and dedication, and honor contributions and achievements.
We specialize in custom jewelry design and can create distinctive, personalized fine jewelry for corporate events, awards, milestones, and special occasions.
Whether you’re celebrating your first year together or your 50th, diamond jewelry is the perfect anniversary gift. While diamond jewelry is traditionally given for a 10th or 60th wedding anniversary to mark the milestone, you can never go wrong with the gift of brilliant diamonds.
Choosing a Gift Selecting the perfect diamond means considering her jewelry style, her lifestyle, and what diamond jewelry she already has in her collection. Does she prefer simple and vintage jewelry, or does she like to make a statement with jewelry? What is her career? What are her hobbies?
Whether you’re thinking of popping the question, searching for the perfect wedding band or anniversary ring to complement your engagement ring, or looking for a meaningful gift for that special someone, you are a candidate for custom jewelry.
Custom jewelry is completely unique, designed from scratch, and each design is used only once. When you can’t find exactly what you want (like an updated version of a family heirloom), or you want to transform your diamond or gemstone pieces with a fresh new design, that’s where we come in. We specialize in custom jewelry design and we can bring your idea to life.
Lecil Henderson is founder and jewelry designer of The Henderson Collection of North Carolina. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lecil first studied under his father, an account executive for a successful jewelry design firm. After completing his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University, he followed his father into the business and created an Italian import division.
He soon ventured to Europe, where he studied under master artisans in Milan, Florence, and Venice. During his time abroad, he immersed himself in every aspect of the industry and developed a business plan to launch his own firm. Today, The Henderson Collection crafts unique, handmade, and comfortable jewelry lines for the modern woman, along with custom creations.
Spring is in the air, and now is an ideal time to deep clean your diamond rings and jewelry to ensure that your pieces remain spotless and sparkling. Our tips for cleaning, maintenance, and storage will help you preserve and protect your diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry.
Your wedding ring is with you most of the time, and therefore exposed to elements such as garden dirt, hand soap, lotion, and harsh cleaning chemicals. We recommend a professional cleaning of your wedding ring every six months, and a professional cleaning for other pieces every 12 months.
When you purchase a diamond online, you’re essentially buying an image from an anonymous seller. Many online retailers act as a middleman for diamond brokers, with no physical inventory of their own. Shopping online means you’re not seeing the stone in person, and a diamond in isolation always looks flawless.
To discover the beauty of a diamond, it must be compared and contrasted to other stones to help you see subtle differences that impact value. For example, two diamonds with the cut grade of Excellent may reflect light very differently, even though their certificates appear identical. A local diamond expert, someone who has looked at thousands of diamonds and understands the skill required to cut a diamond to ideal proportions, can distinguish a great stone from an average stone.