Jewelry Tips from Gary J. Long Jewelers
Wedding Jewelry Trends: Must-Have Accessories for the Modern Bride and Groom at Gary J. Long Jewelers
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable occasions of your life, and choosing the perfect jewelry to accompany your special day is just as important as selecting the right dress or venue. As you prepare for your wedding, consider the unique and stylish options available at Gary J. Long Jewelers in Stockton, California. In this article, we'll explore the latest wedding jewelry trends for brides and grooms, and discuss how Gary J. Long Jewelers can help you find or create the perfect piece...
40 Years of Life's Celebrations with Gary J. Long Jewelers
Gary J. Long Jewelers, located in Stockton’s Lincoln Center, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, a remarkable milestone for any business, and one that speaks to the quality of service and dedication to community that Gary and his team have brought to the Stockton area.
Understanding Gold: Karats and Colors
Gold remains a precious metal after already being appreciated and cherished for thousands of years. Gold is rare, beautiful, and durable. When you’re thinking about purchasing gold jewelry, it can help to understand the basics behind the karats and colors to make the best decision – you may want a more durable piece if the recipient is active and will wear it often, for instance.
Engagement Ring Styles and Settings: What’s Most Popular?
Getting engaged? Giving an engagement ring to your forever person is a significant activity as you make plans to get married and you want to make the best impression. Whether you’re preparing to pop the question on a popular engagement day – Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve – or any other day of the year, we can help you make the best impression with the engagement ring.
5 Reasons Why Jewelry Should Be on Your Holiday Gift List
The holiday season is here! If you’re struggling with the right gift to get for that special someone in your life – wife, partner, husband, friend, teenager, neighbor, etc. – consider a piece of jewelry! Jewelry is a versatile gift that is appropriate for just about any occasion and for anyone. Every piece of jewelry is as unique as your reason for selecting the right piece for that special pe...
Durability of Jewelry Finishes
Do you notice scratches on your rings? The type of metal it is determines how easy scratches can occur. The harder the metal composition, the more durable – and more scratch-resistant – the piece of jewelry will be. You might be surprised to learn that most metals can be scratched easily because most are fairly soft. There’s quite a variety to the hardness of metals used for jewelry and that’s ...
Jewelry Maintenance: Tips for Keeping Your Pieces in the Best Condition
You buy fine jewelry to wear for years to come, so understanding how to properly store and clean your jewelry will enable you to keep them beautiful and retain their value. If you walk away with one tip, it should be this: to avoid having your jewelry appear tarnished or dirty, take it off every day before bed.
Find Jewelry that Matches Your Style
Do you find yourself brand loyal – that when you find a label you like, you never waver to another? When jewelry shopping, do you want the best and the most sparkly pieces, or do you prefer more understated designs? We’d like to introduce some of the designers we feature at Gary J Long Jewelers. Our selections can fit any style!
7 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry
You wear jewelry to accessorize your outfits every day without a second thought. When you travel, however, it might be a good time to think twice about what pieces you want to bring with you and how best to keep them safe. Losing a precious, and expensive, piece would be heart-breaking, wouldn’t it?
Must-Have Jewelry Pieces for Every Woman
Jewelry is a wonderful way to accessorize any outfit. Here are some must-have pieces every woman would love to have in her jewelry box. Diamond Stud Earrings A pair of stud earrings are the ultimate go-to staple for any woman. They are a classic to wear anytime – at home, in the office, at the gym, on vacation, at a formal event or a casual dinner. Giving your special lady a pair of diamond st...
Meet the Designer: Christopher Slowinski of Christopher Designs
Christopher Slowinski is founder, president, and master jewelry designer for Christopher Designs, established in 1981 in New York. Born in Poland where his family owned a flower plantation, Christopher became inspired by oil paintings and influenced by advertising campaigns for jewelry that included nature and vibrant colors.
Can’t Find the Perfect Piece of Jewelry? Here’s What the Custom Design Process Entails
Have you been searching for the perfect piece of jewelry for an engagement, anniversary, wedding, or other special life event, and simply can’t find it? Do you have your grandmother’s diamond that you’d like to reset? Or perhaps you have a gemstone you’d like to put into a special setting and you’re overwhelmed thinking about possibilities.
The Everlasting Partnership of Jewelry and Love
February is the month of romance, so it’s a perfect time to talk about relationships, particularly the one between jewelry and love. Romantic love has been a prevalent theme for thousands of years. It’s been said that adorning loved ones with jewelry enhances the beauty of the wearer – inside and out.
The Importance of Updating Your Jewelry Insurance Policy
Jewelry is personal and carries sentimental value. It recalls emotions, moments, and milestones in your life, which is why it can be devastating if your pieces are damaged, lost, or stolen. A jewelry insurance policy is the best way to ensure that your favorite items are protected.
Holiday Gift Guide
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. There’s nothing quite like exquisite gemstones set in precious metal to dazzle this holiday season. This Chrstmas, look no further than Gary J. Long Jewelers for the best selection of fine jewelry lines and pieces to surprise your loved one.
Join us for our Holiday Event on December 3
We're open and ready to dazzle you! Stop by Gary J. Long Jewelers in Lincoln Center on Friday, December 3 for our Holiday Event. Save 20% or more on all in-stock jewelry during this event, including new designs from Hearts on Fire, Christopher Designs, and more! Enjoy fine jewelry and champagne in our newly remodeled showroom.
Add-A-Pearl Necklaces for Christmas Gifts
Gift giving doesn’t always come naturally for everyone, but an Add-A-Pearl necklace is a wonderful gift for a little girl of any age and provides a way to help with gift-giving throughout an entire childhood. If you are looking for a special gift this Christmas, consider an Add-A-Pearl necklace from Gary J. Long Jewelers.
High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) Diamonds
Designed in the 1950s, High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) is a diamond treatment in which both high pressure and high temperature is applied to natural diamonds that are not fully crystallized when released from fiery, erupting volcanoes in order to improve their color. Nearly all “white” diamonds contain some degree of brown or yellow color.
Push Presents for New Mothers
Thoughtful Gift Ideas The miracle of childbirth is amazing and many believe that a mother’s hard work and the pain endured should be recognized with a gift. A push present is typically given by the new mother’s significant other and is most often a piece of jewelry. Depending on budget, lifestyle, and taste preferences, Gary J. Long Jewelers has numerous pieces and styles to choose from, inclu...
The History of Diamonds
Beautiful, classic, and sophisticated, the diamond is more than just aesthetically pleasing - it’s a symbol of commitment, love, and romance. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word adamas, meaning unbreakable or unconquerable, which aligns itself with the diamond’s historic commemoration of forever love.
The Importance of Jewelry Insurance
Whether it’s a family heirloom passed down through generations or something you purchased for yourself, a piece of jewelry carries both monetary and sentimental value, making loss painful and personal. While you can never replace the sentimental value of an item, insuring your jewelry can help you recover the financial loss.
Cleaning and Caring for Pearl Jewelry
Dainty and sweet, yet bold at the same time, pearls are always a beautiful and classic choice. Diamonds might be “forever,” but pearls can also last a lifetime and be passed down through generations with adequate cleaning and care. Thankfully, special care is not hard to do.
Designer Spotlight: CrownRing
Longtime friends Thierry Bellisha and Haimy Mann believe “the special moments in life that take your breath away are few and far between.” It is this belief that fueled the creation of CrownRing in 1999. Thierry and Haimy believe that when a couple becomes engaged to be married, they are the king and queen of their wedding world, ready to reign over their new life together. Hence, the Crown name.
Custom-Made Wedding Jewelry
Searching for the perfect engagement, wedding, or bridal party jewelry can be frustrating and overwhelming with all of the options available today. Therefore, it is easy to get confused even if you have extensive knowledge. One way to simplify the process is to work with a jeweler to create custom-made pieces that reflect your style and taste. Gary J. Long Jewelers provides consultations to wor...
Treat Yourself to a New Year’s Gift
Discover Your Style The first step is to determine your personal style and then select a piece that fits in. It’s important to take the time to do this because you’ll want your jewelry to look great with what you wear, whether it’s something you plan to use daily or just on special occasions. You will be happy in the long run knowing that your jewelry was selected with your style – conservativ...
December 3: The Holiday Event
You are invited to join us on Thursday, December 3 from 10 am to 8 pm for a special in-store Holiday Event! View some of the latest designs from the Henderson Collection and Spark, one day only at Gary J. Long Jewelers. This is a great opportunity to bring someone special in your life for some Christmas shopping.
Holiday Gift Giving
Good things come in small packages, and personalized jewelry pieces are no exception. Jewelry may be a no-brainer for the holidays, but choosing something for that special someone can be a challenge. There are many classic styles to select from, but creating a custom, unique piece can really make their holiday shine. Read on for some great ideas!
Delicate Jewelry Maintenance
Jewelry is meant to be worn and enjoyed everyday. Some jewelry, like costume and fun jewelry, requires little care - just put on and go. Delicate and fine jewelry however, requires care and maintenance to keep it looking its best. From proper storage to gentle cleansing, taking good care of your jewelry can help you get the most of your collection.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Semi-Precious Stones
Jewelry is one of our most cherished accessories. It’s sentimental, captivating, and can elevate any outfit. Unfortunately, even the most durable of jewelry can become dull or damaged if neglected or handled carelessly. Simple precautions and regular maintenance can preserve shine and keep semi-precious stones in place.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Precious Stones
Fine jewelry holds more than just financial value–it also holds personal significance, as each piece has meaning and memories attached, making them “irreplaceable.” Since these pieces are investments, it is important to keep them in good condition in order to preserve their quality over time.
Jewelry Gift Ideas for the Holidays
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...
Think Pink: Pink Sapphires for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a beautiful time 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. Pink sapphires make a meaningful symbol of support now and throughout the year.
Celebrate Your Anniversary in Style
Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth anniversary, sparkling jewelry makes the perfect anniversary gift to celebrate your love. From traditional anniversary gemstones to more modern ideas, our guide will help you find a special jewelry gift to mark the milestone.
Your Guide to Engagement Ring Styles and Settings
When it comes selecting the perfect engagement ring, the most important decisions involve the diamond and the setting. Just as significant as the center stone, the setting impacts the overall style of the ring. Below is your guide to the most popular engagement ring styles and settings, outlined for their distinctive features.
Designer Profile: Hearts On Fire
Featuring sparkling bridal and diamond jewelry, Hearts On Fire is known as The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond. Crafted with signature diamonds and 18K white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum, Hearts On Fire has been a leading global designer of luxury diamond jewelry for more than 20 years.
Precious Metals: Platinum and Gold
Sparkling diamonds and dazzling gemstones are one aspect of luxury jewelry, followed closely by precious metals. Offering a range of colors and options for every lifestyle, platinum and gold are the most popular precious metals and ideal for engagement rings, wedding bands, and more.
Gary is hiring!
Fine Jewelry store in Lincoln Center seeking new family member! Gary J Long Jewelers is looking to expand our family with a new Sales Associate. Experience is an asset but not a requirement. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including Saturdays. We will consider both part-time and full-time applicants. Wage commensurate with experience. Visit the store to drop off your resume!
Designer Profile: Spark Creations
For more than 40 years, Spark Creations has been a leading designer in color stone fashion. Featuring beautiful collections of colored gemstones and diamond jewelry, Spark is known for elegant designs and one-of-a-kind jewelry icons. Founded by two brothers with a career in diamond cutting, Eli and Beny Aviram opened Spark Creations in 1972 in New York. First specializing in the finest diamond ...