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.
As sales floor manager at Gary J. Long Jewelers, Will works directly with customers to share his knowledge of luxury and fine jewelry and manages the day-to-day activities of the showroom.
Will joined our team more than 7 years ago, and the most rewarding aspect of his position is the chance to help customers find the perfect gift or piece of jewelry to mark the milestones in their lives. He enjoys seeing their smile and excitement as they visit, and being part of the special time or occasion.
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.
As a sales associate at Gary J. Long Jewelers, John works directly with customers to share his knowledge and passion for fine diamonds and bridal and fashion jewelry. He enjoys working with people and has developed great friendships throughout his time in the jewelry industry.
The most rewarding part of his job is the opportunity to be part of life’s celebrations. From the perfect engagement ring to a memorable anniversary gift, John finds it gratifying to help customers find the ideal jewelry style and knows that his role helps create a meaningful, memorable moment in someone’s life.
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.
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.
Join us for our Holiday Open House and Customer Appreciation Sale on Friday, December 7 from 10 AM to 8 PM! Featuring colored stone and diamond jewelry designs from Spark Creations and magnificent diamond jewelry from A. JAFFE, it’s our favorite time of year!
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.
Earlier this month, we had a great weekend as Title Sponsor of the 5th annual Gary Long S.H.E. 365 Women’s 5K and 10K. Held every July at Woodbridge Winery in Acampo, this event is the only all women’s run and walk in San Joaquin County and a great opportunity for women of all ages to feel strong and empowered.
More than 200 women participated in the 5K run/walk through the vineyards of Lodi, and more than 40 women finished the 10K run. All participants received a gift bag from Gary J. Long Jewelers, including a custom-designed engraved sterling silver shoelace charm to commemorate the race.
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!
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 jewelry, they began to incorporate colored gemstones into their designs over the next 15 years before introducing their extensive colored gemstone collection. Today, Spark Creations is synonymous with brilliant colors and flawless cuts that showcase the beauty of premium colored gemstones and diamonds.
Dazzling gemstones offer endless inspiration for your wedding anniversary. Discover the perfect jewelry gift to express your love and commitment in our anniversary gemstone guide.
1st Wedding Anniversary - Gold
Gold metal is the traditional choice for your first anniversary, symbolic of prosperity and wealth. For a more modern gift, choose a gold-colored gemstone such as yellow topaz or citrine set in the precious metal to represent the glow of your first year of marriage—the color gold symbolizes compassion, courage, and passion.
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 it comes to shopping for the perfect diamond, engagement ring or wedding set, there’s no substitute for seeing a diamond in-person. Viewing a diamond in 3D allows you to see every detail of the stone’s brilliance and sparkle.