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Custom-Made Wedding Jewelry

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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 work with you to create the perfect piece that you will cherish for years to come!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but do you know the history behind it? The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief is that St. Valentine was a priest from Rome in the 3rd century AD.

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Treat Yourself to a New Year’s Gift

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Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas this year? Treat yourself to your dream piece of jewelry now! When you know what you want, go after it! Whether it’s a great job, an exotic vacation, or your dream house, you don’t need to wait for things to come to you. The same should go for jewelry. If there is a special piece you want to have, you can - and should - go out and buy it yourself. It can be exciting, empowering, and a much needed boost after a bad day or a reward for a great one. There’s sure to be a piece that fits your lifestyle, wardrobe, and budget perfectly.

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Holiday Gift Giving

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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!

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Delicate Jewelry Maintenance

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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.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Precious Stones

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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.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Semi-Precious Stones

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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.

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Jewelry Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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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.

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Think Pink: Pink Sapphires for Breast Cancer Awareness

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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.

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Celebrate Your Anniversary in Style

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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.

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Looking for a nice 3 tier diamond necklace. Need before May 17th. One year anniversary
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Your Guide to Pearl Jewelry

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Elegant and timeless, pearls are a natural wonder prized for a unique luster and brilliance. Symbolic of purity and wisdom (and one of the birthstones for June), pearls make a beautiful choice for special occasions.

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Your Guide to Engagement Ring Styles and Settings

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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.

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Online or In-Store? Where to Buy Your Diamond

Online or In-Store? Where to Buy Your Diamond

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.

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Precious Metals: Platinum and Gold

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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.

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Anniversary Gemstones and Jewelry: Milestone Celebrations

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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.

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Bring New Life to Your Jewelry Collection

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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.

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Birthstone Jewelry: Color, Significance, and Styles

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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.

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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.

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Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts for Her

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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.

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Spring Cleaning: How to Maintain Your Jewelry

Spring Cleaning: How to Maintain Your Jewelry

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.

Professional Cleaning
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.

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How to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

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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.

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Make a Statement: Jewelry Styling Tips

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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.

Bracelets
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.

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Custom Jewelry Designs for Corporate Events and Milestones

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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.

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Celebrate Your Anniversary with Diamonds

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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?

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Design Your Own Custom Jewelry

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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.

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Gary Long Jewelers is open to our customers Monday - Saturday 10am – 6pm. No appointments are necessary, but if you would like to schedule a personal appointment for consultation, please call (209) 477-6881.

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