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Find Jewelry that Matches Your Style

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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!

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7 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry

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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?

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Thanks, never thought of taking a picture of jewelry I’m taking??
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Must-Have Jewelry Pieces for Every Woman

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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 stud earrings will give her something to wear for any occasion.

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Can’t Find the Perfect Piece of Jewelry? Here’s What the Custom Design Process Entails

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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.

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The Importance of Updating Your Jewelry Insurance Policy

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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.

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High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) Diamonds

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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.

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The Importance of Jewelry Insurance

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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.

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Cleaning and Caring for Pearl Jewelry

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Thanks for the jewelry styling tips. I appreciate that you mentioned that stacked rings in different shapes, sizes, and materials ... Read More
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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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