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Today is Musical Monday; Vince Gill Proposes With a Pretty Diamond Ring in 'Like My Daddy Did'

Today is Musical Monday; Vince Gill Proposes With a Pretty Diamond Ring in 'Like My Daddy Did'

I found a little girl and I fell in loveShe shines brighter than the stars aboveI bought her a pretty diamond ringAsked her, if she would marry meThere's nothing you could tell me that would change a thingI still want you to wear my ring

The Thin Blue Line Rescues a Diamond Engagement Ring

The Thin Blue Line Rescues a Diamond Engagement Ring

The New York City's finest used the power of the social media to reunite a British couple with the diamond engagement ring that they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in Times Square a little over a week ago. Also posted was a seven second video along with this clever note on Twitter: "WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes

Why Do We Give a Diamond Engagement Ring?

Why Do We Give a Diamond Engagement Ring?

Over the years, the most popular cut for diamond engagement rings has always been the round brilliant, consisting of 58 facets that divide the stone into a top and bottom half. The round brilliant cut diamond is the only diamond shape that is timeless. All other shapes such as the cushion cut, the princess cut, the emerald cut and the oval cut are subject to changing fashions. Diamond shape tastes do change over time. So if you want a diamond that will never be dated; go with a round brilliant cut diamond. Then her diamond truly will be forever...

Barbara Sinatra's 20.6 Carat Engagement Ring Tops 'Lady Blue Eyes' Collection at Sotheby's

Barbara Sinatra's 20.6 Carat Engagement Ring Tops 'Lady Blue Eyes' Collection at Sotheby's

Ever the romantic, Frank decided to forgo the traditional box and surprised Barbara by submerging the diamond ring in a glass of champagne. According to Sotheby's, Frank hadn't offered a formal proposal, so the engagement was only official after Barbara made him choose which finger to put it on. The couple married in Palm Springs in 1976. Frank was 60 and Barbara was 49.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree's New Crown Jewel Glistens With 3 Million Swarovski Crystals

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree's New Crown Jewel Glistens With 3 Million Swarovski Crystals

For the first time in 14 years, the world famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has a new crown jewel. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the 900 pound tree topper measures 9 foot 4 inches in diameter and features 70 rays covered with three million Swarovski crystals.

A Follow up  of an October Family & Co. Jewelers Post

A Follow up of an October Family & Co. Jewelers Post

The ill fated French queen's natural pearl and diamond pendant is set with an oval diamond in a diamond bow motif. The slightly baroque drop shaped natural saltwater pearl measures approximately 15.90mm x 18.35mm x 25.85mm and originally hung from Marie Antoinette's three-strand pearl necklace. The pendant entered the auction with a modest pre-sale estimate of $1 million to $2 million.

Choosing Your Diamond Shape

Choosing Your Diamond Shape

When picking out a diamond engagement ring one of the first things to consider is the cut of the center diamond. Diamonds are cut in many shapes; the round brilliant, the cushion, the pear, the marquise, heart shaped, oval and emerald cut. Today we take a closer look at oval and emerald cut diamonds, we hope it will help you choose the perfect cut for your future bride! We will discuss other diamond shapes in other Family & Co. Jewelers blog posts.

Designing an  Older Diamond Into a New Ring

Designing an Older Diamond Into a New Ring

Maybe you want to repurpose your mother's or grandmother's engagement ring because you have a strong sense of family history. Perhaps, you’re trying to save a few dollars. Nothing wrong with that; you have a wedding to pay for! Some people are so eco-conscious that they prefer to reuse rather than buy something new. (Some people purchase an above ground diamond for the same reason) There are a lot of reasons to reuse a family heirloom and several ways to do it. If you have a pretty ring in your family, this may be a route to consider. Keep on reading for some of our upgrading tips and to see some of our vintage options that your prospective bride to be might love!

Great Proposal Ideas That Will Make Memories

Great Proposal Ideas That Will Make Memories

Are you all out of fresh ideas when it comes to proposing to the love of your life? Is your sanity hanging by a thread and all you can do is get worried about finding the perfect way to propose to your significant other? Let us take you on a shortand informative journey on how to propose and make it one of the most memorable days of both of your lives.

$1 Million VS Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Glitters With 2,100 Diamonds Weighing 71 Carats

$1 Million VS Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Glitters With 2,100 Diamonds Weighing 71 Carats

The 2018 Fantasy Bra is dialed down by comparison. Swarovksi's designers used lab grown diamonds for the bra and responsibly sourced topaz for the sterling silver body chain. The chain is highlighted by a pear-shaped 2.03 carat Atelier Swarovski Created Diamond, which has the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance and fire of a traditionally mined diamond, according to the company.

How  can you tell if she’s ready to marry you?

How can you tell if she’s ready to marry you?

How can you tell if she’s ready to marry you? Women can sometimes seem very illogical and unpredictable. Their “no” means “no” and their “yes’” sometimes also means “no”. It’s no secret that most women wish to get married to their prince charming. They have been dreaming about it since the moment they first watched a Disney fairy tale movie. But, does she want to share that dream with you? Is she ready to marry you? Does she see you on that white horse coming to sweep her off her feet and take her to a faraway land? Does she envision "happily ever after" with you?

Emerald Miners Seek Coveted 'AO' Status for Colombian Emeralds, Claim They're Geographically Unique

Emerald Miners Seek Coveted 'AO' Status for Colombian Emeralds, Claim They're Geographically Unique

Colombian emerald miners are seeking to gain coveted "AO" status for their emeralds, widely considered to be the finest in the world. "AO" is shorthand for "appellation of origin," which is a designation given to products that possess unique characteristics associated with their geographic location.

Musician Mishap Monday

Musician Mishap Monday

Generally on Mondays we talk about songs involving diamonds, engagement rings or other jewelry. Today we are spreading the word to try to reunite a diamond ring with the owner. Singer Toni Braxton is hoping that one of her almost three million Instagram followers knows the whereabouts of "Bonnie," the Grammy award winning singer's $5 million, 10 carat canary yellow diamond engagement ring.

Vacation Proposal Tips

Vacation Proposal Tips

As we approach winter vacation season; several of our customers have told us of their plans to propose in a warmer climate. If you want to turn your vacation for two into the most memorable trip of your lives, a destination proposal is for you. Flying off to a romantic destination where you’ll take a knee sounds like a magical scene: but getting that ring to the destination? Not so magical. To help your proposal plans go smoothly; please read these five helpful tips for traveling with an engagement ring to keep your proposal under wraps.

The First 67 Diamonds Are Cut From a Single 1,109 Carat Rough Diamond

The First 67 Diamonds Are Cut From a Single 1,109 Carat Rough Diamond

Sixty seven gem quality diamonds ranging from just under 1 carat to more than 100 carats will be known forever as the legacy of Lesedi La Rona, the 1,109 carat gem quality rough diamond that was uncovered at the Lucara Karowe mine in Botswana in 2015. Graff Diamonds noted Monday that after more than a year of detailed analysis, cutting and polishing by its elite team of gemologists and master diamond cutters, the first 67 stones were ready to be revealed. The company also dropped a teaser that "a principal diamond of unprecedented size" was still in the works.

Santa takes a Knee...

Santa takes a Knee...

Seventh grade teacher Traci Thompson was ushered onto the court, where Santa removed his beard, got down on one knee, pulled a ring box from his pocket and presented his girlfriend with an oval brilliant cut diamond engagement ring.

An All Diamond Ring Crafted From a Single Rough Diamond Might Fetch $250,000 at Benefit Auction

An All Diamond Ring Crafted From a Single Rough Diamond Might Fetch $250,000 at Benefit Auction

An all diamond ring custom crafted from a single rough diamond is expected to raise as much as $250,000 when Sotheby's offers it for sale December 5 at the third (RED) Auction in Miami. Proceeds from the sale will support HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Family & Co. Jewelers is pleased to blog about this as we support all worthwhile charities; both local to south Jersey and worldwide.

Musical Monday: Tommy and Janey Visit a Jeweler in 'Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine'

Musical Monday: Tommy and Janey Visit a Jeweler in 'Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine'

Mister bring it closer, mister can we hold itI think it's gonna fit just fineAs he slipped it on her hand, Janey kissed her manDon't love make a diamond shine. Don't love make a diamond shineIt don't matter if it costs a dimeDang thing looks like a million bucksSittin' on the hand of a girl in love.

A Follow Up to One of Our September Blogs

A Follow Up to One of Our September Blogs

In the lead up to this week's highly anticipated auction of the "Pink Legacy," Christie's Rahul Kadakia had gone out on a limb and said the 18.96-carat fancy vivid pink diamond was "as good as it gets." “To find a diamond of this size with this color is pretty much unreal,” said the International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s. “You may see this color in a pink diamond of less than one carat. But this is almost 19 carats and it’s as pink as can be. It’s unbelievable.”

Throwback Thursday: Don Williams Is in Love With the Girl Wearing a Diamond Ring

Throwback Thursday: Don Williams Is in Love With the Girl Wearing a Diamond Ring

I ain't gonna marry in the fallI ain't gonna marry in the spring'Cause I'm in love with a pretty little girlWho wears a diamond ring.

5 Reasons to “Fall in Love” with the Beverley K Collection.

5 Reasons to “Fall in Love” with the Beverley K Collection.

Family & Co. Jewelers and Beverley K We are committed to bringing you beautiful jewelry. You can be confident that every piece of Beverley K at Family & Co. Jewelerscarries our promise of quality and craftsmanship. We are proud of what we do... and we want you to be proud too.

King Tut's Tomb Contained a Scarab Carved From Rare Libyan Desert Glass

King Tut's Tomb Contained a Scarab Carved From Rare Libyan Desert Glass

Among the items decorated with gold, silver and precious gemstones was a breastplate depicting the god Ra as a winged scarab carrying the sun and moon into the sky. The scarab was carved from a pale greenish yellow stone that Carter originally identified as chalcedony, a translucent variety of quartz. Family & Co. Jewelers has some fine examples of scarab jewelry in our estate department.

Movie Madness Monday

Movie Madness Monday

At that point, Malek reached into his pocket and pulled out the gilded buck teeth uppers. They appeared to be cast in white gold. We think gold should be reserved for jewelry; but that's just our opinion.

Above Ground Diamonds

Above Ground Diamonds

Above ground Diamonds are produced using a technological innovation that yields diamonds of exceptionally high quality and purity. Only the top two percent of mined diamonds can compare. They are identical in their composition, as well as in their physical appearance, to mined diamonds. A gemologist cannot tell the difference between an above ground Diamond and a mined diamond because there is no difference. All above ground Diamonds are laser inscribed "Lab Grown" to avoid any confusion.

Young Couple Finds $18,000 in Diamond Rings Hidden in $2 Board Game

Young Couple Finds $18,000 in Diamond Rings Hidden in $2 Board Game

A young couple visiting Prince Edward Island for the Labor Day weekend thought they struck it rich when a $2 board game purchased at a thrift shop yielded $18,000 worth of diamond jewelry. Chris Lightfoot and Mandy Flack could hardly believe their eyes when they discovered a treasure trove of diamond rings hidden under the box's false bottom.

More Valuable than Diamonds

More Valuable than Diamonds

When we hear about expensive "rocks" our thought generally turn to diamonds or another precious gemstone. But that's not always the case. Diamonds are valuable because they are relatively rare. The three rocks we talk about today are common on the moon but rare on earth which means they are insanely valuable! This makes that diamond engagement ring seem like a bargain...

WOW! A 5,655-Carat Zambian Emerald Crystal With Remarkable Color and Clarity

WOW! A 5,655-Carat Zambian Emerald Crystal With Remarkable Color and Clarity

Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence, and foresight. “The Jewel of Kings” also serves as the May birthstone. Emeralds have an old superstition that today has some scientific validity. Wearing emeralds was said to improve your eyesight; today we know that green is a soothing color to our eyes. Emeralds are rare and more valuable than diamonds.

$400,000 Crown Bedazzled with Six Carats of Diamonds and 600 Cultured Pearls for the Tournament of Roses

$400,000 Crown Bedazzled with Six Carats of Diamonds and 600 Cultured Pearls for the Tournament of Roses

Once the Rose Parade festivities have concluded, the crown and tiaras will head back to Mikimoto headquarters in Japan for refurbishing. Mikimoto Kōkichi is credited with creating the first cultured pearl in the late 1800s and subsequently starting the cultured pearl industry. Pearls aren't considered as fashionable today in our dress down culture; but some trend setters look great rocking a "denim and pearls" style.

Musical Monday; Learn From Mistakes and 'Make Them Gold'

Musical Monday; Learn From Mistakes and 'Make Them Gold'

Welcome to Musical Monday when we bring you old or new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we explore the new. Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish synthpop band Chvrches (pronounced churches) implores her young fans to embrace their mistakes and "make them gold."

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Outside of a few power couples, you probably do not hear all of the news regarding celebrities marrying, popping the question or saying yes to an engagement ring. The diamonds they show are often out of this world and come from the best jewelry designers in the world, so why not showcase them even more? We love a good engagement ring, and who knows, you might get some ideas of your own.

Like a Diamond in the Sky...

Like a Diamond in the Sky...

A diamond shaped reflective balloon the size of two school buses will be delivered into low Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sometime in November. The diamond will be visible from Earth without the aid of a telescope, the "The Orbital Reflector" by artist Trevor Paglen will appear as bright as a star in the Big Dipper. So we won't actually see that it is shaped like a diamond.

Happy Halloween and Congratulations!

Happy Halloween and Congratulations!

640 pumpkins clearly spelled out the question "Justine Will You Marry Me?" The romantic groom to be pulled out a diamond engagement ring when the pumpkin message came into view. How much did 640 pumpkins cost? How did Seads afford 640 pumpkins and a diamond engagement ring?

Halloweddings...

Halloweddings...

Reminiscent of a haunted house, Erin and Eric's handcrafted Halloween wedding featured various stages and setups to build anticipation as the evening progressed. The ceremony began on the outdoor lawn before guests retreated inside The Cooper House for an eerie dinner beneath dangling witches hats. After dinner, everyone was ushered into the old general store on property for a hauntingly good time at the reception.

Movie Star Monday; Made Famous by Marilyn Monroe, 'Moon of Baroda' Diamond to Hit the Auction Block

Movie Star Monday; Made Famous by Marilyn Monroe, 'Moon of Baroda' Diamond to Hit the Auction Block

"It’s gorgeous!" Monroe gasped when she first laid eyes on the pear-shaped, VS 2, fancy intense yellow diamond. It was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime.Despite its historical ties to the Maharajas of India and the legendary Golconda diamond mines near Hyderabad, it was an adoring Marilyn who catapulted the Moon of Baroda to international fame.

Sportacular Saturday! Golden State Warriors Reveal the First-Ever Reversible Championship Rings

Sportacular Saturday! Golden State Warriors Reveal the First-Ever Reversible Championship Rings

The rings’ most unique feature is the reversible top, the first-of-its-kind on a championship ring. The top of the ring, which can be completely detached from its band, has a centerpiece that can be flipped from blue to white, the Warriors' primary colors. Twisting off the top of the ring reveals the slogan ‘Strength in Numbers’ etched in gold. There are 56 diamonds set on the right side of the ring to commemorate the number of years the team has been in the San Francisco Bay area.

Famous Friday: Dorothy's Famous Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian

Famous Friday: Dorothy's Famous Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian

Interestingly, Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers are not adorned with genuine rubie or any gemstones at all. In fact, the bugle beads that prop designers used to simulate rubies proved to be too heavy. The solution was to replace most of the bugle beads with sequins, 2,300 on each slipper. The butterfly-shaped bow on the front of each shoe features red bugle beads outlined in red glass rhinestones in silver settings.

Wedding Traditions

Wedding Traditions

Today those diamond engagement rings are often by a world class designer; such as Verragio, Simon G, Zeghani, Sylvie, Artcarved or Scott Kay. The metal of choice today is white; either platinum or white gold. Rose gold is preferred by brides who want to stand out from the crowd.

Family & Co. Jewelers  is very Social

Family & Co. Jewelers is very Social

Family & Co. Jewelers likes to stay in touch with our customers and friends. And we like to make new friends! That is why we are active on “social media”. We are active on facebook. Besides posting about our business; we also use our page to help promote a lot of charitable and community causes and events.

Marie Antoinette's Prized Pearls to Be Auctioned at Sotheby's Geneva Next Month

Marie Antoinette's Prized Pearls to Be Auctioned at Sotheby's Geneva Next Month

The most precious item in the group is a natural pearl and diamond pendant set with an oval diamond in a diamond bow motif. The slightly baroque drop-shaped natural saltwater pearl measures approximately 15.90mm x 18.35mm x 25.85mm. The piece carries an estimate of between $1 million and $2 million.

Central Park Honored as the Most Popular Place in the World to Propose Marriage

Central Park Honored as the Most Popular Place in the World to Propose Marriage

These lists offer hopeful lovers a wide range of romantic backdrops for their big moment. We hope to see your proposal; please share to our facebook page. Where ever the question is popped; the two of you are certain to treasure the moment for the rest of your lives...

Emerald and Diamond Tiara Steals the Show at Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding

Emerald and Diamond Tiara Steals the Show at Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding

During the marriage ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Brooksbank placed a simple gold wedding band on his bride's finger. Despite its simplicity, the ring reflects a rich royal family tradition. Since the Queen Mother's wedding in 1923, the royal family's wedding bands have been crafted of pure Welsh gold, sourced at the Clogau mine in Bontddu.

Throwback Thursday; Crooner Tom Jones Can't Compete With a Diamond-Gifting Rival

Throwback Thursday; Crooner Tom Jones Can't Compete With a Diamond-Gifting Rival

He, He buys you diamondsBright, sparkling diamondsBut believe me, dear when I say,That he can give you the world,But he’ll never love you the wayI love you

The Man Behind Verragio

The Man Behind Verragio

Family & Co. Jewelers is proud to be New Jersey's first Verragio Premier Boutique! Let Family & Co. Jewelers help you design the Verragio engagement ring that is right for you. Then select from our vast selection of GIA certified diamonds to pair up with your very own Verragio...

Musical Monday; R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha

Musical Monday; R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha

Some girls are crazy about diamonds (Diamonds)Some go wild about pearls (Go wild)Some girls go for a lot of loot from a check book that ain’t hers (Sho’ ain’t hers) I can’t make love with no diamonds (Diamonds)Give them all to somebody else (Anybody)

'Opal Peacock' Brooch Showcases One of the Finest Examples of the beauty of Opals

'Opal Peacock' Brooch Showcases One of the Finest Examples of the beauty of Opals

These opals consist of transparent spheres of silica that are tightly packed. The voids among the spheres contain only air or water. In gem quality opal, the silica spheres are uniform in size and are stacked into an orderly arrangement, which gives the structure the ability to break visible white light into separate colors.

'Diavik Stars of the Arctic' to Headline Rio Tinto's 'Specials' Tender Later This Month

'Diavik Stars of the Arctic' to Headline Rio Tinto's 'Specials' Tender Later This Month

The constellations that light up the night sky of Canada's remote Northwest Territories were the muse for "The Diavik Stars of the Arctic" which are set to headline Rio Tinto’s upcoming "Specials" tender — a showcase of rough, gem quality diamonds over 10.8 carats.

Throwback Thursday; She's Wearing Michael Jackson's Promise Ring But Still Chasing Other Boys in ‘The Love You Save’

Throwback Thursday; She's Wearing Michael Jackson's Promise Ring But Still Chasing Other Boys in ‘The Love You Save’

Today is Throwback Thursday so we bring you a fun throwback song with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we step into our time machine and travel back to May 10, 1970, the day The Jackson 5 performed “The Love You Save” on The Ed Sullivan Show (talk about throw backs!).

Washington Capitals' First-Ever Stanley Cup Ring Glitters With 10.2 Carats of Patriotic Pizzazz

Washington Capitals' First-Ever Stanley Cup Ring Glitters With 10.2 Carats of Patriotic Pizzazz

Diamonds Rubies and a Sapphire boasting a total weight of 10.2 carats add patriotic pizzazz to the Washington Capitals' 2018 Stanley Cup rings. The handcrafted, two-tone rings, which commemorate the 44-year-old franchise's first championship, were unveiled to the players, coaches and hockey staff during a private ceremony held last week.

2.63-Carat Diamond Unearthed at Crater of Diamonds State Park

2.63-Carat Diamond Unearthed at Crater of Diamonds State Park

The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States was unearthed here in Murfreesboro in 1924 during a mining operation. Named the “Uncle Sam,” the white diamond with a pink cast weighed 40.23 carats. The largest diamond ever discovered at the park by a visitor was the 16.37-carat "Amarillo Starlight" in 1975.

'Passion Diamond Shoes' Are the Most Expensive Shoes in the World; With a Price Tag of a cool $17 Million

'Passion Diamond Shoes' Are the Most Expensive Shoes in the World; With a Price Tag of a cool $17 Million

"Jada Dubai designs only shoes with diamonds," said Maria Majari, the co-founder of the company. "For the launch of our second collection, we wanted to create a piece that is truly unique in the world using very rare diamonds."

6 Year Old Alyah Dutton Finds $10,000 Bridal Set, Teaches Big Lesson About Doing the Right Thing

6 Year Old Alyah Dutton Finds $10,000 Bridal Set, Teaches Big Lesson About Doing the Right Thing

Six year old Alyah "Tiny" Dutton was sure the beautiful diamond rings she found in the restroom of Ballantrae Community Park in Dublin, Ohio, belonged to a magical princess and that the rings needed to be returned to her right away.

Television Thursday; Reality Stars Confirm Engagement With Selfie of 2.5-Carat Diamond Ring

Television Thursday; Reality Stars Confirm Engagement With Selfie of 2.5-Carat Diamond Ring

Kyle Cooke recently popped the question with a 2.5-carat diamond set on a yellow gold, split-shank band. Kyle told Bravotv.com that the diamond is cushion cut. Based on the photo, above, it's actually a princess cut.

Television Tuesday; a Brave Good Samaritan

Television Tuesday; a Brave Good Samaritan

Much like Candid Camera or Punked, "What Would You Do?" designed a scenario where bride-to-be Jazelle is victimized by the manicure bandit, Madison. Everyone in the shop is in on the ruse except for one single customer who is sitting at the next manicure station.

Musical Monday: Duawne Starling Pens and Performs His Own Wedding Song, 'With This Ring'

Musical Monday: Duawne Starling Pens and Performs His Own Wedding Song, 'With This Ring'

Duawne sings, "With this ring / With this circle of trust / I confess that I must be in love / With this vow / I can promise you now / to be more than you've ever dreamed of / With my heart in your hand / and faith in His plan / and with patience to last a lifetime/ I offer you everything / with this ring."

Auction house Exec Says the Color of the 18.96-Carat 'Pink Legacy' Diamond 'Is As Good As It Gets'

Auction house Exec Says the Color of the 18.96-Carat 'Pink Legacy' Diamond 'Is As Good As It Gets'

The Pink Legacy will be heading out on a global tour, with stops in Hong Kong, London and New York, before returning to Geneva for the Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.

The Smithsonian's National Gem Collection Welcomes the Vibrant Red 'Whitney Flame Topaz'

The Smithsonian's National Gem Collection Welcomes the Vibrant Red 'Whitney Flame Topaz'

Christened the "Whitney Flame Topaz," this gem is described by Smithsonian curators as one of the finest examples of imperial topaz in the world. Imperial, or "precious," topaz is typically golden-orange in color, but the vivid red hue of the Whitney Flame is even rarer and more highly prized.

What You Should Know About Buying A Diamond

What You Should Know About Buying A Diamond

A good understanding of diamonds is necessary before you begin shopping. Let Family & Co. Jewelers help guide you through the basics: “the four Cs”(Cut, Clarity, Color, & Carat), the importance of a certification, and of course helping you select the perfect mounting.

Song Saturday; A Special Piece of Jewelry to Preserve the Memory of a Love That Got Away...

Song Saturday; A Special Piece of Jewelry to Preserve the Memory of a Love That Got Away...

I used to have you, now I have this braceletI let you go but baby I’m gonna wear itUntil I don’t need toUntil I don’t need youAll I know is I can’t face itI used to have you, now I have this braceletI let you go but baby I’m gonna wear itUntil I don’t need to

Sotheby's Saturday; 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Love Diamond Could Fetch $15 Million at Sotheby's Hong Kong

Sotheby's Saturday; 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Love Diamond Could Fetch $15 Million at Sotheby's Hong Kong

Sotheby's has estimated that the richly colored step cut gem will sell in the range of $12.4 million to $15.2 million, potentially putting the price per carat at $3 million or more. If The Ai Diamond outperforms Sotheby's estimate, it will be ascending into the rarefied air occupied by two of the most famous blue diamonds of all time.

Television Thursday; Emmy Winner Proposes During Live Broadcast With a Ring 'More Valuable Than The Hope Diamond'

Television Thursday; Emmy Winner Proposes During Live Broadcast With a Ring 'More Valuable Than The Hope Diamond'

"It's not a diamond ring," Weiss clarified. "It's my mom's wedding ring, which, to me, is more valuable than The Hope Diamond." "Walking around on the red carpet like nothing's happening with this thing sitting in my pocket was a nerve-racking experience," he continued. "It was such a valuable thing sitting right here, but now it's where it belongs."

33 1/2 Carat TW Diamond and Platinum Tiara With Ties to Spanish Royalty Comes to Auction at Bonhams

33 1/2 Carat TW Diamond and Platinum Tiara With Ties to Spanish Royalty Comes to Auction at Bonhams

"This tiara is of impeccable workmanship, and the elegant Louis XVI design of diamond wreaths and flowers has a lightness and lace-like quality made possible by the technical freedom and innovation of working in platinum," noted Emily Barber, director of jewelry at Bonhams. "Jewelers only began to understand how truly to exploit platinum from around 1900, so it is particularly interesting that this tiara is noted in Ansorena's archives as being conceived as early as 1890."

Italian Archaeologists Discover 100s of Roman Gold Coins Dating Back 1,500 Years

Italian Archaeologists Discover 100s of Roman Gold Coins Dating Back 1,500 Years

Hundreds of gold coins bearing the likenesses of emperors Honorius, Valentinian III, Leon I, Antonio and Libio Severo were found stacked neatly in the two-handled jar called an amphora. The newest of the gold coins was minted in 474 AD.

Today is Music Monday; Jason Mraz Hopes You Win 'Prizes Shining Like Diamonds' in 'Have It All'

Today is Music Monday; Jason Mraz Hopes You Win 'Prizes Shining Like Diamonds' in 'Have It All'

Welcome to Music Monday; today we bring you an uplifting songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz delivers a message of love, hope and infinite possibilities in his 2018 release, "Have It All."

Wildly Divergent Hues Are the Stars

Wildly Divergent Hues Are the Stars

“The color palette showcases an appreciation for the complexity and distinctiveness of color and the expression of it, which is something that evolves and can be played with,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Consumers need more variety, and this expanded palette embraces the lack of gender and seasonal borders we are seeing within the fashion industry.”

Australian Miner Hits Golden Mother Lode, Including Two Huge Rocks Worth $5 Million

Australian Miner Hits Golden Mother Lode, Including Two Huge Rocks Worth $5 Million

Australia has a long history of yielding massive gold nuggets. One of the largest ever was called the "Welcome Stranger" and weighed 145 pounds. Legend states that it had to be broken on an anvil before it could fit on a bank scale.

The largest Purplish-Pink Diamond Ever Graded by GIA Headlines Alrosa's 'True Colour' Auction

The largest Purplish-Pink Diamond Ever Graded by GIA Headlines Alrosa's 'True Colour' Auction

The largest fancy deep purplish-pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America will headline Alrosa's first-ever "True Colour" auction of colored polished diamonds. The 11.06-carat, cushion-cut gem is one of 250 colorful diamonds that Alrosa will display at the Hong Kong Gem & Jewelry Fair, which opens on Wednesday.

'Maddie and I Both Got Us a Ring,' Exclaimed Newly Engaged Eagles QB Carson Wentz

'Maddie and I Both Got Us a Ring,' Exclaimed Newly Engaged Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Just two days after his team's stunning Super Bowl victory (led by Nick Foles due to Carson's injury) over the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz announced his engagement to Madison Oberg on Twitter and Instagram.

This Blinged-Out $1.9 Million Harley Is the Most Expensive Motorcycle in the World

This Blinged-Out $1.9 Million Harley Is the Most Expensive Motorcycle in the World

Several of us here at Family & Co. Jewelers are Harley riders. In fact we enjoy riding with many of our customers. We don't often feel "motorcycle envy", but we do now!!! Just look at this sick ride!! Luxury Swiss watch and jewelry brand Bucherer has teamed up with Harley-Davidson customizer Bündnerbike to create the blingiest, most expensive motorcycle in the world.

Our Philadelphia Eagles’ First-Ever Super Bowl Rings Soar With 219 Diamonds and 17 Green Sapphires

Our Philadelphia Eagles’ First-Ever Super Bowl Rings Soar With 219 Diamonds and 17 Green Sapphires

Our Philadelphia Eagles marked their historic 2017 season and epic Super Bowl triumph over the New England Patriots with championship rings emblazoned with 219 diamonds and 17 green sapphires. Each ring boasts a gemstone total weight of 9.15 carats.

Four-year-old Marlton boy battles cancer in style after dream for a motorcycle ride becomes reality

Four-year-old Marlton boy battles cancer in style after dream for a motorcycle ride becomes reality

Marlton’s Chase Gilchrist, 4, has been battling some form of an anaplastic ependymoma brain cancer from around the time he turned 1 year old, yet Chase’s parents say it’s never slowed him down.

Congratulations to Donnie on his engagement!

Congratulations to Donnie on his engagement!

Congratulations to BEN FM’s Morning Show Producer and Sidekick Donnie on his engagement to Michelle! Thanks to Angelo at Family & Co. Jewelers for his expertise and guidance on picking out the perfect Verragio ring!

Family & Co. Jewelers is over 80 Years Young…

Family & Co. Jewelers is over 80 Years Young…

Family & Co. Jewelers is; as the name indicates, a family owned business located in Marlton, New Jersey. They are proud to serve the surrounding communities of South Jersey and Philly.

Top Ten Valentines Gifts!

Top Ten Valentines Gifts!

Getting the right Valentine’s Day gift can be a stressful experience for anyone. You want to make sure you get a gift that will impress, but you don’t want to break the bank. Well you are in luck! 97.5 The Fanatic’s Natalie Egenolf has teamed up with Family & Co. Jewelers to help you out this year with her Top 10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are the perfect fit for your style and budget. Take a look at the list below and stop in to the showroom to grab your gift.

Romantic Ways to Propose

Romantic Ways to Propose

Gentlemen; whatever way you go with your proposal; remember a couple of things. First, ask for permission from her father. I don’t care what your ages; respect goes a long way! Secondly, even if you go with an outrageous proposal in front of a stadium full of people; remember the romance! Get down on one knee and speak from the heart.

Great Proposals

Great Proposals

Great proposals are all about the two people getting engaged. What is amazing for one couple is simply not going to work for the other.

UNIQUE VALENTINE'S DAY TRADITIONS

UNIQUE VALENTINE'S DAY TRADITIONS

According to the history of Valentine's Day, a Roman priest named Saint Valentine married couples during a time when marriage was banned. Since antiquity, young ...

Supporting our troops!

Supporting our troops!

It was a very special night for U.S. Army Staff Sergeants, Anthony Wilson and Shaundraya Pearson, with the help of the USO and Family & Company Jewelers, Marlton, NJ. Family and Co. works with the USO and supports programs for veterans and this was another example of how Family & Co. helped to foster a love proposition for two military enlistees.

Holiday Weddings Can be Beautiful and Fun

Holiday Weddings Can be Beautiful and Fun

The holidays are here. Family and friends are in town, and everyone is ready to celebrate the year's biggest events. The holidays can also be a great time to have your wedding. Sure, it might be too late to plan a holiday wedding for this year but you can start picking out engagement rings in anticipation of next year!

WMMR & Jacky BamBam at Family & Co. #WHAAATTT!

WMMR & Jacky BamBam at Family & Co. #WHAAATTT!

Family & Co. Jewelers raised $750 and collected care package items for Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey during its one-day Veterans Appreciation Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Why the Holidays Are the Best Time to Propose

Why the Holidays Are the Best Time to Propose

From the moment the first unmistakably cool breeze rustles the just-turning leaves, you can feel the magic of the holiday season in the air. Why ...

High-Profile Celebrity Couples Announce Their Engagements

High-Profile Celebrity Couples Announce Their Engagements

If you've been daydreaming about your boyfriend popping the question, we can't blame you. There have been a number of high profile engagements announced in the past few months that it's got weddings on everyone's minds.

The Perfect Wedding Dress To Complement Your Engagement Ring

The Perfect Wedding Dress To Complement Your Engagement Ring

Your fiancé spent hours choosing the perfect ring at Family & Co. Jewelers, so why not choose a wedding dress to compliment it? Every engagement ring has a distinct personality

Top Fall Wedding Trends of 2015

Top Fall Wedding Trends of 2015

Now that the summer is ending, it's time to look ahead to fall. There are a number of fall wedding trends set to emerge from brides across America and spill on over into the mainstream.

Timeless Wedding Songs

Timeless Wedding Songs

The first dance as a married couple is a moment that is treasured for a lifetime - so it's only natural that you want to select the right song to capture the occasion.

What Your Engagement Ring Says about You

What Your Engagement Ring Says about You

The engagement ring that you pick out for your special someone will tell the world a lot about them. There are all sorts of different types and cuts to consider.

Generations of family tied together in gems

Generations of family tied together in gems

Marlton jeweler Angelo Breaux got his first taste of the business half a century ago in South Philly. His grandfather Angelo Calapristi, who owned a jewelry store at 22nd and Snyder, would bring Breaux along while collecting payments on credit accounts in the neighborhood.

Second annual BBQ to benefit Operation Yellow Ribbon

Second annual BBQ to benefit Operation Yellow Ribbon

Family & Co. Jewelers will host a free barbecue on Friday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of care package items will be collected for Operation Yellow Ribbon, an organization that supports active duty members of the military and veterans.

 Buying a Diamond Wisely

Buying a Diamond Wisely

Understand the 4Cs of Diamond Quality. This basic knowledge will not only unlock the mystery of a diamond's quality, it will help you understand a diamond's value and price.

POPULAR DIAMOND SHAPES

POPULAR DIAMOND SHAPES

Brilliance, fire, and sparkle––three exciting characteristics all specially cut diamonds possess. In fact, the cut of a diamond is considered the most important of the ...

SAY I LOVE YOU WITH STYLE

SAY I LOVE YOU WITH STYLE

For millions of couples, Valentine's Day is more than just candy and roses. It's an opportunity to celebrate your unique connection, your memories and your ...

Time Pieces

Time Pieces

Today, a wrist watch (or time piece as we like to call them) is a very useless item. As you sit reading this on your computer or smart phone; those devices both tell you the time. As you drive your car; the time is right there on the dashboard.

We Wish Our Family and Friends a Very Happy and Healthy New Year

We Wish Our Family and Friends a Very Happy and Healthy New Year

New Year; New Beginnings Whether or not you make any "New Year's Resolutions; the new year is inevitable going to bring in new changes to us all. We hope those changes are positive.

Happy Holidays to our Family and Friends!

Happy Holidays to our Family and Friends!

At this time of year when we celebrate family, we would be remiss if we didn't show our gratitude for our family - born and found - who help make Family & Co. Jewelers a hometown success each and every day.

All "certs" are not created equal

All "certs" are not created equal

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the diamond grading system; known as the 4 Cs. Only GIA and the American Gem Society (AGS) uphold the highest standards during the diamond grading process.

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours

When Angelo and Louise Calapristi opened up a watch and jewelry repair shop in 1937, they could never have envisioned what Family & Co. Jewelers has become today. At this special time of year, we want to share our gratitude with our customers who have made our success possible. We are thankful for everyone who has helped make Family & Co. Jewelers a premier fine jewelry store.

5 Tips for a Fabulous Winter Wedding

5 Tips for a Fabulous Winter Wedding

While weddings are often summer fare, winter is a lovely time to gather with friends and family and celebrate your special day. Using cues from the season can help you create a stunning event. Here are five ideas for your winter wedding.

Tackle These 5 Wedding Planning Steps First

Tackle These 5 Wedding Planning Steps First

In the romantic rush right after becoming engaged, the idea of planning your wedding quickly turns from exciting to stressful for most brides-to-be. Keep yourself focused on the right first steps, and get help from the professionals to smooth out some of the bumps on the road to a happy marriage.

Class Rings, What's the Big Deal?

Class Rings, What's the Big Deal?

As students make their way back to school, it is time for juniors and seniors to start thinking about their class rings. These rings have long been a reminder of your interests, your desires, and the times you had while in high school, but what do they really mean?

Most Sought After Diamonds

Most Sought After Diamonds

Diamonds are a classic jewel that consistently takes a woman’s breath away year after year. No matter what the occasion, a diamond will please. Not all diamonds are created equal, though.

Longterm Celebrity Marriages

Longterm Celebrity Marriages

We constantly hear of fast and fleeting marriages, celebrity or every day people. But it would be really nice to hear about some of the longest celebrity marriages.