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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
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)
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
"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."
"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."
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.
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."
“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.”
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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; 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.
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.
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 are all about the two people getting engaged. What is amazing for one couple is simply not going to work for the other.
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.
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!
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.
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 ...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Angelo Breaux, owner and president of Marlton's Family & Co. Jewelers, is an accomplished business owner who knows the importance of giving back to the community.
Diamond clarity, color, cut and carat weight are graded by GIA standards. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called "inclusions" and external characteristics called "blemishes".
Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond's cut as shape (round, cushion, princess), but a diamond's cut grade is really about how well a diamond's facets interact with light.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the diamond color grading system; from D thru Z. This the world’s most widely accepted grading system. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues, with increasing presence of color, to the letter Z.
The first item about diamond carats that confuses some novice diamond shoppers is that carat is a unit of weight; not size. So, not all one carat diamonds will appear to be the same size anymore than all men who weigh 200 lbs will be the same height.
Barry Verragio designs the most beautiful engagement rings; Parisian, Paradisio, Insignia, Venetian, Couture, Lumino set diamonds in platinum or 18 karat gold.
Family & Co. Jewelers has always know that our customers are fantastic! They are loyal and faithful and honest! They remember us...
Family & Co. Jewelers has been making people happy for going on 8 decades. That is seventy eight years of the finest diamonds, jewelry and timepieces. Over the years, many publications have recognized us as "The Best Of The Best". Here are a few examples...
Have you ever wondered when people started using diamonds or where they came from originally? How about why diamonds are the stone of choice for engagement rings? Learn the history of the diamond from their original formation and first discovery to the modern day, where the diamond engagement ring is an integral part of our culture.
Family & Co. Jewelers is a proud and active supporter of Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey. Family & Co. Jewelers is a permanent collection site for Operation Yellow Ribbon; collecting care package items as well and monetary donations which are used for shopping costs.
Are you looking for that perfect anniversary gift for your wife? We can help you find something she will love. From enhancement jewelry to new memories, our gift ideas have something for women of all ages. Diamond anniversary bands are a great way to jazz up your wife's engagement ring.
Today's brides-to-be have more options than ever. Modern technology offers instant access to jewelry designers, style bloggers, and more, all of whom have unique tastes and strong opinions about what makes a ring work. In 2014, top engagement ring trends focus on creating a distinct, original look.
Jewelry comes in all forms and designs, with some made out of regular metal or plastic and others designed from some of the greatest materials in the world. It is almost always possible to find something more expensive and more valuable, and while it is possible to purchase some rather valuable pieces of jewelry from a local jewelry store, the following are by far some of the most valuable pieces in the world.
Most experts recommend having any fine automatic serviced every five years. What does a service entail?