Demantoid Garnet, A Green Variety of January’s Birthstone

First discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1860’s, demantoid garnet soon became a sought after gem of European aristocracy. This green gem was set in jewelry of every type, from simple Victorian rings to ornate lavalier pendants. For years it was a favored treasure, until, eventually, the mines became depleted. While this scarcity meant… Read…

Before You Purchase a Wedding Band, Read MSJ’s Guidance!

1. Skin Tone and Gold Color Skin tone plays an important factor in which ring will look best on your hand. Before stepping into the store, consider whether you have cool or warm skin tones. Cool skin tones usually have pinkish or reddish undertones and warm skin tones will have yellow or golden undertones. You’ll…

How Can I Find Out Her Ring Size Without Her Knowing?

Ask a friend If you want a surprise proposal, a great way is to ask a friend for her ring size. Even if she doesn’t know, she could be the one to subtly ask. She could also take your girlfriend engagement ring shopping just “for fun” and report the size back. We always have groups…