Cultured Pearls – Timelessness in Jewelry

Although pearls have been prized for thousands of years, the culturing process only started it’s existence around the 1800’s with the culturing of “blister pearls” and soon replaced the previously popular mother-of-pearl industry. The perfection of the culturing process along with the modern pearl market and international trade industry really only came into its own…

I’ve Just Inherited Antique Jewelry, What Do I Need to Know?

Heirloom pieces can make especially meaningful bridal jewelry. Passed down from generation to generation, they have an aura of love and family already instilled in them. Unfortunately, with that lovely sentiment comes a generation’s worth of wear and tear, as well! Heirloom pieces, be they twenty years old or from the 1800’s, can almost always…

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…