How to make your Valentine’s Day Memorable!

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Love is in Air!” specially when its Valentine’s Day! One of the most awaited day of year. So if you are planning to make this day memorable for your Valentine, we have listed down few ideas on how you can make your partner feel special.

1. Pop the Question – If you are yet to pop the question, this is the right time!! All you need to do is, get down on your knee with a Ring and tell your partner what you feel. Check out Diamond Engagement Rings

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2. Unique Gifts – Gift your partner something unique, something that they always wanted or something that they will cherish forever. You can either go for Ring, Bracelet, Watch, Sunglasses, Bag or Teddy accompanied with Greeting Card and box of Chocolates. You can also include a bottle of his/her favorite drink or bouquet of flowers. Browse more Gift Ideas

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3. Spend Quality Time The most Precious gift you can ever give is your “Time” . Take your partner out on a date or relive your first date. Go to place that holds beautiful memories of you two or something similar that sparks up your old memories.

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4. Express with a Rose Rose indicates the sign of Love, especially Red Roses are use to express the feelings between two hearts.

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Pearls

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Pearls have been around for decades. They are a staple of fashionable women and one of the hallmarks of what is traditionally considered “elegant” and “sophisticated” style. The strand of pearls which were ones defined as classy, are still in fashion? The answer is YES!

Unlike most other gemstones which are mineral, Pearls are organic and are formed by living organisms. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Though Pearls occur naturally in the wild, their occurrence is very sporadic and limited.

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You may find them in form of Fresh water pearls, akoya saltwater pearls and south sea pearls.

Freshwater Pearls – Which are not rarest but they are finest for the collection and preferred by jewelry makers.

Akoya Saltwater Pearls – Have been synonymous with classic beauty and elegance.

South Sea Pearls – The smoothness and roundness of these pearls are exceptional. These are the rarest and extraordinary pearls you will find in jewelry.

Freshwater Pearls

Cultured freshwater pearls are pearls that are farmed and created using freshwater mussels. Quality of cultured freshwater pearls is evaluated through a grading system of a series of values, based on luster, shape, surface, color and matching. The process begins by choosing a suitable donor mussel and cutting a strip of tissue from the mantle is known as GRAFTING. This strip of tissue is then cut into 3mm squares. These squares are delivered to a technician who performs the operation. Unlike saltwater bead nucleation, this process is not considered difficult, and technicians need only minimum training to perform the operation. After the maximum numbers of grafts have been performed, the mussel is flipped, and the procedure is performed once again on the other valve of the shell.

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Freshwater pearl harvests are typically bought while still in the shell. After harvest the pearls are delivered to a first-stage factory, which is responsible for cleaning and sorting the pearls by size and shape. After the pearls are treated, they are drilled and then polished with a mixture of cornmeal and wax.

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If you’re looking for the classic set of pearls, look to Saltwater Akoya cultured pearls. These pearls were first to ever be cultured in the early 1900s. For the past 100 years, Akoya pearls have been synonymous with classic beauty and elegance. They are the roundest of all pearl varieties, and are known for their sharp luster and pink overtones.

The Akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster used in pearl culture today, so Akoya pearls also tend to be small, ranging in size from just 2 mm to about 11 mm in size. The average pearl size is harvested at about 7.5mm in diameter.

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Almost all pearls available in the market are cultured.  Most natural pearls are odd-shaped because the irritants that caused the oyster to begin creating the pearl are not round.  Beautifully round, lustrous natural pearls would cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars a strand.

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South Sea Pearls

South Sea cultured pearls are exceptional quality pearls with a whitish, almost silver color. It is much larger than the average pearl. The smoothness and roundness of these pearls are exceptional. These are the rarest and extraordinary pearls you will find in jewelry.

South Sea pearls come from the white-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster. This oyster is much larger than the oysters that produce Akoya and Freshwater pearls, so the pearl that it produces is much larger as well. Because of the rarity and sensitivity of this type of oyster, cultivation of these pearls is much more difficult, making them more expensive.

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South Sea pearls are among the largest commercially harvested cultured pearls in the world. The average size of a South Sea pearl is 13 mm, with most harvests producing a range of sizes from 9 mm to 20 mm. The South Seas lie between the northern coast of Australia and the southern coast of China. These waters are the native habitat of a large oyster known as Pinctada maxima. This oyster grows up to 12 inches in diameter, and can be nucleated with a much larger bead than other saltwater oysters such as the Akoya.

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These types of Pearls are very precious and prestigious treasure you can ever give. Visit our store to shop our pearl jewelry or visit us online at classicdesignsjewelry.com

Inspiring Jewels worn by First-Lady

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Jewelry worn by famous peoples has always been mesmerizing. So this time in honor of President’s Day that we celebrated recently, we thought why not come up with jewels worn by first ladies of past and present. After all we all can take a few lessons in style, or at the very least marvel at.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane

Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane

Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber

Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber

Stock up on those pearls, you can always count on the classics.—Mother’s Day is coming!

Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch

Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch

Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace

Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace

A copy of Mrs. Roosevelt’s flowery diamond statement necklace is on display (both the original and reproduction made by Harry Winston)

 

Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball jewelry suite, designed by Loree Rodkin

Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball jewelry suite, designed by Loree Rodkin

There was something to please everyone, and most definitely a jewel or two (or three) to lust after. Stock up on those designs. We don’t have it in stock but we can definitely make a similar jewelry for you. Visit us today.

Pre- Valentine’s Day Ideas

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I-love-you Yes, it’s true! According to a survey last year, jewelry was among the first items discounted in the weeks leading up to February. Naturally, this year you can expect more jewelry deals with the first Valentine’s Day sales appearing this week. Keeping this in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our favorite gift ideas for the special guy or gal in your life.  From Diamonds to Watches and everything in between, we have gifts they’ll be sure to love.

1)  Show your Infinite Love with this beautiful Diamond Pendant.   SRP112559-1 2)      Give her some sweet eye candy. Stud-Earrings 3)      As the saying goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, you can never go wrong with these. SRE113536 4)      Red Hot!

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5)      Does your guy love watches?  Give him a timepiece that will last a lifetime. index 6)   Gifting something special doesn’t mean buying jewelry every time. It sometimes mean living the old memories all again. If your better half has a favorite jewelry or watch that needs to be fixed, bring it to us.

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7)      Last but not least, Chocolates & Wine!

No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate and wine. Adding a bouquet of red roses will add even more romance in the air.

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If planned right, you can have a successful Valentine’s Day without going over budget. Check out our website or stop by at store for special Valentine’s Offer.

Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

Father’s Day gifts are a great way to say “Love You Dad”, though it can be hard to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, hopefully we can make it a little easier.

Treat your dad to a memorable gift

Every gift has their own stories and memories, and making them live that memory again is the best gift ever.  Here are few of Ideas that can make a wonderful gift for dad.

1)      It has been long that your father have did not wear his favorite bracelet or chain. One of his rings needs to be resized. Take it out get Fix it up if required and get it cleaned.

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2)      Fix up his watch

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3)      Frame up your old memories.

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Give him the gift of Time.

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Something for every budget

Some of these products are always perfect when it comes to buy for your dad. Even if they already have it, they won’t mind to get another one.

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Helping You Say It Better

Create a personalized greeting card and pair it with your gift.

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For more gifting Ideas, stop by at store where you can instantly purchase and present Dad with wonderful gift!

We would love to know how you are celebrating Father’s Day, so go ahead and share with us in the comments below!

 

 

Gifts for Christmas

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It is that time of the year again when you are scratching your head looking for a secret Santa gift. And icing on the Christmas cake would be your ability to buy secret Santa gifts for someone you care. Secret Santa gifts should be chosen keeping the preferences in mind. Following are the 5 best secret Santa gifts:

1) Coco Diamonds

Diamonds for Christmas make a wonderful gift, specially when it is a coco diamond. Honestly, one can never have enough of Chocolates and Diamonds and the joy on receiving them would be worth the effort.

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2) Wrapping and stacking bracelets

These are a huge trend right known and with so many colors, textures and styles, there’s definitely something for everyone! Pairing up simple white gold bracelet with a yellow gold one, or pairing it up with a watch or alternatively adding a dainty bracelet for delicate charm will do.

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3) Diamond Ring
Diamonds are forever and thus is Symbol of Love.
If you are planning to propose her this Christmas, then you need to make a right move now by selecting a Perfect Diamond Ring for her and she is bound to say ‘YES’

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4) Watch
A perfect gift for all Occasion, it is indeed the safest bet. If you are a last minute shopper and don’t find an option, then you can always turn to Watches. All you need to know is the other person’s choice and you are ready with a great Gift.

5) Birthstone Jewelry
 Everyone have a birthday, and there’s a birthstone for the month they were born. This makes birthstone jewelry grab place in our list. A simple pendant and earring set can do all magic..