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Thinking Spring with Gorgeous Gems

The month of March has welcomed us with some warm days and it has us thinking spring! Spring time means getting to finally see some bursts of green and beautiful colors as the trees, plants and flowers reawaken after their long winters nap. It is also the perfect time to reawaken your looks as you dust off those lighter and brighter outfits that have been hiding behind your favorite sweaters and boots.

As we get closer and closer to the first day of spring we are in the mood to celebrate with some fabulous new earrings. One of our most beloved and exquisite collections, the Shoshana Collection, has a new addition. These amazing earrings just sing spring! From the dainty butterflies to the flowers featuring beautiful purple and yellow stones and the two perfect pearls, you will feel full of sunshine from the inside out.

Do you have some springtime weddings coming up? Or perhaps a bridal shower? Either of these elegant pairs of earrings would work wonderfully for either occasion. The rainbow of colors will make it the perfect choice to complement whatever dress you might have in mind.

The opals and diamonds in this pair would look absolutely amazing with a little black dress.

And if it is an afternoon affair, the pastel shades in this pair would work lovely with a sundress and cardigan or flowy skirt and a simple top. 

Whatever you might have on your calendar as we finally move closer and closer to spring, we hope that it brings you much health and happiness….and some new jewelry to help you look your best along the way!


Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Valentine? With only a few more days left until February 14th, we’ve got you covered with some great gift ideas that will leave your sweetie’s heart all aflutter.

Forgo the traditional flowers this year and instead buy her an incredible piece of floral jewelry. It’ll definitely last longer than the boquet of dozen long-stem roses you had in mind! The Petali Collection by Marco Bicego would be a great option with simple yet organic shapes featuring bouquets of elegant 18K gold flowers. Each piece is expertly crafted and would be perfect for both everyday wear and a special night out.

If you are in the market for some flashier floral-inspired gems, this flower necklace by Gregg Ruth will not disappoint. A dazzling work of art, the pendant features 0.34cts of diamonds F/G in color VS2 in clarity and 2.43cts of rich blue sapphires.

Were you contemplating getting a heart shaped box of chocolates? We have some alternative ideas that are just as sweet, and definitely won’t be left in the freezer until summertime.

These lovely diamond heart earrings are made with yellow gold and feature twenty-two 0.09carat round brilliant diamonds.

Made exclusively by George Press this diamond heart pendant is absolutely exquisite with 18 karat green gold and 1.68cts of shimmering round brilliant diamonds.

Perhaps you aren’t looking to gift some new jewelry this Valentine’s Day. If your beloved needs a new timepiece, nothing says “I love you” like an incredible watch in deep red. The Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Mechanical Watch is made of stainless steel, engineered for performance and designed for comfort. Just like a lasting relationship should be!

February 14th will be here in no time, so do not delay in picking up one of these great gift ideas. After all, our signature gift wrapping features a red ribbon – perfect! Regardless of what you have planned this Valentine’s Day, whether it is a night out on the town, or an evening on the couch with your love and a great Netflix line-up, we hope that you feel non-stop love the entire day. From our hearts to yours, Happy Valentine’s Day!


Glamourous Looks at the Grammys

This past Sunday our favorite singers and songwriters were celebrated at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The night was filled with amazing performances from artists such as Demi Lovato, Lizzo, and Ariana Grande. But before the actual show itself, there was the incredible red carpet fashion to enjoy and we simply loved it!

There were several particularly stunning looks – and of course some even more stunning jewelry. The style reporters were all abuzz over Ariana Grande’s TWO red carpet looks. We loved that with each glam gown she kept the accessories simple and classic, complete with coordinating satin opera gloves. Very classy indeed.

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Image credit: Getty

In case you need to make a quick outfit change at an upcoming event, but want to take keep the accessories simple, take a cue from Ariana and go with these two options:

These diamond studs by Gregg Ruth are so perfect you’ll want to wear them every day. Made with 18karat white gold, the pair features 1.57cts of diamonds.

A second option also by Gregg Ruth, one of our favorite designers, are these diamond drop earrings. A part of the Asher Cut collection, this absolutely elegant earrings features 1.32cts of various shaped diamonds.

Lizzo was looking and feeling good at this year’s Grammys. She had a lot to celebrate with her eight incredible nominations. We loved how she embraced her softer side with her red carpet look, and the layered necklace was the perfect accessory choice.

To add a layered look to a perfect low cut top, this grey cable and diamond necklace by Alor is the perfect combination of edgy and glamorous to work with a variety of outfits and occasions. Part of the Classique Collection, the Lady’s Alor Classique Grey Cable & Yellow Station Necklace consists of yellow gold stations that hold diamonds – two on the top cable, three on the bottom cable.

Adrienne Warren wore a beautiful caramel colored gown with perfectly coordinating earrings.

If you like the long drop earring look, these two pairs of earrings both by Honora gives you additional options depending on your color palate that day. Sleek and stylish these earrings are made with 18 karat white or yellow gold, complete with a freshwater pearl.

Camilla Cabello wowed in a black gown with cutouts and tiny crystals embroidered on the bodice. The minidress had a black lace skirt attached to its back that added a bit of drama. However, what we found to be the most dramatic part of her look was the incredible necklace she as wearing. At over 60carats of diamonds, you could have seen it sparkle from space!

This amazing necklace exclusively by George Press will also make the astronauts jealous. You’ll light up the room with this 18 karat Riviera necklace. Featuring 23.33cts of diamonds this fantastic piece gives Camilla’s accessory a run for its money.

As always the Grammys were an incredible evening celebrating different types of music from a wide variety of artists. We loved the songs, we loved the looks, and we of course loved all the bling.


Great Looks at the Golden Globes

Last weekend our favorite stars of both the big and small screen gathered together to celebrate the 2020 Golden Globes. They hit the red carpet in looks that ranged from simple and sincere to bold and beautiful. The night was full of spectacular style moments, from classic glamorous gowns, to a risqué naked dress, or spiffy tuxedo – and great accessories to boot!

One thing that we did notice is the dominance of blue and green jewelry all along the red carpet. It was great to see our favorite celebrities embrace a splash of color in their accessories this year, beyond tried and true diamonds. Taylor Swift embraced color from head to toe with her floral gown. We were especially entranced by her amazing statement drop earrings. Simply beautiful.

You can entrance your biggest fans with some statement earrings of your own. These black Mother of Pearl double drop earrings by Honora are set in sterling silver. Similar to Taylor’s look this pair can appear to take on a different hue depending on the lighting.

Beanie Feldstein was serving goddess vibes with her look, complete with blue floral earrings.

These intricately braided Tiffany earrings will give your look a final, classic polish. Made with 18 karat yellow gold featuring lapis lazuli and the perfect touch of old Hollywood glamour.

Zoey Deutch took the plunge with a pair of gorgeous earrings and coordinating necklace.

You can take a deep dive into something beautifully blue as well with one of our favorite sapphire pieces. These absolutely stunning 18 karat white gold earrings by Gregg Ruth feature sapphires and 0.74cts of diamonds.

You can perfectly pair it with this necklace also by one of our favorite designers, Gregg Ruth. Perfect for any occasion, from the red carpet to dinner with friends, the pendant features 0.23cts of diamonds F/G in color VS2 in clarity and 1.54cts of sapphires.

Never one to disappoint on a red carpet, Jennifer Lopez fully embraced her gorgeously regal look with a necklace and pair of earrings featuring exquisite emeralds and diamonds.

For your own gorgeously regal look, check out these simply breathtaking 18 karat white gold Henry Dunay earrings. The pair features 13.09cts of diamonds and stunning emerald and sapphire cabochon. With the season’s current trend of blue and green jewelry, you will be on the top of your game by embracing both in one look!

There were many stop-and-stare sparklers all across the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes, and we loved every moment of it. It was hard not to fall in love with each and every arrival! We especially enjoyed seeing our favorite starlets branch out from diamonds. We had to stop ourselves from giving them a round of applause from the comfort of our couch!


A Royal Anniversary

It is an anniversary fit for royalty as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 72nd anniversary on November 20th. Royal weddings have been a fan-favorite event for decades. We often get so distracted by tiaras and crowns on the heads of royals that we forget to notice the other jewels they have on, such as their incredible engagement rings. Being part of a royal family means incredible family heirlooms and access to the world’s most premier jewelers, so these engagement rings are to die for. These royal engagement rings have sentimental value, colored stones, simplistic styles, massive carat counts and more.

The Queen has plenty of jewels at her disposal, but there’s one piece of jewelry that she rarely takes off: her three-carat round diamond engagement ring. Though he was born a royal, Philip’s family was not particularly wealthy. When it came time to propose his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, gave her son a tiara that was originally given to her as a wedding present so he could dismantle it and craft it into a ring.

If you are looking for a royalty-inspired engagement ring for your queen, this classic design by Verragio would be a perfect choice. Made in 18 karat white gold, it features 0.30ct of round brilliant-cut diamonds to enhance a round diamond center. Better start asking your grandmothers for some loose stones off a tiara or two!

When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton the world could not help but gush over the sapphire and diamond ring that belonged to the late Princess Diana.

You’ll be grinning like a newly engaged princess with your very own diamond and sapphire ring. Created by one of our favorite designers Gregg Ruth, this antique style ring is made with 18karat white gold delicately featuring 0.28cts of diamonds F/G in color VS2 in clarity and 0.79cts of sapphire.

After Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson with a ruby, it created a demand for ruby engagement rings across England. It is said that he chose the unique stone to match his future bride’s fiery red hair.

Why not do the same with a favorite red head in your life? This remarkable diamond and ruby eternity band by Christopher Designs will definitely match anyone’s fiery personality – or red hair.

Everyone’s latest royal obsession, Meghan Markle, adores her engagement ring which features a cushion cut diamond, flanked by side diamond’s from Princess Diana’a collection. Prince Harry has said he chose stone’s from his late mother’s collection to “make sure she is with them on this crazy journey.” Awww.

Happiest of anniversaries to our favorite monarch who has shown the world what love can still look like after over seven decades together.

The saying is that “diamonds last forever,” and according to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, true love does too.


Happy National Princess Day

With all of the wacky holidays out there, from National Potato Chip Day to National Kazoo Day, we may have found one that is one of our favorites: National Princess Day. So clear your schedule on November 18th and prepare for a magical day of pampering and fabulousness! And wouldn’t it be fitting to match your favorite tiara with some princess-cut diamond jewelry?

The princess cut diamond, first created in 1980, is the most popular fancy cut, especially for engagement rings. Like round cut diamonds, princess cut diamonds are a good choice for their flexibility in working in almost any style of ring. Fortunately we have plenty of styles to choose from depending on her majesty’s taste.

This Veraggio classic princess engagement ring is expertly crafted with stunning 14karat white gold and 0.40cts of diamonds within the band to allow the center stone to really shine.

If you are looking for something a little unexpected, you may just fall in love with this Helix ring by Steven Kretchmer. It is a classic design inspired by the graceful curves of either the right or left hand.

This ring by Verragio is intricately designed using 14karat white gold to perfectly showcase a princess cut center stone accented by 0.25cts of diamonds to evoke the highest level of elegance.

Also by one of our beloved designers Verragio, this engagement ring is simply radiant. Made with 18karat white gold, it exquisitely draws attention to the princess cut center stone surrounded by 0.50cts of accent diamonds.

No matter how you decide to celebrate National Princess Day this year, we hope that it is a day that makes you happy, whether that is getting in a nice, long nap like Sleeping Beauty or saving the day for those closest to you like Moana and Mulan.


2019 Emmy Red Carpet Bling

Late last month all of Hollywood’s elite celebrated the Emmy awards with a red carpet that was a high fashion affair from end to end. Each gown was nothing short of glamorous, all the way down to the details. And of course for us, it was those details that we could not get enough of!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus added a delicate floral touch to her gorgeous golden gown.

Do you have a favorite golden top that is begging for an amazing accessory? Look no further than these golden delights. The pair is expertly made with 18karat gold, featuring four 0.32carats of round brilliant diamonds.

Viola Davis and Sophia Turner seemed to be fighting for the blingest piece of the evening with their show-stopping necklaces.

You can have a blingest competition of your very own between these three incredible necklaces, ball gown, stilettos and full glam squad not required.

The George Press Heart Rivera necklace is a stunner that you cannot help but fall in love with. With over 4.20 carats of diamonds who wouldn’t?!

If you have a more antiquated taste, then this necklace might speak more to your red carpet style.

It is quite an alluring piece made with 18 karat white gold featuring 1.24cts of round brilliant diamonds.

But, if you are looking to pull out all the stops, then look no further than this work of art. If they gave Emmy’s for necklaces, this beauty would be a sure-in!

The big sister to the Heart Rivera necklace, the Riviera necklace lights up the room with 23.33carats of diamonds.

Catherina Zeta-Jones added an extra punch to her bold gown with matching earrings.

For some punch of your own, consider pairing these topaz and diamond earrings with an elegant blue ensemble. They are beyond exquisite with 1.18 carats of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds and 2.72carats of pear shaped London Blue topaz stones.

Angela Basset’s earrings had a touch of edge to them as she walked the red carpet.

If you are in the market for a great pair of earrings with just a touch of something unexpected, this pair could be just what you are after. They are the perfect blend of sophistication, with a touch of edge from the unique unexpected shape featuring 0.74carats of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds.

Never ones to shy away from awards show red carpets, we were definitely starry-eyed after this year’s Emmy Awards. With all of that bling dripping from our favorite starlets, could you blame us?


Our Favorite Looks from the 2019 Video Music Awards

Last week New Jersey welcomed today’s hottest musicians when they took over Newark for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Never ones to shy away from artistic expressions, those in attendance strutted their stuff down the red carpet with some unforgettable looks.

The industry’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, played up her fun and colorful look with some chunky baubles on her fingers. With a top that loud she did it right by keeping her accessories simple.

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Do you have a fun blazer that you cannot wait to wear out on the town? If so, take a tip from Swift and keep the accessories bold yet understated with any of these choice rings.

This stunning sterling silver Halo Fashion Ring features a center topaz surrounded by pyrite crystal.

For a more colorful option, this amazing 18 karat yellow gold Henry Dunay ring with 3.60cts of diamonds and vivid emerald and sapphire cabochons is guaranteed to turn heads.

Made by one of our loved designers, Honora, this ring is set in sterling silver and features a 14-15MM white baroque coin freshwater cultured pearl with black mother of pearl and white topaz.

Do you love the look of a chic updo and stunning earrings? Rosalia sure does.

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Add some flair to your hairstyle with these incredible diamond drop earrings by Gregg Ruth. Part of the Karina Collection these beauties are made with 18karat white gold and feature 2.38cts of sparkling diamonds. Your trusted chignon has never looked so good. 

Gigi Hadid looked like a golden goddess in her red carpet look. We love how she expertly layered necklaces for the ideal finishing touch.

For a twist on the layered look, this three strand necklace by Marco Bicego will give you that golden glow, without the hassle of untangling different pieces. It is a simply classic piece made with 18 karat yellow gold and 0.09cts of diamonds, making it a trusted necklace that can go with anything.

Lizzo looked red hot in her siren dress, but it was her beautiful necklace that had us all fired up.

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For a smokin’ look all of your own you will look nothing less than hothothot when wearing this necklace. Full of sparkle from end to end, this dramatic piece features 2.45cts of fine white and yellow diamonds with 18karat white and yellow gold.

Jersey Shore star JWoww is all grown up. We loved her polished style at the VMAs and couldn’t get enough of the geometric earrings.

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If you love the look of clean lines, these earrings will quickly become one of your favorites. The truly remarkable pair features 0.42cts of round G/H brilliant diamonds and six black onyx stones.

This year’s VMAs brought a whole bunch of sparkle to the Prudential Center with a wide variety of looks and accessories, from bold colors, gold and diamonds to….live snakes! It was a night full of fashion inspiration. But not to worry, we do not plan on having live snakes in our store any time soon.


Back to School Looks

The commercials and social media ads do not lie, back to school is upon us. As you read through the supply lists for your favorite students and shop for that new pair of sneakers and fresh new backpack, do not forget about those finishing touches that they won’t grow out of in a few short months: some new jewelry.

If your favorite little scholar is nervous about entering a new school, this bracelet could give her that extra boost of confidence as she walks the halls. Made with 14karat yellow gold and Mother of Pearl evil eyes, no mean girl will stand a chance.

Another option would be this evil eye pendant made with 14karat white gold pendant set with 0.18carats of diamonds.

This George Press original signature heart necklace is a wonderful nod to the unbreakable bond you and your daughter share. After weeks of spending summer days together, not being attached at the hip come September might be a bit of a shock to you both. However, this 14karat white gold necklace with 0.14carats of diamonds will keep your bond strong and your heart close to hers.

Did your little girl just get a great new haircut for her back to school debut? Nothing compliments a great new ‘do like a pair of fantastic earrings. To keep it simple yet glamorous for back to school, any of these pearl stud earrings box sets by Honora will make her feel all grown up from September through June.

The Honora Candy Collection pearl stud earring box set features a set of four 5.5-6MM freshwater cultured pearls.

For a more mature option, these additional Honora box sets feature three 8-11mm freshwater cultured pearls set in sterling silver.

The start of a new school year brings a fresh beginning for all of us. New friends, new teachers, perhaps even a whole new town. It is an exciting time for families across the country and we wish all of our favorite students and their parents the best for the school year ahead.


Grown Up Friendship Bracelets

August 1st marks National Girlfriends Day, a day to thank the female friends that are there for us through thick and thin. Whether it’s a girl squad of one or a sisterhood of many, these ladies make life brighter, fuller, and complete. On this special day, let your nearest and dearest gal pals know just how much they mean to you, with a grown-up take on the classic friendship bracelet.

Alor is one of most beloved designers and is best known for its designs using colorful cable paired with 18karat gold and diamonds. Each of their collections are timeless and intended to be a work of art that can be worn daily.

Any of the options for the Alor Classique collection would be ideal. The cable cuff bracelets are available in a variety of colors and will give each one of your best girlfriends a signature color, but in an identical style for a cohesive look.

Are you and your besties fans of bling? If so, this glammed up bangle also comes in three different colors and features round, brilliant diamonds.

If you and your sister are thick as thieves you can give her this Alor bracelet for National Girlfriend’s Day. A more delicate version of the other Alor looks, these bracelets are available in three colors and feature two diamond stations – one for you and one for your beloved sister.

If you yearn for the more colorful look of the woven bracelets you and your friends traded during long, summer days at camp, these beautiful mixed stone bracelets will make you feel young all over again. Both are made with 18karat yellow gold and feature a variety of colored stones each in a delicate teardrop shape.

The hardest part will be deciding which style to give to which of your friends!

However you decide to celebrate National Girlfriends Day this year, we hope you surround yourself with the best of friends who love you from the inside out…and appreciate your great taste in jewelry.


Celebrate Gorgeous Grandma Day with Vintage Pieces

Maybe you call her Nana. Maybe you call her Granny. No matter how you show your love for your wonderful Grandmother, did you know that July 23rd is National Gorgeous Grandma Day? Whether she is a sophisticated Grandmother always dressed in the finest threads, or the Granny that loves to tie on an apron and help you cook for the upcoming bake sale, a Grandmother’s love is unwavering, can stand the test of time and is always in style. Just like vintage jewelry.

For a woman looking to add truly unique pieces to her jewelry collection, the distinctive look of antique and estate jewelry is the perfect fit. Antique and estate jewelry brings the beauty of the past into present, allowing wearers to reap the benefits with elegant jewelry styles that are timeless.

Very few brands are as timeless as Tiffany. Your gorgeous Grandma – or any pretty lady in your life – will love any of these four sets of vintage Tiffany earrings. Each made with 18karat yellow gold, these stunning pairs will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

If your Grandma is a fan of bracelets this classic 18 karat yellow gold link bracelet will go with everything in her wardrobe, from her elegant dinner attire to her beloved apron.

Rolex is a brand that is forever well-known across the generations and brings a certain level of sophistication that is hard to match. Fortunately if you are a fan of coordination, these two Rolex watches are available in our estate collection. Does Gorgeous Grandma Day and your grandparent’s birthdays or wedding anniversary overlap? If so, these would make the perfect gift for a perfect couple.

The classic ladies Oyster Perpetual Datejust Rolex features a champagne tone dial with gold tone hour markers.

The men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust also features gold hour markers and an 18karat yellow gold and stainless steel bracelet.

If Chanel is more your Grandmother’s style, either of these watches will make her feel as elegant as can be. And she will never be late for a game a bridge again!

The Chanel J12 Chronograph features a mechanical automatic movement and a bezel with 36 dazzling diamonds.

If you love the watch but are looking for something with less bling, we have an identical watch available sans diamonds for a more understated look.

No matter what your beloved Grandmother’s style, always remember that her true beauty is from the inside out, and that her love for you will forever shine – just like a well taken care of piece of fine jewelry.


Red, White & Blue Jewels

School is out and it is time to celebrate summer, the season of endless fun! In these warmer months we welcome more playful fashion as more of our skin, and thus jewelry, is exposed. It’s also the best time to have a little fun with your jewelry, as fashion during the summer is a bit more playful than it is the rest of the year.

One of the most beloved summer holidays, the Fourth of July, is right around the corner and we’ve got some great looks that’ll take you from clam bake to BBQ to wedding and everywhere in between.

This matching ring and necklace set will have you shining brighter than the fireworks in the night sky. Both pieces are made with 18karat white gold. This incredible necklaces features 1.17cts of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds. Not to be outdone, the eye-catching ring will glimmer underneath the sparklers with its 0.53cts of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds.

If you are looking for an extra burst of sparkle this summer, check out these mesmerizing earrings. A perfect complement to the ring and necklace above, these dazzlers were expertly made with 18karat white gold, featuring 1.71cts of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds. With these on your ears, friends and family will be seeing sparks all night long!

You can also channel your inner firecracker with these fiery ruby and diamond earrings, part of the beloved Shoshana collection. The pair features 0.70cts of round brilliant H Si2 diamonds and 4.50cts of oval rubies. They simply exude the essence of royalty, luxury, and fashion.

If the thought of rubies makes you feel all lit up inside, you will love this incredible fashion ring, also from the Shoshana collection. Expertly made with 18karat white golf, this beautiful piece features 0.75cts of round brilliant diamonds, 1.19cts of pear rubies, and 0.23cts of round rubies. No watermelon slices will ever look as sweet as this sparkler on your finger.

To properly celebrate the 4th of July, you must make sure you have some blue stone options in your arsenal of patriotic accessories. If this summer makes you think of the hours at the beach, you will love these sapphire and diamond earrings that give a nod to ocean waves. Made with 0.28cts of round brilliant H Sl1 diamonds, 1.17cts of round sapphires and 6.31cts of oval sapphires, the design will immediately transport you to your favorite sandy spot along the shore. 

Another way to show the love for the US of A are these beauties also from the Shoshana collection. This pair features 0.60cts of round brilliant G Si1 diamonds and two heart blue sapphires.

The 4th of July celebrations are always a special time for most. For many it brings happy memories of firecrackers and hotdogs on the grill in the days of yesteryear, and it tends to be a consistent summer highlight.

Now that you are grown, you can create some great summer holiday highlights of your own – including these beautiful pieces that will help you showcase your own pride in the red, white and blue.


Wedding Anniversary Eternity Bands

Wedding ceremonies are a joyous event, bringing family and friends together to celebrate the union of two people in love. However, it is the years that follow this special day – the wedding anniversaries – that really call for celebration.

Eternity bands, aptly named for the one that you will love forever, are always a great choice for an anniversary gift. There are several George Press original designs available to give you plenty of options to choose from.

Was your wedding color pink or green? Either of these sets of bands would be absolutely stunning. Both feature one platinum eternity band set with 6.84cts of shimmering emerald cut diamonds, complimented by either two 18karat yellow gold channel rings, set with 3.74cts of square peridot, or two rose gold channel rings, set with 4.19cts of sapphires. You simply cannot go wrong with either option.

If you are looking for some eternity bands with a little less color but a lot more sparkle, this set of three diamond bands could be ideal. The design is just a touch unexpected, giving it that little bit of mystery that made you fall in love all those years ago.

These eternity bands layer on the love with one platinum band set with 3.94cts of round brilliant diamonds, surrounded by two 18karat yellow gold bands, each set with 3.06cts of both fine white and champagne round diamonds. After all, who doesn’t love champagne on their wedding anniversary? We just happen to love it best in diamond form. As will she.

Another option could be a single eternity band vs a set. By choosing this option you can pick a style that compliments her original wedding band for an updated – and upgraded – look. Fortunately we have several styles of single eternity bands as well.

This vibrant platinum band features 7.85cts of dazzling emerald cut diamonds.

Another emerald cut option is this beautiful band with 6.84cts of diamonds.

If round cut diamonds is more your style, this eternity band is simply breathtaking. A true symbol of your love, this band features 6.21cts of diamonds.

For something more subtle, look no further than this classic eternity band with 0.43cts of diamonds.

As you celebrate your upcoming anniversary, a new eternity band can serve as a beautiful reminder of how your love has no end. These rings, each the shape of a circle, symbolize eternity and how strong ones love can be for another. From all of us at George Press, best wishes for a wonderful anniversary!


Graduation Gift Guide

It is graduation season! Cue the pomp and circumstance and get those caps and gowns ready. Whether it is high school or college, graduations are milestones in any person’s life. It often marks the beginning of a new chapter full of both excitement and anticipation, and is a time of celebration. When searching for the perfect gift look for one that will send them into their next journey with an extra sense of pride…such as a wonderful piece of jewelry that can be treasured for a lifetime.

For our favorite high school graduates, they are about to embark on adulthood. As they head off to college, a gift that he or she can hold close to their hearts would be ideal.

A classic necklace would be a great way to start off a new graduate’s jewelry wardrobe. By keeping the look simple and timeless, she will be able to wear her new favorite piece for years to come. Either of these two pendant necklaces would be a great choice. Both are expertly crafted to be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, from jeans to a cocktail dress.

If you are shopping for a son, grandson or nephew, a bold new watch could be a great start to his jewelry collection. Any of the Swiss Army watches we carry would be a great choice, especially ones from the original collection. It was Victorinox Swiss Army’s first timepiece design, established in 1989, and it is just as precise and stylish now as it was then.

Our favorite college graduates are at an incredible time in their life. It is the turning point when a young person truly becomes independent, joining the workforce and starting their careers. To start them off right, a great gift will help them feel confident during all those interviews.

For a young woman, consider beautiful pearl jewelry. It is the perfect accessory for both professional and fancy attire. This gorgeous pair of earrings by Alor is sophisticated and a little unexpected.

Another choice could be this more understated pair of earrings by Marco Bicego. A part of the Delicati collection, this style represents a “delicate” tribute to the joy of traveling and was inspired by Marco’s favorite collections.  

If she isn’t one for earrings, this cable necklace featuring 18 karat rose gold would look beautiful with a freshly pressed suit.

An elegant and professional watch is also a great gift option for any college graduate. Philip Stein watches are in a category all of their own. The design incorporates well-being benefits with an iconic, luxurious look. Each piece is made with the brand’s special Natural Frequency Technology to help the wearer feel and look his or her best from the inside out.

Graduate school is an accomplishment a bit unlike the others. These degrees tend to be a challenging commitment, and is an accomplishment a person should be enormously proud of. Reward your loved one’s hard work with something befitting of a professional.

A diamond bracelet is a beautiful way to celebrate all of her hard work and dedication, and is a piece she will treasure forever. After all, an incredible accomplishment deserves an incredible gift.

This diamond and sapphire bracelet features 9cts of oval blue sapphires, 2.10cts of baguette diamonds, and 0.53cts of round brilliant diamonds.

A George Press original, this diamond eternity bracelet is made with 4.40cts of exquisite round diamonds.

For him a unique set of cufflinks will definitely come in handy as he embarks on the next phase of his career. These 18 karat green gold Roman coin cufflinks are each set with a Roman Empire bronze coin circa 100-400 A.D.

A classic – but less historical – option are these handsome 18karat white and yellow gold Florentine cufflinks set with 0.13cts of round diamonds.

Graduation is an important time for all families. It ends one chapter, and simultaneously begins another. Congratulations to all of the graduates out there. We wish each of you the best of luck in your next adventure!


Celebrating Your Siblings

April 10th is National Siblings Day. Did you know that in the U.S. approximately 80% of people have siblings? That means that most of you have a reason to celebrate your favorite brother and/or sister next week.

George grew up surrounded by three brothers – and has three girls of his own with wife Cheryl, so he knows first-hand how wonderful it is growing up in a noisy household surrounded by love and playmates.

While some may suggest simply giving your beloved siblings some extra hugs or spending some quality time with them on National Siblings Day, we suggest commemorating this special day with a meaningful gift that they can enjoy all year long.

Some great casual pieces that work well day-to-day could be an ideal choice for you and you beloved siblings. These classic bangles Alor are slightly unexpected with just the right amount of understated. It can dress up an outfit or make every day wear a memorable outfit.

Made with 18karat white gold the design has a trio of cable strands made together to hold a small diamond station. It will look beautiful on the wrist of the siblings you love most. And it comes in a variety of color options such as yellow gold, rose gold or silver to ensure each of your looks are unique to your personalities, but with a matching style.

These blueberry cable bracelets also by Alor are simply delicious. The designer just released a slew of new looks and we could not be more in love with these. And what we love about them the most, is how easily the design can translate into a nod to sibling love.

Each bracelet is made with a stainless steel clasp and 18karat rose gold with the perfect sprinkling of diamonds. Did you grow up in a family with two siblings? Then the bracelet showcasing two diamond clusters is perfect! Three? There is a bracelet showcasing three diamond clusters too. It is almost too perfect to pass up! 

And if you happen to be in the market for a more masculine look for a brother, either of these men’s bracelets would be the ideal complement (and isn’t that what brothers are for after all?). Both are expertly made with blue cable and stainless steel.

These gorgeous rings from Marco Bicego could also be a great choice. A part of the designer’s Jaipur collection, they have a special “ready to wear” luxury style that brings to life all the nuance of irregularly shaped natural gems framed by a golden profile. The variety of stone colors can allow you and your siblings to choose styles based on each other’s birth stones, or even each other’s favorite color.


Springing Into Spring With Some New Jewelry

Welcome to spring!

On Wednesday we celebrated the vernal equinox (finally!), leaving winter behind us to embrace warmer months full of flowers and sunshine. Spring is a time of renewal – and the perfect season to embrace some new floral jewelry.

Petali, a brand new collection from one of our favorite designers Marco Bicego embraces all that is springtime. It’s simple yet organic shapes are inspired by the delicate shape of lunaria and features bouquets of elegant petali flowers.

The collection includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings all made from 18karat yellow gold. Each piece features a delicate diamond at the flower’s center for some hidden, added sparkle for you to enjoy as the warm sun kisses your skin.

If you like your floral jewelry with a little extra sparkle, look no further than these just released incredible earrings by Doves. Made with 18karat yellow gold, the intricate design beautifully showcases 0.68cts of exquisite diamonds.

Springtime is also the season to embrace color again. Earlier this year we saw pastels making a recurrence on the Spring/Summer runways. The most definitive color was shades of yellow. This cheery color is just what we need to warm up again after a long winter. Other color families that we took note on were various shades of pink and some gorgeous blues.

If you have trouble deciding which color is your favorite (we do too!), the entire Marco Bicego Jaipur Color collection is a playful mix of gemstones embraced by a hand engraved gold frames, inspired by the by the colors of a tropical Indian sunset. From the petite stud earrings to the rings and necklaces, each piece is a nod to a variety of pastel colors to help you look and feel like a beautiful goddess of the spring.


Oscar Worthy Accessories

While the rest of us lounged in our finest sweatpants and slippers, our favorite celebrities were dressed to the nines in their snazziest wardrobe looks of the entire season for this year’s Oscars late last month. Over the top glamour is a must on this night. As are incredible accessories to finish off the red carpet looks. The dresses may always seem to rule the red carpet, but quite a few of the stars dazzled in some serious jewels that deserve a second, and third, and fourth glance.

One of the biggest jewelry trends of the night was big, beautiful statement necklaces. Of course everyone could not stop talking about Lady Gaga wearing the iconic Tiffany Yellow Diamond.

You will feel like your very own star is born with this gorgeous Gregg Ruth 19karat white and yellow gold pendant. The pendant features 0.53cts of white and yellow diamonds F/G in color and VS2 in clarity. Simply spectacular.

Charlize Theron strolled the red carpet with an incredible serpent-style diamond necklace wrapped around her neck.

But do not worry, there will be no need for you to embrace a reptile-inspired necklace at your next glamorous affair. Instead try this amazing Tahitian pearl necklace on for size. You cannot go wrong pairing this beauty with either a high-necked or low-cut top. Either way, the “Y” shape will land in just the right places to give you a look that is simply flawless.

Laura Harrier’s stylist chose the multicolored necklace and matching bracelet to highlight the incredible beading of her gown.

One of our favorite designers, Marco Bicego, has a variety of collections that can seamlessly coordinate with your most trusted wardrobe looks. The Paradise collection is a graceful assortment of multicolored gemstones and gold beads threaded together to form an unmistakable look.

The collection features multistring necklaces, earrings and bracelets, giving you endless options to finish off your outfit(s) of choice.

Jennifer Hudson wowed the crowds with her voice and gorgeous red carpet gown. However, we were saying va va va voom over her amazing earrings.

Your friends and family will be oohing and aahing all over your earlobes with these lady’s diamond earrings. Made with 18karat white gold, these original George Press drop earrings feature 7.28cts of sparkling diamonds in a floral design. Compliments have never sounded so good.

Some great looking diamond cuff bracelets were also a popular trend on the Oscars red carpet. Regina King and Charlize Theron both embraced the sparkle with some incredible pieces that more than upped the glam factor.

To up your personal glam factor too, there are a few diamond cuff options to choose from based on your mood, the occasion, or both.

For a look with a little more edge, this grey cable and diamond bangle by Alor would be a great option. Part of the Classique collection, it is made with 18karat white gold and stainless steel and would look great with your favorite skinny jeans and top, or that perfect little black dress and diamond stud earrings.

If you are looking for something a little more classic, but still unexpected, we have just designed this incredible three row overlapping diamond bangle. With 2.21cts of sparkling diamonds it brings the traditional tennis bracelet to a whole new level.

As this year’s awards season officially comes to a close we definitely had our fair share of memorable fashion moments. The long awaited Oscars served up major beauty looks all over the red carpet. From eye-catching statement necklaces to carefully coordinated pieces, there was no better place for celebrities to bring their style A game. And bring it they did.


Watches Are Timeless


“I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece,” said Padma Lakshmi, renowned author and host of Top Chef.  We all know that Ms. Lakshmi knows good food – and apparently also has great appreciation for jewelry. And she is not alone.

At George Press we feature a wide selection of the world’s finest watches. Our staff and experts can assist you with purchases, and we have certified specialists on site to provide authorized repair and restoration for treasured timepieces. No matter what the style, from sporty to classic, we know the importance of having a reliable watch.

We carry some of the most well-known watch brands in the world, such as Swiss Army. Since the late 1980s Swiss Army has been creating their line of Victorinox watches that are known for their mechanical excellence, on-point aesthetics and relentless accuracy.

Any piece from the line of Swiss Army Chrono Classic watches would be a great addition to anyone’s watch collection. Discreet yet generous, this chronograph captivates onlookers thanks to the quality of its materials and its well-balanced proportions.

If you are looking for something more on the sporty side, one of the Swiss Army Maverick watches seamlessly transitions from work to play. It features scratch resistant crystal and luminescent hand and hour markers, with a water resistance up to 100M.

For some looks that go beyond “classic” and “sporty,” how about a style that is bit more unexpected? Philip Stein has an entire line of dual time watches in countless looks that will definitely get you noticed. And what is even better about these timepieces is that each contains Philip Stein’s patented Natural Frequency Technology to help give you more balance from the inside out.  

Each watch allows you to monitor the time in two different time zones. This feature can be quite handy if you have a loved one across the pond, or tend to do business in Asia and need to constantly know what time it is both here and there.

And while being incredibly functional, each watch is incredibly beautiful as well. Some looks feature mother of pearl and diamonds, or super sleek black and white faces.

No matter what style of watch you may be in the market for, when you invest in a quality timepiece it is important to maintain it with regular, quality service. Our watchmaker at George Press Jewelers has over 20 years experience in the watch repair field and has the expertise to answer questions and advise you about watch repairs.

Some of our watch services and repair work includes: battery replacement, link adjustment, water testing, restoration, refinishing, cleaning, and engraving. You can never go wrong when treating yourself to a new watch. Isn’t it about time you did?


Show the Love with some Great Bracelets this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day gifts come in all shapes and sizes – from the extravagant engagement to a home cooked meal or homemade craft. However, the ultimate tried-and-true gift to show your forever love and admiration will always be fine jewelry. No matter how cute that popsicle stick picture frame might be.

Our friends at Forbes magazine just came out with their list of luxury bracelets for Valentine’s Day. We figured we would do you one better and put together a George Press version for a local twist on the Forbes favorites.

Forget about chocolates and candies. This year give her a stunning bracelet that really hits the sweet spot. This bracelet by Marco Bicego is made of mixed gemstones and 18karat yellow gold. All of these colors give you a look that is eye candy encapsulated.

To put a fun spin on the ultimate day of romance, you can opt for bracelets on the less formal side. This Deakin & Francis skull bracelet is definitely not a traditional choice, but just imagine the card inscription possibilities! The phrase “until death do us part” now takes on a whole new meaning once she opens this gift box.

Another unique choice is this can’t-be-missed octopus bracelet. It will add some fun and excitement to any outfit…in eight tentacles flat. It is made with 18karat gold, and will definitely bring a smile to any recipient’s face. However, perhaps do not give it to her over a plate of calamari.

If you have something more big and bold in mind this Valentine’s Day, either of these exquisite bracelets will make it a holiday to remember. You can show her how she sets your heart on fire with this stunning lady’s rose bracelet. Made with 18karat gold, it features 13.28cts of oval rubies and 1.67cts of round brilliant diamonds.

If you would rather play it cool, this incredible bracelet brings a whole new meaning to “cool as ice.” This bracelet perfectly showcases 9cts of oval blue sapphires, 2.10ctw of baguette diamonds and 0.53cts of round brilliant diamonds. With all of that sparkle, your Valentine will have a hard time playing it cool once she feasts her eyes on this work of art.

Why not forgo the traditional flowers and get her a floral inspired bracelet instead? This lady’s white 18karat diamond and blue sapphire bracelet will definitely last a lot longer than any bouquet from your favorite florist.

Another option would be this lovely pearl bangle. It is made with 18karat yellow gold with an open design featuring a round South Sea pearl on one end and a yellow flower with a diamond center on the other. The bangle is simple enough to wear every day, but can easily transition to a nighttime look with complimenting accessories.

You will make her heart soar with either of these delicate butterfly bracelets. There are several symbolic meanings for butterflies across cultures. A perfect one for Valentine’s Day (from Chinese culture) is that two butterflies flying together symbolizes love.

Both of these lovely bracelets are made with 14karat gold and are available with either a mother of pearl or turquoise butterfly.

An unexpected bracelet is a great way to get your beloved’s heart racing this Valentine’s Day. From floral inspired pieces, to more geometric looks, and the tried and true tennis bracelets. At George Press we have some truly exceptional designs. Come in and visit us so we can help you pick out the perfect gift from our store and onto the wrist of your loved ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!


2019 Engagement Ring Trends

It is that time of year once again: the holiday proposals. And we are right smack in the middle of it. Christmas Eve through Valentine’s Day is an incredibly popular time to get engaged. With all of this love in the air it is time to dive right in to the top engagement ring trends for 2019.

Whatever statement you want your brand-new bauble to make, it should definitely say “I love you!” and be a true reflection of your personal style. It may seem overwhelming at first, but we are here to help you find the perfect style that you will love.

Pear shaped diamonds are resurfacing as a popular trend, and for good reason; its faceted cut and feminine curves make it one of the most elegant and flattering shapes for the hand. When paired with delicate diamond halos it can highlight the stone’s shape and intensify its sparkle.

Even within this particular cut there are a variety of styles. One stand-out is this exquisite ring by Steven Kretchmer. The elegant platinum helix style is unique for a pear shaped stone to maximize the brilliance.

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A more “traditional” look is this delicate 18karat white gold setting, with a 0.80cts diamond halo.

If you are unsure about using a pear shaped diamond as the center stone, consider placing them on the sides instead. In this sparkler the pear shaped diamonds flank a lovely oval stone for a stunning look. These romantic and round inspired brilliant cut diamonds are close in sparkle and feel to a traditional round diamond. This helps the engagement ring stand out.

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Baguette diamonds will be the stone of choice for accents in 2019 engagement rings. Their rectangular shape is what sets them apart from classic diamond cuts, but they still add an element of elegance to the ring.

This amazing ring by Tacori features 0.68cts of baguettes and round diamonds that embellish the princess cut center stone, giving it a uniquely stunning feel.

The Bypass ring is also a style that we will see more of this engagement season. Originally popular in the Victorian era, this style was usually given as an engagement ring because it symbolized two souls coming together as one (aww). Today bypass rings have become popular because they offer a great mix of minimalist and negative spacing that you don’t get with traditional rings.

One of our favorite ring designers Steven Kretchmer, has a few different bypass styles that you can choose from.

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Micro pave bands are a great trend that we are loving. Many couples are moving towards having a very thin micro-pave diamond band on their engagement ring and for their wedding band as well. This ultra-thin look highlights the beauty and size of the center stone.

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Multi-stone rings are having a real moment. You can use a variety of cuts to create different silhouettes on a standard band. And stacking three – or even five! – stones side by side gives an engagement ring some serious stature.

Check out this five stone ring featuring 1.26cts of emerald cut diamonds, D in color, VS1 in clarity, framed with four trapezoid diamonds in the mounting. Simply breathtaking.

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Whether you are seriously shopping, secretly adding rings to your Pinterest board, or dropping hints to your partner, there is never a wrong time to look at engagement rings, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a fun one with dreamy designs that will want you to day “I do.”

We have had the honor and pleasure of being a part of thousands of happy engagements. Please stop in and see us soon. We would love to help you start off 2019 with a happy engagement of your very own.


2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Red carpet gowns are always known to make bold fashion statements. Following last year’s black tones in support of the Time’s Up movement, Sunday’s dresses turned back to technicolor and brought an extra level of fun to the most boisterous ceremony of the awards season. We saw colors from all across the rainbow, complimented with incredible jewelry that we could not help but gaze at.

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz

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Lady Gaga who has worn dresses made of raw meat in the past, chose a more elegant option this year complete with matching blue hair and an incredible diamond necklace.

A handful of others such as Elizabeth Moss, Taraji P. Henson, and Isla Fisher, also added some sparkle to their necklines to bring an extra level of glamour to their red carpet looks.

Do you tend to favor the look of old Hollywood? If so, this alluring antique style diamond necklace will make you feel like Audrey Hepburn in no time. Made with 18karat white gold, this “oldie but goodie” features 1.24cts of round brilliant diamonds.

Another style with an even higher sparkle factor is this diamond Riviera necklace. Forget about those pesky camera flashes from the paparazzi, because this beauty will light up any room all on its own! With 18karat white gold and 23.33cts of diamonds, this necklace will make you will feel like a celebrity.

Perhaps your personal star power prefers a breathtaking necklace with a more geometric feel to it. Our friends at Gregg Ruth have beautifully combined symmetry and elegance to create an exquisite necklace that can rival any red carpet look. This incredible work of art is from the Asher Cut collection, featuring 6.60cts of sparkling diamonds.

Sandra Oh had quite an exciting night as both a host and an award winner. During the broadcast she donned several beautiful looks. However we were particularly taken with her gorgeous ensemble on the red carpet. Her beautifully upswept hair gave her gown a more romantic look, and allowed us to take a peek at those lovely earrings she wore before the celebrations began.

Photo credit: Steve Granitz

A similar pair of Tiffany earrings by Schlumberger will give you a grin as big as Sandra Oh’s – without having to change your gown countless times! This timeless piece is made from 18karat gold. Schlumberger’s designs were coveted and collected by the world’s most fashionable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy and legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. Today, they continue to be worn by women of unimpeachable taste.

Michelle Yeoh was the talk of the red carpet when she flashed a very special piece of jewelry that she wore in Crazy Rich Asians: the enormous emerald ring. And this lucky starlet did not borrow the bauble from the film’s wardrobe department – it is actually hers in real life! Lucky girl.

But Ms. Yeoh shouldn’t be the only one with an impressive emerald ring in her jewelry box. Henry Dunay created this amazing ring with a standout design. It features 3.60cts of diamonds and vivid emerald and sapphire cabochons that will turn heads and get people talking. Do not be surprised if a big movie’s wardrobe department soon calls you for styling tips!

Kristin Cavallari was one of the pre-show red carpet commentators, so you know her fashion game had to be top notch on Sunday, and it definitely was.

The designer and former reality star looked incredible in her detailed dress. Our favorite part was of course her pink drop earrings. If you love them as much as we do, check out these beauties made by Doves.

This exquisite pair of rose gold drop earrings feature rose quartz and 0.64cts of black and white diamonds. With these framing your gorgeous face, you too will be on top of your fashion game. Flesh colored dress not required.

Last year’s Golden Globes red carpet made a bold political statement with the black dress initiative. This year had a tough act to follow, no matter how much tulle, spanx and hairspray our favorite stars had at their disposal. Nevertheless, the 2019 red carpet was full of looks that did not disappoint with a variety of colors and accessories for all of us to enjoy. With such an explosion of color and sparkle, it was quite the kick off to awards season. Is it time for the next red carpet event yet?!


A 2019 Preview

The New Year is almost upon us and with it brings the renewed sense of excitement and anticipation for what 2019 might bring. We may not be able to predict the future, but we can predict a few new jewelry looks that you will adore.

Our friends at Marco Bicego have been hard at work putting together a brand new collection for you to feast your eyes on. The Africa collection is full of pieces consisting of bold spheres of various shapes and sizes. Each look is bold, yet remarkably light and fluid.

The newest items in this collection were inspired by tribal jewelry and the soft dunes of the Sahara. Available in sapphire, emerald and ruby, each has been hand engraved by Italian artisans using 18 karat gold and carefully selected stones for a touch of color.

No matter what your personal style, or the type of look you are after, you will find the perfect necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings amongst the newest pieces in this collection.

If you still do not have that perfect accessory for your New Year’s Eve ensemble, this gorgeous necklace also by Marco Bicego just might inspire you. Adorned around your neck, the Africa Constellation large pendant necklace is a subtle nod to the famous ball dropping in Times Square…without the crowds or frigid temperatures.

This incredible necklace is inspired by the glistening effect of the Savanna night sky. Made with 18 karat yellow gold, it features hand-engraved boules with multi-sized diamonds, meticulously placed to brilliantly sparkle.

Were you lucky enough to receive all the jewelry on your wish list this year? That is great to hear! What is even better is that we can do any adjustments you might need on these fantastic new pieces. Perhaps you were gifted an incredible new watch or bracelet, but it does not quite fit. We can expertly readjust it so it feels like it was made just for you. If you were surprised with a breathtaking heirloom ring that was the ideal size for your grandmother, but is too loose on you, please come and see us. We will happily resize it so you can start off the New Year with your newest accessories fitted perfectly.

We hope that all of you had an incredible holiday season filled with endless love and laughter, and all of us at George Press wish you nothing but the best for the start of 2019. May it be filled endless hopes and possibilities, and incredible new jewelry!

 


Dressing and Accessorizing for New Years Eve

The countdown to New Years Eve is officially on! And chances are between the school concerts, office parties, and overall rush of the holiday season you are scrambling to find the perfect outfit to ring in 2019. Regardless of whether you are heading to Times Square with thousands, heading to your couch with a few others or somewhere in between, you will want to look polished and party ready.

The perfect accessories can give your look that something a little extra. Here are a few ideas to help you look you best as you say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 in style.

If you are celebrating the New Year with a small group of close friends at a party or staying in with family, you do not need to drape yourself in glitz and gold. However, on a celebratory night it is still important to accessorize with fun details.

These great earrings can bring just the right little pop of color to your favorite jeans and top. Made with 14karat yellow gold, these little cuties are available in turquoise, malachite and black onyx.

If those darling earrings caught your eye, then you will really love the matching necklaces. Worn together with the earrings or on its own, this necklace is made with 14karat yellow gold and is available in Mother of Pearl, malachite or black onyx. No matter which color you choose, this piece is just the right mix of simple and elegant.

Just spending the holiday with your significant other? Add romantic details to your look to make it extra special.

This two-toned fashion ring is elegant and eye catching, but can easily be paired with other rings such as your wedding band or engagement ring. Made with 18karat white and yellow gold, the interesting pattern expertly displays 0.98cts of round brilliant diamonds.

If you love the idea of two-toned romantic details to finish off your New Years Eve date night look, this yellow & grey cable necklace would be just the right touch. A little bit unexpected, this piece is a part of Alor’s Classique collection and features 18karat yellow and white gold with sparkling diamonds.

A different two-toned option is this fun twist on a pearl necklace. Made with Tahitian pearls, this amazing necklace brings a little something extra – along with some beautiful diamonds of course!

If you have decided to party like its 1999 when you ring in the New Year at a huge bash, you will want to stand out. Regardless of whether you are going to your favorite spot out, or checking out a brand new establishment, it is New Years Eve and you do not want to blend in! A statement piece is always a fashionable accompaniment to any night look.

This exclusive George Press pearl necklace can make a statement all on its own. A colorful twist on a classic, this Baroque pearl necklace features 2.80cts of round diamonds.

For an option with just a touch more edge, this necklace by Honora has a unique look all its own. At 18 inches in length, it amazingly showcases white baroque coin freshwater cultured pearls and rock crystal set in sterling silver.

If you are looking for a bracelet, why not go with something classic that will go with everything both on New Years Eve, and all the days thereafter. After all, who wouldn’t think wearing a piece from Tiffany’s wasn’t a great idea?! This 18karat yellow gold link bracelet will prove any doubters wrong in no time.

And if you need a something to pair it with, this yellow diamond bangle bracelet is just delicate enough to balance out the two pieces. Made by Alor this gorgeous 18karat yellow gold bangle is designed with 0.70cts of twinkling round diamonds.

No matter what you have planned on December 31st, do not sweat getting ready for the New Years Eve festivities. The best look you can put on is one that is worn with confidence. Grab some of your favorite pieces – accessorized by George Press jewelry of course – and have an amazing time!

Best wishes to you on an incredible start to 2019. May it be your best one yet.


Party Like a Rockstar at the American Music Awards

Who knew that a Tuesday night could be so stylish? Well, our favorite rock stars sure did! On October 9th musicians, actors and stars of all kinds celebrated one of music’s biggest nights, the 2018 American Music Awards. Every year the AMAs bring the red carpet glamour and fashion, and this year was no different. Glitter, sequins and metallics were everywhere! Between the entrances and the evening’s entertainment, this particular Tuesday was a lot more exciting than your standard weeknight on the couch.

Everyone could not stop talking about Taylor Swift’s metallic mini-dress and coordinating boots.

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We personally loved how with such a bold outfit, she kept her accessories very clean and simple. Her geometric earrings really tied it all together.

A similar but rounder option are these black cable hook earrings by Alor. The pair is made with 18karat white gold and diamonds giving your look just that extra bit of edge…without head to toe metallic.

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One of our favorite country starlets, Carrie Underwood picked a starburst embellished velvet gown, perfectly complimented by her leaf-like earrings.

Well, we can’t think of a better time to embrace foliage-inspired accessories than the fall season. Delicate yet intricate, this sterling silver and 18karat rose gold Hera Palmera leaf pendant features 0.40cts of diamonds and is the perfect piece to layer over your new long sleeve top for these chillier days.

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Tracee Ellis Ross, the host of this year’s AMAs definitely brought her fashion game, and kicked off the night in a cool-girl take on a the traditional “business suit” with a stand-out necklace.

If you are looking to take your business look up a notch, this incredible pearl and diamond necklace is just the ticket. The delicate Buccellati six strand choker style pearl necklace features 18karat white gold and a 0.72ct diamond clasp. Now that is what we like to call glamming up the board room!

Dua Lipa, a New Artist of the Year nominee wowed in white with her elegant dress.

The sweetheart neckline cut of her gown made it an ideal spot to show off a flattering necklace. This simple yet sophisticated necklace by Alor is a unique look that will have everyone inquiring. The twisted grey cable overlaps and meets with two diamond studded stations at the base.

The American Music Awards celebrates the music that is voted on by fans, and as usual our favorite artists did not disappoint. With red carpet looks that included fun surprises like mega metallic mini-dresses, over the top florals, and killer suiting, 2018 will definitely go down as a highlight.

And do not worry, we made sure to take copious notes on the best accessories for over the top ensembles, so the next time you plan on wearing a gown that cannot be missed we will have the perfect jewelry on hand just for you.


A Big Night for Television and Fashion at the 70th Emmy Awards

Many consider the Emmy Awards the biggest night in television, with millions of people tuning in to the broadcast each year. This past Monday marked the Emmy’s 70th year. A-listers of the small screen were dressed to the nines after a weekend full of pre-parties. The looks were full of color along with a touch of fun but ultimately incredibly glamorous.

Between the great one-liners, celebrity cameos and glamour galore, there was certainly no end to the must-see moments from the show. Some of our favorites included the amazing accessories some of our favorite stars selected to complete their looks. The sparkle factor was definitely huge this year!

Mandy Moore had an incredible look for this year’s Emmys. Her bracelet alone made us stop in our tracks! If you are in the market for a show-stopping bangle, these two options could be just what you are after.

From their Classique collection, Alor’s stainless grey cable and diamond bangle is an eye-catcher and has just enough edge to it that when paired with the right outfit, can easily transition from day to night.

If you want something with a lot more sparkle the custom George Press bangle definitely delivers! The stunning design features three overlapping rows of 18karat white gold and 2.21cts of exquisite diamonds.

Many people could not take their eyes off of Rachel Brosnahan’s incredible hombre gown. For us, it was the earrings. With her hair swept up her earrings became quite the stand-out accessory.

You can give your lobes some love too with these diamond chandelier earrings. This simply breathtaking pair is made with 18karat yellow gold and 10.56cts of beautiful diamonds. When you wear them out on the town, follow Rachel’s lead. Wear your hair up and keep your neckline bare so you can really showcase these incredible earrings.

Penelope Cruz had a look that we just loved. We could not help but be drawn to the breathtaking necklace she was wearing.

In fact, we carry almost the exact same necklace in our store! With this around your neck, you will feel like a celebrity in no time. Designed by Gregg Ruth as part of the Asher Cut Collection, this beyond amazing piece of jewelry is made with 18karat white gold and 6.60cts of twinkling diamonds.


If you have your heart set on an Emmy look similar to Sydney Sweeney’s we have something that will make you go all “a flutter.”

Another custom George Press piece, the Heart Rivera necklace is a classic look with over 4.20cts of diamonds.


If playful jewelry is more your style, Samira Wiley definitely looked like she was having fun with her look on Monday night.

You can be grinning ear to ear too with these carefree earrings framing your smile. These Lady’s Rose 18karat tassel earrings are made with diamonds and pearls and will make you so happy you will feel if you won your very own Emmy.


Speaking of being happy and carefree, do you remember the days of bingeing on episodes of Felicity? As soon as we saw Kerri Russel that is all we could think about. Well, that and her amazing earrings.

Channel your still-strong love for Felicity and transport yourself back to 1999(ish) with these spectacular earrings by Doves. These lovelies are made with 18karat rose gold with over 2.30cts of white and cognac diamonds. You will radiate elegance the moment you put them on. After all, Felicity…we mean Keri Russel isn’t the only one that has grown up.


No matter which of your favorite celebrities you were hoping to see rock the red carpet, or which show you were rooting for to sweep the Emmys this year, it was without a doubt a great show that we could not wait to rehash on Tuesday morning. It was TV’s biggest party of 2018 and we definitely enjoyed being one of the guests. From the comfort of our couches and sweatpants of course.


New Looks for Little Learners for Back to School

It is that time of year once again. A day equally loved and loathed by many – back to school! For some it is the adventure of a new school, for others it is the thrill of seeing friends again…and for all of us it means the end of sleeping in on a random Tuesday. No matter if you child is starting kindergarten or their last year in college, it is a moment that pulls at the heartstrings of most parents.

And as your child runs off into an exciting year of learning, perhaps you can surprise them with a special treat that they can adore just as much as that perfect new backpack you helped them find.

This adorable children’s ID bracelet would be a great gift for that special little girl in your heart. Made with 14karat yellow gold, it features a sweet pink enamel heart. You can also have it engraved with your child’s name, or even perhaps a nickname for something extra meaningful.

A new school year may also mean a new set of nerves during those first few weeks. Perhaps it is some unfamiliar faces, or a new set of hallways to navigate as a smaller fish in a bigger pond. No matter if the obstacle is big or small, you can make sure your little learner knows that you are by their side with this special mother of pearl bracelet. Made with 14 karat yellow gold, each pearl has been expertly transformed into an evil eye, and will give them an extra boost in confidence knowing you are always there for them no matter what the challenge.

If you like the idea of the evil eye theme, you can also choose this gorgeous pendant. It is little more grow-up for your favorite older scholars, but the meaning behind it remains the same and they will love it just as much. The piece is made with 14 karat white gold, set with 0.18 cts of diamonds.

A classic gift for any milestone moment is always pearls. Fortunately Honora has some great, more playful designs for our younger wearers.

The Honora pearl stretch bracelet comes in a variety of colors giving you plenty of options. Each bracelet has 10 7-8MM multicolored ringed freshwater cultured pearls.

Another great choice that is still sweet, but packs a little more edge are these leather and pearl bracelets also by Honora. Available in both pink and purple (both favorites of most little girls!), each bracelet features a soft braided leather with sterling silver details, and matching stone along with complimenting pearls. It will for sure be a treasured piece for years to come.

Back to school is such a special time for so many. And while we may dread the end of summer, knowing that our little learners will get to experience a new year filled with new memories makes the start of school feel like it can have endless possibilities.

And as you watch them climb onto that bus, or start the drive back to campus, any of these pieces of jewelry will keep you in their hearts and on their minds as they begin this year’s adventure.


Fashion’s Playground at the Teen Choice Awards

The grown-ups may have the Oscars and Golden Globes, but celebrities of all ages take fashion very seriously, with this year’s Teen Choice Awards being no exception. The red carpet may not have been full of ball gowns and tuxedos, but the who’s who of the young Hollywood starlets did not disappoint.

The night was full of eye-catching looks from sparkling shorts to glamorous glittering jumpsuits. Without a doubt, it was a night full of color and these bold outfit choices also included some jewelry looks that we could not get enough of.

Meghan Trainor accessorized her stunning midnight blue two-piece with simpler accessories to keep her look balanced. The next time you step out in a dramatic ensemble, make sure you follow Meghan’s lead and keep your jewelry simple for a polished look.

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Two great options for earrings – especially if you decide to wear your hair up – are these two pairs, both by Doves. The white tones will really pop if worn with a darker and/or bolder color.

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Both of these beauties are made with 18karat yellow gold, featuring mother of pearl and exquisite diamonds. You cannot go wrong with either option.

Another dramatic yet simple accessory for a bolder look is this amazing fashion ring by one of our favorite designers, Alor. Meghan kept her look balanced with one ring on each hand. If are looking for something special for your right hand (or left!), this lady’s Alor white gold ring is simple, yet eye catching. It is made with a white stainless steel and 18karat white gold cable from Alor’s Classique collection, featuring 0.08cts of round diamonds.

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One of today’s hottest singers, Bebe Rexha also choice a colorful two piece outfit with accessories more on the sparkly side (which we love).

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With her accessories, Bebe really embraced the layered look. And while the color of her ensemble is bold, she kept it monotone which helped her jewelry stand out.

If you tend to favor the layered look as well, this necklace by Honora could be a great option. It is made with 5.5-6MM potato white freshwater cultured pearl and onyx, set in sterling silver. The classic color combination makes it ideal with any outfit, and at 60” in length you can really play with how to wear it, giving you endless options.

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For a similar look, but with less layers, Honora has two other pearl necklaces at a shorter, 36” length. Both are made with sterling silver and feature 9-10MM baroque freshwater cultured pearls.

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Storm Reid, an up and coming actress, kept her look a little more on the casual side. We couldn’t help but notice her bracelet, which reminded us of another of Alor’s classic pieces, the cable cuff bracelet.

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Also part of the Classique collection, the Lady’s Alor stainless cable cuff bracelets come in a variety of colors to match whatever outfit or mood you are in.

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This year’s Teen Choice Awards was a night filled with fashion fun. Our favorite young stars gave us some really great looks from head to painted toes. Whether it be on the big screen or the silver screen, we cannot see what these starlets have in store for us next.


Cool Looks for Hot Days

As summer temperatures go up, the number of layers you wear goes down, giving you less options to finish off your daily look. But, with the help of some fun new pieces of jewelry you can give your favorite tank tops and sundresses an instant refresh without the major closet overhaul.

Summer is a great time to embrace color, something that one of our favorite designers Belle Etoile is well known for. In fact, some of their collections are obvious nods to these summer months – such as Under the Sea and Sunflower.

The Sea Turtle collection is also quite sweet. You can take your pick between bangles, earrings, or a necklace. With all of the beautiful colors, it will have you thinking of the beach in no time!

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Everyone loves beach days in the summertime (or at any time if you are like us!), so why not dress as if you have sand between your toes all summer long?! These new pieces from Honora are the color of the sea and can be mixed and matched to go with a variety of outfits no matter what social event you have to look forward to, from a beach bonfire to a lazy brunch in town and everywhere in between.

The bracelets, earrings, and necklace are all made with sterling silver white pearls, featuring aquamarine stones to complete each look beautifully.

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If you are looking to glam up your beachy look, this exquisite George Press necklace will have you feeling like a sea queen. The Baroque South Sea pearl and diamond necklace is a colorful twist on a classic, featuring 2.80cts of round diamonds.

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During these humid summer months many ladies find it easier – and cooler – to wear their hair swept up. And what else compliments an updo than a stylish pair of earrings?

These delicate little numbers would look amazing with your summertime tan and chic bun. Made by Marco Bicego, these two strand earrings are made with 18karat yellow gold and jaipur mixed blue topaz stones.

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If you are looking to move away from blue tones for something a little hotter, you will definitely love these ruby earrings. Made with 18karat white gold, and featuring round rubies and diamonds, these show stoppers will make sure the thermometer isn’t the only thing around that is hot!

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Ever since summertime equaled time off from school, most of us have always looked forward to these months. The days last longer and the smiles, sunscreen and laughter never seem to end. All our worries seem to lessen – if even just a tiny bit – as we slip into a favorite pair of flip flops. And now, with the help of some of these new “beach inspired” jewelry looks, hopefully that lighter summertime feeling can be enjoyed all year round.


BET Awards Glamour on the Cutting Edge of Style

This year’s BET Awards were full with major moments of fashion magic, with many of our favorite stars pulling off some epic performances that did not disappoint. Each year there is a certain exciting edge when it comes to the style choices we often see grace the BET Awards red carpet. After all, whether the message is fashion or political, a good red carpet moment is all about making a statement. 

Of course, as always we were most interested in what the jewelry and accessories had to say. 

Logan Browning beat the heat in a cool white bra-top and unique pencil skit. To keep her look cool, she pulled her hair back and we were able to enjoy some classic and simple earrings that perfectly completed her outfit.

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You can dress up your classic ponytail too (white bra top optional), with these sleek and stylish 14karat gold drop earrings with pearls for an added embellishment. Made by Honora, these beauties are come in both yellow and white gold. 

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Tyra Banks added some flair to her flesh colored jumpsuit with geometric jewelry choices, most notably with a standout ring.

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Let your style take shape too with this lady’s white 18karat fashion ring. Made with round, brilliant diamonds this incredible piece of art will make you feel red carpet ready in no time. 

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Amber Rose channeled old Hollywood with a green velvet dress. While everyone could not stop talking about her new platinum hair, we could not stop staring at her earrings that were the perfect, glamorous compliment.

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If you are looking to make people start talking, you should step out in these agate and diamond earrings by Doves. Made with 19karat white gold and green agate, illuminated by 0.50carts of black and white diamonds, this stylish pair will bring all of the Hollywood glam – both old AND new!

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Ashanti showed her love for Chanel with a glitzy choker as part of her red carpet look.

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Are you a fan of Chanel too, but not in the market for a new choker? A new Chanel watch could be a great alternative. The Chanel J12 chronograph automatic is classic and beautiful with white high-tech ceramic and a water resistance of 200 meters. Or, if you prefer something a little more formal, the J12 is also available with a bezel featuring 36 dazzling diamonds that you can admire whenever you check the time.

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Lil Mama’s crystal-embellished mini did all the talking for her on the red carpet, but the beautiful diamond bracelet she wore was all that we could hear.

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Perhaps you have an outfit that will leave people speechless as well. If you do, be sure to add a final exclamation with this exquisite platinum diamond eternity bracelet. An exclusive George Press design, this work of art features 4.40cts of shining round diamonds. 

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The BET Awards is most known for its celebration of diversity, and this year the stars celebrated their uniqueness in ways we never could have expected, from a rainbow hued ball gown and hairstyles, to a floral embellished wig. Unlike some other awards shows, here “fashion rules” need not apply, which makes for endless possibilities and nonstop fashion enjoyment for fans like us!


Your 2018 Graduation Gift Guide

The month of May is officially upon us. We (finally) have summer break in our sights, but before that comes graduation and all of its glory. As our favorite students adorn their cap and gowns and enjoy the traditions of pomp and circumstance, they are filled with the same hope and excitement for the future as all of the graduates before them. 

Perhaps the future holds an adventure to a new place like a college campus, or the start of their adult life with a new job. In fact, the word “commencement” means a beginning or a start. And what better way to start the next chapter of their lives with a new piece of jewelry to mark the occasion? 

For the soon-to-be college freshmen, a sturdy watch will help them ensure they are always on time for their classes. At George Press we carry an extensive line of Swiss Army watches, and can help you find the prefect one. 

A classic choice is the Swiss Army Chrono Classic XLS. This well-known and well-liked watch is made with quality materials that captivates onlookers. 

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Another option is the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch. It is intuitive, efficient, practical and tough. Just like your favorite new graduate. And it also has luminous hands and hour markers, so he can still keep tabs on the time, no matter how late into the night he may be studying. 

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For her, the Swiss Army Officers watch is clean and timeless done in a signature yellow gold with stainless steel. It will look great on her as she sits in the front of the class eager to learn and take on the world. 

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If you are looking for a watch that is a little more playful vs formal, this Valentina diamond and sapphire watch by Bertolucci could be ideal. Made with stainless steel, it is finished with 0.61carats of diamonds and 0.07carats of pink sapphires. 

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For the graduates starting off a new career (and the ever important interview process), it is important that they dress for the job that they want. 

A great new pair of cufflinks is an ideal gift for the guy that wants to climb the corporate ladder while looking his best. We have a variety of styles from playful to formal. 

If you are looking for something with a bit of an edge these Deakin & Francis skull cufflinks would be ideal. Available in two different styles, both are made with sterling silver with one version featuring diamonds for eyes. These could be a great look during a medical school interview!

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Another cufflink option also by Deakin & Francis are these lovely mother of pearl cufflinks. Also made with sterling silver, these beauties could be the perfect finishing touch to a brand new suit. 

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For her, a great pair of gorgeous yet understated earrings would be a lovely graduation gift. The Jaipur collection by Marco Bicego can take her from the interview to the board room and everywhere in between. Each pair is made with 18karat yellow gold and feature garnet, citrine or amethyst gemstones. 

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If you like the idea of giving your recent graduate a necklace to celebrate her accomplishments, this pearl and diamond pendant will not disappoint. From the Lunaria collection, this 18karat black mother of pearl and diamond necklace features two beautiful connected paves at the center with a yellow gold chain. 

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A graduation is such an important time in a person’s life. It makes the end of a familiar chapter, and kicks-off the start of an exciting new one. We wish the graduates in your life all of the best. We know that they will achieve great things – and if it is done while wearing a piece of jewelry from George Press they will look fabulous doing it!

 

 


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for All of the Favorite Moms In Your Life

A mother’s love for her children is unlike anything in this world. It is a special kind of love that knows no boundaries. This Mother’s Day show that special woman in your life just how much you adore her with a special piece of jewelry that sparkles just as brightly as she does. 

Most Moms love a spa day – it gives them a chance to relax and unwind. Well, what would be better than a bracelet that can help them do the exact same thing, day after day? The Philip Stein line of watches and bracelets use Natural Frequency Technology to harness and channel frequencies that are beneficial to the human body, making wearers feel less stress, more energy and get better sleep. What mother wouldn’t love that?!

There is a wide variety of bracelets and watches for you to choose from, so no matter what style you are after, we can help you find the perfect one.  

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For the mother of your children you can get creatively symbolic with your gift selection based on the number of kids you have. This Masai two strand yellow and white gold crossover bracelet could take on a whole new meaning for moms of two. Each strand could easily represent each one of her beloved babies. 

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If you have three kids this Arrow necklace by Doves could be a great choice. Each of the three arrows – one for each child – is laid with round brilliant diamonds and 18karat gold.  

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Another option would be this Marco Bicego Goa diamond ring that plays off of the number three as well. Available in 18karate white gold, this three row ring features diamond stations and a 0.19ct pave diamond bar. 

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If you are looking for something with a lot more sparkle, this George Press original three row overlapping diamond bangle will take her breath away. This stunning piece is made with 18karat white gold featuring 2.21cts of diamonds. 

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You also can’t go wrong with flowers, but we aren’t talking about the ones that grow in the ground…

She will love these George Press custom flower earrings. These little cuties are made with 18karat yellow gold with 0.90ct of round diamonds. 

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For all the mothers and grandmothers that hold their families dear, there is no better or classic gift than a locket. These precious memory holders will keep loved ones close to their heart, no matter how physically far away they may be. 

Monica Rich Kosann has created two beautiful pieces, each with its own unique look to perfectly compliment the wearer. The oval locket is made with 18karat yellow gold. It features the time-tested hinge locket style with two image cases and an intricate floral pattern. 

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The scroll gate locket is a little more playful and is inspired by a child peeking through an iron gate. Made with sterling silver, the two single image cases are finished in the signature floral pattern peeking out from behind a scroll gate set with white sapphires. 

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Come in and visit us today. We would love to help you pick out the perfect gift to celebrate Mother’s Day as you honor the most important women in your life (and earn countless brownie points). 

Because remember – to the world she may just be a mother, but to you and your family she is the world. 

 


Bridesmaid Bling

Planning a wedding is no small feat. With so many details to oversee many couples find themselves not only leaning on each other throughout the planning process, but their beloved bridal party as well. Odds are these nearest and dearest friends will lend a hand on more than one occasion such as pitching in for the bridal shower, organizing a bachelorette getaway and volunteering their time for bridesmaid dress fittings. Giving your bridesmaids a thank-you gift is not required, but it never goes unappreciated as a thoughtful token of your gratitude.

The great thing is that there is no “right or wrong” bridesmaid gift. You can get as creative as you want. However, it is always a good idea to gift them something multifunctional and timeless – such as a new piece of jewelry. After all, who wouldn’t love to receive a pretty new pair of earrings, a bracelet or a necklace? Plus, it will take the guesswork out of how they should accessorize their dress on the wedding day.  

Alor has a great line of bracelets that would be perfect for a wedding day – and any day thereafter. Featured on CBS’ The Talk, these Love Affirmation bangles will show your girls how close you hold them to your heart.  

Available in yellow gold, rose gold or black & silver, each feature an 18karat yellow gold charm, engraved with the word LOVE and a 0.01karat diamond. With three styles to choose from you can take your pick depending on the color of their bridesmaid dress.

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If you like the idea of giving your girls each a different gift with the same theme, Honora has a wide variety of pearl earrings that could work well with anyone’s individual style. Plus, the members of your wedding party will appreciate the extra time you took to select the specific pair for each of them. 

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You can keep the look consistent by selecting different pairs within the same color family, such as these beauties all with black, white and/or grey tones. All are timeless looks, featuring freshwater cultured pearls set in sterling silver. 

6-11No matter what style of jewelry you choose for your bridesmaids, your wedding party’s been with you since the beginning – and a lot of times this even means at the beginning of the relationship with your fiancé. Taking the time to pick out a thoughtful gift as a token of appreciation and a sweet memento of your wedding is always the right move.

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Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding day. It will be a night you and your bridal party will always remember.

 

 

 

 


Springtime Florals for Spring Weddings

Half a dozen (or so) nor’easters later, spring has finally sprung! With so much warmer weather fun to look forward to, we cannot wait to kick it all off with spring weddings. Spring is a time of transformation with the promise of rebirth and renewal, love and hope abundant in the warm, sweet air.  After the dark and gloomy winter months, springtime welcomes color back into our lives with the beautiful greens of new leaves appearing on trees, the soft pastels of blooming flowers, and bright yellows of warm spring days. Whether you are attending a spring wedding as a guest, an attendant…or the guest of honor, it is a great season full of endless options to compliment your ceremony and reception looks.

Nothing says spring more than flowers, and weddings are known for their gorgeous arrangements from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the table settings. But how about some floral jewelry??

Tulips are a well-known spring flower favorite, making this gorgeous diamond and pink sapphire necklace the ideal accessory for that upcoming garden wedding you’ve been looking forward to.

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Another diamond and sapphire floral necklace option is this stunning piece by Gregg Ruth. This beauty will fit right in at the upcoming black tie wedding you RSVP’ed to. It will dazzle on the dance floor with 18 karats of white gold, 0.34cts of diamonds and 2.43cts of rich blue sapphires.

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If you love the ideal of floral-inspired jewelry, but would rather finish off your spring wedding look with a pair of beautiful earrings, here are four very different – but equally lovely – options.

Do you have an upcoming wedding where you must dress to impress? Perhaps as the mother of the bride or groom? These diamond drop floral earrings are nothing short of spectacular. You will never think of floral details the same way again once these beauties are hanging from your ears.

Made with 18karat white gold, the pair features 7.28cts of sparkling diamonds for an exquisitely stunning look. Our designers and gemologists at George Press created this piece exclusively for us – for you.

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These enchanting pink sapphire and freshwater pearl earrings would be perfect for an afternoon wedding. Made with 14 karat yellow gold, the pair features 0.70cts of pink sapphires framed by freshwater pearls.

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Another classic option for an afternoon affair are these mother of pearl and jade Tiffany earrings (does anything spell classy more than vintage Tiffany’s?) with stone inlayed 18karat yellow gold.

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For a little more color and sparkle, you may want to try these beryl and diamond flower earrings on for size. These little numbers pack a big punch with 3.75cts of pear shaped yellow beryls and 0.24cts of round diamonds.

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Another sweet floral option, that definitely does not lack in sparkle are these adorable earrings. Simple and sophisticated, they are made with 18karat yellow gold with 0.90cts of round diamonds.

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As we leave March behind us – she definitely came in like a lion and out like a lamb this year – and look towards April and the spring we cannot wait to put our snow boots away, thaw out, and welcome in this warmer weather. There is so much to look forward to as we embrace the new season. And if the sight of new buds on trees or flowers poking up from the ground doesn’t make you smile, we know that the spring weddings you have this year – with some great new floral jewelry – definitely will.

Always remember, as Robin Williams once said: “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!’” so make sure you do…with some superb George Press jewelry on of course.


Celebrating National Jewels

Precious stones are one of nature’s ways of showing how incredibly beautiful it can be. Since the beginning of time people have been adorning themselves with gems and jewels to stand out and wow an audience. From necklaces to pendants and bracelets, precious stones have always been a favorite way for people to express themselves.

However, when we think of these precious stones, images of diamonds, rubies and emeralds always tend to come to mind. Well diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but there are so many gemstones that are rarer – and even more valuable.

National Jewel Day was March 13th, but don’t worry, you can still brush up on your precious stone knowledge, and perhaps treat yourself to something new to celebrate.

Here are a few options to consider:

Opal is a fairly common gemstone but Black Opals are a beautiful rarity. These stones are streaked with a rainbow of colors that radiate much brighter than opals of lighter or milky body tones. This vibrant “play of color” and the stone’s rareness are why this precious stone has such a high value.

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It may be a different stone, but black pearls have a special kind of beauty all their own. These stones are also able to showcase multiple colors that may be less noticeable on the same stone with a lighter tone. Most commonly, black pearls have a gorgeous violet to green iridescence that makes them especially captivating.

Honora’s black mother of pearl earrings, necklace and ring all fully exhibit this beauty. Both the earrings and necklace are made with freshwater pearls as well for a stunning contrast.

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Garnet is found in almost every color of the rainbow including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. However it is the Blue Garnet that remains the rarest and most fascinating. What makes this stone so captivating is its unique ability to change color. In daylight, the gem is a soft blue-green but changes to a vivid purple under incandescent light. Now that is a piece of jewelry that can really take you from daytime to date night!

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You will look absolutely stunning on your next big date night with these incredible garnet earrings. This riveting pair is made with 14 karat yellow gold with countless glimmering oval garnets.

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Winning the title of rarest precious stone is Jadeite. While easily confused with jade, only jadite is considered a rare gem. Jadeite’s value is judged by the combination of the intensity of its green color and high degree of transparency.  At Christie’s in 1997, a jadeite necklace called the “Doubly Fortunate” set the highest price for a piece of jadeite jewelry sold at auction, selling for $9.3 million.

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You can set some beauty records of your own with these agate and diamond earrings by Doves. The rich, green color is a nice nod to jadeite and will add some color to your look, complimented by 0.50 carats of black and white diamonds.

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The term precious typically means something of great value, which in terms of gems is easiest to measure monetarily. However, every stone has a special quality about it, all its own – similar to the person wearing it. These gems may be considered the most precious, but we are George Press know that nothing can hold a candle to a piece’s sentimental value.

In honor National Jewel Day from this past month, come on by to celebrate and share your new knowledge with us!


Beautiful Jewels and a Rainbow of Colors at the 2018 Oscars

 

The most coveted event of the 2018 awards season has finally arrived: The Oscars! This red carpet is like the grand ball for stars in their designer gowns. We could not wait to see what our favorite stars were going to come up with, from the fancy shoes to of course the glittering jewels.

After the sea of black gowns at this year’s Golden Globes, we weren’t sure what to expect. Thankfully, the Oscar’s red carpet treated us to gowns in all colors of the rainbow, and the glittering gems were like the magical pots of gold at the end. Every single look was worthy of a second glance – or more depending on the details.

Gal Gadot, the star of Wonder Woman, looked absolutely wonderful with this 27-carat aquamarine drop necklace with over 1,000 diamonds(!). It definitely made quite the statement and was hard to miss!

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If you are looking for your very own necklace that could rival any superhero’s ensemble, look no further than this incredible George Press diamond Riviera necklace. Who needs special powers when this beauty can light up a room? Featuring 23.33cts of diamonds it definitely has the ability to bring people to their knees.

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If you are after something a little more understated, take a cue from Zoey Deutch. Her simple, yet equally lovely earrings were the ideal accessory to her detailed gown.

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Perhaps you have a top with a lot of beadwork in your closet that you love, but never know what to wear with it. Well, these Marco Bicego Siviglia sapphire earrings are just the finishing touch you are looking for. These spectacular little numbers are hand engraved with 18 karat gold featuring vibrant pink sapphires, for just the right pop of color.

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Helen Miren definitely got the memo about bringing some color to the red carpet, and she glammed it up even more with a breathtaking blue sapphire necklace and coordinating earrings. The simple and flattering lines of her gown really showcased these pieces in all of their glimmering glory.

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We all have a simple dress – or two – in our closet. Well, why not be like Helen and step it up a bit? You will never look at that dress the same way once you pair it with these Gregg Ruth diamond and sapphire chandelier earrings. The sparkle of the 0.74cts of diamonds can transform it in the blink of an eye… but why stop there? Helen didn’t.

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Make her (and her stylist) proud by also wearing this antique diamond and sapphire necklace. You will absolutely fall in love with this exquisite piece, and with 11.63cts of round diamonds and 4.50cts of sapphire, who could blame you? Your reinvigorated dress definitely won’t!

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Another well-known star of the silver screen, who kept her look clean and classic was Jane Fonda. Her perfectly styled hair and simple neckline gave her drop earrings just enough room to shine. They weren’t overpowering, but you couldn’t help but notice them all at the same time. It was the perfect balance.

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These George Press one of a kind drop diamond earrings can give you that same effect. These stunners will captivate anyone and everyone with 4.81cts of fine white, champagne and cognac diamonds.

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If perhaps you want something with a touch more drama, these George Press decorative diamond drop earrings may be just right. Another one-of-a-kind piece, these earrings pump up the sparkle with 5.84cts of fine white, cognac and champagne round diamonds.

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As awards season winds down, and we (finally!) head towards spring and warmer weather, each of these red carpet looks gave us a taste of fun and playfulness. Whether the stars brought the rainbow to the Oscars red carpet with their couture, their jewelry, or both, it was as night filled with beautiful and impactful statements – from the outfits to the acceptance speeches.


Must-Have Jewelry Trends that Revive your Favorite Looks

As we (finally!) start to move towards spring trends and embrace a new season, it is time to give our accessories a little spring cleaning and revive some classic looks to make them more distinct and personal. These range from pendant necklaces to layer, gold hoops of all sizes and statement rings that cannot be missed.

Eye-catching pendants are always an unexpected way to add some flair to an outfit, and you can get way more mileage out of your jewelry collection if you know how to layer your pieces. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, or worry about spacing your necklaces out evenly. In fact, some necklaces with pendants will help your chains stay untangled.

To break up a solid colored top, wear necklaces in the same metal. Two beautiful options would be these sapphire and diamond necklaces by Gregg Ruth.

The top pendant is made with 18 karat while gold featuring 0.23cts of diamonds and 1.54cts of sapphires. The equally gorgeous one below is also made in 18 karat white gold with 0.34cts of diamonds and 2.43cts of rich blue sapphires. By pairing these two stunners together, imagine the extra sparkle it would bring to your favorite understated top!

 

1 2If you plan on wearing a brighter blouse, go for a pendant that is a little more subtle in color – but is still attention grabbing. Gregg Ruth has some amazing options to choose from. This incredible spiral diamond pendant features 1.96cts of dazzling diamonds and would catch anyone (and everyone’s) eye.

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Another possibility with a similar refined look, but in a different shape (and definitely not lacking in sparkle!), is this diamond pendant from the Gregg Ruth Asher Collection. This incredible necklace features 0.73cts of diamonds.

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Also, don’t be afraid to mix masculine with more feminine pieces. A chunky chain can make your more delicate accessories pop even more. And what could be more delicate than some adorable baby footprints? Or maybe a pawprint?

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How many gold hoops do you think you have packed away in your jewelry box? One….two…ten?!  No matter how many or few you may have, this is the season to bring them out of hiding and make a statement. If you are looking to add some new ones to your collection, Alor has some great choices to fit any style or budget.

This classic pair is made with 18 karat yellow gold and puts a small twist on the classic gold hoop.

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Or for a look that is a little bolder, this pair of hoops features 0.10cts of diamonds.

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If you are loving the layered look, you don’t have to stop at your necklaces. By wearing these little numbers you will immediately add a whole new level to your style with one pair of earrings – and some subtle sparkle as well with 0.16cts of diamonds.

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A few weeks ago we looked into the history, legends and lore of cocktail rings. Well, this season it is time to up the ante a little more with statement rings meant to stack. Go ahead and throw a hand party and invite all of your favorite rings of different shapes and sizes. Just be sure to keep the rest of your look simple so your hands can really steal the spotlight (and don’t forget about that manicure!). If your ring guest list is looking a little lean, we have some great choices to bring some new life to the party.

This Masai yellow and white gold five strand ring has a stackable look all its own. It is made with five strands of interwoven 18 karat white and yellow gold and gives you the look of multiple rings all in one!

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If you want something a little more unexpected and with a little more edge, this white gold ring by Alor strikes the perfect balance. A part of the Classique collection, this stainless steel fashion ring is made with 18 karate white gold cable, featuring 0.08cts of round diamonds.

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Everyone has their favorite go-to pieces, despite how many you may have in your drawer or jewelry box. While always reaching for your tried and true pieces makes things easier, hopefully these tips on reviving those classic looks – with maybe some new pieces thrown in – will give all your must have jewelry a fresher look.


Time for a New Timepiece!

As the saying goes, “there is no time like the present.” Well with that thought in mind, how about treating yourself or someone special to a new present – like a beautiful new watch.

The evolution of the wristwatch actually has a rich history. World War I was the seminal moment when the wristwatch became both a strategic military tool and a manly fashion accessory. Before the 20th century, wristwatches were worn only by women and more for decoration than anything as practical as punctuality. It makes you wonder if that is where the term “fashionably late” first came from…

Regardless of whether you are looking for a new watch for fashion or function, we carry a wide array of styles to match any lifestyle from the board room to the ball room to your home’s back deck.

For those that favor a more classic look – or love themselves a good tidbit on history – the iconic Cartier Tank Watch would be an ideal choice. Instantly recognizable, the Tank watch was created in 1917 by the company’s founder, Louis Cartier, and inspired by the Renault tanks that he saw on the western front as a soldier. Legend has it that the design at first had no name, but when Cartier said that he had modeled it on a bird’s eye view of the tank’s square cockpit and lateral tracks, the moniker stuck.

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Another iconic watch brand, Rolex, first began experimenting with wristwatches in 1905. A style recognized around the world, you can treat yourself and your partner to matching classic Oyster Perpetual Datejust watches by Rolex. Both are made with 18 karat yellow gold.

 

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If you are looking for a sportier look, we carry a plethora of options to choose from. The Swiss Army Maverick GC Chronograph watch is sporty, classic and perfect for every day. It features a scratch resistant crystal and luminescent hand and hour markers, with a water resistance of up to 100 meters.

 

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For something a little more sophisticated, the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick GC still has a sporty edge to it but has an effortless elegance, enabling this look to transition from work to play in no time. Made with precision Swiss quartz movement, these pieces are made with sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment and are water resistant up to 100 meters.

 

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If you are looking to add an unexpected splash of color, how about the Swiss Army I.N.O.X Professional Diver? The 45mm face is paired with an exclusive yellow strap and comes with a new Swiss Army Knife. What can be better than two gifts in one?!

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And if you like the style, but are searching for a watch more muted in tone, the I.N.O.X also comes in black and navy blue.

 

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The Swiss Army brand is also known for its more feminine watches. The Swiss Army Victoria watch is timeless and elegantly understated, making it the perfect choice for any special lady in your life. If you love this style, but were looking for a watch with a little something “extra,” the Victoria also comes in a version containing 0.38cts of diamonds.

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And speaking of “extra,” how about a watch that does more than just give you the date and time? Did you know that we carry a line of watches that can help you maintain your sense of wellbeing? Each Philip Stein watch made is made a unique antenna-like technology that channels the beneficial natural frequencies in the environment into your body, helping you feel centered and ordered, and more easily able to maintain your sense of wellbeing. Now that is the gift that keeps on giving!

The Philip Stein Round Collection watch features the classic chronograph style with a variety of accents, such as rose gold and diamonds, and colors for a look that is just right.

 

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If you are intrigued by the Philip Stein technology, but want a more modern look, The Signature Collection Dual Time line has an appeal all of its own. With some of the watches made with diamonds and Mother of Pearl, it will certainly not go unnoticed.

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When you come and visit us at George Press you will find a wide selection of the world’s finest watches. Our staff and certified specialists can provide you with expert advice and authorized repair and restoration for your treasured timepieces. We offer factory authorized service provided for most major watch brands and all work is guaranteed. Our watchmaker with over 20 years of experience has the ability to perform repairs ranging from the simplest to the most complex on all brands and all types of watches.

Please come and see if for your next watch purchase. You will not be disappointed. After all, isn’t it about time?


February’s Birthstone Amethyst is a Royal Favorite

If the month of February has you wishing for warmer days, this month’s birthstone which is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability, is just the right gem for those needing a little extra warmth and strength this time of year. February’s Birthstone amethyst beauty will help make this month fly by in no time!

Amethyst is purple quartz, made from a beautiful blend of violet and red. Once considered more valuable than diamonds, amethyst can be found in every corner of the earth. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication.  In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober.

For many years, amethyst was held to be one of the most precious gemstones often favored by royalty who wore this intense violet hue. Amethyst has been found in ruins dating as far back as the ninth century, adorning crowns, scepters, jewelry, and breastplates worn into battle. Even today, a large amethyst is among the closely guarded gemstones in the British Crown Jewels.

It may not be a crown, but these spectacular earrings by Shoshana will definitely make you feel like royalty. Bold and elegant, these cannot-be-missed 14 karat yellow gold earrings feature vibrant rubies, pink sapphires, diamonds and of course amethysts.

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Another famous royal who favored amethyst was Cleopatra. In fact, it is said that the signet ring she wore was an amethyst. You can feel like a Greek goddess as well with a stunning amethyst ring of your very own.

On the day you step out with this stunner on your finger, heads will definitely turn in your direction. Made by Bulgari, this ring is made with 8 karat yellow gold with a beautiful amethyst stone in a unique setting.

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Another breathtaking option is this ring by Doves. Beautiful amethyst is coupled with pink mother of pearl creating an original and alluring shade of purple, surrounded by 0.34cts of diamonds.

Do you feel like a modern day Cleopatra yet?

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If you are still on the hunt for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift, amethyst can be an unexpected yet very appropriate choice. Amethyst is said to be the stone of Saint Valentine, who wore an amethyst engraved with the figure of his assistant, Cupid.

Your favorite valentine will look at you with love in her eyes when she sees these Murano multi-stone earrings by Marco Bicego. Each pair is hand engraved with 18 karat yellow gold to beautifully showcase rhodolite garnet and amethyst gems.

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And did we mention there is a matching ring as well?

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And speaking of the power of love, if you are celebrating an anniversary this month amethyst is an ideal gem to choose. It is believed that the gift of amethyst strengthens the bond in a love relationship.

Nothing will say “I love you” while giving your anniversary some extra sparkle more elegantly than this multi-stone and diamond bracelet by Shoshana. You can make it an anniversary to remember with this 18 karat while gold bracelet made with pink amethyst, green amethyst, citrine and blue topaz, framed by 1.17cts of round diamonds.

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The legends and lore associated with this month’s birthstone are as deep as the color itself. However, whether or not amethyst holds such power, it’s stunning beauty will certainly make anyone celebrating something special this month – or anyone who just loves beautiful jewelry – feel like royalty!


Bringing the Party with Cocktail Rings

Have you ever wondered how cocktail rings got their name? During Prohibition, a celebratory cocktail was about as big a status symbol as anything you could wear. It was vital that everyone noticed your illicit beverage, so women took to wearing bigger-than-life rings to complement their cocktail of choice. With such an impressive history and can’t-be-missed allure, colorful cocktail rings are the perfect accessory for any occasion you have on your agenda.

Traditionally a cocktail ring is larger and chunkier than most rings, with a very big center stone and bold, edgy vibe. Oftentimes, these rings are seen as an expression of individual style but it can be tricky with so many options out there.

If you have long, slender fingers, any kind of cocktail ring would work well. You lucky gal! Get the (cocktail) party started with this incredible rose gold lapis ring by Doves. This stunner is made with 18karat rose gold with a lapis base white mother of pearl middle, and light amethyst on top. Surrounded by diamonds it is checkerboard cut and from the Viola collection.

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Another fun choice by Doves would be this 18karat white turquoise and diamond fashion ring. The design features one cushion white topaz over a turquoise gem, both encircle with round white diamonds.

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You can also wear cocktail rings with wider bands, as these tend to accentuate the length of your fingers. Add some serious shine to your outfits with either of these Shoshana diamond rings.

Our multicolored ring will match any cocktail (or dress) of choice with 5.81cts of sparkling, multicolor and multishaped diamonds.

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For something a little more understated (but still stunning), this 18 karat yellow gold flower ring features 1.17cts of various shaped diamonds.

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If your fingers are more on the shorter side, you should pick cocktail rings with smaller stones and thin to medium-sized bands. If you prefer a ring with a center stone, choose ones with stones in these cuts — marquise, oval, and pear.

Any of the rings from our Jaipur Collection would work beautifully. Each are made with 18K yellow gold and come in a variety of colors such as light or deep purple amethyst, blue topaz or red garnet.

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For something a little bolder, you may want to try this elegant 18karat yellow gold ring by Marco Bicego with a dark aquamarine center stone.

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To make wider fingers look more slender, opt for cocktail ring with large center stones. Our Shoshana line once again has some great choices for you depending on your mood or event.

This multistone ring features garnets and green quartz accented by diamonds.

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Or if you are feeling a little spicy there is this 18karat white gold beauty. It is set with a Mexican Fire Opal center stone surrounded by 1.41cts of fine white and black round diamonds.

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If your outfit needs even more bite, make a bold statement with this 18karat white gold smoky quartz and garnet ring with 1.92cts of accent diamonds.

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Cocktail rings with smaller center stones or those with no center stone at all are perfect for the ladies with thin fingers. Wearing rings with huge center stones give the illusion of making fingers look slimmer, so this is the type you shouldn’t wear. As for the width of the ring, choose bands that are not too thin and are not too wide.

This unexpected piece will add some excitement to whatever you are wearing. Our Shoshana moonstone and diamond right is made with 18karat rose gold and 5.10cts of moonstone with 0.58cts of round diamonds.

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If this ring doesn’t strike your fancy, another from the Shoshana collection just might. This little lady features a stunning 1.00ct champagne diamond and 1.01cts of fine diamonds. What could possibly look better on your hand as you enjoy a flute of cold champagne?

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Regardless of what type of fingers you may have, a universal “rule” for cocktail rings is that the ring chosen should not extend past the bottom of the knuckle to avoid overwhelming the hand. And speaking of hands, it is important to remember that a cocktail ring draws attention to the wearer’s hand. So, use it as an excuse to treat yourself to a manicure (as if you needed one). Happy cocktailing!


How to Make a Big Statement in 2018 with Statement Pieces

“Go big or go home,” they say. We say, go big by adding some new some statement jewelry to your wardrobe! Fashion experts predict that extraordinary jewelry is making a comeback, and we are obsessed with the trend. Keep it simple and keep it stylish. Here are a few tips so you can successfully make your own statement.

Always remember that less is more. Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other, or wear only one at a time. But if you do want to wear more than one statement piece, avoid bracelets and rings together and avoid wearing statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.

Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. A totally white outfit would look incredible with some gold, cannot-be-missed accessories. A perfect option would be this bangle by Alor also made with 18 karat gold.

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If you have more black pants and tops than you know what to do with (as many of us do), how about breaking it up by adding either a large statement necklace, or a piece with a lot of color for an unexpected twist. Remember that statement pieces are supposed to make – you guessed it – a statement, so choose pieces that help to create an over-all outfit.

This incredible beryl daisy necklace from our Shoshana collection will not go unnoticed. It has the ability to completely transform any outfit – from your little black dress to your trusted and most flattering top.

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If you prefer to wear bright and more detailed accessories, such as this pendant by Belle Etoile, try to stick to more neutral and block color clothes to really showcase the piece. This eye-catching pendant is from the Morning Glory Collection and is hand-painted Italian enamel set with glittering stones and sterling silver.

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Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a cuff over a slim-fitting one color long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.

The Stingray cuff by Honora would look great against sun-kissed skin, and is made with sterling silver and accented with pearls.

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If you cannot decide if you want to wear silver or gold, why not do both? This classic cuff by Alor is made with both yellow and grey cable, stainless steel and 0.56cts of diamonds.

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For bangles, stick to one arm only and no more than six. Don’t be afraid to mix it up, but always be sure that the bangle’s colors and patterns complement each other. Any of the bangles from Belle Etoile’s Constellations Collection would work well together. With over 100 styles to choose from, the options and color combinations are endless! From a zebra pattern, to florals, or simple stone settings, you can find the perfect combination of bangles no matter the occasion.

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There are so many options when it comes to statement pieces, from bold bangles and necklaces to eye-catching earrings and rings, you really cannot go wrong. Just remember to keep it simple, and let your beautiful jewelry do the talking. Everyone around you will definitely want to listen.


Splashes of Color and Sparkle at the Golden Globes

Welcome to Awards Season! This past Sunday kicked it off with the 75th Golden Globes, and although this red carpet has historically been one worth looking forward to with incredible fashion being the norm, the 2018 ceremony was highly anticipated in a different way.

Most of Hollywood’s stars came together to support the black dress initiative to protest against sexual harassment, and skipped out on all the glamour and risky designs for looks more muted in tone. And while every single dress on this year’s Golden Globes red carpet will go down in history, we are happy to report that there were some amazing jewelry moments that could rival the dresses.

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Alison Brie and Viola Davis showed off their low-cut sweetheart necklines with incredible diamond necklaces that did not lack in sparkle. You can do the same with this stunning and delicate antique necklace featuring 9.5cts of diamonds. In fact, with this around your neck no one will even think to notice the rest of your outfit!

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Sweetheart necklines weren’t the only ones getting some extra sparkle on the red carpet. Both Kate Hudson and Issa Rae played up their plunging necklines with some dramatic choices.

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To channel your inner Kate Hudson this one of a kind diamond necklace by George Press will give you just the right amount of sparkle. Made with 2.83cts of diamonds, you will feel like red carpet royalty as soon as this show-stopper is around your neck.

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For some shine with a splash of eye-catching color similar to Issa Rae’s look, Doves has you covered with a white topaz and amazonite necklace. This 18 karat beauty features an oval shaped white topaz over amazonite with round tsavorite garnets outlining the left and right sides of the oval, and wrapped with round diamonds. It is a highly detailed piece that you cannot help but fall in love with.

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Speaking of eye-catching color, did you see the incredible emerald earrings Zoe Kravitz wore?They were definitely hard to miss and made many fashionistas stand up and take notice.

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These agate and diamond earrings by Doves will give your outfit the same kind of oomph by adding some unexpected color. The pair feature 18 karate white gold green agate illuminated by 0.50cts of black and white diamonds.

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In a sea of muted tones, Mandy Moore also chose to add some color to her look with some fiery jewelry that coordinated perfectly with her dress.

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With a variety of options in our exclusive Shoshana line, you can do the same. For a softer, yet similar look to Mandy Moore’s, you can pair these tourmaline and aqua earrings with this multi stone and diamond bracelet. The exquisite bracelet is made with pink amethyst, green amethyst, citrine and blue topaz, framed by 1.17cts of round diamonds.

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Or if you want to take the look up a notch, you can wear these bold and elegant earrings. A statement all in itself, these stunners are made with 18 karat yellow gold with vibrant rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts and diamonds.

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Attention all of you hazel-eyed gals out there! You will have a totally new found appreciation for your eye color after you see the piece that Greta Gerwig, one of the big winners of the night, opted to accessorize her one-shoulder gown with. Check out how gorgeous her eyes look. The bright lights of the red carpet transformed her metallic necklace into something magical.

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Marco Bicego can make your hazel eyes look magical as well with a necklace from their Lunaria collection. This one is made with 18 karat yellow gold, and can play off the light in any room just right.

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With a very different set of expectations going into this year’s Golden Globes, there is no disputing that the most talked about fashion trend will be the dominance of black dresses. However, in this sea of black there was no denying the incredible jewelry that still sparkled during the red carpet and acceptance speeches. These add-ons made even the most classic black dress a bold look to remember.


A New Year, A New You, A New Engagement

The start of a new year is always a magical time. Once the clock strikes midnight on December 31st and a new year is ushered in, the air is buzzing with new hopes, dreams and exciting aspirations (thanks to that extra cocktail or two…). For the love birds out there, it can also mean the start of a new chapter: an engagement!

According to Brides Magazine, “engagement season” tends to run from November through February. If you are waiting for the moment to say “YES!” – or are busy planning the perfect way to ask – if 2018 is your engagement year, now’s the time to check out the up and coming trends.

Oval shaped diamonds are becoming a popular alternative to both round and emerald shapes. The elongated shape lends itself to a vintage vibe and can vary from stone to stone to give you a ring truly all your own.

Some options would be an oval center stone surrounded by either pear shaped or round diamonds for some extra sparkle.

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While the oval cut is a trend on the more classic side, pear-cut rings are totally modern and fashion-forward for 2018. This option is perfect for the trendsetting bride who wants a standout ring to match her everyday style.

An exciting and unexpected choice could be this diamond engagement helix ring by Steven Kretchmer. This style is unique for a pear shaped stone to maximize its brilliance.

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As brides continue to embrace brighter hues for their wedding colors, the same is true for engagements rings too. With so many colored gemstones to choose from, the sky is the limit!

This ruby and diamond ballerina ring will make your fiancé spin with love and delight. Featuring a 2.62ct round Burmese Ruby, this stunner is framed by 3.10cts of baguette diamonds.

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If your love runs as deep as the ocean, how about this Shoshana sapphire and diamond bypass ring. This unique setting is made with 18 karat white gold featuring two (how perfect for an engagement ring?) heart shaped sapphires set with 0.61cts of diamonds.

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Instead of a single stone, more brides are opting for blinged-out bands. They offer just as much sparkle as a big center stone, but are more suitable for those who aren’t comfortable with the height of a solitaire.

You’ll be basking in layers of love with this set of three diamond eternity bands. The set features one platinum eternity band set with 3.94cts of round brilliant diamonds surrounded by two 18 karat yellow bands each set with 3.06cts of both fine white and champagne round diamonds, all designed by George Press.

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Whether you select a ring that is “on-trend” or decide to create an original piece, for over 35 years George Press has helped thousands of couples say “Will you marry me?” We understand the importance of finding that one-of-a-kind piece for a day you will remember forever. An exceptional moment deserves an exceptional ring.

Come in and visit George Press today for all of your engagement and wedding band needs. We can help you find that special piece for that special someone. And let us be the first to wish you a happy engagement in the New Year!


Heirlooms: Pieces of Jewelry that Stand the Test of Time

What makes a pieces of jewelry heirlooms? Value, quality and beauty are all important factors to be considered. However, for most, it is the stories behind the pieces. Sometimes they are stories of love, dreams, accomplishments, and perhaps even loss. If you already have a family heirloom, there is no doubt that you treasure it. The piece is most likely associated with fond memories of the person who owned it before you, and you have probably already thought about who in your family you will one day pass it on to.

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An example of a famous heirloom is the engagement ring that Prince William used to propose to Kate Middleton. The diamond and sapphire ring was previously worn by William’s late mother, Princess Diana in 1981.

If you don’t have a family heirloom, there is no reason that you cannot create one. Jewelry makes the perfect choice and if chosen wisely, a quality piece of jewelry can be worn, enjoyed and cherished forever. One tip is to select a piece that is more timeless vs trendy so it can be worn across generations. Some good choices include diamonds, gold or platinum rings, pearls or charms.

If you are inspired by royal style, one option is this Gregg Ruth diamond and sapphire antique cluster ring. Made with 18 karat white gold, this sparkler features 0.28cts of diamonds and 0.79cts of sapphire.

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There is something very classic and timeless about pearls. Imagine your daughter or granddaughter – and then her daughter or granddaughter – getting her diploma or walking down the aisle in these incredible mother of pearl earrings by Doves. Surrounded by 0.21cts of diamonds with 18 karats of yellow gold, these simple treasures can forever be a part of countless memories.

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A necklace is also a stunning choice for an heirloom. This one by Doves is made with 18 karat white gold featuring a deep rich green agate and almost 0.50cts of sparkling diamonds. An eye-catching piece like this would definitely spark some conversation, to be the part of great stories to tell over and over again.

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Another option is to create a custom piece, or even use jewelry that you already own to create multiple heirlooms for your family. Many of our customers prefer to custom design their jewelry, therefore truly creating one-of-a-kind pieces. We love bringing your visions to life.

You can create an entirely new piece, or restyle an heirloom that has become out-of-date. Regardless of what you choose to do, our jewelers will make the process an enjoyable experience you will never forget. All of our custom work is done right in our Livingston store.

The process of creating your custom piece of jewelry is as exciting as the beautiful finished product. We work closely with you to put your ideas and inspiration to paper or computer, then our skilled jewelers can either hand carve a wax model or create a computerized model with CAD technology. Following your approval, one of our highly trained goldsmiths will cast the piece and spend many days hand setting the gems and perfecting the finish.

Every step is more exciting than the last, and each piece is a labor of love. The time and care given to our custom process is reflected in every finished piece for several generations to enjoy.

An heirloom is a classic and beautiful way to create long lasting traditions, or honor the memories of generations past. We look forward to helping you create pieces unique to your family, or to select something new. Regardless of which decision you make, either will serve as a wonderful way to link the past to both the present and the future.


Making the Diamond Grade – The Four Cs to Diamonds

There is something special about purchasing a piece of diamond jewelry. No matter if it is for yourself or someone you love, your first time or your fifteen, there is a certain kind of excitement that cannot be matched. Whether you are in the market for some new earrings, like these George Press original diamond drop earrings with 4.81cts of fine white, champagne and cognac diamonds, or a new necklace in an antique style with 1.24cts of round brilliant diamonds, it is important to make sure that the piece “makes the grade.”

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The Gemological Institute of America instituted their grading system in the early 1950s to provide jewelers and gemologists a universal scale to evaluate specific qualities of diamonds: color, clarity, carat weight, and cut. Aptly named “The Four Cs,” all four factors are important in determining the final cost of a diamond.

The color of a diamond refers to the relative amount of yellow, brown or gray body color that a stone possesses. The G.I.A. scale starts at “D” and goes through “Z”, with “D” being void of any body color, and “Z” having a light yellow, brown or gray color.

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All of the diamonds used in our highly regarded Gregg Ruth line are F/G in color, such as these incredible diamond drop earrings made with 19 karat white gold and 1.43cts of diamonds, or this equally brilliant matching necklace featuring 1.06cts of sparking diamonds.

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Diamond clarity relates to the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics called inclusions, and surface defects called blemishes. Practically all diamonds contain naturally occurring inclusions. The number, size, color, relative location, orientation, and visibility can affect the relative clarity of a diamond. The grade is assigned based on the overall appearance of the stone using ten times magnification, based on six categories and eleven grades. The higher the clarity grade, the more valuable diamond.

Minor inclusions or blemishes are actually useful, as they can be used as unique identifying marks like fingerprints. As synthetic diamond technology improves and distinguishing between natural and synthetic diamonds becomes more difficult, inclusions or blemishes can be used as proof of natural origin.

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A well-known (and often talked about) quality of diamonds is the carat. However, this is a unit of weight not size, with 5 carats equaling one gram. A fun fact is the name comes from the carob seed – a small seed with a typically uniform weight that early gem traders used as counterweights for balancing their scales.

When figuring out your budget, keep in mind that diamond prices jump at the full- and half-carat weights. Diamonds just below these weights cost significantly less, and because carat weight is distributed across the entirety of the diamond, small size differences are almost impossible to detect. Regardless of what carat size you have in mind, we have a variety of choices to fit almost any budget such as the Shoshana diamond necklace set with 6.04cts of round diamonds for a special night out, or this Marco Bicego drop Siviglia necklace with 18 karat yellow gold and 0.10cts of diamonds for every day.

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Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as the shape (round, heart, oval, marquise, pear), but a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. Of all the diamond 4Cs, the cut is the most complex and technically difficult to analyze. A diamond’s cut has three primary effects on appearance: the brightness (internal and external white light reflected from a diamond), the fire (the scattering of white light into all the colors of the rainbow), and scintillation (the amount of sparkle a diamond produces, and the pattern of light and dark areas caused by reflections within the diamond).

When shopping for your next piece of diamond jewelry, keep in mind that the quality of a diamond’s cut makes all the difference in how the stone appears. A poorly cut flawless stone, can look dead and lifeless, whereas an ideally proportioned diamond of much lower color and clarity will appear radiant and dazzling.

At George Press we take the time to educate our customers on every vital aspect of diamonds to demystify the process. We take the utmost pride in our diamond selection and customer support when it comes to picking out the perfect piece. Our expert Graduate Gemologists and jewelry experts continuously stay up to date with any current technology and are recognized and accredited by all major professional and gemological associations. We always do whatever we can to make sure that you are both happy and 100% comfortable with your selection.


Deck the Halls with Hanging Earrings this Holiday Party Season

The holiday season is officially upon us, and we are sure that your calendar is already overflowing with fun-filled parties and get-togethers with your family and friends. With so much merriment to be had, a great way to add some color and shine to your holiday outfits is with the right pair of earrings.

Hanging earrings can offer a feminine yet beautiful accessory to your outfit, turning a simple ensemble into a luxurious one. These earrings can come in a variety of styles, making them a flexible option no matter what your taste or the specific look you are aiming for. However, with so many choices, it can get tricky. Here are some helpful tips to get your look party ready.

If your face is round, you can make it appear slimmer by wearing longer earrings. It will draw attention to your neck and shoulders, while elongating your face. These yellow gold diamond satin earrings by Doves would glam up your favorite blouse in no time. From the Diamond Fashion collection, these beauties come in 18 karat yellow gold, and are outlined in brilliant diamonds.
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Another golden choice could be these Shoshana morganite and diamond drop earrings. This elegant 18 karat rose gold pair features 4.30cts of pear shaped morganites and 0.15cts of round diamonds to make any potential holiday outfit sparkle.

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If you are looking for something that brings a little more color to the party, either of these options by Doves would work beautifully. Both pairs feature 18 karat white gold with over 0.50cts of diamonds and either deep green agate or brilliant blue turquoise stones.

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For something with even more color to bring attention your favorite little black dress, why not these gorgeous Murano multistone drop earrings by Marco Bicego. You can make quite a statement – and compliment the bright stilettos you have in your closet – with these. Each pair showcases 18 karat hand engraved yellow gold with mixed semi-precious stones.

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If you have a longer face, wearing broader earrings can create the illusion of a fuller shape by balancing it out.

Keeping with the winter spirit, these Siviglia Drop earrings by Marco Bicego will make it appear as if you have golden snowflakes framing your gorgeous face. Made with 18 karat hand engraved yellow gold, they are simply breathtaking.

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Another choice by Marco Bicego are these lovely Il Cairo earrings. You will definitely turn some heads during cocktail hour, or any hour, with these 18 karat white and yellow gold open drop earrings with 0.23cts of diamonds.

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If you are looking to end the year on a bolder note, these exquisite diamond earrings by Doves will rival the sparkle of the ball in Times Square. Featuring over 2.30 carts of white and cognac diamonds, these 18 karat rose gold earrings radiate elegance, but aren’t afraid to shine. Just like you.

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Simple or bold, multi-colored gems or precious metal, the right pair of hanging earrings can give any festive holiday outfit in your closet some added cheer this season.

Best wishes from all of us at George Press for a happy and healthy holiday, and a fun-filled New Year.


Here for the Holidays – A George Press Holiday Gift Guide

All of the turkey has been enjoyed, and all of the leftovers are gone. It is now time to shift gears and start making your holiday gift guide list. If you still have a few people (or all of them!) left on your list, do not worry. George Press is here to give you the extra idea inspiration you need for the special people in your life.

For the person that is always on the go, how about giving them the gift of never having to worry about what day or time it is. Sure, your phone may have that information but isn’t it easier—and more elegant—to look at your wrist? We have a variety of watches to choose from, each of which will stand the test of time (pun intended).

One of our most popular watches is an estate piece. This fan-favorite watch is a Rolex Two Tone Submariner with a Blue Dial and Bezel.

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Another option is a watch or bracelet from Philip Stein. This unique gift is one that the busiest person in your life didn’t even know they needed. All of their products contain a specialized Natural Frequency Technology. Each one acts like an antenna that is finely tuned to pick up and channel the beneficial natural frequencies that surround us, toward our bodies. In doing so, it helps bring the wearer back to a state where they can perform and live at their best. Can you imagine giving someone the gift of better sleep, less stress and/or more energy?

 

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If you are looking for something more classic, a Swiss Army watch is always a trusted choice. We have a wide variety of styles for both men and women that can take you to the boardroom, the ballroom, or the golf course. All Swiss Army watches purchased at George Press are eligible for the manufacturer’s three-year limited warranty, which covers defects to the hands, dial and movement.

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If you have some friends or family that are on your very nice list, a diamond watch is always a bright idea. For her we suggest this Valentina diamond and sapphire watch by Bertolucci. Water resistant up to 100 feet, this timepiece is finished with 0.61 carats of diamonds and 0.07 carats of pink sapphires.

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And speaking of bright ideas, colored gems are always a good gift choice. Whether it’s a birthstone or simply a signature hue, colored jewelry always makes a statement, firing up any wardrobe. According to Forbes, vibrant colored jewels have also been rock stars at auction lately, meaning today’s glittering gift could be tomorrow’s brilliant investment.

A few possibilities to consider are the Doves pieces from their London Blue collection. The bracelet is an 18K gold white gold bangle with a triangle of diamonds facing the topaz, while the earrings feature topazes surrounded by white diamonds. Whether you’re looking for a bracelet or earrings, these pieces feature a topaz stone that’s as “blue as the Union Jack” and is sure to delight the lucky recipient.

B8073LBT E8030LBTIf your prefect person is pint-sized, we can help with that too! From their first set of pearls, to a pendant featuring their initial, we have some adorable options.

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Of course it is important to remember the men in your life: a husband, father, grandfather or son. They may not always get the presents filled with glitz and glam, but they of course deserve only the best as well.

A pair of cufflinks by Alor is always a safe bet. Each of their pieces offers a sophisticated style, contemporary design and an ease of wear created for a luxurious, yet everyday lifestyle. You can find styles that are classically strong, alluringly bold and distinctly individual.01-12-0002-52

Picking out the perfect gift for each of our loved ones during the holiday season can sometimes be a tricky task. They don’t always have to be grandest of gestures, but it is important that it they know is extra special, and just for them. We know that while some friends and family members are a breeze to shop for, there are the exceptions that make gift giving more like a treasure hunt. No matter how long your holiday list may be, we hope that our gift guide has given you some inspiration to find these “hidden treasures.”

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you.


Enjoy a Feel Good December with Three Beautiful Blue Jewels

If you are looking for a way to fight off the winter blues, the December birthstones have you covered: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise – all of which are best known for beautiful shades of blue. These gems range from the oldest on earth (zircon), to one of the first mined and used in jewelry (turquoise), to one of the most recently discovered (tanzanite). While turquoise is the most common birthstone for December, no matter what gem you pick the generally accepted birthstone color for this month is light blue. Let’s imagine the possibilities, shall we?

Admired since ancient times, turquoise is known for its distinct color, which ranges from powdery blue to greenish robin’s egg blue. It is one of the few gems that is named for its striking color, and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune and success, bringing prosperity to its wearer. No wonder it has remained so popular throughout time!

If you are celebrating a birthday this month, you should treat yourself to your very own piece of good fortune with these turquoise and diamond earrings by Doves. These 18 karat white gold beauties will brighten your day with brilliant turquoise stones and over 0.50cts of diamonds.

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Speaking of brightness, a more unknown turquoise history fact is that the brightness of the color is supposed to be the symbol for happiness, and is believed to increase a person’s self-confidence. No one will be able to resist smiling when they see you wearing this adorable poodle brooch. The perfect birthday or holiday gift for any dog lover, this 18 karat gold piece has cabochon turquoise and ruby details that would make anyone feel good.

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Or you can add a splash of color to your (or someone else’s) day with this stunning turquoise and sapphire ring by Shoshana. Either choice is a feel-good one.

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However, if you decide to break away from the “traditional” turquoise stone, and celebrate December with the color light blue, Belle Toile has created an incredible set as part of their Destiny Collection.

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Cascades of brilliant blue shine throughout each of these three pieces. You can express your confidence (a nod to what turquoise symbolizes) with a trio of rich, exquisite stones set in a flowing style. The Destiny pendant, necklace and ring each feature sparkling and radiant blue and green stones set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free, 925 sterling silver.

Another light blue choice is this blue leather and pearl bracelet by Honora, made with sterling silver featuring a delicate yet eye-catching blue stone section.

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Regardless of whether you decide to keep with traditional turquoise or go outside the box and explore a different light blue gem, the December birthstone provides you with many options to match your true blue desires, in any style you choose.

Keep on smiling December babies!


An American Music Awards Hoop-La!

For the second week in a row we have been treated to our favorite singers and songwriters pulling out all the stops and dressing to the nines for another awards show. This week’s red carpet – the American Music Awards – was full of fun fashion and most important to all of us, beautiful jewelry as well.

This red carpet is a place where celebrities can take style risks and show off their edgy sides. On Sunday night, the stars did just that. Selena Gomez, Diana Ross, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and many others rocked some fierce looks. Instead of darker colored gems, this time the red carpet was all about hoops of all shapes…and sizes!

The talk of the evening was Selena Gomez’s new hair color. Everyone may love a blonde, but we loved her earrings even more. (Image: PopSugar; Credit: Getty, Neilson Barnard)image1

Her look combined the best of both worlds: hoops and dangled earrings. You can do the same (leather dress optional) with these earrings by Belle Toile. A part of the Concentra Collection, this piece showcases delicate rings of sterling silver woven together to create a beautifully complex design to represent the collection’s concept of connectivity and alignment. The sparking white stones are pavé-set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free, 925 sterling silver.

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Bebe Rexha took her hoops to the next level to compliment her sparkling ensemble (Image: US Magazine ; Credit: Getty/J. Merritt)

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A great way to add some sparkle to any of the items in your closet are these absolutely gorgeous Shoshana diamond hoop earrings. These stunners are 18 karat white gold with 7.02cts of round diamonds, and will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.

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Ashley Simpson made a statement with her choice of hoop earrings as well. (Photo: US Magazine; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) Paired with her incredible gown, you couldn’t miss them! Well, no one will miss you in these earrings by Alor. While definitely more understated than Diana Ross’ daughter-in-law’s look, this classic pair will still help you dress to impress. The earrings feature an intricate combination of yellow, rose, and bronze cable with 18 karat white gold and stainless steel.

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If you tend to gravitate toward less dramatic hoop earrings, do not worry. A few of your favorite stars do too. Maia Mitchell (Photo: US Magazine; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) and Yara Shahidi (Photo: PopSugar; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) both selected delicate hoops to tie it all together.

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If you want that little bit of extra sparkle, these diamond fashion earrings by Doves could be ideal. These 18 karat white gold hoop earrings feature 0.96cts of sparkling white diamonds in a timeless design.

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If perhaps you prefer your hoops more on the modest size, you can try these 18 karat yellow gold medium narrow hoop earrings from Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Link collection, or a similar look also by Marco Bicego, these Marrakech hoop earrings in 18 karat white gold. You cannot go wrong with either choice.

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Regardless of whether you like your hoop earrings big or small, with lots of sparkle, or none at all, you can always find the perfect pair to compliment your outfit. It has always been a timeless and trusted look that works well for any occasion – and most importantly, for anyone.


Non-Stop Glamour at the 2017 Country Music Awards

Country music may be well known for its honest storytelling, but at the 2017 Country Music Awards, these singers and songwriters were all about the glam. From shimmering sequins and beads to creative cut outs, it was a red carpet for the books. We of course could not wait to check out what pieces of jewelry the stars chose to complement their stunning gowns, and they did not disappoint.

It seems that as always, unique pieces are glamour’s best friend. This year, it seemed that many stars decided to forgo traditional diamond pieces for other more unexpected stones, and it definitely caught our attention. Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Brittany Snow, Karen Fairchild; many of the stars and fan favorites from yesterday and today took some risks with their pieces and we liked it. While more understated than other awards shows, it was still hard to spot a country crooner (or their +1) that wasn’t sparkling.

 

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Country music royalty, Reba McEntire kept it edgy with darker colored gems.
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You can give your glamorous side an unexpected twist as well with these Shoshana black onyx and diamond earrings. These 18 karat white gold beauties feature faceted black onyx heads with 0.20cts of round diamonds.

150-02908_web-300x300You can complete Ms. McEntire’s look with this 18K white gold two strand crossover diamond bracelet by Marco Bicego.
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Faith Hill also chose darker piece to compliment her look with simple yet elegant earrings and a cocktail ring. (Image: InStyle; Credit: John Shearer/Wireimage)

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Why not channel your own inner superstar with this Honora Black Mother of Pearl Doublet Drop earrings and matching cocktail ring. Both are set in sterling silver and will take you from daytime to date night in no time.

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Jessie James Decker also must have gotten the message about the beauty of darker stones for the evening, and you can too with another piece by Honora.
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These earrings will give your trusted pearl jewelry some extra style “oomph” with these 7-10MM black, white and gray freshwater cultured pearls. Be sure to wear you hear back just like Mrs. Decker to really showcase their unexpected beauty.

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Despite what seemed to be the night’s overall trend of more understated darker stones, Kimberly Williams-Paisley preferred to keep her jewelry more classic with this stunning necklace.
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You will feel like you are walking your very own red carpet when wearing this one of a kind piece by George Press. Our delicate, original platinum necklace features 2.83cts of sparkling diamonds and is the perfect excuse for you to get dressed up for a big celebration – star-studded awards show optional! 233-300x300

And speaking of George Press original pieces, while everyone was talking about Pink’s incredible performance during the show, we couldn’t help but oogle her daughter’s look earlier in the evening. What outfit doesn’t go great with a tiara after all?! Maybe it is time for that custom piece you’ve always dreamed about…
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From the incredible parade of fashion down the red carpet, to the evening’s amazing and emotional performances, this year’s Country Music Awards was definitely one to remember. We loved the new spin that many of our favorite stars put on various jewelry pieces. They may sing about heartache, but all our hearts did that night was soar!


38 is Great!

 

Have you ever noticed that when celebrating anniversaries we tend to pay extra attention to the classic benchmark years that usually end in a 0 or a 5? But what about those years in between? They surely count for just as much. In fact, we think that any excuse is a great one to celebrate a happy occasion! And if you happen to be celebrating your 38th wedding anniversary this month we are here to give you some extra gift inspiration, because you can never revel in the love for your partner too much or too often.

The number 38 is actually very special. Numerologists believe that teamwork, companionship, coexistence, diplomacy, intuition, spirituality, charisma, creative self-expression, tolerance, and inspiration are all aspects of the number 38. It doesn’t seem like such a “regular” number anymore, does it? Thirty-eight is now quite fitting for some additional anniversary celebrations.

If you are looking for a special way to really honor the number 38, this Pave Diamond Bangle by Doves is a great choice. This delicate 18 karat gold pave pendant has the perfect amount of diamonds: 0.38cts.

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Another 0.38ct option is this Gabriel & Co Diamond Wedding band. This 14 karat white gold ring will be the perfect addition to her current wedding band set.

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If you are looking to go the more traditional route, the gemstone gift for this special year is beryl. The most well-known varieties of this stone are emerald and aquamarine. Pure beryl is colorless, however a wide range of impurities cause a diverse amount of colors and many varieties. Other popular gem varieties of beryl are the pink morganite, yellow heliodor, golden beryl, and an extremely rare deep red variety of beryl, known as red beryl or bixbite.

No matter what your wedding colors might have been there is a variety of beryl to help you celebrate – or you can simply include them all with this attention-getting Shoshana Multi-stone and Diamond necklace.

This stunning 18 karat piece features semi faceted blue aquas, pink morganites, yellow beryls, round sapphires, round green garnets and 2.8cts of fine white, black and cognac diamonds. With this beauty around your neck, it will definitely bring the number 38’s nod to creative self-expression to life!

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Or, if blue happened to be one of your wedding colors and you are looking for something more subtle, this Marco Bicego necklace is a great option. This 18 karat gold piece features a stunning dark aquamarine stone, one of the most popular varieties of beryl. This simple piece will make her feel as beautiful as she did on your wedding day.

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And speaking of beauty, if the way that you look at her after all these years still makes her blush, these pink morganite earrings will perfectly match the color you bring to cheeks. These elegant 18 karat rose gold earrings designed by Shoshana feature 4.30cts of pear shaped morganites and 0.15cts of round diamonds.

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Despite being a “non-benchmark” year, your 38th anniversary is definitely still something to celebrate, and we hope that we were able to give you some unexpected gift inspiration. Whether you choose to go the traditional route with one of our pieces featuring a variety of beryl, or by being a little cheeky and playing up the number 38, we wish you and your loved one a very happy anniversary. We hope that your next 38 years are filled with even more love, laughter and adventure than the first.


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