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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!


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.


Falling Into Fall

As the temperatures continue to drop and we creep towards November, our area is transformed into an explosion of color as the leaves turn gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow. But why should the leaves have all of the fun? If you are feeling inspired by these amazing hues, these fall foliage inspired pieces are a perfect nod to this colorful season.

You can feel the colors of fall in your fingertips with these stackable rings by Marco Bicego. Made with 18karat yellow gold, each ring features a rose cushion stone hand engraved by Italian artists. The design gives you the ability to wear several rings on one finger for a look that is constantly changing.

Marco Bicego’s newest collection, Africa Boules, is bold yet remarkably light and fluid with inspiration taken from tribal jewelry. Each piece is made in 18karat yellow gold in a variety of autumn appropriate colors such as coral and carnelian.

Alor also has a wide variety of bangles that perfectly capture the tones of fall.

Each are expertly crafted using stainless steel for a sleek and polished look. The carnation, yellow, burgundy colors create a beautiful finished product that can be worn as a single piece, or stacked together.

This fall as you sit and enjoy a cup of warm apple cider while watching the leaves change, any of these pieces from our favorite designers, Alor and Marco Bicego will help you embrace the season – and look great doing it!  


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.


Father’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday marks the day for Dads, Father’s Day. And whether your Dad is into the outdoors, indoors or both, we have a bunch of great gift suggestions that will make that special guy in your life feel loved and appreciated.

For those that love the outdoors, Swiss Army has several options to choose from. Does your father plan on spending Father’s Day morning on the golf course? If so, you may want to give him this gift on Saturday night before he hits the links.

With this little number in his golf bag, your Dad will be able to raise his game and lower his handicap with the GolfTool – it’s got everything you need for a great day on the course. Use the tee punch to tee up, even on hard or frozen ground. Repair the green with the repair tool. Slide out the ball marker as needed. Repeat until you’ve beaten your best score. With golf season just getting started, it’ll be the gift that keeps on giving.

Another option for the outdoorsy type – and one that likes to ride – is this spectacular and handy bike tool.

This tool will keep his trusted bike in tip-top condition. At just 98 grams, it can go with him on every ride, and when the time comes your favorite Dad will find every tool he needs tucked away inside so he can be ready to ride at a moment’s notice.

For that Dad in your life that likes to be ready for everything and anything, Swiss Army has released a limited edition line of their trademark pocket knives just in time for Father’s Day. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Alox line includes a trio of pocket knives, each decked out in on-trend gold. From the smaller Classic to the mid-sized Cadet through to the large Pioneer, each knife is eye-catching, hardworking and perfectly portable. The champagne-gold-hued Alox scales characterize this year’s collection. Stamped from aluminum, embossed and wrapped in a corrosive-resistant anodized oxide coating, they are as striking as they are durable.

After a hard day of golfing, biking or being outdoors, it is important for all the Dads out there to feel pampered. You can help make sure he gets the “manly dirt” out from under his nails with this reddot award winning small pocket knife with nail clipper. Its sleek size and design make it the ideal elegant nail care multi-tool for on the go, whether you’re exploring the wilderness or facing the shark tank at work.

Once his hands are cleaned up, the favorite Dad in your life will need some accessories to compliment his gleaming hands. For a special dinner out, these lobster cufflinks by Deakin & Francis are a real treat and the perfect choice for dinner parties and black tie events.

If cufflinks aren’t his speed, a new watch is a trusted option. The Maverick Collection from Swiss Army offers the perfect blend of elegance and function. Combining quartz or automatic movement, stainless steel case and sapphire crystal, Maverick watches are ready for anything, from meetings at his office, a vacation in the mountains or a business dinner, his new Maverick watch will become a trusted favorite.

Another option from Swiss Army is the new, army-inspired I.N.O.X. Carbon. This line is lightweight yet highly scratch resistant and with strong structural rigidity. This model features a unique innovative paracord strap that is traditionally used for parachute suspension lines. With numbers, logo and hands enhanced with Super-LumiNova® to enable prolonged vision in the dark, he will let the world know he means business – or at the very least is ready for 2am diaper duty.

Whatever you have planned for this coming Sunday to celebrate and honor all the father figures in your life, any of these gifts will make him feel loved and appreciated regardless of his hobbies and interests. Being a Dad isn’t a job for the faint of heart and all of these gift ideas are just like a trusted father figure: they are tough, make you look good, and can be trusted to get the job done right.

Happiest of Father’s Day to all the beloved Dads out there!


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!


Fierce Fashion at the ACMs

Earlier this month the Las Vegas strip was sparkling with country music’s biggest stars at the Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Some people may think of jeans and cowboy boots when it comes to country music, but these singers and songwriters definitely know how to work a red carpet, and the fashion was fierce. While some stars sported dresses or pantsuits in pale, spring pastels, others rocked all-black ensembles with lace accents. As always we were most focused on the accessories.

Miranda Lambert was rocking some great geometric earrings that coordinated perfectly with her bright green dress and colorful clutch. The newlywed’s NYPD husband didn’t look too bad either!

These great lady’s two tone diamond earrings will fill you with newlywed glee. Made with 18karat gold the pair features 0.66cts of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds, bright green dress optional.

One of our favorite stars, Nicole Kidman was on hand to support her husband Keith Urban. Always polished and put together, Kidman accessorized her black and metallic dress with a sweet heart shaped necklace.

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You can show yourself, or someone special in your life some love with this custom diamond heart pendant. Perfect for the everyday, you won’t need a red carpet to wear it. This exquisite piece is made with 18karat green gold and 1.68cts of shimmering round brilliant diamonds.

Jesse James Decker always knows how to make her looks extra sexy. Her flirty mini dress looked perfect with her subtle jewelry choices, including those great earrings we couldn’t help but notice.

Do you have a top that is perfect for a perfectly undone ponytail and earrings? If so these gold and pearl earrings by Honora could be just the right amount of unexpected. Expertly crafted with 14karat yellow gold, the pair features 8mm freshwater cultured pearls. With them on, you will feel like the belle of the ball.

We couldn’t get enough of Lady Antebellum’s coordinated outfits. The colors in each of the singers’ ensembles played off each other perfectly.  We also couldn’t help but notice Hillary Scott’s great multi-toned bangle.

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One of our favorite designers Alor is also an expert at choosing colors that work well together. These great bangles can easily go from day to night and be the perfect finishing accessory for jeans and a t-shirt, or a little black dress. Each bangle is made with stainless steel and 18karat yellow or white gold.

This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards were definitely something to celebrate. But it wasn’t just the toe-tapping performances that got us excited, these singers and songwriters each got showcase their unique and beautiful sense of style. And we loved every moment of it.


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.


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!


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.


Being Thankful for Our Favorite November Babies

Sandwiched between the festivities of Halloween and the excitement of Christmas, the month of November is sometimes overlooked. But do not worry November babies, we definitely did not forget about you! And what is even better is that you have not one, but two spectacular birthstones to help you brighten up your birthday celebrations this month.

The November birthstones – topaz and citrine – are both known for their calming energies, bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them. Topaz is a soothing stone that has been said to calm tempers, cure madness and eliminate nightmares (which may come in handy this time of year!).

Through much of history, all yellow gems were considered topaz and all topaz was thought to be yellow. But lucky for you, topaz is actually available in many colors.

Marco Bicego has almost an entire collection dedicated to blue topaz. The Jaipur Collection includes bracelets, necklaces and earrings in a variety of price points and styles. With so many options to choose from, there is no doubt that you will find the perfect piece – or pieces – of jewelry to wear on a celebratory birthday night out.

A clever gift for your favorite November baby that is harder to shop for could be this Philip Stein Horizon white topaz bracelet. Made with sterling silver, this piece provides natural frequencies around you to help you focus and relax.

If you are looking for something a little more personal for a November birthday gift, this customizable initial pendant by Doves could be perfect. Made with 18 karat rose gold, white topaz and diamonds, this piece can be customized with whatever initial you would like to create a treasured gift for a loved one (or yourself!).

November’s second birthstone, citrine, takes its name from the citron fruit because of the stone’s lemon-inspired shades which range from pale yellow to brownish orange. Citrine is sometimes known as the “healing quartz” for its ability to comfort, soothe and calm. It can release negative feelings, spark imagination and manifest fresh beginnings. It’s even called the “merchant’s stone” for its tendency to attract wealth and prosperity.

And lucky for you, Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Collection gives you a wealth of options and styles for citrine jewelry as well. These pieces really play off the golden coloring of the citrine stone to give you beautiful looks that are perfect for the tones of the autumn season.

You can take your pick of drop earrings, stud earrings, or stackable rings.

And if for some reason you cannot decide between topaz and citrine, do not worry! The Jaipur Collection has you covered once again…perhaps it should be called the topaz and citrine collection instead…

Both pairs of these double drop French wire earrings are made with 18 karat yellow gold. All you need to decide is which stone you would like to be more prominent: the yellow citrine or blue topaz. Decisions, decisions! You cannot go wrong either way.

Happiest of birthdays to our favorite November babies. While sometimes it may feel like your month is forgotten, we promise to always celebrate you with fantastic new jewelry to help you look your best both on your special day and all the days thereafter.


Fall Into Fall With Opal

While September 22nd may have officially been the first day of fall this year, many of us try and hold onto summer for as long as we can…or at least until October. Well, October is officially here so dust off your favorite autumn decorations and dig around in your closet for a comfy pair of boots. For some of us there is a lot more to celebrate than the return of pumpkin spice everything: October birthdays!

And what better way to celebrate one of your favorite birthday girls (or yourself) with some fantastic new jewelry. If you are looking for some ideas, opal is always a gorgeous choice and also happens to be the birthstone for October.

Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem. Because of this, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful stone of all. In fact, the name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.”

Although experts divide gem opals into many different categories, there are five main types: white or light opal, black opal, fire opal, boulder opal and crystal or water opal.

Opals have a very long history and there are many myths pertaining to the stone. Do you have a favorite blondie in your life? In medieval times, all blond maidens wanted a necklace made of opals, as this was considered an absolute guarantee to prevent their hair from fading or darkening.

Every maiden will be guaranteed a great hair day with these little lovelies on her ears. This mesmerizing pair is made with 14karat yellow gold featuring opals surrounded by over 0.60cts of diamonds.

Opal has always been associated with love and passion, as well as desire. Not a bad way to celebrate an October birthday, right?! It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness.

She will definitely feel the birthday love with this gorgeous necklace. This beautiful piece is made with 14karat yellow gold, with glimmering sapphires and 1.48cts of diamonds surrounding a spectacular opal stone. It is the perfect way to say both “I Love You” and “Happy Birthday.”

Whether you choose to celebrate October as the start of fall, the birthday for someone special, or both, you cannot go wrong with opal jewelry. Its rainbow of color make it the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit or coordinating jewelry.


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!

 

 


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.

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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!


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!


Love Is All Around!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?
We’ve got some ideas, just for you!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It is a time when you can feel the love that is all around. The air smells sweeter that day (probably thanks to all the flowers, chocolate and candy!), and most people’s eyes sparkle a little bit brighter. In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the UK, France and Australia. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday!

Do you know what would go great with one of those sentimental cards this year? A piece of new jewelry, of course! To keep your love close to her heart, we have several beautiful necklaces from our Shoshana line to choose from.

Either of these Shoshana Open Heart diamond and sapphires necklaces will make her fall in love with you all over again. They come in two styles, with one in 18 karat yellow gold, featuring diamonds and sapphires, or one made with 18 karat rose gold set with 0.62cts of rubies, 0.59cts of pink sapphires and 0.28cts of diamonds. Your love for her will shine through with either option. You cannot go wrong.

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For something with a little more sparkle, the Shoshana rose gold and diamond heart pendant will capture her love – and take her breath away. This dazzler is made with 18 karat white and rose gold, set with 0.78cts of fine white and fancy pink round diamonds.

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If she would like something a little more playful, you can pull right on her heart strings with a Shoshana Hearts within Heart pendant. This delightful design comes in 18 karat white gold with a colorful array of 1.18cts of pink, yellow and blue round sapphires.

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For your more understated Valentine, this sterling silver locket by Monica Rich Kosann could be a great option. Imagine the smile that will spread across her face every time she looks down and sees a special photo beautifully displayed in this necklace, right next to her heart.

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The chocolates you plan to give her will taste even sweeter as she admires this elegant sapphire and diamond bypass ring by Shoshana – she won’t even mind if she picks her least favorite filling! The two heart shaped sapphires, set with 0.61cts of diamonds will make her heart (and taste buds) do a happy dance.

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All of those sweet nothings you plan on whispering into her ear over the candlelight dinner you have planned will sound extra poetic when these ruby and diamond earrings frame her beautiful face. Featuring heart shaped rubies, these little numbers are made with 18 karat yellow gold, framed by 0.92cts of baguette diamonds.

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What about the littlest Valentines in your life? We have some sweet ideas for them, too.

Imagine their face light up when they first see this custom George Press signature heart necklace that you picked out just for them. Made with 14 karat white gold, and set with 0.14cts of diamonds, you will make your little darling feel like the most special girl in the world (and bonus points if you get Mommy a grown-up heart shaped necklace too).

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Another adorable and classic choice is an ID bracelet. Each bracelet is made with 14 karat yellow gold with a pink enamel heart, and can be engraved with a message of your choice as unique as your little Valentine. Every time she looks down at it, whether at school or during one of her activities, she will think of you and always remember how much she is loved.

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We wish you and your loved ones non-stop love this Valentine’s Day. We hope it is a day filled with smiles and chocolate. No matter how you plan on celebrating, as the wise Katherine Hepburn once said remember that “love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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.


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.


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!

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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.


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.


Topaz & Citrine: Two Ways to Celebrate November

It may be getting chilly outside, but those celebrating birthdays in November will feel sunny and bright thanks to topaz and citrine, this month’s birthstones. While both of these stones can look similar – and have been mistaken for one another – they are each unique in their own special way (perhaps you know of some November-born twins that can relate…?).

Topaz has an exceptionally wide color range that includes brown, and various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. The orange topaz, also known as Precious Topaz, is the traditional November birthstone. Regardless of whether you are drawn to the warm or cool tones, topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem. With so many color options to choose from, why limit yourself on your birthday?

Perhaps you would like an original piece by us to celebrate. This George Press Topaz and Diamond ring features a topaz stone, framed by 0.58cts of both fine white and black round brilliant diamonds.

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Another gorgeous option is a White Gold London Blue Diamond ring by Doves. This piece showcases 18K white gold with a London blue topaz gem, outlined in diamonds.

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No matter which topaz ring you choose, either will look stunning on your hand as you sip some birthday champagne.

November’s other birthstone, citrine, is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Its name comes from the Greek word “citron,” because of its similar color to citrus fruit.

This beautiful necklace by Marco Bicego will look delicious around your neck paired with these Murano Citrine earrings. Both by the same renowned designer, the necklace and earrings are made with 18 karat yellow gold showcasing a dazzling citrine stone.

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In ancient cultures citrine was called the “stone of the mind.” Healers believed it had the power to promote clarity of thought, open your mind and increase someone’s psychic power. With that kind of reputation perhaps you should pick up a pair of these cufflinks by Alor for your husband to wear the next time he picks his lotto numbers – bonus points if he is celebrating a November birthday!

Both pairs of these lucky cufflinks are made with 20mm stainless steel cable surrounding a citrine stone.

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Regardless of whether you choose topaz or citrine to celebrate November, both stones are fairly abundant and affordably priced, even in large sizes, which means everyone can find a way to fit topaz and citrine into their budget.


Playing Dress Up for Halloween Like a Grown Up

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years, and is a time of celebration and superstition. It straddles the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, and it is a holiday that people of all ages look forward to.

There has always been something special and magical about Halloween. It gives everyone the chance to feel young again with a certain feeling of excitement in the air that is unique to this fun-filled holiday.

When you were little you probably loved to play dress-up. Maybe you were a princess, or perhaps a super-hero. If not, maybe a rockstar or the “it” Disney character at the time. Those costumes are probably long gone by now (or perhaps passed down to other children in your life), but with Halloween right around the corner, who says that you can’t get in on the fun too?

If you loved the princess Rapunzel when you were little (or still today!), you probably have a soft spot for her loveable pet chameleon, Pascal.

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If so, you will love the chameleon pendant, bracelet and ring from Belle Etoile Jewelry. Each are hand-painted green and multi-colored Italian enamels with olive, amethyst, aquamarine and ruby stones set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free, 925 sterling silver.

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Pair these pieces with an extra-long wig – and poof! – you are Rapunzel all grown up.

Or perhaps one year you dressed up as Wonder Woman. With a unique bangle from Alor you can channel your inner Amazonian princess with your very own version of Wonder Woman’s golden lasso.

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This imported 18 karat yellow gold and and rose gold cable bangle with stainless steel would make all the other members of the Justine League jealous.

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Spooky superstitions tend to carry more weight on this night. Did you know that the reason we light up our jack-o-lanterns on to Halloween is to evil spirits and demons at bay? (And to make a clear path to the candy of course). Everyone around you will light up when they see this stunning necklace from Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Collection. This 18 karat yellow gold necklace features gorgeous multicolored gemstones that will be sure to chase away any darkness that tries to cross your path.

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When Halloween first began hundreds of years ago it was for the celebration of the New Year, after all of the crops were harvested and stored for the winter. It marked the end of the “season of the sun” and the beginning of “the season of darkness and cold.” In fact, that is where the traditional Halloween colors come from: orange and black. The orange represents the autumn harvest season, while the black represents the mark the “death” of summer.

If you are feeling extra festive this Halloween season you can celebrate both with these ghost-stopping and breathtaking Shoshana Mexican Fire Opal and Diamond drop earrings. Aptly featuring the orange and black colors these 18 karat gold Shoshana earrings feature diversely shaped Mexican fire Opals, and are accented by four black natural horns, two ruby beads, and 2.41cts of round diamonds.

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Regardless of what you plan to dress up as, or how much candy you are looking forward to handing out (or keeping for yourself!), best wishes to all for a safe and Happy Halloween.

 


Let Your Colors Shine Through with Tourmaline, October’s (other) Birthstone

It may be Friday the 13th but there is nothing to be scared about, especially for those celebrating birthdays in October. Did you know that these lucky babies have two birthstones? Well, they do: opal and tourmaline.

Like our obsession from last week, opal, tourmaline also offers a rainbow of shades and color combinations. The name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean “stone of mixed colors.” In fact, tourmaline is not one mineral, but a fairly complex group of minerals with different chemical compositions and physical properties. These certain trace elements are what produce the distinct colors.

The iron-rich tourmalines are black to bluish-black to deep brown, while magnesium-rich varieties are brown to yellow, and lithium-rich tourmalines are almost any color: blue, green, red, yellow, pink, etc. Bi-colored and multicolored crystals are common, reflecting variations of fluid chemistry during crystallization. Some forms of tourmaline are dichroic, in that they change color when viewed from different directions.

Our elegant Shoshana Tourmaline and Diamond necklace and bracelet are the perfect pieces to honor that special someone who brings color to your life. The 18 karat white and yellow gold elegant Shoshana necklace features oval tourmaline accentuated by 5.36cts of stunning diamonds. To compliment, the 18 karat yellow gold Shoshana bracelet has pink and green tourmalines accentuated by 0.60cts of diamonds. Wearing these stunners, anyone celebrating in October will feel extra lucky.

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Egyptian legend tells that tourmaline found its famed array of colors when, on its journey up from the earth’s center, it passed through a rainbow. You can make your own mini rainbow with these stackable Marco Bicego Jaipur Tourmaline rings. Each come in 18 karat hand-engraved yellow gold.

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Jaipur stackable ring by Marco Bicego in 18 karat hand engraved yellow gold with vibrant pink tourmaline.

Another option are these original, yet timeless Shoshana Multi-Stone earrings with 18 karat yellow gold, featuring various shaped and color Tourmaline and round Cornelian.

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No matter what month you were born, and regardless of what your favorite color might be, tourmaline offers a full spectrum of options to suit anyone’s personal tastes.


Opal Obsession

Happy birthday October babies! Your birthstone, opal is considered one of the most unique, diverse, and beautiful birthstones. In ancient times it was believed opals fell from the heavens in flashes of lightening, acquiring their marvelous colors in the process. The national gemstone of Australia (g’day mates!), opals are formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. It takes about 5 to 6 million years for 1 cm of mature opal to form. Talk about having some patience! This beautiful gemstone can take on many colors. Precious opal range from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black.
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You can see some of these hues in our lovely Opal and Diamond earrings. These mesmerizing 14 karat yellow gold earrings with opals are surrounded by over 0.60cts of sparkling diamonds to compliment the lucky (and patient) wearer of these stunners.

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There have been many myths surrounding opals over the course of history. In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal. In mystical circles, opal is considered a symbolism of hope, innocence and purity, with strong connotations of happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence. Those who share this October birthstone are said to be faithful to couples and friends.

You may not be born in October, but do you have an October wedding anniversary coming up? Opal is the gift theme for the 14th anniversary, you lucky love birds! As a gemstone that represents faithfulness, it couldn’t be more appropriate.

For her, you can honor how she stole your heart all those years ago with this gorgeous Opal Diamond and Sapphire Heart pendant. This beautiful 14 karat yellow gold opal heart pendant surrounded by sapphires and 1.48cts of diamonds is the perfect way to say “I Love You.”

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With the many shapes and colors that opal offers, you really cannot go wrong. Happy birthday to our October babies and happy anniversary to all our October love birds! You all have wonderful reasons to celebrate this month.


Going for the Gold – A Pot of Spring Treasure

Most of you know that St. Patrick’s Day was Friday, but last week’s heavy snowfall may have made you forget that Monday, March 20, is officially the first day of Spring.  It’s hard to remember that, when you still have snow on your lawn and the unpredictable March forecast is hinting about yet another winter storm.  But before you know it, the crocuses will be up, and the robins will return to usher in yet another year of rebirth and renewal.

This is also a time of year when the warm glow of yellow gold has a special sun-like appeal. It reminds us that soon we can put away our sweaters and take out our sandals, and romp and relax on bright, sunny days. Let us show you what we mean.

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It’s hard to be chilly when you look upon the sunburst effect of this Alor Kai Coil Diamond Bangle. The 18K white and yellow gold and stainless steel coil bangle heats things up like a radiator! Diamond accents only serve to increase its radiance.  This is a gorgeous bracelet for all seasons, especially spring and summer. Wear it with your favorite maxi dress or poolside in your swimsuit.  Its luxe and refined, just like you!

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The Midas Touch

Need more persuasion?  How about this Marco Bicego Marrakech Gold Necklace?  Marco is the King Midas of jewelry, turning everything he touches into fine, glowing gold.  This necklace is formed from hand-hammered and twisted strands of 18K gold using Marco’s signature “corda di chitarra” method. In a necklace like this, you should be wandering the Medina looking for your riad, or basking on a lounge in Isla Mujeres waiting for your frozen margarita.

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Spring Posies

What could be more spring-like than sunny golden flowers wearing diamonds like drops of dew? These George Press Flower Earrings are just the thing for spring celebrations! Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays or just thinking of that special lady, these custom-made 18K yellow gold flower earrings with 0.90cts of diamonds are fresh and adorable.  Suitable for daytime as well as evening, they make the perfect bouquet!

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Bangle Brigade

Before we go, we really should mention this Pave Diamond Bangle from Doves. Its timeless styling and around the clock wearability make it a real contender for your favorite piece of jewelry. Designed in 18K yellow gold with 0.38cts of diamonds, it hits all the right notes in this season of bangles, bangles, and more bangles.

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Now don’t you feel warmer?  We do!  Why wait for the thermometer to rise when you can just turn up the heat with a golden treat. Let it be your spring ritual to heat things up by wearing sunny yellow gold jewelry, even if spring is moving a little too slowly for your taste.  Who knows, maybe Mother Nature will get the message and we will all have you to thank!

 


Making a Statement, Without Saying a Word

 

The President has a Press Secretary, celebrities have agents, but unless you’re famous, you probably have to speak for yourself.  You can make a statement in many different ways.  The way you dress, eat, drive, work and speak all make statements about the type of person you are, so does your jewelry. That’s why the term “statement piece” is used to refer to pieces of jewelry that go above and beyond the usual.  Statement pieces can be glamorous or they can be funky and unique, but they always say something about the wearer.

Glamorous statement pieces are a topic of conversation at events like awards ceremonies, the Met Gala and wherever the elite flock and gather. It’s easy to see why.  There is something fascinating about the ultimate luxury of these pieces.  The sheer carat count of precious gems and the fanciful settings captivate us.  The jewelry sets the wearer apart from the hoi polloi, almost as if to say, “Look what I get to wear….” Showoffs!  Don’t fall for that nonsense.  Glamorous statement pieces can be yours and we at George Press are here to prove it.

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Right now we have in our estate collection this Antique Diamond and Sapphire Necklace with beautiful Victorian styling. 11.63cts of round diamonds and 4.50cts of gorgeous sapphire are set in a stunning display of platinum artistry.  Designed to truly flatter the neckline, this necklace certainly makes a statement.  We can hear it saying “She has such amazing taste, such appreciation for beauty. Doesn’t this necklace look divine on her? She’s gorgeous!”

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For the Bold at Heart

This Diamond and Ruby Bracelet has also been quite chatty lately. It’s saying “Put me on your wrist and let me show the world what confident, classic beauty looks like.  Rubies aren’t shy and neither am I!”  This bracelet needs to be on a bold, bright woman who doesn’t mind when her bracelet sends brilliant flashes of ruby light across the room.  One who isn’t intimidated by ardent admirers.  A woman who can hold her own in any situation.  Are you that woman?

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Quirk Factor

Of course glamour isn’t the only way to go when it comes to statement jewelry. Maybe you pride yourself on being different? From unusual to downright quirky, there is a whole host of statement pieces that can demonstrate what eclectic, nontraditional, yet aesthetically appealing taste you have!

For example, we just love these Amethyst Earrings from Doves.  The color is confectionary and results from pairing amethyst with pink mother of pearl.  The unusually shaped settings are outlined in diamonds for a chic, elegant, yet highly individualistic look that speaks volumes.  We know what its siren call is saying to us.  What enticing phrases are you hearing?

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Sun Child

Maybe you’re a child of the sun and you prefer the gleam of warm, yellow gold?  You’re not alone!  No one knows the appeal of burnished golden light like Marco Bicego.  He has the perfect statement necklace for those who are drawn to gold and warm gems.  Simple, elegant, undeniable!  No one will ignore your Gold and Citrine Graduated Collar Necklace from the Lunaria Collection.  It stands out like a beacon, a lighthouse in the fog.  Ships on lonely seas will be drawn to it like an isle of tropical sunshine. It’s saying, “Come to me, I’m warm and welcoming. Bask in my luminescence, you will never want to leave.”

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There are all kinds of statements you can make with a great piece of jewelry.  How you wear it, what you wear it with, and even where you wear it can change the message.  Don’t be afraid to get creative and have some fun with it.  Yes, your jewelry can speak volumes for you, but make sure it says what you want it to say!


Out with the Old Year, Ring in the New Year!

What will you think of when you remember 2016?  Will it be Brexit?  The presidential election? Pokemon Go?  Like all years, 2016 brought many changes, some good, some bad.  We said goodbye to a few popular performers, like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Thicke and Carrie Fisher. Hamilton rocked Broadway, the summer Olympics hit Rio and the color pink ruled.  Whatever your interests, 2016 was an eventful year.

We learned about some new trends in jewelry too. Drop hoop earrings, tiered necklaces, light colored jewelry, mixed metals – and pearls, pearls, pearls! Those of us who monitor the market are already looking ahead to next year’s trends and a few patterns are starting to emerge!

Pearls Are Here to Stay

Pearls are still running strong and getting edgier by the moment. There’s nothing shy and demure about this Diamond and Pearl Bypass Bangle. Cream and Black South Sea Tahitian Pearls vie for attention on an 18K white gold bangle with round diamonds.  Choose this or select the cream and pink pearl variation set in 18K rose gold. They are both stunning.

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Geometric Rules

Triangles, squares, rectangles and circles.  If its geometric in its shape or decoration, it’s in style. For the perfect example, we look to these 18K yellow gold Tiffany inlaid earrings featuring onyx and mother of pearl.  The combination of shape and pattern is truly geometry at its personal best!

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Heart to Heart

Also showing up for 2017 is the iconic heart shape.  Whether it’s a single heart shaped stone or a full heart-shaped setting like this George Press Diamond Heart Pendant in 18K gold with 1.68cts of diamonds, nothing says “I Love You” quite like a heart full of diamonds!

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The Ears Have It!

Big drop or big hoop earrings, full on glitz, the brasher the better. We love this pair, Marco Bicego’s Lunaria Medium Gold and Citrine Earrings. Almost a full 2 inches long, the rose cut cushion citrines boast hand-hammered and engraved drops inspired by the delicate shape of the Lunaria flower. So trendy, yet so elegant.

Pendants are in. They can be large or small, worn on a choker or a longer chain. Big bold pendants are the new statement necklace, but if you prefer smaller pendants, try layering them with a couple of other necklaces for a tiered look! This Lady’s Alor Yellow Gold Necklace in 18K gold with two diamond pendants is the perfect piece to complete your combination effect!

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So stick with us as we explore these and other upcoming trends, and while you’re out window shopping, see if you spot a few others, like Victorian style jewelry, tassels, raw stones and minerals, and buckles. Once again you are a fashionista in the know.  Go forth and show off your up to the minute info, have fun and have a healthy and happy New Year!


The Joy of Stocking Stuffers – Life’s Little Pleasures

In the times of old, stocking stuffers usually consisted of nuts, sweetmeats, and if you were really fortunate, an orange!  Things have changed, but what hasn’t changed is the fun of clever little surprises given as holiday gifts.

Pretty nail polishes, cute socks, makeup treats, and candy are all fitting gifts for the holiday “stocking,” but the toe is really where it’s at.  If there’s a little hard box in the toe, then you know that stocking is going to be great!!

Looking for some ideas to make your ladies sparkle and shine this December? Look no further.  The elves at George Press have some great suggestions for you!

Silver and Gold Sparkle

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This Lady’s Alor Yellow Gold Contemporary Ring wraps up the holiday spirit in a twist of 18K yellow gold and silvery, shimmery diamonds.  Every lady loves a beautiful new ring and this one is no exception.  It’s one present that won’t be going back after New Year’s!

Over the Moon!

From the Lunaria collection, Marco Bicego eclipses the sun with this blindingly gorgeous Yellow Gold and Diamond Collar Necklace. 18K yellow gold glows like amber, offset by the perfect diamond oval.  So luxuriant, so elegant, don’t dawdle over this one. Marco Bicego’s beautiful creations are never long on the shelves!

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Tinsel and Treasure

Or pull out all the stops and really go for it!  Gregg Ruth brings us an Asher Fancy Link Diamond Necklace that is just breathtaking.  6.60cts of diamonds shine with the light of a thousand stars in an 18K white gold sky.

The intricate Asher cut diamonds are a testament to taste and fashion. You are already perfect, so go ahead and gild the lily, just for fun! You deserve it!

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Auld Lang Syne

Planning an elegant New Year’s Eve?  A grand gala in a decadent ballroom, or caviar and champagne with loved ones by a roaring fire?  We have just the thing!  From the talented hands of George Press himself, a one-of-a-kind, opulent ring to warm your spirit. This 18K Geometric Diamond Ring mesmerizes with Art Deco flair.  Ring in the New Year with a toast to your special someone and this stunning sparkler, and watch the fireworks light up the night!

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There’s no lack of ideas at George Press, so stop by and let our elves make your holiday dreams come true.  Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year and a little box in the toe of your stocking!  With love from all of us at George Press!


Pantone Unveils 10 Colors to Watch for Spring 2017 – And So Do We!

September is the time for fashion weeks worldwide.  London debuted on Sept. 16–20, New York on Sept. 21-27 and Paris right behind them on Sept. 27-Oct. 5. Most people watch these shows and oooh and aaaah over the amazing clothes, but the experts at the Pantone Color Institute have a job to do. Once again, they have chosen New York Fashion Week to announce the top 10 colors that will grace homes and closets in Spring 2017.

Making the selections are a group of color experts from around the world. These experts track global color trends and evaluate their usage in upcoming fashion collections. The colors are assigned a name and a color code, so designers can order a variety of goods, like shoe, purses, towels and dishes, all in the same colors.

The colors selected for 2016 were Buttercup Yellow, Fiesta Red, Green Flash, Iced Coffee, Lilac Grey (loved it!), Limpet Shell Blue, Peach Echo, Rose Quartz, Serenity Blue and Snorkel Blue.  You must have seen these colors when you were out and about shopping this year.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the colors of Spring 2017!

This time there are three blues, Lapis Blue, Niagra and Island Paradise.  As you would assume, Lapis Blue is the deep vibrant color of the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli.  A color also frequently found in sapphires, Lapis Blue is wonderfully represented in this Gregg Ruth Espris Collection Diamond and Sapphire Ring. This 18 karat white gold ring is on point with 0.88cts of round diamonds and bright blue sapphires to die for.

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Look to this picture of beloved designer Marco Bicego’s Topaz Delicati Necklace for an example of Niagra blue. It’s been described as looking like a worn pair of jeans, but we think the darker mid-tone blue with grey influence mimics the cold running waters of a northern river. Hmm, Niagara/Niagra, one wonders….

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The third blue in this lineup is lovely Island Paradise. The color of glacier ice or tropical light turquoise waters, we are torn between “Frozen” and beaches for a description.  Let these Patras Aquamarine Earrings from Ivanka Trump do it for us. Stunning aquamarines almost the color in question are surrounded by 0.75cts of diamonds in 18 karat white gold settings.  Thanks for settling that one, Ivanka!

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Next up we have sunny Primrose Yellow. More lemony than last year’s Buttercup, this color, like the Primrose itself, is a harbinger of Spring. Again, we turn to designer Gregg Ruth for a shining example in this Yellow Diamond Pendant consisting of 18 karat white and yellow gold, accompanied by 0.53cts of white and yellow diamonds.

 

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Greenery is always a nice highlight in any bouquet.  The same is true of this natural color selection. Greenery is more organic and mossy than last year’s Green Flash. It works amazingly well with most of the other color selections.  As an example, look at the green of this vibrant tourmaline available in Marco Bicego’s 18 karat hand-engraved yellow gold Jaipur Ring.

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Oddly enough, another one of Bicego’s stackable Jaipur rings features a splashy pink tourmaline that mirrors Pink Yarrow, another 2017 color. Stack them together for double fashion impact!

 

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If you prefer a gentler pink, you are sure to be a fan of Pink Dogwood – and we have the perfect bracelet for you! As refined and elegant as you are, these Cream and Pink South Sea Tahitian Pearls find a worthy setting in the diamond and 18 karat rose gold of this bypass bangle. Button up your twin set or pick your favorite little black dress, slip on this Diamond and Pearl Bypass Bangle and you are good to go – anywhere!

 

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Things heat up with Flame, the next color on the list, which, as you might expect, is a bright fiery orange. Also inspired by nature, the second green, Kale, is a color most closely exemplified by the band and dial of this Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Inox watch. With luminous accents, date window and logo, this watch is water resistant to 200 meters and comes with a three-year limited warranty.

 

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Last but not least, Pantone gives us Hazelnut.  A splendid neutral with warm flesh tones, Hazelnut and rose gold are a natural pairing. This Bertolucci Women’s Diamond Serena Garbo watch is the perfect example. Stainless steel and rose gold work beautifully together with 180 diamonds and a curved crystal with antireflective treatment. If Hazelnut were a metal, it would be this shade of rose gold.

 

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So there you have it, the Pantone 2017 lineup of fashionable colors.  We know that we’ve already picked our favorites, how about you?  Keep an eye out and be a color detective this year. See how many of these shades you can spot in your favorite stores. Strut your fashionista knowledge like a model on the catwalk. Meanwhile, if you find something you love in one of these new hues, remember, we’ve got the perfect accessories!


Summer’s Sparkle Looks Good on You, the Best of Summer Jewelry!

Light clothing, light tans and lots of sunlight create the perfect backdrop for summer’s best accessory, summer jewelry!  Necklines are lower, arms are bare and everything sparkles and shines under the summer sun, especially you!

Why go to the beach or pool unadorned when there are so many glamorous options available? You are your own canvas, so bring the pizzazz back to poolside with a little glitz.

Some jewelry is clearly meant for wearing all year round and some jewelry is “winter” jewelry.  But how do you tell if a piece is suitable for summer?  Well it’s not that difficult really.  For one thing, it should be comfortable to wear, nothing too confining or burdensome. For another, take your complexion into consideration. Warm metallic tones flatter all shades in warm weather, but silver, platinum or white gold will enhance even a slight tan. Nautical themed pieces are always summer appropriate, as are beautiful blues, greens, yellows, and all of the colors of a glorious summer day.

Here are some choices that are sure to make you look even better than you feel, as you bask by sea, pool or lake.

Alor Multi Colored Bangle

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Look no more for the perfect summer bangle, Alor brings it right to your fingertips with this Multi-Colored Nautical Cable Bangle in 18 karat yellow gold and shades of stainless steel.  It ticks all the boxes for the golden season. Nautical? Check! Colorful? Check! Playful? Check! Put it on wherever you’re heading, it’s the perfect companion!

Ivanka Trump Metropolis Necklace

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Summer is truly the season for showing some skin and many of us enjoy showing off the beautiful area of the décolletage. Few things are more feminine than a beautifully framed neckline, although a gorgeous backless dress is a tough competitor.

Ivanka Trump knows what it feels like to be a glamourous woman. Her Ivanka Trump Metropolis Necklace is the ideal accoutrement for a plunging neckline.  Or be a rebel, and drape it down your back.  Either way, you will never feel more beautiful.

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Want something really fun to wear?  Something so unusual everyone is bound to comment on it?  We can’t think of a more spectacular summer piece than this artisanal Octopus Bracelet!  In 18 karat gold, this beautiful pageant of “octopi” divas will parade for you all summer long, attracting more than their share of attention.  Have you ever seen anything like this on anyone else?  Neither have we!  It’s a luxurious celebration of sea life and beachfront palaces. Hold it to your ear, is that the ocean calling?

Marco Bicego Africa Earrings

Marco Bicego Africa Earrings

Finally, there is no talking about summer without talking about Marco Bicego.  Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything from the Bicego collection.  He’s always timely, always au courant. But if you want to talk “hot hot hot” how about these Marco Bicego Africa Earrings?  They are positively on fire with summer’s golden flames.  Simple enough for the beach, elegant enough for the club, they will take you anywhere.  A vacation staple that will last much longer than the vacation!

 

So here’s wishing you the best summer ever.  May it be golden and sweet with long days and elegant evenings. Dance the nights away, and take long naps by the pool. Just close your eyes, and shine, shine, shine.


Silver & Gold, Mixing Metals (Not Metaphorically)

To say that the Met Gala is a fashion forward affair is putting it mildly. The gala is often the first venue to alert the public to new style trends, and this year was no exception. This May’s technology theme launched a lot of futuristic new looks, with many of the “celebrati” flashing metallics for high impact.  Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford and numerous others sparkled and shone on the red carpet.  Nor did they limit themselves to a single metal, rather, the silver and gold celebration was a kaleidoscope worthy of a Klimt painting.

It should come as no surprise then, that jewelry designers have also been embracing this trend; mixing yellow gold with silver-toned metals like platinum, white gold, silver and steel. The effect is lustrous, modern and infinitely wearable.

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Alor Classique Multicolor Bangle

Take, for example, this Alor Classique Multicolor Bangle. Wrought in 18 karat gold with three shades of stainless steel, the effect is luminous and radiant.  This bangle flatters every skin tone and draws all other jewelry into shining harmony. It will look gorgeous on the sleeve of your favorite winter white sweater and equally beautiful on your tanned wrist in your favorite poolside ensemble.  Truly a bracelet for all seasons.

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Ivanka Trump has shown more than once that her natural design talent produces jewelry worthy of the spotlight. These classical Ivanka Trump Diamond Earrings reflect beauty and grace in 18 karat yellow gold with 0.73cts of round brilliant diamonds. The clean lines are both modern and reminiscent of the great art deco era. Silver and Gold has never looked so sophisticated.

 

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Finding your wedding band a little ho hum these days? Slip on this set of Three Diamond Eternity Bands custom created by none other than our own George Press. Sold together, or separately, the center band is platinum set with 3.94cts of round brilliant diamonds. Flanking it are two 18 karat yellow gold bands each set with 3.06cts of fine white and champagne round diamonds. So beautiful, you’ll vow to wear it forever!

 

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Finally, Alor sets the pace yet again with this Diamond Ring in 18 karat white gold and stainless steel with a diamond buckle. So refreshing and contemporary, this ring appeals to women of all ages and styles. It makes a great gift for graduations, anniversaries, promotions and the always popular self-appreciation. (Wink!)

 

The Silver and Gold trolley has slowed down just for you so jump aboard! We know you’ll enjoy the ride.  Pick out some mixed metal favorites and ring the bell- because you’ll be riding the fashion train with the stars!

 


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