Holiday Gift Guide

Did you know that Christmas is only 38 days away? Yet you still haven’t purchased Christmas gifts…  Don’t worry, here our top pick gift ideas for everybody on your list.

1 1/2 Carat Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

Ring in the New Year with your special somebody with this halo engagement ring.

1.00 Carat Three Stone Diamond Ring in 10K White Gold

Already married? How about a three stone ring diamond ring to symbolize your strong union?

6x4MM Tanzanite and Diamond Flower Ring in 10K White Gold

Instead of flowers, give Mom or Aunt something more permanent, like this exquisite tanzanite and diamond flower ring.

6x4MM Oval Emerald and Diamond Halo Pendant in 10K White Gold

You can’t forget the present for Grandma. This emerald and diamond necklace would surely put a smile on her face.

1/2 Carat Princess Diamond Solitaire Earrings in 14K White Gold

Of course, your best friend won’t mind a new pair of princess solitaire earrings.

14k Two-tone Diamond Channel Men’s Ring

Ladies, men, too, w0uld like some jewelry for Christmas.

View our entire selection of holiday gift ideas on our Pinterest board, Holiday Gift Guide.

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Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is upon us, which also means holiday shopping is underway. Have you purchased gifts yet? If not, check out some of our early deals:

4.50 Carat Aquamarine & Diamond Ring in White Gold

This ice blue aquamarine and diamond ring would make an amazing gift.

1/2 Carat Ruby and Diamond Halo Dangle Earrings in 10K White Gold

Give some warmth with these spectacular ruby and diamond earrings.

4 Carat White Topaz and Freshwater Pearl Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver

This white topaz and pearl pendant necklace is super elegant.

1 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring in 14K White Gold

Will you be popping the question over the holidays? Surprise her with this sparkling diamond solitaire ring.

The listed items have been marked down 58%-87%, so don’t let these dazzling deals slip away. In addition, check out our other special promotions: Early Holiday Shopper Sale and Diamond Journey Collection.

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Diamond Shapes

An important factor in purchasing diamond jewelry is the shape. The shape of the diamond can give off different feelings and may even be representative of one’s style.

Here are some examples of the countless diamond shapes offered:

1 1/8 Carat TW Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

The round brilliant is often considered the most common and most popular diamond shape. It is the one shape that truly transcends time. Since it is such a classic piece, it can be worked into any style.

5.00 Carat Oval Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in 10K White Gold

The oval is unique in its own way, although very similar to the round brilliant. The ovular shape creates an lengthening illusion, making the diamond appear larger in size than it really is. This style is great for those that want to achieve the look of long, slender fingers.

8.00 Carat Pear Shape Green Amethyst White Topaz and Diamond Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver

The pear is a contrast between a round end and a tapered end. There is no standard in which direction the cut should face. It can either be cut like a standing pear or an inverted one, reminiscent of a bulb. The ‘teardrop’ shape will surely make it a conversation starter topic.

4.50 Carat Emerald Cut Citrine and Diamond Ring 14K White Gold

The name of the emerald cut originates back to the shape of emerald gemstones. The style is generally the most expensive shape for cut diamonds. No wonder statement rings are typically in emerald cuts.

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

The cushion is also known as the the old mine cut. It is square shaped with rounded corners, resembling a cushion or a pillow. Its popularity is quite close to that of the round brilliant. Although not as bold as an emerald shape, the cushion gives off a bit of softness and elegance.

Besides the shapes listed above, there are many more styles, such as: marquise, princess, baguette. Each is certainly special in its own way.

Which diamond shape is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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Journey Pendants

Love is one experience of life, which help you to discover the real meaning and enjoyment of life. Love is one beautiful journey, which helps us to get through the wild journey of life.
-Paresh Patel

Journey pendants is a popular necklace style for both young and married couples. Stones of graduating sizes, with the smallest at the top and the largest at the bottom, represent one’s growing affections in a relationship. Each stone also symbolizes all the memories one experiences in the journey of love. Whether it be stories of good times or bad times, the journey pendant encapsulates everything in a beautiful design.

They come in various shapes, sizes and even colors. There are ones that are vertically aligned, curved like a letter ‘S’, in a circular form and other decorative shapes.

Here are our favorite picks:

1/2 Carat Diamond Journey Pendant in 14K White Gold

This journey pendant design is classic and timeless.

1/3 Carat Diamond Heart Journey Pendant in 10K White Gold

Express double the amount of love with this heart journey pendant.

1/4 Carat Diamond Journey Pendant in 14K White Gold

This uniquely shaped pendant will definitely be a statement piece.

1 Carat Blue Diamond Circle Journey Pendant in 10K White Gold

The blue circular pendant can be paired nicely with any casual outfit.

Journey pendants are great gifts for engagements, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and anniversaries.

Check out Szul’s selection of journey pendants.

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Gemstone Halo Engagement Rings

Halo rings are one of the most popular engagement ring trends for 2014.

One can never go wrong with a classic, white gold diamond ring.

1 Carat T.W Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in 10K White Gold

3/4 Carat Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

However, there are also the non-traditional gemstone halo rings. The gemstones can come in a variety of colors, whether it be soft and muted, or bold and loud. They provide that extra sparkle and wow factor.

Garnet and Diamond Halo Ring in 10K White Gold

This garnet halo ring is quite a stunner!

6x4MM Oval Tanzanite and Diamond Halo Ring in 10K White Gold

The lavender hue of this tanzanite ring is extremely feminine.

2.00 Carat Sapphire and Diamond Princess Halo Ring in 14K White Gold

Does this sapphire princess-cut ring remind you of any famous princess?

Which do you prefer: the ever so sleek white gold diamond rings or that pop of color with gemstones? Let us know in the comments section.

Check out Szul’s halo ring collection and gemstone halo ring collection.

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5 Tips To Keep Your Engagement Ring Looking New

For most women, the engagement ring is their most prized piece of jewelry. Here are some tips to make sure it remains shiny and new throughout the years:

Halo Set in White Gold

Halo Set in White Gold

1) Keep it away from household chemicals.

Many women wear their engagement rings throughout their everyday life without any second thoughts. A problem that comes along with this is the potential damage that chemicals can have once they come into contact with the ring. Substances like hair spray, hair dye, chlorine, furniture polishes and bleach can cause lasting damage and discoloration to the mounting of your ring and to your gold or platinum wedding band. To avoid this, take off the ring or wear protective gloves when you come into contact with these chemicals.

2) Don’t touch the stones.

As beautiful as they are, try your hardest not to play with the stones on the ring and remember to grasp the ring by band when putting it on or taking it off. Touching the stones gets grease on them, decreasing the brilliance of the diamonds. Constant touching over time may also loosen the setting and result in the tragic loss of a diamond.

3) Clean the ring.

There’s many ways to clean and polish your engagement ring by using everyday household objects. Our personal favorite is the cheap and easy to use baking soda method: Just mix baking soda with water until it forms a paste, rub the paste around the stone and setting with your fingers or a toothbrush, rinse with water and rub dry with a lint-free cloth. If you want an extreme clean, soak the ring using Ammonia: with three parts water to one part ammonia, soak the ring for 5 minutes and see the polished result!

3) Watch for scratches.

Most engagement rings are made out of gold or platinum which, luckily, never tarnish. They are, however, prone to scratching over time. Try not to wear your rings while doing any type of rough work such as heave cleaning, gardening, or sports such as mountain climbing. Though diamonds are one of the hardest materials on earth, even they can be chipped or broken by a hard blow in certain directions. Because gold is softer than platinum, it is easier to repair the scratches by cleaning polishing the ring, but a jeweler can take out any scratches, no matter how deep.

5) Visit your jeweler.

Much like a doctor or dentist, you should have a checkup at the local dealer around every 18 months. There, you can have a reliable jeweler check your ring to make sure the setting is secure, especially the prongs. They can also do a professional ring cleaning to keep the ring looking the same as it was on the day you said ‘yes’.

For more information about caring for all types of jewelry, visit our Jewelry Care section in our Szul Jewelry Guide.

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History of the “Ring Finger”

1 3/5 Carat TW Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

1 3/5 Carat TW Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

Wedding rings are a staple of modern day society and the surefire way of telling if someone is engaged or married is by checking their left hand. We also know that engagement and wedding rings go on the fourth finger of the left hand, otherwise known as the ring finger.

No one really knows the exact origin of the wedding ring. In history, the wedding ring was connected to the exchange of possessions at the moment of the wedding rather than the symbol of love and devotion that it is now.

Now, the ring itself holds its own meaning: circle is a symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end while the hole in the middle signifies a gateway or a door into a new life together. By wearing rings on the fourth finger, a married couple symbolically declares their eternal love for one another.

But why put the ring on the fourth finger?

Up until the 1700s, the ring could be worn on any finger, including the thumb. Later on, people believed that a vein ran directly from the fourth finger on the left hand to the heart. They titled this vein the ‘Vena Amoris’ Latin for ‘Vein of Love.’ Because of the perceived connection between the hand and the heart, they decided to place their symbol of love on this finger. Though this was proven false by modern day science, the custom remains today.

Looking down and seeing a ring on the fourth finger holds a different significance for everyone and the rings worn on this finger represent each couple’s own unique version of their eternal love. This ring-finger tradition has stood the test of time just as the ring itself sends the message of a love that will also last forever.

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