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Game, Set, Bling: Jewelry Inspired BY The French Open

The second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open held at the Roland-Garros tennis complex in Paris is known for its challenging red clay courts. The sport has long been known for its white outfits as classic as its namesake, the diamond tennis bracelet, yet just as tennis has evolved so has its looks….and its inspo.

Read on to find out how you can shine as bright as the La Coupe des Mousquetaires (The Musketeers’ Trophy).

Jewelry Inspired BY The French Open

Chris Evert & Her Flying Diamonds 

Tennis legend and winner of multiple French Opens, champion Chris Evert is credited with popularizing the modern-day tennis bracelet. The accepted story is that in 1987 at the US Open, during a long volley, her diamond bracelet broke and flew across the court. Ever since they say, it has been known as the tennis bracelet.

While a fitting anecdote, it’s not quite true. The style has been around since the 1920s and the name since the 1970s. However, Evert certainly skyrocketed its popularity and familiarity, thanks to sporting one as she rose through the ranks to become an internationally known tennis star.

Chris Evert & Her Flying Diamonds 
Chris Evert wearing a tennis bracelet while she faces service from Martina Navratilova in the 1978 Wimbledon Final
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Beyond the court, it is no wonder tennis bracelets and necklaces have fast become a staple of fashion. A simple yet elegant, and timeless design, these pieces are made up of a string of diamonds in your chosen metal (platinum, rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold).

From royals to celebs, these diamonds can be seen everywhere! Perfectly appropriate for a black tie event yet just as stylish with a pair of jeans, there’s nothing diamond tennis bracelets (or necklaces) don’t go with! In fact, many brides sport this classic look on their wedding day.

No matter what style you sport on your special day, a diamond tennis bracelet will add those perfect sparkling touches. See below and go to JamesAllen.com for more options!

More Than Just Red Dirt

There are four types of tennis courts: fresh grass, artificial grass, hard courts, and clay. A clay court has multiple layers: thick gravel, crushed gravel, coal residue, crushed white limestone, and finally, red brick dust. It is this final layer that gives the courts of Roland-Garros their famous red color.

Clay is considered the most difficult surface to play on. While grass allows for fast tennis, the dirt of red clay courts is heavier, causing a slower, more tactical game. Likened to a game of chess, every move on a clay court carries that much more importance. One shot can affect the outcome four to five moves later!

Clay is also favorable to players who have a terrific topspin, a spectacular slice, or a dazzling drop shot. Players who master such skills often get to lift the Roland-Garros trophy as champion.

Want to style the color of these hallowed courts? Go for gemstones with red rubies or get yourself gorgeous garnets. Prefer a diamond? Choose a fancy red colored diamond! The gemstones from the fancy dark group are especially perfect. See below for inspo!

Who Was Roland Garros?

Roland-Garros is not only the tennis complex where the French Open takes place, its name is synonymous with the Grand Slam itself. Named after French aviator Roland Garros, the complex was built in 1928, originally for French players to defend their titles in the Davis Cup.

You might assume Garros was a tennis champion himself, or at least a tennis aficionado, even a great fan, but in fact, he was none of these things. Garros was an athlete in just about every sport besides tennis! So who was its namesake?

Roland Garros

In 1909, Garros went to an air show and it was love at first sight. Garros went on to buy a plane, become a self-taught pilot, was the first to complete multiple daring flights, and finally, became a war hero.

Not enough to have taught himself how to fly, Garros invented the first on-board machine gun in planes. A technology the Germans were able to co-opt to their advantage when he was shot down and captured without time to destroy his invention. 

After escaping captivity, his health, including his sight, severely deteriorated, but Garros insisted on getting back in the cockpit. A decision that proved fatal as he was killed in battle in 1918. Years later, a university friend of Garros who was President of the Stade Français, successfully campaigned to have the tennis complex named after his old friend.

The complex’s logo is identifiable to even the most novice tennis fan, and its colors are not random. The green represents the lush trees and lawns around the courts, the white lettering is for the colors of the complex, and red-brown center marks the famous clay courts.

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Stars To Watch

The French Open is where the stars of tennis from all over the world come to shine. This challenging court brings out the best of the best. This year’s tournament is no exception, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Naomi Osaka who are just a few of the familiar names.

Rising stars to watch are Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and American Coco Gauff. Both are young, powerful, and considered to be dangerously talented. Alcaraz, who went pro at 18 and is the youngest player at 19 years old to reach the Madrid Open semi finals, beating fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Alcaraz went on to win the entire tournament.

With his whole career ahead of him and a streak as hot as fire, you will not want to take your eye off this young champion.

Right alongside Alcaraz is Coco Gauff. The American is the youngest ranked player at just 18 years old, she is ranked #10 for singles and #15 for doubles, all before she can legally have a drink! Gauff is most famous for beating tennis great Venus Williams when she was just 15 years old!

Gauff is ready to set the tennis world on fire, inspiring young girls everywhere! Want to feel like a champion? Or looking for the perfect gift for your future champion? Check out these options below!

The French Open is the premiere tournament on clay courts. In a complex named after a war hero, riddled with current and future tennis stars, it is a Grand Slam not to be missed! Whether you want to shine as bright as these tennis stars, luxuriate in the beauty of a tennis bracelet (or necklace!), or are looking for a championship-level gift, James Allen has what you need.

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What Is The Birthstone For May?

Capture the freshness of spring with emeralds, May’s birthstone, and our favorite vibrant gemstone!

May Birthstone

What Is The May Birthstone?

Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek, emerald mining has existed, as we know it, for well over three thousand years.

Emerald is a form of the mineral beryl, which has been tinged green by trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. Ooooh, and how green it can be! From light to deep-colored, emerald’s verdant hues span the green spectrum. The better the emerald gemstone’s cut, the richer its color.

Fun fact: another popular version of the mineral beryl, tinged blue by trace amounts of iron, is aquamarine!

Emerald History & Origin 

Throughout the ages, cultures across the globe have delighted in this green gem: Cleopatra regularly flaunted emeralds and gave them away as diplomatic gifts, Spanish conquerors plundered emeralds from the Incas, and legend has it that an emerald was one of the 4 sacred stones given to King Solomon. Nowadays, nearly half of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia.

Emerald Symbolism & Meaning

Many ancient healers believed that wearing or being near an emerald would promote wellness of the heart. Through time, the emerald has been known as a symbol of truth and love. In ancient Greece and Rome, emerald was said to be the gemstone of the goddess Venus, purveyor of love and hope.

Emeralds, because of their green color, were said to represent vitality, and it’s the perfect gemstone to represent happy new beginnings, love, and an eternal relationship. Emerald can also represent a faithful relationship and a strong natural connection with a partner.

Buying An Emerald Stone 

The emerald cut is one with particularly few facets, and as such doesn’t give a stone’s imperfections anywhere to hide. This is why it suits stones with excellent clarity! Although any stone can be cut into an emerald cut, this particular cut originated with emerald gemstones. It suits them perfectly! 

Two features are most important in an emerald: the hue and the clarity. Emeralds can contain various imperfections, which can be hidden by other multi-faceted cuts. But if you want your emerald to shine incredibly, and its green color to somehow appear brighter, then choose a stone with a high grade of clarity.

Emeralds can be the affordable gemstone choice! A 1-carat emerald actually appears larger than a 1-carat diamond. Why? Emeralds are less dense, and thus take up more space. Plus, at the same carat weight as diamonds, emeralds have much lower price points.

How to Wear Emeralds

  • Emeralds are durable (7.5-8 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale), but they’re not nearly as hard as diamonds (a maximum 10 on the Moh’s Scale). This means that they can be chipped or damaged, particularly if you wear them often. You can prevent this by choosing a sturdy setting for your emerald that properly encases it: strong prongs or an all-around bezel setting.
  • If you’ve got red hair or freckles, emeralds will look particularly fabulous on you! Red and green are complementary colors, so pair them as much as you can. Does it matter what type of jewelry in which you choose to showcase your emerald? No! Go wild, it’ll all look incredible.
  • Blue eyes? Dark green emerald earrings are your thing. The cool hue of the emeralds will complement your icy irises!

Pro tip: Because emeralds can be quite dark in color, it’s best to opt for larger carats, which allow more light to strike the stone and reveal its features.

Emerald Jewelry: May Birthstone Gifts

Shopping for a May birthday? Go emerald. Not only are they beautiful on their own, but emeralds also represent youthful vitality, which makes them meaningful birthday presents. Gift a necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings with May’s vivid green stone!

Looking for something earthy to add a pop of color to your stacked ring look? Try an emerald ring and you’ll turn heads with the most vibrant stone out there! Not only are gemstone rings versatile for every season, but they make the perfect gift for the special Taurus in your life.

14K Yellow Gold Double Row Pavé Emerald Ring
14K Yellow Gold Alternating Arrow Shape Milgrain Bezel Emerald And Diamond Ring

It’s no surprise that the emerald birthstone gets a lot of attention when worn. Its green aura is so magnificent it’s impossible to miss in a crowd. If you’re looking to have all eyes on you, an emerald pendant or necklace is the right way to go!

18K White Gold Pear Shape Emerald Double Diamond Halo Necklace
18K White Gold Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Necklace

If you prefer to treat yourself or your loved one to something dainty that can be dressed up or down, we recommend an emerald bracelet. No matter your outfit, a diamond or gemstone bracelet can make you feel amazing at any time on all occasions!

14K White Gold Perpetual Diamond And Emerald Tennis Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Rainbow Bar Bracelet By Brevani

Looking for simple elegance with your favorite green shade? Why not invest in a pair of emerald birthstone earrings? Whether it be studs or the more trendy earpieces, earrings are one accessory that can be thrown on in a second and instantly transform your face and your look.

18K White Gold Petite Drop Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings (6.0x4.0mm)
18K White Gold Round Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

Emerald Engagement Rings

Did you know that your engagement ring’s center stone doesn’t necessarily need to be a diamond? If you want to feature a stunning emerald instead, your stone of choice can be set in any of our engagement ring designs. This is even more perfect if the ring recipient was born in May.

The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center stone.

14K White Gold Imperial Emerald And Diamond Ring
14K White Gold Emerald And Diamond Ring

May Birthstone: 6 Fun Facts

  1. Emerald’s vivid green color is said to symbolize fertility and life and was once thought to represent internal youth.
  1. The Romans dedicated the May birthstone to Venus, their Goddess of love.
  1. Emeralds are very rare and are said to sometimes be harder to find than diamonds.
  1. The deeper the green on an emerald birthstone the more valuable it is.
  1. Emeralds are actually larger than diamonds since they have a less dense composition.
  1. Unlike diamonds, an emerald’s imperfections can improve the gem’s value.

FAQs about May Birthstone

  1. What are the two birthstones for May?

There is only one birthstone for May, the emerald.

  1. Which stone is best for May’s birthstone?

The best stone as a gift for someone born in May is the emerald gemstone. This stone comes in a variety of green hues.

  1. What Color Is The May Birthstone?

The May birthstone is green. Emeralds can range in color from deep greens to faint, misty green hues.

  1. What crystal goes with May?

The associated crystal with May or the Taurus zodiac is Jade.

Final Thoughts

Emeralds truly are one of the most versatile gemstones. From engagement rings to pendant necklaces, they can be worn with nearly everything for a rich pop of color. And they’ve got an undeniable glamour – celebs are positively obsessed with them. 

Emeralds are said to bring their wearers foresight and good luck. So, do you see an emerald in your future?

Read More About Trending Gemstones:

  1. Gemstone Jewelry Standouts
  2. April Birthstone: A Guide To Diamond Jewelry
  3. June Pearl Birthstone Jewelry

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10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

Say thank you to your bridesmaid squad in style. James Allen has a stunning range of quality jewelry pieces that you can gift your bridal party, and we’re sharing the best bridesmaid jewelry gifts for 2022. 

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

As a bride-to-be, you will have many different things to plan and organize for the big day. And if you’re having a bridal party, this can also add to the stress of your endless to-do list. While giving your bridesmaid’s thank-you gifts isn’t always required, it never goes unappreciated. After all, your bridesmaids are there to provide support throughout the entire wedding planning journey and, of course, stand by your side as you say ‘I do.’ 

So what better way to show how much you value their time and assistance than with a gorgeous piece of fine jewelry? This is truly one of the best ways to help accessorize your bridesmaids (the way you want) for your wedding day. 

When selecting a jewelry gift, don’t forget to choose an item that reflects their individual taste and personality. But what’s most important is that their gift is filled with lots of gratitude and sparkle. 

How Much to Spend on Bridesmaid Gifts?

The big question that always comes to mind is, “how much should I spend”? A bridesmaid gift doesn’t need to be extravagant but simply a token of appreciation. Just like with any gift, this really depends on your budget. 

Scroll through our bridesmaid gift guide to find the most special gift they are sure to cherish. And, whatever you choose, be sure to add a handwritten note for each of your bridesmaids – they will love that! 

Gifts under $200

Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings – $150

Earrings are a classic choice when it comes to bridesmaid accessories, which is why we love these freshwater pearl earrings. These timeless pearl earrings are the definition of elegance that your besties will cherish on your big day and are versatile enough for everyday wear.

Did you know that in some cultures, it is customary for a bride to gift her bridesmaids’ pearls as this gift is believed to symbolize enduring friendship or sisterhood? 

Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace -$200

Whether you have one bridesmaid or ten, chances are they are part of your I do crew for a very special reason. This is why we believe personalized jewelry is truly one of the most meaningful gift ideas.

This mini initial bracelet is the perfect way for you to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your besties. Check out our matching mini initial bracelets.

14K White Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace

Gifts Under $350 

Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings -$310

No matter the theme of your bridal party, these classic gold hoop earrings are sure to make the perfect bridesmaid gift. Simple and chic, these will definitely help your gals go from a graceful everyday look to wedding-ready in no time. 

Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet – $350

This dainty white gold diamond bracelet features a pavé diamond heart. Meaningful and super versatile, what better way to show your besties just how much you love them?

This beautiful bracelet is available in both white and rose gold, allowing you to choose the most suitable metal for each member of your entourage.

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings
14K Rose Gold Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet

Gifts Under $500 

Oval Sapphire Birthstone Necklace – $370

Birthstone jewelry is a beautiful gift idea if you so happen to be looking for something that is truly meaningful and personalized. This is why we suggest that you choose a piece of jewelry that features your special bridesmaids’ birthstone.

It makes for a perfect touch that your bridesmaids will appreciate as it is unique to each individual. And, of course, each birthstone has its own lovely meaning. For example, September’s birthstone, the vibrant sapphire, is rich with symbolism.

It is often associated with royalty, wisdom, virtue, and good fortune. Remember, a versatile birthstone necklace that will last forever! 

Evil Eye Diamond Ring -$420

With a history dating back hundreds of years, in many cultures around the world evil eye jewelry is traditionally believed to be a symbol of protection against harm of the wearer. And this is just one of the many reasons that we LOVE this special gift idea for your bridesmaids.

Not only are evil eye rings so trendy right now but they are gorgeous accessories that will complement almost any outfit too. Many celebrities such as Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, and even Rihanna have been spotted wearing all different types of evil eye jewelry.  

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earring
14K Yellow Gold Evil Eye Diamond Ring

Gifts Under $800

Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet – $540

Looking for a gift that is all the rage right now? Then this paper clip bracelet is exactly what you need to wrap up for your bridal besties. This yellow gold bracelet is bold yet lightweight and features elongated links that create a chic and modern design.

This kind of bracelet is a trend that won’t be going anywhere any time soon, so you’ll be guaranteed many smiles and happy bridesmaids. 

Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring – $790

As we mentioned before, a personalized piece of jewelry is the perfect gift for each of your bridesmaids. What could be better than a unique yellow gold zodiac ring? Each star sign symbolizes something different and meaningful.

Did you know that for many generations, people from all over the world have been wearing their astrological signs as jewelry for good luck, protection, and empowerment?

No matter your bestie’s personal style, they will definitely love a ring from our Zodiac Signet Ring collection.

14K Yellow Gold Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring

Splash Out – Gifts under $1300

Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet -$940

Thinking about the ultimate statement piece? Gift your ‘I do crew’ with this special 14k gold piece of jewelry that they can wear on your wedding day and then treasure forever.

Your friends are going to be with you every step of the way. So show them how much you appreciate their support with this elegant and modern take on the classic friendship bracelet.  

Cushion Halo Morganite & Diamond Stud Earrings – $1260

Perhaps you’re looking to splurge on a truly special gift for your maid of honor? If so, why not opt for these gorgeous rose gold, morganite studs?

Considered to be the gemstone of divine love, morganite also showcases a statement style. Meaning, that without a doubt, she will absolutely love this gift that she can show off anytime, anywhere! 

14K Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet
14K Rose Gold Cushion Halo Morganite And Diamond Stud Earrings

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Inspired By Nature: Celebrate Earth Day In Style

Earth Day is more important with each passing year. A time to stop and appreciate our planet and all its beauty. All the colors of the rainbow, all shades and textures can be found in every corner of the planet. Want to don jewels of all the hues of mother earth? Read on to see how!

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Earthly Greens

The color green symbolizes nature and serenity. It is also said to bring good luck! Coming in a variety of shades, green can be as rich as freshly cut grass, as subtle as green tea, and as dark as a mighty evergreen tree.

You have multiple options if you want to dazzle in green. First gemstones, look no further than May’s birthstone, the Emerald. Harnessing more than just the luck of the Irish, sporting emeralds will give you a downright royal look!

However, May’s birthstone is not alone in rocking the lucky green! Fancy colored diamonds also come in this luscious color. Fancy green colored diamonds, which are thought to represent prosperity and abundance, are not only another great way to sport this look, but fancy green colored diamonds make beautiful, stylish, and unique engagement rings.

See options for emeralds and fancy green diamonds below!

Grande Falling Edge Halo Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Grande Falling Edge Halo Engagement Ring

Bringing to mind images of grassy knolls, tall trees, and commanding plants, green is a color that reminds us of the serenity and power of the earth. Such a dynamic color, you can also adorn yourself in green by wearing the gemstone peridot.

Practically screaming the freshness of a summer’s day, peridot gemstone jewelry is the perfect birthstone for August. Grab some peridot pieces today and always have that summer feeling.

Ocean Blues

Producing images of the sky above and the sea below, blue represents loyalty, wisdom, and sincerity. The color also brings to mind ideas such as freedom and intuition. Like water, which covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface, with ocean’s holding almost 100% of the Earth’s water, blue has a myriad of shades.

Some of blue’s many shades can be found in fancy blue colored diamonds, as well as the gemstones aquamarine, blue sapphires, blue topaz, and tanzanite. Its many shades allow it to create varied looks; from incredibly luxurious to sparkling fun, and everything in between.

The flexibility of blue’s multiple shades also allows it to pair well with yellow, white, and rose gold. Whatever shade, whatever metal, whatever stone, James Allen has a blue approved by mother earth, ready to add to your collection.

Sun Rays

When you think yellow you think sunshine, happiness, and warmth. Symbolizing youth, energy, and optimism, yellow can be found in the gemstone citrine, a fancy yellow colored diamond, and of course, yellow gold. 

The sun provides solar energy and the light and heat that makes life possible. Showcasing the brightness of the sun, the yellow of a sunflower, these citrine and yellow sapphire gemstone pieces, yellow pearls, and yellow gold fine jewelry are giving us life!

Fancy yellow colored diamonds are all the rage. It is no wonder more and more celebrities are being spotted sporting fancy yellow colored diamonds. With their timeless, gorgeous, and unique style, fancy yellow colored diamonds are a perfect choice to create a jaw dropping engagement ring.

Whichever your shade of yellow, James Allen has the piece for you to start shining like the sun!

Textures Of Nature

Planet earth is an amazing marvel, featuring every texture you could ever imagine. Tree bark, mud, mountains, and stone; the earth’s textures are something to be celebrated everyday. See how bamboo brings the feeling of tranquility and nature to these engagement and wedding rings.

Playing with texture is a great way to bring depth to your look, but textures are not limited to textiles! Inspired by the different textures of nature, James Allen has a plethora of choices for rich textures when it comes to rings, especially engagement and wedding rings.

The style of these rings allows them to work fabulously as fashion rings too!

And since more and more men are complimenting their looks with jewelry, options are more important here than ever! Through alternative metals and styled carvings, these rings bring the feeling of nature simply by slipping them on your finger.

In particular, alternative and carved rings for men showcase textures and patterns found throughout nature. Checkout some options below! Unsure if a textured look is right for you? See our pros and cons chart below to help you decide!

Textured & Alternative Rings

Pros

  • Unique, Non-Traditional Look
  • More Affordable
  • More Scratch-Resistant
  • Hypoallergenic

Cons

  • Problematic To Resize
  • Heavier Than Traditional Gold Rings
  • Can Be Problematic Around Water
  • More Susceptible To Cracking

Pollinated Perfection

One of the most beautiful and fascinating things in nature is pollination. This essential part of plant reproduction sees bees and other insects fertilizing flowers. This captivating process is crucial as it leads to the creation of fruit and other foods humans and animals eat, as well as numerous products we use.

In short, the earth would not survive without pollination. It also allows very cute insects to create very beautiful flowers 🌺 and gorgeous fine jewelry. These pieces will remind you of insects, flowers, and other critters, but without the allergies!

Not into the insect look? Check out these adorable pieces that will give you a constant reminder about your furry best friend and other adorable animals.

Earthly Style

Our planet is filled with natural inspiration and Earth Day is a good reminder that it is our job to protect it. The textures, colors, and creatures are fascinating works of mother nature and beautiful influences on style.

The calming colors and rich compositions, combined with the meaningful symbolism makes all the workings of earth the ultimate style guide. 

So rock those nature-inspired styles and tag @JamesAllenRings to show off your earthly inspo!

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The Best 2022 Oscars Red Carpet Jewelry Lookalikes 

With the 94th annual Academy Awards under wraps, we’re still recovering from all the dazzling diamonds and gemstone accessories that had us swooning. It’s safe to say some of Hollywood’s finest have got us emerald green with envy, and we’d wager that we’re not alone there.

That’s why we’ve got the Oscars hottest jewelry lookalikes of the night all summed up so you too can sparkle like the star you are! 

The Best 2022 Oscars Red Carpet Jewelry Lookalikes 

You don’t need to be a movie star to accessorize like one. Having a love for fine jewelry helps us express our personal style, and budget-friendly alternatives are always available. From lab created diamond tennis bracelets, studs, rings, necklaces, and affordable gemstone jewelry, you can shine just as bright as the best of them. 

So without further ado, here are the nominees for our first category.

Best Diamond Design

Ariana DeBose

A first-timer on the Oscars red carpet, we’ll confidently go ahead and say she crushed it. Dripping in diamonds, the West Side Story star stunned in a red jumpsuit. Our favorite piece of her jewelry ensemble? Her diamond bracelet by De Beers, of course! 

You can always opt for a stunning alternative with a white gold lab grown diamond tennis bracelet

Ariana DeBose posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold Four Prong Lab Created Diamond Tennis Bracelet (2.00 CTW - F-G / VS2-SI1)

Mila Kunis 

Mila Kunis had all eyes on her with a breathtaking one-shoulder pink silk gown and some staple diamond accessories to let us all know she was there to slay. While her Messika Desert Bloom ring was impossible to miss, we’re obsessed with her glamorous diamond drop earrings. 

Want to jump on the drop earrings trend? Try on a pair of nature-inspired drop earrings and feel glamorous any way you turn. 

Mila Kunis posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

Zendaya 

Zendaya rocked flawlessly stacked arms with Serpenti Viper bracelets by Bulgari. Her two-piece outfit was completely chic and put together, with the viper bracelets adding that edge we love to see in all her red carpet looks.  

Get the look with your very own cuffed bracelet, and slip on this staple accessory for everyday wear or a fun night out. 

Zendaya posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold Snake Motif Diamond And Ruby Bracelet

Zoë Kravitz

All we see is old Hollywood glam done right when we look at The Batman actor in her Saint Laurent strapless pink gown. She kept her accessories to a minimum with diamond studs and an oval-shaped necklace from Kwiat. 

2022 is the year for oval cut diamond jewelry. A diamond tennis necklace is a great investment and will never go out of fashion. 

Zoë Kravitz posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold Three Prong Graduating Diamond Tennis Necklace (5.00 CTW - H-I / SI1-SI2)

Lupita Nyong’o

We instantly fell in love with the magical symbolism behind the De Beers jewelry the actor wore, with each fancy colored diamond piece made to represent a stunning South African landscape.

Bring out your own natural elegance with a pair of fancy colored diamond earrings.

Lupita Nyong'o posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold Milgrain Bezel Diamond Stud Earrings (Mounting)

Best Animated Gemstone

We’re adding a little color to our luster for this next category. Warmer weather is soon approaching and what better way to get into that summer vibe than with some gemstone jewelry

Let’s take a look at who’s jumping on the gemstone trend this year.

Jessica Chastain 

Not only did she win the best actress for her role in The Eye of Tammy Faye, but we think she may have won the red carpet overall. Chastain wore a multi-colored Gucci dress and an array of jewelry, including dangling earrings, rings, and a bracelet.

You can get the same lilac look with a stunning Amethyst birthstone ring without the heavy price tag. 

Jessica Chastain posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K Rose Gold Emerald Cut Amethyst And Diamond Halo Cocktail Ring (15.0x6.0mm)

Jennifer Garner

A true lady in red in an elegant Brandon Maxwell dress, Garner kept her color scheme consistent with a pair of drop earrings and a vibrant red bracelet. 

Looking for the same effortless glam? Try on a garnet birthstone bracelet and get that instant confidence with any look. 

Jennifer Garner posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K Yellow Gold Garnet Line Bracelet

Tiffany Haddish

Haddish was nothing but a green goddess from head to toe on the red carpet. Her perfect ensemble was brought together with a La Gioia Green Tourmaline necklace by Pomellato. 

Add to your already natural beauty with a striking double halo emerald necklace. 

Tiffany Haddish posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
18K White Gold Oval Ruby Double Diamond Halo Necklace

Aunjane Ellis

The King Richard star accessorized her orange Versace gown with delicate Irene Neuwirth earrings along with several rings and a bracelet. Orange isn’t for everyone but if you know you can pull off this daring color, we’ve got the perfect ring for you. 

Slip on a citrine birthstone ring, a gem known as the Stone of the Sun for its golden glow. 

Aunjane Ellis posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K Yellow Gold Oval Citrine And Diamond Accent Birthstone Ring

Best Original Gent 

Timothée Chalamet

A shirtless Timothée Chalamet quite literally sparkled his way down the red carpet in what can only be described as rock-star glam in Louis Vuitton. The actor wore several stacked rings on both hands along with a layered necklace set from Cartier. 

Grab a piece of youth and get yourself your very own men’s diamond ring. After all, we all deserve to shine! 

Timothée Chalamet posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold 6mm Channel Set Diamond Wedding Ring

Javier Bardem

The only word that comes to mind when looking at Javier Bardem’s Oscars look– debonair. The Best Actor nominee wore a textured black suit by Zegna, showing us all that adding a pattern here and there can really elevate your style. 

In love with the all-black rugged look? We’ve got just the fashion ring for you– and it’s made from a highly durable alternative metal. 

Javier Bardem posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
Ceramic Comfort-Fit Satin-Finished Round Edge Design Ring

Andrew Garfield

Are those our spidey-senses tingling or are we just about to pass out from all the swooning we’ve done over Andrew Garfield’s two-toned Saint Laurent suit? We love a pop of color and know that different tones are the perfect way to accentuate your personal style. 

Two-toned rings are becoming increasingly popular as wedding and fashion rings for men, so why not give the trend a go? 

Andrew Garfield posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
14K White Gold 7MM Centric Two Tone Brushed Band

Simu Liu

Simu Liu really brought his A-game to his first-ever Oscars. The Marvel actor wore the most daring menswear look of the night, in a red Versace suit with gold buttons and a black bow tie. He showed us all how a little gold can go a long way.

If you’re looking for your ideal gold accessory with timeless appeal, try one of our comfort fit styles with a satin finish. 

Simu Liu posing on the 2022 Oscars red carpet
18K Yellow Gold Satin Finish And Faceted Center Groove Comfort Fit Band

And The Winners Are

Honestly, we can’t pick favorites when we adore all these looks equally. We’ll leave that decision up to you. So, here’s hoping you’ve found the lookalike piece you’ll love forever. 

Want to find out more about what fine jewelry and engagement ring styles are trending this year? Head on over to our Insta page and give us a follow @JamesAllenRings. We’d also love to see you tag us in your new Oscar-worthy jewelry selfies!

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Fine Jewelry Trends To Look Out For In 2022

Is 2022 the year to reinvent your personal style? We’re taking a good look at what fine jewelry our favorite stylists, celebs, and customers are rocking with confidence. Some of the new trends may surprise you, while others are a blast from the past. Let’s get inspired!

Different fine jewelry pieces laid out on a white surface

Fashion is forever changing, giving us the chance to explore different avenues of our unique style and allowing us the opportunity to leap out of our comfort zones and try something new. 

So what boundaries will you be pushing in 2022? Well, we’ve kept a close eye on what fine jewelry designs are growing in popularity and what to watch out for this year! From contemporary takes on classic styles to some beloved trends that are making a comeback, we’re going to show you what’s in and how to rock these jewels right.  

Get ready to explore all-new designs in stacking and layering necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. We’re highlighting the end of minimalist style and saying a happy hello to fine jewelry pieces that go together to create the most amazing impressions of your individual style.

Trend 01: Layering Necklaces & Pendants

In 2022, layering your favorite necklaces and pendants is more about adding different styles, metal colors, and a mix of diamonds and gemstones than it is about adding varying chain lengths.

This trend is also about making your look more personalized. Take your favorite medallion, pendant, or themed necklace, and layer it with other items like solid gold chains to complement your main piece. Take your go-to diamond shape and dare to play around with different diamond cuts this year.

Elongated diamond shapes like oval and marquise appear to be the ones to look out for in 2022, and rightly so, they simply look good on everyone. 

A variety of yellow gold lockets
A yellow gold compass medallion paired with a paperclip chain

Style tip: Pairing a diamond or gemstone pendant with a thin gold chain, along with a clustered necklace or simple medallion is one way to achieve a layered look with colorful and textured dimensions.

Sapphire, Emerald, And Ruby pendants and earrings
Three yellow gold chains paired together

Trend 02: Sleek Gold Bracelets

Whether you like yellow gold or not, this traditional metal is here and ready to make your 2022 fine jewelry experience extra golden. Sometimes life can get a little hectic, and keeping your style fresh and playful requires those easy-to-slip-on jewelry pieces. Our recommendation: more is more with a yellow gold layered wrist. 

Choose from a variety of uniquely designed cuffs, paperclips, chains, and tennis bracelets, and pile up your wrist to your heart’s content. Stacked bracelets aren’t for everyone, so take the time to work out where your limits are and which bracelets work best for your comfortability. 

Not loving yellow gold on its own? Don’t be afraid to mix and match your other metals with your chosen yellow gold pieces. Adding different metal colors is a great way to brighten up your look and showcase your unique style. 

Three different shaped yellow gold cuff bracelet
Three different gold infinity cuff bracelets

Style Tip: Combine multiple cuff bracelets with a gemstone tennis bracelet or dainty diamond bracelet on one hand. Balance out the look with a tennis bracelet or unity bracelet on the other hand.

Two loose birthstone tennis bracelets
Three different shaped yellow gold cuff bracelets

Trend 03: Hoops & Earring Stacks

This one is a definite favorite. Whether you’ve got multiple piercings on each ear or single piercings, we’ve got two fun ways to get this year’s ideal stacked ear look. 

If you’re one of the former, play around with drop earrings or some bold hoops and place them in your lowest piercing. From there, you can get creative and either move up the ear with some cute huggie hoops or studs– remember to play around with different sizes and shapes. 

For those of you with single piercings, you can start with hoops or drop earrings and then move up the ear with single cuffs and crawlers.

14K Yellow Gold Three Prong Martini Round Brilliant Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings (0.25 CTW - F-G / VS2-SI1)


Style Tip: Put pavé or plain metal hoops in your lowest piercing, followed by diamond or gemstone studs in your second piercing. Stack single or even triple cuffs higher up the ear to complete the layered look.

Trend 04: Stackable Rings 

Stacking rings is one trend we see flowing with ease from one year to the next. The exciting part is seeing all the new ring styles, of course. In 2022 we’ve seen chic signet rings grow in popularity and we can see why. These stackable rings aren’t only bold and fun but they’re made to be personal. 

From zodiac signs to customized initials and personal motifs, getting your hands on your very own signet ring is one trend you’ll want to hop on, and soon!

Eternity or infinity bands are also making the rounds this year as a fine jewelry favorite, and why not? Who doesn’t love to shine from every angle? Last but not least, don’t forget to add one or two gemstone rings to your collection for those looks that need just a pop of color. 

With stacked rings, there are two ways to go about the trend. First, you can choose to stack a single finger with different plain metal bands or other rings of your choice. This works particularly well if you want to add a little more sparkle to your engagement ring

Or, you could achieve that stacked look by taking your favorite ring styles and wearing one on every other finger. We suggest wearing your chunkier rings on one hand and having your more dainty rings on the other to create that ideal balance. 

A variety of different gold and diamond signet rings
A stacked pile of fancy-shaped diamond stackable rings

Style Tip: Start with a signet ring on one hand and balance it out with several plain metals or eternity rings on the other. For a single stacked finger, start with a birthstone ring and pair it with plain metal bands or dainty gold rings with diamond accents.

A stacked piled of different gold and diamond stackable rings
A variety of gemstone and diamond stackable rings

We hope you feel inspired and we would love to see your new fresh and fun spring fine jewelry looks. Share your style with us on Instagram by tagging us @JamesAllenRings

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Aquamarine Jewelry feat. the March Birthstone

Hey, what are you waiting for? Aquamarine jewelry, that’s what! Learn more about the meaning behind these March birthstone jewelry pieces and find the perfect aquamarine gift for a March birthday.

March Birthstone

What Is The March Birthstone?

Aquamarine, the March birthstone, evokes the clarity and serenity of ocean waters – literally. Its name comes from the Latin “aqua marinus,” which means “water of the sea.” Aquamarine is a blue variant of the beryl family, which includes other distinctly colored gemstones like pink morganite, golden heliodor, and green emerald. Why the spectrum of hues?

Each color variation is thanks to specific trace mineral and metal content; in the case of aquamarine, iron ions (Fe2+ and Fe3+, to be precise) tint the otherwise colorless beryl to a clear, watery blue. This blue gemstone ranges in color across the spectrum, from pale to deep azure. What’s consistent, however, is this gemstone’s exceptional clarity.

Aquamarine Birthstone Symbolism And History

What better way to celebrate the first month of spring than with a slice of clear blue sky? Aquamarine jewelry symbolizes tranquility, serenity, and good luck. Ancient Greek sailors used to carry aquamarine aboard their ships to ensure smooth journeys at sea – and protect them against drowning. Nowadays, it’s still a symbol of protection, with many people carrying it with them for good health. They’re perfect for those days when you need to shout, “SERENITY NOW!” That’s because the March birthstone has historically been worn in order to soothe the wearer’s temper and to nurture love. 

What Is The March Birthstone Color?

Aquamarine naturally occurs in hexagonal facets, which catch a spectacular amount of light. Its blue is exceptionally bright. Plus, it’s a 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale, making it a perfect choice for strong, durable birthstone jewelry that stands up well to daily wear. So whether or not you’re a March baby, the aquamarine is a stunning blue gemstone that deserves to be a centerpiece of any jewelry collection.

Celebrity Aquamarine Jewelry

And don’t forget about the celebrity endorsements. Celebs have been rocking aquamarine jewelry since – forever! Lucille Ball flaunted a 40-carat multi-faceted aquamarine ring from Desi Arnaz. Jessica Biel’s now-husband Justin Timberlake proposed with a whopping 6-carat center diamond accented with two aquamarine side stones. And Princess Diana was an ardent fan of the March birthstone. She had a jaw-dropping collection of aquamarine jewelry, whose standouts included pear-cut aquamarine earrings, a huge emerald-cut aquamarine ring, and a pearl and aquamarine bracelet. 

Lucille Bill aquamarine ring
Lucille Ball’s 40-carat aquamarine ring
Princess Diana aquamarine diamond earrings
Princess Diana’s pear-cut aquamarine earrings

Aquamarine is a beautiful accent stone, but it deserves to take center stage in its own right. At James Allen, we believe people don’t wear aquamarine enough! Its “pale blue” hue, despite its name, is anything but lackluster. It’s radiant! Aquamarine’s distinct color, combined with its characteristic light-grabbing hexagonal faces, means that this bright and vibrant jewel is perfectly suited to be worn as a center stone. 

So here are just a few of our most eye-catching, aquamarine-forward pieces. Happy March!

Aquamarine Rings

Infinity Aquamarine
Birthstone Ring

This simple aquamarine ring makes for an exceptionally sweet gift for your favorite March birthday. It leans into the marine theme with a rippling white gold band. Can you even look at this birthstone ring without dreaming of ocean surf crashing on a white sand beach? No, no you can’t. 

East-West Aquamarine
and Diamond Ring

This ring is the definition of understated glitter. An elegant oval-cut aquamarine is set in the sideways “east-west” position, which though less common than a vertical setting, is not at all less lovely. Two tiny diamonds, nestled in the crooks of the split shank, beautifully set off the brilliance of the center aquamarine.

Yellow Gold Aquamarine
Birthstone Ring

There’s a reason that the simple pleasures in life are enjoyed more often. And this simple pleasure comes in yellow gold! This is a piece that’s classic enough to match with any of your existing rings, perfect for stacking, and will handle anything your life throws at it. The double-floored basket allows light to hit this 0.25-carat round-cut aquamarine center stone from every angle: top, side, and bottom. Meaning, this delicate blue gemstone will positively glow on your finger.

Slender Aquamarine
Birthstone Ring

Place this slender, goes-with-anything 0.10-carat aquamarine birthstone ring on your finger for some extra confidence before you head out the door in the morning. Its thin band makes it ideal as a stacking ring. Mix and match it up with other metals, stones, and styles for an impressive ring stack.

Aquamarine Stud Earrings

Aquamarine and
Diamond Stud Earrings

These round 0.5 carat aquamarine studs get their extra pop of sparkle from two delicate diamond pavé halos. Their rounded-back lotus mountings are extremely comfortable, allowing you to look fabulous all day without even noticing you’re wearing them.

Aquamarine Birthstone
Stud Earrings

These earrings bring out the sparkle in any eye, especially baby blues and gorgeous greens. The gentle blue of the gemstones perfectly complements cool-toned eyes. Wear aquamarine on your lobes whenever you want to bring out the marine undertones of your irises. 

Aquamarine Necklaces

Oval-Cut Aquamarine
Birthstone Necklace

This necklace is all aquamarine. Simply set in white gold, this oval-cut gemstone is the star of the show. And simply put, aquamarine jewelry makes for an unforgettable March birthday gift. This pendant’s split bail ensures that its center stone lies flat around the wearer’s neck. Pretty and stable, this necklace is utterly wearable.

Aquamarine Floating
Halo Necklace

Why be shy about it? Your aquamarine is stunning and you know it. This necklace shows off this blue gemstone as it deserves to be seen – front-and-center and surrounded by a floating halo of diamonds! This is a pendant necklace that’s covered in sparkle. And it’s not afraid to flaunt it.

The March Birthstone & More

January Garnets * February Amethysts * March Aquamarines * April Diamonds * May Emeralds * June Pearls * July Rubies * August Peridots * September Sapphires * October Opal * November Citrines * December Blue Topaz.

Read More About Birthstones!

  1. Rose Gold + Pearl Fine Jewelry
  2. Pearl Jewelry: Our New Arrivals
  3. June Pearl Birthstone Jewelry

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The February Birthstone: Amazing Amethyst

Don royal purple with the February birthstone: amethyst! This unusually-hued gemstone will make any wearer into an instant queen.

 

February Birthstone

Amethyst jewelry is the go-to purchase for February birthdays and Valentine’s gifts. The February birthstone is stunning yet graceful, rewarding those bold enough to wear it with plenty of turned heads!

What is the Birthstone for February?

It’s amethyst! Amethyst is a violet type of quartz, the crystalline mineral silicon dioxide. This is a great jewelry gemstone, as it’s not only gorgeous, but also sufficiently resilient to withstand day-to-day wear. It rates a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, indicating that it’s pretty difficult to scratch. Amethyst is a jewel that’s ready to keep up with your active lifestyle.

The History of Amethyst

Amethyst isn’t only good in the form of birthstone jewelry. This gemstone takes its name from the ancient Greek belief that it could protect its bearer from poison and drunkenness: a- (not) + methysko (intoxicating). Not only was amethyst worn as talismanic jewelry, but it was also carved into cups to prevent over-tipsiness.

With all due respect to the ancient Greeks, we disagree. Amethyst is positively intoxicating!

Amethyst February Birthstone

How to Style Amethyst

Purple can be a tricky color to style, and a trickier one to style well. When it comes to amethyst, it looks best when paired with certain colors of clothes.

  • similar shades of purple
  • neutral shades: black, white, gray, silver or gold.

As for who can wear amethyst, everyone’s in luck. Amethystian purple hedges both cool and warm tones, and as such it complements any complexion. Jewelry-wearers of the world, rejoice! This is your sign to rock amethyst jewelry.

Who Wears Amethyst?

Perhaps because of its royal connotations, but most certainly because of its beauty, amethyst is a solid favorite among red carpet celebrities. And as you can see, stars like Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana are also fans of pairing their jewels with purple fabrics. 

Diane Kruger- Amethyst February Birthstone
Zoe Saldana - Amethyst February Birthstone

The Value of Amethyst Birthstone

Amethyst is valued primarily by the quality of its color rather than its carat weight. Meaning that you can score a heftily-sized gemstone for a much more reasonable price than other jewels. 

Amethyst Stone Meaning

The February gemstone is also rife with meaning. In the past, Tibetan Buddhist monks considered it holy and carved prayer beads from it and English royalty reserved it for themselves due to its sacred properties. And amethyst became the February birthstone thanks to the legendary St. Valentine, who donned an amethyst ring as he performed illicit marriages; this eventually led to the modern-day practice of gifting amethyst jewelry on Valentine’s Day. Modern-day lore claims that it is a powerful protective stone with cognitive and emotional stimulating properties.

Amethyst Rings

Deck your digits with a purple ring or two (or three), so you can punctuate every gesture with lavender. Choose a small stone for everyday wearing and stacking, or pump up the purple and go crazy with an oversized amethyst cocktail ring.

Petite Amethyst
Birthstone Ring

“Perfect in every way. I chose this for my 9 year old daughter, and she was beyond bedazzled with it. The metal and the gemstone are beautiful.”
– Johanna T.

Doubled Amethyst
and Diamond Ring

“A beautifully designed ring! The few diamonds on the ring next to the amethyst are a subtle compliment overall.”
-Marcin B.

Amethyst Earrings

Frame your face with two delicate purple gemstones. Amethyst earrings look particularly lovely on wearers with blue and brown eyes. And of course, they’re absolutely plum-colored stunning on those with violet-colored irises!

Cultured Pearl
and Amethyst Earrings

“The earrings were well made and delicate. My wife loved it as a birthday gift.”
– Felipe S.

Oval-Cut Amethyst
Stud Earrings

“This was a gift for my daughter-in-law and she was very happy.”
– Josette B.

Amethyst Necklaces

A single amethyst worn around the neck is known to protect its wearer from boring jewelry choices. Flaunt your unique personal style with a unique purple gemstone, set in precious metal.

Amethyst Birthstone
Necklace

“The birthstone necklace was stunning; the perfect birthday gift for my wife; she was mesmerized by it.” – Jonathan O.

Victorian Diamond
and Amethyst Necklace

“I bought this to celebrate the birth of our daughter and my wife loves it!” -Jason K.

The February Birthstone: Purple Reign

If you’re a February baby, or you’re looking for the perfect February gift, you are in luck! Amethyst is strong, affordable, and complements every complexion. Take your pick of any of the amethyst fan favorites listed above. 

January Garnets * February Amethysts * March Aquamarines * April Diamonds * May Emeralds * June Pearls * July Rubies * August Peridots * September Sapphires * October Opal * November Citrines * December Blue Topaz.

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Picture It: Inspired Looks From the Golden Girls

The Golden Girls were ahead of their time in every way! From the subject matter to the guest stars to the fashion, Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, & Sophia were the hippest grandmas on the block!

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There are so many reasons why the Golden Girls was both a critical and commercial success. The surprisingly progressive show, which earned 11 Emmys (out of almost 70 nominations), resonated with viewers because it always felt real and relatable.

Whether it was Sophia’s stories that reminded you of your grandmother, Dorothy’s exasperation at always being the responsible one, Blanche’s outlandish outfits and sexual escapades, or Rose’s Midwestern innocence; the Golden Girls were the grandmother, mother, sister, and friend everyone wanted.

Thank You For Being A Friend

The Golden Girls laughed together, cried together, annoyed each other, and most importantly, ate pound after pound of cheesecake. Everyone remembers the ladies gathered around that infamous table in the kitchen, eating late into the night, helping each other through their problems and learning lessons, with the help of each other and, of course, a nice rich cheesecake.

No matter how big the fights, no matter how serious the problem, there was always a cheesecake, and a story, there to guide the women to the right solution. What started as roommates, became deep friendships, and were ultimately, a family.