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What’s better than a pearly glow? A pearly glow combined with diamond sparkle! Bonus: if a diamond is your April birthstone, diamond and pearl jewelry is a super cute June birthday gift for your partner or best friend.
We’re getting inspired by the dramatic “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme of this year’s Met Gala looks!
Despite some initial confusion (the gala theme was “camp” as in “campy” or theatrically overdone, not as in summer camp), red carpet celebs did not disappoint. We rounded up our favorite 2019 Met Gala looks and fine jewelry so that you can be just as extra.
One of the most unforgettable Met Gala looks of the year, primarily because Leto, er, thought a-head. The next thing we noticed, though, was his scarlet red, embellished gown. Steal some of that drama with a red-hot ruby engagement ring!
This Japanese dancer’s metallic animal-print jacket made serious moves across the red carpet! Kobayashi had one of the more reserved men’s Met Gala looks of the night, and we still loved it. Get that striking print mixed with classic form with this carved men’s wedding ring.
It’s almost impossible to keep Monáe off these red carpet lists because she always takes incredible risks. In this case, we’re so glad she was thinking pink. For a similar bold, graphic burst of color, get our pink sapphire halo necklace.
Perry transformed into a tres-chic chandelier that actually lit up. We can’t help but connect this to Zendaya’s light-up dress, mostly because Katy Perry totally looks like Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. Fall under the singer’s spell with thesedangling, sparkling earrings.
We’re floored by this entire Met Gala look, from Chopra Jonas’s bold hair and makeup to those colors cascading down her dress. If only there was a way to wear that sparkle and color combo any time… Oh wait. There is. Shop this gemstone and diamond cluster necklace!
Extra, extra, read all about it! We had four (FOUR.) costume changes to choose from before we landed on Gaga’s original hot pink, bow-embellished beautiful monster. Fly like Gaga’s gown with this show-stopping and playful pink sapphire diamond ring.
Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek (kind of like an orange being called an orange), emeralds vary from light to intense hues. The better the emerald gemstone’s cut, the richer its color.
Cleopatra famously obsessed over emeralds – she laid claim over every single emerald mine in Egypt while she was queen. Though they’ve refrained from buying any mines, celebrities like Beyoncé (a.k.a. Queen B), Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie have also rocked emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.
EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS: SYMBOLS OF LOVE
The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center.
Diamond, the April birthstone, needs little introduction. It is, after all, the single most coveted precious stone in the world and the object of many an engagement fantasy. But what is it about the sparkly stone that makes it such a prize?
The answer lies in the stone’s rarity, toughness, and, above all, exceptional beauty.
In their purest form, diamonds are clear but may contain a hint of yellow. Some people like the warmth of a slightly yellow diamond, especially when complemented with a yellow or rose gold setting. However, the vast majority prefer the glacial quality of a colorless diamond, which is far rarer.
A popular alternative to colorless diamonds, fancy color diamonds come in a range of natural hues including yellow and pink. Colors at the vivid end of the spectrum are quite rare and, therefore, more valuable.
Tough Love: The April Birthstone
Diamonds are tough. Really tough. Like the-hardest-mineral-on-Earth tough. Being virtually indestructible has its advantages, of course. Diamonds do not require much maintenance to keep them looking like new. They also retain their polish for a very long time, making them equally suitable for everyday wear and special occasions. Ironically, the only thing capable of scratching a diamond is another diamond, so it’s best to store diamond jewels separately.
Flexible Floral Motif Diamond Bracelet
Every day feels like spring with this floral motif diamond bracelet, which features a flower-like cluster on either side. The flexible bangle looks super fresh when worn alone or stacked with others.
Several factors determine a diamond’s beauty. A well-proportioned and symmetrical stone will display large amounts of fire and brilliance, otherwise known as sparkle. This, after all, is the main reason we’re here, folks. Diamond color, as we have mentioned, gives the stone its unique character and helps to determine its value.
Modern Tulip Diamond Engagement Ring
The tulip-inspired basket, with its softly draping lines and defined petals, is the crowning glory of this simple-yet-graceful engagement ring.
We’d like to thank the Academy for this season of velvet jackets! This If Beale Street Could Talk actor treated us to a custom tux in fire engine red. Go from three-piece to three-stone with our trillion ruby engagement ring (then read all about the July birthstone!).
Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Trillion Ruby Engagement Ring
Four gorgeous amethysts come together to create a butterfly necklace as intricate and delicate as its namesake.
The February Birthstone: A Purple Past
The February birthstone is as rich with symbolism as it is purple. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the grape-colored stone could prevent a person from getting drunk, thereby promoting clarity of mind. However, it is the legend of St. Valentine, who wore an amethyst ring while performing illicit marriages, that led to the modern-day practice of giving amethyst jewelry on Valentine’s Day.
The stone itself is a type of quartz mineral, ranging in hue from exquisite lilac to opulent plum. It pairs well with most metal types, complements every skin tone, and can elevate any outfit.
Cheer is here! The 2019 runway shows were filled with completely colorful eye candy – jewelry combining gemstones from the softest morganites to the deepest sapphires. Like you and your SO, it turns out gemstones are even better together.
Diamond and Sapphire Gemstone Cluster Bar Necklace
Retro’s been reimagined with a glimmer of hoop. Studded with diamonds, gemstones, or both, this sleek silhouette compliments your face shape while elevating any outfit. Opt for a huggie earring style or go all out with oversized statement hoops.
Jewelry trends have something new up their sleeve! It’s all about location, location, location – as in, the upper-arm location of these elegant cuff bracelets. This edgy upgrade has been spotted across fashion weeks and on our favorite celebrities.
White gold and platinum fine jewelry are having their moment. Nod to tradition with this classic metallic hue in updated designs, like bold key pendants and open silhouette rings. The best part? These metals highlight diamonds’ brilliance and make gemstones pop.
Delicate, dangling chains have arrived and we’re all ears! 2019 shows featured plenty of these ethereal earrings. Wear ‘em with your hair down for an instant shining highlight or with your hair up for a flattering, elongating effect.
Though its most common shade is an intense red, garnets range from transparent to opaque and all across the color spectrum. Red garnet is striking when set in white gold and platinum and has a softer beauty when set in warmer metals. Read on for garnet symbolism and gorgeous January birthstone jewelry gifts!
This oval cut garnet ring is flanked by studded pavé diamonds. We’d choose this one as an alternative engagement ring because of its powerful symbolism – the garnet birthstone is believed to revitalize, purify, and bring serenity to the wearer.
Rose gold throws it back to Late Antique Rome, when both bronze hues and garnet jewelry were extremely popular. Plenty of other civilizations did as the Romans did: the January birthstone was adorned by ancient Egyptian pharaohs and medieval nobility alike.
“Garnet” likely comes from the same root as “pomegranate,” mirroring the small, seed-like red gems that line this ring. Bonus: whether for a stackable ring or a wedding band, the Perfect Fit grooves on the sides make sure that your January birthstones stay front and center.
The January birthstone symbolizes loving, lasting friendship – and like all of us, this gemstone is made even brighter by those that surround it! The garnet and its wearer make a sweet tag team; tradition holds that those who wear a garnet and act kindly will receive kindness in return.
OMGarnet, this pendant as an anniversary gift would be a dream. If it’s your second wedding anniversary, you’re in luck – the garnet is the go-to jewelry gemstone for year two gifts, and this smoky, cushion-cut rhodolite is sure not to disappoint!
The east-west horizontal setting of this pendant is perfect for the January birthstone. In fact, the garnet’s claim to fame stretches across America from East Coast (as the state gemstone of New York and the state mineral of Connecticut) to the West Coast (as the state gemstone of Idaho).
Basic studs get a bright, vivid upgrade with these round cut January birthstone earrings. Simplicity is key, and we especially love this garnet earring basket setting in yellow gold for all-around warmth.
This gemstone trio lights fire with fire! Combined with round cut fire opal and citrine, these marquise cut garnet drop earrings add a flaming hot touch to any look. Though the colors are bold, these earrings’ silhouette makes them completely refined.
Unique engagement rings are the perfect statement pieces for couples who want to stand out from the crowd.
2018 is all about celebrating diversity; the things that allow you to shine as an individual. And what better way of expressing your individual style than with a non-traditional engagement ring?
Unique Engagement Rings: Vive la Différence!
While traditional diamond engagement rings are certainly beautiful in their own way, the world would be a boring place if everyone rocked the same rings. That’s why many couples are drawn to alternative engagement rings. They’re every bit as sparkly and romantic, and they’re often better value too.
Unique Engagement Rings: In Love with the Shape of You
Pinned your hopes on a diamond solitaire but not feeling the traditional round cut? You’re not alone. Many couples today are opting for alternative diamond cuts such as cushion, princess, radiant, and pear.
Unique Engagement Rings: Alternative Rock
Diamonds and engagement rings may go together like a horse and carriage, but there are plenty of non-diamond options that will take you on an equally romantic ride. Besides being a bold look, gemstones tend to be easier on the wallet, so you can afford a larger stone.
Hue and Eye
Show your attention to detail by matching a gemstone to your partner’s eye color. Sapphires, for example, are known to bring out the blue in the wearer’s eyes, whereas emeralds perfectly accentuate green eyes. For the rest of us beautiful brown-eyed folk, it’s a bit more subjective, but amethyst and garnet are both solid choices.
Born to Shine
If your SO is into astrology, choosing the birthstone that’s associated with their birth month can make your gift even more meaningful. Ever since biblical times, birthstones have been renowned for their therapeutic and healing properties. Kings and queens throughout the ages have adorned themselves with these majestic stones, believing them to bring great wealth and power. Legen… wait for it… dary!
Unique Engagement Rings: Hello, Sparkle, My Old Friend
Vintage style engagement rings boast some of the most unique design elements we’ve seen. Intricate detailing and romantic flourishes that harken back to the glitz and glamour of eras past. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind sparkler that transcends time, these vintage style engagement rings are where it’s at.
Unique Engagement Rings: A Lustrous Lineup
Engagement rings typically feature a large center stone that serves as the focal point. But what if you were to forgo the main attraction and instead opt for a ring that features several smaller stones? Radical, I know! Anniversary and stackable rings make for unique engagement rings as the stones are often displayed in creative and eye-catching ways.
Blue topaz jewelry is perfect for December birthday gifts, 4th and 19th wedding anniversary presents, or particular fans of the state gemstone of Texas. The gemstone’s wintry shades range from pale sky to deep London blue. Want to learn more about our favorite December birthstone? Read on and explore James Allen’s blue topaz jewelry collection!
Blue topaz is the gift that keeps on giving – it’s said to bring creativity, focus, calmness, confidence, and sweet dreams to the wearer. The Portuguese royal family clearly took these qualities to heart: the Braganza Portuguese Crown features an uncut topaz weighing over 1,600 carats!
A mark of loyalty throughout history, blue topaz engagement rings are an extra meaningful choice. Not quite ready to lay those blueprints yet, or already tied the knot? Go for a blue topaz ring as a romantic jewelry gift!
Blue topaz represents attentiveness, so earrings in the December birthstone reflect the wearer’s power of listening. Opt for bold blue topaz earrings with halos or drops, or keep it classic with blue topaz studs.
Our #1 takeaway from Cinderella: if the blue fits, wear it! A blue topaz pendant completes any outfit with a vivid burst of color. Browse December birthstone necklaces to give as a present or to adorn and adore for yourself.
Though the most popular sapphire color is blue, sapphire stones also come in pink, green, yellow, and more. Sapphires have forever been a symbol of trust, loyalty and protection. When worn, the September birthstone is believed to protect loved ones and give its wearer clarity, health, modesty, intelligence, inner peace, and optimism. The stunning gemstone has long been a representation of sincerity and truth.
Design Your Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring This September
Citrine, the November birthstone, is one of the top-selling yellow gemstones. Here’s why.
If you’re a lover of citrus fruit and earth tones in general, you’re in for a real treat with this month’s birthstone. Introducing citrine, the vitamin C of gemstones. Citrine gets its succulent-sounding name from its lemon-yellow coloration.
Wearers of the November birthstone are said to experience enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity, as well as a decrease in negative energy. It’s also thought to aid in healing the physical self.
November Birthstone: Sweet Citrines Are Made of This
Like amethyst, citrine is a variety of quartz – one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust. Its yellow-to-orange hues are caused by trace amounts of iron in its crystal structure.
Don’t worry, you won’t be tested on any of this!
November Birthstone: Few and Far Citrine
Given the abundance and variety of quartz, you’d be forgiven for thinking that citrine, too, is a common gemstone. However, natural yellow citrine is actually quite rare.
Nevertheless, the November birthstone is relatively affordable, so you can get a much larger, more ornate stone for your dollar. Citrine’s value is not determined by size, but rather intensity of color. The more intense the color, the more expensive the stone.
Pro tip: Citrine is often mistaken for the more valuable gemstone topaz, which has a similar appearance. Make sure you’re not overpaying for citrine mislabeled as topaz.
November Birthstone: Celebs and Citrine
Kate Middleton may officially go by The Duchess of Cambridge, but we know her simply as the Queen of Citrine. Her ring is estimated to be around five to seven carats, yet surprisingly light on the purse strings.
Another celeb to say Hello to the November birthstone is Adele. The Grammy Award winner swears by citrine and won’t perform without it. She goes so far as to attribute the success of her live shows to the crystal’s supposed powers.
Tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, ruby is the July birthstone, ruby is the July birthstone…
The July Birthstone: A Royal Flush
Adorned by royalty for centuries, the ruby has been crowned the ‘King of Gems’ for its unmistakably luxurious appearance. The July birthstone symbolizes passion and love, the perfect choice for brides who long for a fiery romance. The stone is second only to diamonds in terms of physical strength and durability, making it ideal for everyday wear and special occasions alike.
Fun fact:The ruby is very closely related to the sapphire. Both precious stones are a variety of the mineral corundum, however, ruby exists at the redder end of the spectrum.
Hey, water you waiting for? Aquamarine jewelry, that’s what! Learn more about the meaning behind the March birthstone and find the perfect aquamarine gift for a March birthday.
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. Its color ranges across the blue spectrum, from pale to deep azure. What’s consistent, however, is this gemstone’s exceptional clarity.
The March Birthstone
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 sooth the wearer’s temper and to nurture love.
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 strong, durable jewel that stands up well to daily wear. So whether or not you’re a March baby, the aquamarine is a stunning gemstone that deserves to be a centerpiece of any jewelry collection.
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.
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!
Hello, hydration! These aquamarine gemstone gifts pack gorgeous, translucent bursts of energy.
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.
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 gemstone will positively glow on your finger.
Aquamarine and sapphire; two classic and beloved azure jewels. It’s a successful mix of new and traditional jewelry styles. The modern look of the opposing shapes and shades of the two stones is offset by the vintage feel of the yellow gold solitaire band. These true blues make the perfect power couple in this double-or-nothing yellow gold ring. Both gemstones are of exceptionally clear grades, so you won’t lack for sparkle.
East-West Aquamarine & Diamond Accent 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.
Get dripping in these aquamarine earrings surrounded with diamond halos, reminiscent of springtime raindrops. Each earring is made up of three stones, surrounded in diamond halos, that gradually increase in size. These sparkling droplets are so sleek, you’ll take to them like a duck to water.
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.
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.
Why be shy about it? Your aquamarine is stunning and you know it. This necklace shows off aquamarine 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.
And let’s pair that floating halo necklace with a matching stunner – a floating halo ring worthy of a diva! This super-glam ring is a piece that owns the room. It’s an ice-breaking piece of ice that’s a definite conversation starter. But this ring doesn’t have to stand alone. Feel free to pair it with any number of smaller and simpler rings, like a yellow gold aquamarine ring or a two-toned solitaire ring.
We all know that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with hearts, flowers and the colors red and pink. This year, get creative and take these ideas to the next level when choosing a gift for your one and only. Check out this Valentine’s Day gift guide and surprise your significant other with a thoughtful piece of jewelry that will last forever.
HEART SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
February 14th marks one of the most popular days to propose and there’s a good reason why: when it comes to designing an engagement ring, pair the setting with a heart shaped diamond to complement the theme of love. It’ll serve as a reminder of this particular Valentine’s Day as well as your future anniversary. Plus, the rose gold band adds a nice touch that is oh-so-popular right now (especially among celebs).
In the ‘20s and ‘30s, Art Deco greatly influenced architecture, paintings and sculptures around the globe. If she’s an old soul with an affinity for all things vintage, this Art Deco-inspired ring makes for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.
WHITE GOLD FOUR PRONG LAB-CREATED DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET
Show her she’s your number one with a timeless white gold stunner. Lightweight and flexible, the row of diamonds on this tennis bracelet adds just the right amount of sparkle for everyday wear. It a win-win for sure.
It’s said that red symbolizes passion, desire and, yes, love. These earrings feature diamonds in the center, surrounded by marquise-cut rubies. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift along with a box of chocolates.
If you’re not sure what to get your significant other, you can’t go wrong with a heart ring. A perfect symbol of love, a heart ring can be dressed up or down, making it a jewelry staple that is as beautiful as it is practical.
Fun fact: The stone morganite is named after financier (and gem collector) J.P. Morgan who supported arts and sciences and contributed to major global institutions. There’s a certain sweetness and innocence to the light pink color of these studs, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your SO.
If you’re looking for a unique ring that works as both a gift or an engagement ring, why not consider this gorgeous double halo ring? You can’t get more festive than a ruby set in rose gold! Your next move is brainstorming romantic ways to propose on Valentine’s Day.
ROSE GOLD ASYMMETRIC REBEL HEARTS PAVE DIAMOND BAR EARRINGS
If your significant other isn’t all that into Valentine’s Day, why not surprise her with a slick pair of diamond bar earrings? The rose gold adds a subtle nod to V-Day, while the geometric shape is sophisticated enough for a night out while still being versatile enough for everyday use.
Adorned by royalty for centuries, the ruby, the July birthstone, has fascinated people all over the world and continues to be a sought after precious stone. The red-hot ruby brings out the innermost passions of those who wear it. A gemstone that symbolizes passion and love, the ruby is a perfect choice for brides who desire a fiery romance. Add an extra spark with a red ruby engagement ring.