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Radiant Ruby: The July Birthstone

Tap your heels together three times and repeat after us: there’s no birthstone like ruby, there’s no birthstone like ruby, there’s no birthstone like ruby.

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Ruby, the July birthstone, is simply luxurious. Its blood-red color has been prized for millennia. Rubies are mentioned multiple times in the bible, were described by Pliny in the first century AD, and are named “the king of gems” – ratnaraj – in Sanskrit. Traditionally mined in South Asia, and in particular Thailand and Myanmar, they made their way via the silk road to all corners of the ancient world. 

Though rubies likely rose to royal status first in ancient India, they were quickly adopted into noble families wherever they went. Jaw-dropping ruby jewelry sets are currently worn by the royal families of England, Denmark, and Portugal. And a bit further back, Marco Polo wrote that the Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, upon visiting the ruby mines of Sri Lanka, was so taken by the gems’ beauty that he offered to trade a whole city for one particularly massive scarlet stone. 

Ruby’s Meaning

Ruby birthdays enjoy a wealth of special ruby meanings, among them passion, love, wisdom, wealth, and power. Nice. The ruby’s depth of history and meaning certainly makes them one of the more impressive birthstones; July babies are lucky enough to have an excuse to wear these charmed gems year-round.

The Ruby Anniversary

If you’re celebrating your 40th wedding anniversary, there can be no gift other than rubies. 40 years of marriage calls for the Ruby Anniversary, and there are plenty of ruby jewelry gifts to celebrate with.

Ruby’s Durability

It’s almost as if ruby were made to be worn. At a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, rubies are quite close to diamonds in terms of toughness. They’re incredibly durable and resistant to scratching. No matter how or when you wear them, they’ll come out the other side looking as good as can be. 

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.

The July Birthstone: Ruby Rings

A ruby ring is the perfect birthstone gift. Special, singular, and super scarlet – gifting a beautiful ruby in a meaningful setting will melt the heart of any July birthday. The ultimate advantage of a ruby ring? The wearer can always see it. They’ll hold it up to the light, wiggle their fingers, and let your ruby birthstone ring shine. 

Petite Ruby
Birthstone Ring

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A dainty, minimalist yellow gold ruby ring for the ages. This is a beautiful ring that is perfect for daily wear. While it’s classically gorgeous on its own, it won’t steal the spotlight of other rings – say, an engagement ring. 

The ideal ruby gift for: giving as a special, but not over-the-top, July birthday present to a loved one.

Diamond Bar and
Ruby Ring

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This asymmetrical diamond and ruby open ring throws tradition for a loop. This is a ruby birthstone gift for the July birthday who’s always got a one-up on the up-and-coming. Trendy? Check.

The ideal ruby gift for: a July baby who never stops looking for the next unique jewelry piece to add to their crazy stylish jewelry ward.

Diamond Halo
Ruby Ring

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Engagement rings don’t always have to feature center diamonds. If you’re thinking of proposing to a July baby, consider featuring a stunning crimson ruby. If you don’t want to forgo the “forever” stone completely, accent diamonds are ruby’s classic partner in crime. 

The ideal ruby gift for: proposing to your July-born beloved! 

Diamond and Ruby
Split-Shank Ring

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This unique oval ruby is set horizontally in the less common “East-West” style and zhuzhed up with two petite round accent diamonds nestled in a yellow gold split shank solitaire setting.

The ideal ruby gift for: marking big occasions, like a graduation, a promotion, or a marriage.

The July Birthstone: Ruby Necklaces

A ruby necklace is the birthstone gift for the extroverted July birthday. It makes its wearer an instant subject of attention. What’s better than a stunning ruby pendant to punctuate a grand entrance? 

Imperial Diamond and
Ruby Necklace

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A truly magnificent, 7-ruby clustered pendant, accented with over 25 petite round diamonds. This is a necklace to wear to your most special events.

The ideal ruby gift for: A particularly memorable wedding anniversary with the July love of your life.

Diamond Halo and
Ruby Necklace

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Sweet, petite, and what a treat!  

The ideal ruby gift for: A beloved July birthday who needs a bit more shine in their life.

The July Birthstone: Ruby Bracelets

Diamond and Ruby
Tennis Bracelet

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Make your very special July baby feel even more glorious with a diamond tennis bracelet customized to them. This 3-prong tennis bracelet is studded with fine rubies, making a beloved classic even better.

The ideal ruby gift for: A recently-promoted special someone who deserves to celebrate their professional achievements.

Diamond and Ruby
Bangle Bracelet

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Slip on this ruby bangle and start celebrating. This half-scalloped diamond and ruby bangle has party vibes – but in an elegant way.

The ideal ruby gift for: The July birthday who’s a regular at invitation-only rooftop parties.

The July Birthstone: Ruby Earrings

Inside-Out Diamond and
Ruby Hoop Earrings

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These studded diamond and ruby earrings are cute additions to your gemstone wardrobe. Popping on these sparkling huggie hoops is the simple formula for an instant good day.

The ideal ruby gift for: the July baby who owns a closet full of sundresses and matching kitten heels. 

Diamond Halo and
Ruby Earrings

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These are ruby stud earrings, with extra! Floating diamond halos pump up these studs with glitter. 

The ideal ruby gift for: the jewelry wearer who won’t settle for anything less than maximum sparkle.

To Sum It Up

Rubies are a bold gemstone with a deep-rooted royal history. Anyone with a July birthday has lucked out, since the ruby is a birthstone with gusto. Extremely durable, this scarlet stone can be worn all the way to your next July birthday with minimal upkeep needed. Gifting ruby jewelry is a surefire way to memorably mark your next July milestone.

Read Up On Birthstones Year-Round

  1. January Garnet
  2. February Amethyst
  3. March Aquamarine
  4. April Diamonds
  5. May Emerald
  6. June Pearls
  7. July Ruby
  8. September Sapphire
  9. November Citrine
  10. December Topaz

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June Pearl Birthstone Jewelry

June Pearl Birthstone Jewelry

Happy birthday to all our pearl-loving June babies! You’ve lucked out with this luminescent June birthstone. Gorgeous and affordable, this marine beauty upgrades any personal style. Read on for our favorite pearl birthstone jewelry gifts.

Do you have a June birthday? Jealous! This is the month to treat yourself to pearls – or drop a hint to a loved one so they can treat you with a pearl birthday gift!

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Why Pearl Rules 

First of all, it’s the only marine gemstone. Thank you, oysters! These shore-dwelling mollusks are clever little creatures. They filter water, their oyster reefs provide homes for smaller organisms, they’re a tasty and sustainable source of food, and certain species produce our beloved pearls. 

How Oysters Produce Pearls

It all stems from a self-defense mechanism. When a bit of grit finds its way into an oyster’s belly, the creature neutralizes this annoyance by literally smoothing it over. It coats this piece of flotsam in layers and layers of naturally-secreted nacre (also known as mother of pearl), effectively quieting the original irritation. As time goes on, this nacre-coated fragment grows into a larger and larger pearl!

How Pearl Farmers Do It

Cultured pearls start off when pearl farmers “nucleate” their oysters; they insert a tiny bead into the oysters and wait for them to do their thing! This doesn’t hurt the oysters at all – in fact, they grow and get on with their normal tasks of filtering water even as the pearls grow inside them. 

Harvesting

Pearl harvesting, like pearl nucleating, doesn’t harm the oyster. When the time comes to harvest the pearls, farmers open the oysters slightly, extract the fully-”grown” pearl, and at the same time insert a new bead. They then re-submerge the oyster and the whole pearl process starts over!

June Birthdays and June Weddings

As the June birthstone, you can bet that pearl is rife with meaning. Representing wisdom and health, it’s no shock that they’re a great way to start off a new year. But they’re not only given on birthdays; most pearls display a gentle white sheen, and since white has traditionally represented humility, innocence, and new beginnings, it’s an extremely popular wedding gift.

It requires no complicated cutting or mining to extract pearls, and so their beauty is easy to appreciate. As such, it’s one of the oldest and most widely-treasured gemstones; for thousands of years they’ve been traded from China to Persia to Sri Lanka. The ancient Greeks believed they were the tears of the gods. Nowadays, the popularity of cultured pearls has made these once-rare gemstones much more affordable. So you can pick up your own heavenly pearls for a fraction of what ancient royalty once had to pay for them.

Pearl is June’s glowing birthstone, and we have a sweet collection of Akoya, Tahitian, South Sea, and freshwater cultured pearl jewelry. Here are a few of our favorites for June birthstone gifts:

Pearl Earrings

Tahitian Black Pearl Earrings

18K White Gold Tahitian Cultured Pearl And Diamond Link Drop Earring

Black pearls are strikingly stunning. One of the rarer hues, black pearls come from the black lip oyster, a native of Tahiti. A daring fine jewelry trend, Tahitian black pearl jewelry is edgy and beautiful at once.

The perfect pearl gift for: bold personalities who adore striking, attention-grabbing jewelry.

Pink Pearl Trefoil Earrings

14K Rose Gold Pink Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Diamond Trio Leaf Drop Earrings

Not all pearls are pearly white! Some pearls are naturally pink. These freshwater beauties make an especially sweet pearl birthstone gift – pair them perfectly with a bouquet of roses, the flower of June.

The perfect pearl gift for: June birthdays who adore anything feminine, pink, and natural.

Seed Pearl Circle Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Seed Pearl Open Circle Earrings

Sometimes less is more. A handful of delicate seed pearls decorate these round stud earrings. This hollow-centered earring design masters negative space – and it’s stunningly minimalist. 

The perfect pearl gift for: jewelry lovers with a particular talent for rocking unique, intriguing fashion: think floral combat boots, vintage jackets, and boutique gems.

Simple Akoya Pearl Studs

14K White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings

If you don’t yet have pearl studs, this is your wakeup call; they’re a jewelry box staple and you need them! With these classy earrings, you can easily upgrade absolutely any outfit.

The perfect pearl gift for: a new grad, a young professional who’s starting a new job, or a June bride.

Pearl Rings

Twisted Diamond & Pearl Ring

14K White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Diamond Vine Ring

This standout ring showcases a classic pearl held by a (literal) contemporary metal twist. This pearl ring makes for a perfect present or a fresh, non-traditional engagement ring.

The perfect pearl gift for: anyone who’s a bit funky and a lot glitzy.

Nested Pearl Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Textured Basket Freshwater Cultured Pearl Ring

Slip on this golden pearl ring and become a proud momma bird! The wrapped layers of yellow gold emulate the structure of a twiggy nest, elegantly nestling a large pearly “egg.”

The perfect pearl gift for: June birthdays who are the life of every cocktail party and the center of conversation at every function they attend

Pearl & Sapphire Ring

14K White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl And Bezel Set Sapphire Ring

All sophistication, all the time. The modern bezel setting of this ring’s sapphires fits perfectly with its gleaming white gold metal and standout pearl.

The perfect pearl gift for: a June baby who’s into glam and leads an active lifestyle. The bezel setting will hold their gemstones tight and keep them pretty!

Seed Pearl & Diamond Ring

14K Rose Gold Crown Freshwater Seed Pearl And Diamond Ring

We’ll bet you haven’t seen a ring like this before. Packed with tiny diamonds and delicate seed pearls, this lovely ring is reminiscent of a princess-worthy tiara. Go for it, get your royal on!

The perfect pearl gift for: the princess in your life who deserves a crown befitting their royal stature.

Pearl Necklaces

Tahitian Pearl & Halo Necklace

14K White Gold Tahitian Cultured Pearl And Diamond Halo Necklace

One incredible pearl is all you need! In this bop of a necklace, a large black Tahitian pearl takes center stage and its beauty is enhanced by a delicate halo of delicate diamonds.

The perfect pearl gift for: a loved one who’s into classic Hollywood glamour and has a closet full of vintage clothes.

Diamond Trio & Pearl Necklace

14K White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Trio Diamond Necklace

Pearl? Check. Diamonds? Check. This pendant necklace glitters all around. Its curved back means that this pendant will always be slightly on the move, meaning that it will always catch the light.

The perfect pearl gift for: the June birthday who’s hung onto their middle school bedazzler. 

Diamond Pearl Bar Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Seed Pearl And Diamond Bar Necklace

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.

The perfect pearl gift for: someone with a classic, minimal sense of style. 

Strand Pearl Necklace

14K White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Fish Clasp 18" Necklace

Pearls’ soft multi-colored shine makes them paragons of glamor and elegance. This classic pearl necklace reminds us of Audrey Hepburn and countless other cultural icons.

The perfect pearl gift for: the jewelry lover who has a DVD shelf full of classic black-and-white movies.

Pearl Bracelets

Double Strand Pearl Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Double Strand Bracelet

We love yellow gold with white pearls, especially when those pearls come in double. The warm gold clasp on this bracelet offsets the pearls’ ethereal glow, putting the finishing touch on a classic design.

The perfect pearl gift for: anyone who owns at least two Kentucky Derby-worthy hats – and knows how to wear them.

Akoya Pearl & Sapphire Bracelet

14K White Gold Cultured Akoya Pearl And Sapphire Bracelet

You really can’t go wrong with bangles. Or white gold. Or sapphires. Or pearls. Lucky for you, this bracelet has it all. Slip it on and go conquer your day.

The perfect pearl gift for: strong-willed Junies who know what they love and enjoy a proper high tea.

Diamond Triad & Pearl Bracelet

18K Rose Gold South Sea Cultured Pearl And Bezel Set Diamond Trio Bangle Bracelet

A rose gold open band is bookended by one large South Sea pearl and three graduated diamonds. 

The perfect pearl gift for: someone who’s elegantly stylish, and always looking for innovative wardrobe pieces.

Curved Diamond & Pearl Bracelet

18K White Gold South Sea Cultured Pearl And Diamond Curving Bangle Bracelet

This funky curved bangle is studded with diamonds and set off with two incredible, look-at-me South Sea pearls. This is a bracelet that refuses to hide. Wear it when you want to be seen!

The perfect gift for: boho chic June babies who love sparkle.

In Summary

For June birthdays and June weddings alike, pearls are a can’t-fail gift. 

Why wearers love them: they’re elegant, complementary, and versatile.

Why gift-givers love them: they’re affordable, sustainable, and beautiful in any setting.

With pearls, June is your oyster!

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Look Like a 2021 Golden Globe Winner: Jewelry Lookalikes

This year’s Golden Globes looked a lot different than previous years – but one thing stayed the same: our love for celebrity jewelry!

The 2021 Golden Globes was mostly virtual (with the exception of some exceptional first responder attendees) but filled with festivities nonetheless. Even though the nominees stayed at home for the awards ceremony, they definitely didn’t skimp on the glam. We’re loving their looks, and their jewelry is no exception. Read on to find out our favorites of the night and how you can get the lookalikes for less!

1. Anya Taylor-Joy

All eyes were on the first-time Golden Globes attendee, who snagged the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for “The Queen’s Gambit”. The star looked tres chique in an emerald halter dress with a diamond necklace fit for a queen. Give yourself the royal treatment with our showstopping diamond bar necklace. Checkmate!

The Lookalike:

Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

A diamond at the center of this vertical bar drop necklace adds extra sparkle to a timeless look. This piece also features an adjustable custom chain which makes it the perfect piece for layering with other necklaces in your collection!

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14K White Gold Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

2. Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman was truly a wonder in a white dress paired with a long, gold pendant  featuring a large, dark center stone. The stark color contrast makes a beautiful, bold statement. While we may not have this never-seen-before pendant, make your own sparkling statement when you accessorize with our unique, exquisite Onyx Cabochon necklace. P.S. Congrats on your pregnancy, Gal!


The Lookalike:

Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

This striking onyx cabochon surrounded by diamonds in 18K yellow gold is a serious statement piece. This exquisite necklace is a timeless piece that will have a special place in your jewelry box for years to come.

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18K Yellow Gold Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

3. Emma Corrin

Emma’s well deserved win at the 2021 Golden Globes for “The Crown” was accompanied by a most stunning pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The perfect occasion earrings, our version will make everyone green with envy!


The Lookalikes:

Halo Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings

Celebrate a classic look with these petite drop earrings featuring oval emeralds surrounded by a halos of glistening diamonds. This chic pair of earrings will instantly upgrade any look.

Emma Corrin with Halo emerald diamond drop earrings
18K White Gold Petite Drop Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

4. Regina King

Regina King was blinged out to the max in loads of gorgeous diamond jewelry (almost as gorgeous as the actress and director herself!). We love that her diamond pieces were staples with a statement, like this Butterfly Criss-Cross diamond ring. Our second favorite accessory? Regina’s show-stealing pup, Cornbread.


The Lookalike:

Butterfly Criss-Cross Ring

A fun, delicate criss-cross ring featuring two beautiful crafted butterflies pavé set with round diamonds. The butterflies face each other and are separated by a single row of diamonds. Great for everyday wear.

5. Viola Davis

The “How To Get Away With Murder” star looked drop-dead gorgeous in a mermaid gown paired with a thick, gold chain necklace. If you’re in the mood to go big and bold, look no further than this paperclip chain necklace, guaranteed to take your neck game up a notch.  


The Lookalike:

Alternating Paperclip Chain Necklace

This beautiful 14K yellow gold paperclip design features a polished hollow paper clip chain with a pear-shaped lobster lock.

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14K Yellow Gold 5.1mm Alternating Paper Clip Chain Necklace

6. Andra Day

Andra’s well deserved win for her titular portrayal of Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was one of the highlights of the evening. Another highlight? Her gorgeous diamond jewelry, reminiscent of our Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop earrings. Grab a lookalike pair for yourself.


The Lookalikes:

Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

These graceful drop earrings feature stunning leaves of diamonds that cascade along a fine gold chain, allowing for elegant movement and sparkle in a delicate design.

Andra Day with leaves cascade diamond drop earrings
14K White Gold Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

7. Amanda Seyfried

The “Mean Girls” star looked like a classic beauty, adorned with classic diamond jewelry. We’re huge fans of her necklace, similar to our timeless Curving Diamond Bar necklace. Feeling inspired? Shop this dazzling alternative.

The Lookalike:

Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

This delicate necklace featuring a subtly curved bar of round-cut pavé diamonds set in 14K white gold is beautifully understated to compliment any look. Gift this timeless piece to the special someone in your life.

Amanda Seyfried with curving diamond bar necklace
14K White Gold Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

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Our Most Popular and Most-Reviewed Jewelry

Sure, the jewelry looks fantastic online…but what do customers really think? Read on to find out! We’ve arranged a lineup of the year’s most-reviewed items: engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry. 

Most-reviewed wedding rings and engagement rings

The reviews are in! Which items are James Allen customers totally in love with? The trends are clear: rose gold, pavé, and classic settings are in.

Rose gold jewelry

Rose gold jewelry got the lion’s share of rave reviews! Our lineup below includes rose gold engagement ringsrose gold wedding rings, and a rose gold necklace.

Pavé jewelry

This glittery lineup of popular jewelry is studded with pavé settings. Not only does pavé add sparkle, but when designed in a halo it makes its center stone appear larger!

Classic jewelry

Simple, unadorned jewelry makes a strong showing alongside its sparkling peers. Solitaire engagement rings, minimalist stud earrings, and gold-forward pendant necklaces are clearly popular.

Read on for a snapshot of our most-reviewed items…

Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

The Petite Pavé is one of our most popular engagement ring styles, and it’s clear that rose gold is rising in popularity. This delicate, feminine ring has just the right amount of sparkle…and it had our customers raving!

“The ring was perfect and my fiancé loved it and hasn’t stopped looking at it since.”
-Aaron B.

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14K Rose Gold Petite Pave Engagement Ring (Flush Fit)

White Gold Knife Edge Engagement Ring

A simple solitaire engagement ring – with an edge. The strong lines of this unique solitaire engagement ring draw all eyes to the featured center stone. Affordable, minimalist, and stylish, this engagement ring drew a storm of chatter.

“My fiancée loves it! The simplicity of the ring is amazing and more! It shines so big!”
– Jahaira C.

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14K White Gold 2mm Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring

Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
with Oval Diamond

This yellow gold engagement ring is an utter classic. It’s designed for comfort – not only is it beautiful, but you can wear it all day. And customers loved it! This setting is suitable for mounting with any cut of a diamond – and customers took advantage of this, choosing (for instance) the oval diamond featured below. 

“Bought this beautiful piece for my wife and she was super happy! The quality of the style and cut is amazing!”
– Alessandro B.

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14K Yellow Gold 1.5mm Comfort Fit Engagement Ring

White Gold Pavé Rope Engagement Ring

This white gold engagement ring really puts a twist on pavé. It’s composed of two thin bands – one pavé and one classic – twirled together for just the right amount of subtle shimmer. 

“Loved the ring! Shines a ton. She loved it.”
– Chris F.

most popular engagement rings: white gold twisted pave engagement ring
14K White Gold Pave Rope Engagement Ring

Rose Gold Cathedral Halo Engagement Ring

With an arching, many-armed backet, this rose gold engagement ring is pure royalty. Its unique halo is slightly almond-shaped, tapering gracefully into the curved pavé-set band. This is a super-sparkler! And thanks to the surrounding small stones, the center stone actually appears larger than it is. 

“My now fiancée absolutely loves the ring and loves adoring the size of the diamond.” 
– Jonathan V. 

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14K Rose Gold Cathedral Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Wedding Rings

Platinum Flush Fit Pavé Wedding Ring

This is a timeless wedding band that adds a good amount of sparkle. The pavé-set diamonds are set perfectly to allow the maximum amount of light to hit their facets. And if that’s not enough, it’s also effortlessly comfortable to wear. 

“Absolutely love my wedding band and engagement ring. My diamond is stunning and customer service was exceptional.”
– James S.

most popular wedding rings: platinum pave wedding ring
Platinum Flush Fit Pave Wedding Ring

Thin Pavé Wedding Ring

For those who love a solid stack of sparkle, this delicate pavé wedding ring is the perfect choice. Slim enough to accommodate both an engagement ring and an anniversary ring, this adds a graceful line of complementary glitter to any ring compilation.

“She said yes! The ring is absolutely remarkable and super elegant!”
– Andrew H.

most popular wedding rings: white gold pave wedding ring
14K White Gold Thin Pave Set Diamond Wedding Ring

Platinum Prong-Set Diamond Wedding Ring

This platinum wedding ring is set with 10 sparkling diamonds that cover half the band’s length. This wedding ring is gracefully bold. Its stones are larger than that of a pavé and, as such, they capture a good amount of light.

“Beautiful! Looks great with my engagement ring (which is also from James Allen).”
– Anne W.

most popular wedding rings: white gold prong-set wedding ring
Platinum Prong Set Diamond Wedding Rin

Rose Gold Vintage Marquise Wedding Ring

A wedding ring with all the romance of vintage jewels, but made to modern quality standards. The entire length of the rose gold band is set with alternating round and marquise diamonds that give off an uncommonly romantic whimsy.

“Exactly what I envisioned for my wedding band. Amazing quality too.”
– Justin L.

most popular wedding rings: rose gold vintage marquise and round diamond wedding ring
14K Rose Gold Vintage Marquise And Round Bezel Diamond Ring

Fine Jewelry 

Yellow Gold Four-Prong Diamond Earrings

These diamond studs became many of our customers’ go-to earrings this year! With their sturdy yet vanishing prongs, these yellow gold earrings upgrade your wardrobe for any occasion. You really can’t go wrong with diamond studs, especially these. 

“The 4 prong looks great!! Happy to have them!”
– Maria J.

14K Yellow Gold Four Prong Stud Earrings (Mounting)

White Gold Four-Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Diamond tennis bracelet: the ultimate in shine! This bracelet is straight-up, elegant, in-your-face sparkle. A continuous line of diamonds makes this bracelet shimmer from every angle on your wrist. Sturdy four-prong settings hold 53 brilliant-cut diamonds in a single, beautifully-crafted row. 

“The diamonds are bright and sparkly!”
-Yenny C.

14K White Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Rose Gold Curved Bar Diamond Necklace

A minimalist piece with personality! This smile of a necklace features a curved row of round-cut diamonds gracefully suspended by a rose gold chain. The delicate line of glitter brightens up the wearer without being too in-your-face, and the rose gold lends this necklace a feminine touch.

This item is unique and beautiful. What a wonderful gift.”
– Shirley P.

rose gold curved bar diamond necklace

Yellow Gold Bezel Diamond Pendant

A minimalist diamond pendant necklace with an understanded, practical grace. This diamond pendant necklace takes your everyday wear to the next level. The thin bezel setting makes it a fantastic option for active lifestyles, thanks to its strong, no-snag mounting and comfortable flattened back. 

“This necklace is perfect for my everyday life, a very classic and timeless piece.”
– Isa L.

14K Yellow Gold Bezel Diamond Pendant (Mounting)

Platinum Milgrain Bezel Diamond Pendant Necklace

This milgrain setting keeps your diamond secure and stylish. Its beading is the perfect mix of modern and vintage jewelry design. The smooth, curved back adds a gorgeous element of movement, ensuring that your pendant will always move slightly to catch the light and your diamond’s facets will sparkle.

“Awesome quality!  Very happy with my purchase.”
– James W.

Platinum Milgrain Bezel Diamond Pendant (Mounting)

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Winter Jewelry Guide: Tips To Stay Warm & Sparkle

Read our winter jewelry guide for cool tips in time for the holiday season. 

Winter Jewelry Guide: Tips To Stay Warm & Sparkle

As the weather takes a cold turn and we start to cover up with gloves, scarves and sweaters, it’s the perfect time to lighten the mood by accessorizing with your favorite statement jewelry. Brrrace yourself, we’ve compiled a list of styling tips to make sure that you stay warm (and sparkle!) this winter. 

Go Long

Keeping warm in icy temperatures requires a bit of extra wardrobe work. With additional layers of clothing, it’s best to keep your jewelry simple. Stop your chains and necklaces from getting tangled with a single, elongated pendant. They’re long enough to fit over thicker clothing and offer a sparkly, solid glow.

Four Prong Basket Solitaire Pendant

14K White Gold Four Prong Basket Solitaire Lab Created Diamond Pendant

Emerald Cut Solitaire Pendant

14K Yellow Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire Pendant

Pear-Shape Solitaire Pendant 

14K White Gold Pear Shape Diamond Solitaire Pendant

Glisten Up

Look extra cute when it’s extra cold with a pair of delicate studs. You’ll instantly brighten up any outfit and avoid dangly earrings getting caught in your scarf or turtlenecks. And small hoops? They’re perfect, not to mention chic.

Halo Diamond Earrings

14K White Gold Halo Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

Wire Basket Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Six Prong Wire Basket Diamond Stud Earrings

Huggie Hoop Earrings

White Gold Huggie Hoop Earrings - Winter Jewelry Guide

Pretty Pearls

Pearls have always been a firm favorite for any season, and winter is no exception. They’re smooth, which means you won’t damage your winter clothing and are easy to accessorize. Plus, they seamlessly complement winter hues like black, navy and charcoal.

Cultured Pearl Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Textured Bead Bracelet

Pearl Bangle

18K Yellow Gold South Sea Cultured Pearl And Bezel Set Diamond Trio Bangle Bracelet

Keep It Basic

Ever snagged your favorite sweater while showing off your sparkler? Here’s an easy fix – flat rings. Not only are these safer for those delicate items of clothing, you’ll look equally dazzling. The cold weather is also the perfect opportunity to flaunt a ring with December’s wintery birthstone – blue topaz.

Pavė Rainbow Ring By Brevani

14K Yellow Gold Pave Rainbow Row Ring By Brevani

Infinity Blue Topaz Birthstone Ring

14K White Gold Infinity Blue Topaz Birthstone Ring

Ready for a sparkling winter? Check out the articles below to get more inspiration!

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Minimalist Jewelry: Back To Basics

We’re going back to basics. Find out why minimalist jewelry is hot and here to stay.

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When it comes to sparkle, your first instinct would be ‘go big or go home’, right? Here’s some food for thought: Taking things down a notch can also make you look low-key gorgeous. Read why minimalist jewelry is plain and simply the best:

Subtle, Yet Sparkly

Sometimes, less is more. Minimalist jewelry helps create a simple, yet elegant look that allows your natural beauty to shine through. Want a glow that’s simple yet striking? Get creative by pairing stackable rings. Style tip: Stack a white and yellow gold ring together on one finger, or rock a single ring on your index and middle finger for side-by-side sparkle.


White Gold Lightning Bolt Diamond Ring

14K White Gold Lightning Bolt Diamond Ring


Yellow Gold North-South Diamond Ring

14K Yellow Gold North South Diamond Ring

Timeless Appeal

Minimalist jewelry offers its wearer a clean and classy look that’ll never go out of style, like these basic yet brilliant pearl and diamond necklaces. Don’t worry, our subtle statements are equally Instagram-friendly as they are gorgeous. Pro tip: Don’t forget to head over to our Instagram @jamesallenrings and hit follow!

White Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace

14K White Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Necklace

Yellow Gold Pierced Diamond Choker Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Alternating Pierced Diamond Choker Necklace By Brevani

Rose Gold Infinity Pavé Necklace

Minimal, Yet Sentimental

In some cases, the simplest sparkle can carry the most meaning. Remember, minimal does not mean less sentimental! The timeless appeal of minimalist jewelry also makes it the perfect gift. Choose our diamond bar or open luxe bracelets for a delicate yet dazzling glow for you or that special someone.

White Gold Diamond Bar Bracelet

14K White Gold Diamond Bar Bracelet

Yellow Gold Open Luxe Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold Open Luxe Diamond Bracelet

Rose Gold Petite Arrow Bracelet

14K Rose Gold Petite Arrow Diamond Bracelet

The Perfect Match, Everytime.

Minimalist jewelry is versatile and can easily be paired with almost any of your favorite outfits. Fashion trends come and go, but minimalistic designs are not going anywhere! Consider a pair of classic diamond stud earrings or chic huggie hoops. The result? The ultimate mix of simplicity and style.

White Gold Four Prong Round Studs

14K White Gold Four Prong Round Brilliant Diamond Stud Earrings

Yellow Gold Diamond Heart Huggie Hoops

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Heart Huggie Hoops

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The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Foolproof Jewelry Gift

Choosing a jewelry gift for your partner, made simple.

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Buying a jewelry gift for your SO can be a stressful and slightly daunting task. We get it. After all, it’s a reminder of the love and commitment you have to each other, and you want to mark the occasion with something special. With so many options out there, you may not know where to begin. Not to worry, follow this guide and you’ll find a foolproof gift in no time.

1. Know Your Partner’s Preferences

First thing’s first. When it comes to a jewelry gift, you should always pay attention to your partner’s particular taste and style. Take notice of what she wears daily. Does she like to glam it up for special occasions? Or does she prefer to keep it straight up classic? These elegant diamond earring options can help you decide.

White Gold Four Prong Diamond Earrings

18K White Gold Four Prong Stud Earrings

White Gold Four Prong Diamond Stud Earrings

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2. Decide on a Category

There are many categories of jewelry to choose from. Some good options include earrings, bracelets and necklaces. If your partner’s ears are pierced, go for earrings. If not, then opt for a timeless bracelet or necklace instead. Sometimes it’s good to keep it simple with an all-occasion tennis bracelet or a pair of white gold earrings.

White Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

14K White Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

White Gold Inside Out Petite Diamond Hoops

14K White Gold Inside Out Petite Diamond Hoops

3. Choose a Trusted Brand

In general, purchasing your jewelry gift from a reliable brand whose quality you can vouch for is always better, even if it means spending a few bucks more. Remember, good quality doesn’t necessarily mean that you should be spending more! At James Allen, every piece has been carefully inspected by our team of expert gemologists and comes with a lifetime guarantee. So why not get your hands on a pair of beautiful earrings that we cover for life?

White Gold Freshwater Pearl & Diamond Drop Earrings

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Yellow Gold Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Bellflower Cultured Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

4. Match the Jewelry Gift to the Occasion

A special occasion calls for a special jewelry gift, agreed? It helps engrain those treasured moments in your memory forever. Whether it’s an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, there’s something for every occasion. Surprise your partner on your next anniversary with an anniversary ring to celebrate another year of love and joy.

White Gold Five Stone Shared Prong Diamond Ring

14K White Gold Five Stone Shared Prong Contour Diamond Ring

White Gold Marquise Ruby & Diamond Pendant

When Valentine’s Day comes around, nail your gift with this necklace, sporting a stunning ruby red gemstone, perfect for the romantic occasion.

14K White Gold Marquise Ruby And Diamond Pendant

5. Finally, Make It Personal

Sometimes, you may find that the perfect jewelry gift lies in the little details. Think about engraving a note or your partner’s initials on a beautiful pavé ring. Not only will it make your gift that much more sentimental, but it will also show that you chose the piece especially for her.

White Gold Pavé Knife-Edge Lotus Band

14K White Gold Pave Knife Edge Lotus Band

White Gold Pavé Crossover Wedding Band

14K White Gold Pave Crossover Wedding Band

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2020 Oscars Jewelry: Red Carpet Lookalikes

Celeb red carpet styles that you can grab for yourself!

The 2020 Oscars red carpet was sparkling with incredible jewelry worn by the hottest stars

The 2020 Oscars red carpet was sparkling with incredible jewelry worn by the hottest stars. This year’s celeb styles were so on point, we IMMEDIATELY knew we needed them for ourselves.

So, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2020 Oscars Jewelry Lookalike Lineup.

Zazie Beetz 

Zazie’s starring role in the Joker definitely left us shook. Now she’s stunned us with an Oscars jewelry ensemble that’s a vision of emerald and diamond. Eyeing her emerald earrings? Grab a twin pair for yourself.

Zazie Beetz:
Bulgari

Zazie Beetz: Bulgari

The Lookalikes:
Emerald Cross Earrings

 Emerald Cross Earrings

Sandra Oh

We’re addicted to Sandra’s role in the cat-and-mouse game of “Killing Eve”, and now we’re jonesing after the diamond-studded Oscars jewelry she flaunted on the red carpet. Her hoop earrings are to die for! Grab a look-alike pair of Sandra’s inside-out diamond hoops.

Sandra Oh:
Pomellato

Sandra Oh: Pomellato

The Lookalikes:
Diamond Hoops

14K White Gold Inside Out Round Hoops, 1.50 Inch Diameter

Laura Dern

No doubt the best piece of shine in Laura Dern’s red carpet outfit was the little golden statue she took home for her supporting role in “Marriage Story.” We can’t accessorize you with an Oscar, but we CAN point you toward a gorgeous pair of cascading diamond earrings that look just like Laura’s.

Laura Dern:
Renka

Laura Dern: Renka

The Lookalikes:
Diamond Earrings

14K White Gold Graduated Pierced Diamond Dangling Earrings By Brevani

Mindy Kaling

Mindy’s luminous outfit most definitely cheered up the red carpet! We loved how she incorporated her sunny theme into her 2020 Oscars jewelry: Mindy paired her buttery yellow gown with a sunburst-shaped Chopard ring! If you want your own diamond-haloed ring, this pear-shaped ray of sunshine is your perfect match.

Mindy Kaling:
Chopard

Mindy Kaling: Chopard

The Lookalike:
Diamond Halo Ring

14K White Gold Fancy Pear Shape Whirling Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman was a vision in gold and black – and the names custom-embroidered on her black cape made sure that this year’s unnominated female directors were still honored on the red carpet. Love her rose gold Cartier earrings? Grab a piece of Natalie’s Oscar jewelry style with these milgrain diamond huggies.

Natalie Portman:
Cartier

Natalie Portman: Cartier

The Lookalikes:
Rose Gold Huggies

Ro14K Rose Gold Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings

Regina King

The star of “If Beale Street Could Talk” glided onto the red carpet in swirls of sparkle and heaps of glitter. And damn, her Oscars jewelry is proof that she knows how to accessorize like a pro. If you’re into her shining stackable rings too, this bubbly diamond beauty will do the trick!

Regina King:
Harry Winston

Regina King: Harry Winston

The Lookalike:
Diamond Bubble Ring

Hungry for more celebrity-styled designs? These lineups are for you!

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2019 Holiday Jewelry Gift Trends

It’s the holidays, you’re gift-shopping, and we’re your sparkling fairy gift-mother.

2019 Holiday Jewelry Gift Trends

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most nerve-wracking when you don’t know what to buy as a gift.

Luckily, this past year saw the rise of jewelry trends that are not only totes gorg, but also totes giftable. So this year, avoid boxing up a snoozer – take a peek below at our 2019 trending gift guide!

HALOS

Angels deserve halos. And an added bonus? Halos make their center stone appear bigger and even more stunning. Celeb collections like Rihanna’s The Cameo just show how exquisite a halo can be.

Opal & Diamond Pendant

Opal & Diamond Pendant

Sapphire & Diamond Earrings

14K White Gold Blue Sapphire And Diamond Falling Edge Pave Halo Earrings

DIAMOND STUDS

An utter classic, diamond studs are always at the top of the holiday best-sellers list. They go with everything, they class up an outfit, and damn do they sparkle.

Three-Prong Martini Studs

Three-Prong Martini Studs

Princess-Cut Diamond Studs

18K White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

STACKABLE RINGS

Wear one, wear six. Mix and match, keep it minimal. Stackable rings perfectly suit any giftee’s personal style! Affordable, versatile, and diverse, it’s obvious why celebs are piling them on.

Beaded Bezel Diamond Ring

14K Yellow Gold Beaded Bezel Diamond Ring

Leaf Motif
Diamond Ring

14K White Gold Leaf Motif Diamond Ring

GEMSTONES

We love diamonds (hey, it’s what we do!) but we also have a soft spot for gemstones. These delightful pops of color make us go all fluttery. It’s no wonder why influencers are rocking gems this year and exploding with likes.

Multi-Stone Climber Earrings

Multi-Stone Climber Earrings

Pink & White Sapphire Pendant

14K Rose Gold Pink And White Sapphire Flower Cluster Pendant

ROSE GOLD

Rose gold is a gold/copper alloy that’s gaining popularity thanks to its durability and romantic pink hue. This non-traditional metal is, cost-wise, on par with yellow or white gold, and has a unique zhuzh of extra.

Single Clover Diamond Ring

Diamond & Ruby Heart Pendant

If you’re searching for holiday sparkle, we’ve got suggestions!

Read on…

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Bridal Jewelry Sets: Find Your Look

These 6 bridal jewelry sets are fit for any aisle, whether you’re writing your fairytale or breaking all the rules.

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Every bride deserves sparkling wedding day jewelry specific to her wedding style. We’re with you: find your bridal style below and we’ll match it with a complete set of gems!

Add these bridal jewelry sets to your dream wedding outfit:

Bold Glamour Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride rocks a red lip and a wedding dress with stunning details. This look is the cherry on top of an unforgettable day.

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Low-Key Vintage Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride nod to nature and vintage fashions with unique boho vibes. Best accompanied by a crafted flower crown.

low key vintage bridal jewelry sets earrings bracelet ring

Shop Yellow Gold Jewelry

Creative Whimsy Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride has had her DIY mason jar cocktails planned since day one. Her jewelry set adds a crafted touch to a thoughtful wedding plan.

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Shop White Gold and Platinum Jewelry

Modern Simplicity Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride goes for a gown with clean lines and understated drama. With this minimalist set, less is more in all the best ways.

modern simplicity bridal jewelry sets earrings bracelet ring

Shop Diamond Stud Earrings

Fairytale Romance Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride is living her happily ever after with princess details and grand romance. Bring on the dreamy tulle gown!

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Shop Rose Gold Jewelry

Independent Chic Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride loves to break convention. Calling all rule-breakers: pair these pieces with a non-white dress or jumpsuit and a creative ceremony.

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Inspired by these wedding jewelry sets and want to mix it up?

Bridal Jewelry Sets: Make It Yours

More wedding favors:

* How to Match Your Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring *

* How to Nail the Wedding Day Schedule *

* The Complete Guide to Men’s Wedding Rings *

* The Complete Guide to Women’s Wedding Rings *

* Trending Yellow Gold Necklaces *

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Met Gala Looks 2019 + Jewelry

We’re getting inspired by the dramatic “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme of this year’s Met Gala looks!

Met Gala looks 2019 camp jewelry red carpet

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.

These looks overwhelmed us in all the best ways:

1. Jared Leto + Ruby Diamond Ring

14K White Gold Three Stone Round Ruby Engagement Ring

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!

2. Zendaya + Aquamarine Diamond Ring

zendaya met gala with 14K White Gold Aquamarine And Diamond Floating Halo Ring

As if Zendaya’s spot-on Cinderella hair and styling weren’t enough, jaws dropped as her ball gown lit up at the wave of a wand. Want to capture the magic of the actress’s blue gown? Shop this aquamarine ring lit up by a floating diamond halo.

3. Naoki Kobayashi + Men’s Carved Ring

Naoki Kobayashi Met Gala looks carved men's wedding 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.

4. Janelle Monáe + Pink Sapphire Necklace

janelle monáe met gala with 18K White Gold East-West Set Oval Halo Pink Sapphire And Diamond Necklace

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.

5. Katy Perry + Chevron Drop Earrings

Katy Perry Met Gala with 14K White Gold Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

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 these dangling, sparkling earrings.

P.S. Get the details on Katy Perry’s engagement ring here!

6. Priyanka Chopra Jonas + Gemstone Necklace

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Met Gala with 14K Yellow Gold Yellow Orange Sapphire And Diamond Cluster Bar Necklace

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!

7. Saoirse Ronan + Blossoming Diamond Ring

Saoirse Ronan Met Gala with 14K Yellow Gold Blossoming Vine Diamond Engagement Ring

That silhouette, that fire, those bright, shining colors – and somehow it all goes together flawlessly! Mirror the gold swirling detail on the sides of Ronan’s look with this side-stone blossoming vine engagement ring. Then, check out of GoT blog for more dragon dazzle 😉

8. Lady Gaga + Butterfly Ring

Lady Gaga Met Gala looks butterfly pink sapphire ring

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.

Choose your own fashion-forward sparkle!

Met Gala Looks 2019 + More Jewels

Shop these awards show looks:

2019 Oscars-Inspired Jewelry * Red Carpet Celebrity-Inspired Jewelry * 2018 Grammys-Inspired Jewelry

Get more inspiration from famous fashion:

Celebrity Engagement Rings * Royal Engagement Rings* Engagement Ring Trends 2019 * Baseball Players’ Engagement Rings * Country Stars’ Engagement Rings * Athletes’ Engagement Rings

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Verdant Emeralds: The May Birthstone

Capture the freshness of spring with May birthstone jewelry and engagement rings!

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. 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 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 it’s color.

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

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 emeralds. 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!
  • 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!

Infinity Emerald Ring

Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Emerald Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Oval Emerald Birthstone Earrings

Oval Halo Emerald Necklace

18K White Gold East-West Set Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Necklace

Milgrain Emerald Ring

14K Yellow Gold Milgrain Bezel Emerald Ring

Famous Emerald Jewelry

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, modern-day royalty and celebs like Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie have also rocked emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.

Kate Middleton

Round Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

18K White Gold Round Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

Elizabeth Taylor

Petite Drop Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

Elizabeth Taylor wearing Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings
18K White Gold Petite Drop Oval 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.

Pavé Halo Emerald Engagement Ring

18K White Gold Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Ring

Pear-Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Three Stone Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Ring 

18K White Gold Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Ring

Customized Emerald Engagement Rings

For a bit of emerald inspiration, have a look at our gallery of custom-designed emerald engagement rings, created and purchased by our real customers. Browse the gallery, find one you love, and go create it for yourself!

Twisted Pavé Emerald Engagement Ring

1.82 Carat Round Natural Green Emerald Twisted Pave Halo Engagement Ring

Pear-Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

1.64 Carat Pear Natural Green Emerald Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center)

Baguette Side-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring

1.78 Carat Emerald Natural Green Emerald Tapered Baguette Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Famous Emerald Engagement Rings

Bold emerald engagement rings aren’t uncommon among the celeb crowd. A few of the most gorgeous is Halle Berry’s brilliant combo of emerald and yellow gold, Olivia Wilde’s emerald halo, and Zoe Saldana’s emerald center stone. Shop below for lookalikes!


Zoe Saldana

Emerald And Diamond Cluster Ring

14K Yellow Emerald And Diamond Cluster Ring


Olivia Wilde

Marquise Emerald And Diamond Ring

Olivia Wilde wearing Emerald Ring


Halle Berry

Cross Prong Diamond Accent Solitaire Ring (Emerald Center)

Halle Berry wearing emerald engagement ring

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?

Check out our birthstone guides: January Garnets * February Amethysts * March Aquamarines * April Diamonds * May Emeralds * July Rubies * August Peridots * September Sapphires * November Citrines * December Blue Topaz.

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To-Die-For Game of Thrones Jewelry

Warning: these 10 Game of Thrones jewelry pieces feature dragons, kingdoms, sparklers, and occasional spoilers!

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If there’s anything GoT season 8 has taught us, it’s that epic fire is worth the wait. Check out these Game of Thrones-inspired jewelry pieces for the perfect fandom gifts and engagement rings.

Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Iron Throne

Radiant Open Diamond Necklace

Of course, we need to begin with the Throne itself. If there’s anything more coveted than ruling the Seven Kingdoms, it’s this dramatic necklace. And to be honest, we’d take these 16 round and baguette cut diamonds over 1,000 daggers – but you know, to each their own.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Red Wedding (Ring)

Vintage Ruby and Diamond Ring