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  • Why Forevermark?

    I’ve been asked many times, “Why is this Forevermark Diamond better than the GIA diamond I found online?

    My response; “That’s a great question!

    Well, let me start by saying… GIA is not a brand it is a report and just an opinion. I repeat… Just an opinion. Forevermark Diamonds are graded far beyond the 4’c, and who better to grade the diamond then De Beers. No one has touched, seen, or mined more diamonds in the history of the earth than De Beers. Each diamond has been carefully selected for its natural inherent beauty.

    Another question that comes up from time to time. “Is this a conflict diamond (blood diamond), and what does this do to the environment?” 

    Forevermark, as a part of the De Beers Group of Companies is committed to ensuring that each diamond from rough to polish has met strict standards and guidelines along its journey. With responsible business practices, the advancement of women, and protection of the natural world. For example, the 3 to 1 rule... For every 1 acre mined, 3 acres are set aside for conservation and natural wildlife sanctuaries.

    Recently a friend asked me, "Ray, how do I choose the perfect diamond?"

    In my opinion, it’s always best to purchase a diamond by looking at the diamond and multiple comparisons. Buy the diamond that speaks to you, never purchase a diamond by just reading its grading report. Two diamonds with the same 4c’s can and will look completely different. There is always a reason one is more valuable than the other. In most cases, you’ll be able to see that difference.

    Forevermark is committed to ensuring that you will see the difference.

    That’s why Days Jewelers is proud to be partnered with De Beers, and selected to be a part of that journey to offer the world’s most responsibly sourced, and most carefully selected diamonds.

    Shop Forevermark

    Blogger:
    Ray Peare
    South Portland Sales Associate

     

  • Time and Eternity Jewelry for Mother's Day

    Let Mom know you'll love her for all of Time and Eternity! Through the twists and turns of motherhood, interwoven rings represent her love. The diamond at the center, like Mom, holds everything together because to Mom: family is everything. Each piece in our Time and Eternity Collection features a Northern Star diamond.
    Time and Eternity Collection Shop Button
    What makes a Northern Star diamond so special?
    Every Northern Star diamond has 90 facets, 32 more than a traditional diamond. The extra facets, requiring additional time, craftsmanship, and expertise, help to prevent light from “leaking” out of the back of the diamond. These strategic cuts maximize the amount of light that is returned to the viewer making it visibly brighter.
    Show Mom how special she is with a Time & Eternity piece of jewelry featuring a beautiful Northern Star diamond.

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  • Day’s Jewelers a Third Generation Family Owned Jeweler You can Trust!

    Day's Jewelers, a Maine company with 3 generations of commitment to quality and service in the fine jewelry industry.
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  • A Day’s Jewelers Cliff's of Moher Proposal

    Day's Jewelers Proposal Story:

    Hi my nameimage2 is Michelle Devereux. My fiancé Ryan Sylvain proposed to me on June the 9, 2016 at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. We have been together 2 and half years.

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    I recently brought Ryan to Ireland for my cousins wedding. I moved to the USA with my parents when I was 7 but both my mother and father reside in Ireland. We traveled around Ireland for a few days with my brother and a couple of friends. Ryan carried the ring around with him while we were traveling and a few times he thought I was sure I would find out.

    image3On Thursday the 9th, on our last stop back to Cork, we visited the Cliff's of Moher. We were taking photos and laughing and the Ryan dropped to one knee. I remember he was nervously asking my brother for the ring, I remember spacing out into the ocean not believing this was happening. I thought I was in a dream. A wave of emotion came over me and I said yes while crying, but Ryan did this in a country (Ireland) that is so dear to my heart and will always be my home.

    He definitely put thought into and it will be a day I will never forget. Ryan told me that Day's Jewelers was great to work with and I felt so comfortable with Day's too. Our big day isn't till October 2018, but I wouldn't trade June 9th 2016 on the Cliff's of Moher for anything.

  • What the Carat?!? How to pick the perfect carat size

    What is the best carat size??? This is a question we hear often at Day’s. The bigger question is, what does it all mean? Carat, not to be confused with karat or carrot, is defined as a unit of mass equal to 200 mg used for measuring the weight of diamonds.  Karat is used as a measure of the purity of gold, such as 14 karat yellow gold. The metric carat was adopted in 1907 at the Fourth General Conference on Weights and Measures.  The word carat derives from the Italian carato meaning carob seed.

    Today diamonds are often purchased as the symbol of love for an engagement ring.  Most girls have admired and dreamed about the perfect diamond.  Now that we are all grown up and use Pinterest to pin the perfect ring, how do we pick a diamond carat size?  We know our budget may not allow for a Lady Gaga size diamond as much as we may dream. In regards to size, we’ll try to put it into perspective.

    To be clear, carat is one of the 4 C’s when purchasing a diamond is a factor in determining value. The average diamond size purchased is around a ½ carat.  A ½ carat is often a good starter for couples knowing they can trade up the diamond at some jewelry stores. At Day’s we have an awesome upgrade program to trade up your diamond.

     

    Most engagement rings at a jewelry store have between a 1/5th carat and upwards. Size wise, a 1 carat diamond is about that of a pea.  The image below shows how a 3, 2, 1, ¾, ½ 1/3 carat loose diamond compare to a 4 carat diamond ring.  This gives a good visual of how a diamond will sparkle on you!!

     

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    This is a great reference to start the search for your diamond. The best way to decide on size is to visit your local store and try it on! What is better than a girl’s date and trying on sparkling diamonds? Trying on a diamond ring will give you the visual to see what looks best and fits your personality. You will know when the perfect size diamond fits you when it makes you smile, you have butterflies and know there is no other diamond that will compare.  Feel free to stop in your nearest Day’s to fall in love with your perfect diamond carat.

     

    -Amanda Nadeau | Diamond Certified & Diana Rice Diamond Certified Jewelry Professional at Day’s Waterville

  • What Gemstones and Metals are Good for Everyday Wear?

    acar_colored_diamonds_01_hEvery person likes something different when they are looking for fashion pieces of jewelry. Customers like different shapes and colors of stones along with different metals. There are certain metals and stones that can be worn on an everyday basis with no real potential for damage and then there are stones that should be worn with a bit more care and a little less often.

    deqt0115_1_1Stones that can be worn everyday with little or no worry to you, the customer, are Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies, and Topaz. The gemstones that need to be worn more carefully due to their hardness and wear ability are Pearls, Opals, Jades, Aquamarines, and Onyx. These gemstones should be the last thing that you put on after getting dressed and the first thing taken off at night. They should also never be worn to go swimming or to do yard work or clean.

    jerkt3493_1There are multiple different metals that can be worn on a daily basis. Gold, Platinum and Silver can all be worn on a daily basis. Silver is softer than gold and if worn with stones in it, should be worn with some precaution. A lot of fashion pieces lately are made from base metals (such as Alex and Ani style bracelets), these should be worn with the knowledge that they can break and are not able to be fixed by most jewelers.

    There is no reason for not wearing the jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones that you enjoy. Taking precautions with certain pieces and making sure to store them correctly while they are not being worn is a great way to ensure the longevity of your piece. Always store Sterling Silver pieces in an air tight bag while they are not being worn, also try to keep pieces with gemstones from rubbing against each other while being stored to prevent scratches or abrasions on the stone surface. Taking these little steps will help to make sure that you can enjoy your piece for a long time.

    To learn more about each gemstone and caring for them go to our Education Center or send us an email!

     

     

  • No Brighter Flame than Love's Fire

    dp10p0120_1Eternal Fire

    There is no brighter flame than love's fire as seen in this beautiful diamond necklace. Unleashing maximum fire and brilliance, the pendant is symbolic of the eternal fire represented in the love between two people or within a family circle.

    The Eternal Fire pendant is available exclusively from Day's Jewelers. Each pendant is set with our own 90 facet Northern Star diamond and available in Sterling Silver or 14kt White or Yellow Gold.

    Northern Star Diamond

    The Northern Star diamond cut features 90 facets compared to the average 58 facets in a traditional solitaire. The extra facets require additional time, craftsmanship and experience of our diamond cutters to create this special diamond. The 32 additional facets enhance the ability of the diamond to refract the light and maximize brilliance, sparkle and scintillation. Only master diamond cutters with a minimum of 10 years’ experience are trusted with the task to produce a Northern Star diamond. In the time that it takes to cut and polish a Northern Star diamond, more than three round cut traditional diamonds are completed. Knowing that her diamond was given the added attention to detail is one of many benefits of purchasing a Northern Star diamond, For a Love so Strong Stars Stand Still.

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    Since the Northern Star shines ever so brightly in the sky, it is only befitting that the diamonds in our Northern Star collection mimic this intensity. In order to measure the light performance of our Northern Star diamonds, an overall grade is assigned according to the European Gemological Laboratory 360º Diamond Report. The Diamond’s Natural Attraction, or DNA grade, is based on 12 elements that relate to cut, proportion, light performance, polish and symmetry. Traditional industry benchmarks are also factored into the overall grade to create the ultimate symbol of your love.

    Only 1% of all rough or uncut diamonds can be cut using the specific criteria of a Northern Star diamond. A Northern Star diamond is exceptionally rare and unique.

    About Day's Jewelers

    Founded in 1914, Day's Jewelers currently operates six stores throughout New England. We have a staff of almost 150 professionals who are at your service everyday.

    If you have questions or comments, please share them with us: info@daysjewelers.com

     

  • Birthstone Jewelry and What it Means!

    rgtd0624_1-resized-600.jpgHave you ever wondered where birthstones come from? Do you know what your birthstone is? Maybe it reflects your personality, maybe it doesn't, but birthstone jewelry is an overwhelmingly popular gift for every milestone including: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, graduations and holidays.  Modern birthstones are as follows:

    January - Garnet - This stone is said to promote purity, truth, faithfulness, awareness and to help with commitment, awareness, regeneration, insight and removes negativity from its wearer.  receiving a gift of garnet proves the giver's loyalty and affection to its wearer. Shop all of Day's Garnet Jewelry.

    February - Amethyst - Peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity and a calm disposition are brought to the wearer of Amethyst jewelery according to tradition.  Also, overall health and well being can be found from wearing Amethyst.  Purple, the color of amethyst jewelery, is a royal color and was highly attractive to both British and Egyptian royalty throughout history.  Shop all of Day's Amethyst Jewelry.

    jpdaq0197_1-resized-600.jpgMarch -   Aquamarine - This is a stone perfect for a newlywed couple or as an anniversary gift.  Said to promote faithfulness, courage and friendship, Aquamarine relieves stress and ensures a long and happy married life.  Ledgend has it that King Neptune of the Sea gave this stone to his mermaids thus making it a symbol of love and endearment. Shop all Day's Aquamarine Jewelry.

    April - Diamond - Lucky April babies have the Diamond as their birthstone!Good luck, protection, increased inner strength, clarity of thought and balance accompany this stone.  Diamonds also have the power to enhance relationships - which is why diamonds are the most common stones given in engagement rings. Shop Day's selection of Diamond Engagement Rings.

    May - Emerald - Said to promote good memory and friendship, Emerald is a stone that is perfect for almost any occasion.  It is the protector of pregnant women and ensures faithfulness.  Shop all of Day's Emerald Jewelry.

    8mm_cultured_white_pearls_in_14kt_white_gold-resized-600.jpgJune - Pearl - Pearls brings good luck, protection, modesty, chastity and purity to its wearer.  Personal integrity is promoted by wearing pearls.  Simple and sophisticated, pearls are the perfect compliment to any outfit.  The Princesse Add Pearl collection allow for the creation of one's own pearl necklace.  Each pearl is given at a significant milestone and evenullay will become a whole strand that she can enjoy for years to come. Shop all Day's Pearl Jewelry.

    July - Ruby - Devotion, integrity, courage and happiness are some words that describe benefits of a ruby.  July babies can expect prosperity and success if they are given a ruby.  Rubies are said to energize its wearer and encourage generosity. Rubies are one of the 4 precious gemstones alongside diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Shop all Day's Ruby Jewelry.

    August - Peridot - Sometimes known as the "Evening Emerald," Peridot brings power, influence, love, truth, loyalty, fame and dignity to its wearer.  The light green stone is also known to protect anyone who wears it. Shop all Day's Peridot Jewelry.

    September - Sapphire - truth, sincerity, constancy, insight, loyalty and understanding surround the wearer of a sapphire. The stone was said to have been a piece of the fallen night sky and that is why it is so precious to mankind.  Shop all Day's Sapphire Jewelry.

    australian_opal_doublet_ring_with_diamond_in_14kt_yellow_gold-resized-600.jpgOctober - Opal - Opal embodies hope, innocence, purity, loyalty and confidence.  The Australians consider this stone their national stone, and each opal is unique in its color spectrum.  Shop all Day's Opal Jewelry.

    November - Citrine - Citrine is known for the ability to release tension, balance emotions and bring spiritual rejuvenation and happiness to its wearer.  The stone comes in bright and striking brown tones. Shop all Day's Citirine Jewelry.

    December - Turquoise - Prosperity, success, good fortune, enhanced creativity, and spiritual bonding are believed to emanate from the turquoise stone.  This stone is said to be of the air and brings good fortune and safety to flight attendants, pilots and travelers.  Shop Day's Turquoise Jewelry.

    turquoise_ring_in_sterling_silver-resized-600.jpgGemstone meaning is abundant. Understanding what each gemstone is about may help in finding the perfect gift for that special someone.  learning about gemstones is fun and easy! To learn about more gemstones, visit the Learn About Gemstones selection at the bottom of the homepage.

     

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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $95

All orders are fully insured and require a signature at time of delivery. Each item is cleaned, polished and inspected before it is wrapped and shipped to you. For engravings and ring sizing, please add an additional 2-3 business days to your order. Special orders or customizations may take 3-4 weeks. Please click here for full shipping information.

CONFLICT-FREE

Day's Jewelers requires suppliers to provide a written warranty, for every diamond purchased, that it was acquired from non-conflict sources. Furthermore, as a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Day's is committed to supporting and promoting the highest level of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in our communities and in the areas of the world where our products are sourced. Learn more...

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Your jewelry purchased from Day's Jewelers is warranted for a lifetime against defects in materials and craftsmanship. To be eligible for this warranty, your piece of jewelry must be inspected at any Day's store at least once every six months. If you should live in an area where there is no Day's store located, we would be happy to recommend a reputable jeweler to perform the required semi-annual inspections. Day's also offers a low cost extended care plan that covers normal wear and tear of items not deemed as defective.

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Day's adheres to an everyday low price policy so you can always shop knowing you’re getting the best price possible from an authorized retailer.