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  • Announcement! New Styles Available for Your Man

    Guest blogger: Jessi Eyre, Marketing & PR Specialist at Lashbrook

    Attention brides and grooms! We have the coolest gent’s rings now available at Day’s Jewelers. These new styles from Lashbrook are truly one of a kind. Check them out below!

    Meteorite.

    These Meteorite rings by Lashbrook feature authentic Gibeon Meteorite. Gibeon Meteorite exploded upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, landing in the desert of Namibia, Africa in scattered pieces over an area 171 miles long and 62 miles wide. The Namibian government banned the export of Gibeon Meteorite, as any newly discovered pieces are automatically protected as national monuments. This means that any meteorite specimens in circulation are of increasing value and incredibly limited supply.

    This rare type of meteorite is composed of metals which were formed in a super-heated state and cooled over the course of four billion years. This slow cooling settled the molecules in a unique crystalline structure, similar to what you’d see in a diamond or gemstone. Because Meteorite is a natural material, each Meteorite ring will be unique with now two rings being identical.

    These new Meteorite styles look cool regardless of what the base metal is. Pictured from left to right: Cobalt Chrome, Rose Gold, black Zirconium, Cobalt Chrome.

    Damascus Steel.

    Damascus Steel rings by Lashbrook are made by hand, mimicking ancient metalsmithing techniques originally used to make samurai swords. Using two alternating types of stainless steel, Lashbrook master craftsman heat, bond, twist and fold the metal layers together to produce vivid patterns. After patterning the metal, there can be up to 100 layers in each piece of finished Damascus. Because it is handmade, each Damascus Steel ring is unique – no two designs will look exactly alike.

    These Damascus Steel styles hold that ‘wow’ factor and are going to be a crowd favorite in no time. Pair your favorite style with precious metal, such as the White or Rose Gold inlays.

    Hardwood.

    Lashbrook uses ethically sourced Hardwood for wood rings. Each piece of hardwood varies slightly in character, color, and grain pattern, ensuring every wood ring is truly one of a kind. Wood’s raw, organic nature and inherent beauty is both rustic and refined. Its rich origin and exclusive markings speak to its distinctness amongst traditional metal wedding bands.

    These slick hardwood bands are for the guys that want to stand out. Pictured: black Zirconium with Leopard wood, Cobalt Chrome with Honduras Redheart and Damascus Steel with Mexican Cocobollo wood.

    Check out the whole Lashbrook series!
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    Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!
  • Most Popular Chain Style Types in Necklaces and Jewelry

    ANCHOR CHAIN:  Is characterized by uniformly sized repeating oval links which are arranged alternatively in a horizontal and then vertical orientation, traditionally with a vertical bar in the middle of each link creating a flexible ligament giving the chain strength, durability and an eye catching style.

    Anchor Chain Anchor Chain

    BALL or BEAD CHAIN:  Composed of orbs of metal rather than open links.  They are set at regular intervals along the length of the chain set with connector bars or adjacent to each other.  Dress up your next occasion with a fashion twist with a ball/bead chain.

    Ball Chain and Bead Chain Ball or Bead Chain

    BOX CHAIN:  The four sided construction of the box chain creates a durable chain with an extraordinary look.  It is made from round wire which is rolled flat and then folded into square links that form open boxes or cubes creating a smooth four sided shape.  Add a pendant to the box chain to create an elegant look.

    Box Chain Box Chain

    BYZANTINE CHAIN: Is an intricate, closely linked sequential chain design that incorporated a rope-like texture and intriguing textural design.  Soft, flexible with an elegant drape, the byzantine link is instantly recognized by its maze-like intricacy.

    CABLE CHAINS:  Strong, durable and attractive, the cable chain is a heavy chain having links with a crossbar across the inside of each link.  Each section of the cable chain is identical throughout giving it a simple but classic look.

    Cable Chain Cable Chain

    C LINK Chain:  Made up of solid ‘C’ shaped sections that fit into one another in a repeating pattern for a style that is both on-trend and beautifully classic.  It is designed to lie flat and noted for its flexibility.

    C Link Chain C Link Chain

    CLOSED LINK CHAIN:  They feature an additional process which ensures every individual join has solder applied to ensure the link cannot open easily.  Usually crafted in precious metals.

    Closed Link Chain Closed Link Chain

    CURB CHAIN:  It is designed with circular rings with tiny indentations that allow the rings to remain flat for a sleek and comfortable fit.  Sometimes, links have been twisted and feature a diamond cut that enhances the chain with style and shimmer.

    Curb Link Chain Curb Chain

    ESPIGA CHAIN:  Crafted by intricately weaving metals in small links closely resembling an ear of corn or wheat. Also called a wheat chain, it is strong and durable, it is perfectly suitable for pendants.

    Espiga Chain Espiga Chain

    FANCY CHAIN:  A chain that has a different variation on a standard chain, like links that are specific shapes or that have a special finish or have dangles attached, is considered a Fancy Chain.  This means a variety of special links, like heart shapes or various chains adorned with tiny shapes along the chain.

    Fancy Chain Fancy Chain

    FIGARO CHAIN: Comprised of flat twisted links.  It is a modified version of the curb chain where the interlocking flat links vary in size.  It lays flat around the neck, is crafted with strength and durability and its versatility gives it a sense of fashion and style.  Originated in Italy.

    Figaro Chain Figaro Chain

    FIGARUCCI CHAIN:  A variation of the anchor or marine chain but with long links that add decoration like a Florentine pattern giving it a lace or filigree finish.

    FOXTAIL CHAIN:   Two rows of slanted oval links face each other at a 45 degree angle in the Foxtail chain.  They are connected by a series of flat rings running down the chain’s center.  This created the impression of the hairs on a fox’s tail.

    FRANCO CHAIN:  The Franco chain is a thicker type of chain made with v-shaped links.  The chain is sturdy and can support heavy pendants.

    Franco Chain Franco Chain

    HERRINGBONE CHAIN:  Multiple rows of v-shaped links are used to make up this type of chain.  They lie completely flat, and each row alternates in direction creating the herringbone pattern.

    LINK CHAIN:  The link chain is the most common type of chain.  It is formed of individual oval or round links interlocked in a uniform pattern with each link lying 90 degrees to the next.  This chain is popular for its simple but classic look.

    Link Chain Link Chain

    MARINER CHAIN:  This is the strongest type of jewelry chain.  It is designed with repeating oval links that are all the same size.  They have a vertical bar in the middle of each link are are arranged in a horizontal, then vertical arrangement.  Also known as the anchor chain it has a few variations such as the Figarucci chain.

    OMEGA CHAIN:  Popular for its strength and how shiny it is, the Omega chain is made of individual metal plates lined up side by side and crimped to an underlying mesh base.  There are both flat and round versions of this chain and it can be reversible. Popular for its overall strength and its reflective qualities.  Omega chain is made up of metal links assembled on a wire or woven mesh that form a tube. The embedded wire is what provides the strength. The Omega chain is somewhat flexible, but it is still sufficiently rigid that it retains its ring shape when worn.

    Omega Chain Omega Chain

    RAILROAD CHAIN:  This chain features two continuous lines with cross bars that form the tracks for a stylish design.

    Railroad Chain Railroad Chain

    ROLO CHAIN:  The links of the Rolo chain are usually smaller and thicker than that those of a cable chain and they tend to be oval or round.  The links are flat on the inside and alternate in the direction they face.  This is a popular chain used for charm bracelets.

    ROPE CHAIN:  Rows of metal links are woven for this type of chain creating the appearance of a two strand rope.  The join of each link is like a tiny hinge, meaning this style is not as flexible or liquid-like as some others.

    Rope Chain Rope Chain

    SHADBELLY CHAIN:  Its construction is composed of points that are similar to shadbelly points used to enhance riding jackets worn by equestrians. The necklace's links are woven closely together to provide strength as well as elegance.

    SINGAPORE CHAIN:  Flat diamond cut chain links are woven together to form a diamond shape.  These diamond shaped links are then woven together, creating the Singapore chain.  It is eye catching as it reflects light from different angles.  The chain also has a natural curve, created by the weaving process, that is pleasing to the eye.

    SNAKE CHAIN:  Crafted of smooth, round metal plates or bands,  the chain has a curve at the mid-point of each link.  The links are then joined to create a continual flexible tube reminiscent of a snake skin due to a slight zigzag pattern.

    Snake Chain Snake Chain 

    WHEAT CHAIN:  A symmetrical type of rope chain, the wheat chain features small figure 8 links that display as a plaited appearance.  Also known as the Espiga or Spiga chain, it is a symbol of wealth or faith.

    Wheat Chain Wheat Chain

  • Style File: JCK Vegas, Rebecca Bonney

    auburn_rebeccaRebecca Bonney, Assistant Store Manager
    Day's Jewelers, Auburn

    The jewelry show in Vegas was amazing! Walking onto the show floor was jaw dropping and breathtaking all at the same time. There were so many things to see and so many new jewelry trends coming out that I will narrow it down to the things that really “wowed” me.

    Ritani is working on a program that allows the customer to custom design a ring and then see what it will look like before they purchase it. It allows the customer to have a better idea of what their vision will actually look like. When you select a ring, the image is uploaded onto the iPads we have in store. The customer can then change the metal color, finger size and center stone shape. Once the customer decides on a shape and carat weight, the program adjusts the ring to accommodate what was picked. Once the ring is laid out, the customer can then see what the ring will look like on the hand of the receiver. They can pick the hand, skin tone and size of the ring. It is amazing the technology that is coming out to help make the engagement ring purchase that much easier!

    clare_largespencers-red-paisley-high-low-skirt-black-embroidered-topThe newest things that we saw in necklaces were bars. What these are, are blank bars, some even had diamonds, that are horizontal on a chain. The wearer can either wear it blank or have the bar engraved (these were available in silver and all colors of gold). We discovered that the bar style pendants became popular when the girl chosen to be on the Bachelorette wore hers during the show. Another hot style is the Scrabble pendant. It is a Scrabble chip that has an initial on it. One of the actresses from Pretty Little Liars was given one on the show and the style took off from there.

    photo_1Some hot new rings include the “H” (or “I”) and the double loop. The rings are thin bars that either loop together or are held together by another bar. They can be worn separate or together depending on ones preference. These rings also come in multiples. They have the design of a thin bangle bracelet but are worn on the fingers.

    Pearls are starting to change as well. Honora is creating a Football line; where their bracelets match the color of your favorite Football team. This makes gift giving more fun for men! The bigger, bolder designs of rings and the long diamond by the yard looks are those that are still desired.

    The Origami Owl necklaces that people are starting to wear are becoming a thing of fashion. A new line called "Four Keeps" is personalized jewellery that is very similar to that of Origami Owl. It has a thin metal chain and many lockets to choose from, as well as the removable back plates that allow you to create different looks by adding charms. This is a great compliment to a Chamilia bracelet. Chamilia also has some great new beads that they will be releasing for the fall and Christmas, but nothing that I can spoil here!

    The show and all the vendors were so amazing and I am so excited for the upcoming season. It would have been great to have more time with each vendor, but the three days I had opened my eyes to a whole new world of jewelry. If you can think it, they can make it.

     

     

  • What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day

    According to a survey carried out on behalf of Sears last year, nearly 1/3 of women would choose jewelry if they could receive only one gift for Valentine's Day. The obvious gifts for Valentine's Day (which is Thursday, February 14th) are chocolate, flowers and gift cards (for those that forgot it was Valentine's Day until they were on the way home).

    What men don't seem to realize is for the price of a dozen roses ($80-$100 in most places) and a box of nice chocolates ($15-$25), they can get a piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.

    Impossible you say? Let me show you a few gift options under $150 for Valentine's Day this year.

    ngbrs2641_1This beautiful Metalsmiths Sterling Heart Bracelet is gift option number one. For the price of a dozen roses, this bracelet at $78 is a perfect Valentine's Day gift idea. Made from quality 925 silver, this is a bracelet she can wear everyday as a reminder of what a great "gift-getter" you are.

     

    dpht0254_1Gift option number two, is a Kissing Heart Diamond Pendant. Yes that's right, I said a diamond pendant for under $150. Beautifully crafted, this heart represents an embracing gentle kiss at the bottom of the heart to indicate the closeness of the two of you.

     

    jplbr0410_1For those that love color, gift option number three is Honora's Set of Cherry, Rose, and White Bracelets with Crystal Beads for $125. This is an awesome gift, because it's really like 3 in 1. She can wear all three together, two or one at a time. Mixing and matching with different outfits, creating her own unique looks.

    So there you have it. You can buy a beautiful piece of jewelry for under $150 and give her what she really wants for Valentine's Day this year. No more chocolate, that's extra time on the trendmill and no more flowers, we want something to last a lifetime. Ok, ok...If you want to get us flowers and chocolate to go with the jewelry, we won't say no.

    Happy Valentine's Day from Day's Jewelers! ~MKW

     

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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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