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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.

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    Blogger:
    Ray Peare
    South Portland Sales Associate

     

  • Opal Myth Debunked!

    “It’s bad luck to wear opal if it’s not your birthstone.”

    This is something that we hear from our guests on a regular basis. Where does this superstition come from? Frank, from Parle Jewelry Designs/Idaho Opal and Gem Corporation let us in on history of this well-known belief:
    In 1829, Sir Walter Scott published a novel titled, Anne of Geierstein (or The Maiden of the Mist). This according to Frank, was the Harry Potter of its time! In this novel. The Baroness of Arnheim wears a talisman made of Opal bestowed with magical powers. When holy water is splashed on the opal, it loses its colors and the Baroness becomes a pile of ash. It is because of this fictional scene that people started to associate opals with bad omens.
    Long before Sir Walter Scott’s fantastical tale, the ancient Greeks and Romans thought the opal was a symbol of good luck and fortune. Due to its many colors, the opal was a symbol of hope like the rainbow. It was often given as a gift to bring protection and wealth to the wearer. The “gift from the heavens” women often wore the gem in their hair to ensure their hair color would not fade. Opals were originally thought to possess magical qualities and bring its wearer foresight. They were used to help shy, timid people be more open in social situations as they were thought to have the power to amplify feelings and desires and promote spontaneity.
    Throughout most of history, the opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all of the gems because it can show all colors. Black, boulder, fire or doublet, there is no denying the magnificence of opals. A single gem can flash every color with fire and intensity beyond that any diamond.

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    About the Blogger:
    Kristin Beaulieu
    South Portland Assistant Manager

  • 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!
  • Day’s Jewelers Selected Among Best Places to Work in Maine for a Third Year

    Day’s Jewelers was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

    Kathy, Jeff and Jim Corey, owners of Day’s Jewelers, have truly created a business that makes its employees proud. “Kathy, my brother Jim and I were raised in the St. John Valley in Northern Maine where family is such an important part of the local culture. The three of us, along with my 5 other siblings, worked together in my Mom and Dad’s business, Robert’s Jewelry in Madawaska. Family has always been important to us. As we’ve built Day’s over the years, it was our goal to create a family environment among our staff,” says Jeff Corey.

    Kathy Corey thanks her employees for this award which has been claimed in 2014, 2015 and now 2017. “Receiving this award is truly an honor, but mostly it’s a tribute to the 140 employees who work at Day’s.  They are the real heroes.”

    Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

    Day’s Jewelers Human Resources Director Kristie Jandreau knows exactly how this award was earned., “It’s because of what we do and, most importantly, why we do it. We are surrounded by beautiful gems, sparkling diamonds, and the latest fashion accessories. We spend our work days in luxurious showrooms with guests looking for that special piece to commemorate an important occasion or symbol of their love. Relationships are formed with our guests that last for many years. Day’s employees enjoy people and building relationships with our guests and with each other. Day’s employees often describe their co-workers as family.”

    Other employees agree; Company Photographer and Content Producer, Brian Chick says, “We are given the tools and support to succeed with in-house training and continued education outside of the workplace.” Lindsay Nodden, Assistant Buyer said, “I think the reason why we won best places to work in Maine is because people genuinely enjoy their jobs here.  How could you not, working with beautiful things and amazing people every day!”

    Day’s Jewelers will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on October 10 and will be listed in a special publication by Mainebiz. The final rankings will be announced at the event.

    About The Blogger:
    Amanda Loubier
    Marketing Coordinator

     

     

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

  • TOP TEN JEWELRY PUSH PRESENTS FOR NEW MOTHERS

    Welcoming a new member into a family is a tradition that has been in existence since ancient times.  Giving a gift to the new mother soon after she has delivered her child is a meaningful modern tradition which has acquired the name of “PUSH PRESENT.”

    Traditionally these presents given to the new mother were mostly jewelry or other valuables.  In present times, such presents are of various kinds and many options are viable depending on preferences as well as budgets.  Push presents can include coupons for household chores and caring for the newborn so the new Mom is able to take a break from her chores.

    We have complied a list of the top ten jewelry Push Presents:

    1. HEARTBEAT DIAMOND EARRINGS AND NECKLACE SET (DPCL2246)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/all-necklaces/necklaces-diamond-necklaces/heart-beat-diamond-earring-and-necklace-set-in-sterling-silver-05ct-tw
      Crafted of sterling silver with a .05ct tw diamond

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    This beautiful Heartbeat diamond earrings and necklace set is the perfect gift for a new Mom.  The diamond is the heartbeat that is a constant reminder of the life she has just created.

     

    1. DIAMOND HEART NECKLACE (DPHT0363)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/all-necklaces/necklaces-diamond-necklaces/diamond-heart-necklace-in-14kt-rose-gold-1-10ct-tw
      Crafted of 14kt rose gold with a 1/10ct tw diamond

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    She will always cherish this beautiful diamond heart necklace reminding her of your love for her and her love for her newborn baby.

     

    1. FOREVERMARK DIAMOND LOTUS NECKLACE (DPTD0098)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/forevermark-diamond-lotus-necklace-in-18kt-rose-gold-1-3ct-tw

    Crafted of 18kt rose gold with a 1/3ct tw diamond

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    The love a new mother has for her child unfurls life the petals of a lotus flower as seen in this beautiful lotus flower necklace.

     

    1. FOREVERMARK CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE DIAMOND HALO NECKLACE
      (DPCTF0007) http://www.daysjewelers.com/bridal-designers/forevermark-diamonds/forevermark-diamond-pendants-and-necklaces/forevermark-center-of-my-universe-cushion-diamond-halo-necklace-in-18kt-white-gold-1-1-4ct-tw

    Crafted of 18kt white gold with diamonds weighing 1 1/4cts tw
    Feminine, strong and brilliant, the new Mother is unique and the center of her new baby and of her husband’s life as seen in the center diamond of this Forevermark Center of My Universe diamond necklace.

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    1. LOVE COMPASS WITH DIAMONDS (DPCL2224)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/love-compass-with-diamonds-in-sterling-silver-04ct-tw

    Crafted of sterling silver with a .04ct tw diamond

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    This beautiful Love Compass pendant reminds us to stay focused and remain on course during our lifetimes.  A new mother’s wish is to keep her child on the right path as she provides him/her with loving advice.

     

    1. DIAMOND TWO STONE NECKLACE (DPCL2218)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/all-necklaces/two-stone/diamond-two-stone-necklace-in-sterling-silver-1-0ct-tw
      Crafted of sterling silver with a 1/10ct tw diamond

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    The presence of two diamonds is often a matter of private significance.  The diamonds in this meaningful necklace represent a new Mom and her new baby.

     

    1. DIAMOND TWO STONE NECKLACE (DPCL2174)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/all-necklaces/two-stone/diamond-two-stone-necklace-in-14kt-white-gold-1-4ct-tw-41641

    Crafted of 14kt white gold with a 1/4ct tw diamond

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    This beautiful two stone necklace was designed with a loved one in mind.  One diamond is for the new Mother and the other for her newborn.

     

     

    1. FOREVERMARK DIAMOND STONE INFINITY NECKLACE  (DPCL2184)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/all-necklaces/two-stone/forevermark-diamond-two-stone-inifinty-necklace-in-18kt-white-gold-1-2ct-tw
      Crafted of 18kt white gold with 1/2ct tw diamonds

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    Love is never ending as seen in this beautiful Forevermark Infinity necklace.  A loving relationship is formed between a new mother and her baby represented by the two sparkling diamonds in this necklace.

     

    1. MOTHER AND CHILD NECKLACE (JPDKT0079)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/mother-and-child-necklace-in-14kt-yellow-gold-chains-sold-separately

    Crafted of 14 kt yellow gold

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    The love between a mother and child is featured in this beautiful necklace as they embrace their unique love by joining hands to celebrate a new life.

     

    1. TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE (JPDKT1221)
      http://www.daysjewelers.com/tree-of-life-necklace-in-14kt-white-gold

    Crafted of 14kt white gold

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    A reminder of strong family ties, this tree of life necklace is perfect for the new Mother as she celebrates her growing family by adding their birthstones.

     

     

  • 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.
    http://www.daysjewelers.com

  • Welcome 2016! >> FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR

    January is a time for reflection. A look back on the past 365 days to decide what to carry forward into the new year, and what to leave behind. My advice to you, is to focus in on the things that make you happy and enhance those in 2016. Spend less energy on what you want to change about yourself and more about what you love.

    When setting goals, it is important to give yourself a deadline so that you stay on track. Whether it will take the whole year or just a few weeks, set dates so that you can mark your calendar and check each one off as it is completed. Start by organizing your workspace to create an environment of efficiency with plenty of room for brainstorming. Always keep a tangible calendar close by that you physically have to turn or tear off the pages so that you hold yourself accountable for time. We have created a free printable gemstone inspired calendar that you can download at the bottom of this post.

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    The satisfaction of crossing a goal off of your plate is magical but don’t forget to reward yourself. The goals you accomplish help tell the story you leave behind. It is your heirloom left to the world.

    Buy something special to remind yourself of that accomplishment, something you can pass down to your future generations.

    Pressure makes diamonds so take your challenges head-on, head-strong and I guarantee you will be proud of the person who emerges.

    DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE GEM CALENDAR

    Instructions:

    1. Print out your gem on any color cardstock that inspires you

    2. Cut along the outer solid lines

    3. Fold along all of the dotted lines

    4. Glue tabs in place

    5. Take a picture and share with us on Instagram @daysjewelers!

     

  • Choosing the Right Gift for Your Relationship

     Receiving gifts is something that most people love, I know I do. For me the gifts that have the most meaning are the ones that are given with great sentiment. The ones that were thought about and perfectly planned and mean the world only to the person receiving it. Very commonly jewelry becomes a staple gift to give women. At this point in my current relationship, jewelry purchases are not a gift I am ready to receive.

    amanda_erickI am a lover of jewelry; I have been growing my collection for at least 20 years. What I love most about the jewelry that I have is that my collection is unlike any other. My favorite piece is a necklace strand of vintage beads found at an antique store by my mother. I am more interested in finding jewelry that perfectly complements my personality and can be worn to express my identity.

    Buying jewelry for a significant other can often be tough, it has to be the right gift for you as a couple, and given at the right time.  Jewelry is beautiful because it can have such powerful meaning behind it. Many feel that buying a piece of jewelry for a loved one is a big commitment.  As wonderful as it is to express your love and admiration, giving jewelry can sometimes feel overwhelming. There is no timeline on how a relationship should grow, but as a couple you know when that special feeling happens. Your heart knows when it feels right to make that commitment and buy jewelry, and at that time, you’ll know what to purchase.

    Personally I haven’t received jewelry as a gift yet because in my relationship we know we’re not ready for that. My boyfriend, Erick, is kind of amazing! Erick knows that my jewelry defines my identity. I’m a pretty unique woman and I express my individuality through the unique pieces in my collection. This makes it really hard to buy jewelry for me. We both know that for now, I have the jewelry buying under control on my own.

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    Our relationship is unique, adventurous and wonderful. We like to make sure that the gifts we give each other convey that. This year, what he gave me for Christmas, my Birthday and Valentine’s Day was a gift that surpassed my expectations. I was surprised with a beautiful bouquet of red and white flowers on Christmas with an envelope tucked inside inscribed, “Mandy”. Inside the envelope I found a gift certificate to go skydiving and a hotel reservation for Memorial Day Weekend. I was thrilled! Going skydiving was something I had always wanted to do, but could never justify spending the money on.

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    This gift was perfect for our relationship at the time. I can honestly say, going skydiving was the best experience of my life.  My dad and brother-in-law also ended up joining me on this ride. The memory of going will always bring me happiness. None of this would have been possible without the thoughtfulness of Erick. I plan on keeping him around!

    With any couple, gifts are a way to create memories and celebrate love.  Sometimes jewelry isn’t the right gift, but when it is jewelry can say so much.  Whether the gift is a lighthouse charm as a reminder of your first date or a diamond engagement ring to say, I love you. Gifts express the foundation of your relationship. Always remember to keep your relationship about you and do what feels right. Keep in mind that sometimes jewelry is a gift best purchased by you, for you!

     

    amanda_necklaceAmanda Nadeau, 
    Marketing Assistant
    Amanda is creative and passionate. She grew up in Northern Maine and she is in love with everything the state has to offer, from Bean boots to local breweries. She is the official voice of @daysjewelers on twitter. You can also find her designing graphics for social media and print ads. Off the clock she loves going to concerts, the beach, and any other adventure that the day has to offer. Check out her Pinterest board for more of her favorite things!

     

  • What Does a Jeweler's Warranty Cover?

    rsemi3518_1After 20 years in the jewelry industry, one thing has never changed:  The confusion consumers have when it comes to warranty coverage.  It is really no surprise, however, as each jeweler decides what they will warranty on their own.  Multiple jewelers equal many different warranties.  Yet, despite this, there are some common items that appear in virtually all warranties.

    1.  They require the jewelry be inspected.  Virtually all jewelry warranties require the guest to return with the jewelry either annually or semi-annually so the item can be inspected for security of the gems, claps, ear nuts and the overall wear condition of the piece.  Most (but not all) jewelers will tighten any loose stones or make minor adjustments to the jewelry at this time at no charge to you.  Skipping the inspection generally voids the warranty.  Some jewelers, like Day's will reinstate the warranty upon making a current inspection of the jewelry.

    2.  You are responsible to keep the paperwork showing the inspection was completed.  The majority of jewelers do not keep records of what they have inspected.  As a rule, you will be given a form or folder that has a space for the jeweler to sign off that the inspection was completed, the date, and who did the inspection.  You should store any such items in a secure area of your home as the form is usually needed for any warranty work to be done at no charge.

    3.  Normal wear and abusive wear are not covered.  Jewelers generally do not cover any damage or repairs that occur with the normal wear of the jewelry or any abusive wear.  Generally, guests confuse abusive with being extremely rough with the jewelry.  This is sometimes the case, but not always.  Gold and other precious metals are soft and can shape easily with wear.  However, even gold alloys have their limits.  Pushed enough, they will crack and break as well as any other metal.  An example of abusive wear would be a crack in the ring due to a guest misshaping the ring to an oval shape.

    As for normal wear, gold and other precious metals wear down with time. The crown on a diamond solitaire, for example, will last between 5-10 years and then will need to be replaced.  Most jewelers do charge for this.

    4.  Defects in craftsmanship or materials are what the warranty does cover.  This is a tough one for the consumer.  Jewelry is an unknown to most people not in the industry and unless you know what you are looking for it is impossible to know what is truly defective.  Understand that most jewelers actually WILL stand up and take responsibility for a defective item or job.  Why?  They want you happy and they know they can return the item for a remake or refund from their vendor for a mere shipping charge if it is indeed defective. In essence, when they tell you it is not a warranty covered item, they are telling you they have no grounds to request a refund or exchange from their vendor.

    jmlogo-tagline_clr5.  Loss and disappearance or not covered.  Jewelers are not insurance agents and cannot help you if the item goes missing.  Day's recommends you insure your jewelry through your private agent or through a policy from Jewelers Mutual Insurance.

    6.  Repairs done by someone other than where you bought the item void the warranty.  Jewelers will not cover work done on their jewelry done by someone other than themselves.  You will need to have any repairs or alterations done where you bought the jewelry.  Otherwise you will have to enquire as to whether or not the jeweler doing the work will now cover the item.  Most jewelers do have a limited warranty for repairs they do, but it is generally not as comprehensive as a standard warranty.

    7.  They are generally free.
    Most jewelers offer some form of this warranty as a free service.  What they do vary slightly, but the common theme is they are free of charge with the purchase.  For example:  Day's Jewelers provides free stone tightening, clasp tightening, ear nut tightening for earrings, cleaning, polishing, and a once a year re-rhodium for white gold rings purchased from Day's Jewelers.

    These are the primary commonalities with jewelry warranties.  There are also extended warranties that exist in the market as well.  These generally cost a percentage of the purchase and can cover additional items such as stone chipping and lifetime sizing.  Beware of these warranties.  They do cover more, but have a limited lifespan, cost money out of pocket, and have very strict guidelines about inspections.  The most common pitfall is the inspections.  If you miss one...even by 1 day, the warranty becomes void and you cannot reinstate it.  I recommend you avoid the extended warranty unless it states in writing it can be reinstated if a date is missed.  It will save you money and frustration in the long run.

    In the end, the warranty is only one piece of caring for your jewelry.  Proper insurance and a good relationship with a jeweler you trust are equally important for the longevity and protection of your most precious memories.

    About the Blogger: 

     

    mark-poulin2-web20111Mark, Store Manager,
    Auburn, Day's Jewelers

    Certifications
    -Diamond council of America Certified Diamondologist
    -Jewelers of America Certified

    Specialties
    -Watches
    -Giftware

    Why Day’s?
    -He loves working with customers and teaching them about jewelry.

    Learn more about Mark...

     

     

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HASSLE FREE RETURNS

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.

BEST PRICE PROMISE

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.

DAY'S BEST PRICE PROMISE

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.