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  • 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.

    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.

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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...

     

     

  • Style File: 3 Jewelry Vacation Tips

    images6If you didn't know already, I'm in Aruba. The advantages of the internet! However, even though I'm away I still need to get you your Style File for the week. So, why not talk about what to bring on vacation - jewelry edition.

    I am a terrible packer. I pack way too much ALL the time. However, when it comes to packing jewelry, I've got that down to a science. While we would all love to just bring our jewelry boxes with us on vacation, we can't - ok, you can, I just don't think it's a good idea. We also debate bringing items because they are the more expensive pieces and we fear losing them. So what is a girl to do?

    Here are my 3 jewelry vacation tips:

    1. Wear or Carry

    If you want to bring one or two of your more expensive jewelry items, put them on or put them in your carry on. Be sure they will be with you at all times. When you get to your hotel (if you are staying in one), find the safe and if you aren't wearing the pieces, put them in the safe until you leave - ps: DO NOT forget them!

    2. Keep it Simple

    Yes, you are a fashion goddess like myself, but sometimes simple is better. Only bring a few items; diamond (or cubic zirconia) studs, one or two rings and a necklace - items that you can wear with most of your outfits packed.

    3.  Buy One Thing

    Ok, this isn't really a packing your jewelry for vacation "tip" -- but it's something I have come to do when I go on vacations. Buy at least ONE jewelry item; a pair of earrings, a bracelet, anything. Something that represents where you were. Especially if it's a place that is known for a specific stone or metal. It's a great way to grow your jewelry box, and keep your memories of that vacation close.

    There you have it. My 3 tips on how to pack jewelry for vacation! Want to know what I packed for my vacation to Aruba? Here's the list:

    I personally made sure to bring my less expensive items, should I lose something while I'm here, or forget it at the hotel. I won't be too upset. I may have packed a couple other items too - but these are the pieces that I've been wearing most evenings or days out.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, beach time..I'll be back next week!

    ~Melissa

     

  • Style File: Scarves and Jewelry, Oh My!

    1239704_561780586838_127813732_nThis style file is going to be quick and simple today...the title says it all "scarves and jewelry - oh, my!"

    For those that know me I am a scarf-aholic. Honestly, I have an addiction that might cause me to go to meetings soon. Let’s put it this way, one of my bucket list items is to own 200 scarves, yes that’s a real goal (currently I have about 40, clearly more than enough, but a girl has to collect something!).

    So, the fun thing about scarves is that you can dress up or down any outfit with them. You can have so much fun with scarves: add color, add patterns, add it for a new look to an old outfit. Well, like scarves, jewelry is an accessory to add color, patterns or freshen up a new look! Ah…you didn’t think about it that way did you? No one said you had to buy a $1000 ring (you certainly can if you'd like), but if you have a cute new outfit, you can surely treat yourself to a $50-$100 ring (or even earrings) for it!

    Because scarves have become such a large part of fashion, earrings are now bigger, longer and more colorful. Rings are also becoming bigger. You'll see more cocktail type rings are showing up on the runways. This is so jewelry can still stand out against the scarves (ok, that's not the only reason, but it works).

    What does that mean for you? It means we can have fun with scarves, earrings and rings - oh my! And, guess what, I put together some fun pieces that would work with any scarf look...I got your back.

     

    See quick and simple...this was more like a Style File tip - scarves = big earrings and rings! 

    Oh and the picture is my version of me saying, "scarves and jewelry - oh my!" ...but also showcasing a scarf with big hoop earrings wonderfully! 

    Until next monday.

    ~Melissa

     

  • Wedding Wednesday: Tips for Ordering Wedding Bands

    There are so many things that couples have to think about and plan when it comes to their special day. There is everything from the dress down to what the place settings are going to look like. One thing that is often left to be dealt with later is the rings. Couples wait till they are about a month away from their weddings to go shopping for their rings. This can be dangerous in many cases.

    When shopping for a man's wedding band:

     

    rwbf2346_1Most of the time the man's ring is the easiest one to get. Most men just want a ring that fits well and looks nice. Most don’t care about the metal or if it has diamonds. This isn’t to say that there aren’t men that do care about these aspects, but the real thing to consider is that they are not trying to find a ring that fits well with another ring, like women are.

    Men’s alternative metal rings can take anywhere from 3 days to two weeks for them to come in. If the couple comes in a few months before their wedding, then there is time to do any altercations that may be needed or desired, including engraving or a slight size adjustment.

     

    When shopping for a woman's wedding band:

     

    rwbd3444_1Ladies wedding bands are much more complicated. Most of the time it comes down to the preference of the women and what they really want their set to look like. Most women will stick with the same vendor for the wedding band that they used for the engagement ring. A lot of the time vendors wish to have the engagement ring in their possession while they are making a matching band to ensure that the ring will look perfect.

    Ladies wedding bands can also take much longer to come in depending on what needs to be done. Most wedding band vendors for ladies rings can take up to 6 weeks to complete a customer order, some even take up to 8 weeks.

     

    These are just a few things to think about while you are planning out your wedding. Don’t leave the wedding bands for the last minute because you might end up having to settle for something that you won’t be happy with. We want you to love your rings forever and we want to be able to help in any way possible to ensure you get that perfect ring; you just need to ensure that the jewelry store you visit has time to do this for you.

    kim_t1About the Blogger: 

    Kim T, Office Manager, Day's 
    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Kimberly joined the Day's Team in Manchester, New Hampshire in April of 2012. She brings her jewelry experience from a large department store and is excited to work with the Day's family. Kimberly grew up all over the United States. Coming from a military family, she was able to move every few years to experience new places and meet new people.

    Learn more about Kim!

     

  • Eternity Takes Forever

    28873_20120731_172036_tumblr_m7txfire9c1rn1hbgo1_500One of the perks to selling jewelry (other than being constantly surrounded by sparkly things for a living) is being a part of so many different love stories. The proposals, the romance, the memories, and the overall experience of “forever” is really magical. I don’t want to oversell it or anything but having been in a long term relationship and then returning to single life I am here to tell you that true love is a sight to see. Granted, it is rare and it takes a lot of work, but I feel lucky to see it so often.

    I’ve worked at Day’s Jewelers since 2005, and in the past 9 years I have learned a lot about jewelry and romance and  feel like I have some secrets I can share. The hallmark lesson of love has to be that it takes a lot of work. Love isn’t easy but it is worth it. That’s why we are calling these Thursday “Relationship Advice” posts “Eternity Takes Forever.”

    If you’re new to our little blog, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Melissa, the resident Fashionista at Day’s Jewelers. I post all the pretty things to Facebook, blog for our Style File every Monday, and am one of our two Personal Shoppers.  I love my cats and long walks on the beach… just kidding… If I’m going to be on a beach I’m going to be laying out working on my tan…

    Every Thursday I will be sharing some of the secrets of love I’ve learned over the past 9 years as well as some tips and advice on topics like proposing, how to find the right ring, sending the hint when it’s time, and other topics related to romance and jewelry.

    For a little taste of what is to come on “Eternity Takes Forever,” check out my favorite blog from 2013, 5 Steps: Football to Forevermark. I wrote this to help women teach their men about Forevermark diamonds in terms most men love and understand – football. It being playoff time and all, now is the perfect time to give it a try with your Football Lover!

     

    dsc_4774I can’t wait to start writing these blogs and sharing stories with you! I want to hear about your love stories too… The good, the sappy, even the bad and the ugly- How did he propose? Where was your first date and why it was amazing?   What’s the funniest way you’ve broken up with a jerk? What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on? We might even do some contests with these stories where you can win some fabulous prizes, so send your story along to me at info@daysjewelers.com!

    ~Melissa

     

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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.

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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.