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  • Amethyst: 2018 Color of the Year


    This February let's channel the late musical icon, Prince, and celebrate Purple Rain! Purple "Reign", that is! Per Pantone, the 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and here at Day's Jewelers we are ready to "rock" the color purple. Of course, there is no greater month to for us to embrace Ultra Violet than February when birthstone Amethyst dominates the jewelry world.

    If you haven't already, very soon you will be seeing Ultra Violet everywhere. From furniture to hair color, candy packaging to cosmetics, clothing to vehicles, so I'm blogging to remind you to accessorize 2018 with amethyst!

    As part of the Quartz family, amethyst is abundant, low maintenance, durable, affordable, and a fabulous way to show off a highly fashionable jeweled look for a great price. One of my favorite ways to show off amethyst is by stacking Ed Levin handmade sterling silver bangles featuring our favorite purple gem!


    Tales have been told that supernatural powers have been linked to amethyst. For centuries, amethyst had been believed to heal and protect people from illnesses. Many even believed drinking alcoholic beverages served in amethyst cups would prevent drunkenness. While today we have modern medicine on our side, amethyst is still considered to be a healer of the body and soul through energy according to many who practice alternative medicine. Additionally, many millennials wear not only amethyst, but other Quartz crystals as well, for mental, physical, and spiritual intervention in their daily lives. Our new silver line, T. Jazelle, brings that trend to the our reality with The Cleo Collection, displaying singular cylindrical crystals on a 36 inch chain; and expansion bracelets with polished beads made out of genuine gemstones accessorized with a single silver charm.


    Guest Fashionista, Morgan Bouchard, formerly of the Topsham Day's Jewelers, was kind enough to put together outfit pairings featuring Ultra Violet for your style inspiration. To enhance these looks, come try on this east-to-west oriented oval amethyst and diamond necklace set in white gold on an 18 inch chain. Of course, you will also need to try on the matching pair of earrings where the oval amethyst are oriented North-to-South. Top off the jeweled pairing by wearing this ESTATE oval amethyst ring set in 14k white gold. You'll want to act fast on the ring, it's bold, beautiful, and a great big look - but we only have ONE in company and it's the only one we will ever have!

    So there you have it. Amethyst, the color of royalty, is the reigning "Prince" of 2018 thanks to Pantone and the color Ultra Violet. With Valentine's Day less than 2 weeks away, make sure to keep on trend by shopping for Amethyst. - And don't forget, if Ultra Violet is not your color, Forevermark diamonds go with everything!



  • 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

  • Aquаmаrinе - Thе Birthѕtоnе оf Mаrch

    The wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck and good health. Astrologers long ago attributed supernatural powers to certain gemstones.

    aqua ring Shop Aquamarine Rings

    Named after seawater, Aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool.  From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, the aquamarine shines over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colors.  It is the birthstone of March and thought to enhance the happiness of marriages and the lucky crystals for the people of Pisces.  It is also the symbol of a 19th wedding anniversary.

    The greenish blue Aquamarine protects those who journey by sea, alleviating the fear of water and guards those involved in any long travel such as flying or driving long distances.

    Aquаmаrinе birth ѕtоnеѕ аrе truѕtеd tо bring соurаgе, viсtоrу, tоgеthеrnеѕѕ аnd inѕight tо itѕ wеаrеrѕ. It ѕignifiеѕ mаking оf nеw friеndѕ. It iѕ viеwеd аѕ a gift оf lоvе.  It also has the power to benefit its wearer with knowledge, vision and inspiration.

    Aquаmаrinе - tо thе hаррilу mаrriеd!

    Arе уоu a mаrriеd mаn/wоmаn? Thеn thiѕ gеmѕtоnе iѕ thе реrfесt gift fоr уоur bеlоvеd оnе. Thiѕ glittеring gеmѕtоnе iѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо bring оut hаrmоnу, ѕооthing аll thе diffеrеnсеѕ thаt might еxiѕt аmоng a lоving  (or struggling) соuрlе.

    Pоwеrѕ оf Aquаmаrinе

    Aquаmаrinе birth ѕtоnеѕ аrе truѕtеd tо bring соurаgе, viсtоrу, tоgеthеrnеѕѕ аnd inѕight tо itѕ wеаrеrѕ. It ѕignifiеѕ mаking оf nеw friеndѕ. It iѕ viеwеd аѕ a gift оf lоvе. Wеаring аn аquаmаrinе piece of jеwеlrу iѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо bring lоvе аnd аffесtiоn intо уоur lifе.

    Shop Aquamarine Earrings Shop Aquamarine Earrings

    Hеаlth аnd рrоѕреritу iѕ thе ѕуmbоl оf thiѕ роwеrful birthѕtоnе. It iѕ bеliеvеd tо роѕѕеѕѕ thе hеаling роwеr thаt rеduсеѕ thе dереndеnсу оn drugѕ. Aquаmаrinе gеmѕtоnеs are said to hеlр digеѕtiоn, еnѕurе hеаlth оf tееth аnd the jаw аnd is ѕuрроѕеd tо bе a rеmеdу fоr ѕwоllеn glаndѕ.

    Aquаmаrinе - brings роѕitivе роwеr!

    Aquаmаrinе birthѕtоnеs are аll аbоut inѕtilling роѕitivе fееlings. Thiѕ brеаthtаkinglу bеаutiful gеmѕtоnе iѕ bеliеvеd tо rеlеаѕе аngеr аnd nеgаtivitу аnd bеѕtоw оn uѕ реасе оf mind, сlаritу аnd еnѕurеѕ mеntаl аnd еmоtiоnаl bаlаnсе. Aquаmаrinе gеmѕtоnеs are said to hеlр fосuѕ, соnсеntrаtiоn аnd аidѕ in mеditаtiоn.

    Aquаmаrinе Jеwеlrу

    Pеndаnt, brасеlеt, ring оr аn еаrring - аquаmаrinе jеwеlrу аrе fаvоrеd bу thе Piѕсеаnѕ. It has been said that Piѕсеаnѕ, if thеу wеаr аquаmаrinе, thеir birthѕtоnе, will invitе thе роѕitivе thingѕ оf thе univеrѕе intо thеir lifе. Lifе will bе fillеd with lоvе, аffесtiоn, саrе, friеndѕhiр аnd tоgеthеrnеѕѕ. Explore the elegance of the Aquamarine at Day’s.  We have Aquamarine jewelry to suit all tastes and styles including rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets with some creations in their designer lines such as Le Vian.

  • 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.



    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.



    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!


  • 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!



  • The Difference Between a Synthetic, Genuine, and Imitation Gemstone

    What a great question to be asked! Also one that is hard to answer without confusing the guest.  I can remember my first discussion on this when I began in the jewelry industry and I remember thinking that it simply did not make much sense. It took a few more times discussing the terms and asking many, many questions before I fully understood it, so I can relate to those struggling with these concepts.

    Here it goes, I am going to try to make this as simple and easy to understand by first defining, then giving examples of how the terms are used. Read along remembering one thing: Do not lock any gemstone into one definition...2 or 3 may apply to it. Keep that in mind and it should be a little easier to follow.

    What exactly is a genuine(natural)gemstone?

    This is the easiest of the definitions. Simply put: A genuine gemstone is one that was produced in the earth through natural processes. Mankind may treat them to enhance their beauty, but had no hand in creating them. They are mined from the earth and are rare, some extremely so. Their value in most cases will exceed the value of any gems created by man, though there are some exceptions to this. You know these gems already. They encompass all of the birthstones as well as many other popular gemstones present in jewelry. Price is impacted by the rarity of the gemstone.

    Example: Diamond is a naturally occurring, genuine gemstone. It can sometimes be treated with heat, radiation, pressure, or a combination of some of the methods. This changes their color to white, blue, teal, green, pink, black, yellow, and brown. This does not change their definition. They are still genuine, as they are mined from the earth. They are described correctly as a natural diamond when untreated and a natural treated diamond when they have been altered by man.

    What is a synthetic gemstone?

    A synthetic gemstone is one that is grown in a laboratory under controlled conditions by man. The gem will share almost all the optical and chemical properties of the genuine gem. The cost will usually be significantly less than the genuine and larger gems do not increase in price as rapidly as the genuine gemstones do, so you can get a much larger gem for your money. These gems are priced on production cost. Rarity is not a consideration in pricing. Some natural gems that are available as synthetic: Moissanite, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia, and Alexandrite.

    Example: Chatham Emerald is grown in a laboratory under controlled pressure and temperature. When completed, the gem IS an emerald and has most of the attributes, color and wear limitations that the natural gem has. Becasue it is grown in a lab, it must be referred to as synthetic.

    What is an imitation and/or simulant?

    An imitation or simulant is a gem that mimics the color and sometimes the light performance of a natural gemstone. It does not have to have gem properties, but it can. This sounds confusing because most people try to make simulants/imitations a separate category from natural and genuine. The better way to look at them, however, is as an additional description. Below are some examples of how simulant/imitation can be used in a description. You will note the descriptions can and sometimes do contain synthetic and genuine as well.

    Example One: A Cubic Zirconia is a man made gemstone and would be called a synthetic. It is also a diamond simulant because it looks like a diamond.

    Example Two: In the past, colored glass was set into rings to make rings more affordable. Since these only mimicked the color of the stone they replaced, they are properly referred to as imitations or simulants.

    Example Three: Rhodalite Garnet is a natural gemstone, but is sometimes used to replace Alexandrite in jewelry. When it is used in this manner, it is a simulant for Alexandrite.

    In summary, if you separate the terms it becomes easier to understand what a jeweler is talking about when discussing types of gemstones. Hopefully this article helps remove some of the confusion for our guests.

  • Fun Facts: Birthstone Legends

    With every birthstone comes a legend surrounding that particular stone. Some stones' legends are a bit more far fetched than others, while a few help to explain the beauty behind the stone itself. It’s fun to hear what the legend behind your particular birthstone is and if it pertains to you and your life. So what month were you born?

    education-birthstone-chart-lgJanuary’s birthstone is Garnet; Garnet is a deep reddish brown color that can come in many different shades. The legend behind a Garnet is that in medieval times the stones were thought to cure depression and protect against bad dreams, almost like a dream catcher.

    Amethyst is February’s birthstone and it is considered the color of Royalty. Purple was an expensive dye to purchase which is why only Royalty was able to afford to have their clothes dyed that color. According to folklore, Amethyst guarantees success in sports, war and business (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    March’s birthstone is gorgoues. Aquamarine comes from the Latin meaning “of the sea.”During the Middle Ages Europeans believed this gem gave its wearer wisdom and the ability to overcome evil (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    April’s birthstone is one of the most coveted birthstones of them all. Diamonds have always been coveted for their rarity and beauty, and the Romans believed that Cupids arrows were tipped with diamonds. Diamonds are a symbol of love, romance and commitment.

    Emerald is the birthstone of May and the deep green beauty behind the stone is said to symbolize fertility and life, and the Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, their Goddess of love ( DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    Pearl is a stone that comes in multiple shapes and colors.  The birthstone of June has been associated with moon and water, due to its appearance and origin, and also symbolizes purity and love.

    Ruby is a gemstone that is steeped in Legend and Lore, July’s birthstone is said to preserve physical and mental health, and prevent evil thoughts. Ruby is one of the world’s rarest and costliest gems and is said to be the “Gem King” (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    Peridot, August's birthstone, is called “Gem of the Sun”, and prospectors looked for it at night and were able to locate it by its glow. Peridot is said to attract wealth and drive away evil spirits.

    Sapphires come in so many different shades and colors, September’s birthstone is said to be linked with Royalty throughout history. Kings and Queen’s wore them to protect again treachery. This stone is said to signify truth, sincerity and faithfulness (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    Opal is another stone that comes in multiple colors and shades, a lot of these stones have multiple colors in one stone. Opal is considered the most magical of gems because it shows all the colors of all the other gems combined their flashing colors are born from lightening according to Middle Eastern Folklore (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    Citrine is the color of November and has a deep yellow color. Citrine is said to guard its wearer from evil thoughts.


    imagesDecember’s stone is Blue Topaz, topaz comes in lots of different colors and is said to give the wearer strength and was credited with the power to overcome evil magic (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).  December is a lucky month with two stones, and Tanzanite is Decembers other birthstone. The story behind it’s color is that a wildfire changed crystal lying on the ground from pale brown to rich blue (DCA Colored Stones, Compendium).

    So as you can see there are many different legends and lore’s behind the different birthstones. Many of the come from superstition while some come from the origin of the stone and what people feel it might protect them from. While Lore’s and Legends aren’t considered facts, it is still fun to know the history behind the stone that you wear.


    About the Blogger:

    kim_tKimberly 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 of the United States. Coming from a military family, she was able to move every few years to experience new places and meet new people. When her father retired from the military, her family settled in New Hampshire. Quiet, committed and funny, Kimberly helps to distress customers when they are trying to make an important jewelry purchase decision. Kimberly enjoys finding the right piece for customers and making sure they are happy with their selection. Her favorite pieces of jewelry are engagement rings and wedding bands. Knowing that her guests will be wearing these for the rest of their lives makes Kimberly proud to be a part of that moment when they find the perfect ring. Read more...

  • How To: Find Jewelry that Compliments Your Lifestyle


    The first thing to think about when you are looking for jewelry for yourself or for someone else is what type of lifestyle do you have. That may seem odd, however, for someone that is active high set rings and metals that tend to scratch easliy would not be a good choice for them. Here are a few quick references to the following lifestyle types:


    What is an active lifestyle? Someone that loves the outdoors, goes hiking, does a lot of gardening. Or a person that works in a hospital, with children, or is always on the go doing something! If you are shopping for someone with an active lifestyle you want to look for:


    dsct0579_11. Setting

    Active people tend to hit their jewelry often. For that reason, setting a diamond or gemstone into a bezel setting is typically a better option. This type of setting will protect the stone from it's surroundings. It hugs the entire stone and assures that there will be no bending prongs to catch on anything, the stone cannot get loose and fall out, and it typically sits lower than a prong mounting so that it will not get in the way of the day to day activities.

    2. Gemstones and Diamonds

    When thinking about the gemstones, the harder the better. Gemstones and diamonds are measured by the Mohs scale. The Mohs scale characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.

    When a person is active they tend to bump, rub, and hit their jewelry on many things. Having a harder stone will assist in making sure that nothing will happen to the gemstone or diamond.

    Here are some Mohs scales for common gemstones: Peridot and Opal 6-7, Quartz 7, Emerald 7.5, Topaz 8, Sapphire 9, Diamond 10.


    We know that everyone is active in some way typically. However, some people spend more time sitting at a desk for work. These types of people have more of a selection when it comes to settings for their jewelry. Here are some options for people with less active lifestyles:

    1. Setting

    The great thing about a person with a "non-active" lifestyle is that the setting doesn't much matter. It really comes down to their personal preference. The one thing that I would suggest as a person who works at a desk myself, eternity bands can get in the way when typing all day long. When wearing an eternity band the back side sits lower than most bands do (because it is holding gemstones all the way around), and it can hit on the desk, the keyboard, and the mouse throughout the day. This is something to be careful about as you can risk damaging the gemstones or loosing them, if too much pressure and banging occurs.

    2. Gemstones and Diamonds


    gemstonesNow, even if you aren't an "active" person, but you have a piece of jewelry you are going to wear daily, I would suggest a harder stone for you as well. Even when gemstones don't get bumped around a lot, they still get bumped around a lot (we just don't realize it). If you are a person that works in an office, a stay at home mom, or you do all the running around for the household, not only do you get worn down, but so does your jewelry.

    For your reference again, Mohs scales for common gemstones: Peridot and Opal 6-7, Quartz 7, Emerald 7.5, Topaz 8, Sapphire 9, Diamond 10.

    Regardless of your lifestyle:

    No matter your lifestyle, there are some general Do's and Don'ts for your jewelry. There are also metal options you can think about for those that cannot wear gold or silver.

    1. Do's and Dont's

    Do have your jewelry clean and inspected at least every 6 months (most local jewelers will do this free of charge)

    Do keep your jewelry somewhere safe and secure. As well as seperated from each other so that your items do not rub against each other.

    Do put on perfume, lotions, hairspray, etc...BEFORE putting on your jewelry (and allow to dry). Especially pearls.

    Don't clean with your jewelry on. Household cleaners can cause damage to your jewelry.

    Don't wear your jewelry in a pool or hot tub. Chemicals in these can cause damage to your jewelry.

    Don't wear your jewelry in the shower. Soap residue in rings and earrings can cause your jewelry to look dull and if you do not dry those areas well you can cause skin irratations.

    Don't put lotion on while wearing rings. This too can make your jewelry look dull and collect under your gemstones or inbetween areas of your rings.

    2. Sensative Skin?

    Some people need hypoallergenic metals, as they are sensative to the alloys in others. Here are a few metal choices for those that have sensative skin or need a hypoallergenic option: platinum, palladium and titanium.

    These are just a few things to think about when finding jewelry that compliments your lifestyle. Remember your settings, gemstones and metal types are very important. Also, for any lifestyle, the do's and dont's when wearing your jewelry. We want you to be sure your jewelry lasts a lifetime.

    About the Blogger: 

    dsc_4774I'm Melissa or you might see me as "~MKW", your personal shopper at Feel free to ask me anything! I love meeting new people and helping them find the perfect piece for themselves or for that special someone!

    I'll let you in on a secret: I am addicted to shoes and jewelry. Perfect for this job!

    Questions or comments, please let me know! I love hearing from our customers. 800-439-3297

    ~Melissa (MKW), Your Personal Shopper



  • Captivating Gemstones, Dabakarov

    If new and fresh jewelry is what your style craves, then the unique collection from Dabakarov is a perfect fit for you!  Day’s Jewelers has welcomed a new colored diamond collection from Dabakarov and is thrilled to share it with you.  With “Exceptional” as their standard, we can’t help but agree.


    For over 30 years, the Dabakarov family business has been providing nothing but the finest jewelry to their retailers.  Dabakarov is known for their fine attention to detail and finish as well as their trend setting designs.  Their focus is on gold and precious stone jewelry.  Dabakarov is constantly updating their designs to offer admirers new jewelry options every season.

    We stopped by our Waterville store to take a peek at the new collection and were amazed at how stunning it looked as people were modeling the jewelry!

    The Dabakarov collection is truly spectacular since it provides the newest and freshest looks. If you would like to check out the Dabakarov collection for yourself, stop by our Waterville location or shop online.Dabakarov combines design, insight and integrity to create unrivaled beauty.  This new collection offers large rings and bracelets, necklaces great for layering, and earrings to make your ears sparkle and shine.



  • Some Fascinating Facts to Feed Your Passion for Gemstones

    jenst0823With their remarkable and fascinating colors, it’s no wonder why we continue to be fascinated by nature’s gems. Just when you thought you knew everything about colored gemstones, we just had to surprise you with a few facts!

    Remarkable Ametrine - Did you know that ametrine is a natural gemstone that is bi-colored and only mined in Bolivia? Combining the magnificent hues of purple amethyst and golden citrine, this intriguing gemstone dazzles with its rare beauty for a mesmerizing effect. You may also be surprised to know that although it’s a rare gemstone, ametrine is just as affordable as amethyst or citrine! One look at this gorgeous gemstone and you’ll marvel at nature’s beauty as if it was created with you in mind.

    Breathtaking Iolite - Long before iolite was crafted into fine jewelry, it was originally used by the Vikings to navigate the open seas. The violet blue gemstone was effective in filtering the haze and minimizing glare. It is incredible to think that the purpose of this gemstone has transformed from functional sailing to creating exceptionally gorgeous jewelry! Iolite also offers a more affordable option to sapphires and tanzanite by offering the rich hues of blue to create a look that is undeniably chic.

    jplbr0386Lustrous Pearls - The only gemstone to be harvested from a living creature, the natural pearl offers an iridescent sheen that is irresistible with its symbolic beauty and timeless appeal. Ancient Chinese legend believed that pearls were created from and inherited the celestial glow of the moon. Since natural pearls are now a rarity, the technique of culturing pearls has become a more common way to harvest such splendid beauty, from the fresh waters of China and the Tennessee River to the salt waters of Japan, China, Tahiti, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. We would love to hear where your pearls are from and welcome any suggestions you may have for other customers!

    Carat Weight - Did you know that a 1 carat ruby may appear to look smaller than a 1 carat emerald? People often associate carat weight with size. While this is a common method, collectors must also be aware of density which is represented in the Mohs scale of hardness. For instance, a ruby is denser than an emerald which explains why a 1 carat ruby would appear smaller in size.

    rtmd0815Maine Tourmaline - Are you dreaming about that vacation in Maine? When that day comes, we sure hope you’ll visit us at one of our six store locations. But until that time, why not have the next best thing? A little piece of Maine to call your own - Gorgeous Maine Tourmaline! Mined from the western mountains of Maine, the vibrant pink and green gems are a fashionable way to capture the essence of natural beauty while serving as a keepsake of precious times spent with loved ones. Did you know that tourmaline is found in all colors making it the most colorful gem? Pink, green, red and blue are the most common colors. There are also pink and green bicolored gems and a unique watermelon variety that is cut to display its pink center, a white ring and green edge. What can be more fun to wear during those summer days!

    Precious Gems - You may wonder, “I don’t have any ruby, sapphire or emerald jewelry, does that mean that my fine jewelry is considered semi-precious?” We would say, “Absolutely not!” In the past, many people considered rubies, sapphires and emeralds to be precious stones and all other gems to be semi-precious. While these three types of gems are still considered more valuable to this day, the distinction between precious and semi-precious gems has become outdated. All natural colored gems are precious and rare. What differentiates the price is the quality and rarity of the particular gem.

    jerrb0495Radiant Rubies - July is right around the corner, so we definitely need to mention a thing or two about rubies! Did you know that the only natural gemstone that is harder than July’s birthstone is a diamond? So if you’re looking for a piece of jewelry for everyday wear, those with rubies make an excellent choice.


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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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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