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Personalize your Father’s Day Gift this year with Engraved Jewelry

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  How will you show your dad this year that he is – and always will be – your personal hero?  Sure, Dad can always use another tie or golf accessory or “World’s Greatest Dad” mug, but if you want to give him a gift that really shows that you’ve put some thought into it, engraved jewelry is the perfect way to personalize your Father’s Day gift and show Dad just how much you love and appreciate him.

 

To be honest, moms are easier to shop for.  Mom is always delighted with new jewelry for Mother’s Day, or any occasion.  But we tend to forget that dads love (and deserve) nice jewelry, too, and there are plenty of Father’s Day gift options in this category to suite Dad’s personal taste and lifestyle, from the simple, casual, outdoor man to the executive, and everything in between.  So your search for that perfect Father’s Day jewelry gift should start with these “lifestyle” factors in mind, and then you can begin to personalize your gift from there.

Choosing the particular piece of jewelry, such as a watch or men’s bracelet is the first step, keeping in mind that virtually any jewelry can be personalized with engraving, provided it has enough surface to do so.  If you’re dad’s not really a jewelry guy, you can still personalize his Father’s Day gift this year with custom engraving on a variety of other items, as well.  Think plaques or mock awards, desk accessories like executive pen sets, or even certain types of fishing gear.  Get creative, and you’ll soon find you’ve come up with a truly one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift that shows Dad he’s one-in-a-million.

Whether you choose to go with a special sentiment or add some humor with a funny saying or an “inside joke”, engraving gives you the opportunity to tell Dad just how you feel in a gift that will remind him each and every time looks upon it.  Custom engraving does require a little lead time, but there’s still plenty of time to personalize that perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day if you get the process started now.  Your local jeweler can help you to find just the item you’re looking for to suit your dad’s taste and style, and do the engraving for you on site, quite affordably.

Make this the year you really “wow” him with a personalized Father’s Day Gift from the heart.

Mark the Milestones: Teen Jewelry

As you watch your children grow, you take photos, make videos and create as many lasting memories as possible. You can easily create memories for those children that they will never forget by marking their milestones with gifts of teen jewelry. Here are just a few ideas:

 

Teen Jewelry - Initial Pendant

Teen Jewelry – Initial Pendant

You received her baby ring from your mother on the day she was born. Of course, as an infant, your precious daughter never wore the ring but you have it, still in its box hidden away in your sock drawer. Next week, that “baby” is turning thirteen, which is a huge milestone in her young life. Why not visit your local jeweler and pick out a nice gold chain necklace for her to wear, with the baby ring as a pendant? She’s a responsible young lady and would truly appreciate a sentimental piece as her first piece of teen jewelry.

 

If your son or daughter are nearing the biggest birthday of their lives, their Sweet 16, there are many changes about to happen. Here comes the driver’s license and a newfound freedom that you’ve dreaded for years. But this is a milestone for your children. Mark the memory for them with teen jewelry. Your 16-year old son would certainly appreciate a designer watch that you secretly hope will keep him on time for curfews. And your daughter’s first pair of diamond earrings will have you in her good graces for months!

 

Those examples are just that…examples. There are many varieties of teen jewelry to choose from that will mark your children’s milestones and likely be one of the more precious gifts you give. You don’t have to break the bank by buying expensive pieces as there are plenty of choices of perfectly affordable teen jewelry. Many young men appreciate a valuable ID bracelet or plain gold chain bracelet. Many young women will be thrilled by gemstone earrings or the first of many charms for a charm bracelet.

 

These are your children. You know what they have liked so far in life so be sure to take that into consideration when shopping for teen jewelry. If you son is into music and loves to “bling” it out, he may be game for CZ teen jewelry, a more affordable but valuable substitute for diamonds. Your daughter is active in sports and not likely to fully appreciate the more “dainty” jewelry. Be sure to choose the right teen jewelry for your teen and it’s likely they will never forget it.

Men’s Jewelry Will Please The Meanest Mr. Scrooge

With the holidays right around the corner, some of us are struggling to find the perfect gift that will bring a smile to the face of that one grumpy family member. Jewelry could well be the answer you’ve been looking for. Men’s jewelry is more popular than ever and has become the gift of choice for many people with hard-to-buy-for men in their lives.

 

Amidon - Gifts for Men

Amidon – Gifts for Men

For the man about town, a set of affordable gold cufflinks will finish off his high class look, add just a touch of “bling” and show the world that he is in control. The sports nut is sure to appreciate a tie clasp with the logo of his favorite team. And that is just the beginning. You will be surprised and pleased by the variety of affordable men’s jewelry at your local jewelry store.

 

While some men do not wear jewelry on a regular basis, that doesn’t mean that a gift from a favorite niece or nephew, or even from a sister can turn that guy around to accessorize. Many men limit their jewelry wearing to only a wedding band so keep in mind that a more subtle statement with jewelry is in line for this fellow. A simple bracelet or necklace may be the perfect bit of men’s jewelry that will bring a smile to his face.

 

Another very popular choice for giving affordable jewelry to the man who has everything is a bit more personal: a personalized ID bracelet expressing a personal message from you. ID bracelets have evolved over the years and have become the ideal accessory for a man who isn’t a frequent jewelry wearer. He will appreciate the sentiment and be touched by your thoughtful gift.

 

Men’s jewelry has grown into its own in the past few decades. The days of low cut satin shirts, cheap gold chains and disco music is over. (Thank goodness!) The bold pinky ring has given way to tasteful men’s rings that express a bit of personality. Today’s man can accessorize with class and style without looking overdone. A subtle bracelet, a tasteful chain necklace or for the young hipsters, a pair of impressive CZ stud earrings may turn you into the favorite gift giver of the season!

Keeping The Family Heirloom Ticking

One of the most enduring symbols of a family that is connected is the family watch, passed down from generation to generation. Even as the world changed, first with the introduction of digital watches and then supplanted almost completely by the clocks that are part of cell phones, people still held on to these family heirlooms. Unfortunately, the biggest challenge often confronted by family members was finding skilled technicians that specialized in watch repair when the watches broke down. It would be disheartening to pass down something that was now just a symbol and not a working watch, but those feelings were tempered by the concerns over who to trust with the watch.

 

Amidon Jewelers - Put us to the test

Amidon Jewelers – Put us to the test

 

The art of watch repair fell out of flavor as the digital watch revolution was coupled with a shift in society towards more disposable items. When the cost of replacing something became less than the cost of repairing it, there was little incentive for people to learn the trade. Repair shops of all kinds began to close up shop, and those that survived did so by becoming a “Jack of all trades” establishment. It was not uncommon to see a shop that specialized in repairing electronics and appliances also advertising their watch repair services as well.

 

The trouble with such an establishment is that watches require specific tools and parts to keep working properly. It is easy to imagine that repairing something so small and yet with so many moving parts has almost nothing in common with replacing the belt on a dryer or rebuilding the motor on a vacuum cleaner. The only option left for people was to try and contact the original watch manufacturer and hope that they had somehow survived the collapse of the industry and could perform the work needed. If a person was lucky enough to find the business in question, they would then have to spend several anxious months while the watch was away.

 

The drive over the last several years towards custom design jewelry has created a new crop of trained professionals proficient in the art of watch repair. Many of them train directly with the companies that created the watch and are equipped with the proper tools. In just a matter of weeks they can restore the watch that has been in the family for generations back to its original glory.

 

Transcending Boundaries

(the perfect gift of wedding jewelry between friends)

When my best friend told me she was engaged to be married, I did not for an instance worry about finding the best maid of honor dress I could find. You see, my best friend Christine and I, Mark, have been friends since third grade. I even introduced her and her soon-to-be husband two years ago at a friend’s Halloween party. There were plenty of double dates – I’ve been married for almost two years – and Todd and I became very good friends. Still, I knew that when the time came for the marriage, I was in an odd position: Todd had his best friends to include, and I looked horrible in a dress.

Unique Jewelry Gifts  at Amidon Jewelers

Unique Jewelry Gifts at Amidon Jewelers

I wanted to find a gift for the two of them that would be something special, so I started by going to where they had chosen their diamond engagement rings and diamond wedding bands. Based on the designs they had, I came up with two pieces of custom design jewelry. Each piece looked the same, but each was also special to them.

Like most people, I wasn’t there when they opened their wedding presents. However, they called me out of the blue to see what I was doing for breakfast one day not long after their honeymoon. They had opened my gift and realized it might be the nicest gift of wedding jewelry they ever received. A thank you card wouldn’t be enough.

I knew what I gave them, but it was still a little breathtaking to see him wearing the tie tack and her with the brooch, each of them a special custom design jewelry piece I created. The best might actually have been about five minutes into breakfast, after they thanked me for the bridal jewelry but before I could actually order, that Todd pushed me out of the booth and the two of us had a great day really getting to know each other. All because I was smart enough to give a piece (okay, two pieces) of custom design jewelry as a wedding gift.

Watch Repair For The Next Generation

My son is graduating college

Professional Jewelry Services at Amidon Jewelers

Professional Jewelry Services at Amidon Jewelers

this fall, and I have been searching to find him the perfect gift. It is more than just a present of “Congratulations.” You see, his father passed away several years ago, and so for most of his childhood, it has just been the two of us. I know it has been a struggle for him, watching his friends grow up differently than he did, and I wanted to somehow let him know how special he was. That was when I remembered the watch.

 

The men in my husband’s family had never been the type to wear fine jewelry. They certainly appreciated it, and my husband had a fantastic eye for finding the most beautiful pieces, from the diamond engagement ring he proposed with to the pearl necklace he surprised me with on our tenth anniversary. The one piece of jewelry that was important to the men, however, was a watch that my grandfather-in-law had gotten as a gift many years ago. It had been passed down from father to son, and my husband had worn it proudly.

 

After the funeral, I put it away with so many other things I couldn’t bear to look at. Remembering it now, I went up to the attic and started searching through the boxes. It was a bittersweet occasion, as many smiles as there were tears, and eventually I found the watch. Unfortunately, after all this time packed away, it had stopped working. I wanted my son to have this watch, but I didn’t want to give him a broken gift.

 

Talking with a girlfriend, she mentioned that the last time she had been downtown, she saw that the local jewelry store offered watch repair. I was cautious, because the watch was so old, it might be impossible to find someone who knew how to fix it or know where to get the parts. The repairman had the proper tools for the job, and even before he opened the case, he told me the story of the manufacturer, the history of this model, and, most importantly, that he could fix it.

 

I picked it up today and it looks and run beautifully. I can’t wait to give it to my son, a gift from both me and his father.

Valentine’s Day Diamond Jewelry For Him

My fiancé likes to joke with me about shopping for Valentine’s Day. He says that it’s impossible for him to surprise me with anything because I already know that it’s going to be candy, flowers and some kind of diamond jewelry. Compared to me – and women everywhere, for that matter – I think he and most men have it easy. It’s easy to find romantic gifts for women, but I don’t think there’s anything too romantic about power tools, and if I try to give him flowers, I know he’ll forget to take care of him. That’s why I’m going to surprise him with some diamond jewelry of his own.

1/2CTTW Men's Diamond Wedding Band

1/2CTTW Men’s Diamond Wedding Band

 

I’m lucky that he is conscious enough about what he wears and how he dresses that he is always looking for new ways to accessorize. Men’s jewelry has become more popular over the last several years, and I was actually surprised to see how many different styles of jewelry there was to choose from. Most people think men’s jewelry begins with fashion watches and ends with wedding bands, but there are complete lines of diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces to choose from, as well as more traditional items like cuff links and tie tacks.

 

I knew that as adventurous as he might be when it comes to fashion, he wouldn’t want anything too flashy. The last thing I wanted to do was make him think I was dressing him to look like Mr. T. I wanted to make sure that it would be something he would like to wear and that would also be a reminder of me. When I went to my local jewelry store and was talking to the woman working there, she directed me to their collection of men’s jewelry made from aircraft steel.

 

Far from being generic jewelry that could be worn by either gender, these pieces have a very masculine look and feel to them. Plus, I knew the uniqueness of it would really appeal to him. I can’t wait to see the look in his eyes when he opens the gift and sees the necklace I bought him, and I really can’t wait to tell him how easy it was to shop for him.

 

 

Engagement Rings: Common Myths and Beliefs

Shopping for engagement rings is one of those things that breeds mixed emotions for each individual. Typically, men do the shopping and present the women with a diamond ring, but this world is evolving and it is not uncommon to see women doing the proposing. With gay marriage becoming legally recognized in many states across the United States, you may even see women buying these diamond engagement rings for other women, or men for men. We should not limit ourselves to what society tells us to do.

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 
Regardless of your gender or sexual preference, you will probably become familiar with diamond jewelry at some point in your life. Diamonds are always a sign of love and commitment. Even if you receive a piece of diamond jewelry from your parents, it is always given and received with love. Engagement rings are a bit different, though. These rings are only given to people with the intention of getting married one day. This is the most sacred piece of jewelry one could ever give because it comes with a really big question. This should not be taken lightly and certainly should not be given for any reason other than you not being able to visualize your life without this other person.

Engagement rings come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There is no such thing as a bad one since it solely depends on your personal preference when it comes to the way the ring looks. Some people are under the impression that all of these rings are super expensive, but that is certainly not the case. No matter your budget, you can always find a gorgeous ring for that special someone in your life whom you would love to marry! Love has no limits, and whether you have $100 or $10,000, you can always find something to display your love and commitment to this person. Using the excuse of not having enough money to get engaged or married is certainly a front for a far more serious issue. If someone truly loves you, there is no way in the world anything will stop them from letting you know that. There is always later in life, too. If you do not have the money to buy the engagement ring you want at this moment, you can always buy it later. Since you are getting married, you have all the time in the world.

 

 

Designer Men’s Wedding Bands Set A New Standard

I know it sounds like a cliché, but take it from a man speaking with experience: planning the wedding is truly all about the bride. I certainly had dreams about what I wanted my wedding to be like when I was growing up, but my dreams of eventually watching the Dallas Cowboys win another Super Bowl are far more important to me, so when it came to making decisions for the wedding, I deferred to my fiancé most of the time. Besides, she has a better eye for colors and a better nose for flowers. It’s the same reason I let her decorate the house. I don’t tell her what kind of diamond jewelry to wear when we go out for the night. Do you really think I’m crazy enough to say “I think the sea foam works better than the salmon?” I didn’t even know those were colors.

Vitalium Journey Laser Wedding Band

One of the aspects of our nuptials where I did make a stand, however, was when it came time to shop for the wedding jewelry. I see the wedding bands that my father and uncles wore, and those weren’t enough for me. I knew that I wanted a men’s wedding band that was more than just a simple plain ring. If I was going to be wearing this for the rest of my life (like I planned), I wanted to be sure the ring had a little bit of personality.

 

We both knew that we were going to get married long before I popped the question, so when we were out running errands or just strolling through town, we would stop at jewelry stores and look at the collection of diamond engagement rings and wedding jewelry. My then-girlfriend, now-wife understood that it was important to me that the men’s wedding band we chose be something designer, and that allowed us to pick out an entire wedding set where all three rings matched. One of the best things about loving the ring she would be slipping on my finger was that it made it much easier to nod, smile and say, “Whatever you want dear” when she asked me about the flowers, the seating chart, or anything else. I had her and my designer wedding band. I was happy.

 

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ABOUT PEARLS

Pearls are found in a verity and shape and array of mysterious colors. Formed naturally from living mollusk, a pearl is created over time, made of several layers of inner shell material called nacre.

 PEARL HISTORY 

Pearls have been sought after for their beauty for centuries.  Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 1900′s pearls was often one of the most expensive jewelry available.  Historians recorded that an early roman general financed an entire military campaign from the sale of one of his mother’s single pearl earrings.

Pearls have been around since the beginning of recorded time.  Cleopatra, ancient Romans, and Pharaohs adorned themselves with the gems.

FOLKLORE

Ancient stories in both China and India include tales of the Gods giving a pearl as a gift.   Some Indian cultures believed that pearls were tears from the heavens that fell into the sea and were captured by the shellfish.

Pearls were widely used for medicine in Europe, Persia, and Asia for various despises and insanity. Pearls were believed to bring you power, wealth and longevity.  Evan to this day, Pearls are ground and used for medicine throughout the orient.

CARE FOR YOUR PEARLS

Pearls are not for everyday wear, take care when wearing to protect from scratches and harsh blows. Always put your pearls on last to avoid chemicals such as perfumes and hair sprays. To clean, wipe gently with a moist cloth.  Read more care tips in our blog here.

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Our Month at AmidonOur month started off helping select beautiful jewelry to be given as gifts to bridesmaids and to complement gorgeous wedding dresses.  We are glad it is finally feeling more like summer, and for us, wedding season is in full swing.We have welcomed Bobby to our staff, stop in to the Power-house Store and say hello.Have you seen our new selection of promise rings and bridal sets?  We have added several new styles to our cases in each store.Our Hanover Store is busy with engraving projects for our community’s graduation and award ceremonies.  It’s great to see all of the familiar names of the individuals receiving recognition.

Jewelry Tip

It’s the easy going sand and flip-flop time of year. Although you’r ready to unwind, summer can be especially ruff on your jewelry. Here is what you need to know to keep your favorite pieces safe and secure for the upcoming season.

  • Chlorine and salt water can age your precious metal. Never wear your jewelry in the pool, hot tub, ocean, or shower. Gold, silver, platinum and some gemstones will rapidly tarnish or erode when exposed to these corrosive elements.
  • Sunbathe without the sparklers. Lotions and sunscreens can coat or even degrade your jewelry. Always remove your jewelry when applying perfumes, cosmetics, and skin care products.
  • Organization is essential when traveling. Avoid hassle and damage, keep your jewelry in separate bags and avoid a jumbled mess.
  • Keep your jewelry safe while away. Select hotels with room safes or safe deposit boxes.
  • Before you travel, be sure your jewelry is adequately insured and has an up to date appraisal.

Remember to stop in often throughout the summer for a free professional cleaning and inspection at all of our locations.

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