Birthstone Engagement Rings: The Hot New Trend

Birthstone Engagement Rings: The Hot New Trend

by Nancy Plante September 23, 2019

Birthstone engagement rings are a new way to create a truly one-of-a-kind, personalized engagement ring—and it’s one of the breakout wedding trends of the year!
Make This September Special With A Sapphire Birthstone: How To Find The Perfect Sapphire

Make This September Special With A Sapphire Birthstone: How To Find The Perfect Sapphire

by Nancy Plante August 26, 2019

Here at Plante Jewelers, the most popular colored gemstone is the sapphire. For a September birthday or a 5th or 45th anniversary, it’s the perfect present. Sapphires can be worn by everyone, regardless of when you were born!

How to Choose From the Three Beautiful August Birthstones

How to Choose From the Three Beautiful August Birthstones

by Nancy Plante July 25, 2019 1 Comment

If you have a birthday in August, you are lucky to have three gorgeous birthstones to choose from: vibrant peridot, captivating sardonyx, and vivid spinel.
Ruby Jewelry: The Perfect Gift For July Birthdays & Anniversaries

Ruby Jewelry: The Perfect Gift For July Birthdays & Anniversaries

by Nancy Plante June 24, 2019

Ruby has long been known as the “King of Gems,” and for good reasons. It’s one of the four precious gemstones (including diamond, sapphire, and emerald), and it has a hardness that is second only to the diamond.

Everything You Need to Know About June Birthstones

Everything You Need to Know About June Birthstones

by Nancy Plante May 21, 2019 3 Comments

People with June birthdays have a range of gemstones to choose from: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. They are all fascinating, unusual gems with their own unique qualities. From the lustrous, organic pearl and the rare alexandrite to the mysterious moonstone, June’s birthstones are unique and meaningful. 
How to Buy a Diamond: Tips From an Expert Jeweler

How to Buy a Diamond: Tips From an Expert Jeweler

by Nancy Plante April 26, 2019

Choosing a diamond is an exciting and thrilling experience. Whether the diamond is for an engagement, a personal milestone, or just because you’d like to own a beautiful gem, it’s a wonderful gem to own. However, choosing the right diamond can be somewhat intimidating.

April Birthstone Jewelry: The History of Diamonds and How to Care for Yours

April Birthstone Jewelry: The History of Diamonds and How to Care for Yours

by Nancy Plante March 27, 2019 2 Comments

If you were born in April, you have the most prized birthstone of all: the diamond. It is a gem of enduring symbolism and meaning, as well as a stunning fashion accent. The April birthstone has a long history as a gorgeous object of desire that goes back thousands of years. Representing power, beauty, wealth, and affluence, diamonds truly are extraordinary.
A Closer Look at March Birthstones & 2019 Spring Jewelry Trends

A Closer Look at March Birthstones & 2019 Spring Jewelry Trends

by Nancy Plante February 22, 2019

People born in March have two birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone. These March birthstones look very different from each other, but they share a reputation for good health, healing, and hope.

Garnet Jewelry: A 2019 Fine Jewelry Trend

Garnet Jewelry: A 2019 Fine Jewelry Trend

by Nancy Plante January 14, 2019

When it comes to fine jewelry trends, the use of non-traditional stones has grown in popularity. More shoppers are looking for styles that are unique, offer healing benefits, and promote positive energy. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds (the traditional precious stones) remain in high demand, but interest has recently swelled for "the new precious.” This term is used to define semi-precious stones such as garnets, lapis, tiger’s eye, and tourmaline.
December Birthstones & the Best Type of Jewelry for Winter

December Birthstones & the Best Type of Jewelry for Winter

by Nancy Plante December 24, 2018

Those with December birthdays are lucky, as they have three gemstones to choose from: zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise. Each of these gemstones boasts their own unique blue tone as well as different qualities and meanings.

How to Choose & Buy Loose Gemstones: The Perfect Customizable Present

How to Choose & Buy Loose Gemstones: The Perfect Customizable Present

by Nancy Plante November 24, 2018

The Perfect gift for our local customers

Looking for special holiday gifts for someone who has everything? Consider giving your loved one a loose gemstone that he or she can bring into the shop and work with our designers to create the perfect piece. It’s a unique gift idea that will give the wearer pleasure every time it’s worn.

October Birthstones: What You Need To Know About Opal & Tourmaline Jewelry

October Birthstones: What You Need To Know About Opal & Tourmaline Jewelry

by Nancy Plante October 25, 2018

October people are lucky—they get two beautiful birthstones, opal and tourmaline. Choose one, or combine them. They can look beautiful when worn together, depending on the color of each and what you prefer.