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Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special person in your life can be stressful and confusing. There are so many options, it can be hard to know what to choose.

Luckily for you, the experts at Eiseman Jewels have put together this gift guide to help you delight your loved one this holiday season. 

GIFTS FOR HER

Messika Double Ring

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If you’re looking for a chic piece that she doesn’t already have in her jewelry box, look no further than Messika’s 18-karat white gold Glam’azone ring. This unique piece can be worn two ways: with both rings on one finger or with each ring worn individually.

Lika Behar Gold Hoop Earrings

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These easy-to-wear 24-karat yellow gold Lika Behar hoop earrings will quickly become the shining stars of her everyday jewelry wardrobe.

Tudor Watch

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The Tudor Glamour Date Watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything luxury timepiece that can keep up with a woman’s active lifestyle. It features a black diamond-set dial, steel bracelet and self-winding mechanical movement.

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

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It’s impossible to go wrong with a recommendation from Richard Eiseman himself. His choice for the gift of the season? This absolutely breathtaking 13.49-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring. The center stone is flanked by two trapezoids cut stones for a total diamond carat weight of 15.29.

Sloane Street Necklace

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Want to profess your love and appreciation with something a little more exotic? Try this 18-karat white gold pendant necklace that features a gorgeous combination of Ethiopian opal beads, apatite beads, black opal, blue opal and triangular crystal opal with a pavé diamond rim.

GIFTS FOR HIM

Drive de Cartier 

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This beautiful Drive de Cartier watch is brought to life by the in-house Cartier Manufacture Movement. Its unique cushion-shaped 18-karat pink gold case, brown semi-matte alligator skin strap and sapphire crystal make it an extraordinary gift with which to celebrate the season. 

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 

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For the man who is bold, adventurous and ready for action, the Breitling Avenger Hurricane is the ideal gift. This robust military timepiece is constructed from a futuristic material called Breitlight®, which is 5.8 times lighter and significantly harder than steel, making it ultra-light and ultra-sturdy. It’s equipped with a military-style 24-hour display, and its all-black look is enhanced by yellow accents and aviation-inspired numerals.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

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If you’ve got a watch buff in your life, chances are he can’t wait to get his hands on the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Air King. It features a distinctive black dial with large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours, an Oyster case crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant 904L steel, and a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. 

Still having trouble selecting the perfect gift from our picks? Don’t fret. Our in-store experts are here to help you find a one-of-a-kind piece to wow any recipient this season. Stop by NorthPark Center in Dallas to visit us at Eiseman Jewels

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While diamonds and gemstones are the stars of the show when it comes to fine jewelry design, the precious metals that make up the setting are just as important to a piece’s look and quality. There’s no better foundation for your most treasured jewels than platinum and 18-karat gold.

18-KARAT GOLD

A karat is a measurement of a metal’s purity. 18-karat gold contains 75 percent gold and 25 percent alloyed metals such as silver, palladium, platinum and nickel to make it harder and more durable. And because 18-karat gold is 75 percent pure gold, it has a heavier, more luxurious feel than jewelry with less karats. This means that when you compare 18-karat and 14-karat rings with the exact same dimensions, the 18-karat ring will be heavier.

18-karat gold is the most popular karat weight for gold jewelry, as its strength prevents the prongs from weakening and the stones falling out. 18-karat gold is also less likely to tarnish.

Natural gold and color-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold its luxurious shine. The higher the number of karats, the deeper the rich, buttery yellow tone will be. Since 18-karat gold contains less other metals, its color typically looks richer and deeper than its 14-karat counterpart. The soft patina that develops over time is also specific to 18-karat yellow gold versus the lighter 14-karat gold.

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ROSE GOLD

Rose gold first became fashionable in 19th-century Russia, which is why it was originally called “Russian gold.” By the time the Victorian era rolled around, rose gold jewelry dominated the jewelry scene along with yellow gold.   18-karat rose gold is actually an alloy containing 75 percent gold and 15 percent copper or some combination of copper and silver. Because rose gold is by definition an alloy of multiple metals, there is no such thing as “pure” rose gold.

Rose gold’s recent style comeback is the result of a few different factors. Rose gold lacks the more reflective “bling” effect demonstrated by metals like white gold and platinum, making it an understated, elegant alternative. Its romantic pink hue also happens to effortlessly flatter most skin tones.  What once was an uncommon metal worn only by Russian elites can now be found in watches, bangles and even engagement rings. In fact, this trend is so popular, we believe we’ll be looking at the world through rose-colored glasses for years to come.

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PLATINUM

Platinum is the most precious metal in jewelry. Like gold, it is rare and heavy, but it is 60 percent heavier and 30 times more rare than gold. Because of its purity, platinum is hypoallergenic, so it’s perfect for people who are allergic to other metals. Platinum prongs offer excellent protection for diamonds, so your stones are less likely to budge when they’re set in platinum.

But platinum does more than just protect diamonds and gemstones. It makes very white diamonds appear bright by enhancing their brilliance. Platinum won’t cast colors into a diamond, and because it’s naturally white, it won’t fade or change colors over time.

You’ll find a lot of vintage platinum jewelry that looks almost the same as the day it was made — with stones intact — because of the its strength and durability. And when you consider the fact that the jewelry you buy today might someday become the heirloom pieces treasured by future generations, platinum is a beautiful choice.

For an exquisite selection of platinum and 18-karat gold jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Trendy yet timeless, hoop earrings are key accessories every woman must have in her jewelry box. “You can never have too many pairs,” Eiseman Jewels specialist Marni Mulvey says. “Hoop earrings always make a statement, and they are always in style.” To help keep you in the loop with hoops, Marni offers these five tips.

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Go for quality.
“Hoop earrings are an everyday piece that can be dressed up or down from cocktail to casual,” Marni says. Because of their versatility, hoops can be worn several times a week. To ensure they last, invest in a quality pair made of durable metals like gold, platinum or sterling silver rather than less-expensive mass-produced jewelry that will tarnish, break or bend.

 

 

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Scale to face size.
Hoop earrings are one of the few pieces of jewelry that frame your face for a flattering and youthful effect. Scale the thickness of the hoops to your face. Medium to wide hoops complement wide, full and/or strong face shapes while thinner hoops don’t overwhelm smaller, fine-boned faces.

 

 

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Consider the color.
Jewelry color is often the preference of the individual, but you should also consider what metal tones go well with your skin tone and hair color. Gold (yellow and rose), brass, copper and pewter complement warm skin tones while silver, platinum and whitegold look best on cool skin tones. Warm metals work best for dark hair and cool metals complement light hair.

 

 

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Diversify shapes and styles.
Circle hoops are the base of any good jewelry collection, but you don’t have to limit yourself. Oval hoops provide a fashion-forward look while giving the impression of elongating the neck. Square hoops offer clean lines and modern style, while large diamond hoops are a chic addition.

 

 

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Wear the appropriate size.
Marni emphasizes that the size of the hoops should match the occasion and the outfit. “Hoops can add a little ‘jazz’ to any outfit,” she says. The standard size of one-and-a-half to two inches is perfect for a timeless, classy look. Larger hoops provide a dramatic statement that is more suitable for casual events, while small hoops add a flattering touch to any occasion.

 

 

 

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Marni Blair Mulvey. 

Specialist in Bridal, Fine Jewelry & Fine Timepieces. Marni brings an expert eye in engagement rings and high fashion jewelry to the Eiseman Jewels client. Celebrating 14 years at Eiseman, and over 18 years in the jewelry industry, Marni is often consulted by industry designers for direction on their collections.

 

 

 

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temple st clair blogEiseman Jewels strives to bring our customers the most unique and beautiful jewelry from all around the world. But it’s our wonderful vendors who help us to make this vision into a reality. This month, we’d like to recognize Temple St. Clair for their one-of-a-kind pieces and dedication to the work we do at Eiseman Jewels each and every day.

 

Founded in 1986 in Florence, Italy, by designer Temple St. Clair Carr, Temple St Clair Fine Jewelry is known for modern classic style, an impeccable use of fine colored gemstones and distinctive gold work. The philosophy of the company is to offer the highest quality in fine jewelry while introducing collectors to timeless design, exquisite colored gemstones and gold craftsmanship. From signature rock crystal amulets to collectible cocktail rings, there is always an occasion for Temple St. Clair pieces. Here are a few of our favorite aquamarine pieces:

 

Wedding wear. What better way to complement your gorgeous gown than with these simply stunning aquamarine and diamond baubles? Ornate enough to stand out from the rest, yet demure enough to blend in to your wedding vision, these earrings offer a touch of elegance for any bride on her special day.

 

Bridal gifts. For the girls who have your back through thick and thin, a Temple St. Clair angel charm is the perfect way to say, “Thank you.” Whether its for your Maid of Honor, wedding party or just a dear friend, this classic charm can be worn around the neck, wrist or even attached to a bridal bouquet as a unique accent piece.

 

Engagement photos. Your engagement photos can be used on everything from Save the Dates to Thank You Notes to décor at your wedding events, so go with a style that fits every occasion. Temple St. Clair’s gold, aquamarine and diamond necklace catch the light perfectly and provide that classically beautiful look you’ll want in your engagement photo shoot.

 

Anniversary present. Just because she already has one radiant rock on her finger doesn’t mean she can’t have another. This oversized aquamarine teardrop stone is the ideal gift for the woman in your life. Set in gold to highlight its luster and shine, this ring not only shows you care, but it shows you have style.

 

Night out on the town. Whether you’re going to the theatre or a five-star restaurant, dressing to the nines is a must. These aquamarine clusters pair well with everything from a simple black dress to a floor length gown. Put your hair up to show off these dazzling dangles, or leave your hair down to soften the shimmer. Either way, don’t leave these earrings at home on your next night out.

 

Stop by Eiseman Jewels today and our specialists will find the right Temple St. Clair piece for you!