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The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place this Sunday, and all eyes will be trained on Hollywood’s best and brightest — and, of course, on their fabulous jewels.

Here are the biggest jewelry trends we predict you’ll spot on this year’s Oscars red carpet.

Pops of Turquoise

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Bold, brightly colored gems such as turquoise make for an unforgettable red carpet look. Don’t believe us? Just check out these stunning turquoise drop earrings by Sutra Jewels, which were recently worn by “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz. 

Vintage-Inspired Jewels

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The Roaring Twenties are back with a bang. The Gatsby era’s glitzy, light-hearted feel is reflected in these high-impact geometric designs. You can either pair your vintage-inspired pieces with an equally glamorous ensemble or let the jewels shine against a minimalist LBD. 

Double Cuffs

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Coco Chanel did it in the ‘30s and Diana Vreeland did it in the ‘60s. Now the trend of wearing identical cuff bracelets is back, led by Blake Lively in a pair of glowing, jewel-encrusted green cuffs at last month’s Golden Globes.

Statement Earrings 

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We think there are few looks more elegant than a pair of statement earrings worn against a bare neck. It’s the best way to instantly add a dose of style to a formal or cocktail look without going overboard. 

Pearls

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Classic and timeless, pearls always make us think of style icon Audrey Hepburn. They’re so easy to wear, and they go with absolutely everything. Up the Audrey factor by pairing your pearls with a black sheath dress, some sleek pumps and an elegant updo. 

Shop these and other red carpet styles at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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If you were born in June, your birthstone is the timeless, elegant pearl. Whether you loop them, layer them, dress them up or dress them down, you can never go wrong with pearls.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to style this classic gem.

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With a little black dress

Pearls and LBDs go together like ice cream and cake. Strapless dresses and pearl necklaces make an especially good match — the simple neckline of the dress won’t compete with the jewelry. Don’t be afraid to layer short, long and even choker necklaces with your black dress and pearls.

With an updo

A gorgeous pair of pearl earrings and a chic chignon have long been a go-to evening look for elegant, well-dressed women.

With a professional suit

Pearl earrings and a pearl ring pair beautifully with a pastel blouse and your favorite suit. Pointed-toe pumps finish off the look effortlessly. Similarly, a simple, long strand of pearls looks striking with any menswear-inspired ensemble.

With a wedding gown

Pearl hair accessories, earrings and necklaces are a timeless choice for brides to wear on their wedding day.

With jeans and a T-shirt

A long pearl necklace is the perfect piece to dress up any outfit — even a simple fitted tee and jeans. Wrap a strand of pearls around your neck several times to create a chunky choker look. Alternatively, you can hang a strand around your neck and tie a knot about halfway down.

With other necklaces

Wear long pearls with other necklaces of varying lengths. Try pairing them with silver or gold thin chains or pendants in all lengths. You could even wear four or five relatively simple necklaces at once for a funky layered look.

For a beautiful selection of pearl jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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For those lucky enough to be born in June, the pearl is your birthstone. Pearls have come a long way since our grandmothers wore them. Today, there are a ton of varieties available—new colors, styles, and shapes—that have garnered a whole new generation of fans.

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How a pearl becomes a pearl.

A natural pearl begins when a piece of shell or other foreign object accidentally lodges itself inside an oyster. The oyster then begins to secrete a smooth, hard crystalline substance called “nacre” around the irritant. Over time, layer upon layer, the irritant becomes completely encased, resulting in a beautiful, lustrous pearl.

Cultured pearls are created the same way as natural pearls (and today, most pearls today are cultured)—the only difference is that a person implants the irritant in the oyster, rather than leaving it to chance.

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Ways to wear pearls.

A pearl necklace can be paired with gemstones, but understated, low-key designs are best; otherwise, the overall effect looks messy. Delicate diamond jewelry, for example, always looks beautiful with pearls. As for metals, it depends on the color and variety of pearls. In most cases, gold looks best with white, cream and yellow pearls. Try a gold bracelet or ring. For formal looks, coordinate pearls with other pearls.

Pearls add polish and sophistication to your professional wardrobe. This elegant multiple-strand look is perfect with a silk blouse and suit. But keep it simple—don’t wear more than one pearl accessory at a time.

Pearls and a pair of dark jeans make for a trendy and fashionable look. Have a little fun with your pearl jewelry and pair this necklace with your black (or dark) skinny jeans, a thin belt, killer heels and a flowing top.

Colored pearls help add your own personal taste to anything you wear. For weddings and more formal events, this pearl and diamond lariat will make you stand out in a sea of ordinary. After all, diamonds are a pearl’s best friend.

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Fun facts about pearls.

According to Egyptian legend, Cleopatra made a bet with her lover Marc Antony that she was capable of spending 10 million sesterces (ancient Roman coins) over a single meal. To win the bet, she dissolved one of her pearl earrings in her cocktail and drank it.

Low-grade pearls can be crushed up into a fine shimmery translucent powder and used in make-up.

Similar to snowflakes, no two pearls are alike.

Pearls can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to form, depending on the water conditions and the size and type of mollusk.

Pearls have been known to symbolize fertility, loyalty and friendship.

Pearls get their coloring based partially on the inside of the shell they were grown in. Colors range from white to gold to purple to black.



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School’s not just out for summer—school’s out forever for your 2014 graduate. And whether they’re leaving home for college or leaving college for the “real world,” it’s time to celebrate your family and friends who are taking this next step in their lives. When shopping for gifts to commemorate this special occasion, be sure to visit Eiseman Jewels. We have a plethora of timeless keepsakes that are perfect for marking this milestone in your loved one’s life.

 

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For Him:

Watch. You don’t want your graduate to be late for any important classes or meetings in his future, so make sure he has a watch that not only works, but that’s as stylish as it is sophisticated. Eiseman Jewels carries the most prestigious brands with the latest looks and most advanced technology to keep him looking timeless, yet trendy.

 

Pen. Whether signing checks or signing contracts, your graduate will need a high-quality fountain pen to get the job done. Consider gifting him one of these Montagrappa beauties on his big day.

 

money clipCufflinks. If he’s trading in the jeans and T-shirt for a suit and tie, make sure he has the proper accessories to match. Cufflinks by Deakin & Francis are youthful, yet professional—perfect for a recent transition into the business world.

 

Money clip. Help him hold his newfound cash together with a stunning money clips from William Henry. Uniquely elegant, these can be engraved with a monogram, a message or a date commemorating this momentous occasion.

 

 

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For Her:

Pearls. Perfect for an interview, a big client meeting or happy hour with coworkers and friends, every new graduate needs some classic pearls. Eiseman Jewels offers everything from classic strands to contemporary creations in a variety of colors, sizes and textures.

 

Birthstone Jewelry. This chart denotes the right stone for the right birth month. So whether you’re in need of diamond earrings for April, a sapphire tennis bracelet for September or an October opal necklace, let our specialists help you pick out a design that will last her for the rest of her birthdays.

 

Locket. Remind your graduate that no matter how grown up she thinks she is, she’ll always be your little girl. These gorgeous gold lockets by Monica Rich Kosann let her carry around a special memory on the inside while looking modern, n1SkSdlqT32ydhhYE4lWwnTjCNIhy6ym4wSkr-MvVSQstylish and mature on the outside.

 

Engagement ring. If you’ve been waiting until she’s done with her coursework to ask for her hand in marriage, make sure you have the perfect ring for the occasion. We have a large range of engagement rings to suit any recently graduated bride-to-be’s tastes.

 

Eiseman specialists are happy to help you select the right gift for your graduate. Stop by today or call ahead to make an appointment. Congratulations, Class of 2014!



pearlsYou don’t have to be Audrey Hepburn to perfect the look of pearls. Fashionable, feminine and fresh, these naturally formed beauties are making a comeback according to specialists at Eiseman Jewels, who have seen a rise in pearl jewelry sales for the first time in 10 years.

But the glamour of pearls is nothing new. Throughout history, the pearl has been one of the most highly prized and sought-after gems. Cleopatra wore them in ancient Egypt. They were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth way back when in Rome. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage. And during the European expansion into the New World, the discovery of pearls in Central American waters added significantly to the wealth of Europe.

But shortly thereafter, the American pearl oyster populations were depleted until the early 1900s, making these illustrious gems only available to the wealthiest in the world.

Now, just as elegant but certainly more attainable, these gems are popping up at business lunches, Southern weddings and nights out on the town. There are many ways to wear these oyster-made gems, and we’ve listed some of our favorites below:

Studs. Simple, stylish and classy, pearl studs are the perfect accessory for a day-to-evening transformation. They can be worn casually to the office while looking just as glamorous when paired with your trust LBD. Pearl studs range in color, shape, and even number, as small pearl clusters are also a popular choice when looking for something timeless and tasteful.

Strands. The more, the merrier, we say! Multiple strands of pearls work well on necks of all kinds. From Queen Elizabeth to Jackie O. to Scarlet O’Hara, short stacks or long layers are always in style. In fact, one of our favorite bridal looks is a straight, strapless neckline with a doubled-over strand of pearls, accented with diamond or other colorful stones.

Drop Earrings. Bring drama to your earlobes with dynamic diamond and pearl drop earrings. Ideal for brides-to-be, droplet earrings add a refined, yet elegant feeling to match your gorgeous gown. The radiance of the pearls is illuminated by the shine of the diamonds, creating a flawless and stunning look that complements any bride’s vision—from contemporary to classic.

Whether you’re due for an upgrade or simply want to browse our selection of pristine pearls, visit Eiseman Jewels and find a dose of timeless beauty.

 



anniversary blogA wedding marks the beginning of a life with your love. But it doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating once the reception is over. Stay in the honeymoon phase forever by truly cherishing each and every anniversary and all of the days in between. While your wedding anniversary is more than just an excuse for a nice meal, romantic trip or a present, the right gift is capable of saying exactly how you felt on your wedding day, today and for many years to come.

Specialists at Eiseman Jewels suggest the following baubles to give your love when celebrating that special day you’ll never forget.

Updated ring. You gave her the ring of her dreams when you popped the question, but maybe it’s time for an upgrade. According to Eiseman Jewels Specialist, Marni Mulvey, there is no “best” anniversary to upgrade your ring. The best time to update a ring is when it feels like the right time in your life financially and in your relationship.

Marni stresses, “You never know what is going to come tomorrow, so you have to live in the now.” If you are at the point in your relationship where you feel like an upgrade is in order, our experts will find the right ringthat expresses your love, commitment and individuality.

We will work with you to provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision, so you can make your purchase with total confidence.

Diamonds. We’re strong believers that every occasion is the perfect time to give diamonds. We have pieces in 18 karat gold, platinum, diamond, pearl and precious stone creations which are classic, yet fresh, for the fashion-savvy woman in your life. Our collection features beautifully designed pieces including bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches.

Pearls. Meaningful and timeless, just like your love, our South Sea pearl and jewelry collection is exclusive to Eiseman Jewels. Autore’s unique designs feature precious gemstones blended with South Sea Pearls to create a stunning selection of cocktail rings, long and dangling earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Solid gold jewelry. It’s not necessary to wait until your 50th anniversary to celebrate your love with something gold. The Monica Rich Kossan collection features distinctive 18 karat gold lockets, charms and charm bracelets, necklaces and earrings designed as irreplaceable pieces which tell personal stories and mark milestones.

Engraved timepieces. We didn’t forget about him! Give your husband a timepiece from Eiseman Jewels’ extensive collection and add the personalized touch of an engraved message on its case. We feature one of the premiere watch collections in the Southwest, including vintage timepieces.

Stop by Eiseman Jewels—with or without your spouse—and our specialists will help you pick out a piece your partner will love almost as much as he or she loves you.