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Jewelry Blog

  • There are many pieces of fine jewelry out there that are unfortunately not insured properly. When a piece gets lost, damaged, or stolen, people sometimes meet great disappointment when their insurer cannot properly replace an expensive and sentimental piece. Many people don’t know that homeowner’s and renter’s insurance will only cover, by default, a very limited amount of the replacement value.

    Here are some tips to ensure that your precious jewelry is protected and properly covered if anything should ever happen to it: Continue reading

  • Color vs. Clarity:

    Out of the 4 C’s of diamond grading (Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight), color and clarity are the two that are the most apparent and detectable to the human eye.  Color refers to the amount of detectable yellow or brown tint present in a diamond. It is caused by the amount of nitrogen atoms in the structure of the diamond. Clarity refers to natural diamond inclusions, which can be crystals of other minerals, black carbon, tiny internal breaks called feathers, clouds or groups of mixed inclusion types, etc.  We will try to give you a quick refresher and what to look for and expect when selecting your center-stone

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  • This is the kind of diamond you should NOT buy and here's a quick story and a lesson that everyone can use when purchasing an engagement ring.  Our client came in to our store to look at different oval diamonds for a custom engagement ring they were interested in purchasing and based on their specs and price range we provided them with the best available options.  After our meeting they went home and researched online to see if they could do better Continue reading

  • Unique Proposal Ideas

    The pressure to come up with a brilliant and clever marriage proposal is fueled by the media every day. It can make you scratch your head, falling deep into a daydream, which not everyone can afford to do considering the cost of engagement rings!! Everyone wants that special moment to be unforgettable, but asking doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive.

    Here are some friendly tips that will hopefully spark some ideas for your own special “pop the question:”

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  • Amethyst is a purple or violet variety of quartz and is often used in jewelry. This gemstone derives its name from the Greek word “amethystos” which means not drunken, as it was used in mythology to keep its wearers sober and more aware. The ideal color of an amethyst is called "Deep Siberian" and has a primary purple hue. There are also green quartz varieties which are called green amethyst. This semi-precious gemstone is largely produced and mined in various South American countries and Russia. The rich purple amethysts were a favorite of royalty, as it was a symbol of their heightened stature in society. Legend has it that amethysts can make the wearer shrewder in business dealings as well. Continue reading

  • The two diamond pylons at the entrance of West 47th Street and Fifth Avenue signify that you are about to enter the world famous Diamond District, located in the heart of New York City. This single block is considered by many to be the jewelry mecca of the world. On West 47th street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, shoppers can find the largest selection of fine jewelry, watches, diamonds, and gemstones in a wide variety of styles and designs. Most merchants in the Diamond District carry out their businesses through jewelry exchanges and booths while a select few retailers like Lauren B Jewelry & Diamonds, have their own private stores. Continue reading

  • Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress and philanthropist, has recently been featured in the news as questions and concerns about her health have made headlines in newspapers and tabloids across the world. As she turns 79 years old, Taylor is currently under close hospital care in the Los Angelas area. As a past client of ours she holds a special place in our heart, and on behalf of all of us at Laruen B Jewelry we wish her a speedy and full recovery. On account of this recent news, we would like to share our personal stories about Elizabeth Taylor. Continue reading

  • The emerald is colored gemstone that is found in various shades of green, deriving its name from the Greek word “smaragdos’ which means green stone. To be considered a top gem, an emerald must posses a pure green hue and a high degree of transparency (crystal). Traditionally emeralds were worn to promote healing and enhance love and contentment. Its rich shades of green bring to mind feelings of rejuvenation and new beginnings. Continue reading

  • Lauren B Jewelry in New York now carries an exclusive line of Eva Nueva jewelry. Known for their innovative designs, Eva Nueva has continued a tradition of excellence in jewelry creation dating back to over 30 years ago. All jewels are designed and handcrafted on premises at their Italy facility, using the finest quality workmanship, gemstones, and materials to produce these unique pieces. Continue reading

  • Make this Valentine's day memorable for that special someone with a gift from Lauren B Jewelry.  View our online selection of beautifully handcrafted diamond and gemstone jewelry.  We recently updated some newly finished designs to our website such as sapphire and yellow gold drop earrings, handmade platinum diamond pendants, and an array of new engagement ring styles just to name as few. Continue reading

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