Think you know a lot about gemstones and precious metals? Take our jewelry quiz and let us know how you do. You can find answers to all of these questions by reading posts on the David Craig Jewelers blog or our Facebook page. Or just look below!
1/Australia is a major supplier of these gorgeous gemstones:
- All of the above
2/This modern gemstone is only found in Tanzania and is one of the oldest minerals on the planet:
3/A way of telling real pearls from fake pearls is:
a.Real pearls are cool to the touch
b.Fake pearls are usually lighter in weight
c.When knocked (gently!) together, real peals produce a soft sound
d.All of the above
4/David Craig Jewelers offers pre-owned Rolex watches. Which of these designs is considered the brand’s most iconic dive watch?
c. Yacht Master
5/ The first use of the phrase “heart of gold” is attributed to:
a. Neil Young
b. William Shakespeare
c. John Keats
d. Oscar Wilde
6/ Mikimoto is a name associated with this hard, glistening gem valued for its size, shape, color and luster:
7/ Our Lashbrook custom-made men’s wedding bands feature contemporary base metals including:
- Damascus steel
- All of the above
8/ According to the World Gold Council, it’s rare to find a one-ounce nugget of gold bigger than a ___ carat diamond:
9/ October’s birthstone, this gemstone can seem to “flash” due to tiny bits of moisture and silica trapped within it:
10/ The four Cs of diamond quality are:
- Cut, carat, color and category
- Cut, clarity, carat and color
- Cut, carat, color and ceremony
- Cut, carat, chisel and color
1-3 answers right: Your jewelry knowledge is very impressive
4-7 answers right: You could be an apprentice jeweler
8-10 answers right: Want a job?
(Answers: 1 – d; 2 – c; 3 – d, 4 – b; 5-b; 6-c, 7-d; 8-c; 9-d; 10-b)
June is considered one of the most popular months for getting married, if not THE most popular month. One reason, at least in these parts, is that early summer and early fall in Pennsylvania and New Jersey often mean milder weather with less chance of rain or high humidity.
What a tough year it’s been for high school and college seniors! Show them how much you appreciate their incredible efforts. Recognize their accomplishments with a special ring, necklace, watch, earrings and more they will surely cherish now and forever.
Father’s Day (June 20th)
According to Good Housekeeping, Father’s Day, while first celebrated in 1910, wasn’t named an official national holiday until 1972. How about a vintage Rolex for the special guy in your life?
Holiday Insights provides a cool list of celebrity birthdays throughout the centuries. And remember that everyone’s birthday is the perfect time to say “you’re so special” with a gift of fine gold, silver or platinum jewelry. Individuals born in June can choose from a variety of beautiful birthstones – pearls, alexandrite (a variety of the mineral chrysoberyl) and moonstone.
While you’re celebrating Father’s Day, don’t forget that the date is also the longest day of the year AND the first day of summer! If that’s not enough for you, how about finding something sparkly for a special romantic partner on National Kissing Day (June 19th)?
Regardless of the occasion, you can count on David Craig Jewelers at 10 Summit Square, Langhorne, PA, for the perfect jewelry gift. Questions? Give us a buzz at 215-968-8900 to speak to one of our gemological experts. We love to talk about jewelry!
Although women have been wearing wedding rings as far back as ancient Egypt, the practice of men wearing bands seems to have started more recently. In fact, it wasn’t probably until WWII when men wearing bands became popular, probably as a way of showing unity with their wives back home. Today, we look at men’s bands as a sign of mutual respect and commitment, signifying a couple, whether it’s a man and a woman or two men, united in love and honor.
• American men wear wedding bands on their left 3 rd or 4th finger, but in parts of Europe the ring is worn on the ring finger of the right hand
• Western influence introduced the concept in China where men, who may have had many concubines centuries ago, did not traditionally wear rings
• A lost wedding band, unfortunately, is not uncommon. We’ve created many replacements for rings lost during water sports or other activities
• Men’s and women’s bands don’t have to match, although many bands share a common characteristic, whether it’s the main metal, a special engraving or added feature or two
• When fitting for a band try to get it sized when your body temperature is not too cold and not too hot to make sure the fit is just right
Choosing the Band
David Craig Jewelers can help you find the perfect male wedding or anniversary band that’s stylish, practical and fits your unique personality and budget. Choose from no-frills to fancy, from metals like platinum, white gold, yellow or rose gold, palladium, titanium or tungsten.
David Craig Jewelers would like to thank everyone that stopped by for the Meet Your Cutter event with Embee Diamonds. We would like to say a special thank you to master diamond cutter Mike Botha, who shared his knowledge and expertise of diamond cutting and polishing with all who attended. Continue reading Meet Your Cutter 2015 Tour at David Craig Jewelers
Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts at David Craig Jewelers
Express your love this Valentine’s Day with a special gift from David Craig Jewelers. Get Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your sweetheart with our collection of Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her. At David Craig Jewelers, we can help you show your special someone just how special they are to you with an elegant piece of jewelry that shines as bright as your love.
From earrings and pendants to charm bracelets and watches, you’ll find the perfect gift for your Valentine—at the perfect price. Browse our collection of Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts for her and him below. Shop these items and more in our store, plus receive a FREE box of chocolates with any Valentine’s Day gift purchase. (We won’t tell if you keep the chocolate for yourself!) Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her and Him
Find The Perfect Holiday Jewelry Gifts for Everyone on Your List!
The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you’ll be giving this year. At David Craig Jewelers, we have a wide selection of Christmas and holiday jewelry gifts to choose from. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for her or him, a family member or friend, we have something for everyone on your list. You may even find an item or two to add to your own holiday wish list. Continue reading 2014 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide – Jewelry Ideas & Suggestions
Don’t Buy Diamonds Where You Eat Your Dinner
It has recently come to our attention that some jewelers are illegally selling Forevermark diamond jewelry in local restaurants and other places of business; basically not in a jewelry store. For starters, these merchants DO NOT have a legal mercantile ID# and are therefore selling these diamonds illegally by using the restaurant location. Continue reading Be Smart About Where You Buy Diamonds
ATTENTION ALL PORTUGUESE WATER DOG LOVERS!
David Craig Jewelers will be selling a variety of dog-inspired jewelry, including Anzie bracelets and pendants and Portuguese Water Dog jewelry, during a boutique shopping event at the 23rd PWDCA National Specialty in Gettysburg, PA. The 42 in Review, Boutiques & Rescue event will take place on Monday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Solve the jewelry puzzle to see our newest arrival at David Craig Jewelers!
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. (It’s also the gemstone for the 16th wedding anniversary.) With a lovely olive green hue, the peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color–green. Continue reading Pretty in Peridot – August Birthstone Jewelry
Did you miss our Christmas in July jewelry sale? Don’t worry! We have a wide selection of clearance jewelry for you to shop all summer long. Our Soak Up Summer Jewelry Clearance Sale is filled with beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more from top brands, including Elle and Metalsmiths Sterling. Continue reading Soak Up Summer Jewelry Clearance Sale – Save on Rings, Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets!
July Ruby and Larkspur Birthstone Bracelet
by Symbols Birth Bangles
Celebrate your July baby with this beautiful ruby and larkspur birth bangle. Featuring the birthstone and birthflower for July, this chic and stackable bracelet can be engraved with your child’s name and/or birth date. Continue reading July Birthstone and Flower Bracelet – Ruby and Larkspur Bangle
Join us for our first-ever summer Happy Hour Special* at David Craig Jewelers! Shop at our store during Happy Hour every Monday through Friday between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm and receive $50 off your jewelry purchase of $150 or more, plus a free ELLE tote bag with your purchase—it’s perfect for toting your favorite snacks, accessories and magazines to the beach! Continue reading Join Us For Our Happy Hour Jewelry Special – $50 Off Jewelry Purchases over $150
Have a charming summer! These fun and festive charms are reminiscent of all our favorite summertime pastimes and memories. How will you remember your summer?
It’s Christmas in July at David Craig Jewelers!
Shop our Christmas in July Jewelry Sale and stock up on sparkle for summer. We have a wide selection of earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more—all marked 50% off! Quantities are limited, so stop by soon…before they’re all gone! And be sure to join us for Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to score even more great deals–and a free gift!
Summer Jewelry Essentials
Summer is finally here and with temperatures on the rise, it’s time to show off the hottest jewelry looks for summer. We’ve put together our list of seven jewelry essentials that are on trend for the season and that will play up any summer outfit. Let us know which one is your favorite! Continue reading 7 Hot Jewelry Looks for Summer
Enter the Jewelers of America Ultimate Proposal Contest for a chance to win $5,000 in Platinum jewelry from our store!
Continue reading Jewelers of America Ultimate Proposal Contest – You Could Win $5,000 in Platinum Jewelry From Our Store
FREDIA ROTHMAN 14K GOLD & BLACK RHODIUM-PLATED STERLING SILVER OPEN CUFF BRACELET WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA
Make a statement with this geometric open cuff bracelet, featuring a sterling silver base and finished with 14K gold. Hints of black rhodium and sparkling cubic zirconia stones give this bracelet its modern, chic edge.
Continue reading DAZZLING DEAL: Freida Rothman 14K Gold & Black Rhodium Open Cuff Bracelet
ANZIE SPRING PREVIEW TRUNK SHOW
Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd for an exclusive Mother’s Day shopping event with Anzie Jewelry! Continue reading ANZIE Spring Preview Trunk Show at David Craig Jewelers
This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you care with a beautiful gift from David Craig Jewelers. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, wife, grandmother, or daughter, we have a variety of great jewelry gifts for the special Mom in your life. From personalized jewelry to birthstone bangles to pretty pearl earrings, our Mother’s Day Gift Guide can help you find the perfect gift for Mom. Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide – The Perfect Jewelry Gifts for Mom
Mother’s Day is almost here, and what better way to celebrate the most special girl in your life than with the Heather Moore Jewelry “Woman of the Year” Photo and Story Sharing Sweepstakes. Continue reading Enter The Heather B. Moore Jewelry “Woman of the Year” Photo and Story Sharing Sweepstakes!