Pearls

As Jackie Kennedy famously said, “Pearls are always appropriate.”

Here in the South, we couldn’t agree more with her statement.
Pearls are an everyday sight on women of all ages whether it’s a beautiful strand crafted into a necklace, dainty pearl earrings, or a stunning pearl ring. Pearls are flexible in the sense that not only can you wear them with your fanciest dress at a black-tie wedding, but you can just as easily wear a strand of pearls with a t-shirt while running errands around time.
Pearls are truly always appropriate.
The pearl happens to be one of the three June birthstones, and due to it’s popularity in the South, it’s our favorite gemstone for this month.
Pearls have some wedding tradition tied in with their history, and we love it. It’s tradition, in many cultures, for a bride to wear pearls on her wedding day. Why? Pearls symbolize both innocence and purity. Pearls are also traditional wedding anniversary gifts that are often gifted on the 1st, 3rd, 12th, and 30th wedding anniversaries.

Mothers Day

In ancient Roman history, Romans celebrated an extravagant spring festival called Hilaria. The festival celebrated the mother of the gods, Cybele, with offerings, games, parades and masquerades held in her honor over the course of three days. These days, we celebrate moms on the 2nd Sunday of May each year. We might not have extravagant parades in their honor, but our individual celebrations of the amazing moms in our lives are just as important. Make sure you that amazing lady in your life with love and some of these Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Custom or Repurposed Jewelry
Lift their spirits with jewelry that comes from the heart and is thoughtful and caring. Pieces like monogrammed necklaces or engraved jewelry will give your Mother’s Day gift a more personal touch that they can cherish forever. Stop by and talk to our jewelers to create a unique gift for you today!

Unique charms
Charm her with unique sterling silver charms that shows her personality and all the things that she is passionate about.

Timeless pieces
Watches will always go with any outfit, all seasons, and through all of your time together. 

Jewelry Holder

Does your mom have a lot of gorgeous jewelry pieces? Get her something cute and functional! She can showcase all of her beautiful jewelry with this classic ‘Tree of Life’ jewelry holder. Stop by Moseley Diamond today and pick a few new pieces to add to her collection!

Call us or stop by one of our locations and we’ll be happy to assist in selecting the perfect piece within your budget for the moms (Wife, Mom, Mother-In-Law, Sister, Best Friends) in your life! 

Why We Give Diamond Engagement Rings

Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring on record for his future wife, Mary of Burgundy in the late 1400’s. This ignited a trend for diamond rings among European aristocracy and nobility or those who could afford the rare stone. Over the years, the diamond’s reputation was consistently held as rare and luxurious but the stone became more assessable and a more popular gesture among the middle class as years went on.

 

In 1947, the jewelers, De Beers, launched its now classic slogan, “A Diamond is Forever.” The campaign caused sales to skyrocket because it implied the durability of the diamond. It also is famous for conveying the message to the American psyche that marriage is forever.

 

Today, almost everyone gives a diamond to symbolize their promise to marry. There are so many different styles and sizes that make an engagement ring affordable for couples of all income levels. In America the most popular shape is the round brilliant, which consists of 58 percent. The round brilliant is followed by the princess cut, the emerald cut and the oval cut. While these shapes may trend differently from year to year, the tradition of the diamond engagement ring is almost a 700-year tradition that has stood the test of time.

The Birthstone That Inspires

As far as birthstones go, April is one of our very favorite months. Why? Because those of you who are lucky enough to be born in the month of April have the diamond as your birthstone.

“Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in making a diamond.” – John Mark Green

For a stone that has deep rooted traditions in being the symbol of eternal love, it is also a stone that many writers use to inspire courage, toughness, and resiliency. Most natural diamonds are formed at high pressure and high temperatures at depths nearly 100 miles below ground. Over time, they become the stunning, sparkling diamonds that we see around the world today. The process takes over one billion years to complete!

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger

The final product is well worth the wait, don’t you agree?

There are four characteristics that help describe and define a diamond’s uniqueness: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Cut defines the proportions and shape of the diamond (round, oval, princess, etc); color defines how close to “colorless” a diamond is; clarity is determined by amount and location of any visible flaws; and carat is the weight measurement of a diamond. Every diamond is different, so understanding the 4 Cs of diamonds will help you in picking out the perfect diamond for you!

Come visit us at one of our two locations (on Sunset Blvd in Lexington and on Broad River Road in Irmo) today and see the diamonds that we have on hand. We know that we have something you will love or, if we don’t, we can help custom design the piece that you’re dreaming of. We hope to see you soon!

Love Story

At Moseley’s, we hear love stories every single day – and we love them! Whether a gentleman comes in to buy a necklace for his bride of 50 years, a young man drops by to customize a ring for his upcoming engagement, or a woman drops in to pick out a new watch for her husband’s birthday – we love to hear the stories about the love shared in our community.
One love story that happened in our community you may not know about. Our very own John Moseley and his bride began their love story on lake Murray.  

Aquamarine – When good looks meet personality

Aquamarine is a unique gem in the collection of birthstones. It generally has a mesmerizing pale blue color that is fresh and vibrant. However, the color ranges from pale blue to a deep blue – reminiscent of the depths of the ocean. Not only is Aquamarine is the perfect accent to spring and summer wardrobes.

 

Not only does the Aquamarine have “good looks”, it also has “personality” too. The Aquamarine stone is a symbol of youth, representing health and hope. It’s easy to believe when you see the way light bounces though and around the beautiful color.

 

We find that Aquamarines make beautiful gifts for women of all ages on occasions such as the birth of a child, March Weddings, Easter, an upcoming graduation or as a refreshing upgrade to your spring wardrobe.