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Why Infinity Jewelry Can Make The Perfect Gift

Weekly Wednesday Jewelry Lesson

Two interlocked circles.  This may be the first thing you think of when you hear infinity or infinity jewelry.  You also may be thinking, “How is something I learned in my mathematics class a good gift for my girlfriend or loved one?”  But many people don’t realize that it means so much more than that.

The infinity symbol represents the symbol of eternity and unity.  The meaning of an infinity necklace, infinity ring, infinity earrings, or an infinity bracelet all has a similar symbol that suggests a feeling of forever.  It can be best described as a feeling of love between two people without any limits.

Infinity Jewelry Collage

We all hope to find a love that will last a lifetime.  Infinity Jewelry is the perfect way to share that hope with loved ones.

The symbolism of infinity originates from ancient times.  Like its meaning, it has transcended time.  The infinity symbol of “everlasting love” was first illustrated in Egypt, over four millennia ago.  Their infinity jewelry was designed to look like a snake eating its own tail, which symbolized the infinite and continuous renewal.  Their infinity rings were circles, showcased with precious stones.  In the 1600s, John Wallis, an English mathematician, created the infinity symbol that looks like the number 8 on its side.  As you can see, the infinity symbol has been expressed for many centuries.

Infinity Jewelry has become very popular over the past several years.  Infinity jewelry can make a very special anniversary or birthday gift for your significant other.  It can also be a meaningful gift for a best friend whose friendship you treasure.

Even though infinity jewelry has the same infinite symbol, there is still an endless amount of styles you can choose from that will allow anyone to find the right infinity jewelry piece for their loved one.   There are various infinity designs and different combinations of colored gold and colored diamonds.  Infinity jewelry can also be set in either sterling silver or white gold.  Black and silver infinity jewelry is a current trend that many people love.

black and silver infinity collage

We carry a variety of infinity jewelry pieces on our Kranich’s Jewelers Website.  Our selection includes infinity bracelets, infinity rings, infinity earrings, and infinity necklaces.  You can browse through all of our infinity jewelry here: Kranich’s Infinity Jewelry.

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Diamond and Gold Heart Pendants this Valentine’s Day

Upon research, diamond heart pendants have come a long way to become the Valentine heart symbol of love that they are today. Two main theories have come forward claiming to be the originator of the current symbol. One theory traces the origin to a now extinct plant seed pod found in the ruins of 7th century Cyrene. The second theory comes from the Catholic church during the 17th century claiming the shape popular today comes from Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque who saw the symbol surrounded by thorns in a vision.

The symbol then began appearing in jewelry during the Victorian era first as a symbol of condolence typically given after a loved one’s death, and later given as a symbol of love representing one heart laying on top of another.

At Kranich’s Jewelers we offer a full selection of diamond jewelry available for Valentine’s Day, none more popular this time of year as our heart shaped necklaces. Here is a small selection of pendants featuring a gold heart.

  • Open Diamond heartThe first diamond heart pendant, 134970 is set in 14 karat white gold. It features an open heart shape boasting 2.00 carats total weight round cut diamonds which are prong set.
  • Next, we feature an elegant 14 karat white gold pave diamond heart pendant, item 140003. Dangling from the right side of a classic heart shape, the pendant features .80 carat round cut diamonds that are pave set. The setting helps give the pendant a sparkling quality viewed at any angle.
  • The following diamond heart pendant is then set in 10 karat white gold. Our gold heart item number 142068 features .08 carat total weight round cut diamonds highlighting the left side of this playful necklace.
  • And finally this diamond heart pendant, item 120358 is set in 18 karat pink gold. It features 2.08 carat total weight diamonds round cut and prong set.

Perfect for any occasion or ensemble, one of these diamond heart pendants offers versatility and style for any special someone for Valentine’s Day.

For any additional questions you may have about any of the diamond heart pendants mentioned in this post or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Fiery Gemstones for July Birthdays

July Birthstones

It is Officially the dog days of Summer here in Central Pennsylvania so it’s no wonder July is both National Hot Dog Month as well as Nationial Ice Cream Month. I highly recommend you take time to enjoy both this month, seperately, unless you like meat in your ice cream. The most opportune time would have been on July 4th, America’s birthday, which reminds me, What would be a great gift for someone celebrating a July birthdays? That’s easy as the birthstone of July is the ruby.

Rubies are well known for their rich red color as well as a remarkable hardness just below the Mohs scale for a diamond. They make a wonderful addition to almost any collection, whether you prefer a designer ruby bracelet, a charming ruby pendant or even some fiery ruby earrings, we have a full selection of ruby jewelry online and at each Kranich’s Jewelers location.

For any questions you may have about birthstone jewelry or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

JCK Las Vegas

JCK Las VegasAs you may or may not know, one of the biggest annual jewelry events of the year took place just a few days ago.  JCK Las Vegas opened its doors at their new home at Madalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 3rd and lasted through the weekend until the 6th.

All of your favorite designers found at Kranich’s Jewelers were in attendance including Simon G. Jewelry, Verragio, Scott Kay and many more.  New offerings were also available from the Forevermark Diamond Collection coming soon to all Kranich’s locations.

Every year JCK Las Vegas remains a premier event unveiling the latest in fashion and bridal jewelry for the upcoming season.  Look for new selections from all of your favorite designers coming to kranichs.com in the following weeks.

For questions about the new styles arriving or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Product Spotlight – Belle Etoile

Belle Etoile Sterling silver jewelry is designed to show the latest in European fashion trends. It is hand crafted and enhances the wardrobe of all modern women. Some of the most popular pieces here at Kranich’s Jewelers include selections from the Italian Enamel Collection, the Italian Rubber Collection and the Color Stone collections. Additional pieces fall into the Seashell Pearl Collection and the Italian Resin Collection all of which can be found here at Kranich’s Jewelers.

For those of you already familiar with this wonderful design, we may have a surprise for you. This past Friday, Belle Etoile announced a sneak peek of their 16 new collections debuting this June on their Facebook page. I’m sure there will be more photos coming this week during JCK Las Vegas but for now, enjoy these photos that we have saved for you here and remember any style you may be interested in can be preordered here at Kranich’s and shipped out as soon as the styles are released.

For more about our selection of Belle Etoile Jewelry or for more on a specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Tennis Anyone?

5 Carat 4 Prong Diamond Bracelet

5 Carat 4 Prong Diamond Bracelet

We all know that diamonds are not just for engagement and wedding rings. Diamond earrings are always an alluring selection, but let’s focus on a style that has been popular for almost the entire lifetime of some blog readers, the diamond tennis bracelet.

The in-line thin diamond bracelet that features a symmetrical pattern of diamonds is what is referred to as a tennis bracelet. According to Diamond Bug, in 1987 Chris Evert, the former World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, was playing in the U.S. Open. She was wearing an elegant, light in-line diamond bracelet, made by jeweler-to-the-stars George Bedewi, which accidentally broke and the match was interrupted to allow Chris to recover her precious diamonds. The “tennis bracelet” incident sparked a new name for the item and sparked a huge jewelry trend. Tennis bracelets continue to be worn by various tennis stars like Serena Williams and Gabriela Sabatini and are a widely popular style nation wide.

Three Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Here at Kranich’s Jewelers, we have an extensive selection of tennis bracelets in varying diamond weights as well as selections from top designers such as Simon G. Jewelry. Visit your local Kranich’s Jewelers location or Kranichs.com and see our diamond tennis bracelets for yourself.

For more about our diamond tennis bracelets or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

It’s A BlackOut by Luminox

Swiss made watch manufacturer Luminox has become famous thanks to their Navy SEAL watch design which was developed by founder, Barry Cohen and Officer Nick North specifically for night missions. Now the designers at Luminox have taken it a step further with the BlackOut Series. Here is some more information about the design from a press release dated August 2009 from Luminox.

Luminox F-117 NIGHTHAWK 6400 SERIES A.6402.BO Watch

Luminox F-117 NIGHTHAWK 6400 SERIES A.6402.BO Watch

Luminox – maker of the world’s most luminous timepieces thanks to the proprietary Luminox Light Technology (LLT) utilized in them – is proud to introduce the all-black BlackOut series of timepieces – ideal ESSENTIAL GEAR for professionals and athletes. Luminox watches are known to be Always Visible and always glow, so the notion of going dark would seem to be contrary, but not to worry, the watches still glow continuously for more than 25 years, this time in a new blue color on the hands and hour markers for night viewing. The LLT-micro gas lights are glowing in blue – Blue by Night. The look of the watches is completely blacked out, but telling time is still easy thanks to a tone-on-tone look via matt black dials and polished black numbers. With two models in the series, both are water resistant to 200 metres and, like all Luminox watches, Swiss made.

COLORMARK CHRONOGRAPH 3080 SERIES Blackout

COLORMARK CHRONOGRAPH 3080 SERIES Blackout

A key color for Luminox because of the covert nature of the wearers of the brand – SWAT teams, Navy SEALS, Stealth fighter pilots, and other professionals — black is a natural for the newest line, which has two important models.

The BlackOut SEAL watch is part of the Navy SEAL-3050 series. As a big exception compared to all other Luminox Watches the Luminox logo Shield is also black. The 44mm watch features a carbon-reinforced polymer case, screwed down caseback, protected crown, extra-hard mineral crystal, and is equipped with a polyurethane strap.

The other model in the new series is the BlackOut Stealth – paying befitting homage to the jet fighter that bears its name. Part of the EVO F-117 Nighthawk™ 6400 series, this watch is as sleek in its styling as the jet, and takes some styling cues, as well. The Blackout Stealth is crafted of black PVD plated stainless steel with a black dial and black PVD coated steel bracelet for as stealth a look as the jet. The 45mm watch is built with a screwed back, screw-in crown, rotating bezel, and antireflective sapphire crystal

Luminox originally entered into the cooperative relationship with Lockheed Martin nearly a decade ago, and today offers the F-117 Nighthawk™, the SR-71 Blackbird™, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-22 Raptor (just recently introduced) and now the Blackout Stealth.

Luminox COLORMARK 38MM 7050 SERIES A.7051.BO

Luminox COLORMARK 38MM 7050 SERIES A.7051.BO

Both models employ Luminox Light Technology, with 25 years of night visibility. Luminox timepieces are manufactured like few others. The proprietary Luminox Light Technology and the additional quality control steps Luminox mandates require extraordinary attention to detail and care in manufacturing

For more about the Luminox BlackOut designs or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

May Flowers Aren’t the Only Pretty Thing This Month

Dazzling Oval Emerald and Diamond Ring

Dazzling Oval Emerald and Diamond Ring

It would be hard for me to forget the birthstone of May because it is my wife’s birth month. The May birthstone is emerald which has the most intense color of all green gemstones.

 

Do you or someone special in your life celebrate their birthday in May? If so, a great gift for this occasion may be some emerald jewelry. Perhaps a pair of emerald stud earrings or an emerald pendant would make the perfect gift with the special meaning of a May birthstone.

For any questions you may have about birthstone jewelry or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Royal Wedding Bells are Ringing

It’s almost here. The royal wedding is April 29 and as expected, demand for the sapphire engagement ring has increased. The ring that Prince William gave to the future princess is an 18 carat white gold ring set with an oval sapphire center and round cut diamond side stones.

Sapphire and Diamond Kate Middleton Style Ring

Sapphire and Diamond Kate Middleton Style Ring

Since the announcement I have seen countless variations on this style come across my desk to photo for our customers. I even saw a version where the blue sapphire center was replaced with a green emerald which led me to discover that the princess style ring is actually available with almost any center stone.

So what makes this ring so popular? It is a very pretty ring, but I’m sure the royal connection might have a little more to do with it. Scot, one of our associates here at Kranich’s Jewelers in the Logan Valley Mall store, informed me the reaction is almost identical to the last royal wedding, which was the first time the sapphire ring was featured in the public eye. Sales of what was then referred to as the Princess Diana ring continued to remain strong for years after the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

What’s old is new again so be sure to keep us in mind if you are looking for a ring similar to the royal sapphire and diamond engagement ring. We have a wide selection of designs that are perfect for the princess in your life. Browse our entire collection of Kate Middleton Style Rings HERE

For any questions you may have about Kate Middleton Style Engagement Rings or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Blue and White Weekend at Kranich’s Jewelers

Penn State Lion Paw Pendant With Blue Enamel

Penn State Lion Paw Pendant With Blue Enamel

This weekend Penn State will hold their 2011 Blue White Weekend festivities. The free football scrimmage on Saturday has scheduled kickoff at 2:00 pm. Admission and parking to the spring game FREE for all visitors

Here at Kranich’s Jewelers, we are proud to be a part of the Penn State Community and always enjoy this spring tradition. We have been serving the Penn State faithful from our Downtown State College store on College Avenue since 1976 and then later from our Nittany Mall location which opened 15 years ago. So during blue and white weekend in Happy Valley, we here at Kranich’s Jewelers are showing our Penn State Pride celebrating the start of Penn State football all month long both in store and online at kranichs.com.

During the month of April, take and additional 20% off all Penn State Gold Jewelry by using the code PENNSTGOLD at checkout on Kranichs.com. Also, take 10% off all Penn State silver Jewelry by using code PENNSTSLVR at checkout.

So visit our Penn State Jewelry section now on Kranichs.com and see our large selection.
Of licensed PSU jewelry and if you happen to be in town during Blue and White Weekend, stop in one of our locations and take home a piece of Penn State Jewelry the same day!

For questions about events going on at Kranich’s Jewelers during Blue and White Weekend or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.