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Jewelry Makeover and Loose Diamond Event

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The Jewelry Makeover event is going on NOW!
Have your jewelry reset or trade in your old or broken jewelry during this event.

  • Thursday, April 29 – Downtown State College
  • Friday, April 30 – Nittany Mall
  • Saturday, May 1 – Logan Valley Mall

Downtown State College
Nittany Mall
Logan Valley Mall


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

I’m Just Duckey

Have you seen these new figurines from Swarovski yet?  I have a few of them available on the website and we can’t wait to see even more!  Kranich’s Jewelers is an authorized Swarovski Dealer and we would be happy to get you any piece available from the Swarovski Catalog.

Swarovski Duck

For questions about Swarovski Crystal 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.

We Think You’ll Like Myweddingfavors.com

I recently discovered a great company that I must tell you about!  If you are in the planning stages of your wedding you can’t miss out on the wonderful wedding favors that http://www.myweddingfavors.com/ has to offer!  They have an extensive selection of beautiful and distinctive party favors that fit any style, from the delicate cherry blossom candles to more rustic and adorable mini Adirondack chair name tag holders!  If you want to add a creative conversation piece to your wedding experience, stop by and visit www.myweddingfavors.com/!

For questions about your wedding day jewelry or 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.

Mount Up!

What exactly would you want to know about a remount event?  Heck, i wasn’t even sure what you would have been talking about a year ago so let me help you out by asking some of the questions that we would ask someone interested.  Do you have any jewelry that isn’t being worn? Is there an anniversary coming up?  An engagement?  Did you get something in an inheritence that you just don’t wear?  How about resetting diamonds from rings from a divorce?  Do you know someone with an April birthstone?  Do you want to change your rings from yellow gold to white gold?  Or is your jewelry just worn out?

Then you should come to one of our remounting events.  Give us a call and ask about our remount events going on now and give your old jewelry a tune up!

Plus, don’t forget about your chance to win a custom Mother’s Ring just in time for Mothers day, FREE from Kranich’s Jewelers.  just follow the link!  http://www.kranichs.com/blog/2010/04/01/mama-says-its-a-contest/

For questions about your diamonds or 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.

Mama Says It’s a Contest

It’s contest time! Would you like a custom made mother’s ring valued at up to $500 just in time for Mother’s Day? It’s just this easy.

You can tag us using the @ symbol.  Right behind the @ symbol start typing the name Kranichs. If you are a fan, you should be able to then tag our facebook page in your status and it lets us know that you have entered.

And that’s it! The winner will be chosen at random on April 30th and notified via Facebook. All entries must be received by Midnight on April 29, 2010. Thanks for playing and Good luck

For questions about mother’s rings or 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 Sparkles!

A diamond is perhaps the oldest thing that you will ever own: a piece of carbon transformed under intense heat and pressure over a billion years ago deep within the earth and pushed violently to the earth’s surface in a powerful volcanic explosion.

Diamonds have captivated us for more than three thousand years. In Ancient India, diamonds were considered objects of great power and beauty. A diamond could even transfer its strength to a warrior who wore it into battle. Other cultures held similar beliefs. The word “diamond” comes from the Greek “adamas,” which means unconquerable (and is also the root of our word “adamant”). Some ancient people even believed in the diamond’s ability to uncover evil or hidden poison and to expose guilt by displaying slight variations in color.

Early diamonds were kept uncut or polished. But early shamans recognized the brilliant quality that resided beneath the dull surface and many likened this quality to the perfect soul of man, hidden within an imperfect façade. Others described these gems as the teardrops of God.

Diamonds made their way to Europe along the trade routes, many of which passed through the magical port city of Venice. It is here that we find the earliest known evidence of cut stones, but these cut stones were worn only by the nobility up until a few hundred years ago. A watercolor from 1616 shows the future emperor of India, Shah Jahan, showing off a distinctive diamond turban clip. The Hylle Jewel and the Imperial Orb of Emperor Matthias of Austria are other early examples of the budding diamond trade. Before long, beautiful diamonds began to be used in innumerable ways, such as on fine diadems, crowns, necklaces, rings, brooches, and gospel covers and even on religious statuary and sculptures. The world had fallen in love with the diamond.

Over the years, through advancement in technology and changes in aesthetic sensibilities, new styles of diamonds have come into vogue. Now the most popular diamond cut in the United States is the Round cut—and perhaps for good reason. The round cut is arguably the most perfect proportionally, which makes it the most beautiful optically. It also has the highest level of light refraction making it the shiniest diamond cut.

The princess cut was created in the 1960s, making it a very modern style which has grown in popularity in recent years. The top of the diamond is square, while the profile resembles an inverted pyramid. The princess cut is worn by many celebrities, including Lara Spencer, Penny Lancaster, and Star Jones.

The Asscher cut is much rarer than the round cut. Most of the early examples were designed for royalty, thereby giving this cut a vintage quality that many appreciate. It has Old World charm and harkens to the Art Deco period. An antique Asscher is quite difficult to find; in fact, an enthusiast would have to scour antique shops to locate one. While the round cut makes your eye scan the surface of the radiant stone, enjoying its brilliance, the Asscher cut draws your eye into the heart of the diamond, which is why many feel the Asscher has an attractive depth other cuts may not so much embody.

The diamond’s story is captivating and ever evolving. Today you can find diamonds from the classical and ever-loved diamond ring, to encrusted cell phone covers, dollar-sign bling, to fashion-rocking diamond-decorated swimsuits. Diamonds have found very important practical purposes in stonemasons’ saws, surgeons’ tools, dentists’ drills, polishers for car engines, and heat conductors in copper wires. It is safe to say that the diamond’s place in modern society is both secure and changing, enabling great technological advancements, bringing beauty and happiness to important occasions, and of course, symbolizing enduring love.

-Darby Lezhava

For questions about your diamonds or 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.

Game SET!

What is a bridal? That is an interesting question that has been getting kicked around the office lately. Would an average customer know what we are talking about if we say that we have a bridal set for them? Would they think that we are going to hook them up to our cart and take them into town to sell the harvest or do they know what this kind of bridal is? Being new to the jewelry world, I said the theoretical customer would probably say no. When I was in the market for a bridal set, I wouldn’t have had any idea what you were talking about. Plainly, our bridal sets here at Kranich’s Jewelers are beautiful engagement rings with matching wedding bands. We have stunning diamond rings available from all of our most popular designers including Simon G., Ritani, Verragio and Gregg Ruth as well as a large collection of diamond engagement rings of our own. Do you like the fashionable style of a designer line, but it just isn’t in you budget? Ask one of our knowledgeable sales associates about our own affordable bridal sets by Kranichs. They are sure to come up with a ring that is just as beautiful as the bride to be without breaking your budget.

For questions about designer bridal sets or 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.

Am I Allergic to Marriage?

A very interesting article came across my desk this morning from Jeffrey Benabio, MD. Doctor Benabio is a dermatologist San Diego, CA. So you may be asking, “What does this have to do with jewelry?” Well, the article is about wedding ring disease also known as wedding ring dermatitis. I have also included a link to the follow up article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on December 15, 2009.

Wedding-ring dermatitis can cause red, scaly welts on the ring finger, underneath a person’s wedding band. It can be caused by moisture and soap trapped under the ring—or by an allergy to nickel, which is usually present in small amounts even in costly rings made of gold, silver or platinum. You can develop a rash even after wearing a ring for years because its protective coating wore away and the nickel has come to the surface.

Self-defense: Stop wearing the wedding ring until the rash heals—one to two weeks. A hydrocortisone cream, such as Cortaid, may help. If you start wearing the ring again and the rash reappears, see a dermatologist to get an allergy test to determine if the rash is caused by a reaction to nickel. You may need to have the ring recoated or buy a new one. Jeffrey Benabio, MD, dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego.

Learn even more here.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703954904574595943916863808.html

For questions about re coating your wedding ring or 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 Raining It’s Pouring

A flood of savings is coming! With all of the rain and melting snow, don’t let that keep you from the beautiful jewelry that we have here at Kranich’s Jewelers. This weekend you can take advantage of great prices on everything from our designer lines, gorgeous diamond earrings, jewelry for him and a full line of designer watches. It might be cold and rainy outside, but it’s always warm and inviting here at Kranich’s Jewelers. Stop by any of our four locations for savings that won’t be beat! And if you are really worried about going out in the rain, visit us at Kranichs.com!

Have a great weekend everybody!

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

Of Course Mom Likes Jewelry

Mother’s day is right around the corner. May 9, 2010 keeps inching closer and closer, so the question this year is what to get for your mom this year. Should you get flowers, a nice dinner, or maybe something that will last a little longer? That’s where we can help. This year, why not get Mom one of our beautiful Mother’s rings?

But that gets me wondering, where this whole idea of a mother’s ring came from. After a little digging around the net, I think I have an idea of the origin. According to the Wikipedia entry, the rings originally came from a simple piece of birthstone jewelry. Way before you were born, Mom would have worn a ring that had just one birthstone in it, hers. After the first born son came into the world, Mom got an update. The rings became two bands joined by the son’s birthstones and after each new son came into the family, Mom’s ring would be replaced with a new ring with an additional birthstone for the new baby. Eventually, the birthstones became less focused on a son and expanded to all of Moms kids. So the first born son would have his birthstone, but his sister was also represented on Moms ring.

Today, a mother’s ring comes in many different styles sometimes including stones not only for her children, but sometimes even her grandchildren. The mother’s rings are often given to a mother or grandmother upon the birth of a new child or grandchild, sometimes as a new ring or to replace an old one. They are also very popular around this time of year when you are looking for something that she will love on Mother’s day.

In the days leading up to May 9th, be sure to keep an eye on Kranichs.com. Try our custom mother’s ring builder. Join our email list, become a fan on facebook and follow us on twitter where we regularly release money saving coupons. We will definitely be having some special promotions on our mothers ring jewelry that will equal savings for you.

For questions about our custom mother’s ring application 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.