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Mother’s Ring: A Forever Keepsake For Mom

Every mother can agree that her family is one of her greatest sources of joy! There are many ways to celebrate a mother and her dedication to her family, including the gift of a personalized mother’s ring. Mom rings are the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversary, and of course Mother’s Day. If you are searching for a special gift for your mom, for the loving mother of your children—or even for grandma, personalized jewelry is always an excellent option.

What Is A Mother’s Ring?

Mother’s rings have evolved a bit over the generations, and at present day are a ring that most often features the birthstones of all the children in the family—and both parents if you wish. If purchased as a keepsake for grandma, the ring could feature the birthstones of all of the kids, and all of the grandkids—or only one of the two.

These rings are unique because the variety of birthstones ensures that mom’s ring is unique, and also quite colorful. If more than one of the kids has the same birthstone, you can opt to have two rings of the same stone—or just one ring to represent both children.

The Classic Mom Ring

The classic mom ring features all birthstones in a straight row, sometimes separated by diamonds—or intricate band designs. Most feature round gemstones, but heart shape and square cut gemstones are popular alternatives. While this classic design is fairly simple, it is easily identified as a keepsake ring designed especially for moms. However, contemporary designs may be a better fit for mom.

Contemporary Mom Rings

While the classic design is beautiful, it may not be the best match for mom’s sense of style—but not to worry. As with all of our jewelry, these keepsake rings can be personalized to complement mom. While all birthstones will still be present, we can design the band and layout of the rings in a stylized manner. From cutout bands, innovative design, and an endless options of settings—we can easily design a ring that mom will love.

Don’t Forget The Band

While the gemstones, size, and cut are sure to be top of mind, you must not forget the band. In fact, the band plays an important role in the overall design. From smooth, to textured, decorative, cutout, and more!

You must also choose from gold, white gold, or platinum to best suit mom’s style. In most cases, mom will prefer the same precious metal for all of her jewelry.

What If The Family Is Still Growing?

If you would like to buy a ring for mom or grandma, but your family is still growing, you still have plenty of options. One of the most common options are stackable bands. These bands could feature one stone per band, that when placed together creates a unique design—or you have limitless options in decorative bands that feature multiple gemstones. If the family grows unexpectedly, you can have the stones arranged in a new setting.

A Family Affair—Including More Than Just The Kids

It is not uncommon to make a moms ring a family affair, by adding mom’s birthstone, both parents, grandparents, and blended families. This option is also excellent for small families, and moms that only have one child. There are many ways to approach this method of personalization, and no way is right or wrong. A few options to consider include:

• Making mom’s birthstone larger than the kids
• Adding both parent’s birthstones, also larger than the kids
• Having the size of each gemstone correspond with the age of each family member
• Placing mom’s stone in the center, with the kid’s stones surrounding mom
• Creating a tier for grandma, parents, and grandkids
• Selecting a variety of cuts for a truly unique ring—round, pear, oval, square, heart, and more!

These are just a few options, but the options truly are endless.

Think Outside The Box—Rings Aren’t Your Only Option

If your family is large or mom doesn’t wear a lot of rings—or a colorful ring just isn’t her style. Not to worry, because we still have plenty of options. Necklaces are also an excellent way to celebrate mom or grandma, and the design options are far more flexible. Not only can the designs be larger, but you can even choose individual charms for each birthstone. Speaking of charms, bracelets are another great alternative to rings.

Which Ring Will Mom Like?

With the sentimental value of personalized mothers’ rings, you really can’t go wrong—that being said, you want to design a ring that suits her personal style. While you want the ring to be a surprise, search for the opportunity to get some input. Browse through our website together to see the types of rings she likes, or ask her best friend or close family member to find a casual and creative way to determine her preference in design and style.

The Perfect Time To Give The Gift Of Personalized Jewelry

Mother’s rings are a popular gift for Mother’s Day, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions—however every day is the perfect day to celebrate the ones you love. These personalized rings are available for purchase all year-round, and any time you want to do something extra special for your wife or mom. We have rings at all price points, making it a gift that kids can save up to purchase for mom as a family.

While mom and grandma are sure to love their personalized mother’s rings, these rings often become a cherished family heirloom. These unique keepsake rings are also a popular talking point that provides moms with a daily reminder of her loving family and the many heartfelt stories she has to share.

The Dog Days Can Cause Damage

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Sunblock and tanning lotion buildup can tarnish your jewelry over time

Summer is in full swing which means lots of fun outside. It also means you should take a little extra care for your jewelry. As I mentioned in an older post, it is important to keep your jewelry clean to preventing tarnish keeping it beautiful for years to come. One of the main culprits during summer months can be a buildup of sun block or sunscreen, so we suggest you remove your prized pieces before you apply.

A second concern was actually the catalyst for this post. As my Uncle Doug planned the opening of his pool earlier this month, we hooked up the filter, made sure the water level was correct and then he said our last step was shocking the pool with the chemicals and the pool would be swimmable. Now I don’t know how many readers have been around when shocking a pool, but that intense chlorine odor is as much a smell of summer as a charcoal grill. Dumping those chemicals triggered a question. If those chemicals are what make it safe for us to swim, what must it do to a piece of jewelry? I did a little digging and here’s what I found out.

above ground poolThe technical term for what chlorine does to jewelry is “stress induced corrosion”. Chlorine damage is mostly seen in white gold due to nickel added making the gold white. Most white gold contains nickel which is why some people have an allergy to white gold and can only wear a higher purity rating. This chlorine damage can occur in yellow gold but is much more common in white.

The stress points, when prongs are bent over a stone, are where the chlorine does its damage. Chlorine works on the nickel resulting in microscopic cracks in the metal. Stress in the metal is a primary culprit here as this can also happen with yellow gold pieces. With enough damage, the joining of the nickel (or other alloy metal) is degraded enough for the crack to actually separate and a prong can break off. The same thing can happen on the band of a ring when there is stress in the metal, perhaps from a jeweler hammering the band during sizing.

If you think your jewelry has had chlorine damage, stop by your local Kranich’s Jewelers location where one of our on location jewelers will be able to make your piece as good as new

For questions about caring for your jewelry during summer months 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.

Congratulations Seniors

And so another semester has come to an end. All of us here at Kranichs Jewelers wish to congratulate all of the 2011 graduating seniors and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit your alma mater. LET’S GO STATE!Penn State Old Main
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.

Congratulations on 400

Here at Kranich’s Jewelers we are all big Penn State fans.  We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to Joe Paterno on his 400th victory.

For questions about any of our Penn State Merchandise 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.

Spooktakular Savings All Weekend Long

kranich's halloweenBe sure to stop in at any Kranich’s Jewelers weekend all weekend long for savings so great, they’re scary! We have every kind of jewelry to fill your tastes. Fashion jewelry, diamond bracelets and earrings, designer watches, we have what you are looking for. Can’t make it in to Kranich’s Jewelers? You can shop online at http://www.kranichs.com where our top level sales associates will be happy to help you.  And don’t forget to visit us on our Facebook page and our twitter feed where we regularly announce money saving coupon codes good at kranichs.com

For any additional questions about our current promotions or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit http://www.kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Kranich’s Engagement Party at Relay for Life 2010

Kranich’s Jewelers would like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported the Relay for Life team over the past year. With your help we managed to raise over $18,000 throughout the year to support cancer research. With all of that help, we are that much closer to finding a cure for this terrible disease. Our feet may hurt a little bit, but we are that many steps closer to a cure. Thank you.

To find out how you can help the Relay for Life, visit http://www.relayforlife.org.

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who came out over the weekend in support of our clearance jewelry event. It was a busy weekend for everyone with lots of beautiful jewelry going home with our happy customers. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the clearance event at Logan Valley Mall, be sure to stop by kranichs.com where we still offer competitive pricing on each piece on the entire site.

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.

Come in this Saturday!

In case you are in the Altoona area this weekend, be sure to stop in to Kranich’s Jewelers before you head over to the ballpark for Pints for Pets. We have a huge clearance sale going on with prices designed to move the product. We have to get the old product out to make room for the new jewelry coming in from our spring orders.

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.

Wiki Wiki Whaaa?

It’s been a busy couple of days here in the Kranich’s office. A full site audit, some Swarovski updates and the addition of the new Elysee designer watch line have kept us all busy. I began updates on a Wikipedia page and it’s like learning a whole new language. We even migrated our servers over the weekend, so please excuse any glitches until we get them all hammered out.

In the meantime, the next holiday on the plate is Father’s Day. I bet your dad would like one of our designer watches. Maybe even one from the new designer line Elysee.

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.

The Man Behind the Curtain

There are lots of things going on here at Kranich’s behind the scenes today.  Preparation for our remount events is in full swing as well as strong pushes behind both our Everlon Diamond Knot Collection and our Custom Mother’s Ring builder where you can get Mom a beautiful piece just in time for Mother’s Day.  We even have another online designer event coming in the near future.  Check back soon for updates on these and other great offers going on now at Kranich’s Jewlers.

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.