Necklace Ideas from deBebians for a Mom-To-Be

Necklaces are one of my favorite jewelry accessories because they come in different shapes, sizes, and precious metals. Although everyone should know by now that rose gold is my favorite metal for jewelry, I also love and appreciate necklaces that are made from white gold as well as yellow gold. Necklaces are a fantastic gift idea for new mothers because it is easier to purchase a necklace than a ring simply because one’s finger size can fluctuate, especially during and after pregnancy. I have chosen a few of my personal favorites that would be loved and appreciated by any woman, including a mother-to-be.

1. 14k Yellow Gold Oval Scroll Locket Necklace

Necklaces for New Mothers

Style # XL226

A locket is a lovely gesture for a new mother or mother-to-be. Once the child has been born, a photograph of mother and child may be placed on the inside.

2. 14k Mother’s Heart Necklace with One Birthstone

Mother-To-Be Necklaces

Style # FJXMPW52-1

This mother’s necklace is simple and elegant, which is why I chose to feature it. The heart looks as if it is made from ribbon and the pendant may be set with birthstone of your choice.

3. Personalized Letter Pendant Necklace

Necklaces for New Moms

Style # AQFP-03

Our letter pendants may be personalized with different birthstones and letters. We can manufacture these pendants in 14 karat white, yellow, or rose gold with the diamonds or gemstones flush set or pave set.

4. 14kt Gold Solitaire Diamond Pendant

Mother's Necklaces

Style # DSPR20VS-4

If your loved one prefers diamond jewelry, a timeless solitaire diamond pendant will be a wonderful token for a new mother. A diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth, making it an ideal representation of a mother’s unwavering love.

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PSA from a Gemologist at deBebians.Com

Fine Jewelry CareAs a GIA graduate gemologist and jewelry expert, I wanted to offer a friendly public service announcement (PSA) on fine jewelry care. I want to briefly discuss again that fine jewelry must be worn with great care and responsibility. Diamonds and gemstones CAN break and metal CAN warp and/or break if not worn properly.

We blog about this topic pretty frequently, but just this week I chatted with two clients who had either 1) broken diamonds and/or gemstones in their ring or 2) snapped a ring. Each client was shocked that they had caused damage to their ring and could not believe that diamonds and gemstones can break or that metal can bend or snap.

You may have heard that diamonds are a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. Yes, that is correct, but that in no way means diamonds can’t break…they can! Mohs scale of hardness measures ability to scratch. Toughness measures the ability to break. If a diamond could not break, it would be impossible to cut and facet a diamond and we would all be wearing rough diamonds and not beautiful sparkly ones.

Please, please remember that you are buying an expensive fine piece of jewelry and it is not indestructible. Be mindful of where you wear your jewelry and maybe more importantly HOW you wear your jewelry. Do not wear it when you are doing heavy lifting, do not wear it lifting weights, do not wear it when you can possibly bang it on something. It’s no different than buying a shiny new car. When it comes off the lot, it’s amazing and it will stay amazing as long as you take care of it. A minor fender-bender can take it from perfect to not perfect. Just like you bring your car in every 3,000 miles for an oil change, you need to do an annual inspection on your jewelry.

Please contact us if you have any questions about how to care for you fine jewelry.

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New Jewelry Designs in Time for Spring

Spring jewelry has arrived and it is just in time for the warming weather. I always enjoy wearing yellow and rose gold jewelry when the sun it out and it is the perfect time of year to have fun with your fine jewelry. Below are some great new products that can be worn all spring & summer long.

1. Coiled Diamond Wedding Ring

Swirled Diamond Ring

Style # DWB-25

Our coiled diamond ring is perfect for any occasion. This ring is edgy, sparkly, and can be worn on any finger. I have seen this ring worn on a fore finger, pinky finger and by woman of all ages. Spiral jewelry has always been in fashion and this ring in particularly is unique because the width tapers. This makes the ring more delicate and comfortable.

2. Gemstone and Diamond Cocktail Ring

Cocktail Ring Designs

Style # FR-01

Large gemstone cocktail rings are fun to wear with summer outfits. I tend to wear bright colors in the summer time and so matching my clothes with a peachy morganite or purple amethyst is really a lot of fun. Once again, selecting yellow or rose gold will make these rings feel more fashion oriented and less bridal. We are currently expanding our large gemstone collection so any special requests are appreciated!

3. Floral Marquise Diamond Studs

Rose Gold Diamond Flower Studs

Style # DE-01

Flowers are always fresh and beautiful in diamond jewelry. These marquise diamond flower studs are gorgeous to wear every day or in the evening. They also give a large appearance and yet are much more affordable than traditional diamond studs of comparable size. I highly recommend these as a wedding day gift or an anniversary present.

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New Diamond Ring Designs: Perfect for Any Jewelry Collection

With April quickly approaching, diamond jewelry has been on my mind (not that it isn’t always on my mind). I was born in April, so my birthstone is the diamond, which may explain why diamond jewelry is my favorite. Recently, our jewelry designers have added some fresh, new diamond ring designs to deBebians and I wanted to share them with our readers. The designs are each unique in their own way and bring a new sophistication to our collection.

1. Tilted Marquise Diamond Flower Ring

Flower Design Diamond Ring

Style # NIR-02

This marquise diamond ring is perfect for spring! It features a flourish of marquise diamonds that surround a center round brilliant diamond, making the shape of a flower. This ring may be made in gold (14 or 18 kt), palladium, or platinum.

2. Stackable Bezel Eternity Ring

Stackable Rings

Style # DWB-24

As you know, I am a fan of stackable eternity rings because they add such a fun versatility to one’s jewelry. This new eternity ring features bezel set round brilliant diamonds that are spaced equidistant apart the entire way around the ring. This ring comes in 14 kt gold, 18 kt gold, or platinum.

3. Coiled Diamond Wedding Ring

Diamond Ring Swirl

Style # DWB-25

This coiled diamond ring is modern and absolutely stunning. Though it may be worn as a wedding band, it may certainly be worn as an anniversary ring or a fashion accessory. Choose from 14 karat gold, 18 karat gold, or platinum for this piece.

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Big Hero 6 Inspired Jewelry Part 1

When navigating a jewelry site and a wide selection like we have, one great way to help you decide what to get when you’re shopping is to pick something that is meaningful to you. It can represent virtually anything, but today we’re going to talk about picking jewelry that reminds you of a favorite film or fandom and to that end, we’ll be talking about Disney’s Big Hero 6.

The film, personally speaking, was one of my favorite films of 2014 and was relatively well balanced. My family enjoyed it as well and we stood in line at Disneyland toward the beginning of the year to even meet Baymax — especially my grandma. (We found out later she thinks Baymax is the Happy Buddha. It’s kind of hilarious.)

My Grandma Meets Baymax

My Grandma Meets Baymax

So yeah, when fandom makes such a big impact on your life, it can be particularly meaningful to you and provide extra significance to the jewelry you select to be part of your collection or represent you, a loved one, or a favorite character. So without further ado, here’s part 1 of a list of jewelry we carry that remind me of some of the characters of Big Hero 6.

Baymax – BMLA-2242

BMLA-2442This men’s ring I think for obvious reasons reminds me of Baymax. It’s a design we’ve carried for awhile, but people have been finding that iconic Baymax face in all kinds of things online, so seeing it in a ring isn’t a huge stretch. I would probably look into getting black diamonds and a carbon fiber inlay into it as well, but if the big fluffy mascot of Big Hero 6 is your jam, then this is a ring that speaks to you.

Hiro – Garnet/Rhodolite Garnet

Garnet 5 Stone RingFor Hiro and the rest of the human cast, I chose things based on gemstones since a lot of the elements of the Big Hero 6 team revolves around color coding that is not unlike the colored team uniforms of Power Rangers or Super Sentai. Hiro’s gemstone though, I decided should be garnet because we carry two varieties — garnet and rhodolite garnet. Being one of the main characters of the story, one of the colors predominantly associated with Hiro is red making garnet a lovely choice for its deep red color. However, his suit and the matching suit he creates for Baymax also incorporates purplilsh hues, which is why I was thinking rhodolite garnet was also plausible and that the garnet stone in general best works for Hiro since his outfits are a play on those colors. The garnet’s deep color also makes it a stone of hope in dark times because a bright red glow appears to emanate from deep within. Given the tragedy that Hiro experiences and his eventual ability to pull through, I felt like that story element was reflected through the garnet gemstone.

Tadashi – Ruby

Ruby Halo Engagement Ring

As Hiro’s brother, I really felt it was appropriate for Tadashi to also have a red stone. Rubies are also closely associated with fire and passion, and for the passionate part, Tadashi was a lot more initially open to being productive with his talents in comparison to Hiro who didn’t initially imagine applying himself to academics.  In that sense, the more visible red of a ruby seems like a logical choice. Then, there’s also the fire….WATCH THE MOVIE. Also, rumors abound about him becoming Sunfire.

Wasabi – Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz Studs

Wasabi’s trademark invention was his laser induced plasma which he employs as electric blue blades with cutting accuracy. As such the blue lightning sort of color of blue topaz seemed like an appropriate match. Wasabi, in comparison, to the other characters on the team is also pretty calm and chill in that he’s more level-headed and grounded in common sense than the rest despite the deadly fierceness of his weapons. Blue topaz is also a stone that is said to dispel cowardice, which is a trait that Wasabi does need help with as well.

These are just the first four of our jewelry/gemstone picks for the characters of this film. Next time for Part 2, I’ll talk about the gemstone picks I’ve made for Honey Lemon, Go Go, Fred, and even Yokai. We hope that looking through lists like this help to inspire you in different ways to make your jewelry special and meaningful.

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Engagement Ring Trends 2015: Morganite Engagement Rings

Morganite continues to be one of our most popular engagement ring styles that we carry. Morganite has a peachy pink hue, which exemplifies romance and love, making them an ideal choice for an engagement ring. This gemstone has become a favorite choice for an engagement ring not only because of its beauty, but also because of its affordability. I have chosen a few of my favorite morganite engagement rings that were recently purchased by our beloved customers.

1. Morganite Engagement Ring with Pave Band

Popular Morganite Engagement Rings

Style # HE212-M

This morganite engagement ring features a delicate pave band that has a 2mm width. This photo shows the ring with a 2.50 ct center morganite, but we also offer this ring with a 0.90 ct morganite. A round cut morganite is classic and timeless.

2. Cushion Cut Morganite Engagement Ring

Morganite Engagement Ring Trend

Style # HE74-M

This cushion cut engagement ring has been a favorite amongst our staff and customers alike. This photograph shows a 2.50 ct rectangular shaped morganite stone. We also have two square shaped morganite stone options–one that weighs 1.25 ct and one that weighs 2.50 ct.

3. Custom Morganite Engagement Ring

Custom Morganite Engagement Rings

Custom cushion cut engagement ring with a morganite center stone.

We specialize in custom fine jewelry, including engagement rings. If you would like to create a custom morganite engagement ring, please fill out a custom ring request. This particular ring is a custom design that features a stunning 5.26 ct cushion cut morganite. The open gallery design is a unique touch that elevates the beauty of this ring.

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Tips for Shopping for a Men’s Wedding Band

Men's Diamond Wedding BandsFor a man, choosing a wedding band can be tricky. What metal? What color? How wide? Diamonds or no diamonds? Ah! There are so many options and for some men it can be overwhelming for some. Something I think to be very important is to try everything on. You know when you go shopping for a wedding dress and they say, ‘try everything on’? Well, this is very similar because you never know what will look the best. Even if you don’t really like it, try it on… you never know! :)

Things for men to consider when shopping for a wedding band:

1. How wide do you want your band to be? Wedding bands come in a variety of mm widths. At, we offer anywhere from about 3-10mm wide and believe me, we sell 3mm bands all the way up to 10mm wide bands. I would say that average mm width for a man seems to be about 4-7mm, but try on different widths to see what works best for you!

2. Do you want white gold, yellow gold, platinum, titanium, palladium or two tone? So many varieties it can make a man go crazy! Just kidding! Again, the best thing to think about first is what color looks great against your skin. Once you have that narrowed down, read up on the metals and see what would work best for you. For example, if you are really hard on your hands, perhaps choose titanium over platinum. If you have any allergies, perhaps stay away from white gold and go for either platinum, palladium, or titanium.

3. Diamonds or no diamonds? Some men want some bling and some do not. This is a total personal preference and most guys seem to know right away if they want diamonds in their wedding band or not.

With almost 900 different men’s wedding bands on deBebians, you are sure to find what you are seeking. However, if you do not see what you like, do not hesitate to call on us. We can always manufacture whatever you have in mind. Remember, you’ll be wearing this every day for the rest of your life so be sure to pick something you will love! Happy shopping!

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2015 Engagement Ring Trends: Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

Wedding season is almost here and we could not be more ecstatic. We have been enjoying creating new designs, but also admiring the new jewelry trends that have emerged this year. One of my favorite trends this year has been engagement rings that feature a single colored diamond or colored accent diamonds. I have chosen three of my favorite examples from deBebians that feature colored diamonds.

1. Classic Solitaire Ring

Yellow Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

Style # SE-11

This classic solitaire engagement ring was made from 18 karat yellow gold and is set with a fancy intense yellow radiant cut diamond. Though this ring is simple, the design is timeless and showcases the rich hue of the fancy yellow diamond beautifully. The yellow diamond shown has a total carat weight of 0.78 ct, VS2 clarity, and is GIA certified.

2. Cushion Baby Split Double Halo Engagement Ring with Pink Diamonds

Pink Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Style # HE140-RP

This double halo engagement ring has a unique twist and features fancy pink diamonds on the inner halo. The inner halo also features rose gold, which brings out the distinctive color of the pink diamonds. This engagement ring is shown with a 1.60 ct GIA certified cushion cut diamond that has H color and SI1 clarity. We also have halo and double halo engagement rings that feature fancy yellow diamonds.

3. Champagne Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Custom Champagne Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom rose gold engagement ring with a champagne center diamond.

If you are interested in a fancy colored diamond, including champagne diamonds, please contact one of our GIA graduate gemologists for assistance. This ring was custom made for a 1.02 ct champagne colored diamond. The engagement ring was made from 14 karat rose gold and features a white diamond halo.

Our GIA graduate gemologists would love to assist you with your purchase. If you would like a custom loose diamond search performed for you, please fill out our Personal Diamond Shopper form.

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Introducing New Dangling Jewelry from deBebians

Diamond Dangling Jewelry

Dangling Diamond Necklace Dangling Diamond Earrings Diamond Drop Earrings

We have added a stunning collection of new diamond jewelry that may be given to your beloved on a wedding anniversary, birthday, or just because. Each of these fine pieces of jewelry feature dangling diamonds, which hang in a dropped fashion.

The dangling diamond pendant necklace features four bezel set diamonds, which increase in size as they descend down the pendant. The diamonds have G color and VS clarity and the pendant has a total length of 20 mm. We offer a matching gold chain with a lobster clasp in your choice of length (16, 18, 20, or 24 inches available).

We also added matching tapered dangling diamond earrings. Like the pendant, these earrings feature four bezel set round brilliant diamonds on each earring. Each of these jewelry pieces may be made in your choice of 14 karat white, yellow, or rose gold.

Our jewelry designers also created this beautiful pair of dangling pear and round diamond earrings. The total length of the earrings is 17 mm and the total carat weight is 0.80 cttw. These earrings will be a wonderful addition to any woman’s jewelry collection.

To view more information on each piece of dangling diamond jewelry, simply click on the photo of the item to be taken to the product page. If you would like assistance in selecting a gift from our extensive collection of fine diamond jewelry, please contact a deBebians jewelry expert at your convenience. We also specialize in creating bespoke jewelry, including earrings and pendants.

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