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Archive: Jul 2014

  1. Give Life Back to Your Old or Vintage Jewelry

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    Do you find yourself wondering if the jewelry in your jewelry box is out date, old or even becoming vintage? Maybe you have an heirloom piece that you struggle to find a contemporary look for? Whatever the case may be, there are a few ways you can breathe life back into your old jewelry.

    Give Life Back to Your Old or Vintage Jewelry

    1. Find a complimentary piece
    You may find that a piece that compliments your old or vintage jewelry can make you appreciate your piece so much more. Find a way to make it work with your updated, contemporary wardrobe and lifestyle. Chances are people will take notice your vintage piece and compliment on its beauty.

    2. Find a similar, but new piece
    Maybe your piece is an heirloom, and it may be difficult to find a more contemporary and complimentary piece to go along with it. Consider finding a similar but a new piece all together. Search for a piece that has a similar look to your heirloom and that makes you think of and remember it.  This way you’re able to preserve and provide a safe place for that heirloom piece to stay, yet you think about it every time you look at it.  Another solution would be to have your heirloom copied and keep the original in a safe place.

    3. Have a piece customized
    Is your piece just a little bit off from your style? That’s ok too. It may need a little sprucing up and customization to make it your own. Try adding or replacing stones or metal to make it yours.

    4. Repair damaged jewelry
    Is your piece just damaged, making it difficult or risky to wear? Have it repaired!  So often we let our damaged jewelry sit unfixed and collecting dust when just a couple of repairs could make it as good as brand new. Tennies Jewelry offers customization and repair services in house, so don’t let that piece sit another minute longer!

    Vintage, heirloom or just old jewelry still has value and beauty, it’s just a matter of making it work for you. There are always ways to bring life back to your old jewelry, so stop in at Tennies today and let us help you explore your options.

  2. Tips to Choosing the Perfect Gemstone Jewelry

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    People purchase gemstone or colored-stone jewelry for many reasons, but commonly, it’s based on a birthstone or a favorite color. Whatever the occasion there are few tips to make sure you pick the perfect piece.

    tips for buying gemstone jewelry

    1. Consider the birthstone
    People buy birthstone jewelry for all different reasons.  Some buy their own birthstone while others buy the colors of their loved ones – for example a mothers ring or a promise ring.

    2. Consider favorite colors
    What are your favorite colors to wear? If you’re buying a piece as a gift, consider those same questions about the person receiving your gift. If you or your loved one owns a variety of pieces of that favorite stone, consider purchasing a stone that has a complimentary color so pieces can be worn together.

    3. Remember the 4 C’s
    Just like diamonds, gemstones are graded in a similar way – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Gemstones come in all sorts of colors, but it’s the bright, vivid and intense colors that are always best to find. Clarity describes whether a stone has flaws inside or on the surface of the stone. Finally, cut and carat weight generally comes down to personal preferences. Read up on what your favorite cut says about you here.

    Buying any kind of gemstone can be an exciting event, but if you’re not an expert, it can spark many questions, too. Stop in at Tennies and let our in house experts answer your questions and guide you to the perfect gemstone!



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