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These gorgeous black gemstone jewelry pieces are absolutely stunning on their own as a bold statement, or they pair elegantly with traditional diamonds for a softer yet striking finish. Black gemstone jewelry is an impactful and impressive choice for a red carpet jewelry style that is both spectacular and dazzling.

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Gemstones have taken over the red carpet with their brilliant colors, gorgeous radiance and subtle sparkle. As a top trend of the 2019 award show season, these colorful gemstones have added a beautiful touch of pizzazz to the already fashionable red carpet styles. Most recently, black gemstones have stolen the limelight with their rich, deep color and exquisite design. From statement earrings to cocktail rings, black gemstones have been a red carpet jewelry staple offering a dark and dramatic twist to red carpet looks.

This awards show season has been decorated with gorgeous flower jewelry. As spring quickly approaches, flower jewelry is a staple accessory to liven up your look. On the red carpet, we saw a beautiful assortment of white roses as apart of some celebrity ensembles. These white roses were a powerful symbol to those who wore it, adding a delicate touch to their awards show look. You can create this red carpet style with elegant flower jewelry such as flower rings and flower earrings. Go bold with bigger flower jewelry pieces that make an elegant statement, or go subtle with a flower charm or stacking ring to add a touch of this bright look to your individual style.

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Gemstone Statement Earrings
Statement gemstone earrings are a sight to behold. As a popular trend of the 2019 award show season, we've seen bold gemstone earrings paired beautifully with a variety of different red carpet styles. From emeralds to rubies, sapphires, onyx and more, statement gemstone earrings are a powerful choice and a red carpet jewelry favorite. Bold gemstone earrings have decorated the red carpet in an array of different designs including drop earrings, chandelier drop earrings, hoop earrings and different gemstone shapes.

These gemstone earrings have made a statement on their own with their eye-catching size and vivid color, or have looked absolutely stunning paired with diamonds and other gemstones for something truly unique. With their deep, rich colors, statement gemstone earrings are a gorgeous addition to any look on the red carpet.

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Layered and Multi-strand Necklaces
One look that has been a pretty consistent trend during the 2019 awards show season is layered necklaces and multi-strand necklaces. This striking look can be worn in a variety of different ways with chokers, dainty chains, low hanging pendants, statement pendants and more. Diamond multi-strand necklaces and the layered necklace look give you a statement piece with a dramatic punch.

At the various awards shows, celebrities have favored this look for it's radiant beauty and bold finish, beautifully pairing with strapless dresses, plunging necklines and more. This gorgeous 2019 red carpet jewelry trend is always in season, and we're sure we'll keep seeing layered necklaces and multi-strand necklaces grace the red carpets for many more awards shows to come.

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Stackable Rings
A tasteful yet breathtaking trend of the 2019 award show season is stacking rings. This popular red carpet style can be simple and sleek, or it can make an elegant and impressive statement depending on the rings that are worn. The stacking rings that have dazzled the red carpets have been a beautiful mix of diamond and gemstone rings creating a sparkling finish. Some have chosen to wear multiple rings on various fingers in a chic way, while others have chosen to stack multiple rings on one finger for a creative twist.

As a red carpet jewelry trend, stacking rings are the perfect accessory to compliment celebrity red carpet looks without overpowering their ensemble. A classic yet glamorous choice, stacking rings are a fashion-forward jewelry style that will continue to shine on the red carpet.

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Ring Metals: Traditional & Alternative

Metal choices don't end at gold and silver, there are a wide variety of options when it comes to choosing the foundation of your engagement ring, wedding ring or any ring, really.

You could choose a ring made of traditional precious metals or an alternative, more contemporary metal. Each metal makes a statement about your style, and each has advantages for looks, durability and cost. To help you choose the best metal for an engagement ring, know all your options.



Traditional

Platinum

Appearance
Platinum has a soft white hue. It's 30 times more rare than gold (which means it's more expensive) and 40% heavier than 14K gold - and it doesn't tarnish or oxidize. Because of its hardness, the details of intricately engraved or embellished rings often look sharper and more precise when done in platinum.

Purity
Platinum in jewelry is 90% to 95% pure, which brings out the beauty of diamonds set in platinum engagement rings.

Care
Over time, platinum will wear and scratch with use. Your jeweler can polish your platinum wedding band or platinum engagement ring to remove any scratches.


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Gold

Types of gold:

Yellow gold
Pure gold mixed with a little silver and copper for a warm look. SHOP YELLOW GOLD »

White gold
Pure gold is combined with palladium and silver or with nickel, copper and zinc. Rhodium plating improves whiteness and durability. SHOP WHITE GOLD »

Pink and rose gold
Increasingly popular, these reddish gold options are pure gold plus copper. The more copper, the redder the metal. SHOP ROSE GOLD »

Green gold
Actually yellowish-green in appearance, this is pure gold plus silver.

Purity
Gold purity is measured in karats (not to be confused with carats, a measure of gem weight). Karats are divided into 24 parts, so 24 parts of gold - known as 24K gold - is pure. However, 24K gold is soft and easily damaged, so it's mixed - or alloyed - with other metals to make it more durable. For example, 14K gold is 14 parts gold, 10 parts other metal. Jewelry must be at least 10K to be sold as gold in the United States.

Care
Buff your gold engagement ring with a soft cloth to keep it shiny and smooth.

Sterling Silver

Appearance
Sterling silver can range from bright white to grayish white, and can have a matte or shiny finish.

Purity
Like gold, pure silver is too soft to be used in jewelry. It's combined with other metals such as copper to boost its strength. Sterling silver must contain at least 92.5% pure silver, which is why it's stamped as .925.

Care
Silver tarnishes, so store your sterling silver engagement ring in tarnish-preventive bags in a cool, dry place. Don't use tissue paper or paper towels to dry, because they can scratch sterling silver.


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Alternative Metals

Cobalt Alloy with Chromium

Cobalt has the distinction of having a natural color, comparable to white gold, although the color can be changed and enhanced. Cobalt is a lightweight metal, but more durable than its white gold counterpart. It is also known to be hypoallergenic, a plus for those who experience metal sensitivities.

Appearance
Cobalt alloy is a bright white metal, giving it the appearance of platinum. It's heavier than other alternative metals (such as titanium), giving it a heavier feeling for those who want heft to their wedding jewelry.

Care
Cobalt alloy rings are fairly scratch-resistant. It is also a metal that allows for easy resizing, unlike some of the other contemporary metals on the market today.


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Stainless Steel

Steel is known for its strength, and stainless steel jewelry is no different.

Appearance
Shiny and strong, stainless steel rings can be polished to take on different looks - the more matte look of pewter or the reflective look of chrome. Either way, some people appreciate the sturdy, modern look of the metal. Beyond its strength, stainless steel also earns cool points with its distinct gray color and subtle sheen.

Purity
Stainless Steel is mixed with at least 10.5% chromium to resist corrosion, oxidation, and rust, earning its "stainless" title.

Care
You can clean stainless steel jewelry easily with dish soap, water and a soft cloth.


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Titanium

Titanium is a powerhouse metal, offering a winning combination of being strong, lightweight, and hypoallergenic. It is an ideal choice for mens wedding bands.

Appearance
Black, grey or silver, titanium rings often have inlays of other metals and commonly come with polished, burhsed or satin finishes.

Purity
Titanium jewelry does not include alloys and is hypoallergenic. Unlike traditional gold, titanium requires no alloys to strengthen it. Its natural qualities allow it to be 100% pure when forged as jewelry.

Care
Titanium is one of the lightest, strongest, and most scratch-resistant metals available for wedding rings. Titanium wedding rings cannot be sized, so choose your size wisely.


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Tungsten Carbide

Serious shine and strength make tungsten carbide a favorite for men's wedding bands. Tungsten carbide is very dense, more durable than even titanium. Its toughness also means tungsten carbide rings cannot be resized, so be certain of the size you want.

Appearance
This silvery metal alloy is the hardest metal, a 9 on the Moh's Scale. Tungsten rings create a brilliant, hard-looking shine. In addition to strength, this metal is beautiful and can be polished to a high shine. Tungsten carbide requires minimal maintenance to keep it looking its best.

Purity
Tungsten carbide is a scratch and chemically resistant compound. This metal is resistant to corrosion and relatively hypoallergenic.

Care
Little maintenance is required for tungsten carbide wedding bands because of the metal alloy's hardness. Tungsten rings cannot be sized.


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More about Metals

Silver or Gold Jewelry: Which is for you?

The two titans of precious metals: silver and gold. Both beautiful, both classics, but which should you choose?

The best place to start is to consider which color you prefer. Silver and white gold share a similar cool lustrous hue, while rose and yellow gold offer warm, rich tones. Think about how that color will look against your skin tone, with diamonds or with your favorite colors of gemstones.

What exactly is a karat?

The standard measurement of gold is the karat, which is divided into 24 parts. Pure gold is 24 Karats, meaning 24 out of 24 parts are gold. Because pure gold is too soft to be used for jewelry, it is combined with other metal alloys to increase its strength. For instance, 14K gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other alloys, while 10K gold is more durable, with 10 parts gold to 14 parts other alloys.

Alloys used with yellow gold include copper and silver. Rose gold is created by combining gold with large amounts of copper. When creating white gold, pure gold is combined with copper, zinc and nickel (or palladium).

There are distinct advantages to both yellow and white gold. Placing a diamond with yellow color in a yellow gold setting can actually make the diamond appear whiter. White gold is a beautiful complement to exceptionally white and brilliant diamonds. Sometimes, white gold is confused with platinum, though they are entirely different metals. White gold and platinum vary in strength, resistance to scratches and shades of white.

Why sterling silver?

Since ancient times, people across the globe have considered silver a highly valued metal. Similar to gold, silver in its purest form is soft and delicate. In order to be used for jewelry, it is combined with metal alloys, such as copper, to increase its strength. When pure silver is mixed with less than 7.5% alloy, it is known as "sterling silver." Sterling silver is at least 92.5% pure silver and significantly more durable than regular silver.

What is Rhodium Plated Jewelry?

Rhodium is a precious metal that is in the family of platinum. For rhodium plated jewelry, it involves plating the jewelry with a surface that guards against scratches that also gives a reflective white appearance. It is most commonly found on white gold jewelry but can also be used on silver and other materials. Rhodium plating can also be referred to rhodium flashing or rhodium dip.

What are the benefits?

There are many upsides to rhodium plated jewelry. First, it increases shine, luster and durability. Additionally, it will make your jewelry more resistant to scratches and if it's silver, less prone to tarnishing. Another popular benefit to rhodium plating is the fact that it makes your jewelry hypoallergenic. This is because it's nickel-free. So if you have a nickel allergy, rhodium plating is a good option for you.

How long Does Rhodium Plating Last?

Because it is just plating it will wear off over time, however there are different factors that can affect how long rhodium plating lasts. Depending on how often you wear the piece of jewelry and how much wear and tear it gets it may need to be re-applied every couple years.

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Jared offers rhodium plating as part of the Jared Extended Service Plan as well as many other services including:

  • Ring sizing
  • Prong retipping
  • Prong replacement
  • Head replacement
  • Diamond or color stone tightening
  • Earring repair
  • Chain soldering
  • Clasp replacement
  • Rhodium plating white gold

More About Rose Gold

Enchanting and unique, rose gold is a stunning way to add a little color to your jewelry. Here are some common questions and answers about this blush beauty.

How is it pink?

Not naturally occurring, rose gold is a yellow gold mixed with copper alloy. Different hues of rose can be achieved depending on the amount of copper added. Light pink is the most common shade you'll find, but oranges and reds are also possible.

Why is rose gold so popular?

This is not the first time rose gold has seen a surge in popularity. Russian royalty was very partial to the metal in the 1800s. The wild and decadent 1920s were also a rose gold moment. Today, the demand for rose gold is attributed to the desire to add color and individuality to jewelry.

What jewelry suits rose gold?
Rose gold looks fantastic on it's own or when mixed with other metals (other types of gold especially). Sets of stackable bangles and rings that feature one or a couple in rose gold are lovely and very popular. By the same token, necklaces that are meant to be layered look fantastic with a rosy pink strand included. Rose gold also stands out as a solo metal. It works in a watch, a bracelet or even in a wedding or engagement band.


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Jewelry 101

With jewelry basics and information, browse important jewelry education topics such as the 4Cs diamond guide, diamond verifications 101 and the American Gem Society. Diamonds represent important milestones in our lives in jewelry such as promise rings , engagement rings, wedding rings and anniversary rings. These are significant and high-end jewelry pieces that require a lot of thought and care, so you want to make sure they're exactly how you prefer. Visit our jewelry basics and information section to learn more about these precious stones at Jared.

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Gifts & Occasion Ideas

Jewelry makes the perfect gift for any occasion, but choosing the ideal gift can sometimes be a challenge. Let Jared ease your mind and guide you in finding that special jewelry gift that means so much. Whether it's for a birthday, holiday, anniversary or just because, our jewelry information section on gifts and occasions has all you need to know to choose the perfect gift for your loved one, relative or a friend. Browse helpful articles with important tips about gifts such as giving a surprise gift, anniversary gifts and how best to travel with your timeless jewelry.

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