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Spring Cleaning Your Jewelry Box
February 28th, 2024

Looking to have your jewelry collection cleaned, checked, and refreshed? Here's how to do it.

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Celebrity Engagement Rings
February 26th, 2024

Celebrity engagement rings have inspired us over the years, and whether or not the couples stay together, the rings themselves have a lasting impact on us forever. If you have ever wondered about the type of diamond cut celebrities prefer for their engagement rings, the answer is that it varies.

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How To Get Your Jewelry Appraised
February 15th, 2024

Have you heard of a jewelry appraisal but aren’t sure exactly what that is? You’re not alone, so we’re here to explain the details. A jewelry appraisal is a professional evaluation of the value of a piece of jewelry conducted by a qualified and experienced appraiser. The purpose of a jewelry appraisal is to determine the fair market value of the jewelry item, usually for insurance purposes, estate planning, or resale.

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Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas Chicago
February 7th, 2024

Valentine’s Day is well-known for being a popular day for proposals. If Valentine’s Day is the day you plan to pop the question and you are out of ideas for where or how to pull it off, we are here to help. Whether you’re a resident of the Chicago area, or just plan on visiting, here are a few Chicago Valentine’s Day Proposal ideas.

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What Jewelry To Wear With Your Wedding Dress
January 31st, 2024

Something to consider when choosing the right jewelry is the neckline of your wedding dress. What kind of jewelry will work best with the neckline and style of your wedding dress?

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Custom Jewelry Engravings: Things To Consider
January 25th, 2024

Some things to consider before getting your jewelry engraved are the size of the piece, the material, where you want the engraving, what you want it to say, and the engraving method.

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The Legacy of James & Sons: Our 60th Anniversary
January 18th, 2024

2024 marks the 60th anniversary for James & Sons Fine Jewelers! We are proud to have been part of so many special moments in so many people’s lives. Serving you and your family has been our pleasure, with generations of love stories and lifelong memories.

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2024 VALENTINE'S DAY JEWELRY GIFT GUIDE
January 11th, 2024

Jewelry makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift that is meaningful and long-lasting. While roses fade and candy disappears, fine jewelry will still be there to remind your valentine of you even after Valentine’s Day is over.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Him
December 12th, 2023

Find the perfect holiday gift for him at James & Sons!

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The Christmas Eve Holiday Style Guide
December 5th, 2023

As Christmas Eve approaches, you might find yourself asking what you are going to wear to that holiday party. It’s a special time to get a little more dressed up than usual. Putting an outfit together is just so fun, we couldn’t resist! We put together three Christmas Eve holiday outfits with the Jayne Boutique in Orland Park. Each Jayne Boutique look is paired with Hearts On Fire diamond jewelry. Wearing any of these outfits paired with jewelry, you’ll be styling and sparkling all night long.

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Trending Vs. Classic Engagement Ring Styles
November 30th, 2023

Interested in trendy engagement rings? Or maybe classic? Find out what's right for you!

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Our Dream Holiday Wishlist
November 21st, 2023

What’s on your dream holiday wish list? We know what’s on ours! Pieces from the J&S Couture collection are exquisite, making any item from this luxurious collection perfect for gifting to that special someone this holiday season.

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WHAT ARE THE 4 C'S OF A DIAMOND AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
November 20th, 2023

A crucial part of selecting a diamond for an engagement ring is learning the basics of the "Four C's":  cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Learn the meaning of each and their importance.

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR HER
November 10th, 2023

Christmas is right around the corner, and you might be panicking because you haven’t found her the perfect gift yet. Picking out a gift can be stressful, especially for someone important to you. But nothing says “I love you” more than a beautiful piece of jewelry thoughtfully picked out by you. So we’ve compiled a list for you of some of our favorite items here at James & Sons, hopefully soon to be her favorite too ;).

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PLANNING TO PROPOSE AROUND CHRISTMAS? WHY YOU NEED TO START LOOKING FOR A RING NOW.
November 3rd, 2023

Planning to Propose Around Christmas? Why You Need to Start Looking for a Ring Now.

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Autumn Proposal
IDEAS FOR PROPOSING IN THE FALL
October 13th, 2023

Autumn has arrived, one of the most beautiful and enchanting of the seasons. As Winter approaches, the timing feels right to ask the question you’ve been dying to ask. So maybe you’ve got the perfect ring, but you’re struggling with how to pop the question. After all, this is one of the most significant decisions of your life, and you want it to be memorable. If you need some inspiration for your Fall proposal, don’t worry, we’ve got you!

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Shop Local Curated Fall Style Guide
October 5th, 2023

As the temperature cools down, fashion heats up! Falling leaves and crisp autumn air means it's time to break out the plaid, leather and your favorite knit sweater. We met up with Angela, owner of The Dressing Room, to pair our top fall jewelry picks with her favorite fall fashion pieces. #ShopLocal

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The Jewelry Repair Process
September 27th, 2023

Our jewelers use a combination of traditional tools and craftsmanship and state of the art high tech instruments to repair and restore your items. Our expert goldsmiths and bench jewelers average over 15 years of experience in both the manufacturing and the repair of fine jewelry.

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Engagement Ring FAQs - What to do before you begin shopping for an engagement ring.
August 16th, 2023

Engagement ring shopping can feel overwhelming. Where should you go? How do you get started? Who buys the ring? What questions should you ask the jeweler? Take a deep breath, we are answering all your questions and setting you up for a successful shopping trip!

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5 Summer Jewelry Trends for the Chicago Summer
June 20th, 2023

Summertime in Chicago and the surrounding areas is a precious (and short) season. Build a jewelry look as iconic as the Chicago summers to accompany you to the lake, to the office and to a night on Michigan Avenue.

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Luxury Father's Day Gifts For Different Types of Dads
June 15th, 2023

Is your dad a dapper gentleman, sporty adventurer, new to fatherhood, or retired and refined? Find a luxury gift that he'll ACTUALLY love and suit his unique lifestyle.

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Save the Date! Wedding Band Weekend
Wedding Band Weekend - The Largest Wedding Band Event in the Midwest!
May 24th, 2023

Mark your calendars! Wedding Band Weekend is coming up quick on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. Whether you're purchasing your first wedding band, looking for an upgrade or just want to add a fun stackable band, you won't want to miss this event.

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Bezel Setting engagement ring vs prong setting engagement ring
Bezel Setting vs Prong Setting: What's the difference?
May 17th, 2023

What are the pros and cons between these two styles of engagement rings?

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5 Love Languages: What Is Your Top Love Language?
5 Love Languages: What Is Your Top Love Language?
February 9th, 2023

Everyone gives and receives love differently. Some people feel most loved when they receive a thoughtful gift, while others cherish kind words from their partner. Do you know what your love language is? How about your partner?s love language? Let?s dive into the five love languages according to James & Sons Fine Jewelers!

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NEW: Roberto Coin Now Available at Chicago & Naperville Locations!
NEW: Roberto Coin Now Available at Chicago & Naperville Locations!
February 2nd, 2023

We loved this luxury Italian jewelry designer in our Orland Park location so much, we needed more! We?re so excited to now carry Roberto Coin at our Chicago, Naperville, and Orland Park locations. Each piece tells a story to showcase the true beauty that can be found in everything. Let?s dive in!

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Trend Alert! - Fine Jewelry Trends of 2023
Trend Alert! - Fine Jewelry Trends of 2023
January 26th, 2023

We?re already loving the trends that are coming in 2023. Gemstone jewelry and statement pieces are making their way to the top this year! Let?s take a look at a few of the soon-to-be trending jewelry. Plus, we?ve found pieces from designers like Judith Ripka, Ippolita, our J&S Collection, and more that will keep you on trend this year. Let?s dive in!

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Valentine's Day Gifts at James & Sons
Valentine's Day Gifts at James & Sons
January 19th, 2023

February 14th will be here before you know it. Are you hoping to give the perfect gift to that special someone this Valentine?s Day? Stop stressing! We?ve created a Valentine?s Day Gift Guide with jewelry and timepieces from designers like Swarovski, Hearts On Fire, MICHELE, and more.

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Best Selling Bridal Jewelry of 2022
Best Selling Bridal Jewelry of 2022
January 12th, 2023

2022 has come to a close, which means we?re moving on to 2023! Before we do that, let?s take a look at our top-selling engagement rings and wedding bands from 2022. Designers like Fana, TACORI, Gabriel & Co., and more made our list this year.

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Best Selling Fine Jewelry of 2022
Best Selling Fine Jewelry of 2022
January 5th, 2023

2022 has come to a close, which means we?re moving on to 2023! Before we do that, let?s take a look at our top-selling fine jewelry from 2022. Designers like Hearts On Fire, Roberto Coin, Judith Ripka, and more made our list this year.

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New Year's Eve Jewelry Looks
New Year's Eve Jewelry Looks
December 22nd, 2022

Going out for a night of drinks and dancing with friends? Staying in and getting cozy this New Year?s Eve? Whatever path you choose, we?ve got the right styles for you! Luxurious pieces from Hearts On Fire, Diamond Lab, and Gabriel & Co. will light up the night for your New Year?s Eve celebrations. Let?s take a look!

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CHICAGO HOLIDAY PROPOSAL IDEA
Chicago Holiday Proposal Idea
December 15th, 2022

It?s the most wonderful time of the year ? time for holiday proposals! We?ve got the ring and the date idea picked out, and you make the reservations. Have an adventure around Chicago and stop by some winter wonderlands, fine dining, and James & Sons of course!

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Gifts For Him
Gifts For Him
December 8th, 2022

Not sure what to get your husband, brother, dad, or best friend for the holidays? See us at James & Sons to grab the perfect present that will bring a smile to their face. From Men?s Jewelry to fine timepieces, we?re confident you will find a great gift this holiday season.

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Gifts For Her
Gifts For Her
November 29th, 2022

It?s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it?s time to shop! Don?t stress, James & Sons has put together a Holiday Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gift for her this season! Jewelry from top designers like Hearts On Fire, Roberto Coin, Shy Creation, and more is waiting for you at James & Sons!

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TRENDING: Vintage Style Engagement Rings
TRENDING: Vintage Style Engagement Rings
November 10th, 2022

Classic and timeless solitaires will always be in style, but vintage-inspired engagement rings are on the rise. These rings from the J&S Collection combine vintage styles and modern flare together to create beautiful, unique engagement rings. Let?s take a look!

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Autumn Proposal Plan
Autumn Proposal Plan
October 17th, 2022

Ready to pop the question? Let?s get a plan together! We?re here to help you find the perfect engagement ring, date idea, and everything in between for the best Autumn proposal ever.

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Raising Awareness & Supporting Bright Pink
Raising Awareness & Supporting Bright Pink
October 6th, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness is near and dear to our hearts here at James & Sons. For the entire month of October 2022, we will donate $5 to Bright Pink for every new follower on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Learn more about Bright Pink, its mission, and the resources available to women looking for life-saving health interventions.

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5 Common Jewelry Myths Debunked
5 Common Jewelry Myths Debunked
September 15th, 2022

Everything is not always as it seems! Some common mistakes are made throughout the jewelry industry, and many people have believed them for decades. We?re here to debunk common jewelry myths that have essentially become urban legends.

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Four Local Businesses in Naperville You Need to Check Out
Four Local Businesses in Naperville You Need to Check Out
September 9th, 2022

We?re new to the neighborhood, so we decided to do some exploring in Downtown Naperville and the surrounding areas. From fantastic restaurants to bridal boutiques, here are four local businesses you should add to your Naperville bucket list!

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10 Reasons to Work with a Local Jeweler
10 Reasons to Work with a Local Jeweler
September 1st, 2022

James & Sons has served generations of families as a trusted local jeweler for diamonds, fine jewelry, elegant timepieces, jewelry repairs, and more. Our team members in Chicago, Naperville, Orland Park, and Schererville are committed to making every customer feel at home with personalized service. Our mission is and always has been a tradition of trust, high ethical standards, knowledge of our products and services, and fair value to our customers. You may be asking yourself, why work with a local jeweler instead of a chain of jewelry stores? Local jewelers like James & Sons provide great attention to detail in products and services to offer. During your visit, you will have our undivided attention, the highest quality jewelry to browse, and an experience that will exceed your expectations.

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Our Favorite Looks From Summer 2022
Our Favorite Looks From Summer 2022
August 25th, 2022

Fall is approaching, which means it?s time to recap our Summer at James & Sons! That means choosing our favorite looks from Summer 2022. Styles from top designers like Ippolita, Hearts On Fire, and Miranda Frye made our list of top collections this year.

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How To Choose The Right Necklace For Your Outfit
How To Choose The Right Necklace For Your Outfit
August 11th, 2022

Finding the right length and size of necklace for every occasion and outfit can be a difficult task. That?s why we put together this guide to help you out! From crewnecks to off-the-shoulder tops, this is your roadmap through finding the perfect necklace to compliment your wardrobe.

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NEW! Hearts On Fire Aerial Collection at James & Sons Fine Jewelers
NEW! Hearts On Fire Aerial Collection at James & Sons Fine Jewelers
August 4th, 2022

Hearts On Fire?s new Aerial Collection is available at James & Sons! This collection features marquise and pear shape motifs inspired by the rays of the sun, the drops of the ocean, and the seeds of the earth. The Aerial (the term defined as ?originating from the atmosphere?) Collection is in sync with nature and made for the free-spirited woman moving from one adventure to the next.

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Engagement Ring Insurance & Warranty
Engagement Ring Insurance & Warranty
July 29th, 2022

Your engagement ring is a big purchase, and an even bigger milestone to celebrate. James & Sons is happy to offer engagement ring insurance and warranty plans, so you can spend your time cherishing the moment.

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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Donation
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Donation
July 22nd, 2022

James & Sons Fine Jewelers is proud to announce that we were able to donate $12,045 to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls! This couldn?t have been possible without all those who purchased new watch batteries during April, May, and June. All proceeds from these repairs were donated to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

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ON-SITE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIRS
ON-SITE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIRS
July 7th, 2022

In need of a new bracelet for your watch? How about fixing a broken clasp on a necklace that?s been collecting dust for a bit too long? Come see us at one of our four James & Sons locations and our expert jewelers will make it as good as new!

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Engagement Rings for Every Birth Month of the Year
Engagement Rings for Every Birth Month of the Year
June 30th, 2022

We?ve picked out engagement rings for each birth month of the year! From top designers like TACORI, Fana, Hearts On Fire, and more, we?re sure you?ll find inspiration for your future engagement ring.

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Radiant Vs. Emerald Diamonds - What's The Difference?
Radiant Vs. Emerald Diamonds - What's The Difference?
June 23rd, 2022

We know radiant and emerald diamonds look similar in shape, but they aren?t exactly the same. So, what causes the differences between these two diamonds?

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Lab Grown Diamonds and Jewelry
Lab Grown Diamonds and Jewelry
June 16th, 2022

Looking for some new diamond jewelry to add to your collection? Come see us at James & Sons! The Diamond Lab at James & Sons offers a large selection of lab grown diamonds, lab grown diamond engagement rings, and lab grown diamond jewelry.

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Trend Alert! NEW Kendra Scott Summer Collection
Trend Alert! NEW Kendra Scott Summer Collection
June 9th, 2022

Summer is full of sunshine and bright colors, so why not match its energy? From bright blues to deep red hues, these pieces from Kendra Scott?s new collection are perfect to keep up with the new trend of colorful beaded jewelry!

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Summer Jewelry Looks
Summer Jewelry Looks
May 24th, 2022

Summer time is right around the corner, which means it?s the perfect time to upgrade your jewelry collection! We?ve put together four show stopping jewelry looks with pieces from designers like Ippolita, Gabriel & Co., Shy Creation, and more!

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Gemstone Guide
Gemstone Guide
May 12th, 2022

Looking to add some color to your jewelry wardrobe? Gemstones are the perfect way to add some flare to your outfits. With different colors and other properties, there are endless ways to make your outfit stand out from the rest! Let's go through a few fan favorites together!

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Spring Proposal Plan
Spring Proposal Plan
May 5th, 2022

So, you?ve got the perfect engagement ring from James & Sons. What now? What?s a beautiful setting for your proposal, what activities should you plan, and where should you have dinner to celebrate? Don?t worry! We?ve put together a spring proposal plan that is sure to wow your soon-to-be fianc?.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide - 2022
Mother's Day Gift Guide - 2022
April 28th, 2022

Searching for the perfect gift to show mom just how much you love her? You?re in luck! We?ve put together a gift guide to help you celebrate her! From top designers like Shy Creation and Hearts On Fire, you?re sure to find something she?ll love forever.

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Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Mounting
Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Mounting
April 21st, 2022

The third and final installment of Engagement Ring 101 is here! We?re going to help you choose the best engagement ring style to complement your center diamond. From solitaires to three stones, halos, and more, we?re here to help narrow down your search. This is your ?one stop shop? blog series helping you determine the best engagement ring that?s just perfect for you!

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How To Take The Perfect Engagement Ring Selfie
How To Take The Perfect Engagement Ring Selfie
April 14th, 2022

Congrats, you?re engaged! Now it?s time to show off your engagement ring to all your friends, family, and social media followers. Read below for some tips on how to make your engagement ring shine in your selfies!

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NEW! Roberto Coin at James & Sons In Orland Park!
NEW! Roberto Coin at James & Sons In Orland Park!
April 7th, 2022

We?re so excited to introduce you to our newest designer at James & Sons: Roberto Coin! Italian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, creates jewelry inspired by the beauty of the world. Each piece and its parts tell a story to showcase the true beauty that can be found in everything.

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Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Metal
Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Metal
March 17th, 2022

Looking to tie the knot soon, but you?re not sure what ring is the right fit for you? Don?t stress! James & Sons is here to help you out. Engagement Ring 101 is here to help you out! This is your ?one stop shop? blog series helping you determine the best engagement ring that?s just perfect for you! With information about center stones, metal colors and karats, engagement ring mountings, and so much more, you?ll figure out what ring you?re going to show off to all of your friends!

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Anniversary Gifts For Every Year You Spend Together
Anniversary Gifts For Every Year You Spend Together
March 10th, 2022

Whether you?re newlyweds coming up on your one year anniversary or have been together for over twenty years, we would love to help you find the best gift to celebrate.

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Jewelry Staples To Add To Your Collection
Jewelry Staples To Add To Your Collection
March 3rd, 2022

Classic, timeless pieces that every woman should carry in her jewelry collection, all in one blog.

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Styling Jewelry for Every Outfit and Occasion
Styling Jewelry for Every Outfit and Occasion
February 24th, 2022

Can?t figure out how to style your little black dress? How about your everyday outfits for running errands or grabbing coffee with friends? We?ve got the perfect accessories for all occasions at James & Sons, and the best ways to style each one.

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Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Center Stone
Engagement Ring 101 - Choosing the Right Center Stone
February 18th, 2022

Looking to tie the knot soon, but you?re not sure what ring is the right fit for you? Don?t stress! James & Sons is here to help you out. May we introduce you to Engagement Ring 101 ? Your blog series helping you determine the best engagement ring that?s just perfect for you! With information about center stones, metal colors and karats, engagement ring mountings, and so much more, you?ll figure out what ring you?re going to show off to all of your friends!

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Free Roses For Valentine's Day
Free Roses For Valentine's Day
February 13th, 2022

Valentine?s Day is just around the corner and, at James & Sons, we know what she really wants!

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NEW! Men's Jewelry From Gabriel & Co.
NEW! Men's Jewelry From Gabriel & Co.
February 9th, 2022

It can be difficult to find a great gift for your husband, your brother, or your dad. Whether it?s a birthday, an anniversary, or just a ?just because? gift, James & Sons has the perfect gift to make him smile.

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February Birthstone - Amethyst Jewelry Pieces
February Birthstone - Amethyst Jewelry Pieces
February 3rd, 2022

Trying to find a way to celebrate a February birthday? Don?t worry, we?ve got you covered! James & Sons has plenty of amethyst jewelry pieces from TACORI, J&S Collection, and more, so you?re sure to find the perfect birthstone piece this month.

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Valentine's Day Promotion - Free Godiva Chocolate!
Valentine's Day Promotion - Free Godiva Chocolate!
January 28th, 2022

Not sure what to get your other half this Valentine?s Day? We?ve got you covered. You buy the jewelry, we?ll buy the chocolates! With any jewelry purchase over $299, you?ll get a box of assorted chocolates from Godiva.

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Best Selling Bridal Jewelry of 2021
Best Selling Bridal Jewelry of 2021
January 21st, 2022

2021 was an unpredictable year for everyone. Luckily, we picked out the bridal jewelry pieces that were tried and true from 2021, and they?re not going out of style any time soon.

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The Best Selling Fashion Jewelry of 2021
The Best Selling Fashion Jewelry of 2021
January 14th, 2022

2021 was an unpredictable year for everyone. Luckily, we picked out the fashion jewelry pieces that were tried and true from 2021, and they?re not going out of style any time soon.

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Garnet: January Birthstone
Garnet: January Birthstone
January 5th, 2022

Calling all January babies! James & Sons has the perfect garnet jewelry to celebrate your birthday!

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2022 Jewelry Trends
2022 Jewelry Trends
December 22nd, 2021

We know that keeping up with fashion trends can be a hassle. From metal colors to custom pieces, bold styles to gemstone hues, there?s just so much to choose from. At James & Sons, we did the work to find out the upcoming jewelry trends for 2022 so you don?t have to!

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Naperville Jewelry Store - NOW OPEN!
Naperville Jewelry Store - NOW OPEN!
December 8th, 2021

James & Sons Fine Jewelers in downtown Naperville is officially open! For this new jewelry store, we?ve expanded our selection of jewelry and even added a few new designers that we know you?re going to love.

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Her
Holiday Gift Ideas For Her
December 7th, 2021

We know holiday shopping can be difficult. We?re here to make it easy! James & Sons Fine Jewelers has a beautiful selection of jewelry from top designers like Hearts On Fire, Judith Ripka, Michele Watches, and more. The perfect present for the special woman in your life!

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Him
Holiday Gift Ideas For Him
November 29th, 2021

Still searching for the best gift for him this holiday season? Check out James & Sons Fine Jewelers and our selection of Tissot Watches and Pre-Owned Luxury Watches today!

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WINTER PROPOSAL IDEAS
Winter Proposal Ideas
November 23rd, 2021

Getting ready to pop the question to your significant other? We have a plan to find the perfect ring and make it a beautiful holiday season proposal.

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James & Sons Catalog 2022
James & Sons Catalog 2022
November 17th, 2021

James & Sons Catalog

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Naperville Jewelry Store
Naperville Jewelry Store
November 15th, 2021

James & Sons Fine Jewelers is ecstatic to be opening a fourth location in downtown Naperville! We?re currently under construction and are looking to open our doors in December of 2021, just in time for your holiday shopping!

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $250
Holiday Gift Ideas Under $250
November 12th, 2021

Can't figure out what to gift for the holidays this year? James & Sons has a beautiful selection of affordable jewelry, perfect for buying on a budget!

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Fall Proposal Idea
October 26th, 2021

Fall is the perfect time to pop the question to the one you love! Find the dream engagement ring at James & Sons Fine Jewelers then plan the perfect proposal in a cozy fall setting.

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What Diamond Shape Should You Buy?
What Diamond Shape Should You Buy?
October 21st, 2021

There are so many different diamond shapes out there and we're here to help you find the perfect one for the center diamond of your engagement ring!

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Noam Carver Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands
Noam Carver Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands
October 18th, 2021

Noam Carver engagement rings and wedding bands are now available at James & Sons Fine Jewelers Chicago jewelry store. Explore the collection today!

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MICHELE Watches
MICHELE Watches
October 8th, 2021

MICHELE Watches are now available at James & Sons Fine Jewelers! Shop this stunning selection of women's watches online at jamesandsons.com or at one of our jewelry stores.

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The Perfect Proposal
The Perfect Proposal
September 29th, 2021

James & Sons Fine Jewelers invites you to The Perfect Proposal Engagement Ring Event October 26th-31st, 2021. Join us at one of our jewelry stores in Chicago, Orland Park, or Schererville to shop our largest selection of engagement rings ever!

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TACORI Necklace GIVEAWAY
September 16th, 2021

Who doesn?t love a giveaway?! Well, we have a good one for you! Exclusively for our Facebook followers, one lucky winner will receive a TACORI Pave Black Diamond Chevron Pendant Necklace. Read on to learn how to be entered into this giveaway!

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Complimentary Jewelry Cleaning
Complimentary Jewelry Cleaning
September 4th, 2021

Take a moment to think about the last time that you had your jewelry professionally cleaned. Has it been a while? Well, James & Sons offers free professional steam cleaning. Yep, you read that right?FREE jewelry cleaning!

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Five Gabriel & Co. Jewelry Styles To Wear Year-Round!
Five Gabriel & Co. Jewelry Styles To Wear Year-Round!
August 26th, 2021

The fall season is just around the corner and that means it?s a great time for a jewelry refresh. We love to choose five items to update our jewelry wardrobe and decide what works best with pieces that I already have!

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
August 17th, 2021

As a bride-to-be, we know that you have about a million and one things to plan for your big day. Seating charts, dress fittings, last-minute details? there?s a lot on your plate! Your girls will be supporting you and standing by your side as you say ?I do? so you want to show them just how much you appreciate them by gifting them something special. Check out some of our favorite recommendations!

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Judith Ripka
Judith Ripka
July 13th, 2021

We are thrilled to introduce a new designer here at James & Sons Fine Jewelers ? Judith Ripka! Judith Ripka founded the brand in 1977 in New York, a city charged with glamour and energy. Judith?s vision was to design jewelry to help women look and feel their best at every moment. She believes in keeping close to the moments that give life meaning ? which are oftentimes celebrated with jewelry.

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NEW Tacori Engagement Rings
NEW TACORI Engagement Rings
July 2nd, 2021

You truly can't go wrong with a TACORI Engagement Ring! In particular, we have some new TACORI engagement rings at James & Sons that we are obsessed with. They are absolutely stunning and very on-trend!

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Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab Grown Diamonds
June 19th, 2021

James & Sons is proud to carry a large selection of beautiful lab grown diamonds and diamond jewelry! The Diamond Lab is James & Sons? exclusive collection of lab grown diamond jewelry that features a wide array of loose lab grown diamonds in every size, shape, color, that you could ever ask for!

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Women's Wedding Band Styles
Women's Wedding Band Styles
June 15th, 2021

Once you have said ?yes? to your engagement ring, it?s time to say ?I do? to a wedding band! Finding that perfect symbol of your love is so special so we want to help you determine the style that speaks to you. Once you?ve selected between an eternity band, halfway band, or plain band, there are still many different options to choose from!

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Tacori Engagement Rings
TACORI Engagement Rings
May 14th, 2021

We are huge TACORI fans here at James & Sons! We know that every single piece of TACORI jewelry is 100% made in California by master craftsmen. This ensures that the jewelry that they produce is of utmost quality and will last for generations to come.

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Paper Clip Chain Trend
Paper Clip Chain Trend
May 13th, 2021

Summertime is right around the corner and we couldn?t be more excited for warm weather, days at the beach or walking along the Chicago lakefront. Summer 2021 feels like the perfect time to get outside, put your best foot forward and have some fun with jewelry trends! Our favorite right now is the paperclip chain trend. These fun, rectangle-shaped links make for a unique take on the classic chain silhouette.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mother's Day Gift Guide
April 28th, 2021

Mother?s Day is May 9th and your mom deserves the world for bringing you into this world. But, since that is nearly impossible, jewelry will do! James & Sons is here to help you find the best gift to say ?thank you? to all of the moms in your life. Even the nicest flowers and the nicest candles will eventually die or run out, but jewelry is forever. Get the best gift ideas from our carefully curated Mother?s Day Gift Guide!

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Hearts On Fire Diamond Jewelry
Hearts On Fire Diamond Jewelry
April 26th, 2021

Wearing jewelry to express your style has been around for all of time and diamond have become the standard in timeless fine jewelry. When shopping for your very own diamond jewelry piece, you want to get the best of the best which is Hearts On Fire. This is because Hearts On Fire is globally renowned for their exclusive, high-quality cut diamonds that are known as The World?s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond.

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SAVE THE DATE: Tax Free Diamond Expo
SAVE THE DATE: Tax Free Diamond Expo
April 21st, 2021

Mark your calendars and get ready to shop! Our Tax Free Diamond Expo is April 23rd ? 25th. That?s THREE days of completely Tax Free diamond jewelry! Whether you are in the market for an engagement ring, diamond earrings, diamond bracelets, loose diamonds, or anything else with diamonds, James & Sons will take care of the sales tax.

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Diamond Shape 101
Diamond Shape 101
April 15th, 2021

Are you thinking of purchasing an engagement ring? Well, the center diamond is at the center (literally) of that all-important purchase! And making an informed decision about what center diamond shape is key so we have compiled information about each diamond shape here!

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How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?
How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?
March 24th, 2021

Let?s attempt to answer the age-old question of, ?how much should I spend on an engagement ring?? There are many different answers to this but no one answer is the right answer for everyone. It truly comes down to a handful of factors and there is no clear-cut answer but rather several considerations you should make to determine what will be the best for you and your significant other.

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Zoom Jewelry
Zoom Jewelry
March 19th, 2021

Zoom parties have become a regular occasion in the last year and we?re always looking for ways to make them more fun! One of our favorite ways to spice up our Zoom meet-up is by donning fun, bold jewelry that will catch the eye of your friends or family. This could be large drop earrings, a bold, colorful necklace, or a large right hand ring.

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Custom Jewelry at James & Sons in Schererville
Custom Jewelry at James & Sons in Schererville
March 9th, 2021

While James & Sons has a wide assortment of beautiful jewelry in many different styles and at every price point, we understand if you want to make something uniquely yours! And we would be thrilled to make this happen! James & Sons offers so many different ways to custom-make jewelry.

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Jewelry Essentials Gift Guide
Jewelry Essentials Gift Guide
March 4th, 2021

There are those pieces of jewelry that every woman just needs. The starting point for your jewelry collection. Classics that will never go out of style. Family heirloom type jewelry that will be worn for generations to come. Things such as classic diamond studs, tennis bracelets, and more...

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The Stories of James & Sons: Brian
The Stories of James & Sons: Brian
February 26th, 2021

The store manager of our Orland Park store, Brian, has a history with James & Sons that began in 1987. James & Sons was his family jeweler long before that, so when he got home from military leave and wanted to propose to his girlfriend, his mom knew just the place to go.

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2021 Engagement Ring Trends
2021 Engagement Ring Trends
February 19th, 2021

James & Sons wants to help you #ProposeConfidently by equpping you with all that you need to know about 2021 engagement ring trends! From the yellow gold trend to the bypass style trend and everything in between, you will feel more ready to make that all important purchase once you know what is on-trend right now.

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#ProposeConfidently This Valentine's Day!
#ProposeConfidently This Valentine's Day!
February 8th, 2021

Valentine?s Day is such a romantic day for a proposal! And, at this point, Valentine?s Day is just a few days away. There typically isn?t enough time to have a custom made ring created so your only option for that special Valentine?s Day proposal is an already-set engagement ring! We have plenty of fantastic options that you (and she) will LOVE!

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Valentine's Day Gift Guide
January 29th, 2021

The most romantic day of the year is just a couple weeks away and we want to make sure that you Love Confidently with a great gift from James & Sons!

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Lab Grown Diamonds & Engagement Rings
Lab Grown Diamonds & Engagement Rings
January 14th, 2021

James & Sons is proud to carry a large selection of beautiful lab grown diamonds and diamond jewelry! The Diamond Lab is James & Sons? exclusive collection of lab grown diamond Jewelry.

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Layered Necklace Trend
Layered Necklace Trend
January 8th, 2021

The 2020 jewelry trend that is definitely here to stay in 2021 is layered necklaces. Some have lovingly named this trend ?neck-mess? because you have a mess of necklaces on! We love this trend and think that it?s so fun with so many ways to make your ?neck-mess? unique to you!

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At Home DIY Jewelry Cleaner
At Home DIY Jewelry Cleaner
January 1st, 2021

If you're anything like us, one of your 2021 New Year's resolutions is to clean your jewelry more! To fight off bacteria and germs AND to make your jewelry as sparkly as possible, we have an easy, at-home DIY jewelry cleaner recipe! It's super easy and using ingredients that everyone has in their home.

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Last Minute Holiday Gifting
Last Minute Holiday Gifting
December 22nd, 2020

It?s almost here! The most wonderful time of the year is just 3 days away! The pressure is on to finish up your holiday shopping but don?t stress ? James & Sons has you covered for all of your last minute gift giving needs.

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Tacori Engagement Rings
TACORI Engagement Rings
December 11th, 2020

TACORI is a favorite of our customers at James & Sons and we completely understand why! TACORI makes absolutely beautiful handcrafted engagement rings, wedding bands and jewelry. Every single piece of TACORI jewelry is 100% made in California by master craftsmen.

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Online Holiday Shopping
Online Holiday Shopping
December 8th, 2020

The holiday season is in full swing and online shopping is more important this year than ever before! Whether you?re trying to avoid the crowds or you?re just pressed for time, jamesandsons.com will be your one stop shop for all of your jewelry needs.

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Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide
November 19th, 2020

Celebrate Confidently this holiday season with a gift from James & Sons Fine Jewelers!

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Fana Engagement Rings
Fana Engagement Rings
November 19th, 2020

Fana Engagement Rings at James & Sons

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Diamond Jewelry Must-Haves
Diamond Jewelry Must-Haves
October 30th, 2020

Jewelry has been a way to enhance outfits and express one?s style for all of time. More recently, diamonds have become the standard in timeless jewelry pieces. We love the thought of collecting classic diamond jewelry pieces throughout the years so we have compiled a shoppable list of all of the diamond jewelry essentials!

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Tax Free Diamond Expo: Engagement Rings
Tax Free Diamond Expo: Engagement Rings
October 16th, 2020

Our Tax Free Diamond Expo (October 23rd ? 25th) is the perfect time to make that all-important engagement ring purchase. That's because your diamond engagement ring will be completely Tax Free!*

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NEW: Groove Life Silicone Bands + Promotion
NEW: Groove Life Silicone Bands + Promotion
October 6th, 2020

James & Sons is excited to announce a new brand and totally new product category! Groove Life makes amazing silicone bands with a special design that makes it breathable and extremely comfortable to wear. Groove Life products were born out of the need for high quality, stylish, and innovative rings that will keep up with your lifestyle whether at work, in the gym, or in the wilderness. They?ve scoured the globe for the best materials to give you unique and functional products?all backed by their 94 Year, No BS Warranty.

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SAVE THE DATE: Tax Free Diamond Expo
SAVE THE DATE: Tax Free Diamond Expo
October 6th, 2020

Mark your calendars and get ready to shop! Our Tax Free Diamond Expo is October 23rd ? 25th. That?s THREE days of completely Tax Free diamond jewelry! Whether you are in the market for an engagement ring, diamond earrings, diamond tennis bracelets, loose diamonds, or anything else with diamonds, James & Sons will have it and take care of the sales tax.

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Fall 2020 Proposal Ideas
Fall 2020 Proposal Ideas
September 25th, 2020

The fall season is officially upon us and the Chicagoland area is the best place to be this time of year! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisp and cool, and it?s the most romantic time of the year to pop the question. To give you a kick start, we have compiled a few of our favorite places to get down on one knee!

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Tennis Bracelet Styles
Tennis Bracelet Styles
September 17th, 2020

James & Sons has a very wide selection of diamond tennis bracelets in so many different styles. Tennis bracelets are extremely versatile as they can be worn casually without looking out of place or it can be worn as added sparkle to a formal outfit.

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Chicago Store
Shining A Spotlight On Our Chicago Store
September 8th, 2020

James & Sons Fine Jewelers has been proud to serve the Chicagoland area for over 50 years! And our store in Chicago has been central to providing our customers with jewelry to commemorate special moments for many years. This store is located at 1457 North Halsted Street in Chicago.

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Sapphire: September Birthstone
Sapphire: September Birthstone
September 4th, 2020

Calling all September babies! Sapphire is your birthstone and what a lovely and versatile gemstone to represent your birthday month. Shop sapphire jewelry at James & Sons!

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Schererville Store
Shining A Spotlight On Our Schererville Store
August 28th, 2020

James & Sons Fine Jewelers has been proud to serve the Chicagoland area for over 50 years! And our store in Schererville has been central to providing our customers with jewelry to commemorate special moments for many years. This store is located at 112 Indianapolis Boulevard in Schererville, IN - right in between Express and Bath & Body Works.

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
August 21st, 2020

The girls that you select as your bridesmaids are some of the most important ladies in your life. They have been there for you through thick and thin and now they are going to stand by your side on your special day! The perfect way to say ?thank you? to your best gals is by gifting them with a special piece of jewelry on the day of your wedding. This will be something that they have forever to remember the joy of that day. James & Sons has an amazing selection of jewelry to gift to your bridesmaids!

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Orland Park Store
Shining A Spotlight On Our Orland Park Store
August 13th, 2020

James & Sons Fine Jewelers has been proud to serve the Chicagoland area for over 50 years! And our flagship store in Orland Park has been central to providing our customers with jewelry to commemorate special moments for many years.

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Special Engagement Ring Details
Special Engagement Ring Details
August 6th, 2020

Engagement rings are one of the most important purchases you?ll make. You want it to be perfect and truly represent the love of your life who will be wearing it every day. Selecting the perfect shape, size, and color center stone is debatably the most important but finalizing the special details is just as important!

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VIP 2020: Frequently Asked Questions
VIP 2020: Frequently Asked Questions
July 30th, 2020

Our 18th Annual VIP Event is one week away! We are SO excited to welcome our amazing customers into all 3 James & Sons stores to shop the very best values of the year. This event is usually 1 day, but this year we are spreading out the crowd over 3 days and increasing your savings! We have had some reoccurring questions about this event, so we are here to answer all of them!

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The Tacori Difference
The TACORI Difference
July 28th, 2020

At James & Sons, TACORI is the most popular engagement ring brand and we understand why! TACORI makes absolutely beautiful, handcrafted engagement rings, wedding bands, and fashion jewelry. The TACORI difference truly is in the details!

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Create Your Engagement Ring + Wedding Band Stack!
Create Your Engagement Ring + Wedding Band Stack!
July 24th, 2020

If you?re anything like us, one wedding band just isn?t enough. Once you have said ?yes? to your engagement ring and said ?I do? with a wedding band, the fun doesn?t have to be over! Stacking bands around your engagement ring creates a stunning, layered look that can commemorate special moments in time.

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Summer 2020 Proposal Ideas
Summer 2020 Proposal Ideas
July 9th, 2020

The James & Sons Fine Jewelers family is thrilled to be celebrating the summer season! While we have been hibernating all winter and then sheltering in place for months, Chicagoans are feeling refreshed by the opportunity to get outdoors for fresh air. This summer looks different than any other summer before, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a great time to propose!

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Summer Jewelry Care
Summer Jewelry Care
June 26th, 2020

The first day of summer was June 20th! So, you?re probably in full swing with summer activities. Since we've all been cooped up for a while, you?re likely excited to make trips to the local beaches that are open, splashing in the pool, and taking family vacations?you?re doing ALL the summer things! Well, a lot of these things can be harmful to your fine jewelry, so it?s important that are you fully prepared with tips and tricks to take care of your jewelry this summer.

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Trending: Oval Engagement Rings
Trending: Oval Engagement Rings
June 19th, 2020

Oval engagement rings have been taking the engagement ring world by storm in the last few years. If you love elongated diamonds, these are a gorgeous, rounded option!

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Father's Day Gift Guide
Father's Day Gift Guide
June 16th, 2020

Father?s Day is June 21st and your dad deserves a special gift as a ?thank you? for all of his hard work throughout your life. If you need some help with selecting the best gift, James & Sons is here to help! Make sure to get something that will last longer than a new grill or a new golf shirt ? gift him with fine jewelry or a watch from James & Sons Fine Jewelers in Chicago, Orland Park, and Schererville, IN!

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June Wedding Band Offer
June Wedding Band Offer
June 9th, 2020

This June is the perfect time to find your perfect wedding band match! That is because, at all 3 James & Sons stores, we have a special offer that will make your wedding band purchases so much more exciting.

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In-Store Shopping Precautions
In-Store Shopping Precautions
May 29th, 2020

I'm thrilled to announce that James & Sons Orland Park & Schererville are open for business! We could not be happier to be welcoming you in store with the same professional service we've provided for over 56 years.

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Virtual Engagement Ring Shopping
Virtual Engagement Ring Shopping
May 18th, 2020

James & Sons is offering a new service that we are so excited about - virtual shopping appointments! Having the ability to shop at home is more important than ever and that includes shopping for engagement rings.

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Virtual Appointments
Virtual Appointments
May 13th, 2020

Nowadays, shopping from the comfort of your home is more important than ever! So, to further assist our customers, we are excited to introduce virtual shopping with James & Sons! Whether you are shopping long-distance or shopping social-distancing style from the safety of your home, this is for you.

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New Tacori Engagement Ring Favorites
New TACORI Engagement Ring Favorites
May 13th, 2020

Let's be real...you really can't go wrong with a TACORI Engagement Ring! But, we have all the heart eyes for some new TACORI engagement rings at James & Sons recently. They are absolutely stunning and very on-trend!

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Mother's Day Giveaway!
Mother's Day Giveaway!
April 29th, 2020

This Mother's Day is a difficult one for many, especially those who are healthcare workers, and we want to show our love and support. To do so, we are giving away a free bracelet to 100 amazing healthcare workers who are also mothers.

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Platinum vs. Gold
Platinum vs. Gold
April 17th, 2020

We are often asked what is the difference between white and gold and platinum. Which one is better is not a simply yes or no question. Let's look at each metal to help weigh the benefits of each.

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How To Support A Small Business
How To Support A Small Business
April 16th, 2020

During these complicated times, it's important now more than ever to support the small businesses in our community. Here are some tips if you are interested in supporting small businesses. Some of them are completely free!

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Bridal Giveaway!
Bridal Giveaway!
April 3rd, 2020

We are offering a giveaway to one lucky bride who has been affected by the pandemic. If you or someone you know had to cancel or postpone a wedding, or a vendor had to back out from the wedding, or any other complication - this giveaway is for you!

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Fun Quarantine Family Activities
Fun Quarantine Family Activities
March 27th, 2020

Right now, it seems like everything has been cancelled: shopping, concerts, dining at restaurants, and the list goes on. But love and family-togetherness and fun is not. That's why, at James & Sons, we are embracing this time at home with our families and making it FUN. Here are some awesome ideas for you and your family to do at home while quarantined.

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Easy DIY At Home Jewelry Cleaner
Easy DIY At Home Jewelry Cleaner
March 19th, 2020

While we're all stuck inside for the unforeseeable future, it seems like deep cleaning is at the top of everyone's to-do list! And that should include your jewelry as well. Dirt and bacteria can easily build up on your jewelry - especially your rings! We have a very easy solution that you can do at home with simple cleaning products that you very likely already have.

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The Diamond Lab
The Diamond Lab
March 19th, 2020

James & Sons Fine Jewelers is thrilled to announce The Diamond Lab at James & Sons! The Diamond Lab is our exclusive collection of Lab Grown Diamond Jewelry.

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Engagement Ring Brands
Engagement Ring Brands
March 2nd, 2020

James & Sons wants to be a part of your story. That?s why we work so hard to carry the best diamond engagement ring designers around.

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American Heart Association
American Heart Association
January 30th, 2020

American Heart Association

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2020 Diamond Engagement Ring Trends
2020 Diamond Engagement Ring Trends
December 1st, 2019

2020 Diamond Engagement Ring Trends

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James & Sons Catalog
James & Sons Catalog
November 30th, 2019

James & Sons Catalog

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Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
November 29th, 2019

Are you ready to make that all-important engagement ring purchase?

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