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Anniversary Gifts & Traditions
July 1st, 2024

Anniversaries mark the importance of a moment in time, and celebrate the enduring bond between two people who have journeyed through life together. One of the most cherished ways to commemorate special milestones is through the gift of jewelry, each piece symbolizing the depth of love, commitment, and shared experiences.

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The Do's & Dont's of Wearing Your Jewelry to the Beach or Pool
June 27th, 2024

Summer is here and many Chicagoans are beating the heat by heading to the lake! To avoid risking damage or loss, here are some do’s and don’ts to consider before accessorizing for a day in the water.

6 Ways To Hint At What Engagement Ring Style You Want
June 20th, 2024

So, you’re at that exciting stage in your relationship where you’re dropping hints about your dream engagement ring. Whether you want to guide your partner gently or just ensure you get the ring of your dreams, here are six subtle (some not-so-subtle) ways to drop those hints effectively.

Summer Proposal Ideas In Chicago
June 14th, 2024

As the summer sun warms the city streets and the skyline glistens against the blue sky, love is in the air, and what better time to pop the question than amidst the beauty and energy of the Windy City?

Men’s Jewelry Trends in 2024
June 6th, 2024

Explore 2024 Men's Fashion Jewelry Trends.

The Art of Jewelry Color Analysis
May 23rd, 2024

Colors have a great impact on how we appear when it comes to fashion and styling. From the clothes we wear to the accessories, every hue ability to enhance our overall appearance. When it comes to jewelry, color analysis plays a significant role in selecting pieces that complement our skin tone, hair color, eye color, wardrobe, and personal style. In this blog, we delve into the art of jewelry color analysis, exploring how it can enhance your look and guide you toward making informed choices.

2024 Bridal Bling: Top 6 Wedding Trends
May 16th, 2024

Bridal jewelry trends have shifted throughout the years, but certain trends are here to stay. In 2024 we see some traditional bridal staples making their way back. Find out what's trending in 2024!

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Iconic and Ingenious: Men’s TUDOR Watches
May 15th, 2024

Find the men’s TUDOR watch that you’ll cherish for a lifetime with the help of this guide from our experts at James & Sons.

Gifts For Your Bridesmaids And The Groomsmen
May 9th, 2024

Wedding season is upon us, and amidst the flurry of preparations, bridesmaids and groomsmen play important roles in making your wedding dreams a reality. What better way to thank them than with thoughtful gifts that show your appreciation?

Roger Dery Gemstones Now Available!
May 2nd, 2024

Roger Dery Gems are now Available at James & Sons!

Celebrate Mother's Day With Stunning Jewelry Gifts
April 25th, 2024

As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to honor the incredible women in our lives who have shaped us with love and care. What better way to express gratitude than with a timeless piece of jewelry? This Mother's Day, let's celebrate the remarkable mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures with a gift that symbolizes our appreciation and admiration.

Turning Heirloom Jewelry Into Something New
April 18th, 2024

In the world of sentimental treasures, heirloom jewelry holds a special place. These pieces carry with them family history, tradition, and the memories of loved ones past. However, as times change and styles evolve, heirloom jewelry might find itself as fashionably irreverent, admired but rarely worn. And here’s where we are here to help breathe new life into these cherished heirlooms by turning them into something fresh and contemporary to be adored forever.

Birthstones by Month
April 11th, 2024

Birthstones are beautiful gems that have long captured our attention with their positive symbolism and striking beauty. Each one is associated with a birth month, meaning that each one of us has one!

How To Clean Diamond Rings At Home
April 4th, 2024

The internet and social media are sometimes excellent places to learn DIY methods for many things, but when it comes to jewelry cleaning, some at home jewelry cleaning tips may be more harmful than helpful. When cleaning your diamond rings at home, here are some things to keep in mind.

2024 Spring Jewelry Trends
March 28th, 2024

As winter fades and spring blossoms, the jewelry trends undergo a delightful transformation. In this brief yet captivating exploration, we unveil the most enchanting jewelry trends of the season. From floral jewelry to bold statement pieces, each trend reflects the vibrancy and renewal that Spring brings.

Can A Diamond Chip Or Break?
March 21st, 2024

Diamonds, known for their unparalleled brilliance and durability, have long been revered as one of the hardest substances on Earth. Yet, amidst the fascination surrounding these precious gemstones, a question often arises: Can a diamond chip or break? Let's delve into the science behind diamonds to debunk this common misconception.

Daily Activities That Dirty Or Damage Your Ring
March 14th, 2024

Sometimes our everyday routines can pose unforeseen risks to the cherished jewelry we wear, especially rings. From common household chores to physical activities, each passing moment may contribute to your ring's wear and tear. We want to explore the daily activities that, often overlooked, can cause harm to your jewelry.

Spring Cleaning Your Jewelry Box
February 28th, 2024

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.