ENV Moissanite™ Exclusively at JYB Jewels

JYB Jewels is offering their own line of moissanite stones called ENV Moissanite™. We will be offering a variety of antique cuts and select fancy cuts. We are one of the few companies that allows you to customize your stone down to the mm and culet size. All of our available cuts can be seen on our social media channels on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to follow us to see the latest pieces and special pricing. 

Shown here an old miner, antique cushion an old european cut!

Shown here an old miner, antique cushion an old european cut!

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Hello again! It has been a whirlwind these past couple of years. I have had the chance to make some beautiful pieces, and I am glad that I can find the time to sit down, share and offer them to you.

I am proud to share that you can now shop our designs online at our Etsy shop!!! If you do not find anything that suits your style, let us design something custom just for you.

Cheers!
Jules

Summertime Jewel Survival Guide

TGIF and three cheers for the weekend! We all enjoy the peak of summer July through August, who doesn’t? The frequent beach trips, spontaneous last minute getaways, basking in the sunrays, delicious food festivals and oh so more! It is the best time of the season to enjoy, but think twice about bringing along those beloved jewels.

Here are a few tips to make sure your jewels stay their best throughout the summertime!

Protect your skin and jewels
With UV rays beaming to their maximum, it is important to lather on that sunscreen. While it may be an excellent idea to prevent sunspots and wrinkles, it is not the best idea for your jewels! Overtime lotions and sprays will adhere to your jewelry making for cloudy stones. Who wants a stone that does not sparkle – NO THANK YOU! In addition, some heat treated stones may change color if exposed to too much direct sunlight. If you are going to slather on the sunscreen, take off your precious jewels and wait till the product dries. Better yet, I would leave those beauties safe in your jewelry box. 

Sand Sans Jewels
I just love a good trip to the beach! There is nothing like sand between your toes, and who doesn’t like to pick up a handful of sand and watch it fall through the cracks of your fingers. This might be fun for your, but certainly not your rings! Sand can be damaging to the surface of your stones causing scratches and dulling to those softer stones. These little grains can get into the little crevices of your ring settings too and trust me it is not easy to get out once it is stuck in there. Again, if you will be constructing sand castles galore, I would leave the jewels at home and opt for a fun pair of costume earrings.

Dip and Dive
I am a big dipper when I am sunning my buns! I am sure a lot of you can relate and probably do this too. It is when you lay out to the point you think you are going to boil, and then you take a dip in the water to cool down. The heat often makes fingers swell and the cold makes them shrink! This hot and cold combo can cause your rings to become loose in the water, and easy enough they can slip off into a pool filter or even worse the dark abyss of the ocean. If you are going to go for a dip, I would remove all and any jewelry! This not only goes for rings, but bracelets, necklaces and earrings! 

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History of Jewelry - The Art Deco Period

This one of my favorite time periods of jewelry! The Art Deco period of jewelry was born in the mid-1920s and continued through the 1930s. It all started with the World’s Fair event held in Paris called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. These pieces were similar to those of the Egyptian period that radiated solid structures, geometric shapes, perfect symmetry and repeating patterns. The use of colored gemstones mixed with diamonds was very popular too. Cartier and Van Cleef & Arples were some of the key leaders in making beautiful signed pieces and keeping this period alive.

Here are some of my favorite Art Deco pieces from some great second hand resalers + a sapphire piece of my own! Photos provided by Lang Antiques & 1st Dibs

JYB Jewels; Lang Antiques Art Deco Piece
JYB Jewels; Lang Antiques Art Deco Piece
JYB Jewels; Lang Antiques Art Deco Piece
JYB Jewels; 1st Dibs Art Deco Piece
JYB Jewels; 1st Dibs Art Deco Piece
JYB Jewels; Art Deco Piece

Can you tell I'm a little crazy for sapphires? Do you have a beautiful Art Deco piece to share of your own or a favorite? Feel free to share in the comments section below!

XO.XO. Stay Sassy & Sparkly.

Something Old to Something New

Do you have some old pieces you no longer wear because they are dated or are not your style anymore? What about a piece that was passed down that you would never see yourself wearing? I believe it is important to wear and cherish each piece of jewelry. The simple solution to get the most wear out of your jewelry is to have pieces that you actually want to wear. The recycling process of jewelry is one of the most cost effective ways to get a new meaningful piece, and have fun in the design process. What exactly is the recycling process? It is taking a piece(s) of jewelry that you no longer wear or ever wore, and designing a brand new piece or two or more!

For example, this 3 carat diamond eternity band was too big and bulky. It was not getting much wear because it was uncomfortable and really did not look right. The shared prong setting was solid, but that did help the piece get worn more.

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The solution was to recast by refining the metal designing something classic that would have a lower profile and a touch of millgrain of course :) We kept the gallery open to let in light and allow the stones to sparkle more. The new octagon eternity band was born with a few stones to spare for a future project. 

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JYB Jewels
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JYB Jewels

Do you have a piece that you wish to recycle? Turn a ring into a pair of earrings or turn your pendant into a bracelet! The possibilities with jewelry recycling are endless. Feel free to drop JYB Jewels a note on our contact form to help you design the perfect new (old) piece!

XO.XO. Stay Sassy & Sparkly.