Allie, her husband, Matt – a fire fighter – and their two young children fled when California’s Thomas fire threatened their new home. They left with little more than an overnight bag and their son’s beloved teddy bear. They are starting from scratch to rebuild their home and their lives.Read More →
We love getting grading reports so much, we’ll give you a 10% premium discount when you submit a grading report from the American Gem Society (AGS), Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or Gemological Science International (GSI) with your insurance application.Read More →
Proposing marriage is a milestone in your life. You’ll be telling this story to friends and family for years, decades. So, make the proposal memorable. Here are a few decisions you’ll need to make.
Decision 1: Buy the ring in advance or pick it out together?Read More →
You buy beautiful jewelry to wear … not store in a jewelry box. BUT, there are times when storing your jewelry in a safe place is a must. Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance by Berkley Asset Protection offers five of those situations.
Cooking the holiday dinner: No one wants to spend their holiday picking stuffing out of their wedding ring! Rings can collect all sorts of bacteria in their intricate settings, which is of special concern when you’re handling raw meat. You won’t want that bacteria lingering on your hands when you’re serving food, eating, or shaking hands with guests!Read More →
A winter chill is in the air, Main Street is decorated with lights on the lampposts, and there’s fresh greenery on your mantel. It’s a magical time of year, and some of you might have decided to make your holiday season even more joyous — with an engagement.
If that’s you, wonderful! We hope the eggnog tastes just a little sweeter and the tree lights shine just a little brighter for you this year. But while you’re enjoying them, take some time to begin the wedding planning. Santa can bring you many treasures, but time isn’t one of them. Get started early and you’ll thank yourself once the big day is just around the corner.Read More →
It’s a tale as old as time. You meet, you fall in love, and before long you’re searching for the perfect treasure for that perfect someone—the gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your lives together. You’re carrying on the time-honored tradition of the engagement ring.
So where do you start? One way to look is to check out the trends that seem exciting to all the other suitors out there. You certainly don’t have to go with a popular choice just because it’s popular, but checking out engagement jewelry trends can at least give you an idea of what you do or don’t like.Read More →
The holidays are coming, and this time of year people find themselves scrambling for thoughtful gifts. It can be hard to locate exactly the right present for a loved one, especially if that person has…shall we say, unconventional?…taste. But just because your partner thinks outside the box doesn’t mean you have to forego the most traditional present there is: beautiful jewelry. The world is full of unique bangles and baubles, and one of them might be just the thing for your free spirit!
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We want you to picture something: you get up in the morning, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and put on your favorite tie…every day. For the rest of your life. The very same tie.
We bet it’s difficult for you to imagine decking yourself out in the same accoutrement that consistently. Always. Won’t you get bored? Won’t it clash with your summertime seersucker suit? (Yes, you’re that guy. And good for you.) You’d better like that tie a whole lot, right?
Well, it’s likely that your future wife is planning on doing exactly that with her engagement ring. And you definitely want her to like it a lot. No pressure.Read More →
It’s the big day. Your time to shine. A moment you’ll remember for your entire life. And there’s only one thing on your mind: Will she say yes?
Popping the question is a nerve-wracking idea for many people. But don’t worry. If you’ve picked the right girl, you two probably already know that you want to seal the deal. It’s just a matter of when and how, right?
Only you know the best time and location for your proposal to the woman of your dreams. But we can tell a little about places and times that may be a bust. Read on for a guide on the top five perfect moments that might not be so perfect after all.Read More →
So you’ve bought the ring and popped the question…but now what? Brides have an almost endless list of wedding responsibilities, but the groom sometimes feels he’s got little to do for a wedding besides show up at the altar.
Guys, don’t buy it. You have nuptial responsibilities, too, and you can prove your future-spousal chops by knowing what they are and taking care of them without prompting. You’ll be surprised how far the brownie points can take you if you do!Read More →