History of Engagement Rings

Engagement rings are nearly as old as humanity itself. In fact, some historians believe that early versions of the practice originated with cavemen, who tied cords of braided grass around his mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist to symbolically bind her to him. Of course, this tradition had to go through many variations throughout the centuries […]

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The World’s Most Unique and Extravagant Engagement Rings

At AAA Family Gems we love to talk about engagement rings, especially unique and extravagant engagement rings. We have been in the jewelry business for over 30 years, and have helped hundreds of couples find the perfect engagement ring. Feel free to browse some of our most unique rings on  Country Club Jewels, or come […]

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How to Choose a Jewelry Appraiser

Have you recently inherited some jewelry and you’d like to have it appraised? Trying to determine whether to sell or hold onto your jewelry? In need of an appraisal for insurance purposes? Need valuation for a divorce or estate plan? Not all appraisers are created equal. There is currently no governing body to administer testing […]

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Best Marriage Proposals

Check out this sweet article from BuzzFeed, highlighting some of the most romantic, over-the-top, extravagant and creative marriage proposals from 2013. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration, or you’re just sappy like us, you’re sure to enjoy these amazing gestures of love and the happiness on these couples’ faces on one of the best days […]

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Birthstones and What they Mean

Birthstones. A lovely tradition – something beautiful to associate with the month of your birth. Chances are you know what your birthstone is. But do you know the history behind it and what it means? Today in modern America, we’ve actually gotten quite far away from the original meaning and intent of birthstones. The first […]

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