Jewelry Facts & Helpful Tips

On Aug 18, 2016, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Ever wonder what style engagement ring you are meant to wear? Time to find out! Take the Joint Venture Jewelry Wedding Style Quiz: 

Which style were you lead to? Find out what each style means below, pictures included!

Classic Princess

Hello beautiful! Your engagement ring style is soft, subtle, timeless...

On Jul 28, 2016, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Whether for a birthday gift, push present, or just because, birthstones are highly sought after. Traditionally people think of birthstones as associating with a particular month, but today we thought we’d have a little fun and talk about birthstones according to your zodiac sign!

Aries

Stone: Aquamarine

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On May 18, 2016, by Joint Venture Jewelry

The fabulous Jackie O. once said “Pearls are always appropriate.” This is the absolute truth when it comes to picking out jewelry for the day. These organic gems are unique and stunning, weather you’re wearing freshwater or saltwater. Yes, they are the birthstone of June, but how much more do you really know about these mysterious creations? We created a “...

On Mar 02, 2016, by Joint Venture Jewelry

You already know Joint Venture Jewelry has the largest selection of vintage jewelry in the Triangle. This means we’re constantly educating ourselves about different eras and passing that knowledge along to you! Some of the oldest jewelry we have is from the Victorian Era (1837-1901) and it’s just “bang up to the elephant!” (Victorian slang meaning something is perfect)

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On Feb 24, 2016, by Joint Venture Jewelry

“Will you marry me?” - the biggest and most important question ever asked comes with a price tag, which most people don’t want to go in debt over. According to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, 59% of Americans don’t want to actually spend more than $2000 on an engagement ring… Are you one of them? Don’t worry! Joint Venture Jewelry not only carries the largest selection...

On Dec 02, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

What do you want for the holidays? I’m sure you’ve asked your sweetheart that before! Don’t fret, because we’re here to help you with all your holiday gifts for those who’ve been together for just a few months, or those couples who just celebrated 50 years! Use this helpful guide to get the perfect gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

 

 

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On Oct 09, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

When it comes to engagement rings, we all know the current “tradition” - diamond, diamond, diamond! Recently, more couples are looking into colored gemstones. Whether they like the color or just want to do something different, there are so many options, it can be hard to decide!

Joint Venture Jewelry is here to make your choice easier. We’ll teach you a little bit about...

On Jul 13, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Jewelry is made from so many different materials, it's easy to get lost. Joint Venture Jewelry is coming to the rescue! We’ll give you a rundown of the different metals most commonly used in jewelry, so next time you buy, you’ll know what you’re looking at!

Gold

Properties:

soft yellow lustrous...
On May 12, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Let’s have a party and play some jazz! We can wear flapper dresses and jewelry that will sparkle throughout the night! Don’t forget about the booze we’ll have to hide from the coppers. That’s what comes to my mind when I think about the roaring twenties and more importantly Art Deco Jewelry! This glamorous time in history was full of wild get togethers, pearls that go down to women's ankles,...

On Mar 09, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

If you love jewelry that makes a bold statement, Retro Modern jewelry is perfect for you! It’s full of shiny gold and BIG, colorful gemstones. The period began around 1935 and continued to the end of World War II. As the name implies, it's a style which looks forward and back at the same time; as a result Retro jewelry employs curved, metallic flourishes, as well as natural...

On Mar 05, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Enameling is such a beautiful technique! I’m sure you have a few pieces of enamel jewelry yourself, but have you ever pondered the idea of how it was created? Enamel was actually a decoration technique which is created when glass is fused to the surrounding or underlying metal. This intricate technique is so creative and dates back to the 13th century in Cyprus. This beautiful mosaic...

On Jan 30, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

We love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but always wonder, “Who was St. Valentine?” One popular legend says he was a priest in third century Rome. The emperor believed single men made better soldiers than married, so he outlawed marriage for young men! According to the legend, Valentine chose to marry young couples in secret, but was put to death when the emperor found out!

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On Jan 29, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

With every new year comes fresh and exciting aspects! And there's no better way to kick of the year than with the stone of the month AND the year: Marsala, a perfect match to garnet's fortified wine tone. According to Pantone's Color Of The Year, this seductive and vintage-y shade creates embracing warmth. It’s a hearty, yet stylish tone that’s universally appealing and translates easily to...

On Dec 08, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Our showcases are exploding with rose gold jewelry! Therefore we selected a few of our favorites to highlight here as our Collection of the Month. Take a look and learn more about how this pink gold is made and it's practice in jewelry!

Rose Gold, often referred to as pink or red gold, is a mix between yellow gold and copper...

On Nov 19, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Did you know each wedding anniversary has a certain gift to be given? These traditional gift ideas began in the Victorian Era in the U.K. during the 1800’s, and didn’t reach the U.S.A. until the 20th century. You definitely don’t have to follow the rules, but we thought it would be fun to create a little “cheat sheet” for you and your loved one to learn about these interesting gift...

On Nov 04, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting task - especially if you’re trying to keep it a secret! We’re here to provide you with a how-to guide to help take the pressure off. Ultimately, the best way to reduce your anxiety level is to educate yourself.

4 C's

The 4 C’s of diamonds are color, clarity, cut, &...

On Jun 17, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

For anyone with a passion for jewelry, especially jewelry inspired by animals you're in for a fascinating journey. Jewelry designs inspired by nature and animals date back to the start of civilization, although the Art Nouveau Era is most popular for boasting these intriguing designs. As history typically repeats itself, the trend in animal jewelry isn't going away.

Beginning around 30,...

On Jun 03, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most emotionally charged things one might ever own and wear. Jewelry is, in its very essence a gift of love. Whether you give someone a piece of jewelry, or you purchase a piece for yourself, it's given with love, pride, hope and with care.

Who wouldn't want to be a part of something so special and so infused with love and joy?

BABY "PUSH...

On Apr 02, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Joint Venture Jewelry is a local, family-owned business, established in the Cary community for over 16 years. Many of our customers shop with us for our unique estate jewelry, but did you know, we're also a full-service jewelry store?

Besides bringing you the best prices on pre-owned jewelry, we also offer a wide range of additional services, including repairs, custom design and re-...

On Mar 13, 2014, by Joint Venture Jewelry

The warm weather of Spring & Summer is getting close, and we are ready! Ready for low necklines, short sleeves and bare legs. Another great benefit, besides less clothing, all the gorgeous jewelry. Continue reading to check out our three MUST HAVE jewelry trends for the upcoming months.

SKINNY BANGLES

Short sleeves and exposed arms create a great canvas to...

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