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STYLE ALERT! The Hottest Wedding Trends for 2018

For a lot of women, following wedding trends and keeping up with style is a must. Aside from colored stone engagement rings that are on the rise in popularity, Etsy has released their 2018 wedding trends report based on popular searches in their shop. We can definitely see why they’re trending! *heart eyes*

From stacker rings to pets as bridesmaids (okay, kind of), there’s something for every alternative bride-to-be. These are some of our favorites from the list that we hope you will love just as much!

Pair of Stacker Rings are a wedding trend for 2018 - Josephs Jewelers

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JCK Las Vegas: We Picked Up a New Line + More

Our buyers had a blast in Las Vegas at the JCK event picking out new jewelry and gems that all of you are sure to love. They also looked around to find new lines that match what Josephs Jewelers has to offer… annnnnnd we just happened to find the perfect one!

Tara Hutchinson is the creator and designer of Tara Hutch Designs. Her website describes her unique pieces as “exquisite fine jewelry handcrafted with passion by wounded Army Combat Veteran and Master Goldsmith Tara Hutchinson to help women feel like rockstars.”

Tara Hutch Designs

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This Engagement Trend will give you a Pop of Color

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A bold new statement is continuing to make its mark in the bridal industry, particularly with engagement rings. The industry is forever evolving, but the trend of colored stone engagement rings is continuing its rise in popularity this year. It’s sure to make you step away from those vintage, classic and simple styles.

In recent years, rose gold rings were a must-have. Just a few months ago, women fell in love with the story and design of Meghan Markle’s three-stone engagement ring. This newer trend of colored stonesthat steps away from the traditional white diamondsis one that every woman could easily pull off.

Here’s why you should consider stepping out of the norm when it comes to the sentiment you’ll wear and remember for the rest of your life.

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Meet the Artist Behind Spiritiles: Houston Llew Q&A

We will be having a spectacular signing event with Houston Llew – the artist behind spiritiles – at our West Des Moines location on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) from 11 am to 3 pm. We will be having a giveaway for a SIGNED Des Moines spiritile! To be entered to win, simply come in to our West Des Moines location on May 5th to receive an entry. The winner will be drawn by Houston Llew at 3 pm and you do not need to be present to win.

What exactly are spiritiles? They are great home décor items that have an eye-catching image on the front and an inspiring saying on each side. Each tile is hand-made using painted glass that is kiln-fired onto copper and added between the outer frames. We’ll let Houston do rest of the talking with this Q&A:

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Sydney Lynch Jewelry: Going, Going, Gone…

If you love Sydney Lynch jewelry, you’ll want to act now! Hurry in because soon it’s going to be going, going, gone. Sydney Lynch announced toward the beginning of January that she will not make any more jewelry. She’s not “retiring,” she’s just riding off into the sunset looking for new adventures — including a nine week vacation in Mexico in March. We couldn’t be more happy for her (and sad for us). Her unique jewelry style will be forever missed.

Sydney Lynch Jewelry - Josephs Jewelers

Lynch has been a jeweler for 45 years. She started her career in the 70’s in Boulder, Colorado. She began and ended her 35 year career at the American Craft Council Show. Her inspiration for jewelry came from nature. Even as a child, Lynch roamed and collected objects from woods and beaches that she would later put into patterns and groupings to inspire her designs.

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A Personalized Gift Guide Your Valentine Will Love

The best way to give a gift that matters is by making it something unforgettable and unique; a gift that your loved one can call their own because it’s literally one-of-a-kind. We want to make finding the perfect gift easy for you, that’s why we offer a variety of in-house services including customizing and engraving.

If you want to make your gift stand out or just want an affordable item to wow your lover, you’ve come to the right place! You can simply get an item custom-made (just arrive with your ideas) or purchase one of our many items and get it engraved. Our service pricing starts at $10 minimum for items purchased only from Josephs. For more expensive purchases over $500, engraving is complimentary. Custom items’ pricing varies as well.

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The Best Statement Jewelry from Golden Globes 2018

The Golden Globes will be one to remember with many celebrities making a solidarity statement with a sea of black dresses and suits in support of the #MeToo movement. The unforgettable evening was accompanied by sparkling accessories that made each outfit even more elegant. From oversized emerald earrings to bold diamond necklaces, each celebrity took a simple black gown and stole the show with spectacular jewelry pairings.

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You’re Engaged, Now What? 6 Bulletproof Tips For Planning A Wedding

He popped the big question and you said yes! After taking a break from admiring your sparkling diamond ring and snapping a few photos for social media, you’ll probably begin celebrating with friends and family (which is fine; cheers). After a couple of weeks fly by, it’s time to start gathering the details to begin planning a wedding that will be perfect and stress-free.

We’re here to make your wedding the best moment of your life, without the fear of feeling like a ‘bridezilla.’ Follow these six important after-engagement tips and you’ll soon be on your way to a happy marriage.

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