Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Diamonds Like Rocks For All Seasons

Jewelers Catering to San Clemente

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Gems N' Loans in Dana Point has been the best jeweler in the area offering amazing deals on our custom and made to fit jewelry. We will buy any amount of gold or jewelry. We will also buy diamonds in any size, broken jewelry, watches, and more. We also buy coins of any grade ranging from good to mint, whether circulated or uncirculated. We have a large variety of affordable silver and gold jewelry!

After receiving a call today  from an Orange County resident, we were happy to inform her that we offer free private consultations when buying and selling valuables. Visit one of the ten best jewelers in San Clemente!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Best Jewelry Stores in Dana Point Tell it All

What Happens by the Harbor in Dana Point Will Shock You!

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Daniela and Eric met 7 years ago online in Dana Point, as most people tend to meet these days. Being skeptical of people you meet online, Daniela set up a time to meet with a 15 minute window.  She really had somewhere else to be after that 15 minutes. When she figured that if it wasn't a good match, then the quick meeting would be over and that would be that.

However, after the 15 minutes had expired to her surprise Eric leaned in and kissed her.  It was just the right kind of kiss...it was perfect.  So instead of me leaving him at the bar, she asked him to join here on an adventure which he was happy to do.  After a year and a half of dating, Eric proposed to Daniela with an engagement ring he bought from a jeweler in Dana Point called Gems N’ Loans.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Why Gems N' Loans Has a Unique Collection of Exquisite Jewelry

Beyond the Masquerade 

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While the costume jewelry that appeared in the 1930s worn to embellish a costume or an outfit was attractive, it was usually constructed from inexpensive mass produced materials, mostly for consumers.


At your favorite jewelers in Dana Point, Gems N’ Loans likes to distinguish between jewelry that is fine and that which is only for costume.



What defines fine jewelry?


Fine jewelry of made to today, finds its roots dating back to the 19th century, and it consists of gold, platinum, and gemstones. Most predominant jewelry styles tend to conform to the artistic style of the times. 


Oddly enough, between 1910 and 1920, there was an artistic style known as Art Nouveau which became popular, and is described as abstract, flowing, containing flowers, serpents, and butterflies.

The depiction of women carved into the surfaces of many of this era's jewelry pieces, whether that be a brooch or a ring could be seen in the designs.

Designers began using techniques to decorate metals that were less expensive.


The difference between fine jewelry and costume jewelry is the quality of the metal used in the jewelry and the authenticity of the stones set into the pieces. Additionally, fine jewelry can last for generations, and it is often considered an investment or something worth collecting and passing down to family members.   

If you have some family heirlooms that you would like to cash in visit here! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jewelers in Dana Point Offer 50% OFF Colored Gemstones

Lapis Lazuli and Gems N’ Loans Dana Point

 
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In the fourteenth century, lapis lazuli stones were ground up and mixed with oils to create the highly prized and very expensive ultramarine used by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci’s in paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Ultramarine were also known as "blue gold,” because they were more expensive than gold in those days. Lapis was forbidden to commoners in ancient Egypt, and only royalty were permitted wear it. Blue was divine to them, so lapis was ground into a powder, then used to add color to the royal Egyptians and their statues. Lapis necklaces were also given to shy Egyptian children to help them be more courageous.

Ancient Hebrews believed the blue azurite in lapis was symbolic of heaven and the gold pyrite flecks symbolic of the sun, and some Biblical scholars believe that Moses' Ten Commandments were carved on lapis tablets. 



Learn more about our Gemstones and stories!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gems N' Loans Dana Point and San Clemente Offers GIA Certified Talent

Interesting Fact About Jewelers in Dana Point

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Our GIA Certified jeweler Frank, was always around the tools of the trade and took a liking to it, in the meanwhile, befriending the jeweler. He apprenticed and learned through trial and error, most of all life lessons helped him along the way to drive his spirit and passion for what he does. He would pick up the slack wherever was needed to not only teach himself, but to make sure that the customer was always happy. Funny thing is, many of his learning experiences took place over food & drinks after work at El Toritio with his co-worker and friend that he was helping on the back end. Knowledge is power and Frank was wide awake to that concept. An Orange County local, Frank is Gems N' Loans Dana Point expert in jewelry.

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dana Point Jewelers Are Unique

 Our master jeweler will create the jewelry of your dreams!

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At Gems N’ Loans Dana Point, our employees are unique and certified. Our master jeweler, Frank “Guapo” Felix. He truly is the man and we appreciate his dedication to our Gems N’ Loans Family. Frank grew up in Santa Ana, CA and in 1976 he was hired by a friend of his at a local jewelry store and wound up finding an interest in the products and the market. His friend was let go, but Frank stayed on for 4-5years selling jewelry and ended working his way up for a different company in Irvine, CA. 



To Learn more about Frank visit our website!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Best Jewelry in Dana Point

 How a Jeweler in Dana Point Earned Our Business


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While visiting the harbor in Dana Point today, my Ex husband asked me to marry him, I said yes. We were married when I was 19, divorced later on and then our lives somehow lead our hearts back together. This amazing event has us searching for wedding rings. We are going to be married in 2 weeks, on what could have been our 16th wedding anniversary. Our children cried with joy when we told them today, and suggested Gems N’ Loans for wedding rings!