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custom design

If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that no one else in the world has, consider a custom-designed piece. As an industry leader with more than 50 years of experience, Eiseman Jewels offers expert advice and the most qualified jewelry designers.

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If you can’t find just the right piece you’re looking for, consider working with our designers to create something truly original that reflects your personal style. You can bring in existing jewelry, diamonds or gems to use in the design, or we’ll help you create something completely new from scratch.

The result is a piece that’s imbued with personal significance and truly one-of-a-kind. The possibilities are endless, and you can be sure that personalization is one trend that will never go out of style.

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Our design experts will work with you to ensure that your one-of-a-kind piece is created to your satisfaction. While the timeline will depend on the intricacies of the piece, we will provide artwork of your design for you to review as the process advances. Once the piece has been completed and purchased, Eiseman Jewels will provide an evaluation for insurance purposes. 

Let us guide you through the process of creating custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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As part of its Clifton Collection, Baume & Mercier is expanding its offerings with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club, for men who want a multipurpose, stylish sports watch. Contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club boasts a distinctive, elegant design that offers style, functionality and comfort.

Attractive and modern, the Clifton Club was designed for adventure. Water resistant to 100 meters and ideal for watersports and boating, the Clifton Club is the watch you’ll never want to take off.

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Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement with date function, the Clifton Club is available in several elegant and sporty versions:

  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a black or white dial and the “All Road” calfskin strap
  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a blue or black dial and a steel bracelet.
  • All-black version with a black dial and a stainless steel case with a black sandblasted ADLC finish.

All the finishes are done by hand in line with the watchmaking traditions of Geneva. The beveled edge is polished and the top is vertically satin-brushed, along with the case band on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a modern matte look.

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With the double finish, polished edges and sand-blasted center, the bezel of the Clifton Club is a standout. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. A steel ADLC ring is integrated to the black version and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

Baume & Mercier Corporate Gifts

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Baume & Mercier, the seventh-oldest watchmaking house in the world, makes watches to mark memories. It’s the perfect timepiece with which to commemorate your business’s most important moments.

  • Reward your employees for outstanding work or loyalty.
  • Celebrate the retirement of your employees.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Celebrate the signing of an important contract.
  • Thank a client and strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Celebrate a key date in the life of your company.

Baume & Mercier lets you create a personalized watch from more than 20 choices, including model, strap, dial and case back personalization. Even the dial can be personalized with your company’s logo.

Five Reasons to Choose Baume & Mercier for Your Corporate Gifts

  1. Classical, elegant watches with contemporary, timeless design.
  2. Diverse offerings for men and women with Swiss-made quartz and automatic movements.
  3. Quality Swiss-made watches at competitive prices.
  4. Responsive, flexible service adapted to your requests and needs.
  5. 24-month guarantee worldwide.

To browse an exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

pink diamond blog

Pink diamonds evoke a special sense of romance and luxury because they’re especially rare, beautiful and valuable. In fact, according to the Argyle Diamond Mine, a pink diamond can cost 20 times the price of an equivalent white diamond.

Pink diamonds are just one type of Natural Fancy Color Diamond, which are very rare. According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), “Of the millions of diamonds mined each year, only .001 percent can qualify as fancy colors, and only a handful can achieve the top grades of Intense and Vivid.”

Pink diamonds are the second-rarest of all colored diamonds, so it’s easy to see how unique a high-quality stone of this color really is.

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Pink diamonds range in intensity from delicate and faint to intense and vivid, and in color from pure pink to orangey-pink, purplish-pink and brownish-pink.

It’s unclear how pink diamonds get their color, but one theory says that when the diamond is forced to the Earth’s surface, the structure of the diamond is altered, forcing the stone to absorb light differently and emit the pink hue.

Iconic Pink Diamonds

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The Daria-i-Noor: One of the best-known examples of these gems is a table-cut light pink diamond that weighs an incredible 186 carats. It has been worn by a number of kings and was part of the United Kingdom’s crown jewels until 1739, when the Persian army took it back to Iran.

The Noor-ul-Ain: Also known as “the light of the eye,” this 60-carat oval brilliant-cut pink diamond is said to have been discovered in India’s Golconda mines. It was the centerpiece in Iranian Empress Farah Pahlavi’s wedding tiara, which she wore in 1958.

The Pink Star: A rare pink diamond dubbed the Pink Star recently became the world’s most expensive gemstone to sell at auction for $71.2 million. The oval-cut, 59.6-carat jewel is the largest fancy vivid pink diamond categorized as “flawless” or “internally flawless” that the GIA has ever graded.

The Graff Pink: Another exquisite, extremely rare pink diamond to sell at auction is the Graff Pink, a 24.78-carat fancy intense pink, VVS2 clarity, emerald-cut stone which sold for $46.16 million.

The Princie Diamond: This 34.65-carat fancy intense pink diamond was sold for a whopping $39,323,750 ($1,135,000 per carat) in 2013. The diamond was originally owned by Mir Osman Ali Khan, who sold the stone to Van Cleef & Arpels for $70,000 in 1960.

Celebrity Pink Diamonds

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Ben Affleck presented Jennifer Lopez with a gorgeous 6-carat pink diamond ring when he proposed. Mariah Carey’s engagement ring from Nick Cannon featured a 10.02-carat pink emerald-cut diamond, and Penelope Ann Miller donned her 3-carat pink radiant diamond ring at the 2012 Academy Awards.

To shop a stunning selection of pink diamond jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Danhov Process

At Eiseman Jewels, our commitment to providing the very highest level of service, quality and expertise is evident in the jewelry designers we choose to carry in our store, including Danhov.

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Known in the luxury jewelry world for its innovative design philosophy, Danhov’s highly trained artisans craft each of their stunning pieces in Los Angeles using only the finest diamonds and precious metals.

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This painstaking process preserves the quality and unique intricacies that you’ll only find in handmade pieces. That’s why you’ll never find a manufactured-by-machine ring with the Danhov stamp inside it. Each Danhov ring begins with a single wire and is shaped to perfection by the artisans in the designer’s California office. This provides every customer with a unique, custom-fit ring tailored to his or her desires.

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This ring-making process is also eco-friendly. It avoids the harsh chemicals and large machinery used in traditional molding and manufacturing processes.

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Danhov offers both handmade and hand-assembled jewelry. Handmade means that from start to finish, the piece of jewelry is made by the skilled hands of one of their expert jewelers. Hand-assembled means that parts of the jewelry are individually created with a wax mold, then assembled and finished by hand to create the perfect ring.

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The uniqueness of Danhov pieces is not only the design but in the details, such as the hand-pulled and hand-soldered prongs used in many of their settings. This process makes the rings stronger than with traditional casting. After all, these heirlooms in the making are created to last.

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The Danhov woman is elegant and classic, but never boring — she’s a trendsetter. She’s an independent woman who appreciates art, design and quality.

If that describes you, you can shop an exquisite selection of Danhov designs at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Personal service is the cornerstone on which Eiseman Jewels is built. Ask anyone who’s stepped inside our store, and they’ll tell you that it’s our level of service and commitment to quality that sets Eiseman Jewels apart.

Richard Eiseman, Jr. knows that firsthand. “Our sales staff is committed to building relationships, not making sales,” he says. “Our business is built on return buyers. They remember the experience they had in our store and come back because they’re comfortable.”

Eiseman offers an array of services — not to mention expertise — to support our extensive collection of designer and estate jewelry, diamonds, precious gems, pearls and fine Swiss timepieces.

Unparalleled Service

We are the Southwest’s most experienced estate jewelry and timepiece buyers with a combined 100+ years of experience, making Eiseman the ideal place to trade in, sell or buy estate timepieces, jewelry and diamonds. Each in-store gemologist receives extensive training in all the brands we carry. We service every watch and piece of jewelry we sell, as well as those we don’t. We also service Montegrappa Pens.

Timepieces 

If you’re in the market for a new a timepiece, consider this: Eiseman Jewels is an authorized agent for 11 Swiss timepiece manufacturers. Our in-house timepiece directors and sales team have been trained in the Swiss factories of these manufacturers, and by their regional experts. We require that each timepiece be accompanied by a manufacturer warranty, be properly registered and, when eligible, have an extended warranty not available through non-authorized resellers.

When you choose Eiseman, your timepiece purchase is no-risk. New, unused, non-special order timepieces from our stock can be returned within seven days, provided that all packaging is present and the watch is not worn or altered. We also offer an extensive collection of certified pre-owned watches with Eiseman warranties.

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Amenities

Complimentary amenities for Eiseman customers include:

  • Lifetime appraisals for your new jewelry and timepieces, with the appropriate gemological certificate or manufacturer’s certificate of authenticity
  • Insurance appraisal with purchase
  • Watch fitting at purchase and link resizing for the lifetime of your watch
  • Personalization or engraving at purchase
  • In-store jewelry steam cleaning and exterior watch cleaning
  • Eiseman’s renowned jewelry cleaner for in-home care
  • Estimates for jewelry and watch repair
  • Eiseman’s signature gift box and gift wrap
  • Ring sizing and jewelry fitting at time of purchase
  • Valet parking

To offer an enjoyable, friendly and informative shopping experience and an extensive curated collection of the finest jewels and timepieces, coupled with excellent service and unparalleled value — that is the Eiseman family promise.

To experience everything we have to offer firsthand, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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You know the old saying, “A chain is only as good as its weakest link”? The same principle holds true for watches. The choice of materials is an essential link in the long chain of processes that go into creating an exceptional timepiece.

Here’s a look at some of the extraordinary materials that go into the making of today’s luxury watches.

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The Avenger Hurricane is a new chronograph from Breitling that pushes many technological boundaries. The watch case is made of Breitlight®, which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder.

This exclusive high-tech material boasts a number of qualities — exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion, anti-magnetism, thermal stability and anti-allergic properties — as well as a touch that is warmer than metal.

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Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon

Amorphous diamond-like carbon, or ADLC, is a highly elastic coating developed by Cartier that exhibits some of the basic properties of a diamond; it is extremely hard and smooth, almost scratch-free and fingerprint-proof. This coating creates a layer that is self-lubricating, shock-resistant and unaffected by constant wear.

In 2014, Cartier shocked the watch world by introducing an ISO-certified dive watch: The Calibre De Cartier Diver. The following year, it introduced an update to that diver in black ADLC with a black rotating bezel offsetting the dial that mimics the Chronograph.

Baume & Mercier has a new collection of sports watches called The Clifton Club. One of the five versions available at launch features a black ADLC-coated steel case with a black dial and matching black bezel and rubber strap.

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Ceramics

The high-tech materials on watches are ceramics. Ceramics are extremely hard — usually more than three or four times harder than stainless steel. This gives them incredible resistance to wear, which is the loss of materials that are in moving contact for long periods of time.

Thanks to ceramics, mechanical watches can run for years, and their usage on watch cases means less scratches. Swiss luxury watchmakers Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre both feature ceramics heavily in their watches.

To learn more about the materials in your favorite luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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As a bride or groom to be, you’ve got plenty of gifts to shop for before the big day. Honor your future partner with a meaningful gift on your wedding day, and show your bridesmaids and groomsmen just how much you appreciate all their help with something totally unique.

Here’s our guide to choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your wedding day gift list.

For the Groom from the Bride

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Cufflinks are to a groom’s wedding day attire as shoes are to a bride’s gown. Although not seen by many, but they’re an important accent to the overall look. They add an element of elegance, so make sure the cufflinks you choose for your groom are beautiful ones. Have them engraved with your initials and wedding date, they’ll become a special gift he’ll wear on the big day and for years to come.

 

For the Bride from the Groom

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Jewelry is always the answer, and your wedding day is no different. A strand of pearls, diamond or pearl earrings — they all make for beautiful, thoughtful wedding day gifts for your bride. If you’d like her to wear her gift on the big day, be sure to get some input from her mom or maid of honor, as she may have already planned out her bridal accessories.

 

For Each Other

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If you’d rather choose your wedding gifts to each other as a couple, we suggest coordinating watches — Gifts you’ll wear and cherish your entire lives. Becoming family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. Consider having your wedding date and a special message engraved and your gifts will serve as a lasting expression of love.

 

For the Bridesmaids

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Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures pendants make the perfect bridesmaid gifts — they coordinate to create a cohesive wedding day look, but just different enough to reflect the personality of each maid. Your bridesmaids will feel special knowing you took the time pick out a pendant especially for her.

 

For the Groomsmen

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Your wedding is the perfect chance to help your boys graduate from disposable ballpoints to a classic fountain pen. A great writing instrument will not only keep the memory of your wedding day alive, but it will also get years and years of use. You can even mix styles to match each groomsman’s taste. Metallic money clips also make excellent groomsmen gifts, that can be personalized with engraved with initials or a favorite quote.

 

The experts at Eiseman Jewels are always here to help you choose the perfect gifts for your wedding day. To browse our wide selection of bridal gifts, visit our store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Mother-daughter duo Frances and Charlotte Gadbois are the creative inspiration behind Sloane Street, a classically chic line of 18-karat gold jewelry for today’s fashionable woman. Their exciting collection of wearable designs features unique color combinations paired with gold finishes.

“It’s unlike anything I have seen in the domestic or international marketplace today,” says Richard D. Eiseman, Jr., president and CEO of Eiseman Jewels, which is the exclusive retailer of Sloane Street in Dallas.

We sat down with Frances and Charlotte to get the scoop on upcoming jewelry trends, the celebs they’d most like to style and their own go-to pieces of jewelry.

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Why jewelry? What made you decide this was your calling?

 Frances Gadbois: When I was little, I traveled all over England to antique shops with my father, looking for interesting jewelry pieces to give to my mother as gifts. Those experiences sparked something in me, and I always kept the idea of starting a jewelry company of my own in the back of my mind. I had a 15-year career as an interior decorator, and during that time, I dabbled in jewelry design. Much to my husband’s dismay, I redesigned my engagement ring about five times. In 2001, I decided to chase my dream and co-founded my previous company, JudeFrancis Jewelry. It was at that point I knew I was meant to do this. Now, with Charlotte as my partner on Sloane Street, the sky’s the limit.

Charlotte Gadbois: I had always dreamed of going into business with my mom, but I was never a girly-girl growing up, so I never saw myself in the jewelry industry. When the opportunity to work with my mom presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I knew that by utilizing my mom’s design talents and my marketing vision, we could build something amazing.

Where do you find inspiration for your collections?

 FG: I find my inspiration from travel, specifically European architecture, tapestries and iron works. I am just enthralled by their uniqueness and symmetry —everything from old rugs to ceiling cornices. I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere I go, because I never know where I will feel inspired. Sometimes, it’s something as romantic as a gorgeous old Turkish cathedral or as simple as a hotel lobby carpet.

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What trends are you seeing for fall 2017 and spring 2018?

 FG: Lots of orange, which I am so excited about because orange is my favorite color! I have always loved working with fire opals. In terms of styling, I’m noticing more wearable casual pieces trending.

CG: I’ve noticed a lot of long statement necklaces with big mineral slices as opposed to standard gemstones in the pendants. Small, simple and wearable is still very much prevalent for fall and spring, but that’s not to say that a big arm cuff isn’t a big trend this year, either!

What’s your go-to piece of jewelry?

 FG: My baroque pearl and white topaz long chain. I wear it every day with everything! You can dress it up or dress it down, and it is definitely my go-to staple.

CG: My go-to piece of jewelry from our collection is our white topaz cushion studs with white diamonds in rose gold (SS-E009-WT-WD-R)! I am a rose gold girl and always looking for wearable and versatile pieces, so they are the perfect everyday staple. The rose gold makes the white topaz look a little peachy, so they are constantly being mistaken for Morganite (a nice problem to have!). It’s a lot of look, and a serious bang for your buck! In my opinion, every woman should have a pair, whether in white, yellow or rose gold!

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Why did you decide to partner with Eiseman Jewels?

 FG: From the very beginning, we thought Eiseman was the store for us. When I think of Eiseman, I think of timeless, classic, beautiful jewelry, and it’s the epitome of what we wanted in a store to represent Sloane Street.

CG: It’s actually a funny story: For our final appointment with Richard before he took on the line, we met at the Kimpton Hotel in Highland Park in Dallas. It was a stormy November night, and the hotel room had horrible lighting — but the bathroom had the most fabulous fluorescent lighting. It almost felt like you were in a jewelry store.

We decided that showing in the bathroom was our only option, so my mom and I grabbed the desk in the room and maneuvered it into the bathroom. When Richard arrived, we hesitated and told him he had to see the line in the bathroom. After a long, awkward pause, Richard turned the corner and realized why. We all laughed, and he delightfully took his seat on the toilet (covered, of course). Once we finished showing him the line, he turned to me and said, “You can go ahead and take a picture of this, because when you guys make it big, I’ll be able to tell people I knew you first!”

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If you could accessorize any celebrity for the red carpet, who would it be and why?

 FG: I know this would require bringing someone back from the grave, but I would love to accessorize Jackie Kennedy. She’s the perfect classically effortless woman, and she’s my ideal Sloane muse.

CG: I would love to accessorize Emma Stone because she embraces color and isn’t afraid to take risks on the red carpet. But my red carpet celebrity crush has always been Charlize Theron. She always knocks it out of the park.

 

To shop Sloane Street‘s stunning jewelry collections, visit Eiseman Jewels in Dallas’ NorthPark Center.

 

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In the past, many people had one classic watch they wore with everything. But today, more and more individuals own multiple watches for a variety of styles and occasions. Many modern men and women have one classic, sophisticated watch for the office and nights out, one casual watch for weekends and one durable watch for outdoor adventures. 

If you’re interested in switching up the look of your watch without committing to an entirely new timepiece, consider changing out your watch’s strap. It’s a clever, stylish way to get some extra style mileage out of the timepieces you do own.

Make It Yours

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Custom straps and bracelets are a great way to make your watch a true extension of your personality and sense of style. Switching out your watch’s strap will allow you to get multiple looks out of one piece and to put your personal stamp on a treasured possession. 

Make An Old Watch New

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Since a watch’s strap usually receives the brunt of a watch’s wear and tear, replacing it can work wonders for the look and longevity of your piece. And by choosing a luxury material, an interesting texture or a bold color for your strap, you’ll make a big difference in the overall style of your watch. 

Time for a Change

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Watch straps come in a vast variety of materials, colors, linings, stitching and widths, so the options really are limitless. Even if your style leans conservative and quintessentially classic, switching out your strap for something more unique is a great way to experiment with your personal style with minimal risk. Consider choosing an eye-catching stingray, ostrich or sharkskin strap, which can offer some visual interest without looking over-the-top. 

To shop our exquisite collection of timepieces and watch straps, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Spring hasn’t even arrived yet, and the fashion world is already looking forward to fall. Pantone recently released its Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report, a semi-annual rundown of the top 10 trending colors in clothes, jewelry and accessories for the coming season. The colors serve as a touchstone throughout the season for retailers and fashionistas alike.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth.” It also pairs “classic autumnal shades” like plum and navy with more unexpected hues for the season, like pale pink and bright blue. 

Here are the hottest colors for the upcoming fall season and the jewelry to wear with them.

Grenadine

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At the top of the Pantone’s list is Grenadine, a strong warm red they describe as a confident and self-assured attention-getter. When you’re wearing this stand-out color, opt for neutral diamonds or pearls. If you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching, go with a dramatic black onyx necklace or ruby ring.

Navy Peony

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Navy serves as the perfect backdrop for all kinds of gems and metals, including emeralds, jade, peridot, sapphires, citrine, topaz, turquoise, pearls, yellow gold and platinum.

Neutral Gray

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Rose quartz, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, turquoise, pearls and white gold all play well with Neutral Gray.

Tawny Port

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Citrine, emeralds and yellow gold jewelry go best with this rich, dark plum shade. 

Ballet Slipper, Butterum and Autumn Maple

Pair these soft, neutral shades with the bright colors of peridot and blue topaz for a perfectly balanced fall look.

Shaded Spruce and Golden Lime

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These beautiful greens pair stunningly with yellow gold, rubies, sapphires, pink sapphires and pink tourmaline. 

Marina

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Like its navy blue counterpart, Marina goes with just about everything, including pearls, pink sapphires, pink topaz, rubies, emeralds, peridot, sapphires, turquoise, yellow gold and platinum. 

Fall Wedding Jewelry

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If you’re looking to add a little color to your fall wedding ensemble, jewelry is the perfect place to do it.

If you’re looking for your “something blue,” try choosing something in Marina or Navy Peony by looking for sapphire, blue opal, blue topaz and turquoise.

The greens, Shaded Spruce and Golden Lime, can be incorporated with emeralds, green garnets and peridot.

Grenadine, the sizzling red shade, can be worn as ruby and garnet.

Ballet Slipper translates to opal, pearl and rose quartz, while amethyst and spinel represent Tawny Port.

The buttery browns of Butterum and Autumn Maple can be found in more unusual gems, such as citrine.

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Pearls, moonstone and mother of pearl round out the offerings in Neutral Gray. 

To find jewelry in all the hottest shades for fall, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.