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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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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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When it comes to fine jewelry, diamonds tend to get a lot of attention. But no jewelry collection is complete without a few high-quality colored gemstones — especially the “big three” gems: emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

Believe it or not, very fine gemstones can have a higher per-carat value than diamonds. That’s because they are quite rare and possess remarkable hardness and durability.

Let’s take a look at the rich history behind these three gems and pick up some styling tips from the experts at Eiseman Jewels.

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EMERALDS

Mankind’s love affair with emeralds stretches back thousands of years. In fact, Cleopatra was known to gift emeralds carved with her portrait to her important visitors. According to myth, emeralds bring vitality, fertility and clarity of vision in matters of love and business.

Famous Emeralds

In 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed to his future First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier, with a 2.84-carat emerald and 2.88-carat diamond ring. The unique setting also features daintier baguette diamonds and a yellow gold setting. It is reportedly worth over $1 million.

How to Wear Emeralds

Emeralds are bold stones that generally should be worn alone. The exception is to pair your emeralds with diamonds, which won’t detract from their rich green color. Emeralds can also be worn with other emeralds, but be sure to consider scale when putting together your look. A large emerald cocktail ring worn with a large pair of emerald earrings or a statement necklace can easily look overdone. Instead, opt for a delicate pendant or small-scale earrings to balance your look.

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RUBIES

Coined the King of Gems, the ruby has been considered one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones on Earth for thousands of years. As a symbol of passion, it makes an ideal romantic gift. Rubies are traditionally given for 15th or 40th anniversaries.

Famous Rubies

One of the most famous ruby rings in history is the one given to Elizabeth Taylor by her husband, Richard Burton. Burton presented Taylor with the fabulous 8.24-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring for Christmas in 1968. After Taylor’s death, the ring sold for over $4 million.

How to Wear Rubies

Ruby rings with smaller stones are perfect for everyday and can easily be worn with other jewelry. Larger stones are perfect for special occasions and look stunning by themselves or when paired with diamonds. Ruby eternity rings and pavé rings have an equally dramatic effect. These styles are a little easier to wear for all occasions without looking over the top. 

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SAPPHIRES

Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world, scoring a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. The only substance found in nature that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond. Sapphire’s durability makes it an excellent choice for engagement rings and other jewelry worn every day.

Famous Sapphires

The most famous royal sapphire is the engagement ring given to Lady Diana Spencer by Prince Charles in 1981. Their son, Prince William, later slipped that same ring onto Kate Middleton’s finger on their engagement day in 2010. It features an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

How to Wear Sapphires

Diamonds and sapphires make for a stunning combination of jewels. While gorgeous on their own, they look even better when worn together, whether in the same piece of jewelry or together in the same suite.

To shop a beautiful selection of emerald, ruby and sapphire jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Awards season kicked off in high style on Sunday night with the 2016 Emmy Awards. As beautiful as some of the gowns were, they couldn’t hold a candle to the breathtaking jewelry on display.

Here are some of the trends we spotted on this year’s Emmy red carpet.

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In a plunging navy blue gown by Jenny Packham with a ruffle detail, paired with Kurt Geiger shoes, a Judith Leiber clutch and Irene Neuwirth jewels.

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Comedienne Tina Fey matched her jewels to her gown with a pair of stunning 100-carat emerald drop earrings and an emerald and amethyst ring.

Rectify star Abigail Spencer wore one-of-a-kind 18-karat rose gold earrings set with ocean tanzanite and diamond pavé. She paired the earrings with a one-of-a-kind 18-karat rose gold ring set with ocean tanzanite and diamond pavé and another one-of-a-kind 18-karat rose gold ring set with a carved pink opal and diamond.

Emmys 2016: Tatiana Maslany wins for Orphan Black (finally)

It only took four seasons, but Tatiana Maslany has finally won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Orphan Black. From the very debut of the show, Maslany’s work…

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Tatiana Maslany, star of Orphan Black and winner of the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, wore a double-headed snake ring with pear and round brilliant diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, a two-stone pear cut bypass ring set in 18-karat white gold, and 2.47-carat double diamond line earrings set in 18-karat white gold.

Anika Noni Rose, star of Roots, accessorized her gown with earrings featuring 3.09 carats of radiant cut diamonds and .38 carats of pavé diamonds set in platinum. She also wore two rings featuring 1.92 carats of diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, and a ring featuring a 4.03-carat brilliant diamond and .14 carats of diamonds set in platinum.

The Emmys Red Carpet Wouldn’t Be Complete Without Sofia Vergara in a Sexy Gown

It wouldn’t be a successful Emmy Awards red carpet without a sexy appearance by Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara. Wearing a curve-hugging dress by Atelier Versace paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels for her sixth Emmys appearance, the Colombian actress, who celebrated her son Manolo’s 25th birthday the night before the award ceremony, walked the red carpet sans husband Joe Manganiello.

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Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra looked like a million bucks in 10-carat diamond and platinum earrings and a 10-carat diamond and platinum emerald cut ring totaling a whopping $1 million. Nominated for her performance the sitcom Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross wore one of the most dramatic pairs of earrings seen on the red carpet that night. Her front-facing hoops were set with almost 30 carats of diamonds and just over 16 carats of emeralds.

Sofia Vergara of Modern Family wore cascading diamond icicle earrings and a diamond coil cuff ring, both set in rose gold.

The Full Story Behind Sophie Turner’s Emmys Look

Rebecca Corbin-Murray styled Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner for tonight’s Emmy Awards. At a model-esque 5’9′ and that signature Sansa Stark beauty, it may not Corbin-Murray’s most difficult job to date.

Standout Color

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner wore an 8.20-carat diamond necklace set in 18-karat yellow gold and drop earrings with 12.96-carat fancy yellow radiant diamonds surrounded by pink micro-pavé and set in 18-karat white gold. She also sported a 10.56-carat fancy yellow diamond ring set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold and trendy stackable eternity bands set in 18-karat yellow gold.

Sarah Hyland from Modern Family accessorized her unique gown with orange sapphire and diamond rose earrings, a yellow diamond leaf ring and diamond bands.

See the Best Dressed Stars at the 2016 Emmys

In a gold Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown paired with diamond earrings and a statement ring.

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Claire Danes kept it simple but elegant with 4-carat diamond stud earrings set in platinum and a 10.88-carat two-stone diamond ring.

We love taking inspiration from the red carpet when it comes to accessorizing for our own special occasions. Shop your favorite red carpet looks at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Giving the gift of fine jewelry is always a good way to let someone know how much you care. But if you’re looking to go above and beyond for that special someone, consider having a personalized message engraved on a pendant, watch or ring. A sweet note of love, appreciation or friendship is just the thing to take a piece of jewelry from lovely to extraordinary.

Read on to learn a few ways you can leave your mark on a special piece of jewelry.

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Wedding Bands

Adding a special engraved message is the perfect way to add that touch of romance and personality to your wedding bands. You might choose to engrave your wedding date, the coordinates of your wedding venue or a certain sentiment that means a lot to you both — the options are only limited by your imagination. Some couples take things a step further and use jewels as spacers between the month, day and year of their engraved date.

If you’re no longer newlyweds but are instead celebrating an upcoming wedding anniversary, you can choose to have your wedding bands engraved in honor of the many happy years you’ve spent together. Engraving your wedding bands is a romantic gesture and a lasting expression of love between you and your spouse. Engraved rings are likely to become family heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Watches

Engraved watches are timeless gifts for marking a special occasion for grooms, groomsmen, graduates and fathers alike. A beautiful watch is a fashionable yet practical gift that a man will use throughout his entire life, and adding an engraved sentiment will transform that timepiece into something that’s uniquely him. It will remind him of that certain milestone — whether it be a birthday, anniversary, promotion or holiday — and that special someone who was there to share it with him.

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Pendants

Once you’ve found a special piece of jewelry for a special person, turn it into a one-of-a-kind gift with an engraved message. Personalized pendants make thoughtful, meaningful gifts that will be cherished for years to come. Give an engraved pendant necklace for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or even “just because.”

For an exquisite selection of jewelry and timepieces to personalize, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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At Eiseman Jewels, we search the world over to bring you the best in fine jewelry and timepieces. And each year, our travels take us to Las Vegas for COUTURE and JCK, two exclusive jewelry industry events that provide a glimpse of the latest offerings.

About COUTURE

Every summer at the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas, the who’s who of the luxury jewelry and timepiece market gather for COUTURE, where more than 4,000 top-tier buyers from the world’s most distinguished retailers meet to connect and collaborate with legacy brands, emerging designers and media outlets. It’s the only showcase in the country offering a curated collection of more than 200 preeminent jewelry designers and brands.

About JCK

JCK Las Vegas is the leading event for jewelry professionals in North America. Each year, more than 23,000 retailers and 2,300 exhibitors from around the world meet at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to peruse pieces from domestic and international designers, attend networking events, take part in educational sessions and strengthen business relationships.

Takeaways from this year’s COUTURE and JCK events

Fashion trends

The jewelry industry has seen a recent influx of simple, modern pieces. We saw thinner, smaller, more tailored styles with a strong influence of rose gold and plenty of colored gemstones. For daytime, think easy-to-wear, less formal pieces. Choker and lariat necklaces were in vogue. We spotted plenty of feminine motifs, such as feathers and butterflies, and linear earrings and stackable rings and bracelets rounded out the offerings.

Bridal trends

Halo engagement rings are still extremely popular, and the trend shows no signs of diminishing. Similar to the fashion jewelry world, simple, traditional, classic styles are making a comeback for bridal jewelry. Lots of couples are opting for vintage looks with a unique twist, such as hand-engraving on the shank.

Some of our favorite new finds from this year’s events:

Dainty diamonds and gold from Katie Decker

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Lariat Necklaces

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To see more of the treasures we discovered on our travels, visit Eiseman Jewels in NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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If you were born in June, your birthstone is the timeless, elegant pearl. Whether you loop them, layer them, dress them up or dress them down, you can never go wrong with pearls.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to style this classic gem.

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With a little black dress

Pearls and LBDs go together like ice cream and cake. Strapless dresses and pearl necklaces make an especially good match — the simple neckline of the dress won’t compete with the jewelry. Don’t be afraid to layer short, long and even choker necklaces with your black dress and pearls.

With an updo

A gorgeous pair of pearl earrings and a chic chignon have long been a go-to evening look for elegant, well-dressed women.

With a professional suit

Pearl earrings and a pearl ring pair beautifully with a pastel blouse and your favorite suit. Pointed-toe pumps finish off the look effortlessly. Similarly, a simple, long strand of pearls looks striking with any menswear-inspired ensemble.

With a wedding gown

Pearl hair accessories, earrings and necklaces are a timeless choice for brides to wear on their wedding day.

With jeans and a T-shirt

A long pearl necklace is the perfect piece to dress up any outfit — even a simple fitted tee and jeans. Wrap a strand of pearls around your neck several times to create a chunky choker look. Alternatively, you can hang a strand around your neck and tie a knot about halfway down.

With other necklaces

Wear long pearls with other necklaces of varying lengths. Try pairing them with silver or gold thin chains or pendants in all lengths. You could even wear four or five relatively simple necklaces at once for a funky layered look.

For a beautiful selection of pearl jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Dallas Art Fair

The team at Eiseman Jewels holds a deep appreciation of the fine arts and its connection to exceptional jewelry design. Art institutions like the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are crucial assets to the cultural life of our great city and to the Eiseman family. That’s why we were thrilled to sponsor the Dallas Art Fair again this year, which took place April 14–17 at the Fashion Industry Gallery in the Dallas Arts District.

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This year’s festivities kicked off with the Preview Gala, which offered patrons and top art collectors the opportunity to view and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair. This opening gala is always a glamorous and exciting event, and this year was no exception. It was a great opportunity to mingle with guests from all over the country, many of whom had their first experience with Eiseman right then and there.

We also appreciated the chance to celebrate the unique relationship between jewelry and art. The entire event was a wonderful reminder that art can be found anywhere, including in the jewelry we wear.

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For our exhibition, we chose to feature designers who demonstrate the well-rounded selection Eiseman has to offer, from distinctive and trend-setting to timeless and classic. We showcased stunning selections from Italian contemporary designer Roberto Demeglio, vivid gemstones by Sutra Jewels, and signed estate pieces from noted designers Jean Mahie and David Webb for those discriminating clients who are always searching for that truly one-of-a-kind piece.

A portion of the proceeds from the preview gala benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. We were delighted to be a part of this worthy cause.

Follow Eiseman Jewels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more behind-the-scenes photos of the big event. To peruse jewelry pieces featured at the Dallas Art Fair, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.



EISEMAN PERFECT PAIRS

Wedding bands are more than just baubles to be exchanged during your wedding ceremony. They also serve as a symbol of the love you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives. When choosing a wedding band, it’s best to choose a style that looks fresh and stylish, yet will remain timelessly beautiful for years to come.

Eiseman Jewels’ specialists have found the top bands for brides and grooms in 2015. So what makes these rings stand out?

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For Her:

Stacked bands. A dazzling alternative to traditional engagement rings and single wedding bands— stacked bands are all the rage, and it seems to be trend with real staying power. The sky’s the limit when it comes to this modern look, whether you choose channel-set or pavé eternity bands, thin delicate bands or even just simple metal bands. Multiple bands stacked together can be worn with or without your engagement ring.

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Rose gold. Rose gold, also known as pink gold, is yellow gold with a high copper content. Because copper tarnishes over time, rose gold’s subtle and delicate color may intensify with age, much like your love for one another. 

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For Him:

Yellow gold. Classic and chic, yellow gold is a wedding band staple, whether as a simple solid gold band or one accented with diamonds. For men who are going from bare hands to wearing a ring every day for the rest of their life, a yellow gold ring is the perfect transitional piece. It’s simple, elegant and versatile without looking cumbersome or flashy.

Black diamonds and accents. Stand out from the crowd with a black diamond wedding band. Magnificently masculine, black diamonds are among the most rare and expensive diamonds in the world, and they add a touch of exoticism to your band. The color black, whether in a diamond or an accent stripe, will draw eyes to your distinctive band every time you wear it.

Looking for the perfect pair of wedding bands? Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center April 2-4 for the Eiseman Perfect Pairs Wedding Band Event. Shop an unmatched selection of bands for him or her in anything from simple gold to extravagant gemstones.

Eiseman Wedding Band Event Squares Diamond Bands

With any band purchase during the event, you will receive:

10% of your purchase in the form of an Eiseman gift certificate to be used towards future jewelry purchases. (Timepieces, diamond studs, solitaires and diamond rings excluded.)

A $150 gift card to Parigi

A 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut

A 15% discount off luxury event rentals at Suite 206

15% off Bell’INVITO Digital Bespoke thank-you notes

Plus, enjoy wedding and event floral from Todd Events, a selection of bespoke invitations and stationery from Bell’INVITO Stationers, and custom bridal collections by designer Nardos Imam on Saturday, 12-4PM.