Josephs Jewelry Blog

Here, we offer information on the latest jewelry trends, industry news and updates about the company.

The Sapphire Scoop

With September comes sapphires and we’re really excited to talk sapphires! There are so many intriguing facts about this famous gemstone we couldn’t help but put together a list of all things sapphire.  Get the scoop with these seven sapphire facts. 1. Sapphires comes in almost every color of the rainbow, not just the popular […]

Diamond Upgrade | Do you buy jewelry?

At Josephs we are often asked if we buy jewelry. The short answer is no. We do not have a license to purchase from customers; we buy our jewelry, diamonds and precious gemstones through vetted vendors. At Josephs we meticulously check all of our merchandise before we buy it. This ensures we continue to offer […]

How to Travel with Jewelry

Warmer weather means many of us have our sights set on crossing a vacation off our bucket list. With limited luggage space and worrying about the safety of our belongings, we understand the hesitation with wanting to bring jewelry with you. If you are planning to travel with a few of your favorite jewelry accessories, […]

Jewelry Care: When to Wear

Jewelry care is very important to the longevity of your piece. Of course when we buy jewelry we always want to be able to wear it. However, there are several instances when wearing your jewelry could be harmful to it, but taking precaution will save you heartache and expense later. Here’s a list of 8 […]

Wedding Anniversary: Gift Guide

Love is in the air and that means wedding season has begun! While May through September seem to be reserved for “I do’s” its also wedding anniversary time. Peak wedding season is typically, late summer to early fall. According to a study done by The Knot  73% of all weddings take place between May and […]

Personal Jeweler Dad’s Pick a Father’s Day Gift

No one knows what to get Dad for a Father’s Day gift quite like the man himself. Take it from a few of our personal jeweler experts who say a traditional and/or customizable gift is the way to go this year. From an every day watch to an elegant home décor piece like the popular […]

How to Insure Your Jewelry

There are many reasons why you would want to insure your jewelry. Maybe your engagement ring got stolen, mysteriously disappeared or got damaged, either way insuring your jewelry can give you a peace of mind in case the worst case scenario happens. STEP ONE The steps for insuring your jewelry are actually quite simple. To […]

Josephs Wedding Week | May 10-15

Josephs wedding week is here and you’re invited to say ‘yes’ to our third annual wedding event extravaganza. It will feature two of our bridal lines, Sylvie and Benchmark. On May 10-15 , join our West Des Moines location to shop our largest selection of engagement rings, his and her wedding bands, and bridal jewelry! […]

Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Every year, Pantone chooses a Pantone color of the year and this year they chose two complimentary colors—”Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating,” which is a bright yellow color. According to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, the  combination was chosen because it “expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock […]

8 Vintage Engagement Rings For Your Holiday Proposal

Even with this year being somewhat unconventional, the upcoming holiday still takes the lead as the number one time to propose to your loved one. Traditions combined with the gathering of close family make it a perfect time for a surprise, especially when if it comes in our signature gold box. A popular engagement ring […]

Events At Josephs

Estate Jewelry Show

December 4-5, 2021 | West Des Moines

Find your next treasure at Josephs Jewelers Estate Jewelry Show! Featuring special event pricing on hundreds of estate pieces, hors d'oeuvres, beverages & a chance to win $2000 towards an estate piece. RSVP to or call 515-273-2523