Josephs Jewelry Blog

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

Wedding Week at Josephs Jewelers | May 10-15

Join us for Josephs wedding week, 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 […]

Understanding the 4 Cs Before Buying A Diamond

The 4 Cs of Diamonds The 4 C’s of Diamond buying are important when you’re looking for a piece of jewelry with any sort of diamond, you’re probably wondering why one ring that looks exactly identical to another costs more. That’s because of the “4 Cs.” Think of every diamond as having its own personality […]

How to Clean Jewelry at Home

Photo by Eric Welch/GIA A common question we are asked at Josephs is, “how can I clean my jewelry at home?” It’s important for you to know that cleaning jewelry is not always easier at home. In fact, one jewelry cleaning solution will not work for all gemstones or metals because each needs its own […]

March Madness at Josephs

March Madness It’s March and that means March Madness at Josephs! People everywhere gather together and fill out basketball brackets with the name of teams they think will make it all the way. This March, in honor of the games that were cancelled, we’re showcasing 16 fan-favorite pieces from Josephs. From contemporary Omega timepieces to […]

The Facts on Amethyst – February Birthstone

February Birthstone Amethyst has universal and timeless appeal with is rich purple color. Purple used to be the chosen color for royalty. Over time, amethyst became a popular stone choice for all. This birthstone can range from pale, soft lavender purple to a deep dark purple hue. The most desirable amethyst color is an intense, even-tone […]

Wedding Event at Josephs Jewelers | March 6 and 7

For two days only, you’re invited to say ‘yes’ to our second annual wedding event extravaganza. It will feature four of our bridal lines, including Simon G, Sylvie, Fana and Benchmark. On March 6 and 7, join our West Des Moines location to shop our largest selection of engagement rings, his and her wedding bands, […]

January Birthstone Garnet

ALL ABOUT GARNETS If you were born in January, your birthstone is a garnet! You can also use garnet for a second wedding anniversary gift. Here’s everything you need to know about this gemstone.   THE NAME Garnets have nine species; however the most common color associated with it is dark red. The ‘red’ name […]

These are the Top Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

Whether the time is nearing to get engaged, or you just enjoy the sights of sparkling jewels, there are many great upcoming engagement ring trends that we will definitely be seeing a lot of next year! Some of these trends are being carried over from last year (hello, pops of color), but there’s also a […]

Events At Josephs

Wedding Event

May 10 - 15, 2021 | West Des Moines

Browse our largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands from two of our most popular designers - Sylvie and Benchmark.