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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mined or Lab Diamonds

Which variety of diamond is right for you? You are probably debating between traditional mined-diamonds and the increasingly popular, lab-grown diamond. We want you to be able to make the best decision based on the facts—so we will share some of the current similarities and differences between the two. A commonly asked question is: Do […]

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Fall Fashion Delivered at Our November Event

We’re saying so long to pumpkin spice lattes and hello to the hottest fall fashion jewelry trends! For two days only, you’re invited to come explore extended collections from some of our popular designers, including Fana, John Hardy, Simon G, Oscar Heyman, Omi Privé and Estate.   JOSEPHS FALL FASHION EVENT Friday, November 1 and […]

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Downtown Hoppy Hour: Upcoming Event

Jewelry, beer and appetizers?! Yes, please! Join us at our first ever Downtown Hoppy Hour event. We’ll have local craft beer with our featured brewery Peace Tree Brewing Co. and Instagram-worthy appetizers from Bubba! If that alone doesn’t make you want to stop by, we’ll also have a $250 Josephs gift certificate up for grabs […]

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Sterling Silver Must Haves-23 Pieces

Sterling Silver must haves can transition any outfit from day to night. If you want to add some pieces that can work well with the majority of your wardrobe, sterling silver is a great option that also happens to be affordable! There are so many choices that you can choose from, so these 23 versatile […]

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