OMG. I Can't Even Believe This.

Hello!

I know that title may share an uncanny resemblance to clickbate but I actually do have something pretty cool to tell you.

It's been 5 years since we started making jewelry!!

I can't be certain of the exact date but I know we got started somewhere in between my birthday (9/13) and our wedding anniversary (11/24) back in 2012. And as cliche as it sounds we couldn't have done it without a little help from our friends, family, and amazing clients that have supported us over these past five years.

My babe The Whittle Master and I had no prior experience in the jewelry biz before Gem Steady. It all just kinda started seemingly out of nowhere. I don't even know what kind of expectations we had going in, but I'm pretty pleased where time has lead us this far.

It's pretty insane looking back on where we started and how far we've come.

Holy shit.

Holy shit.

This is the first ring I ever designed. 

I had had this big guy made by an artist in Atlanta. It's clear and smoky quartz in sterling silver and copper.

I had had this big guy made by an artist in Atlanta. It's clear and smoky quartz in sterling silver and copper.

Well loved for a long time; she is now retired to the curio.

Well loved for a long time; she is now retired to the curio.

As you can see I was not going for subtlety there.

Lucky for me The Whittle Master took an interest in the art of making jewelry. Amongst the massive raw crystal hand boulders, one of the first rings he ever created was this..

My original wedding band.

My original wedding band.

I love this ring. I especially love that it's kind of both a symbol of the beginning of both our business AND our personal lives together. I rediscovered this band a few weeks ago. I'm thinking we should recreate it in yellow gold. What do you think? 

The days of massive raw crystals may be behind us, and my babe's skills are constantly evolving, but we will always appreciate where we came from. 

We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to everyone who has shown their support to us and to Gem Steady.

So if you've ever 'liked' one of our posts, shared Gem Steady with a friend, or purchased a custom piece of jewelry from us then we thank you. You are the reason we have been able to continue doing what we love.

I'll leave you with one of our most recent creations :)

I'll leave you with one of our most recent creations :)

To continue following our journey make sure you're following us on Instagram @gemsteady where we post all of our latest jewels.

So, until we meet again...

Thank you for 5 years!!!

 

xoxo-

Brittany & Bobby aka The Whittle Master

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who's Ready For Black Friday?!?!

It's hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us again. In just a few short days our Thanksgiving mashed potato binge-comas will be a thing of the past, and the official gift buying countdown will begin!

As some of you may remember; around this time last year we launched the THINK campaign to bring awareness to distracted driving. (If you don't know our story behind why we started this you can read about what happened here.

We haven't had our THINK bracelets available for several months, but recently I've had quite a few people ask if we were going to be bringing them back...well....wish GRANTED!

Starting this Friday at 12 a.m. I am restocking our entire collection with FREE SHIPPING through Cyber Monday. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for the discount code!

THINK bracelets are great stocking stuffers with a really important message. Each bracelet will come packaged ready to gift along with a reminder card your loved one can display on their dash about the importance of putting distractions away and keeping your eyes on the road. Perfect for gently nudging your spouse or best friend who can't seem to put away their cell phone away while behind the wheel, or the teenagers in your life who seem to believe they're immortal. 

NOT SO FUN FACT: Texting and driving is now the #1 cause of death for teens.

A Little Bundle Of Gem Steady Joy

Hey friends!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I wanted write a quick blog post today to tell you all about the Gem Steady baby gifts The Whittle Master whipped up this weekend. A good friend of ours has a little lady due next month, so I wanted to gift her something really special at her baby shower this past Saturday. 

We're pretty well versed when it comes to cocktail rings and wedding bands here in the Gem Steady laboratory, but my babe decided to step outside the box and try his hand at creating baby-size flatware which turned out so cute! And as if the sterling silver spoon wasn't enough, he surprised me by making a tiny little baby bracelet to match! Both pieces finished off with pink sapphire detailing (we'll engrave her name on the pieces as soon and mom and dad reveal what it is!).

Check out the video below to see how both pieces turned out!

Interested in having Gem Steady create a unique gift for yourself or loved one? CLICK HERE to contact us or email me directly at brittanyc@gemsteady.com and tell me a little bit about what you're looking for.

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How Big Girly Girls Do It.

It seems I'm getting girl-ier with age. All of a sudden I seem to gravitate towards anything pink or (gasp!) heart shaped. Don't get me wrong. I will forever feel best in head to toe black monochrome, but it feels so right adding a bit of bubble gum to my usual dark party. 

Today I wanna share with you some of the most luxurious girly-girl jewels out there.  Pour yourself a Shirley Temple, pull up those bobby socks, and get that lip gloss poppin'. You're about to take Pretty Pretty Princess to a whole new level.

Let's start this post off on a super strong foot. I've long had an affinity for brooches and the jewel pictured above is literally fit for a queen so it seems a good one to begin with. 

The Williamson Brooch boasts an incredible round cut, pale pink center stone, which is said to be the finest pink diamond ever discovered. The uncut stone was first given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift in 1947 weighing in at 54.5cts, and was later faceted into a brilliant cut round stone of 23.6cts, maximizing its color and brilliance. In 1953 Frederick Mew of Cartier created the jonquil flower brooch with the stone as seen above.

Soooo...If you would've asked me a year ago what my thoughts were on heart shape diamonds I would've told you it was a waste of good rock...now...not so much. I'm actually fu%$ing obsessed with Lady Gaga's heart shape engagement ring. This 10ct stunner had me drooling all over her Instagram for countless hours when she first posted it. This sparkler designed by Lorraine Schwartz is estimated to have costs over half a million dollars (and was well worth it if you ask me).

We all remember back in 1998 when there was that movie with Leonardo Dicaprio on a boat with Celine Dion or something like that... It was small. Barely anyone saw it. I think it was called Titanic, maybe?

But seriously. Remember that crazy necklace called 'The Heart Of The Ocean'? Well, not long after the film was made designers at Harry Winston decided they needed to create a big, badass necklace like that. So they did. Behold the $20million 15ct blue diamond necklace worn to the Academy Awards by Gloria Stuart. 

I think I could wear nothing but that piece and feel completely confident to go out into public. Like 'Here I am, world. Just me and my necklace.'

I'm gonna end this on a super duper high note. The last jewel I'm going to talk about tonight is the Pink Star Diamond. This Fancy Vivid Pink bauble weighs in at just under 60cts. In 2003 the PInk Star sold at Sotheby's Auction for  a world record price of $83,187,381 USD. The unidentified buyer later defaulted on his or her purchase so this incredible gem was added to the Sotheby's collection.

I hope you've all had fun reading about the jewels of the worlds most elite girly-girls.  What are your thoughts on pink diamonds and heart shaped jewels? Would you wear Lady Gaga's heart shape engagement ring? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments below. 

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