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!

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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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Sapphire Celebration

It's been my birthday for about an hour now according to Eastern Standard Time, and I needed to update the blog, so I thought it would be fitting to take a look at this months birthstone. 

SAPPHIRE

Sapphires have been prized for centuries as truly sacred and valuable stones. Sapphires have been worn in jewelry fit for royals and lovers of luxury alike as symbols of truth, loyalty, nobility, and faithfulness. It's rich coloring remains the standard in blue gemstones to date. 

Let's take a little journey through the ages and have a look at some of the worlds biggest and most famous sapphires. 

Princess Diana with her 18 carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Diana chose this ring for a 'commoners price' of $60,00 in 1981 and now resides on the hand of Duchess Kate.

Princess Diana with her 18 carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Diana chose this ring for a 'commoners price' of $60,00 in 1981 and now resides on the hand of Duchess Kate.

The Rockefeller Sapphire. Rectangular cut sapphire weights approximately 62.2cts. This famous blue baby was originally purchased by John D. Rockefeller in 1934. The Rockefeller Sapphire has been bought as sold at auction a handful of times, most recently going for over $3million to a private collector.

The Rockefeller Sapphire. Rectangular cut sapphire weights approximately 62.2cts. This famous blue baby was originally purchased by John D. Rockefeller in 1934. The Rockefeller Sapphire has been bought as sold at auction a handful of times, most recently going for over $3million to a private collector.

423 carat Logan Sapphire. One of the largest faceted blue sapphires in the world and is the heaviest mounted Gem in the National Collection. The Logan Sapphire was donated to the Smithsonian in 1960 where it is display surrounded in 16cts of brilliant cut white diamonds.

423 carat Logan Sapphire. One of the largest faceted blue sapphires in the world and is the heaviest mounted Gem in the National Collection. The Logan Sapphire was donated to the Smithsonian in 1960 where it is display surrounded in 16cts of brilliant cut white diamonds.

The 98.57-carat Bismarck Sapphire is mounted in a platinum necklace designed by Cartier, Inc., set with 312 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds and accented with 8 square-cut sapphires. The necklace is named after its donor, Countess Mona von Bismarck, an American socialite who married German Count Eduard von Bismarck in the late 1930s. She donated the necklace to the Smithsonian in 1967, and it is on display in the Gem Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History. 

The 98.57-carat Bismarck Sapphire is mounted in a platinum necklace designed by Cartier, Inc., set with 312 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds and accented with 8 square-cut sapphires. The necklace is named after its donor, Countess Mona von Bismarck, an American socialite who married German Count Eduard von Bismarck in the late 1930s. She donated the necklace to the Smithsonian in 1967, and it is on display in the Gem Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History. 

At 563 carats, the Star of India is the world’s largest gem-quality blue star sapphire. Some 2 billion years old, it is also one of the most well-known objects in the world.

At 563 carats, the Star of India is the world’s largest gem-quality blue star sapphire. Some 2 billion years old, it is also one of the most well-known objects in the world.

The Stuart Sapphire in the Imperial Crown. This famous sapphire weighs in at 104 carats and is set into the Imperial State Crown.

The Stuart Sapphire in the Imperial Crown. This famous sapphire weighs in at 104 carats and is set into the Imperial State Crown.

I hope you had fun reading a bit about these famous gems. Which was your favorite? Would you wear a bold blue sapphire engagement ring like Princess Di? Tell me about your dream jewels in the comments below. And don't forget to like, share, and follow Gem Steady on social media!

xo-

Brittany C.