The Necklace Guide: How to Accessorize Necklines

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This summer is all about necklines. Whether you are wearing a halter top dress to happy hour in DuPont Circle or a V-neck shirt on a Sunday afternoon in Rock Creek Park you need to make sure you have the perfect accessory for every neckline. V-Neck: Wear a classic piece that ends just above the… Read more »

How To: Wear the Fall 2016 Pantone Colors

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Each year, Pantone announces the colors which will definite the fashion season. As mid-summer hits, it’s time to start thinking about your Fall wear. Luckily, we’ve made a guide for how to coordinate each of the Fall 2016 colors into your jewelry collection. Riverside Blue Think of the color the sky turns right around 4… Read more »

Sell My Precious Gemstones

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The gemstone experts at Charles Schwartz & Son has been buying and selling the finest precious gemstones and jewelry in the Washington D.C. area for over 125 years! Our AGS Certified gemologists will evaluate your precious gemstones to offer you the highest possible price, while treating each customer with the utmost care, professionalism, and confidentiality…. Read more »

Jewelry Education

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Jewelry has played a significant role in society, capturing the hearts of many with a wide variety of ever-changing trends, designs, and fads throughout history. The estate jewelry experts at Charles Schwartz & Son are well-versed in dating and classifying estate jewelry and are happy to answer any questions you may have about estate jewelry…. Read more »

Bridal Basics: The Bracelet

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So you’ve found the engagement ring of your dreams, picked out the perfect wedding band to match…what’s next? As the bride there’s no question that you’ll be to the center of attention on your wedding day, and naturally you’ll want to dazzle your guests! Accessorizing on your wedding day can be a difficult task—you want to stand out and sparkle without… Read more »

The Perfect Pair: 9 Ideal Engagement Ring & Wedding Band Combinations

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Now that you’ve found the engagement ring of your dreams, it’s time to start the search for the perfect wedding band to match! Many consider the engagement ring the more difficult challenge of the two—finding the ideal wedding band is no simple task. While comparing wedding bands, it is important to consider how the wedding band will… Read more »

10 Enchanting Facts about May’s Birthstone

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Emeralds are the perfect gemstone for the month of May with their rich, vivid color and radiating beauty—reminiscent of spring. However there are more to emeralds than their seeming claim to fame as May’s birthstone. This gemstone has been a popular choice for pendants, engagement rings, bracelets and more for as long as we can remember! It’s… Read more »

4 Jewelry Trends to Watch This Spring

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Now that March is finally upon us, it’s time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe! There are a number of new jewelry trends coming out this spring, along with a few repeats from years past. Read on to learn about the 4 biggest trends in jewelry for Spring 2015!   Fashion-Forward Florals The well-known floral trend… Read more »

Art Deco: the Glamorous Style of an Industry Icon

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Over the past year Art Deco jewelry has gotten a great deal of attention with the release of The Great Gatsby film, along with Tiffany & Co’s widely publicized role in the movie’s jewelry wardrobe. Many have declared that Art Deco jewelry is making a comeback… but did it really go anywhere? There’s no question that The Great Gatsby film’s debut has… Read more »

Ways to Enhance Your Ring’s Sparkle

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When looking at engagement rings, many couples make the all-too-common mistake of sacrificing cut, clarity or color for the presumed king of the 4C’s—carat. It is an all too common misconception that bigger is better in the world of diamonds. Though large diamonds have an undeniable wow factor, focusing solely on a diamond’s carat and ignoring the… Read more »

9 Diamond Shapes You Need To Know

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As the oldest established jeweler in our nation’s capital, Charles Schwartz & Son has over 125 years of experience as Washington DC’s source for the finest designer jewelry, estate jewelry and custom creations. Have you ever wondered what a Marquise diamond is, or why Princess-cut diamonds are typically cheaper than Round-cut diamonds? Our diamond experts… Read more »

Karat vs. Carat

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When comparing diamonds, one of the first things you’ll hear is the 4C’s of diamonds—Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. Out of the 4C’s, a diamond’s carat weight is the most common to consider when comparing one diamonds to another. What is a carat—is it the same as a karat? Some believe that “carat” and “karat”… Read more »