• Fashion and shine at Del Mar Opening Day!

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    Del Mar Opening Day is almost upon us, and with it comes the Opening Day party and all those fantastic hats! Let's be honest...the horses and jockeys are great, but we're especially looking forward to the latest in fashion – what's hot in hats, which dress goes with which shoes for which look, and best of all, which jewelry rounds out that hat the best!

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  • The mysticism of the ruby gemstone!

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    We've just entered the month of July, a significant month on the gemstone calendar. While naturally a special month for those celebrating their birthdays, from a gemstone perspective, it is the month of the fiery stone - the ruby gemstone!

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  • How well do you know your yellow diamonds?

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    Every woman loves diamonds, we all know that. "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" and all! But how much do you know about diamonds really? Especially colored diamonds! Take yellow diamonds – what are they? Where do they rank in the scale of all things diamond? How do you wear them? Why would you buy them?

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  • Rubies, Diamonds & Sapphires

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    Independence Day is here and we have to wonder...have you chosen your fourth of July jewelry? It's great to be patriotic, especially if you can outshine those flashy fireworks. When paying tribute to the star spangled banner and everything it represents, it's perfect to sparkle right alongside.

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  • The Cartier Love Bracelet - ultimate symbolism

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    The Cartier Love bracelet is, without a doubt, the ultimate symbolism of inseparable love. In keeping with the times though, Cartier has no expanded this collection beyond bracelets and now has Love Earrings, Love Rings and Love Necklaces – a true Love collection!

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  • Bulgari Ancient Coin Jewelry

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    Have you given a thought to ancient coin jewelry? As far as the world and everything in it has progressed, we have always been fascinated with the past – especially its jewelry. Despite the dazzling beauty of what can be created today, there is an unparalleled charm to old jewelry and a thrill to wearing a piece of an age long past!

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  • Colombian Emeralds

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    There are emeralds, and then there are Colombian emeralds. Our desire for this gorgeous green gem can be traced back thousands of years, and it shows no signs of dying out! While emeralds are mined the world over, Colombia emeralds are known as the best.

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  • Jewelry Custom Orders

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    CJ Charles Jewelers has offered jewelry custom orders since establishing our La Jolla location in 1986. Although many people are familiar with the incredible jewelry and timepieces available, the ability to make jewelry custom orders is less well-known. Clients wishing for a special unique item can commission anything from our excellent designers. The master jewelers at CJ Charles take the time to make your dreams come to life with uncompromising quality and attention to detail. Our latest effort was re-setting a 6 carat radiant cut diamond. The client approved a beautiful platinum setting with full cut micropavé diamonds set in a halo around the center diamond and down the sides. Fiery fancy yellow radiant cut diamonds were to be set in 18k yellow gold on either side of the center, with full cut fancy yellow diamonds accenting the color. Choosing side diamonds is a process requiring time and effort. A staff Graduate Gemologist carefully sorts through a large pile of diamonds, rejecting the majority, before assembling a perfectly matched array. Once the diamonds are chosen, the next step of the jewelry custom order begins. The CJ Charles master jeweler hand makes a setting for the diamonds. Unlike most jewelry which uses calibrated sizes where prongs are bent to fit a diamond, all of our jewelry custom orders are made to fit the exact diamond which will end up gracing you or your loved one. This precision is much more time intensive but allows for a higher level of engineering, those ugly heavy prongs are necessary to counter the forces trying to move back into the position they were cast. A quality jewelry custom order will have delicate prongs that are less likely to move out of position in the future, keeping your diamond safe. We are so pleased with the outcome of this jewelry custom order. If you would like us to help you realize one of your dreams, please contact us today. [gallery type="rectangular" columns="2" link="none" ids="284,283,282,281"]

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  • Anniversary Rings for Women

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    Anniversary rings for women are a popular choice when looking for a good anniversary gift. As engagement rings and wedding bands signify the beginning of a marriage, many people choose to mark the occasion of an anniversary with another ring. CJ Charles has a number of anniversary rings for women in stock at our La Jolla showroom or available for purchase online.

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