Arnold’s Fine Jewelry February

Friday, February 1, 2019 | 7:02 pm

l-r: Diamond ring and Diamond earrings-bling

Actor Chris Pratt caused quite a romantic stir in mid-January when he proposed to Katherine Schwarzenegger with an estimated seven-carat center diamond ring valued up to $250,000. His Instagram post of her hugging him, clearly showing the dazzler, earned almost 4 million “likes.”

Celebrity jewelry choices have been the subject of fascination for decades, probably kicked off by the bejeweled passion Richard Burton showed for Elizabeth Taylor.

14k Victorian snake necklace (l) and a banded ring with1.85 carats of rubies, 0.42 carats of diamonds set in 14k white gold. Designed by Zeghani (r)

14k Victorian snake necklace (l) and a banded ring w/ 1.85 carats of rubies, 0.42 carats of diamonds set in 14k white gold. Designed by Zeghani (r)

“Richard was so romantic that he’d use any excuse to give me a piece of jewelry,” Taylor wrote in her memoir, “My Love Affair With Jewellery.” “He’d give me ‘It’s a beautiful day’ presents or ‘Let’s go for a walk.’ presents. Over the years I’ve come to think of these as my ‘It’s Tuesday, I love you’ jewelry.”

Arnold’s Fine Jewelry in Pasadena has made jewelry dreams a reality since 1910 for Valentine’s Day love declarations, birthday gifts, “let’s go for a walk” celebrations and marriage proposals.

Ruby diamond necklace

Ruby diamond necklace

February’s birthstone is the amethyst, a variety of quartz that is usually purple but can range from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed amethyst would ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. A popular gem, amethyst is available in different shapes and sizes that make it more affordable. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colors and is beautiful set yellow and white metals.

Diamond bracelet

Diamond bracelet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with rubies, pearls, garnets, rare pinkish-red padparadscha sapphires, opals, rubelite tourmalines and other gemstones in one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces you can create with Arnold’s skilled in-house designers. They can also reset heirloom gems in new designs, repair vintage pieces and replace missing stones.

Arnold’s features collections by six jewelry designers that offer vintage and contemporary stylings, colorful gemstones of all varieties, exquisite metals as well as trending choices for women and men in rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Pearl-on-black

Pearl-on-black

Generations of couples have visited Arnold’s to select engagement rings. Popular styles for 2019 include “fancy” shapes like pear, oval, marquise and hearts; yellow gold settings to showcase diamonds, extra detailing on the ring gallery, stacked and nested rings and delicate halos of jewels surrounding the main diamond.

You don’t need a holiday to celebrate your love. Channel your inner Richard Burton anytime with a visit to Arnold’s Fine Jewelry by visiting the store at 350 S. Lake Ave., Suite 110, in The Colonnade. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, call (626) 795-8647 or visit arnoldsfinejewelry.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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