Friday, December 12, 2014

Engagement Rings and Wedding Style of the Roaring 1920s

Are you a fan of Eras past?  One of our favorites is the 1920s transition between Edwardian and Art Deco eras.  The giving of engagement rings began to catch on and the design of the times are well captured by this 1920's ring.

antique engagement rings
1920's Early Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring in Plat

Our friends at WeddingChicks.com put together a great post about Vintage Wedding Ideas from the 1920s.  Take a look there for styling ideas then come back and shop for authentic antique engagement rings. EraGem has 100's of authentic engagement rings spanning all of the historical jewelry Eras.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EraGem's Continued Support for St. Louise Parish School in Bellevue, WA

EraGem was proud to be a platinum sponsor of this years Theres no place like St. Louise auction event to benefit the St Louise Parish School in Bellevue, WA.




In addition to direct sponsorship, we were thrilled to donate a magnificent diamond tennis bracelet for the live auction component of the evening.  We hope you enjoy the pictures as much at the recipient enjoys her bracelet.  Below it are previous years donations.

18K Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2014
18K Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2013 
9 Carat Emerald Diamond Cocktail Ring 2012

2014 St Louise Parish School, Bellevue WA
We at EraGem love that items of our jewelry are highly desired and can be donated to great causes locally to support our community.  Please take a look at our Jewelry Auctions for Charity page and contact us with any questions about how to support any of the organizations EraGem has donated to.  EraGem is already overcommitted for donations for the next few years however we are always open to discussing how we can partner with great organizations.


Monday, September 15, 2014

EraGem Opal Brooch To Benefit Camp Korey's 2014 GROW

Camp Korey is part of Paul Newman's SeriousFun Children's Network.  It is located at the historic Carnation Farm in Carnation WA and serves campers with childhood illness and serious medical conditions, both in a full summer camp season, and family camp weekends throughout the rest of the year.

Camp Korey and all the SeriousFun camps provide these incredible services free of charge to the campers and their families and are funded primarily through donations and events as well as Newman's Own product proceeds.  Camp Korey's primary yearly fundraiser is GROW and is normally held in September just after the summer camp season completes.

This year EraGem donated this stunning platinum natural opal and diamond brooch for the silent auction to benefit the camp.

Platinum Opal & Diamond Brooch to Benefit Camp Korey Grow 2014
On a more personal note, EraGem's Co-Owner Michael Magnotti, has been volunteering for the past three summers at Camp Korey.  Michael has a passion for fishing and has been blessed to be able to share that passion with the campers.

Camper Caught Largemouth Bass at Camp Korey

Catch Kiss and Release

Another Largemouth Bass, See more pictures Camp Korey's Facebook page

Camp Korey depends on both talented volunteers and generous donors, we ask you to strongly consider being both.  Please go to their website Camp Korey for information about volunteering or donating and follow Camp Korey's facebook page to be reminded of the Joy this camp brings to the kids that need it the most!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

EraGem Diamond Bracelet to Benefit Dance for a Cure 2014

One of EraGem's local Bellevue customers solicited the donation of the beautiful diamond tennis bracelet as a live auction item to benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Pete Gross House and Project Violet.  The live auction was held during the 10th Annual Dance for a Cure at Benaroya Hall in Seattle WA on May 3, 2014.

EraGem Diamond Tennis Bracelet
We at EraGem love that items of our jewelry are highly desired and can be donated to great causes locally to support our community.  Please take a look at our Jewelry Auctions for Charity page and contact us with any questions about how to support any of the organizations EraGem has donated to.  EraGem is already overcommitted for donations for the next few years however we are always open to discussing how we can partner with great organizations.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Diamond Schnauzer Dog Brooch to Benefit Seattle Humane Society's Tuxes & Tails 2013

At EraGem we are proud to be able to help find this pretty dog a new home!  Tuxes & Tails is a yearly event and fundraiser to benefit the animals at the Seattle Humane Society.  What better auction item could be found for an event to help animals than this vintage dog brooch.  At an event for the animals surely there are some Schnauzer lovers that love jewelry as well, right?  The event is May 11th and tickets can be purchased here http://www.tuxesandtails.org/.  You can preview live auction items, including this magnificent pin here Live Auction Preview.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sapphire + Ruby Engagement Rings Style Me Pretty

The lovely ladies at Style Me Pretty wrote up a great post featuring EraGem about the great benefits to a bride to be in choosing a sapphire or ruby engagement ring.  Check out the post here Sapphire + Ruby Engagement Rings If you don't know by now, these colorful beauties are some of our favorites and come in second only to our love of Old European cut diamonds.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Sapphire Engagement Rings

We have been amazed with the number of brides to be who have been selecting a sapphire engagement ring over the more traditional diamond center.  We have been adding constantly to our selection of these beauties and currently offer over 75 different high quality sapphire engagement rings to choose from.  Most all are set in platinum and white gold in both solitaire styles and with diamond accents.  A few websites we follow have featured posts about our sapphire engagement rings and give some additional information on why their readers should consider one.



Here is one of our favorites, a natural 6 carat icy blue oval cut sapphire in platinum, Enjoy!