Your cart
Close Alternative Icon
Bostonian Jewelers continues to follow safety protocols regarding COVID-19, while effectively serving our clients. We're offering both in-person & virtual consultations at this time. Schedule a one-on-one today! Bostonian Jewelers continues to follow safety protocols regarding COVID-19, while effectively serving our clients. We're offering both in-person & virtual consultations at this time. Schedule a one-on-one today!
Liquid error (layout/theme line 101): Error in tag 'section' - 'announcement-bar' is not a valid section type


Pearls Are Back: Why Choose This Winter Gemstone For Your Wedding

Pearls Are Back: Why Choose This Winter Gemstone For Your Wedding

Pearls Are Back

Why Choose This Winter Gemstone For Your Wedding

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but if you're looking for something different, pearls are also the perfect bridal companion. If you want wedding jewelry that's more subtle yet still luxurious, pearls are an exceptional choice - especially for a winter wedding. Still not sure if pearls are suitable for your wedding day? These five reasons should entice you.

Symbol of Elegance and Grace

Pearls symbolize eternal love and protection, so they fit well at weddings. They may be small gems, but they hold many exceptional meanings. Pearls have a specific regal element to them that's associated with wealth and royalty. They're guaranteed to make brides feel elegant when walking down the aisle. Throughout history, some of the world's most famous women have donned pearls for their wedding day. Queen Elizabeth II wore pearls for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947, while Jackie Kennedy wore a single-strand pearl necklace when she wed JFK. Grace Kelly and Princess Diana wore pearls on their respective wedding days, too.

Timeless Jewelry Trend

Diamonds and pearls have something in common — they never go out of fashion. While the way they're worn, their settings, and the styles may change, they always remain highly sought after. They exude an elegance that spans decades, and they'll add that to your big day. Pearls are also durable if looked after correctly, so you'll have a piece of jewelry that you can wear for years and possibly pass down to the next generation. It's this timeless quality that makes them such a unique gem and ensures they are always ultra-chic.

Easy to Incorporate into a Bridal Look

Pearls are not only versatile and easy to incorporate into your bridal look, but they can also be customized to suit your style. They go well with classic or contemporary gowns, vintage dresses, or a bohemian look. If you're drawn to the more traditional style of pearls, a pearl necklace and earrings are an excellent choice. Alternatively, you can wear them in your hair, either threaded through or on a comb. Just like diamonds come in a range of impressive hues, pearls don't only come in white. If you want to add a splash of soft pink, gray, or even black, you'll find pearls in these colors.

Classic Gift, Especially for Weddings 

The traditions and customs of a wedding day differ between every family, race, culture, and background. In many cultures, it's customary for the groom to give his wife-to-be a piece of pearl jewelry. This jewelry has special significance as it marks the start of a new life together. Another common custom is for the bride's mother-in-law to gift her pearls. These may be a new set or a restored family heirloom. However they're received and whatever form they take, the sentimentality and meaning behind pearls as a wedding gift make them perfect for wearing on such a special day. 

Infused With Rich Folklore, History & Legend

Folklore says that wearing pearls on your wedding day will lead to happiness. The ancient Greeks were the first to connect pearls and a happy marriage in the legend of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. Legend has it that Cleopatra wanted to show Marc Anthony how wealthy she was and how much she loved him. To prove her point, she dissolved a rare and priceless pearl in her wine. This story evolved to the belief that any bride wearing pearls on her wedding day would have a healthy and harmonious marriage. In some cultures, they say that by wearing pearls, you ensure a lifetime of joy with your future spouse. This is a tradition that's still practiced by brides who don't want to be overcome with emotion and who want a tear-free marriage.

Pretty in Pearls with Bostonian Jewelers 

As you can see, pearls are an excellent way to make an elegant statement. We love the idea of the luster of pearls adding something special to your big day, and the fact that pearls are so versatile makes them a win in our book, too. If you love the idea and sentimentality behind pearls, work with Bostonian Jewelers to plan the perfect pearl look for your big day

Continue reading

Reimagining Family Heirloom Jewelry

Reimagining Family Heirloom Jewelry

Weddings are an occasion where tradition and symbolism are essential. The passing down of family heritage jewelry is one custom that has endured over time. Not only do these classic pieces have exquisite designs, but they also have a rich past and tales from the generations that came before them. 

Ways To Convert Antique Pieces into Contemporary Masterworks

It is challenging to find the distinct charm and character of heirloom jewelry in modern designs. To fit your style, it needs to be adjusted. You can turn these into contemporary masterpieces with the assistance of an expert jeweler. 

A striking fusion of vibrant beauty with modern trends can be achieved by downsizing an antique ring, placing jewels in a more modern setting, or combining ancestral components into a new design.

Combine Modernity and Tradition

The proverb, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," captures the notion that including historical details in your wedding can bring prosperity and good fortune. You can respect the "something old" tradition and personalize your wedding jewelry by donning ancestral pieces. 

Turning Into Classic Pieces

You're also laying the groundwork for future generations when you reimagine family heirloom jewelry for your wedding. Making these items the center of attention on your wedding day encourages younger family members to value their history and recognize the value of these classic objects.

The Continued Journey of an Heirloom

Family heirlooms have histories and backstories of their own. You can carry on their journey and add a chapter that is all yours on your wedding day. These items become a part of your narrative, signifying your ties to the past and your dedication to continuing the tradition. By doing this, you enhance the jeweler's history and preserve its sentimental value.

How Bostonian Jewelers Can Help In Repurposing Family Heirlooms

Professional jewelers can assist you in reimagining family heirloom jewelry for your wedding day and beyond. They have the know-how to turn these priceless items into cutting-edge works of art that skillfully combine tradition and innovation. Whether you wish to wear a vintage necklace, a family heirloom brooch, or an ancestral engagement ring, we can help. 

Continue reading

The Process of Ring Resizing: What You Need to Know

The Process of Ring Resizing: What You Need to Know

Rings hold a special place in our hearts, symbolizing love, commitment, and cherished memories. However, life's changes may necessitate adjustments to your precious rings. Whether it's the excitement of a proposal or the passage of time, understanding the art of ring resizing is essential to ensure your beloved pieces remain a perfect fit, preserving their timeless elegance.

In this article, we will unravel the intricate process of ring resizing and explore everything you need to know to keep your cherished rings as stunning as ever.

Why is the Ring Resized?

Ring resizing is a common practice to ensure the wearer enjoys a comfortable and secure fit. Several factors drive the need for resizing, including changes in finger size due to weight fluctuations or environmental factors. 

Style preferences may also evolve, as do sentimental or practical considerations, such as inheriting a ring or wanting to wear it on a different finger, which can prompt resizing. Regardless, ring resizing helps individuals continue to enjoy their cherished jewelry.

How Do Rings Get Resized?

When contemplating ring resizing, the ideal approach is to return to the original jewelry store. Their experts intimately know your ring's design and composition, ensuring precise resizing that preserves its integrity and aesthetics. 

This ensures that the resizing process is executed with utmost care, resulting in a perfectly fitted, beautiful piece of jewelry.

Reducing Ring Size: 

Resizing a ring to a smaller size involves an intricate yet manageable process. The metal must be heated to an exact temperature, striking a delicate balance between hot and cold. Extreme temperatures can render the metal challenging to manipulate and alter its chemical composition. 

Relying on the original jeweler is recommended for this task, as their experience guarantees the metal is heated to perfection, retaining its chemical properties while remaining malleable.

Expanding the Ring:

When the goal is to make a ring larger for a perfect fit, jewelers employ various techniques. To avoid subjecting the ring to heat, they may delicately shave off a portion of the inner gold surface, reducing the ring band's width. This adjustment ensures a comfortable fit on the finger without compromising the ring's structural integrity.

How Much Time Does It Take to Resize Rings?

Anticipate a temporary separation from your ring when resizing it at your local jeweler, with an estimated timeframe of up to two weeks. While the resizing itself is relatively swift, ranging from 10 minutes to approximately 5 or 6 hours to achieve the desired size, local jewelry stores often juggle multiple tasks, contributing to the two-week duration for the complete process.

Why Bostonian Jewelers Can Assist With The Process of Ring Resizing:

Choosing Bostonian Jewelers for your ring resizing needs is a wise decision. Their expertise ensures a seamless process, preserving the beauty and sentiment of your cherished rings. Trust them for a perfect fit every time, and experience craftsmanship at its finest.

Continue reading

How to Keep Gold-Plated Jewelry from Tarnishing

How to Keep Gold-Plated Jewelry from Tarnishing

Gold-plated jewelry shines due to its bright allure, but tarnishing over time can dull it. If this is what's happening to your precious gold-plated jewelry, worry not! Here, we discuss the top easy ways to protect your priceless jewels so they are as shiny as new. 

Understanding the Causes of Tarnishing in Gold-Plated Jewelry

While gold-plated jewelry is known for its affordability and beauty, it can lose its shine over time and tarnish. This is a natural process influenced by various factors. Understanding these causes will help you preserve the allure of your gold-plated jewelry.

However, this base metal might come to the surface with time, discoloring both the metal and gold. To restore its original brightness after this lengthy process, diligent polishing and care are required. Here, we share valuable tips to help you maintain the sparkle and luxurious allure of your gold-plated jewelry even after years.

Invest in a Gentle Cloth

If you use it often, you must clean your gold-plated jewelry at least once a year and more frequently, every three to six months. To keep them shining, use a cotton chamois or soft, non-abrasive, clean cloth when storing. 

Minimize Contact with Water

Gold plating thickness, measured in microns, directly affects tarnishing. Higher microns mean less tarnishing. To protect your jewelry, remove gold-plated items before showering or swimming. Substances like chlorine in tap water can harm precious metals, leading to dullness or erosion.

Exercise Caution with Perfume

Be cautious with perfume around gold-plated jewelry. Avoid spraying perfume directly on gold items, as some chemicals can cause oxidation and lead your jewelry to tarnish. This chemical response can ultimately blacken your gold-plated items, although it is reversible with the appropriate measures

Strategic Jewelry Storage

Storing necklaces and earrings well is as essential as cleaning gold-plated jewelry. Use pouches, cases, or jewelry boxes to protect them from tarnishing and fading. For ultimate jewelry care, consider storing them in a dark, calm, and dry environment, free from humidity and excessive heat, which can accelerate tarnishing.

The Longevity of Gold-Plated Jewelry

With good care, high-quality gold-plated jewelry can stay attractive for up to five years. Please protect it from salt, water, sweat, humidity, and chemicals. If it fades, you can restore it through tarnish-removal sprays or replacing it for a fresh look.

Continue reading

Fall 2023 Jewelry Trends

Jewelry trends are constantly changing, and we have the latest updates for the fall of 2023. Rumors were circulating on TikTok earlier this year that necklaces are a thing of the past. Then came the 2023 NYFW runway, with chunky and unique necklaces stealing the show. As we approach the fall, we see the jewelry trends changing. You heard it from us first: necklaces are back and bigger than ever. 

Here are some more jewelry trends to look out for this fall! 


Statement Necklaces

The kind of necklaces on our social media feeds for the past couple of years have been dainty and light; they have been easy to miss. They mostly disappeared when the term personal style picked up speed on our algorithms. Long gone are the days of minimalist chains—if you see someone wearing some, they are likely just branches for clunky charms to hang off. The fall NYFW 2023 runways took this chunky look one step further, with models wearing large necklaces marking the return of statement jewelry. 


Large Earrings 

Earrings can sometimes feel like the most personal accessories. The biggest earring trends for fall 2023 are huge, a movement likely started by the viral Bottega large drop earrings. In addition to these larger statement earrings, hoops will always be in style. Never count out the power of a great pair of hoop earrings. On the fall runways, the circular style was done in thick, chunky gold, sculptural silver, and double or even quadruple stacked. 


Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Get ready to clutch them because pearls are about to be even more popular than they've been over the past few years. We're talking pearl-encrusted everything and pearls in all the classic places: necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Pearl necklaces are a timeless style with generation-spanning appeal, living in both your grandmother's and your Gen-Z niece's collections. 

Stacked Rings

Get yourself a ring—the bolder, the better. Now, pair it with more bling with the same kind of energy. You're executing one of fall's most maximalist jewelry trends: ring stacking. Seriously, one ring does not rule them all. In this case, the more the merrier. And don't feel the need to stick to just one metal type. Mix and match until you have a situation that feels eclectic but intentional. It's a fine line, but we believe in you! 

Visit Bostonian Jewelers for Trendy Options 

Ready to get on trend this season with your accessories? Our pieces at Bostonian Jewelers are timeless while fitting the latest trends. Please browse our selection of jewelry pieces online or in our store at Bostonian Jewelers! We also specialize in custom jewelry design to create a bit specifically for you. Contact us today to set up a consultation!

Continue reading

Engagement Ring Shopping: Tips To Save Money

Engagement Ring Shopping: Tips To Save Money

An engagement ring is an exciting yet scary purchase. You want the ring to be perfect since it will represent your love. We know it's easy to romanticize the process; an engagement ring is a significant expense you want to get right. Whether shopping for rings together or buying them solo, here are some tips for finding the right match. 

Consider Your Shape and Band 

Picking out what diamond shape your significant other would love is scary. Ask them what their dream ring looks like, making it easier for you in the long run. These details include band color, carat count, diamond cut, and more. Every shape has a different price per carat - some cuts are a bit more expensive than others. Research ring cuts and find two styles that suit your significant other, or that you know they would like. Engagement rings are traditionally made from yellow or white gold, silver, or platinum. Rose gold has gained more popularity lately as a more modern option. Consider your lifestyle, aesthetic, and budget for some metals that scratch or wear down easier than others.

Pick Your Carat Size

This is the most pricey part of finding the right engagement ring. Some prefer a large stone, whereas others may want something less noticeable. Your significant other should know the stone size they'd pick, which is an essential factor in ring shopping - believe us, only some people want a huge diamond. Once you find the right size, color, and clarity, this can be easily tweaked to fit within your budget. Save costs by buying a less standard carat size. Diamond prices are also determined by popularity. 

Decide On Your Cut and Clarity

You can save money by purchasing the lowest-color diamond that will remain colorless to the naked eye. This also goes for clarity - opting for the lowest clarity diamond can save you money. However, never sacrifice the quality of the cut of the diamond. The cut is a significant factor in the sparkle of the diamond. If an expensive, rough diamond is cut poorly, it will look worse than a smaller diamond cut perfectly.

Contact Bostonian Jewelers 

We understand this can be a complicated process and a big decision to make. Our team at Bostonian Jewelers is here to help with the process of engagement shopping. Our team of experts can assist you in picking the perfect diamond for your significant other while not breaking the bank. You will fall in love all over again on the big proposal day. Trust us with your jewelry needs, and contact us today! 

Continue reading

Things to Know About Customizing Jewelry

Things to Know About Customizing Jewelry

Jewelries are one of the top items to spice your look or make a statement. But customized jewelry is on an entirely different level. They scream luxury and allow you to create something exclusive to you. However, things can go awry if you go in blind. To avoid this, there are a few things you need to know about customizing jewelry.

Do Your Research

Customized jewelry might seem fantastic, but things can go south if you need to know what you want. So, the first step is to do your research. You can do this by checking for various options online to see the one that suits your taste.

Set Out A Budget and A Timeline

Custom jewelry is quite pricy. But I'm sure you already knew that. However, it's still possible to underestimate a particular custom design's cost. So, speak with your jeweler as fast as possible to learn the designs that fall within your budget. You'll also need to know how long it'll take to make a particular design, especially if you need it for an occasion.

Adopt A Collaborative Process

Unlike the usual jewelry you get online or at the store, custom jewelry requires more collaboration with your jeweler. You must communicate with the designer to know how long the design will take and ensure they stick to the timeline. 

Know All The Fine Details

The appeal of custom jewelry is in the details. You need to discuss all the fine details with your jeweler so you can know what to expect at the end of the process. If you're customizing the jewelry for someone else, you also need to consider factors like allergic reactions to metals.

Benefits of Customized Jewelry

Besides the beauty that comes with customized jewelry, these works of art are usually preferred for the following reasons:

  • They allow you to create a unique design
  • They serve as fantastic gift ideas
  • They can be used to preserve family heirlooms
  • It is a great way to personalize your jewelry.

Contact Bostonian Jewelers

Customized jewelry is one of the most luxurious items you can get. Bostonian Jewelers offers various jewelry customization services. Whether you want to preserve a family heirloom or customize a wedding ring, they've got you covered. They also offer many customization options.

Continue reading

Ways You Could Be Putting Your Ring At Risk

Ways You Could Be Putting Your Ring At Risk

Rings are top pieces of jewelry that give your fingers a polished look you didn't even know they needed. In other cases, rings can visually represent something special shared between couples, friends, or family. In this case, you'd want this ring to last as long as possible or even for a lifetime. The only way this can happen is by caring for it.  Keep reading to learn more about this. 


By Swimming

Putting your ring in water all the time is one of the fastest ways to damage your ring. If the ring is non-tarnish, then water might not damage it. However, swimming with the ring still has its risks. The ring could get lost in the pool, and getting it out might be difficult. It becomes even more complicated if the pool is drained without knowing your ring is there. 


As you already know, rings don't mix well with harsh chemicals. Most cleaning agents contain these harsh chemicals that could lead to chemical erosion. They also leave the ring looking cloudy. So, before you start cleaning, always remember to remove your ring. If you're afraid of losing your ring that way, you can always wear gloves to protect your ring.


Working Out

Understandably, you want to wear your ring everywhere, especially if it means something special. However, the gym isn't one of those places. Wearing your ring at the gym exposes it to the risk of wear and tear due to strenuous activity. Instead of wearing your ring at the gym, you could purchase a silicone ring that can survive harsh conditions.

Labor-Intensive Work

It's almost impossible not to use your hands to do labor-intensive work, especially if that's the field you work in. However, you can still protect your ring by wearing gloves or using it as a pendant for your necklace. That way, you don't have to worry about losing it.

Personal Grooming

I'm sure you've heard people emphasize the dangers of bathing with your ring. It's not necessarily the water that damages it but also the chemicals from your soap, shampoo, and creams. Although it may be convenient to keep your ring on at this point, it's best to remove it when doing personal grooming.

Contact Bostonian Jewelers

Rings are beautiful pieces of jewelry that spice up your look and could also mean something special shared between people. So, it's natural to want to keep it for a lifetime. Bostonian Jewelers can help you achieve this. They provide various services to help preserve your ring from wear and tear. They also offer helpful tips for ring preservation.

Continue reading

Restore Heirloom Jewelry

Restore Heirloom Jewelry

Heirloom jewelry is something that’s truly priceless. You can always buy new jewelry, but heirloom pieces are irreplaceable. As jewelry ages, it doesn’t always look as good as it once did. That’s where restoration comes to save the day! Keep reading to learn more about how you can bring new life to your heirloom jewelry with a restoration appointment

How Can You Restore Heirloom Jewelry?

Similar to how no two pieces of heirloom jewelry are alike, the restoration process of every piece is unique. When you bring your jewelry in, the jeweler can offer their opinion on the best restoration route, but don’t be afraid to make your thoughts known too! Ask questions, and don’t agree to restoration until you feel 100% comfortable with the jeweler and their restoration plan.

One way to restore heirloom jewelry is by moving the stone to a new setting. This is a great option if you want to keep the jewelry but it doesn’t match your preferred style. If all your other jewelry is white gold and the heirloom is yellow gold, you’re less likely to wear it. The jeweler can help you find the perfect setting to fit the existing stone, and sometimes, the value of the current setting can even be deducted from the restoration price.

A new setting can also involve changing what type of jewelry it is. If your heirloom is a bracelet, but you don’t wear bracelets, it may be able to be transformed into a necklace, ring, or earrings. 

The simplest way to restore an heirloom is by keeping everything the same but enhancing its beauty. A professional jewelry cleaning can do wonders! If you want to make it feel yours, consider adding a custom engraving with your initials or surname.  

Reasons to Restore Heirloom Jewelry

If you’re still on the fence about restoring your heirloom jewelry, here are some of the most common reasons people get heirloom jewelry restored:

  • The sentimental value of the piece
  • Making it more wearable to match personal style and jewelry preferences.
  • Making heirloom jewelry feel like “yours” through customization.
  • Adding value to the piece.

Contact Bostonian Jewelers

Bringing your heirloom jewelry in for a consultation is the first step of restoration. This will give you time to ask questions and determine what you want the piece to look like when the restoration is complete. Contact Bostonian Jewelers to schedule your heirloom jewelry consultation with one of our expert jewelers. We handle every piece with the utmost care because we know just how special heirlooms can be. From a simple cleaning to a custom setting design, you’ll fall in love with the heirloom all over again when it’s finished. 

Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Wedding Bands

What You Need to Know About Wedding Bands

If you’re shopping for wedding bands, congratulations! It’s an exciting time but also one that’s full of questions. Choosing your wedding bands can feel daunting when you remember that it is something you’ll wear every day for the foreseeable future. Knowing the basics of wedding bands before you start shopping is recommended so you know you make a purchase that you’ll be happy with long-term. 

Metals and Finishes

The first choice you’ll have is what type of metal you want for your wedding band. White gold is the most popular, but don’t hesitate to choose something different! Yellow and rose gold are less popular but incredibly beautiful. Try to choose a metal that matches your engagement ring. If you don’t have an engagement ring, select a metal that matches your other jewelry and your personal style. 

Tungsten or platinum are great choices if you have a job requiring you to work with your hands. 

Once you’ve chosen the metal, you can select the finish. A satin or high-polished finish is the most common and creates a timeless look. Some other finishes you can choose from are hammered, stone, brushed, and matte. 


Adding stones to your wedding band is something that’s become more popular in recent years. It will increase the total price tag, but many couples feel it’s worth the investment. The price will change depending on the type of stone you choose, its size, and how it fits with the bang. For instance, if you have a stone from a family heirloom that you want reset into a band, it will be more expensive than setting a stone that was designed for the wedding band setting. 


Traditionally, men choose wider wedding bands than women but don’t feel pressured to choose what’s “normal”. The best way to choose your wedding band width is to try different sizes and see how they look on your hand. When you find a width you love, note it so you don’t forget when it’s time to make a wedding band purchase. 


Personalized wedding bands are one of the best ways to make your wedding band feel like it’s just for you and your partner. This could be a custom engraving of your wedding date, initials, or a short phrase that means a lot to you both. 

Contact Bostonian Jewelers

Take your time as you shop for wedding bands, and don’t make a purchase until you feel confident in your choice. Contact Bostonian Jewelers today to browse our wedding band collection and learn what type of wedding band would be the best fit for you.

Continue reading