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Wedding Band Season

Vintage Scott Kay Engagement Ring

Scott Kay – Vintage

If there are seasons in the jewellery industry, this would be the “Wedding Band Season.”  And, really, if you think about it, with so many weddings happening in the summer, it makes sense for couples to start ordering their wedding bands.

Native SK Cobalt Engagement Ring - Winnipeg's Independent Jewellers

SK Cobalt – Native

Depending on the manufacturer of the wedding band, it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to get the band from the time of order.  I would probably say that 95% of the time, we have to special order the wedding band in.  The reason for this is because if you find one in our showcase you like, chances are it will not fit your finger.  And if it has any kind of pattern/brushing/diamonds/or is made of a contemporary metal like Tungsten, Cobalt, or Titanium, then we will not be able to size it.  This is why you will find most of our wedding bands as brass samples.  We do have a lot of “live” bands in stock, however, and if they fit your finger and you like the style, then you are golden!

There are many options today as to the alloy of the band.  You have 10K, 14K, 18K in yellow or white.  There is even 19K white gold now, as well as palladium and platinum.  The newer metals are Tungsten Carbide, Titanium, Ceramic, Cobalt, and Black Cobalt.  With so many options it can be quite hard to decide, but the staff at Independent Jewellers can certainly help you with all your questions.

One of the best manufacturers is Crown Ring.  Feel free to browse some of their collection on our website Crown Ring Winnipeg, or check out there full collection at www.crownring.com.

Baselworld 2012…coming soon!

I cannot believe this will be my 3rd visit to Basel!  How the time flies…(pun intended).

This March I will be making the trek to Basel, Switzerland, to meet with some of the most prestigious brands in the world.  The trip will be very short, and packed full of meetings and dinner parties, but should be quite enjoyable.

I’m quite excited to have the opportunity to sit down with a few new brands that Winnipeg does not have.  I do not know if we will bring these brands to the ‘peg, or if we can for that matter, but it will certainly be great to physically handle these watches.  What brands you ask?  Well I think for the time being I’ll keep that secret safe with me…I’ll let you know how it goes after Basel.

I will be posting information to our Facebook fan page, so if you haven’t “Liked” us yet, please feel free too.  There will be lots of pictures going up, assuming the iPad/iPhone doesn’t fail me while I’m out there.  Also, if you want to follow us on Twitter, I will be “Tweeting” as I go.

Pandora Jewellery for Spring!

I’ve just returned from Florida where I met with Pandora Jewellery and enjoyed some seminars on the company and upcoming product.  There are lots of new beads that we have ordered and are very excited about for the coming spring.

Pandora is beautiful, customizable sterling silver jewellery.  The company and it’s product has taken the world by storm, and has become incredibly popular.  The interesting thing about Pandora is that their product really appeals to females in all age brackets.  Their main product, the bracelets and beads (seen above), make a great gift idea since you can keep adding on to it.  And women love to constantly change their bracelets and add to them to make each one unique.

Pandora Jewellery has expanded their offerings to include a full line of sterling silver jewellery including rings, earrings, pendants, and more recently, timepieces!

We are very proud to have the largest shop-in-shop in Winnipeg at our 493 Notre Dame Ave. location, and we are the only jeweller in Polo Park Shopping Centre (across from Forever 21) that carries the line.