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April born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone...

Birthstone Spotlight: April - Diamond

Represents: love, glamour, timelessness, strength

 

Collection of Diamond JewelryApril born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone- the diamond. The word diamond is derived from the Ancient Greek word adámas meaning proper, unbreakable, untamed and unaltered- a perfect match for the fiery and headstrong individuals of April. 

 

The hardest and often most expensive gemstone, diamonds arguably hold the title of the world's most popular stone. Nowadays you can find diamonds in every colors of the rainbow but for those born in April, its bright and classic white diamonds that most illuminates their personality and matches their virtues. Other stones may try to compete but there's just something about the diamond that stands out, and begs to be noticed. 

 

 Diamond Jewelry Showcase in a Jewelry Store

Did You Know?

Billions of years in the making…

Diamonds possess the greatest hardness and heat conductivity of any material on Earth. The ones you find on the fingers on newly engaged women or in your favorite heirloom piece were originally formed over the course of billions of years at extremely high temperatures and pressures at approximately 100 miles into the Earth’s mantle. These precious stones then emerge on the earth’s surface through volcanic eruptions of magma. When this lava cools it forms into igneous rock called either kimberlites or lamproites. These rocks are the magic source of where searchers of the globe find diamonds. 

India for the win!

Diamonds are thought to be first acknowledged and mined in India at least 3,000 years ago! It was there along the Krishna, Penner and Godavari rivers that rock deposits containing diamonds were discovered. Eventually diamonds were later found in Brazil, becoming history’s second hotspot. 

Not all diamonds are created equal. 

In order to distinguish the difference between various diamonds, gemologists have developed a grading system to measure the most important characteristics of a stone- famously known as the four C’s:  carat, cut, clarity, and color. The first “C” carat refers to the weight of the diamond. The second “C” cut measures the quality of the cut in terms of symmetry, proportion and other factors. The third “C” clarity grades how free of inclusions (trapped particles) the stone is and the fourth “C” color measures how “colorless” a white diamond is or the intensity of color found in a colored diamond. 

How do you take your diamonds?

Nowadays the diamond serves as the ultimate symbol of luxury, adornment, and beauty. With a shape and color to fit any preference, this gemstone also has the ability to be anything the wearer desires. Shapes of diamonds vary from round to square, heart to pear while colors can range depending on the exposure the stone receives from foreign minerals and particulates during its growth process. Diamonds that possess trace elements of boron are rendered blue, to nitrogen become yellow, and exposure to radiation are destined to be green. Gemologist maintain that a perfect diamond should have no color, but we’ll take them all!

 

Cirque Bits - Diamond Facts 


     

    • In Sanskrit, the word for diamond is “vajira” which translates to “thunderbolt.”
    • Mirror, mirror, who’s the rarest one of all? Red is the rarest diamond color. Blue diamonds hold the spot of the second rarest. 
    • Diamonds are composed of nearly 100% carbon. Get me a carbon copy!
    • The largest diamond of record weighed in at 3,106 carats. Imagine that on your finger!
    • Buy domestic? The US is the largest consumer of diamonds and yet has little-to-no diamond production with only one mine in Arkansas.
    • Today approximately 65% of the world’s diamonds are found in Africa. More than 38,000 people in Southern Africa are employed by the diamond industry. Beauty with a cause!
    • Lunch is on him- Chow Tai Fook made the biggest diamond purchase in history in 2010, purchasing a 507 carat stone for $35.3 million.
    • With this ring… The first recorded instance of a diamond engagement ring occurred in 1477- a gift from the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian III to his love Mary of Burgundy. Swoon!
    • Not just a pretty face! Ancient cultures believed diamonds to have many powers and associations including protection from danger and disease as well as the bestowal of strength and courage.
    • Love is in the air! Cupid’s arrows are said to be tipped with diamonds- we always knew diamonds were a girl’s best friend!
    • Approximately only 20% of the world’s diamonds are suitable for jewelry- talk about picky! The remaining percentage are utilized in industrial applications including cutting, polishing, grinding, and drilling. 
    • Statistics show a rise in the percentage of women buying diamonds for themselves. Who runs the world? Girls!
    • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Experts say diamonds are not only found on Earth but also on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus. In 2004 astronomers even discovered what they believe to be a carbon planet made of diamonds- dubbed 55 Cancri e. Get us on the first flight!

     

      Now that you've learned a little about diamonds and their allure, discover our exclusive diamond collections here

      Take a look at our fine diamond jewelry collection

      Cyber Monday Sale Schedule
      It's that time of the year again.  Our biggest sale of the year!

      Get Ready, Relax this Thankgiving and Prepare for our Second Annual Cyber Monday Sale

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      Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this day filled with family, friends, and of course food. We know the pressure to brave the crowds tomorrow – or even tonight! – is strong, but you don’t have to sacrifice your relaxing weekend to save! 

      Last Year Cirque Jewels made the decision to forego a Black Friday sale (before it was fashionable) and we launched our first annual Cyber Monday sale.  Everyone at Cirque was blown away with the results and today with great enthusiasm, we are announcing our Second Cyber Monday sale.

      This coming Monday – November 30th, aka Cyber Monday – is our biggest sale ever, and likely one you won’t see from us again. Save on our ENTIRE catalog all day long, with one catch: the earlier you shop, the more you save! 

       

      Cyber Monday Savings Schedule

      40% off All Fine Jewelry All Day

      Everything is included in this sale
      · Early Birds: Save 30% from 6am – 12pm EST
      · Afternoon Delight: Save 25% from 12pm – 6pm EST
      · Night Owls: Save 20% from 6pm – 12am EST

      No coupon codes necessary, just start shopping.

       

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      Don't forget:

      • Free Sizing on Rings for Life!
      • Free shipping in the US
      • No Questions Asked Returns
      • Beautiful Gift Packaging
      • Gift Cards are included in this Sale

       

      Now that you have all the details, it's time to shop!!

        As always, we would love to hear from you; call us at anytime at 866-424-0011 or email us at CustomerCare@CirqueJewels.com.

         

        Cirque Jewels gift Certificate

        A frequently asked for feature at Cirque Jewels was gift certificates and now they are finally here!!

        Announcing Gift Cards are now available!

        A long requested feature at Cirque Jewels has been the ability to purchase gift cards. We are proud to announce that starting today, gift certificates are available to purchase and right in time for the holiday season.

        Shopping for someone else can be challenging to say the least (and almost painful). Giving them the gift of choice with a Cirque Jewels gift card is a excellent opportunity to let them choose the jewelry of their own preference without the hassle of pretending to love what you choose for them and to secretly return it for an exchange of something else.  We all been through this scenario and a gift card alleviates a lot of headaches in the future.  

        Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees and do not expire.

        As always, we would love to hear from you; call us at anytime at 866-424-0011 or email us at CustomerCare@CirqueJewels.com.

         

        Gift Cards can be purchased here.

        Happy Shopping!!

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        Follow these tips for a better jewelry buying experience with any retailer...

        4 Things To Look For When Purchasing Jewelry That Retailers Don’t Want You Knowing

        Hello everybody,
        Jewelry Retail StoreWith the holiday season officially kicking off the day after Thanksgiving (what we affectionately call Black
         Friday
        ) I thought it would be a great time to post some tips and helpful advice which can help lead you to a wise jewelry purchasing decision.  While most jewelers are great people at what they do, some do not want you to know these tips which will save you money.
         

        Does the website clearly display all silver and gold weights as well as gemstone weights?

        While this should not strictly influence your buying decision as there are factors such as design or overall style of jewelry and brand-name that should ultimately lead to your decision, many retailers do not disclose the weight of the gemstones and metal content. If a retailer does not list the weights of the style of jewelry, You should consider this as a red flag and perhaps avoid that retailer.


        Take particular attention to the return policy

        Many websites have a return policy of only 30 days. While many consumers would consider this enough time to inspect and finally decide if the piece of jewelry they bought is the right style for her, What is not often known that the 30 day return policy begins at the time when the purchase was transacted, meaning when you place your hard earned money through the checkout. It could take upwards of 1 to 2 weeks for the item to be finally delivered to your doorstep and if you do decide the item, we all know that things happen and life tends to get busy.  You should also ask for what the warranty is on all craftsmanship and labor your jewelry.  All jewelry should have at least one year warranty on craftsmanship.   
        Just so you know Cirque Jewels offers a no questions asked 60 day return policy that starts on the day your jewelry is received. 

        What is their sizing policy?

        Many jewelers and designer brands will void a warranty if you size your ring at a unauthorized center.  This sometimes makes sense since I have personally seen people take their ring to be sized only to have it ruined by the jeweler who was trying to size it. Sizing often requires a source of heat to add additional metal or the decrease the ring's size and this can actually permanently alter the color of the gemstones.  

        Friendly reminder, Cirque Jewels offer free sizing for life on all rings.  

        Get a gemological certificate on big ticket items.

        If you are spending big bucks on a diamond such as a engagement ring, make sure you have a GIA certification for the stone.  Do not depend on any other random certification as they tend to grade a diamond higher than it's actual value.  A lot of these third-party certification companies are in cahoots with their customers (the retail stores and wholesalers) so they will come back to them for repeat business.  It's an unfortunate practice in this industry and you as the customer should be aware of it.  Even though I say you should depend on a GIA certification for diamond grading, you as the buyer should get multiple opinions to empower your self that you are getting the best deal possible.  

        I hope there tips were helpful and remember, CirqueJewels.com is always available to answer your questions and requests.  Call us at 866-424-0011 or email us at service@CirqueJewels.com to find exactly what you are looking for you and your loved ones.  

         


        There's never a more perfect time to show off your natural beauty than when your skin's been kissed by the sun. The right jewelry helps to amplify this beauty!

        Look Natural & Love It This Summer with the Right Accessories

        Day and night, look natural for any summer occasion with the right accessories: tasteful jewelry and confidence.

        It’s no secret: Appreciating your natural beauty promotes well-being, and tasteful additions of accessories can shed light on your favorite features. And what better time to bare it all than in the summer?

        Because our Natural Collection is handcrafted in Bali, it’s specially made to be exquisite and unique - just like the women who wear it.

        Use Natural Light to your Advantage

        We think natural light is our worst enemy, but with summer comes many daytime occasions where it’s inevitable. Instead of fearing the outdoors, highlight your look with complimentary accessories. Sophisticated jewelry, placed strategically, does wonders for the natural shapes and coloring of the face and body.

        Be Bright-Eyed At Work

        When eyes pop with the right pair of earrings, people take notice, without realizing it’s because of what you’re wearing. Leafy, natural carved green earrings do the trick. With a simple loose bun, these pop-worthy embellishments illustrate intelligence and confidence by accentuating earthy eye tints.

        Impress Him On a Day Date

        When you nervously brush back your hair, he’ll see what’s on your wrist: A carved blue topaz bangle – one of our favorites. A floral motif and pedal-to-metal design subtly adds beauty and shows off the extra effort you put into preparing for your rendezvous – a tiny ode to him. Believe it or not, bracelets affect your shape. Small, narrow ones slim and flatter – rather than overpower - petite wrists.

        Enhance Natural Face Shape for a Lunch Gathering

        Style tip: necklaces are the main focus of ensembles.

        Merging a gold and silver setting with an aesthetic floral design, a hand carved necklace embraces the natural beauty of the Earth. The pendant’s large bale accommodates all chains, so you control where it rests. Altering this position can either elongate or shorten you face shape. Pair it with your favorite top or dress to complete an effortless, beautiful look.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Naturally Nocturnal: Attract The Night

        Even if not fully comfortable in your own skin, you can use jewelry as a tiny safety net, guiding you through the journey to confidence!

        As for those summer nights…

        Reveal Great Skin Tone for a Special Occasion

        Not meant to blend in? A bold orange hue embodies a spirit that is much the same. Bright and natural color is a sure sign of personal strength. The carved Carnelian sterling silver earrings are fit for any occasion: Art openings, birthday parties, work gatherings.

        Remove the chameleon effect.

        Earrings on the edge of your face define and slim its contour, while, at the same time, enhance skin tone by brightening richer hues. A natural look starts with great skin.

        Fall in Love… With a Natural Lip Glow

        When your hand nears your face, you’ll draw attention to your soft lips with rose quartz on a sterling silver ring, which radiates an iridescent glow. Light gold eye shadow and black mascara should be the only make-up you need. On a date, your hands are showing often – eating, drinking, making stories more exciting – so decorate what he’ll see with the right jewelry.

        Showcase Your Free Spirit

        Be loose and carefree, like the expert blend of carved amethyst, silver, and gold in this hand carved bracelet, which hangs loosely for freeing activity. Hale a cab, dance at a show, or hold someone’s hand – the jingling music coming from your wrist reminds you of your freedom and natural beauty.

         

        Get The Natural Look

        This summer, show what you got in style, and while your at it, peek at the rest of our Natural Collection for inspiration.

        Follow us in Twitter or Facebook to get the latest on natural designs and new jewelry. Keep in mind that at Cirque, we offer free sizing for life ­– the jewelry is made to fit you!

        What’s in this summer? You in your own skin!

         

        A thriving look comes from a girl who is much the same, and this summer (when layers of clothing are shed) let your jewelry do that talking. Jewelry doesn’t just affect appearance; it’s a reflection of how you feel. That’s why we’ve sorted through the best looks according to summer...

        Jewelry Looks for Summer Events

        A thriving look comes from a girl who is much the same, and this summer (when layers of clothing are shed) let your jewelry do that talking. Jewelry doesn’t just affect appearance; it’s a reflection of how you feel. That’s why we’ve sorted through the best looks according to summer events – from bronzer to boys to the beach.

        An Outdoor Concert

        When you go out to listen to music, especially to the great outdoors, the vibe is flowing and free. That’s why a loose top, denim shorts, bold and unique lip color and a dangly bracelet from our online jewelry boutique complete the perfect ensemble for dancing. Don’t forget to let you hair down!

         

        A Romantic Evening

        On a date, the best thing you can do is draw attention to your eyes with large stud earrings. To make the windows to your soul pop even more, wear your hair in a tight bun and gloss your lips in a pale hue. Go for a dress or skirt – don’t hold back and you’ll get the same in return. This is a look that’ll surely lead your rendezvous to a magical sunset kiss.

        A Relaxing BBQ

        Whether you’re hosting your first BBQ or are a seasoned pro, it’s a great idea to relax with friends. While there are many looks for an outdoor BBQ, we suggest wearing your favorite tee with flattering jeans, and then compliment the look with striking earrings. Let your hair air-dry, and for a fast and easy make up routine, apply bold eyeliner and finish the look with floral espadrilles.

        In The Workplace

        Sometimes, dressing up for work can seem like a hassle more than a necessity, but when we do we are motivated to try a little harder with the boost of confidence. A bold and beautiful pendant is a great way to complete a whole work outfit.

         

        A Girls’ Night Out

        Cheek-hurting laughter never goes out of style. Dancing, chatting, drinking – it it’s an adventure you know you and you’re friends are all in. A night out with the girls is synonymous to what jewelry represents: dressing up for yourself and for fun. Wear a bold statement ring to kick the party into high gear, and for comfortable dancing outfit, try a fancy romper with wedged heels.

         

        Let The Summer Fun Begin

        Whatever you choose to wear, have a wonderful summer full of memories.

        The great thing about jewelry is you don’t have to try it on beforehand. You can buy it online with confidence that it’s going to look great, which makes the options endless. For bold and beautiful colors this summer at festive events, dress to impress with Cirque!

        For more outfit inspiration and photos of jewelry from our online boutique follow us on Pinterest.

        Trends are solid guides for you to frame your personal style. This summer, show off some skin and decorate your life with jewelry. Layered, large, bright – a girl deserves to sparkle under the sun!

        Summer Jewelry Trends We Love

        Trends are solid guides for you to frame your personal style. This summer, show off some skin and decorate your life with jewelry. Layered, large, bright – a girl deserves to sparkle under the sun!

        Layered Bangles:

        One of our favorite summer jewelry trends, layered bangles are a great way to make an outfit pop. Explore the many facets that make up the quirky side of your personality with jewelry – express yourself! Maybe wearing your heart on your sleeve means to decorate it generously. Let your confidence shine with bold styles & colors!

         

        Chunky Chain Necklaces

        There’s no weak link in this fashion statement: bold, beautiful, and with the right metal, simply divine. This trend is one worth watching – one that reoccurs throughout time. This summer, it’s back, so it would be a shame to not have some fun with a lasting look.

         

        Art-Deco Inspired Pieces

        Compliment your look with geometric patterns that create a confident mood, urging others to spark up conversation with you. Perfect with flowing tops or dresses, with art-deco earrings you can embody the summer dream! Also, structural designs are a fantastic way to jazz up a summer nighttime look.

         

        Natural Stones

        Life’s too short to stick to the usual – go Boho-chic with an eclectic ensemble of natural gemstone jewelry. Natural beauty is the best kind, and blending your style with the Earth’s shows humility paired with fashionable knowledge. Beauty framed in a way that feels unintentional makes you feel great.

         

        Bold Green

        The perfect streamlined way to make you and everyone around you feel happy and bright is by indulging your wardrobe with some head-turning green. Translate the feeling summer brings with what else but color. Add pops of the hue throughout your outfit, and have fun with splashes of it in your jewelry.

        Style isn’t just the way you look, it’s a way of life. Share your favorite summer jewelry trend with us! Be part of this conversation and more on Twitter and Facebook. Have a bright and shiny season!

        Mother’s Day may have passed, but it’s not too late to give Mom a token of your love to carry with her wherever she goes. Pay homage to your eternal bond with an eternal gift that is part of your greater intention. A Shoe She Won't Lose  Our Little Feet...

        Special Keepsakes for a Special Mom: The Little Feet Charm Collection

        Little Feet Gold Baby Shoe Pendants

        Mother’s Day may have passed, but it’s not too late to give Mom a token of your love to carry with her wherever she goes. Pay homage to your eternal bond with an eternal gift that is part of your greater intention.

        A Shoe She Won't Lose 

        Our Little Feet Collection contains necklace charms crafted in 14K (yellow or white) gold, decorated in enamels and gemstones. This collection became a coveted one for Cirque Jewels, originally because of a new birth in our family. Still, for a mother who is new or a seasoned vet, Little Feet charms are priceless keepsakes people will notice, enabling you to showcase your true appreciation for her. Flowers die and chocolates get eaten, but diamonds and gold last infinitely, like love.

        How to Choose

        With a bevy of style options to choose from, your mind may be addled with little feet, but you can either select colors and style that reflects the personality or birthstone of the child being adorned in shoe form, or learn the meaning of the gemstones that will empower her:

        The Full Package

        Delicate and simple, you can’t go wrong with a gift from the heart that’ll rest on hers. A genuine souvenir everyone will enjoy. Pair it with a personalized note to let mom know just how much she means to you, not just for 24 hours, but every day of the year!

         

        Pantone has released their Color Report for this spring, and it’s just gorgeous. In addition to the 2015 color of the year,
        Marsala, lovely shades like Strawberry Ice, Tangerine and an amazing Classic Blue are making us smile. Celebrate the season in earrings in spring's hottest colors. 

        Spring’s Hottest Colors Shine in Beautiful Bali Jewelry

        Pantone has released their Color Report for this spring, and it’s just gorgeous. In addition to the 2015 color of the year, Marsala, lovely shades like Strawberry Ice, Tangerine and an amazing Classic Blue are making us smile. Here’s how you can wear the look, in 3 of our favorite pairs of earrings:

        Be Pretty in Pink Topaz Earrings work perfectly with the Strawberry Ice hue. A full carat of gemstones sparkle brilliantly in sterling silver; lovely 18K gold accents complete a polished, elegant look.

        Try to keep from smiling when you wear these stunning Carved Orange Moonstone Earrings. Part of our super popular Naturals Collection, these Tangerine colored earrings feature hand carved gemstones – a fun, exotic look created in Bali!

        Put on the very best of spring’s Classic Blue with a pair of gold-plated silver blue sapphire earrings. Very elegant and upscale, 10 carats of sapphire sparkle in the ornate hand worked silver, which is then plated with gold – a jewelry technique known as vermeil.

        To see the rest of our amazing earrings, click here.  What pair will you be wearing to go with this season’s hottest shades?


        Luck is in the air for the stylish! Find stunning good luck charms in the form of handcrafted Indonesian jewelry in the Cirque Jewels collections.

        Beautiful Bali Jewelry for Good Luck!

        As luck would have it, the Cirque Jewels team was having a conversation about good fortune traditions around the world. There’s the lucky horseshoe, and Ireland’s lucky 4 leaf clover – both elements that show up in fine jewelry. In Bali, one of the most popular good luck symbols is a carved wooden penis; you don’t see a lot of jewelry with that motif!

        Don’t be sad! There’s plenty of other beautiful Indonesian jewelry to choose from – maybe you’ll have the good fortune to find a piece that’s perfect for you. Here are three of our bestselling styles – and remember, when you choose Cirque Jewels, you get free sizing for life!

        The Kasey Ring

        One of the stars of our Natural Collection, the Kasey ring features a hand-carved green onyx – a stone that is said to keep all sorrows away! – set in hand worked sterling silver, accented with 18K gold. This is a substantial ring and the quality really shows. Talented Balinese jewelers deliver excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail: you’ll love wearing this ring and right now, it’s less than $50!

        Another Amazing Deal

        What could be luckier than having the key that unlocks all of life’s challenges? We’re not sure what lock this beautiful peridot & garnet key pendant opens, but if you find it, let us know! The key has long been a symbol of good fortune, and this version, handmade of sterling silver and set with dazzling gemstones and 18K gold accents, is particularly amazing. At just a bit longer than 2 ¼ inches, this is a very wearable pendant – large enough to be noticed without being over the top big. Best of all? It’s just $23!

        Be Lucky in Love

        The irresistibly romantic allure of rose quartz makes this ring from our Cocktail Collection a top choice of our customers. Gorgeous rectangular 14.35 rose quartz is set in a dramatic sterling silver setting, with bright accents of fine 18K gold. This is a ring that will be noticed – best for the wearer who’s ready for a little adventure! You can save 50% off full retail when you order now.

        The average female wrist size is between 6 and 7 inches, while male wrists tend to average between 7 and 8 inches.  Cirque Jewels bracelets are sized to fit the average wrist, but can be adjusted so anyone can wear them comfortably. Here's a quick and easy guide to help you find your perfect fit. 

        How to Find Your Bracelet Size

        Determining your bracelet size is really easy. You’ll need a piece of string and a ruler.  You can do this on your own, but it’s easier to have a friend help you.

        Amethyst and Sterling Silver Bracelet & Sizing Info

        Here’s how it works: wrap the piece of string around your wrist at the point where you’d like to wear the bracelet. If you’d like a snug fit, keep the string close against your skin. If you’d like a looser fit, let the string loop around your wrist until it reaches the desired fit.

        Mark each end of the string where it comes together. You can use a magic marker to do this quickly and easily, or tie a knot in the string. Then unwrap the string from your wrist and lay it flat on a table. Using your ruler, measure the distance from mark to mark. This will give you your wrist measurement.

        Alternate Method: Substitute a soft measuring tape for the string & ruler.

        The average female wrist size is between 6 and 7 inches, while male wrists tend to average between 7 and 8 inches.  Cirque Jewels bracelets are sized to fit the average wrist, but can be adjusted so anyone can wear them comfortably. If you have any questions or concerns, just ask us.

        Find Your Favorite Fit

        Over the years, we've found that our customer’s fit preferences varied by the type of bracelet they’re wearing. Delicate chain style bracelets, with or without gems, are most often worn with a snug fit, while most other bracelets, such as our beautiful bangles from Bali, are worn with a comfort fit, neither snug nor loose. Wider cuff bracelets or bangles are generally worn slightly looser.

        Cirque Jewels: Sized to Fit You – Always

        The Cirque Jewels promise is simple: free jewelry sizing for life. Bracelets can be adjusted to fit a larger or smaller wrist through a variety of jeweler’s techniques, including the use of an extender, or the addition/removal of links to achieve the desired size. Bangle and cuff bracelets rarely need resizing due to the more flexible nature of their design, but if it becomes necessary, we’ll work with you to make it happen.  Just reach out with any concerns.

        Looking for Ring Sizing Information?

        We've got a great printable guide you can use to find your ring size. You can find that here. Don’t forget, when you choose Cirque Jewels, you get free sizing for life, so even if your perfect fit changes we can ensure that your jewelry is always just right!


        February is Heart Health Month. Here at Cirque Jewels, we’re passionate about heart health. That's why we're donating 20% of our sales from 2/16-2/28 to the American Heart Association! Help us help hearts by shopping Cirque Jewels! 

        Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve Has Never Been So Beautiful

        February is Heart Health Month. Here at Cirque Jewels, we’re passionate about heart health. Many of our very favorite people and customers are women. And heart disease is the leading cause of women’s death. We want to see that fact change – and fast! That’s why Cirque Jewels is stepping up to do our part in the battle against heart disease.

        Cirque Jewels Red and Silver Jewelry

        Cirque Jewels will be donating 20% of all sales from 2/16 – 2/28 to the American Heart Association. This money will be used to fund the critical research needed to discover a cure. Someday, heart disease will be nothing more than a bad memory – especially if we work hard at making that change happen now!


        How You Can Help


        We’re committed to giving 20% of all sales from now through Saturday, February 28th to the American Heart Association. What that means, in exact dollar terms, is up to you. It’s that simple: if you all buy $20,000 worth of gorgeous gemstone jewelry in the next two weeks, we’re giving the American Heart Association $4,000. If $2,000,000 in beautiful earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings is purchased, the American Heart Association gets FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.


        The more awesome jewelry you add to your collection, the more money the American Heart Association gets and the closer we all get to eliminating heart disease from our lives. What a beautiful deal!


        Are You Ready To Shop?


        Remember, 20% of ALL sales goes to the American Heart Association! All of our jewelry is hand made on the beautiful island of Bali with the best sterling silver, 18K gold, and high quality gemstones. Enjoy free sizing for life, too! So start shopping & helping now!


        Check Out This Sweet Heart Pendant


        We wanted to make it easy and affordable for everyone to help out the American Heart Association, so we’re putting this gorgeous Red Ruby Heart Pendant in the spotlight. Special pricing right now means you save over $50 – great news if you want to do something nice for your girlfriends or want to get a jump on holiday shopping.


        One More Thing: Tell Your Friends

        Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could give the American Heart Association $400,000? The fastest, best way to make that happen is to get as many people as possible to participate in this campaign. So tell your friends what’s going on. Share this post with them on Facebook, Twitter and in person. Together, we can make this happen!

        If you’re looking for a new look for the New Year, you’re in the right place. Jewelry has amazing transformative powers. When we put on the right piece of fine jewelry – whether it’s a radiant ruby ring or stunning diamond bracelet – it’s easy to be confident and bold. When you know you look great, you feel great!

        2015’s Top Fashion Resolutions

        If you’re looking for a new look for the New Year, you’re in the right place. Jewelry has amazing transformative powers. When we put on the right piece of fine jewelry – whether it’s a radiant ruby ring or stunning diamond bracelet – it’s easy to be confident and bold. When you know you look great, you feel great!

        Here’s how to make it work for you:

        Choose Lots of Color

        2015’s fashion forecast is full of strong, vibrant color. Own the look by choosing fine pieces of jewelry in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala, or go your own way by picking your favorites from the color-saturated Master Collection

        Round Up Some Rings

        Flashy statement rings are the must have accessory this year. Put on some Old Hollywood Glamour with the Cocktail Collection. (Yes, some of those gemstones are hand-carved! That’s the beauty of getting your jewelry from Bali!)  One thing you should know is that when you buy one of these gorgeous rings from Cirque Jewels, you get free sizing for life! Want sleek sophistication instead? Choose from the Gemstone Rings collection

        Dazzle Them with Diamonds

        Diamonds are so much more versatile than we give them credit for. Our team of super talented jewelry designers and artisans hand crafts a dazzling array of brilliantly bold earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings to elevate your look from every day to extraordinary. Here’s one of our most popular pieces. Don’t forget – you get free sizing for life!

         

         

         

        Pantone, the organization responsible for tracking and identifying the world’s color trends, has named its 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala. Marsala is described as a natural robust and earthy wine red, making rubies the perfect jewels to rock for 2015! 

        Wear 2015’s Color of the Year in Jewels

        Pantone, the organization responsible for tracking and identifying the world’s color trends, has named its 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala. Marsala is described as a natural robust and earthy wine red. It’s a strong color with warm overtones, somewhere between maroon and burgundy. You can see it for yourself here

        Wear The Look

        Marsala strongly evokes the rich beauty of the ruby. Rubies are a unique gemstone in that they can vary tremendously in color, going from an exceptionally pale pink to the most familiar deep rich red. Very pale rubies are most often marketed as pink sapphires, where they command premium prices. 

        The deep rich red rubies you’ll find featured in our Sapphires and Ruby Collection are the perfect way to add a touch of Marsala to your wardrobe.

        Consider this Sterling Silver Ruby Pendant. Handcrafted in Bali, this pendant features a beautiful faceted oval ruby, set in an ornate sterling silver frame. It’s dramatic and eye-catching – a great look for the woman who wants to make a statement without saying a word.

        If a ring’s the thing you’re looking for, check out the Ruby Sterling Silver Ring with 18K Gold accents. Incredibly wearable, at a great price, this ring combines classic Island Couture styling with today’s hottest color. 10 full grams of silver means this is a very substantial ring. The ruby is 4.48 carats. This ring makes a great Valentine’s Gift!

        Find more amazing Marsala colored jewelry by browsing our Ruby and Sapphire Collection. There’s gorgeous earrings, rings, bracelets, and pendants to choose from. Every item is hand made from the highest quality silver, gold and gemstones on the tropical island of Bali, and you get free sizing for life!

        If you want to give your girl a romantic ring for the holidays, but you’re not looking to propose, the trick is to steer clear of diamonds. Colorful gemstone rings from Cirque Jewels are handcrafted in Bali, and make a radiantly romantic gift.

        Romantic Holiday Rings She’ll Love

        If you want to give your girl a romantic ring for the holidays, but you’re not looking to propose, the trick is to steer clear of diamonds. Colorful gemstone rings from Cirque Jewels are handcrafted in Bali, and make a radiantly romantic gift. Here are some of our most popular rings this holiday season:


        Ruby Ring in Sterling Silver  For just $36, you can make her heart skip a beat with this romantic teardrop shaped ruby ring. Handcrafted in Bali as part of the Rubies and Sapphires collection, this ring gets rave reviews for being gorgeous and extremely wearable. Free sizing for life, too!


        Carved Hematite & White Crystal Doublet Ring Great for the glamor girl, this stunning carved hematite ring is one of the most popular selections from our Naturals Collection. Captivating black gemstone draws attention, while the distinctive setting makes this a ring that really stands out. 18K gold accents add extra beauty to an already good looking ring!


        Multi Gemstone Sterling Silver Butterfly Ring  Fun and flirty, this handmade sterling silver butterfly ring sparkles with 1.47 ct of genuine gemstones in every color of the rainbow. This is a ring that goes with everything – great for everyday wear and dressy enough for special occasions. Free sizing for life is like getting an extra gift!


        Carved Lemon Quartz Sterling Silver Ring Old Hollywood Glamour is today’s hottest look. Give your girl a gift she’ll always remember with this dazzling Lemon Drop ring. Dramatic sterling silver prong setting is ornamented with 18K gold accents. Hand crafted by our talented jewelry artisans in Bali, this ring makes a fantastic gift!


        Not exactly what you’re looking for? You can browse the entire Cirque Jewels catalog of gorgeous rings by clicking here. (http://www.cirquejewels.com/collections/rings?page=1) We also carry stunning earrings, bracelets, pendants and more. Make this Christmas one she’ll always remember by choosing Cirque Jewels.



        The December color scheme tends to be dominated by festive reds and greens, but for the December birthday girl, it’s all about the blue.

        Jewelry Gifts for the December Birthday Girls

        The December color scheme tends to be dominated by festive reds and greens, but for the December birthday girl, it’s all about the blue.

         


        Over the years, opinions about which gemstone is the ‘official’ gem of December have changed. Up until the 20th century, December was a red month, celebrated with bloodstones and ruby. Then everyone decided to go blue. Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli were first recognized as December’s birthstone in 1912; today the mix includes Blue Topaz and Tanzanite.


        Here are some gorgeous blue gemstone pieces from our collection that will make a wonderful gift for the December birthday girl:


        The Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Ring features a hefty 11 grams of hand worked Sterling Silver, ornately decorated with .16 grams of 18 K gold and nearly 15 carats of gemstones that shimmer with the clear compelling blue of tropical seas. This is a ring she’ll be thrilled to own and will love wearing every day!


        The Carved Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant. Take her breath away with this gorgeous hand-carved blue topaz pendant from the Naturals Collection. Talented Bali craftspeople create each gemstone pendant individually, revealing a beautiful floral pattern. A smooth sterling silver backing makes it super comfortable to wear every day, while shimmering 18K gold accents add stylish sparkle.


        The Blue Topaz & Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings. Put a smile on the December birthday girl’s face with these dazzling blue topaz and diamond earrings. Handcrafted on the beautiful island of Bali, these stunning earrings feature oval blue topaz surrounded by heart shaped diamond clusters. Great for an evening out or for making every day extraordinary.


        Cirque Jewels has over 150 great pieces of Blue Topaz jewelry to make your December Birthday girl smile. Browse the entire collection here.  Don’t forget – all Cirque Jewels come with free sizing for life!

        A Letter to Everyone about Cyber Monday and Thank You

        My name is Shawn Behnam and I am the founder CirqueJewels.com.
        I want to thank everybody for the outflow of orders to CirqueJewels.com the past few days, especially on Cyber Monday.  We have been overwhelmed but grateful for your business.  I want to insure you that we are quickly processing the hundreds of orders received and will be delivering out all orders by Wednesday of next week 12/10 . We want to make sure everything is perfect when sent out to satisfy everyone. We understand that some people have not heard status on their order and we urge everyone to call us at 866-424-0011 with any question you may have.  We would love to hear from you.
        A little background about myself, I am a third generation jeweler. My uncle, who is commonly known on this forum as Samuel B, was partners with my father, Rafi Behnam, for 30 years before splitting up their business in 2011. I started Cydonia Collections Inc and CirqueJewels.com in 2010. We have an exclusive studio in Bali as well as New York (which I have personally created) where we make our creations from fine gold jewlery to the hand etched (carved) Natural Collection.  We also have done many custom designs for those looking for something unique and exactly to their tastes.  
        We are a young, energetic and growing collection with a tremendous amount of experience behind us.  We want to please and delight you in any way possible by creating beautiful jewelry. We would also love to hear any feedback you have regarding our collections as well as the experience on our websites, www.CirqueJewels.com and www.CydoniaJewelry.com.  
        You can also learn more about us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Be sure to check our blog frequently as well to see what's new! 
        Again, thank you for your support and please don’t be shy to reach out to us.  
        Kind Regards and Happy Holidays, 
        Shawn Behnam

        To celebrate Cyber Monday in style, we're offering our biggest sale ever - one that you won't see again from Cirque Jewels! Don't miss these deals!

        Celebrate Cyber Monday with Cirque Jewel’s Progressive Sale!

        To celebrate Cyber Monday in style, we're offering our biggest sale ever - one that you won't see again from Cirque Jewels! This special progressive sale offers day-long savings to all of our Cyber Monday shoppers with a little twist: the earlier you shop, the more you save on our entire catalog. 

         

        Set Your Alarm Specials

        From 6 am to Noon (EST) enjoy 30% off everything on the Cirque Jewels website. This is your chance to stock up on gorgeous gifts for your favorite people – and yourself!


        Check out these beautiful bracelets from Bali, hand-carved gemstone rings and more. Best of all: FREE SHIPPING & SIZING FOR LIFE!


        Afternoon Delight


        From Noon to Six pm (EST) you’ll save 25% on Cirque Jewel’s beautiful jewelry. Don’t miss your chance to get pieces from our bestselling Master Collection. Looking for a truly fantastic gift? Check out the Diamond Collection – it’s designed to prove that Diva’s not a dirty word!


        Late? The Deals are Still Great


        From 6 pm to Midnight (EST) save 20% on all of Cirque Jewel’s gorgeous jewelry! The evening’s all about sophisticated looks – perfect to wear to holiday parties!
        Don’t miss looks include the Cocktail Ring Collection These fun rings are brilliantly eye-catching and incredibly festive.


        The Fine Jewelry Collection is for sophisticated ladies only, please. Great gift for the girl who appreciates the finer things!


        Remember: The ENTIRE site is included in this one-time only progressive sale. The collections in the times above are just suggestions: They are all included in each time slot, so the earlier you shop the more you save. That means that the diamond ring you've been eyeing or special gift you've dreamed of giving just got a whole lot more affordable!


        Your style guide to choosing the perfect jewelry gifts for your girlfriends is here! Make sure the piece you choose for her is one she'll wear for years to come by keeping her personal style in mind!

        Finding the Right Jewelry for Your Girlfriend

        It’s a lot of fun to buy gorgeous fine jewelry from Bali for ourselves. But when you’re buying a gift for someone else, you need to put them in the spotlight. Think through what looks they love to wear, and choose a style that adds to that look. Last week, we spotlighted all of the reasons why your partner in crime deserves a stunning jewelry gift and now we're back to help you choose the perfect piece of sterling silver jewelry that she'll wear for years to come! 


        Is your best friend bold and fierce, a woman who exudes confidence from every pore? Hook her up with a piece from the Diamond Collection. The earrings and pendants aren’t to be missed – and she’ll smile every time she puts them on, knowing she has the world’s best BFF.


        What if your best friend is more of an artistic, free spirit – the creative type who always blows you away with her energy and imagination? Chances are she’ll love the Natural Collection. These unique hand-carved gemstones are gorgeous through and through. Remind you of anybody?


        Best friends always know what’s going on in each other’s life. Honor what’s important to your girlfriend. Did she just have a baby or have one on the way? Then chances are she’ll love the Little Feet Collection. These darling baby shoe charms are 14K gold, colorful enamel and gemstones: perfect for any new Mom!

        Shop Smart: Cirque’s Lifetime Sizing is Like Getting an Extra Gift

         

         

         

         

        One of the things about your girlfriends is that you go through everything with them. All of life’s up and downs – you handle them together. You celebrate the good, you commiserate over the bad, and you figure out how to make things work.

        One of the things that goes up and down over the years is our weight. That’s why Cirque Jewels is the perfect place to get your girlfriend a gorgeous gift of fine jewelry. If her fingers get bigger – fine! Cirque Jewels will resize the ring for free. Did she lose a ton of weight? Same thing: resizing is always free when you buy from Cirque Jewels!

        Hey ladies! The holidays are coming, and there’s a certain someone in your life who deserves some special recognition. No, we’re not talking about your husband, boyfriend, or partner – we’re sure you can figure out what will make their holiday special without our help. We’re talking about your girlfriends! 

        Cirque Jewels Presents The Girlfriends’ Guide To Giving Jewelry

        Hey ladies! The holidays are coming, and there’s a certain someone in your life who deserves some special recognition. No, we’re not talking about your husband, boyfriend, or partner – we’re sure you can figure out what will make their holiday special without our help!


        We’re talking about your girlfriends – the amazing women who make your life so much better. Life is short. You only get so much time to let people know how important they are to you. This holiday season, do right by your girlfriend. Get her an awesome present- like handcrafted sterling silver jewelry featuring stunning gemstones!

         



        Five Reasons Your Girlfriend Deserves An Awesome Present

         

        1. She’s your partner in crime, who’s got your back, no matter what!
        2. All those 3 a.m. phone calls dishing about horrible dates deserves a reward.
        3. Who talks you up when you’re feeling down?
        4. She’s seen you at your worst & still likes you anyway!
        5. The laughter & love only a best friend can provide.


        You know it’s true! Ready to start shopping and get ahead of the holiday rush? Browse our catalog for pieces that will help her show off her style! 


        We want you to be able to wear your favorite jewelry no matter what life throws at you. That's why we offer free sizing for life!

        Don’t Let Life’s Ups & Downs Stop Your Style: Cirque Jewels Free Sizing for Life

        “When I got this ring, I was seventeen and thin-thin-thin,” Evie said, with a laugh. She showed off a beautiful carved gemstone ring, handcrafted in Bali. “I wore it every day, everywhere. When I went off to college, I wore this ring. When I met my husband Ramon, I was wearing this ring. I even wore it when I walked down the aisle at our wedding.” She smiled at the memory. “A great piece of jewelry can become part of who you are.”


        Evie was thrilled to start her family with Ramon. “We weren’t counting on twins, but what can you do? Life is full of surprises.” One surprise that wasn’t quite as delightful was the weight Evie gained during the pregnancy. “I knew my belly would get big, but my feet? My fingers? I couldn’t even wear my ring.”


        She’d hoped to be able to slip her Cirque Jewels ring back on after her twins were born, but things didn’t work out that way. “Even though I lost most of the weight, my body has changed. And one of those changes was in my fingers.”


        Luckily, Evie didn’t have to give up wearing her signature Cirque Jewels gemstone ring. “They offer free sizing for life! I called them up, let them know what the situation was, and they said, “Send it in, we’ll take care of it for you – easy as that, no questions asked!” Today, the ring’s slightly larger than it used to be, “and every bit as beautiful!” Evie said. “I’m so happy to be able to wear it again!”


        Enjoy Free Sizing for Life with Cirque Jewels


        Life is full of surprises. Pregnancy, medical issues, and life in general can result in us gaining weight or losing weight – either of which can mean your ring doesn’t fit quite the way you’d like it to. But you don’t have to give up your jewelry or risk losing it: Cirque Jewels offers free sizing for life.


        If you need your ring made smaller or larger, just get in touch and we’ll walk you through the process so you can enjoy wearing your Cirque Jewels ring once again. It’s our way of saying Thanks for choosing Cirque Jewels!

        About Gold and Silver

        SILVER

        Just like pure gold, fine silver is essentially a very soft metal. It is combined with other metals to make it more useful. For example, sterling silver is made of copper and silver. Unlike gold, silver is not measured by its purity but by its craft. Depending on the amount of labor that was taken to make the decision and the precision of the design, silver is priced more on its intricacy than on its purity. Actually, silver is easiest to handle when it is mixed with copper. You can judge if silver is real by looking at the quality mark which shows the content of the jewelry. It is also accompanied by a trademark from the craftsman.

        As for keeping the silver clean, make sure it is both wrapped in a soft cloth and stored in an isolated area where it can’t be scratched. Keep it away from heavy chemicals, and also do not expose it to chlorine. It can easily be damaged.

        Your silver must also be cleaned regularly by a solution made to specifically clean silver.

         

        GOLD

        Although we are all big fans of gold, we actually are not wearing pure gold. Pure gold (24k) is very soft, and therefore has to be alloyed with base metals to achieve the right properties. When we are wearing gold, we are actually wearing gold mixed with copper, zinc, silver, etc. If we are wearing rose gold, we are actually wearing gold that is mixed with a high percentage of copper. White gold contains nickel, zinc, and copper. So actually, we are not fully wearing pure gold unless we are wearing 24k gold.

        When you are looking to get gold priced, make sure you look at the karat weight (how pure the gold is) and the careful design of the jewelry. And if you want to have money well spent, make sure you take good care of the gold by keeping it away from chemicals that make cause abrasion. For example, if you want to clean your gold, take a very soft brush and wash the gold with a very sensitive soap. This will keep the gold from rusting.

        Big, bold colorful gems presented with the dramatic flair of Old Hollywood are the don’t miss look for women who wants to be seen. Transcending trends, Cydonia’s designer team – led by third generation jeweler Shawn Benham – have created two distinct collections full of fun, fashionable pieces you’re going to love wearing.

        For the Glamor Girls: Beautiful Bold Jewelry

        Big, bold colorful gems presented with the dramatic flair of Old Hollywood are the don’t miss look for women who wants to be seen. Transcending trends, Cydonia’s designer team – led by third generation jeweler Shawn Benham – have created two distinct collections full of fun, fashionable pieces you’re going to love wearing.


        Introducing the Fine Jewelry Collection

         

        Diamonds, tourmaline, peridot, pearls and other gems shine brilliantly in settings of fine white and rose gold in the Fine Jewelry Collection. This stunning collection is dominated by eye-catching statement rings: perfect when you want to up the style ante without saying a single word.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Classic design lines sparkle with fine diamonds, surrounding colorful gems. Be red carpet ready wherever you go with these stunning gemstone and diamond jewelry pieces! Don’t miss the glamorous earrings featuring both diamonds and pearls: wear them with an up-do to feel every inch a movie star.

         

         

         

         

        The Sapphire and Ruby Collection


        Sapphires and rubies are the same stone – corundum, which varies in color based upon the presence of other minerals in its make-up. Sapphires are boldly blue, while rubies are radiantly red. Beloved since antiquity, sapphires and rubies never go out of style. Paired with deftly designed sterling silver in Cydonia’s Sapphire and Ruby Collection, sapphires and rubies are sure to become your new favorite gemstones.


        Don’t miss pieces in the 62 (!) item collection include more than a dozen pairs of eye-catching earrings – many at surprisingly affordable price points of less than $100! You’ll also want to check out the bracelets. This season, we’re seeing the glamor girls wearing wrists full of beautiful bangles. Add some luxe to your look with a sterling silver and ruby bracelet like this one if you want to stand out from the crowd.

         We love helping women feel beautiful and show off their personal styles with our jewelry. Those are just two of the reasons we continue to design and hand craft quality Bali Style jewelry. 

        Why we make jewelry?

         There’s something deeply irresistible about some carefully crafted, beautifully designed gold and silver jewelry; especially when it’s inside your own jewelry box. As a woman there is no doubt that you are drawn to a little bit of extra sparkle. The perfect items of jewelry can instantly transform an outfit and give you a whole new look. You can’t deny that your eyes enjoy the feast of glitter when you walk past the jewelry store window. You long to add a few of those precious pieces to your personal collection – and who could possibly blame you for that.

        You can add some finishing touches to an outfit by simply adorning a couple of gold and silver bracelets or a pair of gold and silver earrings. It’s almost miraculous how something so small can completely transform your appearance. If you’re getting ready for a romantic date or night on the town with your girl friends, your choice in jewelry is pretty much the “make or break factor”. Cheap, mass produced, over the top accessories could very well make you look a little silly. You want to make a good impression on people and your choice is jewelry is one way to achieve that goal.

        When you get dressed, your clothes reflect your personal taste and style. The way you look is often a reflection of your personality and mood. Your taste in jewelry is no different from your taste in clothing – you wear the gold and silver jewelry that reminds you of who you are and what your personality reflects. You might want to choose a classy, sophisticated range of accessories; the type of jewelry that is understated and simple yet elegant at the same time. On the other hand, you might want to go for a fun, eccentric line of designer sterling silver jewelry; the kind of accessories that will show off your funky, down to earth attitude. It doesn’t matter what you decide to buy. What DOES matter is that you are 100% happy with your purchase. Always buy a pair of gold and silver earrings that inspire some sort of emotion or a few gold and silver bracelets that make you smile just by looking at them.

        When you are on the hunt for that perfect pair of gold and silver earrings, or any other accessory, going shopping at the mall or hopping from one store to another is not necessarily the way to go. Window shopping is great if you’re just out to have fun and happen to come across something that is too gorgeous to leave behind in the store. However, if you are looking for something specific, a few hours of shopping can turn into a nightmare. You really need to put in ridiculously large amounts of effort and you need to really dig through the accessories that are available. You need to find a quicker, easier, less-stressful way to do your shopping.

        There is a solution to this problem; and a simple one at that. If you want to shop for designer sterling silver jewelry you can do so online. You need to find an online store that is dedicated to designing and creating gold and silver jewelry that is beautifully unique. The design and manufacture of jewelry is a form of art – the type of art that you can proudly wear. You can grab yourself a steaming latte (and perhaps a slice of deliciously rich carrot cake) and settle down to browse through the online categories of gold and silver jewelry at your leisure. With each click of the mouse you could be completing an outfit and getting ready to wow the world in advance.

        A private online store generally has an impressive selection of jewelry pieces that are one of a kind. You could buy gold and silver bracelets that no one has ever seen before or a pair of gold and silver earrings that Picasso himself would want to frame. Each piece is hand crafted with love and care to ensure that your jewelry box is filled with your own personal treasures.

        An online store will probably also offer some amazing deals on gold and designer sterling silver jewelry. So instead of buying one necklace with an enormous price tag, you can buy an enormous selection of necklaces with smaller price tags.

         

        While autumn’s always been all about exuberant color, this year’s going to be particularly vibrant. That’s according to style watchers who predict we’re going to be seeing lots of 1960’s fashion favorites – known for bold color and dynamic patterns – as well as plenty of red this fall.

        Fall Fashion Report: Top Must Have List

        While autumn’s always been all about exuberant color, this year’s going to be particularly vibrant. That’s according to style watchers who predict we’re going to be seeing lots of 1960’s fashion favorites – known for bold color and dynamic patterns – as well as plenty of red this fall.


        Own The Look: 1960’s Style

         

         

         

         


        Mini-dresses, especially those featuring bold, psychedelic prints, will be everywhere. For maximum wow, you’ll want to pair these with bangle bracelets. Wear a wide ornate sterling silver cuff on its own for a classic Bohemian look; stack multiple bangles with colorful jewels for a more eye-popping, today look.

         

         

         

         

        The 1960’s celebrated a playful sense of innocence. This amethyst butterfly necklace evokes the era perfectly - it’s from our Master Collection. Make sure to look for the matching earrings – when hemlines go up, so do hairstyles, making it the best time to show off your earrings!


        Own the Look: Radiant Red



        The designer fashion runway shows have been full of red. Bold, dynamic and vibrant, red has always been the fashion choice of the woman who wants to make an impression. Perfect the look with pieces from the Ruby & Sapphire Collection.


        That can mean choosing an amazing statement ring, handcrafted in Bali by some of the world’s most skilled craftsmen. The ruby & sterling silver pendant looks great on a simple black leather choker or longer silver chain.


        For a truly remarkable red accent in your fall wardrobe, check out this jaw-droppingly gorgeous Silver Ruby Necklace. For under $150, you can have over 60 carats of gorgeous red rubies, paired expertly with fine silver. It’s a look you’re going to love wearing!


        Beautiful Bali, Beautiful You


        Own this season’s hottest looks with gorgeous jewelry from Cirque Jewels. Featuring expertly cut gems, fine silver and gold, and the exotic beauty of Balinese design, Cirque Jewels features the extremely wearable, great looking, must have accessories of the season!

        Honeymoon in Bali

        As I mentioned in my previous post about why I work in Bali, I travel to Bali Indonesia three times a year for my work as a creator and designer of fine yet affordable jewelry.  Since I am a newlywed, my wife and I thought it would be nice to travel there not for business purposes but as tourists.  I would like to share my experiences as I cannot say enough how much I thoroughly enjoyed our trip and was able to appreciate Bali from a different perspective.  

        Bali is actually one of the top 5 honeymoon destinations in the world. The different topography throughout the little island is astonishing.  From rolling cliffs by the shore, sandy beaches and lush green jungles, each diverse setting is breathtakingly beautiful.  No wonder the people are so friendly.  As I have previously mentioned, the Balinese people are friendly, warm and always curious to know who you are.  The majority of the population are also incredible artists.  Their talents do not only convey to their beautiful and unique jewelry but also to their entire culture.  From their food, rituals as well as their beautiful architecture.  

        The Lotus temple in Ubud Bali

        The Four Seasons in Ubud Bali

         

        Stay tuned next week, we will go into greater detail about the architecture in Bali and how it influences its jewelry design.  

        CirqueJewels.com Repairs and Sizes Your Jewelry....for FREE!!

        Hello Everyone, 

        I would like to share something with you that you may not know about CirqueJewels.com.  We gladly repair or size your existing jewelry for Free.

        We have two expert jewelers on our premises who have been with us for over twenty years and are excellent at their craft.  Their experience is in silver, gold and silver with gold accented jewelry set in gemstones and diamonds.  

         

        In order to size or repair your jewelry free of charge we ask that you purchase anything on our site and once we receive your item needing repair Cirque will ship the repair along with your new jewelry.  You can purchase anything from our site at any price and we will do the repair.  

        You may think that nothing is ever totally free (and you are right to think so) but think of the incentive you are getting from this promotion.  If you find an item on the site that you like and happen to have an item that is in disrepair or longer fits your finger, we can restore the value of your jewelry in your collection all while receiving a new item to add to your collection!  

         

        If you would like more details about this generous offer, please call us at 866-424-0011 or email info@cirquejewels.com.  We always like to talk and hear from you. 

        Why People Wear Jewelry

        Wearing jewelry has been a tradition since ancient times. In those times, jewelry was worn mainly by royal, higher class women as a means of showing wealth and power and also represented a sense of prosperity in civilization.


        But what has this ancient custom become today?


        Today, the most obvious answer is to show off wealth or to make a fashion statement.


        But are there different reasons?


        One reason may be to remind someone of a special time, special place or special someone. Or one can use jewelry as a means of creativity, an art just as people paint. Jewelry can also serve as a representation of one’s culture.


        All of these reasons boil down to self-expression, the want to portray one’s self as one of a kind. Any reason to wear jewelry comes down to individualism, how an individual wants to portray himself. So why do you wear jewelry? That’s for you to decide.

         

        Why do we make our Jewelry in Bali?

        If you have surfed through Cirque Jewels before you would probably see that most of our selection of designer Jewelry is made in Bali, Indonesia.  If you have looked at a map, you would notice that Bali is quite a distance from New York (where Cirque Jewels is located).  Its half a world away.  You can't even fly directly to there.  From New York, you would have to fly to Hong Kong then take another flight to Bali.  It takes about 24 hours of flying from arrival to departure, not including waiting at the airport, standby and delays.  Flying that long takes a toll on you but it is well worth the "punishment".  

        Out of all the places in the world to create beautiful designer jewelry, why travel so far to Bali?

        It's really quite simple.  The people of Bali have a natural inherent talent for they are artists who create beautiful objects that you can stare at and admire their beauty.  The are all artists who can create amazing things by hand and have past down their knowhow and talents form generation to generation. For 2500 years they have been one of the premier jewelers in the world.  It's as if they are a hidden gem that few know about.You can see it in the gold accenting work as well as their attention to detail. The gallery finish is also exception which make their style comfortable and beautiful to wear.  

         
        One of our Balinese jewelry sketch artist creating a beautiful jewlery concept which we will eventually create in to a real style. 

         

        It is truly a wonderful experience to travel there (despite the time it take to Travel) and work with kind, friendly people. The Balinese are warm friendly people who always have a smile on their face.  

         

        A street in Bali filled with lush greenery.  How can you not be happy living here?

        Bali has the most temple per capita making it arguably the most spiritual place in the world.  

         

        A curvy path leading to our jewelry studio.

        Cirque Jewels to start displaying product video

        Today I am happy to mention that we are posting video for our collection styles.  We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. 

         

         

        To help our customers make their jewelry buying decisions we have a 800 number so you can call us with any questions or requests. Cirque Jewels also has a 60 day no questions asked return policy so if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can send it back.  Despite our efforts, sometimes it is difficult to portray on a computer the true beauty of our jewelry despite a detailed description and beautiful photograph.  

        To help with your purchasing decisions, we are starting to roll out product videos that display our jewelry in a 360 degree perspective, giving the viewer a better idea of the style they are interested in.  The team at Cirque Jewels is truly excited about this new feature roll out and we will be continuously adding videos on a regular basis.

        We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. Today I am happy to mention that we are displaying video for our collection styles.  We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. A couple of links below are of the some of the first videos we have created.  Our ultimate goal is to produce full length shows and programming about out jewelry which we feel will be entertaining and informative about our collections and who Cirque Jewels is about.  Stay tuned and visit regularly to see what new video we produce.  

         

        Also take a look at out YouTube fan page for additional video.

         

        Video of our Bangle Collection

         

        Video of our Popular Multi Gemstone Ring

         

        What Everyone Should Know About Caring For Jewelry

        There are many small details when it comes to taking care of jewelry, but doing so does not have to be so complex. Here are some easy steps towards preserving jewelry for years to come.

        General

        1. Avoid exposure to water or cosmetics such as hairspray and perfume. These substances can cause permanent damage to jewelry. As such put jewelry on after showering and applying cosmetics.

        Storing

        1. Place gold and silver jewelry in firmly sealed zip-lock bags and push all air out. Oxidation can be damaging to gold and silver jewelry.
        2. Do not place jewelry in extreme temperatures. Never leave jewelry on a table in direct sunlight as it is very reactive to heat. Silver in particular is very sensitive to heat.
        3. Place each piece of gemstone jewelry in a separate cloth pouches or cloth-lined cases. This will prevent pieces from scratching one another. Pearls ought to be placed specifically in cloth-lined cases.

        Cleaning

        1. Do not use ultrasonic cleaners. These can cause the settings of gemstones to loosen.
        2. Clean Jewelry with stones with warm water and jewelry cleanser. Do not do this with pearls.
        3. Brush gently only the stones with a soft bristled brush.
        4. Gold silver and pearls can be cleaned with warm detergent and water. Do not used chemical cleaners with pearls.
        5. Do not use any towel or coarse cloth to dry jewelry.

        The Tiffany Epiphany

        Valentine's Day- a day full of love, flowers, candy grams, and lawsuits.

        On February 14th 2013, Tiffany & Co. sued the wholesale giant Costco over alleged copyright infringement. Costco was selling the signature six-pronged round diamond engagement rings that are better known as "Tiffany" rings. The question is, do the quotation marks belong on either side of the name Tiffany or not? Costco clearly used the name "Tiffany" on the sign used for the ring, which you would think is the epitome of copyright infringement, but they're claiming that it's a generic term and therefore the allegations are not applicable. A popular example of this would be the word "Band-Aid" which is used in place of the word bandage or plaster. Even though Band-Aid is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, it became a universal generic term. Unfortunately for Tiffany, their products don't exactly cost less than $5, so this packs a much bigger wallop financially for them.

        In more recent news, there was a federal court ruling in New York on January 17th 2014 in continuation of the lawsuit against Costco and Costco's counterclaim against Tiffany & Co. In the ruling, it said there is a "genuine factual dispute as to whether the terms “Tiffany” and/or “Tiffany Setting” have a primarily generic meaning,"* thus Tiffany & Co.'s motion to dismiss the counterclaim by Costco was denied. They are set to reconvene one final time on June 27th.

         

        *Source: http://sdnyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/13-Civ.-01041-2014.01.17-Opinion-Denying-Summary-Judgment.pdf

        Cirque Jewels today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.

        Sample Sale

        Hello All, 

        Today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.  

        If you are not in the New York area, you can always check us out the newest styles at our jewelry store Cirque Jewels.

        Below are a few pics of the event in action.  

        Stay tuned and subscribe to our blog for the latest update involving anything jewelry.  

         

         

        Has your beloved jewelry become lackluster over the years? Do you want to know how to revive the dead? If you've answered yes to either or both of these questions, we have the answer for you. Our YouTube friend drutter was kind enough to post a video about how to...

        4 Easy Steps to Resurrect My Jewelry

        Has your beloved jewelry become lackluster over the years? Do you want to know how to revive the dead? If you've answered yes to either or both of these questions, we have the answer for you. Our YouTube friend drutter was kind enough to post a video about how to remove tarnish from silver, despite his abundant display of not knowing what he's doing. This trick can be used for anything made of silver: jewelry, coins, silverware etc. (for our sake, jewelry). Let me break it down for y'all in the simplest 4 step process ever-

        1) Tear a large sheet of aluminum for and fold it in half

        2) Place aluminum foil in bowl filled with boiling water

        3) Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of baking soda to the bowl and mix

        4) Place silver items on top of aluminum inside bowl and watch magic happen

         

        Our dear friend Mother Nature, otherwise known as Martha Stewart, gives similar instructions for removing tarnish from silver on her website. Instead of using a regular bowl and aluminum foil, use an aluminum pan instead. What can't she do...

        Removing Tarnish - Martha Stewart Home & Garden

        For more tips on keeping your jewelry nice and shiny, feel free to email us at service@cirquejewels.com or call us at 866-424-001. Keep it real!

        Cirque Jewels. That's who. We're a fresh, young company that specializes in jewelry for middle-aged women. What could be confusing about that? Pretty much everything. Allow me to explain: our jewelry is handmade by skilled craftsmen in Bali, Indonesia. Usually when someone says "handmade" they almost never mean it, but...

        Cirque Who?

        Cirque Jewels. That's who. We're a fresh, young company that specializes in jewelry for middle-aged women. What could be confusing about that? Pretty much everything. Allow me to explain: our jewelry is handmade by skilled craftsmen in Bali, Indonesia. Usually when someone says "handmade" they almost never mean it, but trust me, we do. It's the ridiculous meticulousness that goes into every item that sets us apart from our competition, namely the millions of other jewelry retailers. Our crown jewel is our Natural Collection which features carved gemstones set in sterling silver and 18K gold accents. That's right, carved gemstones, as in our craftsmen take two pieces of metal and make something incredible out of a rock. You must be asking yourself, who do these guys think they are? Why should I choose Cirque Jewels? Because our designer jewelry is fashioned by bare hands (Okay, they wear gloves. But you get the point.), the stones featured in our items glimmer brighter than the sun, and every single one of your friends will be green with envy. (Yes, we're a little sadistic.) Speaking of friends, we know you're still looking for the perfect Secret Santa gift, so what the heck are you waiting for! Go to our website and shop your butt off! Happy Holidays!

               In the fourteenth century, the Majapahit Empire from Java colonized the Island of Bali which became a haven for the empire’s Hindu population since Java had become more Islamic in its culture. After the Majapahit empire collapsed, many javanese craftsmen and noblemen migrated to Bali; thus, the...

        Beautiful Bali

               In the fourteenth century, the Majapahit Empire from Java colonized the Island of Bali which became a haven for the empire’s Hindu population since Java had become more Islamic in its culture. After the Majapahit empire collapsed, many javanese craftsmen and noblemen migrated to Bali; thus, the island became a center in the region for metal craft. Although craftsmen were of the lowest caste while in the Hindu controlled Island of Bali, they were nevertheless held in high esteem as these workers were referred to as “pandai”, a term meaning both “smith” and “clever”. Hindu cosmology placed great value on metal craft and jewelry, as demonstrated by the Hindu belief that the three peaks of Mount Meru, thought to be the center of the world, were made out of gold, silver, and iron. In the past, the Balinese craftsmen typically preferred the use of gold over silver, crafting silver designs as copies of gold jewelry. As the value and demand of silver increased, the craftsmen in Bali had a need to diversify in their work and therefore started drawing influences from other Southeast Asian cultures for their metal craft through trade with these nations. Cultural diffusion from European countries persisted as well at the time since European nations colonized the region. Today, modern Javanese craftsmen come to the Island of Bali to share their own styles. The region has become a center for creativity for craftsmen because of many cultural influences throughout the Island of Bali’s history and its own Hindu culture which greatly values its craftsmen.

        Source: http://indahnesia.com