Five Star Jewelry

#NeckMess

#NeckMess

It is interesting how styles and trends develop.  I saw a trend over the last few years where woman are layering and stacking their jewelry.  Stacking on their rings, bracelets, and even multi-ear piercings so that you can wear 3 or more pair of earrings together.  The layering of 3 necklaces together has also been popular. Recently, the necklace layering has taken on a new dimension to a "neck mess"!  If you look up the hashtag #neckmess, you can see some samples of this.  The neckline can have 5 to 11 necklaces on at the same time.  What makes it...

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SELLING DESIGNER JEWELRY-Tiffany & Co., Cartier, etc.

SELLING DESIGNER JEWELRY-Tiffany & Co., Cartier, etc.

If you have acquired designer jewelry such as Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, etc., you can make quick cash by selling it!  Do you have a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring or wedding band with the box and the papers?  These extra items make the designer jewelry even more valuable!  If you don't have any paperwork, don't sweat it as we are Certified Appraisers! At Five Star Jewelry Brokers & Gemologists, we are seasoned professionals (over 30 years combined experience) in selling high-end, fine jewelry.  The first step is to call Mary Rupert or Taylor Vickers at 512-306-8200 and discuss...

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Emerald Green Gemstones for All!

Emerald Green Gemstones for All!

MAY BIRTHSTONE: THE EMERALD After all the rain in April, the month of May typically welcomes the blooming of flowers and an abundance of green. May is the heart of spring, so it’s only right that the rich, vibrant green emerald gemstone is May’s birthstone. Symbolizing rebirth and renewal, the radiant emerald is perfectly suited to brighten up anyone’s day!  Each emerald usually has unique “jardin” which is its green garden of internal inclusion.     Emeralds are usually cut in the emerald shape because of the unique way that the emerald beryl crystal grows, although you can find emeralds...

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A LOVE STORY during COVID-19

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A LOVE STORY during COVID-19

At Five Star Jewelry, we help 100's of couples a year with their wedding jewelry and this is our favorite part of our job!  Along the way, we make lots of friends and love hearing their stories.  Recently, we had a very special couple in the store-Sean and Morgan.  They told us a little about their story: On St. Patrick's Day in 2016, Morgan and Sean were both at a fashion show at Mondran's on Sunset Boulevard and that is where their story began.  They began dating and then Morgan realized that her mom needed her in Florida because she...

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BUSINESS A DIFFERENT WAY DURING COVID 19

BUSINESS A DIFFERENT WAY DURING COVID 19

The COVID 19 shutdown is affecting many business industries and the jewelry industry is one of those that has been hit hard.  Many of the jewelry store owners were not prepared for the PAUSE in business that has caused many financial and economic problems for them.   At Five Star Jewelry Brokers & Gemologists we were lucky!  We have been running the store lean and mean with little overhead and paying for our inventory when we get it.  What this means is that no matter how long this lag in business lasts, we will still be operating and in business when...

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