Your Marina Jeweler is Moving to the Financial District!

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Hi Friends,

We are thrilled to let you know that after 7 wonderful years in our Marina location, we are moving to the Financial District. This move will enable us to be closer to our client base and grow our store. Our official first day in the new location will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

If you happen to work or shop downtown, we’d love for you to stop by and say hello! The building has parking and is easy to access from the street.

Our new location is:

388 Market Street

Suite 100

San Francisco, CA 94111

Cross street Pine

In the meantime, please connect with us over our social channels above. We look forward to showing you the new space and seeing you soon.

Cheers!

Set and the La Bijouterie Family

The Leprechauns Had It Right! How Gold Got It's Glimmer

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The Leprechauns had it right! Gold is one of the most precious metals known to man, and arguably, the most popular metal out there. It has recently made a strong comeback in the engagement ring industry, but why did gold get so popular and how did this metal become the chosen one for engagement rings?

Well our story begins in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago. Rings were used as a status symbol and Egypt was the first known culture to exchange rings of love. These gold and precious stone rings soon made their way to Greece where they were given to lovers featuring Eros, the god of love of his cherubs. But it is believed that it was the Romans who finally linked the ring to marriage.

But why gold? For ancient Man, gold had unique properties which made it easy to acquire and work with. It is usually found in a relatively pure state, which means it can be formed by hammering without needing to be annealed by heat treating. It was found often enough in pieces large enough to allow fabrication with the most basic tools. It is soft enough to work with relatively soft tools. It is (relatively) incorruptible, so it can be cast and recast without losing its properties, and does not tarnish. Best of all, it can be joined by fusing with simple technology. (Source)

This St. Patrick’s Day, put on your green but also slip on some gold and take a walk back in history.

-LB

Rose Gold is On The Rise

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There is no denying that rose gold is on the rise these days, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Everyone from Disney to Birkenstocks is picking up on this latest craze and customers can’t get enough.

What is rose gold anyway?

Rose gold is a combination of 75% gold, 21% copper and roughly 4% silver, and thanks to the added copper responsible for giving it that rosy color, it is an extremely durable metal making it an excellent choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. 18k rose gold is naturally less rosy in color due to the lesser amount of copper, where 14k rose gold is truly for those who are seeking a stronger rose or blush gold color. 

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Rose gold gives a nod toward traditional gold rings, while offering an updated and alternative look and feel. It’s soft blush color has given it a reputation of being a romantic metal as well.

Best of all, rose gold looks great with practically any diamond setting or can stand alone as a single band.

At La Bijouterie, we have a selection of rose gold engagement rings and wedding bands for you to try and gain some inspiration from. Compare rose gold to traditional gold, white gold or platinum, and learn which metal you like best.

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Another fun ring style is a stack of three metal bands, one rose gold, gold and white gold, or create a two-toned metal engagement ring. Are you as inspired by rose gold as we are? Leave us a comment below and share your thoughts on rose gold!

-LB

Financing provided by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. with approved credit

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  • Monday 11:00–6:00
  • Tuesday 11:00–7:00
  • Wednesday 11:00–7:00
  • Thursday 11:00–7:00
  • Friday 11:00–6:00
  • Saturday 10:00–3:00
  • Sunday closed
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