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Welcome to Jewelry Cedar Rapids

Welcome to Jewelry Cedar Rapids!

Why a name like this you may ask? We wanted to be sure that you found what you are searching for!

If you are looking to buy Gold, Sterling Silver, Pearls, Gemstones or other types, then you will want to keep reading.

Do you have a passion for jewelry? If you are like us and your jewelry boxes are filled with all types of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces and you love both fashion jewelry and fine jewelry then I would like to share something with you.

Here at Jewelry Cedar Rapids we love all types of jewelry and we want to make sure that you find the perfect wedding ring or engagement ring for both men and women.

One of our other favorite pieces of jewelry are watches. We have reviewed the most popular brands and models as well as where you can buy them at the best price.

If you are looking for just the right piece of jewelry, then I’m sure you have already been to your local jeweler like Zales or Kay Jewelers.

While these places are great, it is difficult to find that highly sought after piece of jewelry at discounted prices. However, if we do find a great price we will let you know about it!

Here are a few local shops we like and recommend that check out!

Boyson is one of our favorites and if you are looking to create your own pieces of jewelry, we recommend Bead Haven on Southgate Pl SW. For great jewelry at discount prices you have to check out Siegel‘s!

So, if you are looking for silver, loose diamonds, colored diamonds or perhaps lab created or costume styles, it doesn’t matter what type of jewelry it is, it all has a place in every woman’s jewelry box and you will find it here at Jewelry Cedar Rapids.

Learn How to Clean Your Diamonds

Through our everyday movements our diamonds get smudged and soiled. Even though we aren’t wearing them, they collect dust. Lotions, soaps, our natural skin oils, can cause film and filth on diamonds and inhibit their brilliance.

Need to keep that Brilliance and Shine? Diamonds require cleaning so that maximum varieties of light can refract fiery brilliance. Understand that all it takes is usually a couple of minutes and a little care to keep that diamond as fiery since the day you first found it.

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You could use an small soft brush similar to an eyebrow or lip stick brush and soap and water to clean your jewelry. Simply make a small bowl of warm sudsy water which has a mild detergent and place your pieces inside the mixture. Then brush the diamonds with the soft bristles of the brush the same as in the suds. You need to make certain you rinse them away from the suds after cleaning them. You just need to use a small kitchen strainer say for example a tea strainer to contain them while rinsing under warm water. Buy a lint free cloth, or perhaps a jewelry polish cloth to pat them dry.

If your diamonds require deeper cleansing, you may desire to soak them for 30 minutes inside a solution of half and half water and ammonia. Once they’ve soaked for half-hour, remove them and gently brush the mountings by using a small brush. Then replace the pieces to your solution and swish them around in the mixture before removing each of them rinse and pat dry.

If you find yourself too busy to be mixing soaps and ammonia, many malls sell liquid jewelry cleaners. Most are kits, with all you need included. You need to go through labels to work out the one that is appropriate for your diamonds along with jewelry. Read the complete directions and stick to all the precautions.

Of course if you consider yourself more the “high-tech type”, while in your diamond cleaning routine, there are multiple ultrasonic cleansers available on the market. These appliances use high-frequency to create a cleaning motion. All machines are not the same, so please go through instructions before using.

You can pick the cleaning method right for you. But, it is recommended to keep their jewelry clean to maintain its brilliance. Between cleaning, try not to touch your clean diamonds with your fingers or handle your jewelry by its edges. This would assist in keeping its shine and brilliance for longer periods.

Michael Kors Women’s Watch MK5038

Michael Kors Women's MK5038 Ritz Tortoise Watch
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List Price: $225.00
Sale Price: $127.01
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When you think of style, this is definitely a watch to look at. It has a stainless steel case and a plastic band with a fold over clasp. Featuring a brown analog display with a quartz movement, this watch is built to last. Water resistant to 10 meters. You won’t want go anywhere without wearing this watch.

Michael Kors Women’s Watch MK5039

Michael Kors Women's MK5039 Ritz Horn Watch
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Total Customer Reviews: (181)
List Price: $225.00
Sale Price: $130.00
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
When you think of style, this is definitely a watch to look at. It has a stainess steel case and a plastic band with a fold over clasp. Featuring a white mother-of-pearl analog display with a quartz movement, this watch is built to last. Water resistant to 10 meters. You won’t want go anywhere without wearing this watch.

Michael Kors Swarovski Crystal Ladies Watch MK3118

Michael Kors Women's MK3118 5-Link Round Mother-Of-Pearl Glitz Watch
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Total Customer Reviews: (22)
List Price: $160.00
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The Mother-of-Pearl Glitz Watch by Michael Kors couples a little glitz with functionality. This watch has a polished stainless steel case and bracelet-style band with a deployment clasp. The mother-of-pearl dial and bezel are adorned with Swarovski crystals that glisten like diamonds. It has silver-toned hour sticks and delicate silver-toned hands that move with reliable quartz movement. It’s office-wear worthy and transitions easily to drinks afterhours. This beautiful watch is water-resistant to 100 feet (30 meters).

Bulova Women’s 96R107 Diamond Accented Mother of Pearl Dial Watch

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If you have been looking for a watch that accents your wardrobe, you will love the Bulova Women’s 96R107 Diamond Accented Mother of Pearl Dial Watch.

One of the first things that seems to catch the eye is the beautiful mother of pearl face. It’s a soft neutral color that will add “pizzazz” to any outfit. It is versatile enough that you can wear if for dress or casual.

At Jewelry Cedar Rapids we recommend this amazing watch for those that are looking to have a striking watch but aren’t afraid to actually wear it. This watch was created to last!

The high quality materials and precision timing do nothing but add to the beauty and value of this watch. Like we said, this watch was made to last. It comes with a three year warranty and is made out of materials that simply don’t break down with everyday use.

This watch is stunning with the 24 diamonds that accent the pearl dial and it is protected by mineral crystal. It also features quality Japanese-quartz movement and is water-resistant to 99 feet.

The Pros
  • Large dial and easy to read
  • Looks great on small wrists
  • High quality, stainless steel
The Cons
  • Band is little hard to unclasp at first
  • Smaller diamonds

Here’s what others are saying

” I shopped around for this watch at many well-known retail stores. I found it on Amazon.com for half the price and absolutely love it! It’s as beautiful in person as it is on-line. It is a well-made stainless steel watch and it has a really pretty mother of pearl face. At first the band was a little hard to unclasp but the more I use it the easier it is getting to put it on and take off. I would recommend this watch to everyone.” – Maria A Suniga

” I looked for months for a new watch with a bigger face to it. I love this watch, perfect size, I have small wrists so I removed 5 links and it fits great! Bottom line, I love this watch and have no issues!!!” – Calimom

“Beautiful watch. Big dial, easy to read. I bought it as a gift for my Mother. Wrist band is very large. We had to remove a few links, which is typical for this type of band. Great watch and a pretty piece of jewelery.” – Sandy F

Jewelry Cedar Rapids has given this watch a 5 star rating, you simply don’t find watches this durable and attractive for this price! Bulova Women’s 96R107 Diamond Accented Mother of Pearl Dial Watch is not only elegant but practical too. It is the perfect watch for someone that is always on the go but wants to maintain their fashionable side!

Invicta Women’s 5377 Square Angel Diamond Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch

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If you’re searching for a watch that not only looks amazing but is still affordable and functional, the Invicta Women’s 5377 Square Angel Diamond Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch may be a watch to consider.

Here at Jewelry Cedar Rapids we highly recommend this watch to those that want to have a beautiful watch but aren’t afraid to really wear one as well. This watch was made to last!

The high quality materials and precision timing do nothing but add to the beauty and value of this watch. It is powered by Eco-Drive technology, which means that it doesn’t need a battery.

This watch is very elegant, glistening with exquisite silver accents and beautiful blue crystal accent on the knob. It will catch the eye with its ornate diamond-encrusted stainless steel bezel.

Like we said, this watch was made to last. It comes with a 1 year warranty and eligible for a free upgrade. It is water resistant to 330 feet (100 M), the Angel Diamond also boasts the reliability of Swiss-quartz movement.

The Pros
  • The hour markers are glow in the dark
  • The stainless steel and white face make it “neutral” to wear with everything
  • Classy, comfortable and high quality
The Cons
  • Watch face is large and may not be good for smaller wrists
  • The diamonds are small

Here is what customers had to say:

“It was between this watch and the Bulova Marine Star watch which is two and a half times more expensive. I tried the Bulova watch on in a local jewelery store and was not impressed enough to spend the additional money. I ordered the Invicta watch and was amazed. It is, in my opinion, more impressive and beautiful than the Bulova watch. The Invicta watch face is slightly larger and stands a bit taller off the wrist. The Invicta watch has a dial which shows the day of the week (the Bulova does not) in addition to the date which I think is a neat feature. Also, the Invicta watch has a beautiful blue crystal accent on the knob which is actually lighter in color than it appears in the photograph. I took it to my local jeweler and had 5 links removed. Even the jeweler commented on what a beautiful time piece it is. I feel like I got such a great deal on this watch and could not be more pleased. I liked that a purchaser of the Bulova watch added pictures of it on her wrist and wished someone had done that with this watch before I purchased it so I added some pictures of this amazing watch on my wrist to help those of you that are on the fence. You will not be disappointed with this watch!” – La Lola

“this watch is beautiful! i bought it after months of looking at other watches similar, chunky, big square face (love that style ps. I’m 23!) I looked at at least 20 different ones.. and this girl right here loves to be a smart shopper, FYI. After looking at ones that were almost identical, i chose this one for 1/4 of the price to treat myself for once! it is beautiful and a great quality watch. I had to get links removed at the jeweler (4 links)which cost me nothing! Listen.. this watch isn’t draped in diamonds, it has very small diamond flecks around the watch face which accent it very nicely. If you are looking for something of good quality, very fashionable, and something you will love, than buy this watch off of Amazon, they have the best price! I researched for the lowest price for this watch also and on other sites it sells for $150 or more! Hope if y’all get it, you enjoy it!” – <3 Amanda

Jewelry Virginia Beach has given this watch a 4.5 star rating, you simply don’t find watches this durable and attractive for this price! The Citizen Women’s EW0620-52E Eco-Drive Stainless Steel watch is both stylish and practical, it is the perfect watch for someone that is always on the go but wants to look nice!

“I just received this watch as a Cmas present and it exceeds all expectations. I had looked at this for months and debated on purchasing it, but decided to take the plunge and as I often find, Amazon had the best price (and the watch came within 3 days!!).

High quality case, band, and detailing is always easy to recognize and this watch is no exception. The watch has substantial weight and is easy to read, set, and use. I love the blue polished stone detail on the crown and the diamonds are small but tasteful and elegant, rather than looking like something a celebutante or similar would wear.

The watch is made entirely (from what I read and could see after thoroughly examining it) of stainless steel and has a substantially sized face. It’s heavier than what I am used to, but then I’ve never had a watch this nice before, and after an hour or less I was used to it. Lots of compliments on this one, too.

If you’re in the market for a high quality watch that will last for a long time, but you don’t want to pay for overpriced, celebrity endorsed names, try this. You won’t be disappointed.” – sbl679

Jewelry Cedar Rapids has given this watch a 4 star rating, you simply don’t find watches this durable and attractive for this price! Invicta Women’s 5377 Square Angel Diamond Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch is both elegant and practical. It is the perfect watch for someone that is always on the go but wants to be stylish!

Choosing the Perfect Diamond

Diamonds have an elegance about them which make them one of the most desired gemstones on earth. It is said that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, and more than likely that is said  because of their beauty, sparkle, and the way they make individuals feel whenever wearing one.

A diamond is a form of carbon, and its extreme hardness and light diffusion qualities make it a highly useful stone for industrial purposes, in addition to its pleasing aesthetic qualities. Diamonds make excellent abrasives because they can only be scratched by other diamonds. Therefore, they are extremely durable and retain their brilliant gleam wonderfully.

The earliest known reference to the diamond comes from a Sanskrit text dating back to approximately 296 BCE (before the Christian Era), which described the diamond’s qualities. It is generally accepted that diamonds were first mined in India, where they quickly became symbols of spirituality and holiness, decorating religious idols. Early on in their history, diamonds were traded in all direction of India for their different industrial uses, including engraving and drilling, as well as for their aesthetic purposes such as for ceremony, decoration, and adornment.

There was a strict prohibition against cutting diamonds. This taboo was started with the early traditional uses in India, and ended in the Middle Ages. By 1375, a guild of diamond cutters and polishers was established, as the technology of reshaping diamonds began to develop. The different shapes that were developed through the years only worked to exemplify the diamond’s beauty and brilliance, increasing their allure. Today, diamonds are most familiarly used for the purposes of adornments, such as for jewelry.

There are 4 characteristics that are used as basic description devices of diamonds, and which are used in order to determine the ultimate value of a particular diamond. These are known as the “4 C’s”, or carat, clarity, color, and cut. The carat is the weight that measures the mass of the diamond. One carat equals approximately 0.007 ounce. The value of a diamond increases greatly relative to its carat weight, because large diamonds are exceptional and in high demand for jewelry.

The clarity of a diamond measures the amount of inclusions of a diamond, or its internal flaws. Foreign matter inside the diamond or cracks causing a cloudy appearance are considered inclusions, and tend to decrease the value of a diamond. There grading systems used to assess clarity, based on certain factors including number, size, color, and visibility of the inclusions (diamonds are usually graded from flawless to imperfect). The higher the clarity rating is, the more rare the diamond (and the more valuable) is.

The color of a structurally perfect diamond, and one that is free of chemicals is almost perfectly clear, and color-free to the naked eye. This doesn’t necessarily affect the value of a diamond, however. Some pink or blue diamonds (like the Hope Diamond, for example) are considered spectacular, and therefore highly valuable. A rating system of D to Z (D=colorless and Z=bright yellow) is in use to aid in color assessment of diamonds.

The cut of a diamond describes how the diamond has been shaped and polished from its original mined state. The “cut” describes the level of workmanship that has gone into the diamond, as well as the angles to which the diamond is cut. This is not the same as the shape of the diamond, which describes just that, its shape. Shapes such as pear, round, marquis, princess are all familiar terms for diamond jewelry. When shopping for diamond jewelry, fine jewelry stores will be aware of the 4 C’s of the diamond they carry, and will be able to provide information about which gems you are interested in. Diamonds are unique, and they are the ultimate souvenirs from the Earth, which adds even more allure to owning one.

Build Your Own Engagement Ring

Have you been searching for the perfect engagement ring? Many people invest countless hours shopping for the right engagement ring simply to find themselves very discouraged. Quite often they are unable to find the ring they want or if they can it is out of their budget range. The simplest solution to this problem is to create your own wedding ring.  At Jewelry Cedar Rapids we want you to have the ring you have always dreamed of.

Engagement  rings are very important to a couple who have taken the step and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. The wedding ring is the outer physical symbol of this agreement or pact that the couple has made to each other. The ring is a symbol for the vows a couple has taken. Since it is the outward symbol of the marriage it is very important to choose a wedding ring carefully and to find exactly what you want. That is why creating your own wedding ring is often the best option. It is easy, can save you a great deal of money and you will have a unique symbol that the two of you share.

This article will list some of the top reasons you should consider getting a custom wedding ring instead of buying a stock ring from a store.

Custom made wedding rings are Unique

That is right by designing your own ring with a professional ring designer you can ensure that your rings are unique. In fact you will be the only two people in the world to have that exact ring and that exact design. What better symbol of your love to show off to the world then having your own unique wedding ring. Believe me you will get compliments on your ring everywhere you go. People are often amazed that you can even make your own rings and love the uniqueness of the designs.

Custom made wedding rings are Personalized

In creating your own wedding ring you can personalize the design to fit your tastes and even contain secret symbols or messages to each other. If you have a favorite style of ring or artistic style, colors or other thing that you would like to include in the design the jeweler will be glad to consult with you and help you incorporate the design into your ring. For example a lot of people really love the deep symbolism of Celtic knot work since this is a knot tied with one piece of rope and it is never ends it is a continuous knot that runs forever. A lot of people really love this symbolism and love wear a customer made unique wedding ring that has these types of symbols in them. It brings a lot of significance to the ring.

Mutual Agreement

In making your own wedding ring you will come to a mutual agreement on the design and it is an experience that you will always share together. When you sit down with the designer you can both share your ideas openly and talk about the significance of the ring for each of you. Then the designer can work with these ideas and your suggestions and create something that will embody all of these things. It is wonderfully to wear a ring that was created from a joint experience you both had and not just some stock designer ring that holds no meaning or no experience or significance behind it.

Price

This is the best part for many people just getting married. By designing your own ring you are usually reducing the cost of the rings. You see most rings are created by some famous wedding ring designer and the price is based on the popularity of the designer. However, the average person has no idea who these famous wedding ring designers are anyway. So even though you spend a great deal of money on a wedding ring by a well known artist chances are most people will have no idea. However, by making your own ring there is no designer label or name behind it and therefore the costs is often cut in half or even more! Not only that chances are the most people will have no idea who the designer is of a certain ring they will definitely notice you have a unique one of a kind ring!

My wife and I decided to get a custom designed engagement and wedding ring set when we were engaged. Not only that we had the designer work with us to incorporate the feeling of the wedding ring into the design of the grooms or men’s ring also. So now they look like a perfect matching pair of rings! Just think we saved over 65% by purchasing this way at the same time as ending up with unique rings. You really can not go wrong in designing your own wedding ring.

Discover What You Are Paying For When Buying Jewelry Retail

What makes Jewelry Cedar Rapids different from other jewelry stores?

We don’t spend large amounts of money on advertising our website, to be honest we don’t spend anything at all. We only pay a small hosting fee for our site and our time to keep it current.

Most other local jewelry stores are paying for some type of advertising to get you through their doors.

One major type of advertising is being located in a mall….big overhead costs!

There is always the Yellow pages, which can cost $1,000 or more a month,  radio ads and television ads which aren’t  cheap.

Here is an advertisement for Zales jewelry store that we would like to share with you.

This is why Jewelry Cedar Rapids is different than other jewelry stores. When you buy a pair of pearl earrings, a diamond ring or any other piece of fine jewelry you are paying for more than just the jewelry. You are also paying for the cost of the store’s over head, advertising and any other expenses they may have.

You can often find the same jewelry online as your local jeweler. The difference is that you will find much better prices by purchasing online and that is what Jewelry Cedar Rapids is all about!

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