Check out the July edition of The Retail Jeweler for a feature on our fearless leader David Craig Rotenberg!
In the print and online publication, said to “reach the largest number of professional jewelers of any of the leading trade magazines,” David is interviewed on the art of gemstone carving. The article discusses how he draws from his in-depth experience and education for the complex task of gem-carving appraisal.
In addition to offering a lovely selection of jewelry at David Craig Jewelers, David is a leading jewelry appraiser and recognized authority on the appraisal of gem carvings. He most frequently lectured on the subject to a captive audience in Arizona at the annual American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) Gemfair™. The AGTA is considered the authoritative source on natural colored gemstones.
Also known as glyptic art, gem carving is a very specialized artform. Appraisal of gem carvings requires in-depth knowledge of not only the material used, but the workmanship and the degree of artistry. While the process of gem carving hasn’t changed much over the years, modern tools allow for faster creation.
“Despite new technology, in most cases the labor involved in carving gemstones will be greater than the value of the gem material itself,” says David.
Interesting in reading more? Check out the article here.
Are you or your partner in love with great-grandmother’s sapphire ring but the setting is just not right?
Did you inherit a beautiful, but outdated, diamond brooch from a relative? Heirloom jewelry re-purposed for today’s use is a wonderful way of honoring previous generations while creating new traditions for the future.
Oftentimes, the present generation might love the idea of utilizing heirloom jewelry, but be turned off by the object’s style or setting. The reality is that you don’t have to live with the piece “as is” if you love part of the piece and the history it represents. A qualified jeweler like David Craig Rotenberg can provide a new setting and even add other stones if you like.
• A diamond in a delicate, antique setting can be set in more modern, sturdier setting for a more stylish appeal. We can help you reimagine a new design to create a unique look that tells your personal story.
• We may be able to take metal from a band that’s no longer sturdy and use it to create a unique new band.
• Stones can often be re-cut and re-shaped at David Craig Jewelers. David operates an American Gem Society-certified (AGS) laboratory right here at our location in the Langhorne, Newtown, PA area.
• If you want to keep an inherited piece “as is,” we can help. Bring the item in for a good cleaning and have it checked to make sure there aren’t loose stones or flaws in a setting that could cause problems down the road.
• If the item you’ve inherited has no sentimental value, consider trading it in toward something else.
• Celebrate a special anniversary by redesigning your wedding ring to add a family member’s stone to the setting.
• Turn a previous generation’s engagement ring into a right-hand “I’m worth it” ring to honor the past with a fashionable, fun new piece for yourself.
Linking the Past with the Present
Re-using cherished jewelry is a wonderful means of breathing new life into an older piece. It’s also great for the environment! Even precious jewels in fancy brooches or necklaces (that aren’t quite “you”) can be repurposed into new rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
We’ll work closely with you to try to map out your idea and add our own suggestions if you like. By re-designing and “recycling” you’re still able to carry your family story into the next generation while adding your own special spin to the tale.
Adam McGrath and Patrice Fanning grew up about 28 miles from each other, Adam in Lansdale and Patrice in Washington Crossing. Turns out that their parents actually grew up much closer, in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, attending the same schools a few years apart. But Adam and Patrice, our May David Craig Jewelers featured couple, didn’t meet until November 2015 when, as Adam eloquently puts it, “we both swiped right” –
Figuratively AND literally in this case!
“I knew she was someone special right away,” muses Adam. “She’s smart, funny, caring, beautiful and we got along so well.”
The couple live in Francisville, a section of North Philadelphia. He works in marketing at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington while Patrice is an analyst at the Project Management Institute in Newtown Square.
Adam enlisted the help of Patrice’s best friend, Michelle, to help him select the perfect engagement ring with which to propose.
“Michelle’s family had purchased some great jewelry from David Craig Jewelers and highly recommended the store,” says Adam. “Michelle even accompanied me to David Craig Jewelers to help, although it was a pretty easy decision since I knew Patrice would appreciate something timeless and classic.”
The engagement ring is 18K gold with a platinum four-prong headset supporting a lovely one-carat, brilliant-cut diamond. (Check out all our engagement rings here.)
“David and Kathy (one of David’s many knowledgeable assistants) provided great guidance during the process and helped me create a beautiful symbol for our relationship,” says Adam.
A Romantic Proposal
Adam only had the diamond ring in his possession for three days when he proposed to Patrice on February 24th, 2018. While Patrice was getting ready to go out to dinner, Adam set up their living room for the proposal, making sure her adorable white Havanese, Hank, would be part of the action. Adam added flowers and wine and even put on the song “Let’s be Still” by one of the couple’s favorite bands, The Head and the Heart.
“At different times, one of us is the head, and the other the heart, so the name of the band helps define us.”
A wedding is planned for this coming December in Philadelphia. We wish them all the best!
With Meghan Markle set to marry Prince Harry in only a few weeks, we thought we’d give our jewelry blog a royal slant with these
TEN PRECIOUS FACTS ABOUT WEDDINGS
1) According to Newsweek magazine, the Cartier halo tiara worn by Kate Middleton is composed of 1,000 diamonds. That’s a lot of bling! According to British etiquette, Markle will be allowed to wear a tiara on her wedding day if she wants. Think she will?
2) According to some statistics, 17 tons of gold are used to make wedding rings each year. Want to play with gold? 24K pure gold, always yellow, can be bent and twisted since it’s so soft. That’s why gold jewelry is always mixed with another “alloy” to give it strength.
3) All the diamonds on the planet are billions of years old—can you imagine? Diamonds as engagement rings really took off as a trend in the early part of the 20th century when De Beers launched their “A diamond is forever” campaign. The power of marketing!
4) Not every bride dreams of a traditional diamond ring and matching band. Many of today’s brides choose gorgeous center stones like emeralds, tourmaline or sapphires. There are no rules. Choose your own bling, sparkle or understated magic—David Craig Jewelers can help you custom-design something truly unique.
5) Why are wedding bands worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? Legend says that the Romans believed that the “vein of love” in the “ring finger” ran directly to the heart.
6) Some traditions say that dropping a ring on your wedding day is said to a/shake away evil spirits or b/mean you’ll be the first one in a marriage to die. We like “a” much better!
7) The “something old” tradition implies continuity, while “something new” looks forward to the future. How about looking forward to a beautiful pair of blue topaz earrings from David Craig Jewelers?
8) Will Harry wear a wedding band? His big brother does not, citing personal preference. Similar to the tradition of the diamond engagement ring, the custom of men wearing bands may have become more popular thanks to another marketing campaign. The custom stuck in the early 20th century and the “double ring” ceremony continues to be popular today.
9) Gold and platinum are the most popular metals for wedding rings. Platinum is more durable and also hypoallergenic. If you choose gold you’ll probably want 14K and not 18K which is softer and scratches more easily. Regardless of what metal you choose, David can re-polish and clean your ring to bring it back to its original beauty!
10) The bride may be the focal point of a wedding, but there are so many other folks (like the groom!) that make the event special. Some brides choose to thank their bridesmaids with gifts such as charms or bracelets, and offer watches to their husbands-to-be. Ask us for ideas– we have many suggestions!
As a National Guard recruiter for Bucks County, Nick Brinckman is used to enlisting recruits with heartfelt persuasion and, of course, simple facts. But it obviously didn’t take any persuading at all to convince Lauren Steele to agree to marry him. And the simple fact was that he loved Lauren and knew she felt the same about him.
Nick, a self-titled “military brat” who attended Council Rock High School with Lauren, moved to Florida junior year and graduated from Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida before joining the army. Lauren graduated from Council Rock and went off to college. Fifteen years went by.
Fast forward to 2016. Two divorces and five children later (three for him, two for her) the two met up again in Bucks County thanks to mutual friends. This was something special. Nick knew he wanted to marry Lauren, but also recognized that blending two established families could be challenging. He sought approval individually from all five children. “They all thought that asking Lauren to marry me was a great idea,” Nick recalls. Nick also spoke to Lauren’s mother, sister and even visited Lauren’s deceased father’s gravesite to express his intentions.
Nick took Lauren into David Craig Jewelers to have her finger sized for what she assumed might be a holiday gift.
“I wanted a local jeweler, someone who had a great reputation and loads of experience,” said Nick. “David was really friendly, as were his staff.”
Nick returned to the store weeks later and, with David’s help, picked out a beautiful one-carat round diamond. The stone would sit in a cushioned cut bezel setting in 14K white gold, all designed by David.
“David is just an extremely nice guy and was willing to answer any of my questions and offer advice without being forceful,” said Nick.
Nick thought Christmas vacation holiday 2017 would be a great time to propose when he, Lauren and their children would be together at Camelback mountain. On December 29th, under the stars, with the warmth of a fire to help illuminate the sparkle in Lauren’s eyes (and the beautiful diamond he pulled from a gift box!), Nick asked Lauren to be his wife. Lauren, a NICU nurse at Abington, enthusiastically said yes, or to be exact, “Yes, a thousand times yes!”
A wedding date has not been set. We send our best wishes to this great couple and their children.
According to Forbes magazine, the coveted gold medals being handed out at this month’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics only contain about 6 grams of 24-karat gold. The rest of that medal weight comes from sterling silver, with the medal’s overall value worth about $570 in today’s market. But the awards going to these elite athletes aren’t the only gold objects that aren’t “pure,” and for very good reasons that don’t necessarily include price considerations.
Your Precious Metal Mix
“Pure” gold is 24K or “karats,” a purity measurement that shouldn’t be confused with the “carat” in a diamond which actually refers to the weight of the stone. That 24K ring, at a degree of purity of 99.95+%, might sound prestigious. But the reality is that rings made of pure gold will bend and scratch much more easily because pure gold is a softer metal.
Most wedding bands and engagement rings are probably 14k (58.3% gold) or 18K (75% gold) which means that the gold is mixed with other precious metals to add strength. These rings contain a bit less than 60% gold in order to hold up better with less signs of wear. They’re a perfect compromise for appearance, price and durability.
Gold-plated jewelry means a thin layer of gold is applied (bonded) on top of a base metal such as copper. Gold-plated jewelry will show wear and tear since, over time, the thin outer layer of gold fades and tarnishes. Gold-Filled is a name that’s a bit misleading since the “fill” or core is actually brass, copper or occasionally silver. A thicker gold layer (at least 5% to be considered “gold-filled”) assures longevity of up to 30 years.
A Rainbow of Colors
Yellow Gold is combined with alloys like copper and zinc to add strength. White gold is often combine with palladium, nickel (the nickel makes it harder; palladium is a softer metal) or silver and then covered (plated) with rhodium which gives it the whiter color. Both yellow and white gold can be good for long-term and constant wear.
Silver looks like white gold, and, while less expensive, is a softer precious metal and may tarnish over the years. That’s why “white” wedding rings, which are usually worn daily, are made of white gold or platinum (a rarer metal that’s even more expensive than white gold) instead of silver. “Rose” gold contains copper – the more copper added the stronger the “red” look of the gold.
We could go on and on. If you’re interested in finding your perfect piece of gold jewelry, come on in and speak to the experts at David Craig Jewelers. There’s David himself— he’s got a HEART OF GOLD— and a whole team of certified consultants —they’re also veritable GOLD MINES of information! We’d love to answer your inquiries about gold, diamonds, gemstones, appraisals, or any other jewelry-related questions. You can also give us a buzz at 215-968- 8900.
On a balmy summer day in 2015, marathoner Matthew Myers stopped into Moishe and Itzy’s restaurant at Summit Square, Langhorne for a yummy respite after a run.
Afterwards, Matthew decided to head down a few shops for a peek into the nearby David Craig Jewelers for a look at their engagement rings.
Even without the added “happy” endorphins from running, Matthew immediately knew this was the place he would make his important purchase for the love of his life, Laurie Heusner.
“I had looked at different jewelers, and knew I didn’t want a chain store – I wanted a more personalized experience and David Craig Jewelers seemed like the perfect place,” says Matthew.
He purchased a sapphire ring (Matthew’s birthstone) surrounded by diamonds on a white gold base. The vibrant blue color also matches Matthews eyes – a reminder for Laurie of his commitment to her. The ring is overall “understated” since he knew Laurie wanted something more “low profile.”
The couple had started dating in 2013 when they met through friends when involved in a marathon fundraiser. Matthew proposed August 1, 2015 and the couple were married one year later on August 12, 2016 at Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium (be sure to check out the “guest mammal” in the photo!). Mr. and Mrs. Myers now live in Langhorne. Laurie works at Swarthmore College, and Matthew for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Matthew’s white gold matching wedding band is highlighted by an aquamarine gemstone, Laurie’s birthstone. All rings were custom made and designed at David Craig Jewelers.
The couple also purchased wedding gifts for each other from David Craig – a Citizens Eco-Drive watch for Matthew from Laurie, and a diamond and aquamarine bracelet from Matthew to Laurie which also served as her “something new” at the wedding.
“I highly recommend David Craig Jewelers,” says Matthew. “David (Rotenberg) and everyone else there was so very helpful and clearly listened to us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.”
In 2012, Kelsey Wilhere, from Langhorne, and Dennis Lynch, from Levittown, were introduced to each other by a mutual friend.
At the time, Kelsey was a student at Penn State Abington and Dennis was studying at East Strasbourg University.
After graduation in 2014, the two moved to Las Vegas where they both began their careers, Kelsey as a kindergarten teacher and Dennis teaching 8th grade health. The couple discussed marriage and knew it was in their near future, but Dennis still wanted the proposal itself to be magical.
Dennis had visited David Craig Jewelers after hints from Kelsey who had already perused rings in the Bucks County, PA store. Says Kelsey: “I used to babysit for Joanne Jeuch*, (an Accredited Jewelry Professional for David Craig Jewelers), and had actually visited her at the store, so I had a good idea of the kind of ring I would like.”
In the summer of 2014, Dennis decided to pop the question in front of about 100 people gathered for a party for Dennis’s mom’s 50th birthday. “Kelsey wanted to include family and friends in all steps of our adventure,” said Dennis. “So,
after giving a speech in honor of my mother, I got down on my knee and surprised Kelsey by proposing in front of the group —people who meant a lot to both of us —which seemed the perfect time.”
The couple were married June 23, 2017 in East Windsor, New Jersey. They still reside in Las Vegas.
“I only get my ring (a dainty, princess-cut center diamond made and designed by David Craig Jewelers) cleaned when I return back to this area. I trust them all at David Craig and everyone is so personable—David always shakes our hands, asks how we’re doing and you know he means it,” says Kelsey.
“You really get a good feeling when you walk through the door,” agrees Dennis.
We wish Kelsey and Dennis happy holidays and best wishes as they complete their first year together as Mr. and Mrs. Lynch!
*Kelsey’s ring, as further explained by Joanne:
“Kelsey’s ring is set in white gold. The center diamond is flanked on each side by a round diamond. The shank of the ring is set with ten additional diamonds, five on each side, that are graduated in size with the smallest diamonds closest to the center three stones. It’s a beautiful, delicate creation that perfectly suits Kelsey. Plus, for her wedding ring, she chose a pair of curved diamond bands that fit up against her engagement ring on each side.”
Style and Diamond Jewelry Expert Kristen Trustey discusses how style and fashion can be a powerful form of self-expression, and gives a shoutout to David Craig Jewelers as one of their favorite, local Forevermark Authorized Jewelers in the Philadelphia area!
Watch below to discover how the right piece of diamond jewelry can be an extension of a woman’s unique taste, personality and story, and where to purchase your own diamond this holiday season:[Click here to view the full story on PHL17]
Cupid shot his arrow in 2008 and the recipient sweethearts were Lisa Cassese, formerly of Bellmore, NY, and Chris Groser, from Yardley, PA. The two were sophomores at Syracuse University living on the same dorm floor when they first started dating.
Fast forward to May 2015 and Chris was eager to propose. Chris shopped around at a few different places. Confused and a bit disappointed in the selections he saw, he turned to his closest shopping expert for advice – his mom, Renee. She suggested Chris head to David Craig Jewelers, where Chris’s brother-in- law, Joe, had purchased his wife Melanie’s ring a few years back.
“I couldn’t have been more satisfied,” says Chris. “David and his staff are helpful and personable, plus I really liked the kind of original styles David carries. I felt very comfortable making this major life purchase through David Craig Jewelers.”
Lisa immediately said “yes,” deciding that the ring, while lovely, might match her personality even better with a few subtle setting changes. Says Lisa: “David was very accommodating in helping us customize the ring. We had a few rounds of revisions since I wasn’t 100% sure what I was looking for. Ultimately, I ended up getting exactly what I wanted.”
The couple were married May 6, 2017 and now reside in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Both Lisa and Chris work in the field of marketing—Lisa as a strategist for Macy’s and Chris as creative director for a digital ad agency.
Lisa wears her David Craig Jewelers ring with love and pride – it’s a “classic and delicate” Forevermark® solitaire on a thin band shank set with diamonds. The engagement ring rests comfortably against a matching wedding band, also lined with diamonds. Like many of David’s creations, the Cassese-Groser ring is registered in MOND, The Museum of Named Diamonds.
“I couldn’t be happier,” sums up Lisa. And we couldn’t be happier for the two of them and wish them much happiness!
Claire Wiley met Skyler Borgman four and a half years ago while the two were living in Philadelphia. She was attending vet school at the University of Pennsylvania and he was working towards an MBA in Finance at Temple.
When Skyler proposed to Claire last month he did so with a romantic dinner, lit candles and a special family heirloom—the Bogach Diamond. The beautiful, European-cut stone was currently residing in a necklace. It was registered in MOND, the Museum of Named Diamonds, and had been passed down through the generations from its Ellis Island entrance into the United States with Skyler’s great grandmother.
Skyler (originally from Lansdowne, PA) and Claire (originally from Connecticut) knew just where to go when they decided to re-set this heirloom stone into a unique engagement ring for Claire—David Craig Jewelers. Claire was aware of David’s reputation as one of the area’s leading experts on gemstones since her mother had previously turned to the Bucks County jeweler to re-set her own engagement ring.
The young couple were happy to obtain Claire’s mom’s recommendation. They were delighted with the final ring creation which now boasts hand-set, natural light pink diamonds surrounding the family heirloom diamond. The main diamond is slightly elevated as David says, to “not only enhance its natural beauty but to signify its special history in the family.”
Says Claire: “I wanted a solitaire but David told us he could design something even more beautiful if we let him, and he was so right. My ring is more incredible than I ever could have imagined – we basically let David use his talents to create something and he presented us with this work of art!” The couple plan an August 5, 2018 wedding in New Hope.
We wish them much happiness and lasting joy!
Take an inside look at how a gemologist ensures your Forevermark Diamond is treated with the quality and care it deserves.
Here at David Craig Jewelers, we carry a wealth of Forevermark products: from rings, to necklaces and bracelets. Click HERE to view our entire line of Forevermark products.
While you’re here, take a look around our store to view our collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and pre-owned watches and learn more about our own accredited gemologist, David Rotenberg here.
Did you know that fewer than 1% of the world’s diamonds are selected to be” Forevermark” diamonds? And that fewer than 300 North American jewelry experts are selected (including David Craig Jewelers!) to offer these gorgeous gemstones to people like you? Some of you are lucky enough to already cherish your own David Craig Forevermark diamond. Others may be hoping to purchase one of these gorgeous, prestigious diamonds for yourself or a loved one. So, what makes this diamond brand so darn special?
Commitment to Quality
From initial sourcing from a few carefully selected mines, to sorting, cutting and polishing, a Forevermark diamond promises integrity, ethics and principles, as well as commitment —to quality, to excellence and to community. Experts at Forevermark select only the best rough crystals to be crafted by their leading “diamantaires” (master diamond cutters). Gemstones are responsibly sourced – a distinction Forevermark takes very seriously. This difference tells you that very special care has been taken to ensure “responsible business practices, support for the
advancement of women and protection of the natural world.”
Using state-of- the-art technologies, Forevermark’s expert gemologists must follow a minimum of seventeen (!) procedures in an intricate process to ensure there are no flaws or imperfections that could affect your future diamond’s beauty. A perfectly polished “table,” the largest facet of the stone, is where Forevermark’s unique inscriptions (serial numbers) are placed on each and every diamond. Buyers can feel thrilled with their beautiful purchase, as well as proud they have selected a diamond they can cherish…Forever!
David Craig Jewelers are committed to Forevermark, since, like Forevermark, we’re also committed to the protection of wild habitats and the species they support. Hear David talk about Forevermark diamonds’ high standards of environmental management here, and discover David’s fabulous collection of Forevermark Diamonds here. And there’s always more to come since we can’t say enough about this fabulous brand!
Anyone that has visited David’s store knows about David’s deep affection for Portuguese Water Dogs. It’s a rare day when one of his dogs is not in attendance with him at the store, greeting customers and happily snoozing near his master. David has combined his love of the breed with service opportunities by developing and leading the volunteer therapy dog program at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. Flanked by his beloved pets — first Rosco, and now Abby, Dozer, Suzi, Gabbi, Bubba, Shelbie and Dazzle, David makes visits to stroke patients and other infirms to raise their spirits and provide a welcome distraction during a hospital stay. As a former cancer patient himself, David has a strong belief in the healing power of dogs. David’s wife, Debbi, is also involved in the cause as a breeder and groomer of Portuguese Water Dogs.
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Award-winning designer MIA Katrin will present her exceptional Signature Collection at David Craig Jewelers Friday April 8, 10-6 and Saturday, April 9, 10-5 at Ten Summit Square Shopping Center. Featuring “the best of the best” all time jewelry designs with a fresh new designer twist, the gorgeous new Collection, already receiving national publicity, includes rings, large pendants, earrings and bracelets in 18 karat gold with diamonds or affordably priced silver and large custom cut gems. MIA will also present her full range of other best-selling Collections at the show.
MIA’s Collections are represented in 100 top stores nationally and have been chosen by Hollywood A-Listers. She’ll be available at the show for style recommendations and to custom alter pieces for clients in the couture tradition at no additional charge. Originally from Philadelphia, Mia now resides in North Carolina and travels extensively hosting Trunk Shows. She also regularly exhibits, gives seminars and produces live fashion shows at national trade shows and writes for national jewelry publications including Southern Jewelry News.
For interviews before and during the show contact MIA at http://jeweljewel.com, [email protected], 877 JEWEL-MY (539-3569) or 336 329 9341. For more information contact David Craig Rotenberg at 215 968 8900.
David Craig Jewelers would like to thank everyone that stopped by for the Meet Your Cutter event with Embee Diamonds. We would like to say a special thank you to master diamond cutter Mike Botha, who shared his knowledge and expertise of diamond cutting and polishing with all who attended. Continue reading Meet Your Cutter 2015 Tour at David Craig Jewelers
David Craig Jewelers is excited to congratulate our clients Neil and Ruthie on their engagement. Neil popped the big question on September 20, 2015 at the Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys game. The Birds may have lost, but Neil scored big when Ruthie said “Yes.” Continue reading Love Story: Neil and Ruthie’s Game-day Engagement
Several months ago, we had the opportunity to meet a lovely couple, Blair Delson and Ross Cohen, who came to David Craig Jewelers to buy their wedding rings. Blair and Ross got married in Philadelphia this past summer on August 29, which happened to be the same day as the Philly Naked Bike Race. Continue reading Philly Couple Takes Wedding Photos During Naked Bike Race
She said YES! We are delighted to share in Ben and Nicki’s recent engagement. Continue reading Love Story: Ben and Nicki’s Engagement
We’d like to congratulate our clients and friends, Rob & Nicole, on their recent engagement. Rob popped the big question to Nicole with a stunning Forevermark diamond in a Center of My Universe mounting made by Ritani. Continue reading Love Story: Rob and Nicole’s Engagement
Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts at David Craig Jewelers
Express your love this Valentine’s Day with a special gift from David Craig Jewelers. Get Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your sweetheart with our collection of Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her. At David Craig Jewelers, we can help you show your special someone just how special they are to you with an elegant piece of jewelry that shines as bright as your love.
From earrings and pendants to charm bracelets and watches, you’ll find the perfect gift for your Valentine—at the perfect price. Browse our collection of Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts for her and him below. Shop these items and more in our store, plus receive a FREE box of chocolates with any Valentine’s Day gift purchase. (We won’t tell if you keep the chocolate for yourself!) Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her and Him
Get Your Tickets for Bucks County Community College Foundation’s Golden Anniversary Raffle for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!
Purchase your raffle tickets now for a chance to win great prizes while supporting Bucks students! Only 500 tickets will be sold. Continue reading Get Your Raffle Tickets – Win Great Prizes! Bucks County Community College Foundation Golden Anniversary Raffle
We’re extremely grateful and excited to announce that David Craig Jewelers has been nominated for Best Jeweler (David Craig – Langhorne) for Bucks Happening’s 2015 Happening List! Continue reading 2015 Bucks Happening List – Best Jeweler Nomination
ENJOY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DEALS AT DAVID CRAIG JEWELERS
With Christmas less than two weeks away, David Craig Jewelers is making sure everyone will have the perfect gifts to give—and receive—this holiday season. For the next 12 days—from December 10 through December 21—David Craig Jewelers will be offering 12 Days of Christmas Specials to holiday shoppers. Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Specials
Just like a doctor or dentist, the initials behind a jeweler’s or appraiser’s name mean a lot, especially since not all retail jewelers are certified gemologists or appraisers. David Craig is proud to be a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and certified gemologist and certified appraiser with the American Gem Society (AGS). David Craig is the ONLY certified American Gem Society Diamond Dealer Selling Forevermark diamonds within a 90-mile radius of Bucks County, PA, including Philadelphia, York, Harrisburg, and parts of New Jersey. Continue reading The Advantages of Buying Diamonds & Gemstones From a Certified Gemologist
David Craig Jewelers’ 12 Days of Giving Back to Benefit St. Mary Medical Center’s New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
This month David Craig Jewelers is supporting St. Mary Medical Center with a special 12 Days of Giving Back Charity Donation.
Between December 3 and 14, if you mention St. Mary Medical Center, a percentage of each jewelry purchase will be donated to St. Mary Medical Center’s new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Continue reading 12 Days of Giving Back – David Craig Jewelers Benefit for St. Mary Medical Center
DAVID CRAIG JEWELERS HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW FEATURES STROILI ORO
Holiday shoppers looking to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for their loved ones will be delighted by a special trunk show at David Craig Jewelers. The show will celebrate David Craig Jewelers’ new Italian designer line, Stroili, at its Langhorne location from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 13. Continue reading Stroili Oro Trunk Show
Join Us For a Special Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show, Saturday December 6th.
Just in time for the holidays! David Craig Jewelers is excited to host a special Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show on Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We invite you to come and explore Forevermark diamonds in exceptional designs and to learn about the Forevermark promise: that every diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Come and experience this exquisite collection of diamonds while you delight in delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Continue reading Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show
Enjoy Black Friday Deals at David Craig Jewelers for Two Days!
Black Friday is right around the corner! This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, find the best jewelry deals and special offers at David Craig Jewelers. Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, especially on Black Friday. That’s why we’re offering our Black Friday jewelry deals for two days—Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29. Continue reading Black Friday Deals – Two Days to Shop & Save
Shop at David Craig Jewelers on Small Business Saturday and Save Big!
Shop at David Craig Jewelers on Small Business Saturday, November 29, and enjoy great savings on diamonds, jewelry, and watches from your favorite designers and brands. The more you spend, the more you save! Continue reading Small Business Saturday is November 29th
Show your love this holiday season with these spectacular jewelry gifts under $1,000.
Lashbrook Men’s Titanium 8mm Flat Band with Grooved Edges and Star Pattern
Anzie Dew Drop Collection Étoile Round Ring – Mother-of-Pearl & Silver
Men’s Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Chrono A-T Watch
Anzie Aztec Starburst Link Bracelet – Clear Topaz & Silver
Anzie Mélia Necklace – Graduated Mix – Clear Topaz & Silver
Bulova Precisionist Men’s Watch 96b131
Anzie Bouquet Ring – London Blue Topaz & Blue Drusy
Anzie Classique Round Necklace – Clear Topaz & Rose Gold
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Find something sparkly for someone special with these great holiday jewelry gifts under $500.
Anzie Boheme Beaded Necklace – Silver Flower & Fresh Water Pearl
Freida Rothman FEMME Collection “Forever” Crown Bangle
Lashbrook Ceramic and Tungsten 8mm Beveled Band
Lafonn Smoky Quartz Earrings with Clear Simulated Diamonds in Sterling Silver with Gold Plate
Freida Rothman FEMME Collection “Luxure” Double Teardrop Layer Necklace
Lafonn Amethyst Ring with Clear Simulated Diamonds in Sterling Silver with Rose Gold Plate
Seiko Le Grand Sport Men’s Alarm Chronograph Watch
Seiko Tressia Solar SUP211 Woman’s Watch
Anzie Dew Drop Collection Pear Drop Earrings – Clear Topaz & Silver
Anzie Aztec Starburst Necklace – Moonstone & Silver
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These holiday jewelry gifts are on everyone’s list—and under $200!
Anzie Dew Drop Collection Mini Round Necklace- Black Onyx & Silver
Freida Rothman COLLECTION: THE STANDARDS “Classics” Starry Night Hoop Earrings
Lafonn Blue Topaz Earrings with Clear Simulated Diamonds in Sterling Silver
Freida Rothman FEMME Collection “Forever” Open Oval Love Knot
Lafonn Peridot Pendant with Clearn Simulated Diamonds in Sterling Silver Bonded with Platinum
Freida Rothman THE STANDARDS Collection “Signature” Pave Disc Drop Earrings
Anzie Dew Drop Collection Mini Round Necklace – Blue Topaz & Silver
Freida Rothman FEMME Collection “Forever” Floral Station Bangle
Freida Rothman FEMME Collection “Forever” Star Pendant Necklace
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Make the holidays—and her face—shine bright with these top jewelry gifts for her, from brilliant diamonds to colorful precious gemstones.
Find the perfect holiday jewelry gifts for him, from classic watches to unique rings.
Bulova Men’s BVA SERIES 100 Automatic Diamond Watch
Lashbrook Cobalt Chrome 8mm Domed Band with Baseball Pattern
Jade Trau Yellow Gold Signet Rings
Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Signature Lunar Moon Phase Calendar Watch with Rose Gold Accents
Men’s Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Band
Lashbrook Titanium 10mm Domed Band with Tire Tread Pattern
Men’s Bulova Diamond Watch
Join Us for a Very Special Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show!
David Craig Jewelers will be hosting a special Heather Moore Jewelry trunk show from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. Stop in our store to work with one of our team members to create the perfect piece of Heather Moore Jewelry…for yourself or someone special. Continue reading Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show – November 22
Find The Perfect Holiday Jewelry Gifts for Everyone on Your List!
The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you’ll be giving this year. At David Craig Jewelers, we have a wide selection of Christmas and holiday jewelry gifts to choose from. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for her or him, a family member or friend, we have something for everyone on your list. You may even find an item or two to add to your own holiday wish list. Continue reading 2014 Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide – Jewelry Ideas & Suggestions
Don’t Buy Diamonds Where You Eat Your Dinner
It has recently come to our attention that some jewelers are illegally selling Forevermark diamond jewelry in local restaurants and other places of business; basically not in a jewelry store. For starters, these merchants DO NOT have a legal mercantile ID# and are therefore selling these diamonds illegally by using the restaurant location. Continue reading Be Smart About Where You Buy Diamonds
Congratulations, Jerry & Rachel!
We’d like to congratulate our clients and friends, Jerry & Rachel, on their recent engagement. Jerry proposed to his beautiful fiancée Rachel while they were away in Maine. Check out their engagement photos and Rachel’s gorgeous ring below!
Join us for an exclusive Holiday Trunk Show with Anzie Jewelry!
‘Tis the season to sparkle! Shop the entire Anzie jewelry collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings featuring brilliant, colorful gemstones. Plus, receive a free boheme bead bracelet when you spend $500 or more. Continue reading Anzie Holiday Trunk Show
Join us as we host the entire collection of Freida Rothman jewelry Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shop the entire collection of Freida Rothman sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with finishes ranging from 14K gold to platinum and black rhodium. The Fall 2014 Collection is all about texture/hammered pieces, mixed metals, bold stones, and making a statement. Find the perfect pieces to complement your style, or get a start on your holiday shopping. Take your purchases home with you that day–there’s no wait or delivery. Plus, receive a free sterling silver polishing cloth and jar of jewelry cleaner with any Freida Rothman jewelry purchase. Continue reading Freida Rothman Trunk Show
Win a Pair of Freida Rothman Earrings!
Forget the trick. David Craig Jewelers is all about the treat this Halloween. Stop by our store and guess the correct number of candy corns in the vase for your chance to win this pair of Freida Rothman earrings. Continue reading A Sweet Halloween Treat – Jewelry Giveaway
Pink Tourmaline & Rose Gold Mini Aztec Starburst Stud Earrings
These sparkling Pink Tourmaline stud earrings feature beautiful round gemstones that are surrounded by brilliant pave diamonds and set in a unique 14K Rose Gold setting. Continue reading Pink Tourmaline Stud Earrings
DAVID CRAIG JEWELERS NOMINATES PLANT A SEED FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE $10,000 GRANT FROM JEWELERS FOR CHILDREN
Join us in supporting Plant a Seed Foundation and make them one of the top ten vote-getters! Continue reading We’ve Nominated Plant a Seed Foundation for Jewelers for Children Local Grant Program
Join David Craig Jewelers for Natural Color Diamond Week!
We will be hosting a week of color at David Craig Jewelers! Come in and view a wide selection of beautiful and unique Natural Color Diamonds, Monday, October 13th through Saturday, October 18th. Continue reading Natural Color Diamond Week, October 13-18
Please Join Us for a Special In-Store Designer Shopping Event!
On Wednesday, October 1st, David Craig Jewelers will be hosting a Henderson Collection by Lecil Trunk Show, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Stop by our store to meet designer and company founder Lecil Henderson and view his collection of colorful bracelets, rings, and necklaces crafted with diamonds and fine gold. Continue reading Henderson Collection by Lecil Trunk Show
David Craig Jewelers wants you to fall in love with jewelry this season! Throughout the fall and holiday months, we’ll be hosting a variety of trunk shows and special shopping events to showcase our exquisite designer jewelry collections and diamonds, including our latest additions to the store. Continue reading Fall Events
Fall 2014 Color Trends: 10 Must-Have Jewels for the Season
The jewelry trends for fall 2014 are all about coloring your world—or at least your wardrobe. The top color trends for jewelry are based on Pantone’s Fall 2014 Fashion Color Report. The Pantone Color Institute® is the global authority on color, and this fall they’ve selected a mix of unexpected and timeless autumnal shades–from cool blues and berries to warm neutrals like brown, yellow, and steel gray. The 10 jewels below showcase the top color trends for fall 2014 and are the perfect way to transition your wardrobe into the new season. Continue reading 10 Fall Color Trends for Jewelry
ATTENTION ALL PORTUGUESE WATER DOG LOVERS!
David Craig Jewelers will be selling a variety of dog-inspired jewelry, including Anzie bracelets and pendants and Portuguese Water Dog jewelry, during a boutique shopping event at the 23rd PWDCA National Specialty in Gettysburg, PA. The 42 in Review, Boutiques & Rescue event will take place on Monday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Solve the jewelry puzzle to see our newest arrival at David Craig Jewelers!
We now carry Ritani engagement rings at David Craig Jewelers! Ritani is a high-end jewelry brand modernizing the way people purchase diamond engagement rings and jewelry. Continue reading We Now Carry Ritani Engagement Rings!
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. (It’s also the gemstone for the 16th wedding anniversary.) With a lovely olive green hue, the peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color–green. Continue reading Pretty in Peridot – August Birthstone Jewelry
Did you miss our Christmas in July jewelry sale? Don’t worry! We have a wide selection of clearance jewelry for you to shop all summer long. Our Soak Up Summer Jewelry Clearance Sale is filled with beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more from top brands, including Elle and Metalsmiths Sterling. Continue reading Soak Up Summer Jewelry Clearance Sale – Save on Rings, Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets!
July Ruby and Larkspur Birthstone Bracelet
by Symbols Birth Bangles
Celebrate your July baby with this beautiful ruby and larkspur birth bangle. Featuring the birthstone and birthflower for July, this chic and stackable bracelet can be engraved with your child’s name and/or birth date. Continue reading July Birthstone and Flower Bracelet – Ruby and Larkspur Bangle
Here’s a look at the wide selection of sterling silver jewelry from Elle and Metalsmiths Sterling that is now 50% off in our Christmas in July Sale. Which pieces are you ready to try on?
Take a peek at our latest arrivals! Our new jewelry collection features bright and colorful gemstones, including amethyst, quartz, red agate and white topaz finished in rose or yellow gold and accented with diamonds. Come try these stunning new pieces on today!
Continue reading New Arrivals: Colored Gemstone and Rose Gold Jewelry
Join us for our first-ever summer Happy Hour Special* at David Craig Jewelers! Shop at our store during Happy Hour every Monday through Friday between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm and receive $50 off your jewelry purchase of $150 or more, plus a free ELLE tote bag with your purchase—it’s perfect for toting your favorite snacks, accessories and magazines to the beach! Continue reading Join Us For Our Happy Hour Jewelry Special – $50 Off Jewelry Purchases over $150
Have a charming summer! These fun and festive charms are reminiscent of all our favorite summertime pastimes and memories. How will you remember your summer?
It’s Christmas in July at David Craig Jewelers!
Shop our Christmas in July Jewelry Sale and stock up on sparkle for summer. We have a wide selection of earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more—all marked 50% off! Quantities are limited, so stop by soon…before they’re all gone! And be sure to join us for Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to score even more great deals–and a free gift!
Summer Jewelry Essentials
Summer is finally here and with temperatures on the rise, it’s time to show off the hottest jewelry looks for summer. We’ve put together our list of seven jewelry essentials that are on trend for the season and that will play up any summer outfit. Let us know which one is your favorite! Continue reading 7 Hot Jewelry Looks for Summer
We’re almost to 1,000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook! We’re so grateful for our 994 wonderful Facebook friends and we’re excited to be just six Likes away from reaching 1,000! To celebrate this major Facebook milestone, we’re making it into a fun giveaway. Our goal is to reach 1,000 ‘Likes’ by Friday (6/20). If we reach our goal, five lucky and loyal Facebook friends will receive a gift certificate for $50 off a jewelry purchase of $150 or more. Help us reach our goal and you could be one of the lucky winners!
Enter the Jewelers of America Ultimate Proposal Contest for a chance to win $5,000 in Platinum jewelry from our store!
Continue reading Jewelers of America Ultimate Proposal Contest – You Could Win $5,000 in Platinum Jewelry From Our Store
LAFONN STERLING SILVER HAMSA NECKLACE WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA AND LAB GROWN RUBY
Unique and fashionable, this platinum-bonded sterling silver necklace features a “Hamsa” symbol accented with simulated diamonds (cubic zirconia) and a lab grown ruby. Many cultures believe that the hand brings abundance and good fortune.
Continue reading DAZZLING DEAL: Lafonn Hamsa Necklace with Cubic Zirconia and Lab Grown Ruby
FREIDA ROTHMAN MIXED METAL NECKLACE WITH HAMMERED SHIELD PENDANT
Gold and black are beautifully combined in this hammered pendant necklace which features a double 14K gold chain. Cubic zirconia accents provide the finishing touch to this elegant day-to-night design. Continue reading DAZZLING DEAL: Freida Rothman Mixed Metal Hammered Shield Pendant Necklace
FREDIA ROTHMAN 14K GOLD & BLACK RHODIUM-PLATED STERLING SILVER OPEN CUFF BRACELET WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA
Make a statement with this geometric open cuff bracelet, featuring a sterling silver base and finished with 14K gold. Hints of black rhodium and sparkling cubic zirconia stones give this bracelet its modern, chic edge.
Continue reading DAZZLING DEAL: Freida Rothman 14K Gold & Black Rhodium Open Cuff Bracelet
ELLE SHADES OF GREY COLLECTION GREY PEARL AND SWISS BLUE TOPAZ NECKLACE
A dangling grey pearl pendant and beautiful Swiss blue topaz gems hang from a high polish sterling silver chain in this simply gorgeous necklace. Continue reading DAZZLING DEAL: ELLE Grey Pearl & Swiss Blue Topaz Necklace
ANZIE SPRING PREVIEW TRUNK SHOW
Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd for an exclusive Mother’s Day shopping event with Anzie Jewelry! Continue reading ANZIE Spring Preview Trunk Show at David Craig Jewelers
This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you care with a beautiful gift from David Craig Jewelers. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, wife, grandmother, or daughter, we have a variety of great jewelry gifts for the special Mom in your life. From personalized jewelry to birthstone bangles to pretty pearl earrings, our Mother’s Day Gift Guide can help you find the perfect gift for Mom. Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide – The Perfect Jewelry Gifts for Mom
Please join us for a fun and exciting shopping event. David Craig Jewelers will be hosting a Heather B. Moore Spring Trunk Show on Saturday, April 26th—just in time for Mother’s Day! Continue reading Join us for a Heather B. Moore Spring Trunk Show on Saturday, April 26th
April Diamond and Daisy Birthstone Bracelet
by Symbols Birth Bangles
This beautiful April birth bangle combines diamonds and daisies in a chic and stackable bracelet that can be engraved with your child’s name and/or birth date. Continue reading April Birthstone and Flower Bracelet – Diamond and Daisy Bangle
Round Halo Diamond Bracelet
by Natalie K for for Forevermark®
This elegant white gold diamond bracelet, from Natalie K for Forvermark®, features 4.48 carats of round Forevermark diamonds that are set inside diamond halos made of 1.68 carats of round side diamonds. Continue reading Jewelry Spotlight: Round Halo Diamond Bracelet
Mother’s Day is almost here, and what better way to celebrate the most special girl in your life than with the Heather Moore Jewelry “Woman of the Year” Photo and Story Sharing Sweepstakes. Continue reading Enter The Heather B. Moore Jewelry “Woman of the Year” Photo and Story Sharing Sweepstakes!
There is always something fun and exciting happening at David Craig. Look forward to the newest addition to our lineup, Freida Rothman Jewelry, to arrive in April!
Continue reading COMING SOON TO DAVID CRAIG: FREIDA ROTHMAN JEWELRY!
Browse a selection of earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more from our winter clearance sale. All items are 50% off.
Quantities are limited…so hurry in now!
1. SKINNY STACKS
Delicate, feminine bangles in silver, white, yellow and rose gold add the perfect touch of style and grace to any warm-weather outfit.
Clockwise from left: From Pear Shaped Duet Cuffs in 18K Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, and 18K White Gold; Round Duet Cuff set in 18K yellow gold; Vintage Prong Cuff set in 18K White Gold; Halo Cuff in Rose Gold; Halo Cuff in 18K White Gold. Continue reading 7 Jewelry Must Haves for Spring and Summer – Jewelry Style Guide
Description: March Birth Bangle
Birthstone – Aquamarine
Birth Flower – Daffodils
Available exclusively at David Craig Jewelers, this beautiful March Birth Bangle combines Aquamarine and Daffodils in a stylish and stackable bracelet, that also makes a great birthday gift. Continue reading March Birthstone and Flower Bangle – Aquamarine and Daffodil Bracelet
Spring has sprung, and for many, that means it’s time for some heavy-duty cleaning. While your spring cleaning checklist may involve cleaning the house from top to bottom and inside and out, or going through your closet and getting rid of old, outdated, and overworn (or never worn!) clothing, don’t forget to add your jewelry to your spring cleaning list.
As you wear your jewelry, dirt, oils, makeup, and other substances can build up on the surface and stone, dulling your jewelry’s appearance and sparkle. Bring your fine jewelry in to David Craig Jewelers any day for our free jewelry cleaning and inspection service. Continue reading Renew Your Bling for Spring with Free Jewelry Cleanings at David Craig
Make your watch shine like new with a professional cleaning at David Craig Jewelers!
When was the last time your timepiece had a nice professional cleaning and was polished to look like new?
Over time, your watch can develop scratches, the seals may start to crack, the battery may weaken, and lubrication can break down. To keep your timepiece in pristine condition and ensure optimal performance, it’s recommended to have your watch cleaned and serviced every 3 – 4 years. Continue reading Spring Cleaning Special: $25 Watch Cleaning
Join our Photo Caption Contest on Facebook for a chance to win this beautiful sterling silver necklace! Come up with a catchy caption for this necklace and write it in the comments section of our post on Facebook. Then tell all your friends to like your comment. The caption with the most likes wins! Continue reading Photo Caption Contest – FREE Jewelry Giveaway
I’ve been working with David ever since my son Joseph was in the third grade. Joseph told David that I could really make those diamonds sparkle with my camera, and he hired me right then and there. We love David’s products so much that my son just went to him to purchase his wedding bands! Continue reading Dawn Deppi and David
David Craig Jewelers is Your One-Stop Shop for Valentine’s Day
David Craig Jewelers has everything you need to show your sweetheart how much you love her this Valentine’s Day. When you purchase a beautiful piece of jewelry for your special someone, you’ll receive these FREE gifts:
- Spend $100 and get a certificate for $100 Diamond Dollars to be used toward any future diamond purchase of $200 or more. (Diamond Dollars expire December 31, 2014.)
- Spend between $100 and $250 and receive $100 Diamond Dollars, a Valentine’s Day card, and a rose.
- Spend over $250 and receive $100 Diamond Dollars, a Valentine’s Day card, a rose, plus a box of chocolates! Continue reading Sweet Valentine’s Day Deals
Shop Our Collection of Pearl Earrings and Rings, Now 50% Off!
Mabe Pearl Earrings and Ring
15mm Mabe Pearl Earrings with 8 Round Diamonds in a 14K Yellow Gold Swirl Frame.
15mm Mabe Pearl Ring with 8 Round Diamonds in a 14K Yellow Gold Swirl Frame
Sale: $995.00 Continue reading Pearl Jewelry Sets – Sale
This stunning round halo three stone engagement ring features Forevermark diamonds set in 18K white gold. Imagine the look on her face when you get down on one knee and present this ring to her. Continue reading Round Halo Three Stone Engagement Ring
This gorgeous pair of Mabe Pearl earrings are a statement in bold feminine style.
Emerald and Diamond Looped Bow Stud Earrings