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  1. 5 Easy Tips to Plan Your Holiday Proposal Now


    With holiday lights all around, a slight chill in the air, and family near, we think December is a wonderful month for a surprise proposal! Right now is the perfect time to begin planning your holiday proposal at any one of Clearwater ‘s beautiful places to get engaged.

    Here are our top tips for planning your holiday proposal now:

    1.     Find her engagement ring style.

    Look at the jewelry she already wears. Does she wear minimal jewelry, or does she layer on her favorite pieces? Does she love the simplicity of a diamond, or is her jewelry box full of different colors?

    It’s also a great idea to ask trusted friends and family members. It is likely that she has mentioned different styles she prefers— and maybe even some she doesn’t!


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    2.     Explore different engagement ring styles.

    While your engagement ring turnaround time might be quick, it’s always better to begin your search early in case you want a custom piece or decide to include existing jewelry in your design.

    While you might have an idea of what you like, seeing and feeling different designs might point you in a whole new direction!


    3.     Scope out the specifics.

    With at least an idea of your engagement ring in mind, now it’s time to scope out the specifics of your holiday proposal.

    The place— Clearwater has beautiful landmarks ready for a romantic holiday proposal! We recommend considering Pier 60, Sand Key Beach and Bon Appétit’s Waterside Table for Two Dinner for your perfect proposal.

    The time— Are there events over the holiday season where loved ones will be near? Even if you don’t want to propose in front of others, you might enjoy having them near to celebrate with after!

    We would love to help you plan your holiday proposal! Browse our engagement rings online here, or stop by and see us to see and feel our engagement rings in person!

  2. Jewelry for Him from GDS

    Celebrating Him is just as important and treasuring Her!

    Today’s men are sophisticated, stylish and elegant and there is no better gift than jewelry for him. Here are just a few reasons to think about jewelry the next time you are shopping for your man.

    Jewelry is Intrinsically Valuable

    We all love the way jewelry looks but it also has real value that stands the test of time. Unlike electronics or clothes of a thousand other things-when you give a gift of fine jewelry to a man, he will still have it in 2O years and this means a lot!

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    14KT Gold Figaro Link Bracelet

    Men’s Jewelry is a Unique Expression of His Individuality

    In a world filled with mass produced everything it becomes very difficult to separate your sense of style from the pack. Men’s jewelry is one way to do this. Adding a pair of cufflinks for example is like adding a breath of fresh- air to a beautiful suit. Stylish men’s dressing is all about the details and cufflinks or a tie clip allow a man to make a suit his own.

    Gold cuff links for him

    Round Diamond Brushed Cufflinks

    Gems & Minerals are Just Fun

    About 90% of geologists and rock collectors are men. This is because gems and minerals are both fun and interesting. Geology is an artful blend of physics, chemistry and history. Precious and semi-precious stones are the kings of geology. Men can wear larger stones than a woman and they look absolutely fabulous. If your man loves rocks, it’s time to introduce him to Jewelry and the wonderful diversity of gems that are available in jewelry designs for men. This is an amazing world and GDS located in Clearwater, FL invites you to come into the store and explore!

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    Lapis Tie Tack

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  3. Gay Marriage in Florida: Picking the Perfect Rings

    Finally, the ruling banning gay marriage in the state of Florida has been overturned, allowing same-sex couples to get married and enjoy the same rights as straight couples. From 5th January 2015, gay couples can now legally say ‘I do’ and cement their love for one another with a wedding ceremony.

    It’s big news for the state. As Nadine Smith, CEO for Equality Florida says, ‘Florida is ready for the freedom to marry.’

    Wedding Bands: Picking the Perfect Rings for You and Your Partner
    If you’re about to get married to your partner, it’s likely that you’ve been thinking about what rings to wear. Traditionally, wedding rings tended to be a simple gold band for the man and a diamond band for the lady. However, more couples, both gay and straight, are eager to break with convention, and pick rings that select their unique personality and special relationship.

    Things to Consider When Selecting Rings
    Do you want matching, or different? It’s a nice touch to get identical rings. It carries a powerful symbol of your love, reflected in the other. However, whilst this may appeal to some couples, others may feel restricted on choice. It’s perfectly acceptable to choose completely different designs; but it’s a nice idea to select rings that complement one another in some way; even if it’s just having matching engraving on the inside.

    Big and bold, or small and subtle? This is very much down to personal preference, and we recommend that you visit your local diamond and gold store and try them on, to see which looks best. Remember that your ring needs to last over the years. Large, smooth surfaces are more prone to scratching, so might not be suitable if you do a job that involves manual work.

    To sparkle or not to sparkle? There’s no doubt that diamonds are a great way of grabbing attention, with their natural dazzle and shine. However, not everyone wants a wedding band encrusted with diamonds. If you want to enjoy a bit of sparkle on a more subtle level, select a band with minimal diamond detail; to enjoy the best of both worlds.

    Get Inspired at the Gold and Diamond Source
    The best way to choose your wedding rings is, of course, to see them and to try them on! Pay us a visit to the Gold and Diamond Source in Clearwater, Florida, and our team will help you discover the perfect ring for your big day.

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