Friday, July 29, 2016

Is Marriage Losing Its Appeal in America?

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:45 PM in Precision Set (22)

A Pew Research Center survey showed that only half of adult Americans are married, a significant slide since 1960 when married couples were at 70%. However, it doesn’t mean 50% are single; the trend it seems is cohabitation, when two people live together outside of marriage. Add to the latest legal rulings in the country favoring same-sex unions, marrying couples—as we know it traditionally between a man and a woman—are expected to get far and fewer in between. And as the divorce rate continues to rise or remain high, marriage in America seems in trouble. But it shouldn’t really affect society much. After all, Americans are still looking for a special someone to live with and raise a family; it’s just the traditional framework is being modified. So, we can expect couples will still be exchanging engagement rings like Precision Set, or even wedding rings, however they interpret one is.
Precision Set is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Pandora charm

Posted by Keller & George at 9:50:00 AM in Pandora Jewelry (22)

One of the reasons why Pandora is popular is because you can collect and create charm bracelets that are not only luxurious, but they embody memories or meanings that matter to you. It can be a bracelet of charms that depict your travels abroad across your lifetime. It can also be a set of charms that symbolize important dates in your life: wedding, birth, anniversary, graduation, etc. Or, the Pandora charm bracelet can carry a theme that reflects your personality. For example, nature and animals for the nature lover, or multicolored beads for the artist. It’s easy to start a Pandora charm bracelet. Just buy a bracelet then start browsing over the different charm collections by theme, characteristics, and popularity. You can add one charm over time instead of populating the bracelet with charms all at once.
Pandora is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Lockets as nostalgic gift idea—why not?

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Monica Rich Kossan (7)

Want a unique jewelry gift idea? Well, the ‘idea’ isn’t really new, but for a long time, people have forgotten the practice of giving a locket as a special gift for a loved one. Giving lockets used to be in fashion during the previous centuries, but it has since been overtaken by other means to keep one’s memories such as albums and picture frames. Still, lockets keep a nostalgic air to them, lending to the recipient a kind of sophistication and taste. So, go give a locket to someone you care. No need to search for an antique shop to get one; Monica Rich Kossan has a range of fashionable lockets from the traditional to the contemporary. You can choose the material from yellow gold to sterling silver and to black ceramic.
Monica Rich Kossan is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Pearl jewelry for weddings

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (29)

Most brides prefer diamond jewelry for their weddings, but, in truth, pearl jewelry is a better match to the elegance, timeliness, and purity white of bridal gown and accessories. Exclusive pearls like Mikimoto are unblemished, smooth, elegant, and have this mysterious air to them, which make them an ideal bridal accessory. We talk about purity, classic, and beauty in weddings, and those are the exact traits of pearls. On the contrary, diamonds can be lavish, opulent, and embarrassingly proud, which can ruin the wedding’s spiritual sanctity. Pearl jewelry is also flexible. Necklaces can be single or multi-layered strands, while earrings can be solo pearl, or two-drops, or even accented with precious metal. For a little fancy style, you can opt for black or pink pearls, either which perfectly complements the white gown.
Mikimoto is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Marriage of two art signatures

Posted by Keller & George at 1:00:00 AM in Michael Aram (1)

You know a signature brand is well renowned when another signature brand wants to marry it. That’s what happened when the New Jersey-based tile and stone manufacturer, Artistic Tile, partnered with Michael Aram, an icon in homeware and decorative collections. Artistic Tile, a staple in high-end residential interior design, wants to incorporate Michael Aram’s motifs and designs in its tile prints. This is good news for Aram collectors—now they can extend the homeware’s themes to their dining room’s floors and walls. Initially, Artistic Tile will use Aram’s more popular collections, such as, Molten, Botanical Leaf, and Gotham to manufacture aesthetic ceramic tiles and liners. “For the launch, I chose to use existing motifs from my collections so that the aesthetic connection would be strong,” Aram said.
Michael Aram is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.


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