1625536_10152907247309171_7229920810896636072_nThe newest trend right now in jewelry is the two-stone Diamond Ring. It usually features two prominent stones in the center, occasionally with smaller diamonds highlighting the design.  One center stone represents the love of your life, the other represents your best friend. This is a beautiful and romantic idea. But believe it or not, it is not an original idea.

 

 

 

 

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The ring that a young Napoleon gave to Josephine for their engagement in 1776

Two stone rings have been popular for centuries, the most famous of which is the Engagement Ring that Napoleon Bonaparte gave his first wife Josephine.

The golden ring is in an 18th century setting called “toi et moi,” “You and Me,” with opposing tear-shaped jewels — a blue sapphire and a diamond. The carat weight of the two gems is little less than a carat each. The ring may seem unimpressive considering the names attached to it are an emperor and empress, but it actually illustrates Napoleon’s passion for his future queen.

“At the time Napoleon was a young and promising officer, but he was not rich.  He must have broken his wallet to buy this quality ring,” Osenat auction house (where Napoleon’s ring fetched over $1,000,000) expert Jean-Christophe Chataignier said.

 

 

 

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18 Karat Estate Diamond Ring from circa 1940

 

 

This jewelry trend remained extremely prominent until the late 1940’s. Estate jewelry from the Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco periods frequently features 2 prominent stones.

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom Created 2-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring March 2015

qaloNew Year, New You! This is the most popular time of year to get healthy and get in shape, but this is also the worst time of year for your valuable jewelry. Necklaces and Earrings get lost in the locker room, chains break, and rings get damaged when you lift weights.  The best advice we at Comeau Jewelry can give you about the gym and your jewelry is that they don’t mix.

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Keep your valuable jewelry at home in a safe place. If you choose to wear a ring at the gym, it is a CERTAINTY that metal Engagement Rings, and Wedding Bands will become damaged.

 

 

 

We have a soluqalo3tion for you. We carry the exciting new brand Qalo Rings: http://qalo.com/. In both of our locations, at 1936 S Rangeline Road Suite E in Joplin MO, and at 200 E Centennial Drive Suite 8 in Pittsburg, Kansas. They are made from sturdy rubber, they come in a variety of colors and widths, and are made for both men and women. Whether you are into Crossfit, Farming, or just like to live life on the edge, these rings are perfect for you. We carry a wide variety of sizes readily in stock, but if there is a certain color or width that you desire we can order them in for you to try on within a week. Men’s Rings start at $20, and Women’s Rings start at $17.