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Make your Valentine's Day Special January 23, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the search for a special gift. Instead of bouncing around from store to store, your search can end with one stop at Le Vive Jewelry. Among our wide selection of jewelry, we have so many gifts that can make your Valentine’s Day a special one. Le Vive Jewelry is a family owned and operated Riverside Jeweler that has been proudly servicing the community for more than 20 years.

Free Trukish Earrings

 

We know how important Valentine’s Day is and we also know the importance of value. That is why we are rolling out store wide savings so that when you say ‘I love you’ this year; it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. As an added bonus, any purchase of $100 or more gets you a unique set of Turkish earrings. No matter what you buy, these beautiful earrings can make a great accompaniment to your gift.

 

You can also say ‘I love you’ with your choice of one of our 24 karat gold roses. These are actual roses that are treated to last forever and then dipped into in 24 karat gold. Why settle for a rose that will wither and die when you can give one that will last a lifetime! A rose like this will allow your sweetheart to remember that special day forever.

Le Vive Jewelry does not just cater to women. We also carry special Valentine’s Day gifts for men. His special gift could be found among our wide array of men’s jewelry or men’s watches. The gift of time would be just another special way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day. And women can still take advantage of our free Turkish earrings when you purchase something for your sweetheart of $100 or more. Buying for him still means there’s something in it for you!

Our staff can also customize jewelry if you are looking for that little something extra to make your gift a little more special. It is just one of the many reasons why your Valentine’s Day shopping can begin and end at Le Vive Jewelry. Valentine’s Day is a special time of the year, a time when so many of us say ‘I love you’ in so many ways. Le Vive Jewelry can provide you with a special way to say those three fateful words.

This year, your Valentine’s Day shopping can be made easy, affordable and extra special with one visit to Le Vive Jewelry.

 

Sincerely,

Mohammad H Alnajafi

Owner of Le Vive Jewelry

Please feel free to browse our website. We are confident that you will love our products. We offer FREE shipping for all orders over $150! Take advantage of these big savings today!


How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Skin Tone August 12, 2014

Have you ever considered how well her purse goes with what she is wearing? Or how distinguished he looks with the tie he chose to sport with that brown jacket? In our previous color coordination article, we covered the details of matching the colors of your clothes with your jewelry. It is also important to consider what jewelry colors work best with your skin tone and complexion. In this article we will help you identify which skin tone you have and what jewelry might stand out best! First, let's determine your skin tone.

Jewelry for Cool Skin Tones

Have you ever been described as hot-headed? Well what about cool-toned? This is how you will know if you have Cool Skin Tone:

    1. Under natural sunlight, do your veins appear purple or blue?
    2. Do you sunburn easily?
    3. Is it difficult to tan?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, that means you most likely have a pink/rosy-red undertone, and you have Cool Skin Tone.

Now let’s look at what that means for your jewelry options. Cool Skin Tones individuals can, and look best wearing:

    • Silver, Platinum, and White Gold metals and even Rose Gold looks great!
    • For Gemstones; bright colors like white, pink, blue, purple, and green hues will stand out best!

  • Note: Skin tone is not the same as skin color. It is possible to have dark colored skin and a cool skin-tone. Likewise, it is also possible to have light colored skin and a warm skin-tone.

Jewelry for Warm Skin Tones

If you didn’t quite fit in with the above questions, then perhaps you are slightly warmer than cool. This is how you know if you have Warm Skin Tone:

    1. Under natural sunlight, do your veins appear green with yellow/olive undertones?
    2. Do you rarely ever burn underneath the sun?
    3. Is it easy for you to tan when laying out on a summer day?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, that means you have a Warm Skin Tone, and you will look best in:

  • Warm colored metals such as; Yellow Gold, Copper, and Bronze. Which are often your best friend!
  • Earth-toned gemstones work best! Red, Orange, Gold, Yellow, Brown and other deep colored hues are stunning!

Jewelry for Neutral Skin Tones

If you didn’t match up with either of the above questions, then you likely fall right in the middle and have more of a Neutral Skin Tone. Neutral Skin Tones fall between both Cool and Warm categories. You range between olive colored skin and pink skin. There is no obvious overtone of any colors, making it easy for you to match with a wider range of colored clothes and jewelry.

For those of you who are lucky enough to have a Neutral Skin Tone, experiment! Try warm gemstones set in a cool metal, mix and match your color combinations in gemstones and in metals as well! Try wearing tri-colored pieces that combine yellow, white, and rose gold.

Of course, when purchasing jewelry it always comes down to personal preferences. Cool toned people can absolutely wear warm gemstones and metals; and warm toned individuals can wear cool colored gemstones, silver, and white gold jewelry and look equally fabulous! There are many factors to consider such as hair color, eye color and even the shape of your face. Ultimately the best way to find out what looks best, is to try it on.

Not sure what color best suits you?

Le Vive Jewelry is happy to help!

Le Vive Jewelry in the Riverside Plaza has a wide variety of gemstones jewelry set in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and silver. Let us help you find the perfect jewelry piece for you!


Make your Valentine’s Day Special July 31, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the search for a special gift. Instead of bouncing around from store to store, your search can end with one stop at Le Vive Jewelry. Among our wide selection of jewelry, we have so many gifts that can make your Valentine’s Day a special one. Le Vive Jewelry is a family owned and operated Riverside Jeweler that has been proudly servicing the community for more than 16 years.

Free Trukish Earrings

 

We know how important Valentine’s Day is and we also know the importance of value. That is why we are rolling out store wide savings so that when you say ‘I love you’ this year; it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. As an added bonus, any purchase of $50 or more gets you a unique set of Turkish earrings. No matter what you buy, these beautiful earrings can make a great accompaniment to your gift.

 

You can also say ‘I love you’ with your choice of one of our 24 karat gold roses. These are actual roses that are treated to last forever and then dipped into in 24 karat gold. Why settle for a rose that will wither and die when you can give one that will last a lifetime! A rose like this will allow your sweetheart to remember that special day forever.

Le Vive Jewelry does not just cater to women. We also carry special Valentine’s Day gifts for men. His special gift could be found among our wide array of men’s jewelry or men’s watches. The gift of time would be just another special way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day. And women can still take advantage of our free Turkish earrings when you purchase something for your sweetheart of $50 or more. Buying for him still means there’s something in it for you!

Our staff can also customize jewelry if you are looking for that little something extra to make your gift a little more special. It is just one of the many reasons why your Valentine’s Day shopping can begin and end at Le Vive Jewelry. Valentine’s Day is a special time of the year, a time when so many of us say ‘I love you’ in so many ways. Le Vive Jewelry can provide you with a special way to say those three fateful words.

This year, your Valentine’s Day shopping can be made easy, affordable and extra special with one visit to Le Vive Jewelry.

 

Sincerely,

Mohammad H Alnajafi

Owner of Le Vive Jewelry

Please feel free to browse our website. We are confident that you will love our products. We offer FREE shipping for all orders over $150! Take advantage of these big savings today!


Custom Jewelry is the Perfect Holiday Gift December 04, 2013

The Perfect Holiday Gift – Custom Jewelry for a Lifetime of Memories

The holiday season is a special time of the year in which gifts are exchanged and smiles are shared. It is a once-a-year opportunity to give special gifts to your family and friends. Presents with a little extra personal touch always wind up meaning a little more. It is presents like those that bring out wide smiles.

This year, Le Vive Jewelry can make smiles shine with a unique kind of holiday present unlike any other. We offer custom-made jewelry in which you help with the design. At Le Vive Jewelry, we count on our customers to put their own touch on our custom-made jewelry. When you decide to go with Le Vive Jewelry, it involves more than just a quick stop at the mall. It is an exciting experience that allows you to design your very own gift. What better way to say happy holidays than with a custom-made piece of jewelry designed by your own hand.

Le Vive Jewelry invites you to come down to our store and let us help you get started. Once you make an appointment, we’ll invite you to visit us with your personal sketches, pictures and any other items you are looking to incorporate into your jewelry. That can include loose stones, pieces of gold and platinum, or anything else with special meaning. A design specialist will then help you decide on the exact look of your custom-made jewelry. Before you even get started, we will offer you a price quote as we strive to provide very affordable rates on these truly unique gifts.

Le Vive Jewelery will also offer free advice from our master jeweler who will actually produce your own custom-made jewelry with expert precision. But it will be you who inspire the design of your jewelry. You will be involved in the entire process from beginning to end. And whatever design you choose, it will include a personal piece of you.

Your custom jewelry can take as little as two weeks to finish up and be ready right in time for the holidays. Why waste time browsing aimlessly from aisle to aisle? You don’t have to worry about running from store to store in search of the perfect gift any longer. Give a gift directly from you with tour own personal touch. Le Vive Jewelry is ready to help make your holiday a happy one with a custom-made gift that you can’t buy anywhere else.

Sincerely,

Mohammad H Alnajafi

Owner of Le Vive Jewelry


Keeping your Jewelry Current & Healthy November 11, 2013

Before we get into the details of what you should do with your existing jewelry, we’d like to go over the value and meaning of jewelry and its significance.

Importance of Jewelry in our Society

Jewelry is an accessory that not only adds oomph to your attire, but also has monetary while it can associate one with specific ethnic, religious or social affiliation. Jewelry offers stunning elegance, which brings glamour our lives, and is oftentimes cherished from generation to the next.  However, like any ornament, jewelry can go out of style or becomes dull and worn out overtime.  Since jewelry holds value and has sentimental meaning, you cannot simply throw out existing jewelry.  So what do you do with your old jewelry that you are tired of?    

 

 

To solve this dilemma, you no longer need to leave your earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings tucked away; Le Vive’s skilled team of master jewelers can help you breathe new life into your pieces.  Le Vive Jewelry offers on-site jewelry repairs, restoration and restyling. 

 

Resizing your Ring and Jewelry

resizing your ring, riverside, ca

If you are considering resizing your ring or your wedding band, you’re naturally going to want to go to a place that is trustworthy.  We offer a few tips to provide more light on what you should be looking for in a Riverside Jeweler.  
1) You will want to make sure that they add exact same metal and same Karat, to your ring if you are planning to go up in size.  
2) Additionally, you will want to ensure that the jeweler simply doesn’t stretch out the ring.

Apart from rings, bracelets and chains can also be resized too. You can also bring your pearl strands for re-strung or to be resized, or re-styled say change long ones into fashionable short ones with matching bracelets!  Le Vive’s master jewelers are true artists and can recreate your existing jewelry into masterpieces.   

 

Regular Jewelry Maintenance

Le Vive Jewelry recommends annual examination for all pieces of jewelry at least once a year. This will include through cleaning, stone checking if any is loose, prongs wear and tear, and more. Daily wear and tear on your rings, bracelets and necklaces can diminish the beauty of your jewelry and cause a loss in their elegance.  Lack of maintenance can also cause you to lose the diamonds or any other precious stones set in your jewelry.  We highly recommend regular re-tipping of prongs, cleaning and polishing.  We offer free jewelry inspection and cleaning, simply visit Le Vive Jewelry in Riverside, and let us know how we can be of service to you.   

 

When to Upgrade your Ring and other Jewelry

While your ring can be in great condition, you may be become tired of the look.  Instead of leaving your old ring in the jewelry box; simply upgrade it with us!  We’ll re-create the look of your jewelry piece into something you’ll want to wear every day!   

Le Vive offers a wide array of loose diamonds and colored gemstones in unique shapes, sizes and styles for you to choose from.  Just upgrading the stones of your ring or other jewelry pieces will give your jewelry pieces a complete new look.  When you do this, you can also have your old stone remounted on another setting.  Moreover, Le Vive’s professional jewelers can also use existing stones to custom design an entirely new piece of jewelry so that you are getting exactly what you are looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Restoration

Do you have inherited jewelry, but simply haven’t worn it because it’s worn out or damaged?  If you want to restore your rings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants, you’re in good hands with Le Vive.  We can restore your damaged jewelry to its former glory. Our on-site master jeweler and design teams pay attention to the most intricate details when restoring old jewelry pieces.  When we do so, it is going to be just as good as original (or even better)!  In the cases where damage is too severe for restoration, damaged diamonds or gemstones can be polished and re-cut or replaced.     

 

Restyling Jewelry

Jewelry is typically used as heirlooms which are passed on by inheritance in almost all families regardless of cultural background.  It is one of the most prized possessions and many young people nowadays prefer to use their grandparent’s jewelry to signify their marriages or to add a sentimental value to any esteemed relation.  However, there are times when one may feel that the family heirloom is just a tad out of date for their liking. In that case, Le Vive Jewelry of Riverside offers a cost effective way to restyling and update your jewelry, while preserving its sentimental value.  You have many options, you can use the ring’s stones and set it in a necklace or the ring can be converted into a stunning pair of earrings. 

 

Additionally, our professional jewelers can customize your old pieces to make exactly what you are looking for.  Just bring in a drawing or come by and we can work on the style and look with you.

 

 

 

 

Rhodium Plating

Most young people prefer white gold to the traditional yellow gold nowadays. However, a true white gold appearance is achieved only via Rhodium Plating.
Le Vive Jewelry offers on-site rhodium plating services for all your yellow gold jewelry and your dull white gold jewelry.  We polish your white gold to make it look more elegant and beautiful. With our rhodium plating services, you can benefit from a free polishing service to add that extra shine to your precious jewelry.
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Trading in and Selling your Jewelry (Gold, Platinum and Diamonds)

If you think that restoring, restyling and re-plating cannot satisfy your needs, you can simply trade in your jewelry for new piece at Le Vive Jewelry. You can earn at least 10% more when you use your own gold or diamonds for the new purchase. We buy gold based on the per gram rate of the day. You will not find prices that are more competitive for your 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k or 24k gold anywhere else. You can also sell us all shapes and sized of diamonds and estate jewelry pieces. To ensure your trust in us, Le Vive Jewelry has all their scales registered and tested by the County of Riverside.

 

Your Trusted Riverside Jeweler

Le Vive has built its name as a trusted Riverside Jeweler in our local area, because of the referrals we receive. We have long-term customers that continue to come back to us, because of the value we offer to them. It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we thank ALL those individuals who referred new customers to us over the years. There is nothing more rewarding than getting referrals. This tells us that we are doing something right. Please feel free to browse our online catalog to see for yourself. We are confident that you will love our products. Don't forget to visit us frequently for deals, discounts, and promotions. We offer FREE shipping for all orders over $150! Take advantage of these big savings today!  Experience convenient Online Shopping and great On-Site Services at its best with Le Vive Jewelry!


Choosing Between White Gold and Platinum September 17, 2013

What’s popular with engagement and wedding bands

White is still the most preferred color for metals when people are looking for jewelry. Especially when it comes to engagement rings and wedding bands; platinum and white gold are the most obvious metal choices.

Gold and platinum are rare and precious metals that are very suitable to making jewelry. They have always been associated with wealth and luxury. Both are given the term “Noble Metal” because of their resistance to rust, corrosion, and to most chemical reaction.

History of Gold (Yellow & White) and Platinum

From prehistoric times; gold has been mined and used by people in many civilizations. It has such an attractive yellow color that has captivated the dreams and imagination of people for millennia; it is the universal sign of wealth, and still plays a very important role as a financial medium. Gold is found in nature in almost pure form; it is relatively easy to mine, melt, and process into coins and jewelry.

As a substitute for yellow gold, white gold is made by adding alloys, such as platinum or zinc, to yellow gold. White gold was created in the 1920’s and has gained popularity especially for making engagement and wedding rings. White gold rings compliment gems of different colors and make the appearance of the rings very eye-catching.

Because of the high density and malleability of gold; it is easy to shape it into thin and workable wires and plates. Although; in its pure form it can be used to make some type of jewelry; gold is mostly used as an alloy with other metals (typically 58% pure in 14 karat gold, and 75% pure in 18 karat gold). The reason for alloying gold is to make it more workable and durable; and also to give it different colors. Therefore; jewelry can be made in yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold depending on the other metals used in the alloy.

Platinum is a relatively new element. This beautiful noble metal was discovered less than three hundred years ago, and the process to use it in jewelry was perfected in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is such an extremely rare metal; that it was calculated that all the platinum that has ever been mined in the world (about 180 million troy ounce), would fit in a cube twenty feet on each side.

The density and malleability of platinum is even higher than that of gold. It is used in jewelry in an almost pure alloy (typically 90% or 95% pure). Platinum gained a reputation of exclusivity because of its rarity, high price, and purity. Since the style and fashion of the time was to use only white metal in the making of diamond jewelry; the beginning of the twentieth century saw platinum being offered by the famous luxury jewelry brands (like Tiffany and Cartier).

New Metals and Mixes for Jewelry

When the Second World War came, there was a lot of rationing for metals that were needed for the war effort. The government restricted the use of platinum except for the military industry purpose. That restriction led the jewelry industry to search for an alternative to platinum that will fill the gap in the demand for precious white metal. The industry succeeded in developing the alloy mix and the technique of making white gold. Basically; the alloy or mix needed to produce white gold is a combination of nickel, palladium, and silver in various percentages depending on the type of jewelry and the method of manufacturing.

During the 1980’s, platinum gradually came back and stayed side by side with white gold in the jewelers’ showcases. By then the styles has changed, and for the next thirty years, yellow gold was the popular choice for the type and color of metal being used in making jewelry. In the 1990’s; there was another shift in the styles, and the appetite for white metals came back strongly. Both white gold and platinum became very popular again, and this trend is continuing especially in wedding rings.

The preference between these two metals remains mostly personal, because each has its own appeal and advantage. The advantage for white gold, it is more readily available, the selection of jewelry made in 10 kt, 14 kt, or 18 kt white gold is wider in general and more so in the very important category of bridal rings and wedding bands. White gold jewelry is noticeably less expensive, and it is easier to repair and resize.

The only problem with white gold is it is not really white, it is yellowish-white. It does require periodical maintenance of polish and rhodium finish in order to keep it white and shinny. The rhodium finish process is relatively inexpensive, and can be done by many jewelers in a short time.

On the other hand; platinum has the advantage of exclusivity, and being a status symbol. And because of its high density, it does not wear down or thin out with time. Since platinum is a natural white metal, platinum jewelry does not need the periodical rhodium plating that white gold jewelry needs.

However, even though platinum is very dense and doesn’t wear down; it is easy to dent and scratch and become dull faster than gold. Regular polish is required to keep it shining and elegant.

Rise in Value for Gold and Platinum

 

During the last four years, the price of gold escalated in a much higher percentage than the price of platinum, that’s why the prices of gold and platinum jewelry are very close to each others, and the price of the metal is a lesser factor in making a choice between them. At the end it remains customer personal preference.

At Le Vive Jewelry, we carry a wide selection of platinum, 14 kt white gold, and 18 kt white gold jewelry. Visit us at our local Jewelry Store in Riverside CA or visit to our Online Store to look at our selection, or to further assist you in making your choice.  If you are looking into trading in your jewelry or selling your gold, platinum or other jewelry pieces, we'd be happy to be of service to you!


Riverside Jeweler – LeVive Jewelry September 05, 2013

Serving the Riverside Area for fine jewelry, watches and more! 

Riverside Jeweler – LeVive Jewelry

We at LeVive Jewelry are a Southern California based, family owned business that serves customers in the Riverside, CA area.  While we strive for excellence in customer service, we are well known within the local Riverside community for our custom jewelry, gemstones, watches and other services. We appreciate the patronage of our valued Inland Empire customers.

Purchases from local Riverside businesses not only result in a positive impact on the community, but help decrease its carbon footprint, benefitting the environment.  Serving the local Riverside area since 1997 has given us pride in being part of the businesses and residents of our community. The following are a few benefits you will gain by purchasing from LeVive Jewelers in the Riverside area:

 For local Riverside, Ca  residents, you benefit from LeVive Jewelery by:

  • Accessing a trusted source for fine jewelry and services
  • Receiving top notch customer service from our team
  • Enjoying unique/ one-of-a-kind jewelry masterpieces
  • Supporting a local business that contributes back to the community

Your Riverside Jeweler

LeVive Jewelry is your ultimate fine jewelry store, providing the best in fine pieces and jewelry services.  We work hard to make it easy for you to access high quality jewelry and watches in the Riverside area. 

 

 

Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider LeVive Jewelry of Riverside, CA:

  1. Beautiful selection of unique jewelry masterpieces.
  2. Great prices for name brand watches; Citizen, Bulova, Michael Kors, Movado, Hamilton, Oris, Tissot and more.
  3. Focus on excellent customer service.
  4. Friendly, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere (we want you to feel good coming and out of our store)
  5. Extensive experience. We make it easy to help you pick the right watch, diamond engagement ring, anniversary jewelry or gift for any occasion. We have the experience and can help you find exactly what you want. Just come into the store and we’re ready to please!

Riverside Community & LeVive Jewelry

As a family owned business, LeVive Jewelry understands the importance of community. For this reason, we’ve been proud supporters of many Riverside community events. We pride ourselves on the ability to serve the public. We’ve participated with the Girl Scouts of the USA and other charity events such as the Janet Goeske Foundation.

 

Below are a few photos of the Girl Scouts of USA visiting our facility and learning more about our Jewelry and Watch business. We enjoyed the time just as much as they did: 

 

 

We hope you join us and support local businesses and organizations in the Riverside community.

Excellence in Service & Quality Our jewelers are highly trained and experienced craftsmen. Their expertise allows them to craft masterpiece jewelry that you will adore for many years. In addition to the unique jewelry pieces we offer, we can replicate a commercial jewelry piece if you’d like. There is no job too great for our team at LeVive Jewelry. We realize that purchasing diamond pieces, precious gemstone pieces and other jewelry pieces can be an intimidating experience. Our mission is to work closely with you and treat you like a good friend or family member to ensure that you get the right piece.

 

LeVive has built its name as a trusted Riverside Jeweler in our local area, because of the referrals we receive. We have long-term customers that continue to come back to us, because of the value we offer to them. It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we thank ALL those individuals who referred new customers to us over the years. There is nothing more rewarding than getting referrals. This tells us that we are doing something right. Please feel free to browse our online catalog to see for yourself. We are confident that you will love our products. Don't forget to visit us frequently for deals, discounts, and promotions. We offer FREE shipping for all orders over $95! Take advantage of these big savings today!

Experience convenient Online Shopping and great On-Site Services at its best with LeVive Jewelry!

 


Jewelry to Clothes - Color Coordination: The Basics July 29, 2013

The importance of your Wardrobe

Whether you are aware of it or not, the moment you walk out the door of your home, you are making a statement of who you are.  A good wardrobe or coordination of an outfit is absolutely essential for success.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do (lawyer, business executive, plumber, teacher), looking sharp will improve how others perceive you.  Oftentimes, perception defines how you will be remembered and whether a potential customer, client or employer will be motivated to pursue a relationship.  So dress to impress!

 

Color coordination of Jewelry & Wardrobe

When you put together an outfit, color is one of the most important aspects of your entire wardrobe.  Poor choice of color can draw attention to flaws, whereas a good coordination of your jewelry and wardrobe can help you look sensational.  Fashion is about color and how you use it in your clothes and jewelry.   Most jewelry does not require coordination, but if you really want to dress to impress, you must be pickier with your gemstone jewelry.   Le Vive Jewelry offers a wonderful of beautiful jewelry with vibrant colors to make you look great.  Regardlesss of your budget we are sure that we can help you color coordinate your wardrobe.

 

The ABC’s of Primary and Secondary Colors:

Before we get into what colored outfits look good with what colored jewelry piece, we have to start with the basics.  Primary colors are Red, Blue and Yellow which is the foundation of any color.  This means when you take a look at your shirt, blouse, or pants... one of these colors is sure to be the primary.  Even if you look at your black pants... some black colors have more of a red or blue hue to it. 

Primary colors should be carefully coordinated with secondary colors to bring out the best in you and your look.  What you want to do is take a look at the overall color of your outfit and from there you can then review your secondary colors in the ensemble. 

The secondary colors are made by mixing equal parts of any two complementary. The secondary colors include: green (yellow and blue), orange (yellow and red) and purple (blue and red). 

 

Gemstone Jewelry Coordinated

Below we will give examples of outfits that suit well with different colored gemstones.  Will will go into the details of why these colors typically look good when put together by reviewing the color wheel.  If you are ever unsure, take a look at the color wheel and you'll be on your way to dressing to impress!

Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and amethyst gemstones have a distinguished flavor and appeal that can be easily added to your style and look.  These red to gold tones look best next to cool colors such as blues to purples.  For example, a beautiful citrine necklace goes very well with a purple top, brown Jacket or beige shirt.

Citrine pendant - Le Vive Jeweler in Riverside, Ca

As discussed in the previous example cool tones (greens, blues and purples) look good next to warm colors such as yellow, orange and reds.  Blue gemstones work well with blue, navy and yellow attire.   These gemstones include; blue tanzanite, blue topaz, and blue sapphire.

blue tanzanite gemstone with yellow top - Le Vive Jewelry, Riverside, Ca

Gold jewelry and Onyx gemstones work beautifully with with Black dresses or White dresses.  Black and white has always been a classic color choice and will be here to stay.

Also, some colorful gemstones are perfect for wearing in spring and summer seasons; this includes the green peridot gemstone and the blue topaz gemstones.  Matching these bright and brilliant colors with more soft neutral wardrobes makes it a perfect spring or summer look!

Diamond and CZ (cubic zirconia) jewelry works well with any colored outfits:

Some Quick Rules on Color Coordination:

The color wheel is really a great tool for beginners.  You use the color wheel to determine what colors coordinate well with each other and what doesn’t.  Start with a color of your outfit or gemstone... look across from the color wheel to see the idea color tone that you should wear to contrast the color.  Example, if your outfit is blue, wearing yellow toned jewelry and gemstones will be a perfect wardrobe!

These are the basic rules to coordinating your wardrobe and jewelry:

  • Blue and Green Outfits:  white pearls,
  • Purple outfits: go with citrine, gold tone jewelry & even green emeralds
  • Red outfits: go with emerald jewelry
  • Black outfits: go with any color!
  • Neutral outfits: go with diamonds and black jewelry
  • All outfits go well with diamonds!

 

3 Steps to choosing jewelry for your wardrobe:

  1. Figure out the main color of your outfit, if you are wearing a yellow top with grey pants, yellow is your main color. 
  2. Look at your main color on the wheel
  3. Look across from the main color of your outfit and see the complimentary colors of what you should add as an accessory.

Example: If your outfit is on the most part blue, look across the color wheel and see that yellow and orange  hues are complimentary choices for jewelry.  Use citrine gemstones to give your attire the touch it needs to make it look amazing!  We at LeVive Jewelry recommend citrine pendants, citrine rings or yellow topaz jewelry.

 

About Le Vive Jewelry in Riverside, CA:

While the colors of fashion change seasonally, we are here to help you coordinate the right colors for the perfect attire or occasion. 

Our extensive jewelry selection makes our store the place to be when you are shopping for that perfect bridal ring, or for that special one kind gift for any occasion. For Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Anniversaries, Weddings, Holidays, or any special event we will have the gift for you! Currently, we are expanding our online store and you can expect more products to be available soon.

Please feel free to browse our online catalog to see for yourself. We are confident that you will love our products. Don't forget to visit us frequently for deals, discounts, and promotions. We offer FREE shipping for all orders over $150! Take advantage of these big savings today!

Experience convenient Online Shopping and great On-Site Services at its best with Le Vive Jewelry!


Your Jewelry Deserves Better Care May 17, 2013

Your Personal jewelry are fine and delicate products that require frequent care and maintenance. Through our experience with our customers we have noticed a lot of negligence and sometimes even abuse to these beautiful pieces. It is important for you as a jewelry owner to understand the effect that everyday activities can have on your jewelry.

Jewelry can obviously be scratched, broken, or damaged beyond repair from any sort of trauma or forceful impact. However, jewelry can also be damaged through regular human activities. Activities such as washing your hands or putting on lotion can slowly deteriorate the look and integrity of your jewelry. Lotions and washing soaps lay a non-transparent film on diamonds and gems, not only diminishing their color and brilliance, but also providing an area for more dirt and dust to collect. This will convert a sparkling, beautiful stones, into a dull, unattractive rocks. This process often happens slowly over time so that many people don’t even notice the difference and only remember what their jewelry is supposed to look like after they have had it cleaned.

However, there are many steps that people can take at home in order to keep their jewelry in clean, sparkling conditions.

  1. Avoid applying any type of lotion or washing your hands while still wearing your jewelry.
  2. There are many care kits that can be used at home to clean and wash jewelry. You can go to any fine jeweler which should be able to provide a cleaning solution for diamonds, a cleaning solution for delicate gems, and a solution for sterling silver.
  3. Frequent visits should be made to your local full service fine jeweler for a thorough sonic and steam cleaning and check-up. This should not cost you a thing as most jewelers are willing to provide this service free of charge, even if you did not purchase the piece from them. They should also perform a full inspection and inform you if there is any required maintenance or repairs that need to be done.
  4. If you have warranty required visit every six months, be sure not to miss that. Because your visit will enforce your warranty, and your jewelry will cleaned and checked
  5. At least once a year each piece of jewelry should be given to your trusted jeweler for a thorough polishing, cleaning, and rhodium plating (for white gold). At the same time the professional should examine the piece thoroughly and inform you if any stone tightening or prong re-tipping is required.
  6. One of the major problems that lead to loosing stones from the setting is the normal wear of the prongs and channels that hold stones in place. Be sure to ask your jeweler to check them for you.
  7. Rings in particular are more exposed for tear and wear. Most likely, any rings more than five years old will need prongs enforcement
  8. Be aware that many pieces of jewelry require special attention when being cleaned. This includes many delicate gemstones such as: Emerald, Opal, Tanzanite, Pearls… and many more. We recommend that these stones be cleaned only by your local full service fine jeweler. There is also some jewelry with stones set in a way that when cleaned improperly can result in many problems.
    • One example of this is any jewelry piece with an invisible setting. The stones in these rings are often set using minute amounts of glue that can be removed when exposed to an ultrasonic cleaner or the wrong type of cleaning solution, causing all the stones to fall out. Again pieces like these should be taken to your local jeweler for cleaning. If you are not sure, take it in!

Without this the jewelry you wear everyday will not look as pretty as you want them to be, they will begin to deteriorate, and you will begin to loose stones from them.

We advise you to go to a jeweler whom you see regularly for your purchases and repairs for these cleanings and inspections. If you do not have one and you live in the Inland Empire, we at Le Vive Jewelry are more than willing to furnish these services for you at no charge. Visit us at The Riverside Plaza!


Do You Hate Your Birthstone? March 01, 2013

My daughter, Nada, was born in March , the month of Aquamarine. When she become of an age to wear jewelry, I started building her wardrobe with Aquamarine Jewelry pieces. However, I noticed that she never showed much excitement. When she became teenager, ten years ago, Black Diamonds became noticeable in the market and became an option for fine jewelry.

Nada started working with me when she became sixteen years old. At that time the color pink was also very fashionable, such as pink topaz, pink tourmaline, pink sapphire and even pink cubic zircon that commercially named as pink ice. I gave Nada Pink Tourmaline pendent, she took it but did not wear it.

 

Every now and then, I started seeing her trying the new selection of Black Diamonds Rings. So when she graduated from high school I gave her beautiful ring, with a Black diamond in the center and accented with white diamond on the sides. She wears it constantly since then.

You may be surprised at the thought of a diamond being black. Don’t be fooled by its name, there is nothing bland about these diamonds. It sparkles in a mysterious way and catches the light with the same fierceness as white diamonds. Some studies consider Black Diamonds to be of extraterrestrial origin. Something about the chemicals found inside of them makes them a complete obscurity to scientists. That’s about as mystifying as a stone can be, and I can’t get enough of them.

 

Let me give you another example. My wife Hasmik, was born on February, 14. Her designated birthstone is an Amethyst. And because she born on February 14, Valentine's Day, she may very well likes, Roses, Hearts and Amethyst Jewelry. Well she likes Roses a lot, and she can not have enough of them. She likes jewelry way too much, but she does not like Amethyst or heart shape stones. She actually loves color green. All shades of color green from light spring green like Peridot to deep dark green like Emerald and Green Tourmaline. Now, what you do expect me to do? Of course I stopped giving her Amethyst and hearts shaped jewelry, but Continue with Roses, Peridot and Emerald Jewelry.

 

When most people think about colored stones, they automatically think What’s my birthstone? The great news is, if you were born in August and you absolutely despise lime green Peridots, you don’t have to be stuck with it anymore!  There is no rule that says each person must wear their birthstone or no gem stone at all. So do not limit yourself and pave the way for a new look that reflects the true you! I know a lot of you November babies hate Citrine (a brownish-yellow stone). If don’t want to drift too far from your roots, you can opt for a sharper more vibrant yellow such as yellow tourmaline, yellow topaz, yellow zircon, yellow sapphire, or even yellow diamond.

 

Now, it’s time for you to pick a new birthstone. The best way to do this is to see the stones in person and match them next to your skin tone. We at Le Vive Jewelry consider our self  the leading expert on colored gem stones. We carry a huge inventory of loose stones in every color, size, and shape imaginable. Browse our online store, or visit our store in today, and leave with a new gemstone, and a new look!

To like or not to like your birthstone, sometimes depends also on how it was presented for you. One of the main factors in disliking a type of stone is the design and the quality of the gemstone used by the jeweler. a Poor grade or wrong setting can give a bad impression of the true potential of a color gemstone. At Le Vive most of our gemstone jewelry incorporates high quality natural gemstone and high quality full cut diamonds surroundings the gemstones that show fire and scintillation. More importantly the uniqueness of the design, and the expert craftsmanship we provide will show the beauty and rich color of our gemstone jewelry.