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- Virtual Custom Redesign Meeting
In this 30 minute meeting, you'll be sitting down with Desiree, our designer. She will answer all of your questions and discuss your redesign options. Taking your existing stones and metal she will create a beautiful design to give your pieces new life.
- Virtual Custom Cocktail Design Meeting
In this 30 minute meeting, you'll be sitting down with Desiree, our designer. She will answer all of your questions and begin to get a better idea of your desired budget and style. Once she has this information she will begin to design the perfect cocktail piece for you or your loved one.
- Virtual Wedding Band Design Meeting
In this 30 minute meeting, you'll be sitting down with Desiree, our designer. She will be able to answer all your questions and begin to get an idea of your desired budget and style. She will then take that information and begin to create a custom design that complements your engagement ring and is perfectly suited for your lifestyle.
- 5 Incredible Gemstones You’ve Probably Never Heard of
Normally everyone can name one of the many gemstones that exist. What people don't realize is that there are so many other different kinds of gemstones around the world. These gemstone are normally rare making them super unique. The gemstones that I will list below will give your piece of jewelry a stunning and incomparable look compared to others. This list is going to come in handy with the new trend for engagement rings. Many people are ditching the diamonds and wanting something different. They want a unique colored gemstone instead of the usual diamond. Listed below is 5 different types of gemstones that you most likely have never seen or heard of. Alexandrite The Alexandrite gemstone was first founded in Russia in 1833. This gem is a valuable mineral of the chrysoberyl family. There is a lack of these gemstones around the world making it rare. The gems color is either green, brownish, or purplish red. Benitoite The Benitoite gemstone was founded in California in 1907. This gem is rare because California is currently still the only location that gem is found. Since it is so rare it is nearly impossible to find one that would be over two carats. The color of the gem is sapphire-blue, which is very vibrant and transparent. Pietersite The Pietersite gemstone was first founded in Africa in 1962. This gem has a stunning and unique color to it, ranging from a dark blue to a flashing gold. To make the color even better the blue and gold are normally mixed. The value of this gemstone is increasing constantly. It is known to help with protection and strengthening. Poudretteite The Poudretteite gemstone was first founded in Quebec, but wasn't recognized as a gem until 1986. This gem was named after the Poudrette family since it was founded in the quarry they owned. It is one of the world's rarest gemstones. The color ranges from a lovely pink to a violet. Red Beryl The Red Beryl gemstone was founded in Utah in 1904. Before the name Red Beryl, this gemstone was known as Bixbite. Utah is still the only location that this gem is currently found in. For this gem to crystallize it needs to be in a specific geochemical environment. The color of this gem is red, forming from manganese. There are more than these 5 rare gemstones that also aren't known. Research is key when it comes to finding that special unique piece of jewelry you want. There are so many different gemstones out there that will allow you to find the ring of your dreams.
- Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays
Spice up the holidays with some fabulous and crazy unique cocktail drinks. This year needs to be spiced up a little since things won't be as normal as they usually are. Let's make these holidays a little less boring than people believe it will be. Each drink listed below has a cocktail ring to match if you want to make the drinks a little more exciting and fun. Christmosas - This would go perfect with the Desiree Signature Ring. Peppermintinis - This would go perfect with the Trinity Cocktail Ring. White Christmas Margaritas - This would go perfect with the Juliet Split Ring. White Russian - This would go perfect with the Nell Ring. Pecan Pie Martini - This would go perfect with the Dottie Cocktail Ring. Drunk Jack Frosties - This would go perfect with the Melody or Jasmine Cocktail Ring. Boozy Butterbeer Punch -This would go perfect with the Minerva Signature Ring. Santa Hat Jell-O Shots - This would go perfect with the Lexi Mini Cocktail Ring. Mistletoe Mules - This would go perfect with the Cindi Mini Cocktail Ring. Jingle Juice - This would go perfect with the Ocula Cocktail Ring. Rumchata Egg Nog - This would go perfect with the Classic Ring. Champagne Margaritas - This would go perfect with the Victoria Vintage Signet Ring. Cranberry Mojitos - This would go perfect with the Genevieve Cocktail Ring. Fireball Hot Toddies - This would go perfect with the Roman Ring. Boozy Grinch Punch - This would go perfect with the Fiona Cocktail Ring. A new cocktail recipe and a cocktail ring to go with it? What is better than that. Enjoy these holidays as much as you can by trying to make the most out of them. Below are pictures of the cocktail rings listed above in order.
- Gift Ideas for Him
Last week we covered gift ideas for her, so it only makes sense that we cover gift ideas for him this week. Guys can be difficult to shop for because it may feel like there are not as many gift options as there are for women. What many people don’t think about is jewelry for men. Men can wear watches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and whatever else they want. Jewelry is a great gift to make a gift a little more unique and special for that special guy. Many of the items listed on the last blog post are also listed on this post because anyone would love them. Any ideas listed below can either be new or an upgrade of something he already has. Also listed at the bottom of each category is a piece of jewelry from our Alex and Mike Collection that would be a perfect gift to give alone or make an addition onto another gift. Active Lifestyle Ideas - Sneakers - Athletic Clothes - Workout Machines/Equipment - Peleton - Fitness Tracking Watch - Headphones - Water Bottle - Piece of Jewelry: The Roman Ring would be perfect because it it is a band that has holes making it airy. New Dad Lifestyle Ideas - New Grill Set - Toolbox Set - Heavy-Duty Cooler - Fishing Gear - Diaper Bag - Running Stroller - Baby Carrier - Piece of Jewelry: The Classic Ring, because you can get your child's initial engraved on it. Work Lifestyle Ideas - Espresso/Coffee Machine - Ember Mug - Watch - Laptop Carrier - Standing Desk - Desk Organizer - Work Clothes/Shoes - Computer/Laptop - Piece of Jewelry: 3D Monogram Cuff Links Getting Ready Ideas - Beard/Nose Trimmer - Robe - Slippers - Beard Bib - Dollar Shave Club Subscriptions - Steamer - Face Cleansing Kit - Piece of Jewelry: Ultrasonic Cleaner Relaxing Ideas - Comfortable Clothes - Whiskey Set (other alcohol works) - Craft Beer Club Subscription - Foot Massager - Scalp Massager - Weighted Blanket - Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set - Piece of Jewelry: Any of the Alex and Mike Lifestyle Collection rings would be a great addition to a relaxing gift. Miscellaneous Ideas - Wallet - Cologne - Sports Team Jersey - Sunglasses - Foosball Table Drink Cooler - Golf Set - Vacation -Piece of Jewelry: Alex and Mike Engagement Collection Ring Below are pictures of our jewelry and jewelry accessories mentioned above. Shopping for men may seem challenging or may seem repetitive but there is always something that could be upgraded or always something new they may want. Also adding a piece of jewelry to a man's gift gives it more meaning. Like I said in my last post, the smallest or largest gift will make him happy and will show how much he means to you. It doesn't always have to be materialistic it can also be thoughtful.
- Our Team | Desideria Collection
Desiree Cavalancia Designer and CEO Growing up in Indiana, Pennsylvania, I spent most of my time making art and exploring nature. I have always been creative, and with the help of a committed art teacher, I knew I wanted to design jewelry from a young age. I received my BFA from one of the top 5 art schools in the United States, Tyler School of Art. While studying in Philadelphia and Rome, I had the chance to grow my passion for fine jewelry and add an antique inspired dimension to my work. When I finally started my company in 2016, I worked for a gemstone dealer by day while getting my master’s degree at night from Fox School of Business. I was a 25-year-old with a little money and a huge dream, and I just had to go out on my own. Désideria Collection is known for creativity and exclusivity. My designs combine natural forms with antique jewelry styles to create something utterly exceptional. All our designs are hand sketched, 3d printed and handmade right in our Philadelphia studios to each client’s exact specifications. At Désideria Collection, we believe that every piece of your jewelry should be as perfectly unique as you are because the world is a much more beautiful place when you are true to yourself. Erin McMenamin Goldsmith I am a Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumna who graduated in 2020 with a BFA in metals, jewelry, and CAD-CAM. I grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania and I always had a love for art as a child. As I got older and began taking art electives in high school I found a passion for ceramics which is what drew me to enroll at Tyler. One of the first classes I took was an introduction to jewelry class and from that first day, I was hooked. I quickly decided that jewelry was what I was truly passionate about and over the years my passion for the industry has only grown. Through my years in this program, I developed a love for diamonds and gemstones and was mesmerized by how much they can elevate a design. This fascination carried into my own work and is what drove me to pursue a career in fine jewelry. After graduating in the middle of a pandemic, finding a job at Desideria collection was a dream come true. I have fine-tuned all of my polishing and finishing skills and I now have a hand in making every piece that leaves our showroom. When you order from Desideria Collection you can truly have piece of mind that it was crafted with care to make sure you have a piece of jewelry that will last you a lifetime. Favorite Gemstones: Diamonds and Opals Favorite Desideria Collection design: The Erin Signet Ring and the Julianna Engagement Ring
- FAQs | Désideria Collection
Where are you located? Philadelphia, PA in the Fishtown area How long does the ring making process take? The ring making process takes six to eight weeks from the time we start consulting. Can I come look in person? Yes, my studio is open to the public by appointment only. When should I contact you to start the process? You are more than welcome to contact me as soon as you'd like to get the process moving, but there is typically no need to start the process more than six months before you need your custom piece. Where are your rings made? From the beginning of the design process to the finished piece, the rings are made completely by me in my studio in Fishtown. What’s a typical price range for an engagement ring? The price range for an engagement ring varies greatly. I have made engagement rings for clients anywhere from $3,500 to $35,000. I am more than happy to help you figure out a price range that works for you while still achieving the look that you'd like. What if I want to use my own stone? We can absolutelyuse your stone in a custom designed ring or almost any setting that you find on my website. Do you do repairs? I do repairs Désideria Collection pieces only. Do you do custom designs? Yes, absolutely! I specialize in custom jewelry design, and I love working with clients to come up with the perfect design for them. If my ring doesn’t fit, how do you resize? Most jewelry stores are able to resize the ring for you within a quick time frame and reasonable budget. If you'd rather have me resize your ring for you, you’re more than welcome to ship the ring back to me for me to resize Where do you get your stones? Most of my stones come from local lapidaries right here in Philadelphia. Diamonds and gemstones can be imported upon request to fulfill your needs from a variety of reliable dealers that I work with. Do you provide insurance appraisal? Yes, I can provide all pieces with an insurance appraisal done personally. Can I find your designs in stores? Currently my everyday lines and couture lines are featured at Meraki Boutique in Indiana, PA. My bridal lines are featured at Philadelphia Bridal Company in Philadelphia, PA.
- Engagement Rings | Custom Fine Jewelry |Désideria Collection
One of a kind jewelry co-created from your home Erin Engagement Ring Gemstone and Diamond Engagement Ring Gemstone and Diamond Engagement Ring Julia1 Erin Engagement Ring 1/20 Why blend in when you can stand out? Really take a second to think about it....from the very first day that you met your significant other, you are working together to build a life that works for both of you. Each relationship is completely different and combines personal experiences to create something beautiful that nobody on the outside can be expected to understand. So why do most engagement rings look exactly the same?? At Désideria Collection, I believe that your engagement ring should be just as perfectly unique as you are because t he world is a much more beautiful place when you're true to yourself.