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Our Favorite Halo Engagement Rings

Halo engagement rings continue to be a popular choice for brides-to-be who want an engagement ring with maximum sparkle. With a halo of smaller diamonds surrounding a center diamond, the ring appears to be much larger than it actually is. Halo engagement rings can include any diamond shape, so the possibilities are truly endless! 

Below we are spotlighting a few of our favorite halo engagement rings. Which one is your favorite? 

 

THE CUSHION HALO

 

Bold, yet understated, the cushion cut halo engagement ring is a feminine, modern choice we love! 

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THE CATHEDRAL HALO

 

With a Victorian-inspired vibe, this over-the-top halo engagement ring is for vintage-loving ladies who want their engagement ring to double as wearable art.  

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THE SPLIT SHANK HALO

 

This triple split shank halo engagement ring is the ultimate parkle for a modern bride-to-be who is ready to make a statement! 

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THE ROUND HALO

 

This round halo blooms like a flower— a perfect fit for the lady who lives a simple, feminine look. 

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THE SEMI HALO

 

This semi-halo engagement ring is a bold match for the bride-to-be craving a look that's all her own. 

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THE TWO TONE HALO

 

This two-tone halo engagement ring is ideal for someone who's style can't be put in one category. 

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Gift Ideas for the September-Born Lady in Your Life

Do you or a loved one celebrate a birthday in September? September marks the transition from summer to fall, and it is the last month before things get busy with Halloween, Thanksgiving and the holiday season! 

 

Everyone loves to feel celebrated on their special day, so we've pulled together some of the best ways to celebrate a special September birthday in Cedar Rapids! 

 

Treat Her to a Massage

Kick off her birthday celebration with a heavy dose of relaxation. While a massage has many therapeutic and physical benefits, it's also wonderfully relaxing! If your loved one is busy or athletic, a relaxing massage might be the perfect treat! 

 

Take Her Out for a Yummy Meal 

We have yet to meet a person who doesn't enjoy a nice meal out on the town. Skip the cooking, dirty dishes, and takeout to treat her to a lovely dinner at her favorite restaurant. Try local Vino's Ristorante or RG Books Lounge!

 

Go For a Weekend Getaway

Cedar Rapids is lucky to be close to so many convenient places perfect for a weekend getaway. Celebrate her birthday with a short trip to nearby Des Moines, Davenport or Waterloo. 

 

Gift Her a Clean House

If you or your loved one lead a hectic life, cleaning the house might get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. If your loved one values the feeling of a clean house, treat her to a one-time deep cleaning, or a monthly visit for the gift that keeps giving! She should love coming home to a spotless home with not a single chore left on the list! 

 

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Treat Her to Sapphires

Sapphires are the birthstone for September birthdays. A bold gemstone with a rich, royal blue hue, birthstones have been treasured for thousands of years. Surprise her with a gift totally unique to her birthday with sapphire earrings, a sapphire pendant, or a sapphire ring. View a selection of sapphire pieces from Siebke Hoyt Jewelers here (https://www.siebkehoyt.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=sapphire).



Happy birthday to our September-born fans! If we can help you with sapphire birthstone jewelry to make her birthday extra special, please let us know! 

Halo vs Solitaire Engagement Ring Design Which is Right for You?

Halo vs Solitaire Engagement Ring Design Which is Right for You?

There was a time when an engagement ring meant a single solitaire diamond- usually set in yellow or white gold. The man had it easy. Right?

 

Or did he?

Here are some points to consider when weighing the pros and cons of the traditional Solitaire engagement ring against one of the best new trends, a Halo engagement ring.

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Gabriel Engagement Rings

 

Cost: A Halo Engagement Ring Gives You More Bling for the Buck

Trends almost always have a good reason- well with the exception of bell bottoms – miles of pant legs that attract dog hair and mud are a difficult one to explain- but the Halo engagement ring trend generally delivers more bling for the buck. This is one very good reason to consider buying a Halo.

A Halo engagement ring encircles the main diamond with a series of smaller diamonds and this makes the center diamond look larger than it really is. The additional stones in the Halo and the elevation of the center stone make it sparkle more than it would set as a Solitaire. Diamond price and rarity is all ultimately based on the 4Cs- cut color, clarity and carat, so anything that makes your ring look bigger and better is a GREAT thing. In other words, your Dad didn’t need to look at as many ring styles but getting a fabulous looking ring was a lot more expensive back in the day…

halo engagement ring

Halo Engagement Ring

 

Protection: Something to Contemplate When Choosing an Engagement Ring

The Halo is a great design for a modern woman who uses her hands. Diamonds are tough but they are not indestructible! We expect these amazing stones to withstand daily abuse for years and this can actually damage your diamond. A Solitaire- as its name suggests, exposes your diamond to the world from all angels.

 Henri Daussi engagement ring

Halo Engagement Ring

 

Meaning: Solitaire vs Halo, Are They Really a World Apart?

A Solitaire engagement ring says to the world- this is THE ONE. The only woman for me. A Halo says, you are my Angel, the Center of my universe, THE ONE that rises above all the others, you are my Star! Both ring styles symbolize the special love and bond that exists between two people.

For some women, there is no substitution for a Solitaire engagement ring. They want the classic look and the style that a beautiful Solitaire embodies. However, if your girl says she wants a Halo, don’t knock it, looking at all those choices opens up a whole world of advantages!

 

 

Fashion for Him from SH: Cedar Rapids IA

Fashion for Him from SH: Cedar Rapids IA

Father’s Day is right around the corner and now is the time to focus on him! Fashion for men is all about function, fun and understated elegance. This Father’s Day is the perfect time treat Dad to a new watch. Siebke Hoyt in Cedar Rapids, IA is offering great deals right now making it easier than ever for you to get him the perfect gift.

Raymond Weil Watches: Excellence for Him

Raymond Weil is the perfect story for Father’s Day. This Swiss Luxury Watch maker started his own company in 1976 after a quarter of a century as the manager for Camy Watch S.A. In a way, this was his mid-life crisis. Raymond made the radical choice to start his own watch company in the midst of what is known as the Quartz Crisis, the biggest industry turmoil Swiss Watches had endured to date. Weil’s bold move led to the start of one of the best luxury Swiss watch companies in existence. His son-in-law, Oliver Bernheim, joined the company in 1982 and he still runs it with the help of his two sons. This watch company is a family business and as a family they are dedicated to stylish elegance and perfection.

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Raymond Weil Watches

Fashion Rings for Him

Fashion rings for him is a fantastic recent trend in Men’s Fashion. For years, men’s jewelry had been largely ignored and it was pretty dull. However, that is all in the past. A new generation of men’s jewelry designers is creating interesting and innovative designs for men that are just Cool.

One of these companies is Lashbrook. Lashbrook designs men’s rings that combine the essence of the rugged West with the vitality that defines the male spirit. Always interesting, Lashbrook lets him express himself. Now is a great time to get a ring for him that will mean so much and that he will love to wear.

 lashbrook ring

Men’s Fashion Ring

lashbrook guitar ring

 

Men’s Guitar Ring

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Siebke Hoyt

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Mother’s Day (May 14) is quickly approaching. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for Mom on her special day.

Slate & Tell for Mother’s Day

Slate and Tell lets you fully customize the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Add slates and charms to make a necklace that is all her own this Mother’s Day. Slate & Tell lets you choose the chain and then build on it to create a gift this is completely individual and unique. Fun and affordable, each child can give Mom a slate to express how much they love her.

Slate & Tell necklace for Mom

Slate and Tell rings let you give mom a casual meaningful ring set that she can wear every day to remember her family. Every time she looks at her hands she will see how much you love and care for her. Stack rings with children’s names to use her favorite words to make a meaningful ring set.

Slate and tell ring for mom

Pandora for Mom

Pandora Jewelry always stands out as fresh and alive! Modern and sophisticated, Pandora is a great gift for the woman who loves contemporary design and art. Like, Slate & Tell, you can customize your Padora gift for Mom to create a unique one-of-a-kind piece that she will treasure forever.

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Gabriel & Co. Casual for Mother’s Day

Gabriel & Co. always manages to produce jewelry that women just love to wear. An uncanny ability to design pieces that are beautiful, style forward and timeless has made this American company one of the leading jewelry manufactures in the world. Their Casual Collection has many pieces to choose from that will delight Mom.

Gabriel & Co for Mom

Whatever gift you choose to give your Mom this Mother’s Day you can know that a Mother’s love is never-ending. Your choice will warm her heart and light up her eyes. The simple thought of giving is enough to brighten her day. Just remember the time you spend with your Mother is, and always will be, her most precious possession.

 

 

 

Gifts from the Heart: Jewelry in Cedar Rapids IA

Gifts from the Heart: Jewelry in Cedar Rapids IA

Love is life! Love your life this Valentine’s Day by giving a gift from the heart from Seibke Hoyt in Cedar Rapids IA. Yes, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but this cupid holiday does not need to be a thorn in your side. Give a gift of jewelry that she will love.

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Pandora Fall Earring Event

Pandora Fall Earring Event

Join us for a Fall Pandora Earring Event October 6th-16th 

With a $100 Pandora purchase recieve a FREE pair of earrings under $65!! 

 

Mix and Match and Stack this fall with beautiful NEW trends straight from Pandoras style experts. 

 

anniversary gifts

anniversary gifts

Although gifts have traditionally been given for wedding anniversaries since medieval times, Emily Post was the first to publish a list of suggested anniversary gifts. 

Her first etiquette guide, published in 1922, contained suggestions for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage. When her book was reprinted in 1957, that list was expanded to include suggestions for each of the first 15 years and for every five years after that. 

As time went on, even this list was broadened by other authors to include gifts for every year from the first to the twenty-fifth, plus every five years through the 75th wedding anniversary.

 

Year

Anniversary Gifts

Alternate List

Year

Anniversary Gifts

Alternate List

1

Gold Jewelry

Fresh Water Pearl

18

Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl

Opal

2

Garnet 

Rose Quartz 

19

Aquamarine

Topaz

3

Pearl

Crystal

20

Emerald

Platinum

4

Blue Topaz

Amethyst 

21

Lolite

 

5

Sapphire

Turquoise

22

Spinel

 

6

Amethyst 

Garnet

23

Imperial Topaz

Sapphire

7

Onyx

Rose Gold

24

Tanzanite

 

8

Tourmaline

Aventurine

25

Sterling Silver

 

9

Lapis Lazuli

Tiger Eye

30

Pearl 

Diamond

10

Diamond

Onyx

35

Emerald 

Jade

11

Turquoise

Hemetite 

40

Ruby

 

12

Jade

Pearl

45

Sapphire

Alexandrite

13

Citrine 

Moonstone

50

Gold

 

14

Opal

Ivory

55

Alexandrite 

Emerald 

15

Ruby

Watch

60

Diamond

 

16

Peridot

Aquamarine

65

Star Sapphire 

 

17

Watch

Citrine

75

Diamond

Essence Free Bangle Event

Essence Free Bangle Event

August 18th- August 31st  

Essence Bangle Promotion with select Essence Charm. 

Choose from six essence meaning charms and recieve a FREE BANGLE BRACELET. 

 

Buy one for yourself, and treat your friend! 

$95 price point for $75.00 

 

 

 

5th Annual Kick Off Sale

5th Annual Kick Off Sale

IF THEY TAKE IT ALL THE WAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY!

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