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On Apr 03, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

The day after I purchased the ring, I called Kim's brother and asked him for help thinking of a location to propose in Maryland. Kim had planned a trip for us to go to her hometown in Maryland to visit some of her friends. The trip was intended to be a snowboarding trip for me as part of my birthday gift. However, I made other plans and contacted her friends (without her knowledge) to ask for...

On Mar 09, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

If you love jewelry that makes a bold statement, Retro Modern jewelry is perfect for you! It’s full of shiny gold and BIG, colorful gemstones. The period began around 1935 and continued to the end of World War II. As the name implies, it's a style which looks forward and back at the same time; as a result Retro jewelry employs curved, metallic flourishes, as well as natural...

On Mar 09, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Our love story actually began 25 years ago when we were engaged for the first time.  Twenty three years ago we broke up and went our separate ways.  During those years, he always found a way to connect with me every 6 or so years…  Then last April my true love found me via Facebook!

When I saw him again for the first time (May 20, 2014), my heart was beating so fast....

On Mar 05, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Enameling is such a beautiful technique! I’m sure you have a few pieces of enamel jewelry yourself, but have you ever pondered the idea of how it was created? Enamel was actually a decoration technique which is created when glass is fused to the surrounding or underlying metal. This intricate technique is so creative and dates back to the 13th century in Cyprus. This beautiful mosaic...

On Feb 10, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

Like all good love stories, Danny & I met on Match.com. We knew from the start our connection was special and our interests paralleled like no one else we’d ever met.

Our first date lasted an incredible 11 hours!  On August 15th, 2009, we met near my apartment in Chicago, Illinois (don’t worry, I didn’t let him in!).  It started with a train ride to downtown… then a walk...

On Jan 30, 2015, by Joint Venture Jewelry

We love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but always wonder, “Who was St. Valentine?” One popular legend says he was a priest in third century Rome. The emperor believed single men made better soldiers than married, so he outlawed marriage for young men! According to the legend, Valentine chose to marry young couples in secret, but was put to death when the emperor found out!

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