Unique Jewelry Designs to Show Off Your Michigan Pride

Preusser Jewelers is Michigan’s oldest jeweler. We opened our doors in 1850 in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Our expert craftspeople love making custom jewelry that brings out your personality and sense of style. We also sell dynamic pieces not found anywhere else. In today’s blog, Preusser Jewelers talks about unique jewelry that shows off your Michigan pride.

Stunning Sparkles

Diamonds sparkle, pure and simple. Unique diamond jewelry shines like the summer sun. A necklace, tennis bracelet, or beautiful dangle earrings reflect sunlight and mimic the sparkle in your smile. Diamonds are a classic element of jewelry design that works everywhere. Whether you are celebrating July 4th with evening fireworks over Mackinac Island or you are enjoying a summer afternoon sunbathing at the Great Lakes, your diamonds will shine with eye-catching sparkle.

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Michigan Pride at Preusser Jewelers

We can even help you choose or create jewelry that reflects your pride in your favorite Michigan college or university. Think blue sapphires for Michigan or green emeralds for Michigan State. Contact us online, come by our showroom, or give us a call at (616) 458-1425 to discuss your options.

Colored Gemstones to Celebrate Summer

Summer means all-night parties, spending the day at the beach, big concerts, and just plain fun. The hottest months of the year also mean the hottest jewelry styles. When you consider what jewelry to wear out and about, think about beautiful colored gemstones. Bright gems complement, match, or contrast your outfit and accessories.
Preusser Jewelers explains some fantastic options for colored gemstones to wear with your warm-weather ensembles.


June is a great birthstone month, as it has two gems to choose from! Alexandrite is one of the rarest gems, which changes color in different lighting. The color can also be described as “emerald by day and ruby by night”. Natural alexandrite appears has a green tone in natural daylight and reddish-violet in lower light. As you can imagine, the rarity makes it more expensive!

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Pearls can be classic or really cool, depending on you. A strand of pearls are classic, or for a fun piece, mix them with gold or even rubber in a bracelet! (Yes we have some!) You can also add a pair of pearl earrings or a ring to complement your ensemble for a night on the town. Pearls can be classic or modern, elegant or casual. Whether you want them for special occasions or for everyday use, pearls are a perfect choice.

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Colored Gemstones from Preusser Jewelers

As Michigan’s oldest jeweler, we have a wide selection of gemstone jewelry for any occasion. Come to our showroom to see our selection or talk to us about custom jewelry. Contact us or give us a call at (616) 458-1425 to start the conversation.

2019 Bridal Jewelry Trends

Bridal Jewelry Ring

Bridal jewelry trends may change from year to year, and 2019 is no exception. One thing is certain: your jewelry will look fantastic when all is done. That’s what we do best. We guide you and your partner in choosing the best jewelry for each other, according to your lifestyles. In today’s blog post, Preusser Jewelers talks about 2019 bridal jewelry trends as you research your favorite pieces to wear on your big day.

Custom Wedding Rings

While yellow, white or rose gold, and platinum are all great choices (plus you can have two or three colors of metal in the same ring!), consider custom bands that complement your personalities. One growing trend is to use color gems or your own birthstones in your wedding rings. Custom bands make your bridal jewelry as unique as you are.

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Bridesmaid Jewelry

The bride always stands out from everyone else at a wedding, and should! She gets to wear the most stunning dress and jewelry, whether borrowed or new! Brides today are also changing up the way they want their bridesmaids to look. No longer do they always wear matching dresses and jewelry. This opens up a much larger range of style. The bride now has

many options for color and design, and each allows their attendees to still be individuals. So you can guess what that does for jewelry!  

Colored Gemstones

Colored gemstones are still a unique choice for the center stone in your engagement ring. When Princess Diana chose her stunning blue sapphire engagement ring, it made a statement. When Prince William proposed, everyone saw that Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge, wore Princess Diana’s ring. Gemstone engagement rings continue to be unique in 2019. Look for bridal jewelry with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, or other colored gems. Consider adding colored gemstones to a wedding band to create a different tone, and add diamonds for extra sparkle.

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Bridal Jewelry at Preusser Jewelers

No matter what your preferences are in bridal jewelry, we have a wide range of options at Preusser Jewelers. We can assist couples with custom jewelry of their own design, or you both can peruse our collections in downtown Grand Rapids. Come by our showroom, contact us online, or call us at (616) 458-1425 for more details.