Colored Gemstones and September’s Birthstone: Sapphire

Preusser Jewelers Colored Gemstones Sapphire

It’s almost September, and we’re going to focus on beautiful sapphires! Preusser Jewelers highlights this gorgeous colored gemstone that’s more than just a rich vivid blue tone!

Sapphires as Colored Gemstones

Sapphires are stunning, and they come in fantastic colors! They’re September’s birthstone, and they gained popularity when Princess Diana chose it as her engagement ring, and again when her son Prince William gave it to Kate. Did you know sapphires come in every color of the rainbow? Everyone thinks they are just a deep blue color. A rich, intense blue is the most prized color, but sapphires also come in shades of green, yellows, oranges, pinks, violets, and shades of purple. When sapphires are so dark you aren’t sure what color they are, those are very poor quality. Sapphires are the second-hardest gem after diamond, which makes them a great option as an alternative to diamonds for a ring that is worn for a lifetime.

Stop by Preusser Jewelers Today

Come and see our beautiful collections of color gemstone rings, necklaces, and earrings at Preusser Jewelers. We’re located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. View our gorgeous sapphire jewelry and shop for your engagement ring, bridal jewelry, or a new piece for your collection.

How a Jeweler Makes Jewelry Repairs

Jewelry Repair Preusser Jewelers

Preusser Jewelers prides itself on being one of the top Grand Rapids jewelry stores. We provide custom jewelry, bridal jewelry, and designer collections for our customers. Our in-house craftspeople can make jewelry repairs on any beautiful, high-quality pieces. Today, Preusser Jewelers discusses the jewelry repair process here at our beautiful store in downtown Grand Rapids.

When You Need Jewelry Repair

Any jewelry that is worn very frequently, or every day, should be checked by one of our experienced staff. We recommend bringing your jewelry in to us every 6 months. A six-month checkup ensures your piece stays strong.

What We Look for in Jewelry Repair 

We can spot if a prong, shank, or clasp is getting worn out. Our expert craftspeople then recommend a solution and explain exactly what we’ll do. Jewelry repair takes a special touch, and our staff will do everything possible to return your jewelry to like-new condition.

Even Expensive Jewelry Needs Repair

Sometimes we hear “That ring was expensive, I shouldn’t have to do anything to it!” The purchase price has nothing to do with maintenance. Gold, platinum, and sterling silver can wear down over time, and stones can loosen and fall out.  People’s lifestyles and activities will determine how often servicing may be needed.  

Talk to Preusser Jewelers About Jewelry Repair

Our in-house master jeweler will estimate what needs to be done. An average jewelry repair takes approximately one week.  Please stop in and talk to us at Preusser Jewelers if you have any questions or concerns about your jewelry.

Why Preusser Is Your Grand Rapids Jewelry Store

Emerald Ring Grand Rapids Jewelry

Preusser Jewelers has been in business for nearly 170 years. Our longevity is just one reason why we’re your premier Grand Rapids jeweler. Here is why you really should shop at our showroom in downtown Grand Rapids.


William Preusser started his business in 1850. We’ve been a downtown Grand Rapids jewelry store ever since. Our longevity comes from our devotion to customer service, top-quality jewelry, custom design studio, and amazing designer collections found nowhere else in the area. We have beautiful rings for any couple planning a wedding. We’re also your headquarters for engagement rings, unique jewelry, and wedding bands.

Custom Jewelry

Our in-house craftspeople can make almost any piece of custom jewelry you can think of. Not many Grand Rapids jewelry stores can say that. If you can think it, we can make it. Starting with a design, then choose sterling, gold or platinum, add some beautiful gems, and we can create custom jewelry to your exact specifications.   

Designer Collections

Preusser Jewelers carries some designer collections that other Grand Rapids jewelry stores don’t. We have Christopher Designs L’Amour collection, one of the finest design houses for luxury pieces, Peter Storm has a modern-retro theme, MichaelM designs streamlined and stunning, to name a few.  We have many wonderful collections at Preusser Jewelers. Come by and see what we have!   

Customer Service

Customer service is always a top priority at Preusser Jewelers. We are a full-service Grand Rapids jewelry store. Our expert sales staff can find the perfect diamond ring, necklace, or diamond earrings to fit your lifestyle. We can also help you design custom jewelry to match your personality or symbolize your relationship.