The modern bride is full of thrilling contradictions. Traditional, but contemporary. Eye-catching, but subtle. And respectful but daring enough to break all the rules. Colors, fabrics, and even make-up styles all go in and out of fashion. In recent years, simple, cleaner silhouettes have …
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Benjamin Javaheri, Uneek Jewelry’s Founder and Designer, recently sat down with Tanner Vaughan of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) for a live Instagram interview. The focus of the discussion was “The Vision,” a piece that secured Benjamin two awards in the prestigious 2020 AGTA …
With these stunning statement pieces, we won’t want September to end. This month we’re directing our attention to the bold yet delicate sapphire gemstone. A symbol of innocence, longevity, and good health, this deep blue gemstone holds a rich history. Blue sapphires have been associated with royalty for centuries, representing order and energy.
Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of corundum. Ruby is the other gem and demonstrates a mesmerizing shade of red. Although sapphires are most widely associated with blue hues, they can appear as gray, black, pink, and more colors. The stone’s color depends on the iron and titanium present during its formation.
This precious gem has a reputation to create an inner vision and psychic awareness. A poet once described it as “the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown.” Whatever sapphire you choose to wear, you’ll be fit for a queen this September and for months to come.
Sapphire Fashion Ring
Uneek Diamond Wedding Band, in 18K White Gold
The sapphire is the perfect gift for a wedding anniversary (the 45th in particular). With its power in prosperity and inner peace, it’s quite fitting to represent the deep love shared between two people. The amount of sparkle, with 70 round diamonds, this ring brings simply can’t be matched.
Sapphire Diamond Earrings
Uneek Blue Sapphire and Diamond Earrings, in 14K White Gold
Take your evening look from zero to one hundred with these drop-dead gorgeous pair of 14K white gold earrings. With 8 blue sapphires and 10 round diamonds, this is the ideal accessory, pairing elegance with class. Whatever the occasion is, these earrings will be the star of the show.
The Royal Blue Statement Ring
Uneek Cushion blue Sapphire Engagement Ring, in Platinum
Every person needs a ring that makes them smile every time they look at their hands. This exquisite piece will capture the attention of the room with its simplicity and tasteful cushion cut. As you change out your wardrobe for a new season, make sure this ring is included.
Sapphire Pendant Necklace
Uneek Oval Blue Sapphire Pendant, in 18K White Gold
Virgos and libras alike will shine with this incredible sapphire pendant. Ideal to complement any and every sweater-weather outfit, this pendant is an essential for your fall wardrobe. Formed with 42 round diamonds and an oval center of blue sapphire, this beauty is a sight for sore eyes.
Sapphire Stackable Ring
Uneek Blue Sapphire Band, in 18K White Gold
If you’re going to add one piece of jewelry to your collection this month, this is it. A versatile and chic ring, this band is stackable and flexible to work in tandem with your other rings. It’s dainty in design, but it’ll surely bring the spice to your look.
It’s no secret the blue sapphire is a beloved gem as old as time. Spruce up your wardrobe and collection with these dazzling pieces that won’t disappoint.
Congratulations to Cassie LaMere & Andrew Knieberg on their recent engagement! Read on for their engagement story at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, and see her beautiful Uneek engagement ring. Andrew and Cassie were introduced by a mutual friend and it turned out, they …
Bride’s Name: Julia Bride’s IG: juliamarieknight Groom’s Name: Tommy Groom’s IG: tommygunnnsss Where are you both from? South Florida Where did you and your fiancée meet? My old bartending job in 2015 When did you get engaged? 2/12/21 Where did you get engaged? Gatlinburg, TN …
To our Uneek family,
These difficult times are impacting everyone and we’re thinking of you as we ride the waves of change resulting from this global crisis. Our platform has always been a place you can come to be inspired, uplifted and engaged by the superior craftsmanship from the Uneek Jewelry team. While the past few weeks have shaken our perspective, we remain certain that jewelry is an industry that’s survived the test of time. In spite of wars and natural disasters, humankind has historically always found solace in appreciating the creation of something beautiful—whether it’s a sculpture, a painting, architecture or piece of fine jewelry.
We encourage you to take a creative break and help us celebrate the beauty of expert design. For almost 30 years, Uneek has set an unparalleled standard in fine diamond jewelry. We take pride in each beautiful work of art, handcrafted in a process that is propelled by modern technology and guided by classic traditions to create heirloom-worthy, award-winning pieces.
We’re thrilled to be nominated for the INSTORE Design Awards, recognizing us for pushing the boundaries in the industry. This type of acknowledgment would not be possible without our valued retailers and customers. You’re the driving force behind why we do what we do and we rely on your passion for fine jewelry to guide our design choices. If you feel inclined, please visit the links below to help us carry on our legacy across these prestigious award categories.
Best Earrings (over $5000) — Reign Drops Green Tourmaline Dangling Diamond Earrings
These epaulette diamonds brush the clouds away in a crowning fashion that makes way for clarity with raindrops depicted by the long strands of diamonds ending in droplets of baguettes and the masterful beauty in the first ray of the morning sun.
Best Colored Stone Jewelry (over $5000) — The Heiress Cushion Cut Emerald Engagement Ring
Our next style from our Signature Collection is reserved for the heiress. This overwhelming Cushion Tourmaline has diamond inlays around it and two Cadillac cuts ever-guarding as if to protect this magnificent center treasure.
Best Engagement (Over $5000) – The Proposal Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Every little girl who ever dreamed of being a bride one day has imagined this 10-carat Cushion set on a three-row shank with a rose gold middle row and filigree on the basket accent with Natural Pink Diamonds. Perfect for the lady awaiting the proposal.
Best Platinum Jewelry — Blue Infinity Cushion Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
Just like a magnificent mile, this stunning Blue Sapphire is unending, a sea of infinite blue amounting to 6.67carats of Cushion Natural Blue Sapphire set on our Silhouette shank.
BEST ENGAGEMENT (under $5000) — Hope Petal Design Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Double Halo and Pave Diamond Shank
From the Petals Collection, Hope Petal is an optimistic state of mind that is based on a positive outcome. With the surrounding world typified in these concentric halos, the 2-carat oval center stone is wrapped in a state of glorious zen and mystical positivity.
Diamond Jewelry (over $5000) — Double Halo Pear-Shaped Diamond Pendant with Filigree and Bezel Accent Chain
Reminiscent of the unexplainable comfort of a cozy, rainy day, our “La Lluvia”, is a 5.85-carat pear-shaped diamond J/SI11 GIA pendant. Embraced by 1.10 carat round diamonds, it rests beautifully on a décolletage. The 1.76 carat round diamonds that intricately adorn the chain resemble the first drops of rain signaling that it’s time to stay indoors and cuddle up.
Colored Diamond Jewelry — Radiant Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring
Nothing seems to be brighter than sunshine until this 8.57-carat Radiant Fancy Yellow diamond VS1/GIA ring was designed and created. Flanked by 1.43-carat trapezoid-shaped diamonds, it lights up any room with its beaming yellow color. It is mounted on an 18k yellow gold basket surrounded by 0.41-carat diamonds in platinum. This design combines all of the best elements to make Solstice one of the best of our Natureal’s Collection.
We’d like to thank you for being a loyal supporter of the Uneek Jewelry brand and look forward to bringing you breathtaking designs to flaunt after we’ve weathered this storm together. Take care and be safe as we all do our part to protect the things that make life beautiful.
Dear procrastinator, are you scrambling for a last-minute Valentine’s Day present? We won’t judge you here at Uneek, but we’ll show you some gift ideas that will make you the hero of the holiday. Let’s be real—a box of chocolates and a sweet note just …
Uneek Jewelry is proud to announce that we have added another layer of quality assurance to our already robust forensic practices.
For the twenty-plus years since our inception, Uneek has always been committed not only to top-of-the-line craftsmanship, but also to exceeding customers’ expectations in the quality department, and our team members have always been transparent about our manufacturing methodologies and quality standards, especially during training sessions with our retail partners (some of our premier retail partners get to fly to Los Angeles and tour the Uneek manufacturing facilities), where important manufacturing differentiators are explained, including, but not limited to: Uneek’s special alloys that provide extra strength and durability even to the most delicate-looking of pieces; how we ensure “zero porosity;” how our diamond graders, under a microscope, pick only melee that have excellent cut and make, etc. This year, we have upped the ante by vowing to become stalwarts in the battle against synthetic diamonds or CVD diamonds.
“We are proud to be the first company in our industry to verify that all of the diamonds in our jewelry are natural and untreated,” shares Uneek designer Benjamin Javaheri in a press release. “We’re calling this the ‘Uneek Promise.’ It guarantees that all the diamonds used to craft your Uneek jewelry are not synthetic diamonds, diamond simulants, or treated diamonds.”
“Unfortunately the elephant in the industry right now is the undisclosed and sometimes unknown mixing of less expensive lab-grown diamonds into traditional diamond parcels,” says Uneek Regional VP of Sales Cortland Shopper. “This happens because large factories either do not track the origin of their diamonds, or they actively mix the parcels to save on costs. GIA reports that every 24 hours 250,000 CVDs enter the marketplace. That’s the equivalent of 1.2 million every work week.”
“The industry has been slow to react,” Shopper continues. “Current watchdog efforts usually involve random sample tests. However that is not enough because it’s not a full-proof method.”
“Here at Uneek we have pioneered a rigid process to ensure proper and complete testing,” Benjamin proclaims. Uneek has been requiring all the loose stones that arrive at our door—whether diamond or colored gemstone—and all parcels to be submitted GIA for melee and QAD testing. Once GIA certifies the authenticity, they sort the gemstones by color and clarity, and deliver them to us. “Next, we take those diamonds and test them in-house with our state-of-the-art CVD tester to confirm their findings,” says Production Manager Toni Singian, referring to our J-Secure Plus synthetic identification machines. “Approved parcels are then dispersed to our diamond graders, sorters and setters. Finally, during every piece’s final QC check each finished piece is again tested prior to being shipped. This way every piece is triple checked.”
“Uneek has been an early adapter in the identification of undisclosed lab grown diamonds,” says David Skuza, North American Agent for DRC Techno, manufacturer of the abovementioned J-Secure Plus machines, whose technology identifies natural from laboratory grown diamonds in any shape from 0.003 carats and larger. “Benjamin and his team at Uneek have been leaders in our industry. They are actively protecting their customers—and their customers’ customers—by using our technology to scan every diamond that passes through their doors. It’s a serious commitment that takes not only real dedication but added labor and process. We see the situation with lab-grown diamonds growing worse day by day and Uneek has drawn a line in the sand.”
“Uneek has taken a real leadership role,” Skuza continues. “It’s an uncompromising commitment to their customers that elevates their merchandise from other manufacturers. It gives their retailers a distinct advantage.”
“The ‘Uneek Promise’ ensures that all diamonds in every piece of jewelry we make to be genuine natural untreated diamonds,” Benjamin declares proudly.