Jewelry at WP Shelton Jewelers
Finding the perfect jewelry piece can be tricky. Between stones, metals, and accents, so many elements go into creating a unique piece. If you’re still searching for that one special piece, look no further! With our Online Jewelry Bar, you can create your own jewelry that is customized just for you. Our online platform lets you choose the stones, metal colors, stone shapes, carat weight, and so much more. With so many options to choose from, it may be challenging to know where to begin with crafting your own piece. In this blog, we’re here to guide you step by step, so you can enjoy the design process and enjoy watching your creation come to life!
The first phase of creating a personalized piece begins with deciding on what style of jewelry it will be. We offer bracelets, bands, pendants, rings, earrings, engagement rings, and men’s jewelry such as alternative bands, cufflinks, wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets, and tie accessories. Once you’ve decided on what type of jewelry your piece will be, you can begin to think about the details and style you want.
We suggest starting your piece by choosing a stone. If you’re not sure what stone you’d like, you can browse our collection by color and stone shapes to see all of the options available. Once you’ve decided on a gemstone, you can begin viewing all the various styles and shapes that the stone is available in.
Once you’ve selected a product and decided on a gemstone, you will have the option to choose the quality of the stone as well as its shape and setting. If the piece you’ve chosen has accent stones, you can also select the quality of those as well. From there, you’re able to choose from a variety of metals, metal colors, and their qualities. Knowing what stone you’d like will help you decide on a metal as you can coordinate the two colors.
Many of the pieces available on our platform have the option to add an engraving to the back of it. If you prefer to have a name or initial on your piece, you can pick the font and colors of the lasered engraving. This is a great option for those creating a piece as a gift or momentum!
While you are designing your piece, you can view what it will look like as you select different options. If you’re having trouble deciding on a feature, you can see what each one looks like in real-time.
You can go back and view each feature that you’ve selected and make changes as you go. Be sure to take a look at your piece as you are creating it to view what it will be like once it’s designed. After you’ve gone through and selected everything you’d like to be included on your piece, you are ready to place your order! All that's left is to submit your design and get a quote. Now, you can add ‘jewelry designer’ to your resume!
We hope this blog helps give you an idea of what designing a piece on our Online Jewelry Bar is like. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! If you're inspired to craft your dream jewelry piece, bring it to life and start creating it today!
We also offer an in-store custom design service for those wanting a one-on-one consultation. Please give us a call to set up an appointment!
As the day of love approaches, it’s time to start planning the ideal date for you and your sweet heart. More importantly, you need to find the perfect gift! What better way to show your special someone how much they mean to you than with a beautiful piece of jewelry they’ll cherish forever. This year, make February 14th a Valentine’s you and your significant other will never forget! We’ve laid out a few gift ideas for the big day that they’re sure to love.
Rings are one of the most diverse pieces of jewelry you can have! Between thin, minimalistic rings to bold rings to diamond bands, there are rings out there that fit everyone’s style. The best part about our stackable bands is that you can pair them together to really make a shining statement, or you can wear them separately to highlight a specific piece. Depending on her jewelry preferences, you can choose various rings that she’ll enjoy. For a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day, we highly suggest celebrating with diamonds or gemstones with a meaning. Great examples include a dainty ring with delicate details surrounding the small diamonds, a 5-stone diamond anniversary band, a band with each family member’s birthstone, and gemstones that represent love (pinks and reds). Just like your love for one another, these stackable rings will never go out of style.
Nothing is more sentimental than a personalized gift; and customized jewelry pieces are just what you need to wow him or her this February. Initials, special dates, and names are a few of the sentimental details you can add to an individualized piece. Personalized pieces can be earrings, rings, necklaces, cufflinks, tie clips or bracelets in various metals, styles, and with any stone. We can even take your favorite photo and place it inside a locket. Personalizing one of these pieces with a significant memento makes it more than just jewelry, but a sentimental keepsake. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the type of personalization we offer.
Heart Shaped Jewelry
What better time to adorn her with heart jewelry than Valentine's Day! Heart shaped pieces are timeless accessories that everyone deserves to have in her collection. Some of our favorites for the day of love include heart-shaped lockets, earrings, and stylish metal rings. To make it extra special, you can also choose heart pieces that feature diamonds and other stones that give a touch of shine and sparkle. Go ahead and give her your heart this February!
While love is something that should be celebrated every day, we can’t help but get excited for the day in which we get to commemorate it to the fullest! After the unusual year we’ve experienced, this Valentine’s Day deserves to be extra special. Grab the flowers, the chocolates, and of course, the jewelry! Let your partner know just how much they mean to you with a gift that will enchant them for Valentine’s to come.
If you need help picking out the perfect piece for him or her this Valentine’s Day, we are here to help! Stop by our store, view our online inventory, or give us a call. We want them to love their gift just as much as they love you!
Putting on a beautiful piece of jewelry resonates the same feeling as stepping into a warm shower or getting a much-needed haircut - refreshed and renewed. This is why accessories like jewelry are just as important to our inner feelings and thoughts as they are to our outward appearance. If you feel that you’ve hit a rut with your looks or aren’t sure how to gain this self-assurance from jewelry, we are here to help. We know how significant jewelry can be and want you to look and feel your best! We’ve put together a few ways you can up your outfit game and switch up your favorite looks with new and old pieces.
No one can resist the charm of a stunning, bold gemstone piece! Gemstones are known to hold multiple properties on top of their gorgeous hues and shine. Aquamarines help instate calmness and alertness, emeralds bring loyalty and compassion, and sapphires ignite focus and wisdom. No matter what aspect of your life you want to enhance, there’s a stone for it. Whether you believe in these powers or not, you can’t deny the overwhelming beauty of these stones! The allure from gemstones alone is enough to transform a look completely. Mixing and matching various colored pieces can bring an entirely fresh ambiance to your outfits as well as a new appreciation for the pieces themselves.
If you’re looking for something totally unique to you, you can’t go wrong with personalized jewelry! Add a little style and individuality to your looks with a piece that shows off a bit of you. Wearing your name or initials is a sign of self-love and confidence. A simple metal personalized piece can become the new centerpiece of your accessories. The best part of this jewelry is that it never goes out of style! You can enjoy a name or initial piece for a lifetime.
Try Something New
The best way to reinvent yourself and your looks with jewelry is to try something new! Switching up your accessories can shed a whole new light on your outfits. You can do this by mixing and matching pieces you already have or with new ones. Try using different metal colors or stones to highlight the uniqueness of each piece. If all of your pieces are the same metal color or stone shape and color, it’s time to branch out and experiment with other styles. On top of this, try layering and stacking your jewelry! A single piece can appear completely different when complemented with others. Layering necklaces and bracelets creates a beautiful ensemble of pieces that blend as one. Stacking your rings can have this same effect. You can choose to match similar pieces or pick ones of varying styles to add texture and character to your looks.
So much of how we feel on the inside is determined by our appearance. Putting on a little makeup, a new outfit, or our favorite jewelry can give us a boost in confidence that we all need at times. Let your jewelry bring out the best in you! If you’re interested in remaking your looks, let us know! We are here to help you feel your very best whether that is with new jewelry, or old jewelry turned into something new! Just give us a call, 228-875-4842.
When it comes to gemstone colors, the varying hues of blue are unbeatable! From deep, dark tones to light, luminous shades, gemstones can come in a large assortment of blues. The attractiveness and demand for blue jewelry are easily recognizable and hard to deny. We can’t get enough of the versatility of blue gemstones. They look wonderful in any jewelry form! Here are some of the most popular and exhilarating blue-hued gemstones.
These beautiful gemstones are known for their deep blue hue. The September birthstone belongs to the corundum family of gemstones, which also includes rubies. Sapphires can appear in almost every color but are most commonly blue. This royal blue gemstone symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness and has frequently been associated with romance as well. Using the term “royal” to describe the hue of this ring isn't just in reference to its color. One of the most famous sapphire pieces is Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement rings! Hence the correlation with the word nobility.
Topaz stones are available in an especially wide range of colors. This stone is pleochroic, which means it can show an array of various hues when viewed from different angles. A naturally occurring blue topaz is rare to find. On the other hand, a colorless topaz is easily accessible and is commonly used to give a blue hue to the gemstone. This is why the stone can appear in a variety of blues ranging from an icy, pale hue to a deep, saturated shade. This particular blue topaz is the birthstone for December and is one of the most sought after gemstones. Topaz is often viewed as the stone of love and loyalty. More specifically, a blue topaz symbolizes clarity, honesty, and strong emotional connection.
Tanzanites are a somewhat recently discovered gemstone. They were only first identified in 1967 near Mount Kilimanjaro. This monumental landmark is the only place where tanzanites can be found. The color of this gemstone is caught between a blue and violet hue. Similar to topaz, the tanzanite is pleochroic. When shown from different angles and in various lighting, the stone gives off distinct colors ranging from a violet-blue to blue-violet. A year after its initial discovery in the 60s, Tiffany’s & Co. gave the stone the name tanzanite and ran a campaign introducing it to the public. Tanzanites immediately became an immensely desirable stone and are still highly sought after today. These stones are one of the birthstones for December and are known for symbolizing calmness and communication.
As its name presumes, the term aquamarine derives from the Latin words for seawater. This name is quite fitting as the stone’s transparent blue hue is comparable to the cool ocean water. Aquamarine is a color variation of Beryl, a rare mineral that is also used for emeralds. In relation to its name and coloring, this March birthstone is seen as a good luck charm and was believed to settle harsh waves at sea to keep sailors out of harm. The refreshing light blue gemstone is also said to bring happiness to marriages.
If you’re looking to add blue gemstones to your collection, these four gemstones are a perfect place to start! The alluring colors of each one are more beautiful than the last and wearing any of them is sure to catch wandering eyes. Whether you’re drawn to these stones for their hues, birthstone month, or believed spiritual properties, the beauty of each one is apparent!
Tennis bracelets are widely popular and are a staple jewelry piece in every diamond lovers' collection. These sparkly pieces are an excellent go-to accessory to polish off your looks and make the perfect gifts for special occasions. While most of us are familiar with these delicate bracelets, not everyone knows how this specific jewelry inherited its name. Although we all know these dainty diamond pieces as tennis bracelets, they only adopted the name in the late 70s. Before this, they were known as line diamond bracelets. If you love these bracelets or want to learn a little fun piece of history, keep reading on how the tennis bracelet got its name...
As the name suggests, the tennis bracelet got its name from a tennis match, specifically the U.S. Open. In 1978, legendary tennis player Chris Evert played in the U.S. Open. With her career skyrocketing during this decade, Evert routinely wore diamonds while playing. She was renowned as one of the most stylish women of tennis. One of her most notable accessories was an eternity bracelet that was flexible enough to be worn even during a backhanded shot.
On this day, however, Evert was wearing a gold and diamond bracelet during her match. While playing in an early round of the Open, the clasp of this bracelet broke, and it flew off her wrist. Evert immediately stopped playing and began looking for the broken pieces of her bracelet scattered across the court. She refused to continue the match until she had recovered the jewelry and had officials help her search for the missing pieces. Spectators watched as Evert and game officials scoured the court for her bracelet and eventually found it. This scene became quite a display that drew the attention of jewelers from all across the nation. From this moment forward, these bracelets became known as tennis bracelets.
Chris Evert went on to win the U.S. Open that year for the fourth time and was henceforth known as the originator of the name tennis bracelet. Called the “Ice Maiden,” Evert was just as much of a fashion icon as she was a tennis superstar. Her stylish choice to sport diamonds during matches inspired other players to wear diamond jewelry while on the court for decades to come and still today. If you watch a match today, you’ll spot players such as Serena Williams rocking diamonds while playing!
If you’re inspired by Chris Evert to add a little bling to your looks, an elegant diamond tennis bracket is just what you need. At W.P. Shelton Jewelers, we carry a wonderful and vast selection of tennis bracelets that are perfect for on and off the court! No matter the gold color or occasion, these delicate pieces of jewelry are the perfect accessory for every #SheltonsGirl!
Visit our Online Jewelry Bar with the link below to design your own diamond bracelet, or stop by our store and see their sparkle up close!
Link: Tennis Bracelets
Diamonds are known for being a girl's best friend. Elegant, enduring, and classic, it's no secret why diamonds have earned this title! For centuries, diamonds have been revered for their beauty and resilience. These exceptional gemstones are thought of as to be worn for extraordinary moments. Although they are a delicate treasure in themselves, they should not be limited to formal and special occasions. Diamonds make great pieces for your day-to-day looks and should be worn often. We've listed a few of our favorite everyday diamonds pieces perfect for all occasions!
Studs are always versatile pieces that are easy and perfect to pair with other pieces. The versatility of these earrings makes them a great go-to accessory, whether you're looking to dress up a look or keep it simple and chic. Add diamonds to a pair of stud earrings, and, now, these simple pieces have a glint of shimmer and elegance! No matter the metal type, stone color, or shape, diamond studs are a classic piece that brings sparkle to any outfit.
Perfect for stacking, diamond bands are a must-have for anyone who loves to accessorize. The timeless beauty of these pieces is evident, which is why they are an ideal ring. They make beautiful pieces for anniversary, wedding, and eternity bands. The naturalness of diamond bands allows them to be stacked and paired with almost anything. You can mix them with bold, contrasting colors or similar, clean pieces. They're the perfect piece to complement your wedding or engagement ring or as just a glistening accessory.
Diamond Tennis Bracelets
Dainty and brilliant, diamond tennis bracelets are the ideal jewelry piece for those on the go. Diamond tennis bracelets can be worn to a casual girl's lunch, special night out, and every occasion in between. The luxurious appearance of these bracelets gives a sense of charm and refinement to any look they accompany. Although these pieces are dainty, they make a bold, unmissable statement. When you put a diamond tennis bracelet on, your wrist will thank you!
A diamond pendant is a powerful piece, and the luminescence of a diamond is portrayed beautifully in a pendant. The single stone pendant is a sophisticated and timeless piece that shows off the perfect amount of glitz and glamor. Add a halo of diamonds or diamond accents to these pieces to create an even more shimmering pendant. The stone shape, setting, and metal type of these pieces are entirely up to you!
The magnificence of diamonds deserves to be celebrated! Whether you're embarking on a typical day of errands or a special date night, treat yourself to sparkles. Your diamond pieces shouldn't collect dust sitting in your jewelry box, waiting for a special occasion! Give your favorite looks some shimmer by pairing them with brilliant diamond pieces.
If you need to add more diamonds to your collection, visit our store or view our online collection with the link below.
Your engagement ring is one of the most treasured belongings a person can have. The significance and devotion of an engagement ring make it more than just a piece of jewelry, but a physical representation of undying love and adoration. When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, it’s important to remember it is a piece that will stay with you forever. Style, color, stone, and stone shape are just a few of the elements to consider when searching for the perfect ring. There are so many variations of rings that it can be challenging to decide on one. We’ve put together a collection below of our favorite engagement ring styles. With each style, we can customize it to fit your personality and style preference.
Halo / Double Halo
Diamond halo rings have been fast growing in popularity. These bold rings feature a halo (or multiple) of diamonds surrounding the center stone. This style adds more shimmer and composition to the ring. Diamond halos can come in various stone shapes and settings, which is what makes them a favorite. A diamond halo is a great ring to consider if you want a ring that is flushed with diamonds and gives off an eye-catching sparkle. Not to mention they can make the center stone appear larger.
When thinking of well-liked ring styles, a cathedral setting is one of the most classic and ageless variations of engagement rings. This beloved setting option is so popular because it embellishes the stone and makes it appear more prominent. The prong head assembly of this setting accentuates the center stone by holding it high above the band and gives it an emphasized look. A cathedral setting is an excellent option for anyone looking for a timeless but profound ring.
Rough diamonds are those displayed in their natural form. The raw state of these diamonds is what makes this engagement ring style stand out so prominently. These rings are unique and gorgeous, and come in many different colors. They are revered and loved for their natural beauty and textured look that adds character to the ring. If you’re looking for a ring that will stand out amongst others, rough diamonds are for you!
The variety of engagement rings is an extensive list! There are so many factors that go into making each one. Finding the perfect engagement ring can be difficult, but once you’ve discovered the one, you will hold it dear for years to come. We hope this blog helps give you an idea of what engagement ring you might want. If you want to see more styles of engagement rings or looking to buy the perfect one, visit our store or shop our online collection.
It’s almost summertime in the south! The summer heat has hit the coast, and it’s time to start preparing for days spent on the water and nights sitting out on the porch. No matter what activities you’re embarking on this summer, we hope you’re looking and feeling your best. To help give you an inspiration of how to accessorize these upcoming months, we’ve come up with some of our favorite summer pieces and looks below!
Do you love spending the summer days relaxing on the water? Us too! One of the best parts about summer is spending time at the beach, so it’s no surprise nautical jewelry is an essential accessory for the warm coastal weather! This includes pieces with waves, shells, anchors, fish, or any other features reminding you of the beach! Even when you're not enjoying the ocean breeze, wearing nautical jewelry will allow you to take a piece of the beach with you wherever you go.
Turquoise & Coral Jewelry
Summer fashion trends are all about wearing bright and lively colors and this includes your accessories as well. Although any vivid and energetic colored jewelry is great for summer wear, two styles really saying summer to us are turquoise and coral pieces. Both of these colors are fun and can work with lots of other shades and styles. Turquoise and coral are two beautiful hues that are reminiscent of the beach and capture the allure of the open water. We love these colors on earrings, necklaces, and bracelets!
There’s no jewelry style more fun than fringe! Fringe earrings allow you to show off your playful side while still sporting a smart, chic look with your accessories. These trendy earrings come in a variety of colors and styles that will add an extra bit of flair to any outfit. If you’re looking to add more color to your jewelry collection, bright colored or multicolored fringe earrings are a great way to incorporate a vibrant pop of color into your style! Fringe earrings can be worn during your everyday routine or with your night out look, which makes them a great accessory for all your summer fun.
Layered Bracelets & Bangles
Having fun with your looks is a must for this summer! Stacking bracelets is a great way to create a brand new look from pieces you already own. Putting together a good looking stack of bracelets can give your look more texture and give it a more chic appearance. Layering bracelets allows you to mix and match different colors, shapes, and styles creating one cohesive look. Some of our favorite bracelet pairings are bangles and beads, dainty bracelets and cuffs, and different metals. No matter what you decide to layer, stacking bracelets is sure to bring new life into some of your favorite pieces!
Colored Cultured Pearls
Pearl jewelry is always in style! The glistening elegance pearl can add to an outfit is unbeatable. For summer, we suggest switching up your look and opting for colored pearls rather than traditional white or cream pearls. Cultured pearls such as Tahitian and South Sea cultured pearls have various different hues and overtones and make beautiful accessories. The broad palette of these pearls allows you to choose a color that’ll bring a gorgeous shimmer and unique look for all your summer styles!
Are you ready for beach days and summer vacays? At W. P. Shelton Jewelers, we’re here to help you get ready for all your summer fun! No matter if you choose to wear one of these styles or all five, we know you’ll look great this summer.
Warm weather and fresh blooms have finally made their way to the coast, which means Mother’s Day will be here before we know it! As this holiday approaches, we hope you have the perfect, fashionable gift planned. If you need a little inspiration on how to gift, we have a few suggestions to go with any woman’s style. With our online jewelry bar and online store, you can pair the perfect jewelry that fits her style. These jewelry pieces are perfect for Mother’s Day and during the rest of the spring and summer seasons.
There’s no better jewelry piece to express her faith than one with a cross! This can be a necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings, or a combination of the four. Cross jewelry is a great way to symbolize her faith in a visible way. You can choose from simple metal pieces or ones with stones to add a pop of color. No matter what style you choose, you can’t go wrong with cross jewelry this time of year!
One of the best things about spring is the beautiful flowers blooming all around us! She shouldn’t have to go outside in the garden to get her floral fix. Floral jewelry is great for any spring occasion, especially during Mother’s Day. The blooming of flowers represents new life, so what better day to illustrate that than on a mother? This is why flower pieces are an excellent idea for your Mother’s Day jewelry gift!
Mother’s Day and springtime outfits usually involve bright colors and patterns. This is why we suggest pairing pearls with her look. Pearls are simple but elegant and work great with patterns or an abundance of color. You can even choose a colored pearl to match your style for the day. Pairing together a pearl necklace, earrings, or bracelet is the perfect, polished and sophisticated look she will want all spring long.
Spring fashion is all about vibrant colors. For this reason, gemstones are a great piece for her Mother’s Day and springtime look. Gemstone jewelry allows you to choose from so many beautiful colors and shades. You can even show off multiple colors at once with a multi-stone piece. Whether you choose her birthstone or her children’s birthstones, her style will be bursting with color!
Springtime is a wonderful time of the year, and we hope this gives you the inspiration you need! It is certainly a season in which we want all our customers to look and feel their best. This can be done with a necklace, earrings, ring, bracelet, or any combination of those. Whether you choose to go with a simple, understated piece or a bright, bold one, you can find your perfect spring gift on our website: www.WPSheltonJewelers.com.
Springtime is almost here, which means it’s time for fresh flowers, warm days, and colorful jewelry! We can’t control mother nature or the weather, but we can definitely help you find fabulous jewelry for this upcoming season. Nothing says spring more than bright, vibrant jewelry, which is why colored gemstones are the perfect addition for all. You can incorporate the beautiful colors of spring with a customized piece from our Online Jewelry Bar. We have so many different styles, stones, and even stone shapes to choose between. Check out the list below for a few of our favorite personalized pieces you can have fun creating on our website. Make it even more fun by inviting your friends and family to join you!
Pantone’s Color of the Year: Blue
What better way to add vibrance to your spring look than with the color of the year? Pantone named blue as 2020’s color, and we are loving it. There are so many beautiful gemstones of this color! From sapphire to aquamarine, and zircon to tanzanite, the possibilities are endless. Mix and match shades or coordinate your pieces to match. No matter what shade you like, blue is the perfect, rich color to wear this spring and all year long.
From exquisite pendants to vivid rings, birthstone jewelry is just the pop of color and customization you need for spring! Not to mention they have a wonderful sentimental feel to each of them. From amethysts to garnets and peridots to emeralds, birthstones are the best way to show off some color in a personalized way. Whether you are a March baby or an August baby, create your perfect and unique piece by choosing your stone, shape, and metal.
If you are having trouble picking just one gemstone, get the best of both worlds and pick two! With our two-toned rings, you can choose two colored stones and their shapes for your perfect piece. Select the same stone or mix and match different colors to create a brilliantly vibrant and unique ring. After all, two is better than one! Choose from gold, silver, and platinum bands and add even more richness to your piece
Create a memory that will last a lifetime with family inspired jewelry! There is nothing more meaningful than to have your family’s names or initials on jewelry. Monogrammed initial jewelry makes for lifelong gifts bringing smiles to those who wear them. Our family jewelry also includes custom-designed pieces passed down from one generation to the next. Imagine your personalized jewelry passed down to your great, great-grandchildren. How special!
There’s nothing more beautiful than the colors of springtime, and at W. P. Shelton Jewelers, we want you to look your best this new season. Get ready for spring with dazzling, vivid jewelry! Bright gemstones are just the addition you need to add a pop color for the upcoming months. Whether you are looking for a necklace, earrings, ring, or anything jewelry, you can create your perfect colorful piece with our Online Jewelry Bar. Get started with the link below!