Rubini Jewelers Blog — Love

Ask For a Miracle: The Tale of the Lost Earrings

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Ask For a Miracle: The Tale of the Lost Earrings

We are rowers and we make rowing themed jewelry, among other things.  We are like groupies in the spring traveling every single weekend in April, May, June going to regattas all over the country, preferably on nice weather days, sometimes not so nice.  This spring the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, usually held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, was following a week of such tremendous downpours that the regatta committee feared cancellation was inevitable. I was filled with anxiety starting the Monday before the event, watching the rain, viewing the continued rainy forecast for the weekend.  Who wants to buy jewelry in the cold...

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Value of Jewelry: Let's Get Sentimental

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The more living I get done, the more I recognize that although some things cost more, the absolute biggest determination of value is sentiment.  That means deep down, if you love a piece of jewelry for whatever reason, be it a piece of costume jewelry or a 5 carat diamond, then they have essentially the same intrinsic value.  The loss of either would be equivalently painful, simply for the fact that the item embodied a memory or a feeling for you. Thankfully, we can control our brains and thoughts and feelings and eventually it is possible to transfer the same 'aura'...

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Guide to the Imperfect Gift

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Guide to the Imperfect Gift

We at Rubini Jewelers have customers come in to get gifts for both themselves and others.  Sometimes the selections are bang on, and sometimes not, for both self and others. WHY? First, love (or respect or whatever positivity you can muster) for the recipient is tres importante.  If you buy a bauble to show riches or knowledge or martyrdom, the recipient just might not get it.  They might think the gift is over the top and not respect the purchase, they may think its ingenuine and not appreciate it, they may think it's cheap and not value it.  BUT, if...

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The Secret to the Perfect Gift

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The Secret to the Perfect Gift

I'm in the jewelry business so mostly, I'm talking jewelry... but you can use your imagination and apply it to anyone in any situation. The perfect gift starts and ends with love. This is corny and cliched but always true. If you are buying a gift for your loved one- husband, wife, partner, etc: walk through Rubini Jewelers ;o) and select a few things that catch your eye. Things that you had in your mind prior to shopping or things that catch your eye as you browse... and once you've selected as many or as few candidates as you feel...

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