What is a Carat?

If you have ever bought a fine piece of jewelry before I am sure you have heard the word carat used by your jeweler before. Did you actually understand what it meant? Did you jeweler say carat or Karat?  Does it matter? YES!   Let’s talk about Carat..with a C. Carat refers to the weight […]

April Birthstone – Diamond

  April’s Birthstone is Diamond. Diamond is the most popular stone in the world and is the classic choice for an engagement or wedding ring. Diamond is also the gem that marks the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.   Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the […]

The Dock Cafe

Date Night?  I have the perfect restaurant for you… The Dock Café!   Not only does this place have outstanding food and cocktails but between the architecture and views of the St. Croix River, you just can’t beat the atmosphere. My love of this restaurant started after taking my prom date here way back in […]

Color of the year 2015 – Marsala

When Pantone announces its colors for the year and season, the fashion world takes notice. So does the jewelry industry. We looked for interesting gems that matched Pantone’s Color of the Year (Marsala) and the other gemstones in the Spring/Summer family. We also went a step further and followed Pantone’s lead by identifying gems that […]

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

During the month of March I find myself thinking of the color Aquamarine frequently. As a jewelry professional I should say it is because Aquamarine is the birthstone for March but in reality I am mostly daydreaming about getting out of the terrible Mid-West weather and into the beautiful Aqua colored waters of the Caribbean […]

Allure Announces Grand Opening

October 2013 We are excited to be a part of the Stillwater community! Please come visit our beautiful showroom located in the Brick Alley building in Downtown Stillwater, Mn. Allure specializes in fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, engagement rings, fashion jewelry, repair, and custom made jewelry. We are also proud to carry Intelligent Nutrients products and […]