Category Archives: Fine & Estate Jewelry

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts From The Braswell Collection

Finding a unique gift for Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be complicated. When you shop with Braswell & Son, you’re choosing from a thoughtfully curated assortment of vintage luxury handbags and fine, pre-owned and estate jewelry. Our expert team has assembled the best of the best, so you can be confident that you’re selecting a fantastic Valentine’s […]

Diamond Necklaces For Your Next Red Carpet Moment

Fashionistas and trend setters are bringing necklaces back in a big way. If you’ve been watching this year’s awards season from Hollywood, you’ve probably noticed that necklaces have been ruling the red carpet. While some celebrities are donning solid gold, silver and platinum, the majority of red carpet photos seem to indicate that diamond necklaces […]

No Rules Engagement Rings: What to Spend and Why

Engagements and weddings are big business. Big, as in couples spend on average of $30,000-plus on a ring and ceremony. Slick and compelling marketing by the diamond and retail jewelry industry pushes spending between 1 and 3 month’s salary on a ring, suggesting the amount spent is directly reflective of the love you feel toward […]

Engagement Ring Inspiration Worthy of Love Itself

Few things inspire hope and positivity as love does. Love influences our behavior and moves us to be better people for others and ourselves. No wonder an engagement with its details creates such a fuss—especially with the ring. The connection between two people is singularly unique and deserves a ring equally expressive. Here are three […]

Vintage Engagement and Wedding Rings: Tradition at its Finest

The first time you laid eyes on the Georgian beauty, you knew. The rich Bordeaux and ivy bouquet of gemstones—garnets, emeralds and seed pearls surrounding a rose cut diamond, all wrapped in an ornate, warm gold setting—you had just met your dream engagement ring. Rings from the Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco […]

Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings—Classic for a Reason

A round, brilliant cut white diamond nestled into the center of a Tiffany setting is the one and only choice for couples in love with tradition. It’s no surprise that the classic stone has remained popular for generations. A diamond solitaire is the ultimate showpiece in an engagement ring, just as the bride is the […]

High Priced Chain Jewelry Stores: Buyer Beware

Chain jewelry stores have been bombarding us with concepts of “love” for years with their suggestive messaging. After all, why bother if he didn’t get it from Jared … and, doesn’t every kiss begin with Kay? A word of caution: everything that glitters is not always golden. Popular chain jewelry stores are not all what […]

Shopping for Engagement Rings: Insider Tips

There is something insanely romantic about the idea of a man pouring over options with his lady in mind, and choosing a ring that will represent their lifelong love affair. However, let’s not overlook the daunting task that lies before him. His choice should be an elegant balance of quality, design, size and price. He […]

Rare Detail, Rose Gold and Vintage Luxury: 2017 Engagement Ring Trends

Let’s face it, choosing an engagement ring is a big deal. The choice must perfectly embody your partner’s individuality and unique style preference, represent the love and depth of commitment you share, and be a wise investment. No pressure, right? For Braswell and Son’s engagement and bridal specialists, it’s an honor to assist Central Arkansas […]

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings: A Millennial Love Story

Princess Diana had an eye for style and turned royal tradition on its ear when she chose the iconic 18-carat oval sapphire for her engagement to Prince Charles. Her choice to forgo the classic diamond in favor of a colored gemstone was an expression of individuality that sparked a trend that today is more popular […]