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Glossary of Jewelry Terms

Glossary of Jewelry Terms

October 19, 2018

This A-Z list of commonly used jewelry terms is THE ultimate guide to all of the important terms used to describe rings and other jewelry. Plus, each is represented with an image example to make it even easier to become a jewelry design expert!
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Wedding Ring Ideas for Music Lovers

Wedding Ring Ideas for Music Lovers

June 15, 2018

Looking for a wedding ring for your music-loving partner? Check out these guitar string rings, rings with woods commonly found in instruments, meteorite rings for your rock "star" and more. 
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Story Behind the Ring - Memorial Jewelry for Yellow Rose

Story Behind the Ring - Memorial Jewelry for Yellow Rose

May 25, 2018

Read the story behind this beautiful collection of memorial jewelry celebrating the life of Lacille, who was better-known by her loving family as Yellow Rose.
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Rings for Nature Lovers

Wedding Ring Inspiration for Outdoor Lovers

April 18, 2018

Outdoor lovers, prepare to be inspired! This collection of 30 awesome ring design ideas features one-of-a-kind wedding rings inspired by nature's beauty. It includes wood rings, mountain rings and other wedding bands you won't find anywhere else!
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The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet!

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet!

March 28, 2018

Dreaming of a perfectly, purple wedding? This blog post features a ton of ideas for how to incorporate this lovely hue into your special day.
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Gibeon Meteorite: A Real-Life Equivalent to Black Panther’s Vibranium

Gibeon Meteorite: A Real-Life Equivalent to Black Panther’s Vibranium

March 01, 2018

According to Marvel lore, Vibranium is a rare metal alloy that resulted after a meteorite hit Africa. It's fictional, but many believe it's based on the VERY real Gibeon meteorite.
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Pet Memorial Rings - Mindy Sue's Story

Pet Memorial Rings - Mindy Sue's Story

December 19, 2017 1 Comment

On the day we were introduced to Mindy, the planets must have aligned. The pet memorial ring we created in her memory is the perfect symbol of our bond with her. 

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Ultimate Guide To Black Rings

Ultimate Guide To Black Rings

December 01, 2017

Black rings are a modern, moody, trendy and stylish accessory and make for excellent wedding bands. With so many options available, which black metal is right for you?
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Halloween Proposal Story

Story Behind the Ring - Halloween Proposal

October 31, 2017

This Jewelry by Johan customer's proposal story takes place on Halloween and includes some not-so-scary and also very creative romanticism (is that a word?).
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60 Ideas for Items to Use in Custom Wood Rings

60 Ideas for Items to Use in Custom Wood Rings

October 07, 2017

Custom wood rings are the perfect canvas for creating a unique, sentimental jewelry gift. Here's some inspiration on items to use for a custom item.
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Jewelry by Johan Customer Story Custom Anniversary Necklace

Custom Anniversary Necklace - Dave & Linda's Story

September 15, 2017 1 Comment

A husband's amazingly romantic idea to create an unforgettable 25th anniversary gift using a sentimental rock found on trip to the North Shore.
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Awesome Alternative Engagement Rings

Awesome Alternative Engagement Rings

August 30, 2017

Sometimes diamonds aren't a girl's best friend. Check out these amazing, alternative engagement rings featuring moonstone, morganite and more!
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Troilite in Meteorite Jewelry

Troilite in Meteorite Jewelry

August 11, 2017

What is Troilite? What does it look like? Do you want it in your meteorite jewelry? Get all the answers to these and other questions!
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Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

July 17, 2017

From initials, to meaningful dates, to fingerprints, your options for ring engravings are pretty limitless. Check out this blog for some inspiration.
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Ultimate Guide to Wedding Bands

Ultimate Guide to Wedding Bands

June 15, 2017

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FAQs About Gold Jewelry

FAQs About Gold Jewelry

May 09, 2017

How can you tell if gold's real? What is rose gold? Is gold hypoallergenic? These and other gold jewelry questions answered all in one place.
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Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

April 13, 2017

From bezel set to a simple solitaire, engagement ring styles run the gamut. This blog explains your options and will help a style that's the perfect fit.
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Kidney Stone Ring

Story Behind the Ring - Emily and Paulo

March 31, 2017 2 Comments

A kidney stone is the real star of this meteorite engagement ring proposal story of two cat-lovers who had a chance encounter in the emergency room.
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Celebrate Your Irish Heritage with Celtic Jewelry & Irish Jewelry

Celebrate Your Irish Heritage with Celtic Jewelry & Irish Jewelry

March 17, 2017

When Irish eyes are smiling, it's likely because they read this blog that inspired them to find the perfect Celtic-inspired wedding band or Irish engagement ring.
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Meaningful Ring Ideas - Engaged Celebrity Edition

Meaningful Ring Ideas - Engaged Celebrity Edition

March 08, 2017

What ring should the future Mr. Serena Williams wear? We had some fun brainstorming meaningful ring design ideas for 8 celebrity couples who got engaged in 2016. 

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Story Behind the Ring - Amy & Nick's Love Story

Story Behind the Ring - Amy & Nick's Love Story

February 20, 2017

They met when they were 13, parted ways, re-united and the rest is history. Hear the story and learn about the antler and meteorite ring he chose.
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How To Build Your Johan Eduard Watch

How To Build Your Johan Eduard Watch

February 16, 2017

Johan Eduard watches are made-to-order and can be coordinated to include the same unique materials featured in your wedding jewelry.
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Payment Options Accepted at Jewelry by Johan

Payment Options Accepted at Jewelry by Johan

January 31, 2017

We offer several convenient options for payment here at Jewelry by Johan, including our no-interest payment plan called FlexPay and Apple Pay.
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Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Wedding Inspiration

2017 Pantone Color of the Year Wedding Inspiration

January 19, 2017

Greenery was announced as the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year. Here's some inspiration on how to incorporate this hue into your upcoming nuptials.
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Tealights

Story Behind the Ring - Dalaki's Surprise Proposal

December 07, 2016

A long distance romance has a happy ending with a custom ring from Jewelry by Johan and a surprise proposal caught on video. Watch it now.
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Creative ways to secretly get your partner's ring size

Creative ways to secretly get your partner's ring size

December 04, 2016

Planning a surprise proposal can get tricky if you don't know your partner's ring size. Here are a few suggestions on how to procure a size without giving your intent away.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Designing Your Custom Engagement Ring

[INFOGRAPHIC] Designing Your Custom Engagement Ring

November 15, 2016

This helpful, fun infographic captures all of the decisions you need to make when determining the design of your engagement ring. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
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Pet Memorial Ring for Parrot

Story Behind the Ring - Anne's Memorial Ring

September 20, 2016

Read how Anne turned memories of her beloved parrot into a keepsake ring that allows her feathered companion of 20 years to remain close.
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Darrel Melissa Story Behind the Ring

Story Behind the Ring - Melissa & Darrel

September 07, 2016

When it came time for Melissa to create fiance' Darrel's wedding band, she used a piece of his past and created a sentimental keepsake ring like no other.
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How to Tell If It’s Real Meteorite Jewelry

July 15, 2016

Don't be fooled by jewelers who claim to sell meteorite rings that are not genuine meteorite. This blog explains how to tell if meteorite is the real deal.
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Story Behind the Ring - Jamie & Wally

Story Behind the Ring - Jamie & Wally

June 29, 2016

This outdoor-loving couple used their own sentimental deer antler to create a custom bridal set and wedding band that perfectly represents them.
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Whiskey Barrel Wood Rings

Custom Rings Made From Whiskey Barrels

June 28, 2016

If you enjoy a glass of Jack after a long day or you simply admire the unique grain pattern of the whiskey barrel oak, a whiskey barrel ring may be for you.
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Meteorite Knife

Meteorite Knives Date Back to King Tut

June 03, 2016

Historians have known that meteorite has been used in a variety of applications throughout history, including to make weapons used by King Tut.
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Jewelry by Johan Antler Rings on Minnesota Bound

Deer Antler Rings Featured On Minnesota Bound

March 11, 2016

We are honored and excited to announce that Jewelry by Johan and our handcrafted antler rings were featured on the TV show Minnesota Bound. Watch the video!
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Pet Ashes Memorial Jewelry

Pet Ashes Memorial Jewelry

January 22, 2016

Celebrate the memory of a lost pet by creating a unique piece of jewelry containing their ashes. Take any existing design and create a memorial item.
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How to Measure Wrist for Bracelet

How To Measure Your Bracelet Size

July 29, 2015

A bracelet that doesn't quite fit can be uncomfortable and annoying. Learn how to properly measure your wrist so you can order the correct size!
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Custom Arrow Ring with Antler and Wood

The Story Behind the Ring: Nikki & Paul

March 23, 2015

The custom antler and wood ring with an arrow pinstripe that Nikki created for Paul was one of the most creative and unique rings we've ever crafted.
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Jenga Inspires Couple to Create Unique Wood Wedding Rings

Jenga Inspires Couple to Create Unique Wood Wedding Rings

November 17, 2014

Their game nights frequently consisted of Jenga. Now, their wedding rings do, too. Hear how one couple had us create some very unique wedding jewelry.
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Pansy Great Dane

Story Behind the Ring - Remembering Pansy

September 03, 2014

Pansy was a great dane who was a great friend. Her mom paid tribute to her life by having us create a memorial ring featuring her ashes.
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Jewelry by Johan Custom Wedding Ring Set

Eric and Erin's Custom Wedding Ring Story

August 18, 2014

We were honored to be entrusted by Erin and Eric to create both of their wedding rings. A unique cathedral style engagement ring and coordinating wood wedding band for him.
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custom wood rings

[VIDEO] How to Send us Your Wood for a Custom Item

July 25, 2014

This helpful blog includes a short video that explains how to send in your own wood item or wood sample for creation of a custom item.
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Pile of Antlers

[VIDEO] How to Send us Your Antler for a Custom Ring

July 25, 2014

Check out these step by step instructions on how to send us your antler for a custom antler item, including a helpful video. International and domestic instructions vary.
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titanium wedding bands

Wedding Band Stand-in Rings

July 18, 2014

Need your wedding band sooner than it is scheduled to be delivered? If you know that your ring won't arrive in time for your wedding, you can purchase a Wedding Band Stand-In Ring
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Mokume Gane Wedding Rings

Johan Forges 18th Century Mokume Gane into Modern Jewelry

June 20, 2014

The traditional Japanese technique of mokume gane (mokume-wood grain, and gane-metal) is just one of the many applications used at Jewelry by Johan.
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History of Titanium

A History of Titanium

June 16, 2014

Although this metal was discovered in 1790, its real potential was only discovered during and immediately after WWII. 
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Big Diamond

[HOW TO] Choose the Right Diamond for You

May 30, 2014

Read this handy how-to that will help you find a diamond that fits your style and budget. We explain what factors to consider to help you make an informed decision.
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Ring Mandrel

[HOW TO] Get Your Custom Ring Sized Properly

April 29, 2014

Proper ring sizing for a custom ring is easy and very important. This helpful article includes information and a video to help you get it right the first time.
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ring sizing conversion chart

International Ring Size Conversion Chart

April 27, 2014

For our international customers, this helpful ring size conversion chart will tell you what US size is the equivalent to the size in your country.
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Titanium Ring

Why Are Titanium Rings So Popular?

April 17, 2014

Titanium rings are a top-choice because they are durable, affordable, comfortable and low-maintenance! Is titanium the best choice for your ring?
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Where Do Dinosaur Bones Come From?

Where Do Dinosaur Bones Come From?

March 14, 2013

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