Join Us for Our Tacori Bridal Event: June 23rd and 24th

By Jenna Fish June 11, 2018

Tacori Bridal Event - J.R. Dunn South Florida

It’s that time of year again! Our Tacori Weekend will take place in our South Florida showroom on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. See the latest styles in Tacori engagement rings, wedding bands, and jewelry—straight from California. Whether you know exactly what you want or just want to get a little inspiration, stop by and sip a little champagne on us while you browse our gorgeous, sparkly selection.

Not only will you be able to enjoy this huge selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and jewelry, but we’re also giving away American Express gift cards for every Tacori purchase, with value up to $1,000! Or if you’d rather, we will also be offering interest free financing.*

Tacori rings and jewelry are handcrafted in California by skilled artisans, not mass produced by machines. Each piece in the collection is unique and beautiful—featuring tiny details....

Timeless Diamond Engagement Rings

By Jenna Fish June 7, 2018

 

A. Jaffe Engagement Ring Setting

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events in a couple’s life. It marks the beginning of a life together that will include a wedding, maybe a growing family, establishing a home and many more wonderful milestones. The first step towards proposing and getting engaged entails selecting an engagement ring. With so many styles and trends available today, it can be hard to narrow down your options. J.R. Dunn Jewelers has a wide selection of luxury jewelry, including gorgeous diamond engagement rings and gemstone engagement rings, to mark the first step towards tying the knot: your engagement.

While styles shift and change over time, and while some ring trends come and go, there is nothing quite as classic and elegant as a diamond engagement ring. No matter what cut you prefer, how big you want the center stone or what type of metal you desire, J.R. Dunn has a wide array of stunning and timeless diamond engagement rings that will offer you the perfect first step toward building a life with the one you love. Take a look at some of the most timeless and classic diamond engagement rings we carry.

 

Round-Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings

Round diamonds are about as classic as they come. While the shape is round, the cut is likely “brilliant,” meaning that it is cut to reflect light brilliantly. Round-shaped diamonds make up the majority of diamonds, accounting for 75% of all diamonds sold. Due to the way round diamonds are cut, they tend to sparkle and shine more than any other cut of diamond. Here are three of the most classic and timeless round-shaped diamond engagement rings that J.R. Dunn has to offer.

California-made Tacori is almost synonymous with classic diamond engagement rings, and this particular ring is no different. The Petite Crescent Bloom Twist Engagement Setting features a ribbon-like twisted band embellished with diamonds, a diamond halo around the round center stone and more diamonds underneath the mounting. You can customize the size of the center stone and the precious metal used. This sophisticated, elegant look will be stunning and breathtaking for years to come.

The A. Jaffe Diamond Engagement Ring Setting is sure to astound everyone who sees it. Available in stunning yellow gold, this engagement ring features a round center stone atop an open gallery that is lined with diamonds. The band features multiple pave diamonds down the sides and a gorgeously-textured band interior.

For ultra-simplicity and timelessness, you can't go wrong with this Simply Tacori Solitaire Engagement Ring. The four prong setting has a clean top view with a plain metal band and gorgeous details from the side profile of the ring. Its classic look makes it perfect for anyone who wants to capture the pure delight of a timeless engagement ring.


Tacori Petite Crescent Bloom Twist Engagement Setting A. Jaffe Diamond Engagement Ring Setting

Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Cushion-cuts combine a square-cut diamond with rounded corners. For the first century of its existence, cushion-cut diamonds were the most popular of all the cuts, and today they are the second most popular cut when it comes to classic shapes. They are versatile and work well in almost any ring style, and they are loved for their antique feel paired with the modern look of a perfectly cut and incredibly sparkly diamond.

Henri Daussi Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

This Henri Daussi Cushion Halo Engagement Ring is both elegant and sophisticated, while simultaneously being dramatic and spectacular. A cushion-cut center diamond in the size of your choice is surrounded by a halo of diamonds. The band is lined with two rows of smaller diamonds, making this white gold diamond engagement ring breathtakingly beautiful and fit for the most incredible woman.

This unique Tacori Diamond Bloom Engagement Setting is a playful take on a cushion-cut ring. The center diamond is actually round, but it is surrounded by a halo of pave diamonds that give the look of a cushion-cut center stone. The ribbon-style band features several more diamonds, and the side-profile view shows off a classic Tacori artistic design under the center stone.

 

Unique-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Pear-Cut Engagement Rings

MARS Fine Jewelry designers’ attention to detail and eye for sophisticated design holds true in their Pear-Shaped Diamond Halo Engagement Ring Setting. This striking ring features a pear-shaped center stone which sits atop a 14kt white gold, yellow gold or rose gold band. Diamonds line the top of the band, bringing even more shine and sparkle to this already regal ring.

Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Another classic, timeless diamond engagement ring by Tacori is this Dantela Emerald-Cut Bloom Engagement Setting. An emerald-cut diamond is surrounded by a crown of diamonds and stunning diamonds line the band with spectacular sparkle. The side profile has more diamonds and some structurally artistic features, and the signature crescent profile complete this incredible diamond engagement ring.

Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring

This Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring Setting by Robert Pelliccia is dramatic and classic all at the same time. The marquise-cut center stone is a dazzling feature that is only further intensified by the 18kt white gold diamond-enhanced band. This ring is stunningly simple, yet breathtaking and extravagant all at once, and it is sure to delight any recipient.

Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

For a classic take on a timeless symbol of love, take a look at Tacori’s Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting. There is nothing quite as classic as a simple yet beautiful solitaire engagement ring, and this ring exemplifies that. The oval-cut center stone stands atop a band of 18kt white, yellow or rose gold or platinum. Underneath the center stone are gorgeous sculptural elements and diamond accents that further extend the remarkable timelessness of this ring.


MARS Ever After Pear-Shaped Diamond Halo Engagement Ring Setting Tacori Dantela Emerald-Cut Bloom Engagement Setting Tacori Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting

Regardless of what kind of diamond engagement ring you’re looking for, J.R. Dunn can help. Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, our sales professionals can help you define your vision and explore various options. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by the endless options of engagement rings—get in touch with us today and let us help you pick out the perfect diamond engagement ring.

 

How to Master the Art of Stackable Rings

By Jenna Fish June 1, 2018
The Art of Stacking Rings

Layering accessories is becoming trendier with each passing year. Stackable rings are one such trend that we don’t see going away anytime soon. J.R. Dunn carries a variety of stackable rings, from simple to ornate, and we encourage experimentation with mixing and matching them with other stackable rings in your jewelry collection.

Different Types of Stackable Rings

Thin & Delicate – The most common type of stackable rings are thin, delicate, and very simple. This diamond and turquoise ring relays a quiet beauty and is perfectly paired with several other thin and delicate rings or a larger, more ornate ring. Thin and delicate stackers can also have jewels or gems all the way around, an initial or other singular design, or three stackables combined into one ring.

Emerging Trend: Men’s Engagement Rings

By Jenna Fish May 22, 2018

Men's Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have always been a symbol of a promise and a commitment to get married in the near future. While traditionally given to women by their boyfriends, engagement rings are becoming more popular for men to wear. Some women are choosing to propose to their boyfriends rather than the other way around and they want a physical representation of their love to present to their boyfriends upon proposing. Additionally, LBGTQ+ couples are getting engaged now that gay marriage is legal in the U.S., and they are electing to wear men’s engagement rings to show the world their love and commitment. Outside of these two circumstances, some men simply wish to have a symbol of their engagement. Because of all of these reasons, men’s engagement rings are becoming increasingly common and are a growing trend amongst today’s engaged couples.

Men's Engagement Ring Styles

The great thing about men’s engagement rings is that there are so many styles to choose from. Whether you want something simple and small, bold and ornate or unique and personal, J.R. Dunn Jewelers has a large selection of stylish men’s engagement rings, and you’re sure to find the perfect one. Take a look at the different styles available and some examples of each.

How to Buy Accessories for Men: Expert Advice Edition

By Jenna Fish May 21, 2018
The Rolex Date 34 in Oystersteel, 34 mm case, Blue dial,  Oyster bracelet.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and that special guy’s birthday, anniversary or other special event might be looming in the near future as well. We know you want to get him an incredible gift that he loves.

Men can be challenging to buy for, even when you feel like you know them extremely well. In order to give a unique gift that he is sure to love, you need to look beyond the typical ideas of gift cards, shaving kits and cologne. Think outside the box and consider these tips from industry experts on how to select the best accessories for the men in your life.

Make It Unique and Universal

You want to get your guy something that stands out, but you don’t want to make him feel uncomfortable or odd while wearing or using whatever you bought him. Dom Desmond, founder of Critically Endangered Socks, says, “Men like to feel like they have a personal sense of style, but also want to fit in with their mates; they don’t like to feel out of place.” A fun example of this are the products Dom Desmond created. Colorful, fun socks are playful and have a comfortable feel...

Initial Necklaces: The Perfect Gift

By Jenna Fish May 11, 2018
Initial Necklaces: The Perfect Gift at J.R. Dunn

The beginning of the summer tends to bring a myriad of parties, showers and special events that call for the perfect gift. Whether you’re shopping for graduation, a wedding, a baby shower, Mother’s Day or another occasion, initial necklaces are the perfect gift. They are wonderfully personal, incredibly classy and timeless as can be. Whether you want white gold, yellow gold or diamond-embellished, J.R. Dunn has a variety of initial necklaces for you to choose from, so you can present the perfect gift for that special event this summer. Additionally, our initial necklaces come in a variety of styles, from casual and modest to more ornate and elegant. Regardless of the reason for purchase or the style of the initial necklace, it is sure to delight the recipient and become a cherished piece of their jewelry collection. When you’re shopping for the perfect gift, consider one of our many necklaces from J.R. Dunn.

Roberto Coin Cursive Initial Necklace

These Roberto Coin Cursive Initial Necklaces are made of 18k white gold and come with an adjustable chain that can be worn at either 16” or 18” lengths. From the Tiny Treasures collection, these Roberto Coin initial necklaces are adorned with stunning diamonds, making them sparkle beautifully. The elegant lettering on these Roberto Coin initial necklaces makes them unique and sophisticated, making them ideal for just about any woman.

Join J.R. Dunn May 19th for Ocean Brews & Blues

By Jenna Fish May 7, 2018
Ocean Brews and Blues Festival - J.R. Dunn Jewelers

The 2nd Annual Ocean Brews & Blues festival is back on Saturday, May 19th for all craft beer enthusiasts, presented by J.R Dunn Jewelers. Spend the day with our team along beautiful Deerfield Beach where you can sample over 125 beers and ciders from 34 different top breweries in the country—both local and non-local. From Tampa and Boston to right in our backyard Pompano Beach, you’ll get to try it all while listening to some good blues music. Pair that cold beer with some local foods while browsing arts and crafts vendors with your friends and family.


It’s the perfect way to spend your Saturday afternoon and the J.R. Dunn team can’t wait to see you there! Find out if your favorite brewery is on the list and buy tickets here.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable with Mikimoto

By Jenna Fish May 2, 2018
Mikimoto Gifts

In July of 1893, the first cultured pearl was successfully produced. The man credited with this creation, Kokichi Mikimoto, went on to patent his thoroughly researched techniques for pearl cultivation, and in 1899, he opened his first pearl boutique in Tokyo. Soon after, he opened stores in London, Paris and several other major cities.


Today, Kokichi Mikimoto’s artistic and scientific discoveries live on. The Mikimoto name is closely associated with innovative jewelry design, superb craftsmanship, superior quality, unparalleled passion and stunning, timeless elegance. The current Mikimoto line includes gorgeous pearl earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces, and here at J.R. Dunn, we are honored to be an authorized retailer of the Mikimoto brand.

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we don’t want mom’s gift to get forgotten or lost in the shuffle! On May 13th, be sure to give mom something special that shows her how much you care. You can make this Mother’s Day especially memorable by getting her a gorgeous Mikimoto piece to thank her for everything she’s done for you over the years.

Our Favorite Watches from Baselworld 2018

By Jenna Fish April 19, 2018
Rolex GMT-Master II Jubilee

Considered “The Cosmopolitan Watch,” The GMT-Master II still boasts its original iconic bezel, but with a myriad of new and innovative features. The 24-hour, red and blue ceramic Cerachrom insert, the bi-directional rotating bezel, the newly designed lugs and sides of the Oyster case and the five-link Jubilee bracelet are just a few of the stunning components of this watch. While our favorite version of the GMT-Master II is made completely from Oystersteel, this watch is also available in 18 ct Everose gold and Everose Rolesor, which is a combination of Oystersteel and the refined, exclusive alloy called Everose. Each of the GMT-Master IIs are equipped with the newest technology in watchmaking, the new-generation caliber 3285.


The history behind this watch is one of the reasons we still love it today. At the request of Pan Am Airways, this watch was created to help flight crews know what time it was in two different time zones at once. The iconic watch has become recognizable across the globe, particularly in the release of the newest GMT-Master II pictured here, which boasts the original red and blue ceramic...

All About Ann Marie – Heart, Soul and Service Award Recipient

By Jenna Fish April 12, 2018
Ann Marie Dunn Honored with Rachel Wheeler, Heart Soul and Service

Ann Marie Dunn is the President and CEO of J.R. Dunn Jewelers. She founded the company with her husband, Jim Dunn, shortly after they married in 1969, and their drive, commitment and customer-focused attitude has made J.R. Dunn what it is today.

Her love of helping others paired with her excellence as a woman in the business world recently resulted in Ann Marie’s reception of a coveted award. The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach honored Ann Marie Dunn with the Heart, Soul and Service Award at a recent brunch, esteeming her for her contribution to empowering and advancing women in the workplace. Ann Marie’s work ethic, drive to succeed and can-do attitude were established in her from a very young age and are clearly foundational characteristics that helped her attain the success she has today.

As a young child of only 10, Ann Marie’s family immigrated to the United States from Abruzzi, Italy. She played a large part in helping her entire family learn English and even served as the interpreter for her father’s cabinet business for a while. She worked in his shop every day after school from the age of 11 until she graduated from high school. Eventually, she landed a job at IBM as an executive secretary.