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  • How to Select the Perfect Engagement Ring

    How should you approach finding the perfect engagement ring? Some people look through bridal magazines or search online to get ideas of styles they might like, then head to the jewelry store with a few pictures on their cell phone. Some people go right to the stores to see what’s available, and try on rings until they find the one that me...

  • Antique, Estate, or Vintage Jewelry?

    Antique jewelry is usually defined as being over 100 years old, but there is no age requirement for Estate or Vintage jewelry.  Estate simply means previously owned.  Often the previous owners simply changed their lifestyle and decided to sell their jewelry.  The term Vintage has been defined as “of lasting interest or impo...

  • Antwerp Diamond Buying Trip, October 2016

    John Michael Matthews is preparing for his next diamond buying trip to Antwerp, Belgium--the Diamond Capitol of the World. He goes to Antwerp twice each year to hand-select diamonds to meet the exact specifications of his customers. "I go directly to the best diamond cutters in the world, and carefully examine hundreds of diamonds, before select...

  • Semi-Annual Estate Jewelry Show - November 4,...

    John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry is hosting its Semi-Annual Antique and Estate Jewelry Show and Sale on Friday, November 4th, 2016. For one day only the showroom will be filled with elegant and timeless jewelry gathered from estates and bank vaults all over the world, including classic art-deco diamond and platinum pieces, sophistica...

  • Jeweler John Michael Matthews Opens Shop on Bea...

    John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry is now an island business. And to celebrate its move to its new location at 645 Beachland Boulevard, the owners threw an Oct. 28 cocktail party for dozens of guests. Located directly below Island Tile & Stone in the former Waddell Insurance space, the totally rebuilt, custom designed glass-front showroom pl...