layers are a great way to dress up a signature diamond pendant

Layers Galore

Many of us have a signature piece of jewelry that we like to wear every day.  Some of these items have sentimental value and some of them are simply a piece that matches everything  in our closets.  A signature piece makes it very easy to accessorize every day without having to think too hard about
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Introducing Elizabeth and James

Blogging With Bill: Centurion 2014

My wife Betsy and I had the privilege of being invited to attend what is perhaps the most prestigious luxury jewelry show in the US.  Centurion 2014 held last week in Scottsdale, AZ.  A highly curated show, approximately 125 of the top jewelry designers and manufacturers in the world invite around 100 of America’s top
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Michaels vibrant colored photos and beautiful black and white’s on display

Michael Kreiser Photography at Hands!

Hands Jewelers is proud to be partnered with local Iowa City photographer Michael Kreiser!  Our beautiful collection of Reed & Barton, Mariposa, Simon Pearce, Olivia Riegel, and Vera Wang frames now showcase images of downtown Iowa City and some familiar faces. Stop in today to view these beautiful photographs! FacebookTweetGoogle+EmailPrint

Merry Christmas from all of us at Hands Jewelers!

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

For 12 days we’ve counted, taped paper and tied bows. We’ve eaten cookies, sipped cider, and we’re ready to doze. Before we close up for some Christmas family time, we’d like to write you all just one more line. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, peace and joy in the new year and
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Add a bright pop of color to your day!

2 turtle doves

2 days until christmas and the turtle doves have brought some beautiful stacker rings with them! These gemstone eternity bands are a great way to add color and sparkle to any outfit! FacebookTweetGoogle+EmailPrint

Hand painted pill boxes

3 French Hens

3 French hens have brought us some beautiful gifts today! Hand painted in France, these pill boxes are a wonderful collectable item that make wonderful gifts. Each box is one of a kind and many have a special surprise inside!   FacebookTweetGoogle+EmailPrint

4 Calling Birds

There are 4 birds singing their praises over Denise Betesh jewelry today!  These beautiful baubles are hand crafted by Denise Betesh herself in New Mexico. The soft, rich, buttery 22 carat gold is impeccably crafted into perfect chains, rings, earrings and necklaces.   Denise Betesh also does amazing custom work, Hands has had many different
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5 Golden Rings!!!!!!

Only 5 days until Christmas and it has taken all of December so far for us to choose which 5 rings we wanted to put the spotlight on this season.  Each of these rings is a personal favorite of the staff here at Hands Jewelers and would make the perfect Christmas gift for your loved
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Halfway to Christmas!

We’re halfway through our 12 days of Christmas gift suggestions and time is running short on the holiday season! Today’s gift idea is classic and timeless for any occasion. We carry both Jorg Grey watches and Bulova. FacebookTweetGoogle+EmailPrint

7 Swans-a-swimming

Seven swans are swimming on a sea of pearls today at Hands Jewelers! Pearls have been popular for millennia.  The Romans and Egyptians prized them over any other gems.  Cleopatra is storied to have saved Egypt from roman conquest by throwing the most expensive dinner party ever for Marc Anthony consisting solely of  a pearl
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