RWJ Blog

Love of Rose Gold

Rose gold has become very popular in the last few years, yet is not new to the jewelry industry. Rose gold got its start in the 19th century in Russia. Carl Faberge was one of the first to use rose gold in his lovely Faberge eggs, blending gold and copper. This blend created a lovely pinkish material that was first coined as Russian Gold. As it gained popularity it became know as "Rose Gold".

The depth of rose gold color depends on the ratio of copper to gold, ranging from soft pink to a more reddish pink. The higher the copper content, the darker red the gold is. For 14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc. For 18 karat rose gold, typically about 4% silver is added to 75% gold and 21% copper. 

For this reason, rose gold is not considered hypo-allergenic. 

Rose gold continues to show off its beauty and compliments many beautiful gemstones and diamonds, in particular the Morganite, which has been very popular in today's bridal market. 

Feel free to browse the website for gorgeous rose gold options. Any of these rings can be created in 18k rose gold upon request, subject to increase of cost. 

Thank you and have a lovely day!


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Where Does Time Go?

Where does the time go, we ask. Busy schedules, family time, events and just LIFE! I too have been busy with moving, learning new jewelry techniques and constantly striving for better. 

While the wheel of time is spinning, I hope to add more new pieces to the shop. With a passion for gorgeous fine, one of a kind gemstones in various sizes ( yes, I like BIG stones ), this is getting to be more fun than ever! I also am a Rapnet member, which provides me with access to basically any diamond in the world. With this fantastic combination, we can dream up basically anything!

Feel free to email me anytime. Also, check out my Instagram where you can see videos of these fine gemstones, diamonds and ring designs at Resa Wilkinson Jewelry. 

May you and yours be blessed and happy during these holidays. 



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Happy Independence Day July 4th

Here is hoping you and yours are having a wonderful July 4th celebration with lots of fun and food as the United States celebrates 240 years of the commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and a federal holiday since 1941. Happy 4th everyone!

Here are two rings from the Unity collection in our shop.

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Hello Gorgeous

One of my favorite parts of running my own shop is photographing each piece. Anticipation builds as I await completion, not only for the customer, but for me as well. The magic begins as I place each piece on the vintage table in my office, positioning it "just so", open the shutters allowing natural sunlight to capture the true beauty of the jewelry. At times, I use shells, fossils, geodes, etc., as props to create an image of natural gemstones and diamonds.

Below are a few images of a few of my favorite photos.

Thank you for viewing



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Summertime and Jewelry

Summertime always reminds me of my times on the beach as a child, with family, baskets full of sandwiches, fruit and cool drinks.

As temperatures heat up like an oven, wearing lighter weight jewelry feels great. Being in the pool, on the beach, or just laying out basking in the sun can be so relaxing and fun.

During all this fun it is recommended to leave your precious engagement rings and other jewelry at home ... safe from sun, sunblock and pool chemicals, rings slipping off in the water, as well as sand getting underneath prongs, etc. This helps keep your jewelry looking like the day you first received it and preserving it to pass on to future generations if you chose to do so. 

Hopes for everyone this summer is a wonderful season filled with laughter, some time off and enjoying nature. 

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Remembering on Memorial Day & Always

Thank you to all who have served and given their lives for our country. Every day is a day of thankfulness to those who have served or have fallen, to their families for their loss or losses, and to those who wait for active duty members to return. I know how it feels to wait....and not know....My spouse has experienced 4 deployments thus far, at times for longer than one held me together.

God Bless.

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Along Came a Stone

Sometimes you come across a stone that stands out above the rest....with magical color and star filled sparkles. This happened when walking past the Oregon Sunstone booth at a convention. Red beams called to me from my left shoulder as I stopped abruptly in my quick pace. What appeared to be solid red, was instead, this seductive bi-color natural Sunstone. From the top it is vivid red with flecks of orange, yet from the sides, soft champagne tones with a drop of wine. Moving it from side to side, I knew this stone was very special and therefore, I left the booth with this magical Sunstone knowing it would be the key feature in a ring. 

It now rests in an engagement ring to be admired Forever.....


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Gem and Mineral Show Tucson 2016

The first 2 weeks of February in Tucson, Arizona hosts the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the world's largest show of its kind. Vendors come from all around the globe to exhibit some of the most interesting collections while speaking their own language. The diversity is stimulating and I always enjoy speaking the little bit of French and Spanish that I know.

The entire city is covered in tents filled with precious and semi precious gemstones and minerals, hand woven baskets from South Africa, to huge mineral spheres. I have seen everything from a 12 foot Amethyst geode from Brazil to a tiny and very rare Red Beryl, to an outstanding 5 carat natural white to champagne tone sapphire, ( my favorite ). 

The AGTA, American Gem Trade Association, GJX and JCK shows set the trend for the jewelry industry each year. It allows the opportunity to visit friends as well as making new contacts. 

If you ever have the chance to visit this show, don't pass it up. It is an amazing experience. 


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Resa Wilkinson News January 2016

Exciting new Pantone 2016 colors with soft, comforting tones designed to help "unwind"and remind us to breathe, reflect and play, especially with our ongoing commitment to stay connected. Here are a few examples of this year's jewelry trends. Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, ( like Morganite ), Limpet Shell ( like pale blue Chalcedony ) Snorkel Blue ( like ceylon Sapphires ), Green Flash ( like Peridot ), Fiesta ( like Carnelian ), Buttercup ( like Hessonite) and Iced Coffee ( like Champagne Diamonds ) and Lilac Gray ( like fancy gray sapphire ). 

A separate blog to follow about new shapes of engagements!  Hope to see you again.

serenity earringsRose Quartz

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Resa Wilkinson Jewelry Ho Ho Holiday Sale

Resa Wilkinson Jewelry Ho Ho Holiday Sale begins December 6, 2015 and ends December 27, 2015. So for 22 days, ( including the 27th ) you recieve 22 percent off all existing items in the shop. I don't mark items up so high so to mark them down later, so this really is my GIFT since it lowers profit. I think of it as a way of sharing my many blessings to all. Sale excludes custom orders.

USE Coupon code hoho22RWJ for your 22 percent off at checkout.


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