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Birthstone Fun Facts

Birthstone Fun Facts

Each month of the year is associated with its own birthstone, and each birthstone has its own significance and meaning. Here are some fun things you may want to know about yours, you never know what kind of mystic powers or protection your birthstone could give you! January - Garnet Garnet can be many shades, from purple to deep red. The name is derived from a Greek word meaning seed, because of its resemblance to a pomegranate seed! Garnet is known as the fiery stone and can spark passion into your relationships, and it has also been found to help...

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Spring Fashion Fun

Spring Fashion Fun

Spring is in full swing and we’re loving all the fashion choices being made! Whether you’re adding more florals to your wardrobe or trying out different hairstyles to accommodate the ever-changing weather, we’d love to know what your favorite spring style choices are in the comments below.  Stackables are here to stay! Stackable rings, whether set with gemstones or plain jane metal bands, create versatile options for lots of different occasions. Worn on their own, these rings are dazzling and eye-catching, but stacked together? They’re bold and unforgettable. We just finished dozens of new stackable ring options that are completely...

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Design House's Guide to Nontraditional Engagement Rings

Design House's Guide to Nontraditional Engagement Rings

As wedding season approaches, the team at Design House is reflecting on all things lovey dovey. Pandemic or not, people are falling in love and celebrating their commitments to spending the rest of their lives together. We’re grateful and appreciative to have been a part of dozens and dozens of happily ever afters over the years, from creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings to recreating family heirlooms into bridal pieces.  We’re taking a look back at some of our more nontraditional engagement rings that left a special, sparkling place in our hearts! Want to know more about our custom engagement ring process?...

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Our Favorite Crystals: Labradorite

Our Favorite Crystals: Labradorite

Labradorite is one of our absolute favorite stones! It’s well known for its amazing displays of different colors. This color effect is known as labradorescence and happens when light enters the stone and reflects inside causing it to display an assortment of hues. The stone itself is usually a grey hue, but it’s the lights reflected that make the stone unbelievable. Fun facts: Labradorite has been found in meteorites!  Labradorite was given its name after being discovered in Labrador, Canada, in the 1700s. This stone can also be found in Mexico, Australia, Russia, America, Finland and Madagascar. This stone is...

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Anniversary Spotlight: 60 Years of Marriage

Anniversary Spotlight: 60 Years of Marriage

Small Texas towns could not hold their love. Lynda and Duane Swoveland met in 1960 while Duane was working at a roller skating rink in McGregor, Texas. Lynda was smitten by Duane’s smooth moves and sense of humor. He adored her sense of style and grace. They were married in 1961 and just celebrated 60 years together on January 24, 2021. At Design House, we’re grateful to be a part of hundreds of remarkable love stories. When Duane entered our shop a few weeks before the big celebration, we were able to refer to Lynda’s wish list we keep on...

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Galentine Gift Giving Guide

Galentine Gift Giving Guide

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that our time with the people who matter the most is precious. Now more than ever, it’s important we express our love and admiration for the important people in our lives. Whether your love language is acts of service, compassionate affection, or gift giving, we want to know how you plan to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. Year after year, we adore being a part of these special occasions, so we wanted to highlight some of our favorites for letting people know they’re important to you this year:...

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