Sep 13th

Six Amazing Facts About September’s Birthstone: Sapphires

Sapphires are one of the most popular gemstones here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Whenever we have a particularly fine example of sapphire jewelry appear in our Previously Enjoyed Collection, it gets snapped right up – people are passionate about these gorgeous blue stones. Since sapphires are September’s birthstone, we thought we’d share a little bit of gemstone trivia with you: Amazing Sapphire Fact #1: Once Upon A…

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Sep 7th

Are You Ready For A Remount?

Great diamonds and gemstones sometimes get stuck in really ugly jewelry. We see this happen all of the time! Not every vintage style is attractive – we think it may have been the bathtub gin they drank back in the day influencing the designers – and even modern styles do change. If you’ve got a diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire or other precious that’s lingering, sad and unworn, because it’s trapped…

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Sep 2nd

Fall Bridal Jewelry Fashions We Love

With the fall wedding season being just around the corner, we wanted to take a sneak peek at what brides and grooms will be wearing as they walk down the aisle. Vogue’s told us that the key trend is a ‘generous dose of sparkle’, which is of course our favorite thing to hear here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Whether you’re getting married or you’re a guest watching…

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Aug 26th

It’s Time to Stretch, Sparkle & Sip: September 15th

DUE TO LACK OF RSVP’S THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. It’s Time to Stretch, Sparkle & Sip! September 15th  // 5:45-7:30pm Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re committed to helping our customers look and feel their best. While obviously shopping the “Previously Enjoyed” Collection is the best type of exercise known to humanity, there is something to be said for physical activity. Christine has had such a…

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Aug 19th

Back to School Fashion Essentials

It’s hard to believe it’s back to school season! We’ve got some great looks in stock for everyone who wants to get an A+ in looking good. Here are the essentials you’ll need for back to school: A WOW! Watch What time is it? Time to look fantastic as you check your Michele, Michael Kors, or Burberry watch. Our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection features many exceptional watches at unbelievable prices, with…

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Aug 12th

Discover Ever & Ever: Choose Exactly What You Want in Your Bridal Jewelry

If there’s one thing The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team knows for sure, it’s that no two brides are alike. Every bride wants something special for her wedding day, but that means different things to different people. Some couples really love the thrill of the hunt and enjoy searching through our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection for an engagement ring that speaks to them. Others want to be able to create…

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Aug 9th

Going For The Gold – Our Olympic Rings

We are cheering on all our USA athletes competing in Rio 2016 Olympics. Here’s our take on the Olympic Rings – Go For The Gold… and Gemstones 😉                  

Aug 5th

The Power of Peridot

Peridot is August’s birthstone. These gorgeous green gems don’t get quite as much love as the other birthstones for some reason, although we’ve found that when a particularly nice peridot ring or pendant shows up in our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection, it never lingers for long! Some truly amazing peridot is mined right in our own backyard, coming from the San Carlos reservation in Arizona. These peridot tend to be smaller…

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Jul 29th

We’re Collecting School Supplies for Local Kids – Help Us & Save 10% on Jewelry & Watch Repair!

Back to school season can be exciting, but it can also provoke a lot of anxiety for parents and kids who don’t know how they’ll be able to get the necessary school supplies for the upcoming year. Every student needs to be prepared with notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, folders, calculators, scissors and more in order to be able to keep up with the rest of the class – but…

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Jul 28th

Introducing Thomas Sabo: Great Women’s & Men’s Bracelets You’ll Love

We are so excited to tell you about the new line of jewelry we’ll be carrying at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Thomas Sabo Jewelry is very well known throughout Europe and Canada and in the luxury travel world. We will be among the first U. S. retailers to be offering the line. Unlike many jewelry designers who grew up in the business, Thomas began his career training as…

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Jul 10th

Turn Your Silver Into Smiles: Special Restoration & Silver Buying Event July 20th & 21st

On Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is hosting a special Silver Restoration and Buying Event. If you’ve got silver candlesticks, flatware, coffee or tea services, hollow ware, serving platters, or silver plate items that are in need of a good professional cleaning, bring them in. Our expert will let you know how much it will cost to restore your keepsakes to like-new…

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Jul 5th

The Redder The Better: Choosing Great Ruby Jewelry

Rubies have a place of honor in our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection. People are passionate about these gorgeous red gemstones. They’re a favorite of designers like Tiffany, Cartier and David Yurman, who give rubies the starring role in both fashion and bridal looks. Here are some things to know when you’re choosing ruby jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone special: Color Counts: The Redder The Better! Rubies come…

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Jul 1st

Red, White & Blue Jewelry for the Perfectly Patriotic Ensemble

What to wear on the 4th of July?  Shop our selection of red, white & blue jewelry for a perfectly patriotic ensemble!                    

Jun 29th

The Fourth of July at The Jewelry Box – A Special Message from Jack and Christine

Most retailers look forward to the December holiday season all year long. We love that season as well, but we also cherish the Fourth of July, perhaps more than most merchants. When we bought our struggling little business from its owner fifteen years ago, we became a small part of the community of Lake Forest. As the business grew and we expanded our staff and our space, we became more…

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Jun 25th

Desperately Seeking Diamonds

We’re Buying Diamond Jewelry & Loose Diamonds For Cash! We’re Buying Diamond Jewelry! Do you have a diamond ring you’re just not wearing? Maybe you’ve lost one of a pair of diamond stud earrings, or have a diamond bracelet that’s so not your style. If so, bring it to The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. We’re buying contemporary and vintage diamond jewelry right now and we pay cash. We’re especially…

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Jun 21st

FREE T-Shirt! Join Us for the Lake Forest 5K this 4th of July

Every year the team at The Jewelry Box gets together on the 4th of July for the Annual Lake Forest Chargers 5K. It’s fun, for a great cause and a preemptive strike against all the BBQ and pie to be consumed later in the day.  Get a FREE Jewelry Box Purple T-Shirt (while supplies last) when you commit to join us this year.  PS – We all walk the 5K…

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Jun 18th

Colored Gemstone Jewelry Wanted

Find Out How You Can Make Fast Cash! The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is Orange County’s most trusted buyer of fine and fashion jewelry. We’re currently seeking Colored Gemstone Jewelry for our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection. If you’ve got colored gemstone jewelry you’re not wearing, why not sell it to us? We pay cash and our prices are the best in Southern California. We’re especially interested in the following types…

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Jun 14th

Discover the Power of Pearls

Once upon a time, Jacques Cartier – you might have heard his name before, he was kind of a very big deal in the jewelry world – wanted some property to open a storefront. And he didn’t want just any old property. Jacques wanted a prime location on New York’s Fifth Avenue, which was very, very expensive, even way back in the day. Jacques didn’t let that stop him. He…

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Jun 10th

Watches Wanted!

Rehome Your Rolex & Get Some Cash! Watch buyers in the know shop at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest often. They love our Previously Enjoyed Collection as a reliable source for Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Michele and other fine watches. For that reason, we’re always buying great watches. We sell women’s watches too, and will never miss a chance to offer a fine pocket watch to our customers….

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Jun 3rd

Summer = Super Savings! The Bucket of Bucks Jewelry Sale is June 11th!

Are you ready to have a great time? Plan on heading to The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest bright and early on Saturday June 11th. Doors open at 8AM for this special once-a-year savings event – and expect a happy crowd! Our customers know this is absolutely a don’t-miss sale – here’s why: Our Entire “Previously Enjoyed” Collection is 25% off! You know that the prices on estate jewelry, diamond…

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May 19th

We’re Paying Cash for Designer Jewelry

Clean Out Your Jewelry Box for Some Quick Cash! The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is Orange County’s best place to sell your designer jewelry. Simply going through your jewelry wardrobe and thinning out the pieces that really aren’t your style anymore or that you just never seem to wear is an easy way to put some cash in your pocket. We are always buying designer jewelry for our Previously…

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May 18th

Gray is Good? Keep an Eye Out For This Jewelry Trend

We heard it first at the hair salons. Fashion forward women were having their hair dyed gray on purpose, overturning millennia of style rules. Now it’s the apparel and jewelry designers’ turn to take on the subdued shade. Fashion experts say it’s because gray pairs well with Pantone’s twin colors of the year – the soothing pink of Rose Quartz and the calming pale blue Serenity. According to JCK, a…

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May 17th

When Forever Matters, Choose Your Local Lake Forest Jeweler

Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’ve always believed in the adage if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Buzzfeed has a different perspective, and has put together quite a long story about brides who have had serious difficulties having their engagement rings and bridal jewelry serviced by one of the largest jewelry chains in the country. In the report, you’ll find stories about…

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May 11th

BEST OF OC 2016 VOTING BEGINS!

“If you love us”, we’d like to ask a favor of you.  It will help us spread the word throughout Orange County that we are your choice for jewelry and watch purchases and repairs as well as selling your gold, silver, jewelry and diamonds. Each year, the Orange County Register asks its readers to vote for their favorite merchants, restaurants and fun spots. We would like to shamelessly solicit your vote…

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May 7th

Exquisite Emeralds: May’s Birthstone is One of the World’s Rarest Gemstones

There are four gemstones that are universally recognized as precious all around the world: diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Of these, emeralds are by far the most valuable – carat for carat, a great emerald is exponentially more expensive than a comparable diamond. The rich green gemstones are May’s birthstone, and we thought we’d take a little time at looking at exactly why they’re so special. Emerald Jewelry Makes History…

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May 6th

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Nominated for 2016 Giving Is Living Award by South County Outreach

We collected 308 Beauty Bags that South County Outreach will be distributing to local families in need so the children have gifts to give their moms this Mother’s Day. It’s something we do every year, and we have to tell you, it’s truly one of our favorite things. So many of our friends and customers come to our Lake Forest jewelry store with their contributions, each one happy to do…

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Apr 28th

Give Mom Everything She Wants & More This Mother’s Day!

This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th. As part of our commitment to making sure every Mom in Orange County has an absolutely fantastic Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a gift package you’ll want to know about. Here’s how it works: Come on in to The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest and find a great jewelry gift for Mom. Our showcases are full to overflowing with amazing new additions…

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Apr 27th

Mama Told Me: Wonderful & Funny Wisdom + Match Our Staff to Their Mommy

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th this year. As we’re getting ready to help all those Mother’s Day shoppers find the perfect jewelry gift for their Moms – and it’ll be great fun this year, because we’ve got some truly amazing designs in our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection – we got to talking about the way Moms always know what to say, no matter what the situation may be. Erma Bombeck…

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Apr 22nd

UNO DE 50 SPRING 2016 TRUNK SHOW

UNO DE 50 S P R I N G  2 0 1 6  T R U N K  S H O W TUESDAY, MAY 3RD 11am – 4:30pm Kris Turner, our Uno de 50 Sales Rep will be present with the complete Spring/Summer 2016 Collection so you can SHOP 100’S OF PIECES NOT NORMALLY IN THE STORE! FREE Gift With Purchase This is a great time to grab gifts for…

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Apr 14th

Our Staff’s Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts Under $300

Mother’s Day is kind of a big deal here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. There’s nothing more fun than seeing the little ones coming in to find a gift for their Mommies: they’re so incredibly serious about the whole thing, and carefully deliberate about what bracelet or pendant or earrings their Mom would love the most. With each passing year, the kids get a little older, and the…

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Apr 4th

Feeling Tired? Diamonds Can Help!

Diamonds are April’s birthstone. Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we deal in a lot of diamond jewelry – couples getting married love searching for their perfect engagement ring in our Previously Enjoyed collection – and we know that people love their unmatchable sparkle and shine. But did you know that during the Middle Ages, diamonds were really no big deal? At that time, the necessary tools, technology…

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Mar 31st

Join Us in Making Mother’s Day Special for Orange County Moms

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world,” wrote Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai’s Garden. We’ve certainly seen that to be true here in Orange County. The moms around here go above and beyond to make sure their kids are all right – even when that means they have to go without themselves. When budgets are tight,…

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Mar 31st

It’s Time to Go for the Gold

The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5th. Thousands of athletes will be headed to Brazil to compete for gold medals, which symbolize the fact that they’re the best of the best. The Olympic podium isn’t the only place you can expect to see gold this summer. Yellow gold is forecasted to be one of the season’s hottest jewelry looks, according to JCK, the jewelry trade publication….

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Mar 24th

Let’s Get Ready to Remount: New Life for Your Old Diamonds

We’re going to come right out and say it: sometimes great diamonds wind up in really ugly settings. As Orange County’s largest buyer of diamond jewelry, we see stunning stones show up in all kinds of rings, pendants and bracelets that just don’t do them justice. Some vintage and estate jewelry is stunningly beautiful, and sometimes – well… you have to wonder what the designer was thinking. In those instances,…

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Mar 16th

Slimmer Waists Mean Skinnier Fingers: Discover Your New Favorite Fitness Reward!

Health and fitness are so important to so many of our customers. It’s amazing to see how a person’s body can change as they embark on their wellness journey. Dropping a pants size or two or even more can be a big thrill for most folks. Going down a ring size or two isn’t quite as exciting – after all, who wants to lose their wedding jewelry or favorite ring?…

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Mar 10th

Astonishing Aquamarine: Discover March’s Mystical Birthstone

We really don’t need to give you a reason to fall in love with aquamarine – this gorgeous clear blue stone is one of the most popular gems we sell here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. People absolutely adore the color, which perfectly evokes the lovely look of the calm sea. It’s wonderful set in gold or silver, and pairs brilliantly with diamonds. But there are so many…

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Feb 26th

Best Spring Cleaning Job Ever: Don’t Miss The Repair It So You Can Wear It Sale!

March is almost here and that means spring cleaning season. That doesn’t necessarily sound like a lot of fun, unless you do spring cleaning The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest style! It’s time to push up your sleeves, get out the elbow grease, and take on the challenge of sorting out your jewelry collection. Almost Everyone Has Broken Jewelry – And Almost No One Gets It Fixed It’s amazing how…

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Feb 24th

How To Make the Two-Stone Ring Trend Uniquely Yours

One of the hottest jewelry trends right now is the two-stone ring. You’ve likely seen the commercials for brands like Twogether or Ever Us, where engagement rings featuring two round diamonds of equal size set side-by-side sparkle and shine brilliantly. It’s a very sweet concept: one diamond can serve as the symbol of your lasting love while the other one represents your best friend, or the two stones side by…

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Feb 19th

Our Laguna Woods Gold Buying Location Has Closed

It’s the end of a great run! Our lease has ended at our Laguna Woods Gold Buyers location and our neighbor wanted the space. So all gold, silver, jewelry & coin buying will now be done at our ‪#‎LakeForest‬ location only. We wish the best of luck to Dave and Jeff!

Feb 17th

Marquise Magic: Discover The Diamond Time Can’t Forget

MARQUISE MAGIC: The marquise cut diamond has been both wildly popular and almost universally shunned over the course of time. During the 1930s, and again during the 1980s, brides-to-be couldn’t get enough of the elegant elongated curves of the marquise cut. Since then, however, other cuts, including the princess, radiant, and cushion cuts have been more popular. But now the marquise cut is making a dramatic comeback. No less of…

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Feb 6th

25% OFF Entire Jewelry Store – 3 Days Only!

Announcing our 2nd Annual 25% OFF VALENTINE’S SALE 3 Days Only, Thursday 2/11 – Saturday 2/13 We are offering 25% OFF* our entire inventory of new and “previously enjoyed” jewelry, boxes and accessories. To make the deal even sweeter, we are offering a true one stop shop! FREE Card, Single Rose & Box of Chocolates with any $150 purchase.   Don’t miss out on this LOVE-ly offer! 3 Days Only…

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Feb 3rd

Staff Fave Valentine’s Gifts Under $300

Viki’s Favorite 18K White Gold Fancy 7.5″ Bracelet #440-00094 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $298 Dee Dee’s Favorite Euphoria .07 CTTW Diamond Single Strand Station Sterling Silver 18″ Necklace #647-00476 Price: $299 Kathy’s Favorite Tacori Sterling Silver Amethyst CZ Ring #803-00909 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $98 Mare’s Favorite Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Open Heart Sterling Silver Necklace #803-00924 // Earrings #803-00904 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $128 Each Patti’s Favorite Uno de 50 “Kanication”…

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Feb 2nd

Amethyst Adoration – Happy Birthday February Friends!

It’s February and what better time to become familiar with and feast your eyes on the awesome birthstone Amethyst!  Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that contains iron impurities, which gives the violet color to the mineral.  Amethyst is believed to quicken intelligence, ward off evil thoughts, protect soldiers and bring victory. Whether you know a February birthday girl, you were born in February or you just love purple…

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Feb 1st

Amazing Valentine’s Day Total Package Deal: Romantic Jewelry, Rose, Card & Candy For $150!

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14th. Making this romantic holiday simply super for your special someone has never been easier, thanks to the amazing Valentine’s Day Total Package deal Orange County’s favorite jeweler has put together for you. Here’s how it works: We’ve got our showcases full to overflowing with gorgeous “Previously Enjoyed” and designer jewelry. Popular choices for Valentine’s Day include diamond stud earrings, colorful gemstone pendants and bracelets,…

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Jan 24th

The 4 Jewelry Classics That Belong In Every Woman’s Wardrobe

It’s January, so of course, there are lots of “New Year, New Look!” stories floating around. But what we’ve found over the years is that most of our customers are actually pretty confident in the look they’ve got going on – they’re just searching for the right unique jewelry in Orange County to complement the choices they’ve made. Building a jewelry wardrobe is a balancing act. You want to include…

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Jan 15th

Join Us! The 1st Ever Bling & Balance Event is This Thursday, January 21st

If you’ve been in the store recently, you’ve no doubt heard Christine talking about how great she’s been feeling since she started working out with Erica, from Driven Fitness. It’s been a year since Christine discovered Erica, and in that time, she’s been really pleased with her progress – not only has she lost 20 pounds, but she’s really strengthened her core and improved her balance. We can definitely attest…

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Jan 14th

Save the Date: Silver Restoration Event January 26th & 27th

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to have more fun and do more entertaining? Then you’ll definitely want to know about our Silver Restoration Event. Our Silver Restoration expert comes into the store for one weekend only, bringing new life back to tired-looking silver hollowware and flatware. Silver is beautiful, but it does get tarnished with the passage of time. There’s nothing you’re doing to cause this – tarnish…

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Jan 13th

January Birthstone: The Gorgeous Garnet

To understand why garnets are January’s birthstone, it helps to know the classic story of Persephone, including who she was and what happened to her way back in ancient times. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility. She was very beautiful, and she caught the eye of Hades, who was the king of the Underworld. Hades kidnapped Persephone, and swept her away to be…

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