“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen, and we express gratitude to the veterans who served alongside them and are helping to keep their memories alive today. Our veterans continue to sacrifice so much to protect our freedom in the U.S., and for that, we are eternally grateful. In all our celebrations, while enjoying our very long weekend, and shopping all the sales, we must remember that the freedom we have today is the legacy of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Between barbecue grills and beach parties, how about shopping for a special gift for your loved one who’s serving? At GemsNY, we will be having our annual Memorial Day sale, so now may be a good time to get the pieces you’ve been eyeing. Some of our favorite pieces for inspiration include:
1. Men’s Bezel Set Ring Setting with Pave Set Sapphire
A star sapphire bezel set ring is quite a commemorative piece. When this gemstone is cut as a cabochon, the reflection/refraction of light exhibits a star-like shape; this is called an asterism. This gemstone is normally used in statement pieces at special events.
2. Solitaire Pendant
Make the brave souls of America feel honored and respected. This Memorial Day, honor their selfless duty to the nation with a solitaire gemstone pendant. If your lady is serving in the US Army, then nothing can be better than a ruby solitaire pendant. The red color of the ruby symbolizes courage, as the red color in the flag of America symbolizes valor. She will appreciate you for this classic piece of jewelry.
3. Three-stone Ring Inspired by The American Flag
Honor all our men and women who are selflessly serving the nation. This Memorial Day, gift your army friends and family a three-stone ring inspired by the three colors in the flag of the USA. Embed white diamond, blue sapphire, and red ruby in the ring symbolizing purity, vigilance, and courage respectively.
If you’re buying this ring for a woman, a solitaire ring and swirl ring are the best choices. But if it’s a man, then a bezel three-stone setting will suit him perfectly.
4. Metal’s Band
If your partner is in the US Army, then gift this amazing wedding band to him/her this Memorial Day. Metal bands are a perfect way to show your respect and care for him/her. Choose the metal of the band wisely. If your partner likes vintage things, then yellow gold will be a perfect choice for you.
5. Custom Designs
If you’re feeling super patriotic this Memorial Day, why not opt for a custom piece combining America’s favorite colors – Red (Ruby), White (white diamonds), and Blue (blue sapphire)?
This custom design features a half-bezel statement ring with a ruby center stone, peek-a-boo blue sapphires, and prong set diamonds all down the band of the ring. This piece is sure to make a statement. But don’t worry, if you want something much more discreet, just send us a custom request here, and we’ll bring that design to life!
In true veteran style, how about a simple necklace with an engravable tag? This piece could be engraved with the date your loved one joined the army or any other special dates that you’d like them to remember. This is another piece that we could easily customize!
For now, enjoy the long weekend, remember the brave, prepare for summer, enjoy the steak on the grill… and may we always be grateful for our freedom.
Have a great Memorial Day!