Saturday, 09 September 2017 18:05

Giving Back to Girls, Inc.

carats giving back to girls incAt Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches our community is very important to us. Through time and financial contributions we do our best to give to back to causes that are aimed at creating a better future for all of us – both in Sarasota, and beyond. It’s our little way of saying thank you for all of the support and that we’ve received throughout the years. After all, we’re all in this together!

One organization that we are especially passionate about is Girls, Inc. which seeks to inspire girls as young as five years old to overcome challenges, to be strong, to be smart, and to be bold. What’s not to love? In an effort to support them in their recent $100,000 fundraising goal, this past June we launched Diamonds Doing Good where we donated 5% of all June proceeds to Girls, Inc.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:12

Our Recent Jewelry Favorites

Our Recent Jewelry Favorites

While we love every jewelry piece that we put in our cases here at Carats, we would be lying if we said that we didn’t pick favorites from time to time. Right now we are especially drawn to everyday looks that deliver both style and shine. If you’re on the lookout for just that, check out the pieces that have been catching our lately …


Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:38

The Peridot, The Gem Of The Sun

peridot august birthstoneThe peridot is a colorful, mesmerizing stone once referred to by the Egyptians as the “Gem Of The Sun”. It’s no wonder why it was chosen as the official birthstone for the sunny month of August.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:37

Summer Jewelry Cleaning Tips

carats jewelry cleaning blogSummer brings beach days, pool parties, gardening, and much, much more. While being outside is a great way to enjoy the season, it can be tough on our favorite jewelry pieces. Keep your rings, necklaces, and earrings safe this summer with a couple of tips from Carat’s Fine Jewelry & Watches


Friday, 07 July 2017 15:43

When In Doubt, Mix It Up

HOF StackedWhen it comes to jewelry the age-old rule of sticking to one metal no longer applies. The current trend is to mix it up, and we have to say, we love what we are seeing. Combining precious metals is such a wonderful way to add both color and personality to your everyday look.


Why pick one when you can have it all?


Here are some tips to help you get the look …

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:28

Your Guide To June Birthstones

Were you born in June? If you were, you probably know that your astrological sign is Gemini or Cancer. But do you know your birthstones? June is one of only two months to have three birthstones. Between pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone, people born in June have lots of options to choose from. With various prices and a wide range of colors, June babies will be able to mix up their style with these beautiful birthstones.

carats girls inc blog 1Strong. Smart. Bold. Positive. These are all qualities we hope to observe in the young girls and women in our world today. Since 2012 Carats has been a proud supporter of Girls Inc.; a multifaceted organization that has been serving girls in our Sarasota community since 1976.

Girls Inc. strives to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face today. The Girls Inc. experience consists of people, environment, and programming that together empowers girls to succeed and encourages them to live boldly.

upgrade your diamond ring blogYou’ll never forget that special moment when you said “YES.” The ring was slipped on your finger and from that day forward, it has been a romantic symbol of the love and devotion you and your partner share.

It’s natural for your taste and lifestyle to evolve, however, and your ring may no longer take your breath away. You might have a marquise or princess cut diamond, but would now prefer a round brilliant. Or maybe you’d like to modernize the setting or enhance the band.

From a modest refresh to an extravagant transformation, Carats offers you limitless possibilities for upgrading your ring, expertly guiding you through every step of the process. Here are just a few ways you can achieve a whole new look at Carats:

Monday, 22 May 2017 17:08

Tips to Making Heirloom Jewelry Last

heirloom jewelry thumbnailHeirloom is defined as, “a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations” and always holds a very special place in our hearts. Heirloom jewelry has memories attached to it that we want to preserve and protect, as it is passed down through the family often times for several generations. Because of the unavoidable wear and aging of the jewelry, it’s important to take the right steps in protecting it from deterioration.

Here are some quick tips to make sure your heirloom jewelry and its stunning beauty will last as long as the memories it holds.

carats engagement rings blog

The iconic diamond engagement ring has been given as a token of love and commitment since the early Renaissance. It carries tremendous meaning and is the cornerstone of the modern American jewelry market. Engagement ring clientele includes millennials seeking personalized designs, Generation Xers with classic styles in mind, and married couples celebrating the longevity of their relationship by upgrading their original rings.

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