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32 Places to Propose In & Around Indianapolis Guys: you've heard it a million times. This is the most important moment in your life to date. You love her. You want to spend the rest of your life with her. You have the ring in hand, but now.... how to ask? You want it to be special and unique to you as a couple, and, well... perfect!Don't stress. We've got you covered. Our incredible staff has compiled a list of the top 32 places to propose right here in our home state:1. Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture at the IMA. It may seem cliche, but aren't you in LOVE? It…10 Things You Should Avoid When Wearing Your Engagement Ring Here at Reis-Nichols, we hear a lot of…dare we say…interesting stories when we ask: “What happened to your ring?!” Trust us, we've likely seen it all... everything from dropping it down the garbage disposal to the dog eating it (and yes...man's best friends love sparkly diamonds just as much as you do). We know you ADORE your ring, but doing certain tasks with your ring on (and that really goes for any jewelry) can wear down the metal, causing stones to come loose, cracks in the metals, or even worse, your diamond to fall out. While we’re happy to repair…Celebrity Luxury: IWC A timepiece never goes out of style, especially if you own an IWC watch. IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch company known for their masculine and modern timepieces exclusively found in Indianapolis at Reis-Nichols Jewelers! IWC is notable for being the only major watch factory located in eastern Switzerland, as well as the only Swiss watch company to be founded by an American almost 150 years ago. Who’s wearing IWC? Recently, several celebs have been spotted wearing their IWC watches on and off the red carpet. At IWC’s “For the Love of Cinema,” actors Christoph Waltz and Naomi Watts…Why I love David Yurman Iconic. Classic. Versatile. Just a few of the words I'd use to describe David Yurman. Nicole here, taking over the Reis-Nichols Jewelers blog today as we prepare for our David Yurman Fall Collection Show today and tomorrow! David Yurman is my favorite designer, for many reasons, and I want to share with you why I adore his style.So, what's so great about David Yurman, you ask? You'll see his designs work for every occasion - casual to corporate chic to cocktail. He's a classic American designer with classic American sensibility. His styles are always new and always relevant, but they…Don’t miss these hot watches: Breitling Calling all aviation lovers! Breitling, a Swiss luxury watch brand, has become the official supplier to world aviation through the development of their top of the line timepieces over the last century. So, whether you fly the friendly skies or just admire the magnificent look, Reis-Nichols Jewelers has the Breitling watch for you! Take a look at some of the popular models and where it all began. A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the chronograph and is a leader in this obstacle. The Breitling chronograph, specifically its Bentley collection, has become quite the status symbol. The…John Hardy’s Design Center: no New York corner office Imagine working in beautiful bamboo buildings surrounded by lush rain forest and exotic animals. The extraordinary John Hardy compound in Bali is unlike any other jewelry design studio. Nestled in the heart of Mambal, Bali, the compound is made up of a series of low-impact buildings constructed in the traditional Balinese style with bamboo and mud. It is a village life, where one lives with the light and everyone has a role and responsibility in the concert of daily life. This paradise-like compound boasts a green work environment using little to no electricity in the buildings, living up to the company's…Choc-Ola…A Drink of History to the Nichols Family At Reis-Nichols, there is more than jewelry in the family history. The Nichols siblings' maternal grandfather, Harry Normington, Sr. is the inventor of the nostalgic drink, Choc-Ola. If you grew up in Indiana in the 1950s- '70s, you've tasted the yummy chocolaty drink at least once or twice. The key to this milk-based beverage is that it never needed refrigeration, a secret of the drink made possible by Normington's pioneering of the pasteurization process. Simply shake and enjoy! The chocolate milk-like drink recipe was invented by Normington in the 1940s and he started production here in Indianapolis on Churchman Avenue, later purchasing a truck route to…Get to know Scott Kay engagement rings & wedding bands “My collections are designed for the discriminating few around the world who refuse to settle for anything less than the finest in quality, and like those individuals, I will never compromise.” -Scott Kay If you know Reis-Nichols, then you know we don’t just strive to be the best, but we also strive to carry the best designer lines in our stores. Scott Kay is no exception. He is a unique fine jewelry designer who lives by a self-motivated credo: Never Compromise. He believes that the engagement ring is the ultimate symbol of love and commitment. He offers designs in diamond engagement rings, wedding…Designer Spotlight: Ippolita Jewelry, plus a special… On December 10, 1963, the world welcomed Ippolita Rostagno as, the second child of an American mother and a Florentine father. Both Ippolita’s father and mother are “vibrant intellectuals with a highly developed appreciation of beauty and aesthetics.” Nearly 20 years later, Ippolita (pronounced: ee-POLE-it-ah) immigrated to the United States where she found herself in Los Angeles and started an alternative dance company called Rime. Rime explored the intersection between poetry and dance. Three years later in 1986, Ippolita completed her BA in English Literature, headed to the east coast and landed in New York City. It wasn't until 1993 that Ippolita started designing her…Keep Calm & Say “I Do” –… You said "yes" to the most important question he's ever asked you .... and you've probably already said "yes!" to the dress. Next on the list, it's time to purchase your wedding bands! The wedding bands are the rings you and your partner exchange during the ceremony, a symbol of your commitment to each other. Traditionally, you each buy the other's band as a gift, but you may also choose to purchase the bands together, marking the start of your combined finances (if you so choose). It's probably never too early to choose your wedding bands, but make sure to…The latest fashions in designer jewelry, timepiece… If you’re into designer fashions, you already know Reis-Nichols Jewelers is your place for the best jewelry, watches and diamond engagement rings in Indianapolis. Want to see the latest trends in all these categories, all in one place? Don’t miss our latest issue of Accent Magazine!First, lets start with Trends from the Runways Graphic Arts: statement-making patters are guaranteed to pop. Winter Whites: bright as the fresh-fallen snow.Roberto Demeglio white ceramic and diamond ring On-Trend Men: polished pieces add a finishing touch.David Yurman modern cable ID bracelet in brown Color Contrast: juxtapose brights for a modern take on tonal. Dark Magic: looks so sultry they'll…Fashion trends: create your own arm party Here at Reis-Nichols, we’re all about staying up to date on the latest fashions, and putting together some serious arm candy is one of our favorites. We don't think there's such a thing as too many bracelets on your arm. Stack them, mix the metals, add color... anything goes! Not sure how to create a bracelet stack? Well it’s simple, really. Let us show you how it’s done...Let's start with an example of two different looks with very similar bracelets. The one on the left features a simple silver and black link bracelet and a black onyx cuff, while the…David Yurman: the Willow Collection It began as a poem, inspired by an early evening walk through arching willow trees near David Yurman’s country home… Willow’s icy reflectionDances on the pondMy heart becomes light again Soon, the sentiment found form in Willow, a new jewelry collection he created with Sybil, his wife. The graceful designs interpret David Yurman’s iconic cable motif in a slender, feminine way and effortlessly layer with his existing collections. Like fronds dancing on a light breeze, there is a kinetic energy in Willow. Each strand of cable is carefully placed to create a natural effect, with pavé diamonds shimmering like evening…Look Good & Do Good: The John Hardy Bamboo Collection Strong design, traditional jewelry making and a dedication to sustainable living. The icon of John Hardy, the Bamboo Collection, truly represents all that they stand for. Bamboo is a central element in the Balinese way of life and is often referred to as “nature’s gift to mankind.” Used in food, buildings and decoration, this tree-like grass is a natural source of inspiration for the company's core collection. John Hardy has donated and planted 600,000 bamboo seedlings through their “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” program. Customers' Bamboo Collection purchases yield corresponding seedling contributions. Each piece in this collection includes a subtle engraving on the…Back in the U.S.A – Tudor Watches “For some years now I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standards of dependability for which Rolex is famous. I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making and marketing this new watch. It is called the Tudor Watch Company.” –Hans Wilsdorf By the time this statement was released on March 6, 1946, Hans Wilsdorf had already made a name for himself with the Rolex watch brand, and was a leading figure in…Top Watch Trends for 2015 as Seen at BaselWorld — Part 1 BaselWorld, the largest international watch and jewelry exhibition on the planet, has come to a close. This year, BaselWorld 2015, saw the unveiling of a host of incredible new watches in every price segment and across all watch categories.Many of the watch brands we carry were there to show their newest innovations — in some cases, watches that were years in the making. While most of these timepieces won’t make their way to stores until late summer and fall, they are exciting to talk about and show. And in the coming week, we will bring a few of the new unveilings…Cash for Gold: Go with a jeweler you trust. You practically have to be living under a rock if you haven't seen one of those crazy people on the side of the road by now... you know, frantically waving a big "We Buy Gold" sign. When the price of gold jumped about 5 years ago people started cashing in, pulling out everything from the bottom of their jewelry box. But, sellers beware! With a "we buy gold" store on every corner and no regulations on this business practice, it's more important than ever to trust the evaluation of your jewelry items to a reputable professional appraiser. At Reis-Nichols Jewelers, we have…Breitling, TAG Heuer and Tissot Make… Earlier last week, we discussed the upcoming, much-anticipated rollout of the Apple smartwatch. We also discussed whether or not this would severely impact the world of traditional watchmaking. Most watch experts say that, if anything, it can only help to boost interest in watches and to ignite a flame under certain watch brands to become more connected. Some watch brands are already doing just that.At BaselWorld, Breitling unveiled its concept watch, the Breitling B55 Connected. This watch has a two-way communication between the watch and the phone, and not only syncs to offer activity records and texts, but also to…Looking for a perfectly unique engagement ring? Look… You already know that at Reis-Nichols, we carry the best designer engagement ring brands, with the best selection of settings, at the best price, even compared online. Precision Set is one of those amazing designers that we carry, so this week, we're focusing on this brand, that understands that jewelry is the ultimate expression. Whether your lady is looking for a classic, modern or vintage style engagement ring, you'll find just want she wants with Precision Set! At Precision Set, painstaking attention to detail assures the highest level of craftsmanship and superior quality. Selecting only the finest quality metals and…Marco Bicego: Handmade in yellow gold, white gold,… Inspired by his Venetian roots and the natural surroundings of his territory, Marco Bicego’s jewelry creations are made with the utmost care and attention to detail. Bicego has taken the secrets of Italian jewelry and made it available to people around the world. As a staple of his designs, Bicego does not make any of his pieces with anything less than 18k gold. All of his jewelry is sure to carry this weight, which adds more value to the collections. Marco Bicego’s jewelry designs continue to gain popularity. Created with emotion and precision, fantasy and technology, evolution and tradition, Marco Bicego’s jewelry is a result…Brand Spotlight: Michele Watches The glamour and vibrant lifestyle of Miami has long been reflected in the distinctive style of the luxury watch brand Michele. With brilliant diamond cases, natural mother-of-pearl dials, deco influenced design elements and straps that can be easily interchanged for any occasion, Michele contains all the allure of the runway, appealing to young and fashionable individuals.In June, Michele proudly sponsored the 4th Annual Critic’s Choice Television Awards and presented the winners in the actress categories with a a new Michele timepiece. Here are some of the award-winners showing off their new watches: Now that you've seen what the stars…Pearls, Diamonds & Something Blue: What to wear… You've heard it before and chance are, you'll hear it again: your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. You got the ring, you have the dress, everything is just about in order for your big day. The jewelry you wear on your wedding day should perfectly compliment your dress, emulate your style, and make you feel beautiful. Let us help you pick out the jewelry for your special day from our incredible selection. Check out our top picks for wedding day jewelry: Looking for more inspiration? Follow us…Engagement Ring Trends In our last engagement ring trend blog, we told you all about trendy stone shapes on rings for 2013. As you already know, it's out with the old and in with the new! So long to the traditional single (solitaire) diamond engagement ring. Couples are stepping outside the box, adding colored stones and creating custom-designed settings. Reis-Nichols Jewelers has some of the finest custom jewelry designers in the country and can design a piece just for you. If you have an idea, Reis-Nichols can help you make it happen! In this second post of our Engagement Ring Trend series, let's take a look…Black Friday Specials We hope that you and your family had a very relaxing Thanksgiving. Now it's time to go Black Friday shopping! Give a memorable and meaningful gift for less. This year we are offering special discounts on two popular items: Make her heart race with one of these special heartbeat necklaces! Use code HEARTBEAT to get $100 off. These trendy Ippolita earrings are super versatile and make a great gift! use code SILVER to get $100 off.Watch Battery Charity Of The Month Did you know that if you need just a simple watch battery replacement, there is never a charge for this service at Reis-Nichols Jewelers? Instead, we just ask for a small donation, of which 100% of all funds collected go to benefit charity. Most of the charitable organizations we contribute to are right here in Indiana. This month's donations will be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures…