GemLily Blog

The “Ring”…how it all came together.

Early last October on a Sunday afternoon I spoke with Austin for the first time. He is a vibrant young man, full of light and enthusiasm. Having graduated from Texas A&M last year and currently serving as a Second Lieutenant … Read More »

December Featured Designer Henry Elfering

Jewelry by Henry Elfering offers a timeless balance of  majestic mesmerizing design inspired by the exquisite beauty of the animal kingdom. Explore the transformative power of Henry’s pieces through their organic textures, fluid patterns, and radiant gemstones. Gemlily invites you … Read More »

Gig ‘Em Aggies!

Over the last 12 months I’ve had the joy and honor to be part of these amazing young couples lives as they make the commitment to each other as husband and wife. All are graduates of Texas A&M University and … Read More »

Reasons why women don’t buy more fine Jewelry, lets change that!

Reading a recent article in a jewelry industry newsletter on why women don’t buy fine jewelry, it states the reasons are not enough color options and too many retailers are selling to men not women. Study was done May 1-5, … Read More »

Shop our Boutique Now Open in Historic Downtown McKinney Texas

Introducing GemLily’s new shopping location in Doozie’s Corner, an eclectic collection of boutiques just off the main square in historic, Downtown McKinney. Perfectly timed for their upcoming “shop and sip” event: Safari Night on the Square Wednesday May 10 5pm … Read More »

Which finger to bling – middle, index, or mid-knuckle?

Growing up I never saw the women in my family wear rings beyond their ring or pinky fingers. And never across all five, heavens that was a fashion faux pas of no return, oh the horrors! Today thankfully rings are … Read More »

A Designer’s Inspiration

Henry Elfering, a long standing featured designer on GemLily shared his inspiration behind his newest creation released just a week ago, an Aquamarine necklace titled Seascape, so exquisite it has red carpet written all over it – yet so approachable … Read More »

Three must do’s for smooth travel with your jewelry this Holiday Season

Whether you’re a jet-setter or a road-tripper, this holiday season here are 3 must do’s for bringing your favorite jewelry along for the trip. 1. Photograph your jewelry: Photograph all the jewelry you plan to take – particularly the fine … Read More »

Mardi Gras Beads a “Throw” back to Their History

Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season always falling the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval Europe, then on to … Read More »

Starting the New Year Fluffy? Jewelry Slimming Tricks to the Rescue!

The Holiday season for me was not only visiting with my family, there also was a bit of visiting the cookie plate of the ready bake Peanut Butter cookie’s my sister in-law would make every evening after the full course … Read More »