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Five Popular Gifts That Dads and Grads Will Love and Keep Forever

Five Popular Gifts That Dads and Grads Will Love and Keep Forever

Jun 6th 2024

After years of helping customers search for the perfect Father’s Day and grad gift, we've seen firsthand the desire to go beyond traditional socks, tech, tools and ties. Whether you're shopping for a dad or a recent graduate, finding something meaningful can make all the difference. Here are five popular gifts that guys love and won’t get returned.Gold Chains That Won’t Disappoint Gol … read more
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LAGOS Jewelry: Three Unforgettable Gifts

LAGOS Jewelry: Three Unforgettable Gifts

May 1st 2024

“When you give someone a piece of jewelry, you’re really giving them a memory. Something they’re going to cherish for a lifetime.”– Steven Lagos, Founder and Creative Director of LagosWe attempt to express our gratitude and love for the woman who has shaped our lives with a single gift, which is why finding the perfect Mother’s Day present is no easy task. Thankfully, LAGOS' Signature Caviar … read more
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Discover Your Style: Collect, Stack, and Mix at the Penny Preville Trunk Show

Discover Your Style: Collect, Stack, and Mix at the Penny Preville Trunk Show

Apr 26th 2024

Join us at Razny Jewelers in Highland Park for the exclusive Penny Preville Trunk Show on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover Penny Preville's latest collection of handcrafted earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings—favorites among celebrities and style influencers. Perfect for summer gatherings, rooftop parties, or a special gift for mom. Private Preview Opportunity: Secure an … read more
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PERPETUAL 1908: Cutting-edge classicism

PERPETUAL 1908: Cutting-edge classicism

Mar 12th 2024

The Rolex Perpetual 1908 dress timepiece is an unrivaled watch. Elegant and refined, it represents the perfect fusion between form and function. The harmony of its shape from lug to lug highlights the distinct art of watchmaking for which Rolex is known.  Razny Jewelers is proud to offer timepieces like the Perpetual 1908, which pay homage to the past while exploring the future possibilities … read more
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OYSTER PERPETUAL: Essence of the Oyster

OYSTER PERPETUAL: Essence of the Oyster

Feb 22nd 2024

Last week, we highlighted Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. She achieved her goal while wearing the world's first waterproof wristwatch, the Rolex Oyster. Let's dive deeper into the Oyster's marvelous design and its closest descendent, The Oyster Perpetual.Today, it's easy to take for granted our ability to wear a watch while showering, swimming or … read more
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Jessica and Ford

Jessica and Ford

Feb 9th 2024

Ford and I met at a bourbon fundraiser for the military. It was only fitting to get engaged at a whiskey distillery in Kentucky. Ford surprised me at a scenic overlook above the distillery. We are so grateful for the Razny family and all they do! … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller: Citizen of the Deep

Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller: Citizen of the Deep

Feb 6th 2024

There is no better test of tenacity than the sea. It is an arena where the strength of will and determination bends natural laws. For centuries, men and women have made their name in deep waters. On October 7, 1927, Mercedes Gleitze shattered conventional expectations by becoming the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. What set her journey apart was her remarkable feat of endur … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller: Mastering Travel Time

Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller: Mastering Travel Time

Jan 25th 2024

Rolex is a catalyst for horological innovation. Since its founding nearly 120 years ago, the brand has registered over 400 patents, including the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch. This penchant for patenting continued with the introduction of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, Rolex’s most complicated timepiece. The Sky-Dweller is a traveler’s dream timepiece, equipped to display … read more
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10 Glowing Gifts for the Diamond and Gem Lover in Your Life

10 Glowing Gifts for the Diamond and Gem Lover in Your Life

Jan 23rd 2024

Whether it’s a partner, family member, or friend, the special people in your life deserve a gift they'll treasure forever. This year, elevate your expression of love with ethically sourced natural diamonds—true symbols of everlasting affection. Ingrid Razny and Christine Razny-Porter, two expert jewelers, have curated 10 trend-setting diamond and precious gem necklaces, bracelets, earrings, a … read more
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Start the Year with Garnet, January's Radiant Birthstone

Start the Year with Garnet, January's Radiant Birthstone

Dec 22nd 2023

Image: GIA What do fragrant roses, crisp apples, and radiant garnets have in common? They're all known for their vibrant red hue. However, like roses and apples, garnets come in various colors. For gifting your January-born friends and family, we've curated a collection of treasures showcasing the rainbow available with this birthstone. Image: GIAOrigins and Varieties The name "garn … read more
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TRUNK SHOW: Penny Preville Brings an Expanded Collection to Highland Park (Dec 16th)

TRUNK SHOW: Penny Preville Brings an Expanded Collection to Highland Park (Dec 16th)

Dec 16th 2023

WHEN: Saturday, December 16th; Noon - 5 p.m.WHERE: Razny Jewelers | 1700 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035Penny Preville is a renowned American jewelry designer known for her exquisite and timeless creations.Razny Jewelers welcomes an expanded collection full of classics and new, modern treasures. Find the perfect gift for your perfect person.Preville's designs are characterized by their delic … read more
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Datejust: Make a Date of a Day

Datejust: Make a Date of a Day

Dec 15th 2023

It is rare for inventions to remain their industry's foremost sought-after design for over half a century. An exception to the rule is the Rolex Datejust. The Datejust endures as one of Rolex's most recognizable timepieces and has evolved alongside technological advancements to retain its position as the blueprint for the quintessential watch. Razny Jewelers is proud to shine a light on one o … read more
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Diamond Stud Earrings: The Gift that Grows More Valuable with Time

Diamond Stud Earrings: The Gift that Grows More Valuable with Time

Dec 11th 2023

Only one miracle on earth waits billions of years to encapsulate our dreams while fitting neatly within our palm, radiating from our finger, or delicately dancing on our ear. Brilliant natural diamonds hold a unique charm that transcends generations. The fact that they are rare and finite ensures their value. Even rarer is it to find a diamond that meets the high qualifications needed to bec … read more
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TRUNK SHOW: Discover the Full Kwiat Collection in Highland Park (Dec 8th and 9th)

TRUNK SHOW: Discover the Full Kwiat Collection in Highland Park (Dec 8th and 9th)

Dec 9th 2023

WHEN: Friday, December 8th from Noon - 4 and Saturday, December 9th from Noon - 5 p.m.WHERE: Razny Jewelers | 1700 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035Discover the Superior Brilliance of Kwiat Diamond JewelryRazny Jewelers welcomes the unmatched brilliance of Kwiat with an expanded collection of treasures. Find the perfect gift for your perfect person.Kwiat diamonds are some of the most beautiful … read more
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The Cosmopolitan Watch

The Cosmopolitan Watch

Dec 1st 2023

With the advancement of flight came a need to accurately track more than one timezone on a single timepiece. Rising to the occasion, Rolex introduced the GMT-Master which was a first of its kind depicting both beauty and precision. Since its launch nearly 70 years ago, the GMT-Master is still the world's most well-known travel watch. It is the prize of many awarded pilots and travel-lovi … read more
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December's Birthstones: Blue Topaz and Turquoise

December's Birthstones: Blue Topaz and Turquoise

Nov 21st 2023

Schedule your appointment to shop our collection of blue topaz and turquoise.Image: Blue topaz from Doves' London Blue CollectionDecember babies have more than a few brilliant birthstones to choose from, including the illustrious turquoise and blue topaz.Image: L, Turquoise Lucky Move MM pendant by Messika; R, Diamond necklace by Shy CreationPourquoi Turquoise?With its captivating blue-g … read more
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The Reference Among Divers' Watches

The Reference Among Divers' Watches

Nov 18th 2023

The Rolex Submariner is an iconic timepiece that has gained worldwide recognition for its exceptional design, precision, and durability, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Chicago-based collectors. In the Windy City, known for its love of craftsmanship and tradition, the Submariner's timeless appeal has found a passionate following. Chicago's affinity for the Rolex Submariner … read more
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2023-2024 Razny Magazine

2023-2024 Razny Magazine

Nov 17th 2023

An Issue Dedicated to the FutureWe are honored to be Chicago's favorite family-owned and operated jeweler, and it warms our hearts to see how far we've come since our inception over 70 years ago. The trust of our city has been our secret power from the beginning. Your unwavering commitment to natural diamonds, inspired jewelry, and fine Swiss timekeeping has allowed us to create a legacy that tran … read more
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Hinsdale Anniversary Celebration

Hinsdale Anniversary Celebration

Nov 4th 2023

What a year it is! The village of Hinsdale is celebrating 150 years — and our Hinsdale boutique in the heart of the town is celebrating 15 fantastic years. ✨ The Razny Jewelers family invites you to celebrate this momentous year with 15 days of festivities and giveaways starting November 4th! Each day of the celebration = a new prize to win! Every fifth day unl … read more
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Lagos: A Treasure to Remember

Lagos: A Treasure to Remember

Oct 30th 2023

Looking for the perfect gift? To view the full LAGOS collection at our Addison boutique and to enjoy a true VIP shopping experience, please call 630-932-4900 or email Addison@razny.com.Beautiful, thoughtfully designed jewelry completes a look while showcasing the wearer’s personality. LAGOS is synonymous with individuality and timeless style. Since it was founded by Steven Lagos in … read more
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Introducing Mine to Shine by Kwiat

Introducing Mine to Shine by Kwiat

Oct 27th 2023

Make an appointment to discover Mine to Shine by Kwiat at our Highland Park boutique in Chicago's North Shore. Razny Jewelers | Highland Park | 847-432-5300 | HighlandPark@Razny.com  For over seven decades, the Razny family has built a reputation on first-class customer service and brilliant, high-quality, natural diamonds. The partners we choose share our values, and Kwiat … read more
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November's Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

November's Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

Oct 26th 2023

November is characterized by a transition from autumn's rich colors to winter's cozy warmth. Two beautiful birthstones honor this metamorphosis: topaz and citrine. These gemstones are known for their stunning colors and unique qualities, making them a perfect representation of November's vibrant charm.(Left: Jaipur Blue Topaz Studs; Right: Jaipur London Blue Topaz Studs, both by Marco Bi … read more
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Montgomery and Daniel

Montgomery and Daniel

Oct 26th 2023

Razny Jewelers designed and made jewelry with and for my fiancé's grandmother. So, he knew exactly where to go when we wanted to get an engagement ring made from the gems in her jewelry.  Daniel and I met as Chemical Engineering Ph.D. students at Purdue University, working in the same research lab. Through times of faith, mentoring, friendship, and eventually a relationship, we would get eng … read more
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Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2023

Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2023

Oct 21st 2023

Beat the Black Friday crowd!OCTOBER 21st; 9a - 4p: Mark your calendar to visit Historic Downtown Hinsdale and shop at Razny Jewelers, your favorite family-owned jeweler! This is the perfect opportunity to discover a new treasure you'll love at a special price, or an unforgettable gift for your special someone!Designers to be Featured:Stephen WebsterMageritAaron BashaZydoNanisBreitlingTissot...and … read more
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The Realization of an Ideal

The Realization of an Ideal

Oct 19th 2023

Razny Jewelers is proud to be one of Chicago's sources for Rolex timepieces, encouraging and supporting generations of dreamers and strivers. The Windy City is known for its deep-rooted love of potential and possibility. This Midwestern metropolis, nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, has a rich history of embracing the promise of what can be, a sentiment that has shaped the city's character … read more
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Rolex & The Ryder Cup

Rolex & The Ryder Cup

Oct 16th 2023

Rolex is Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup, the 44th edition of which takes place from 29 September to 1 October 2023 in Italy. Created in 1927, The Ryder Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Every two years, this team tournament pits Europe against the United States of America. It is contested alternately on each continent. The competition sees today’s best golfers … read more
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Join us! Hinsdale Fall Fest:

Join us! Hinsdale Fall Fest:

Oct 14th 2023

Get ready to cozy up and spread the Halloween cheer at Razny Jewelers!On October 14th, we will be a sponsor of Hinsdale's Fall Fest, and we invite all of the spookiest trick-or-treaters to come join us from 11AM-2PM.We will be passing out necklaces (*while supplies last*) for the event and celebrating autumn in style. Come on in with the whole family and bring your best costume! … read more
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Engagement Ring Week

Engagement Ring Week

Oct 13th 2023

Don't Miss Chicago's Engagement Ring Week Find the ring of your dreams at a special price! Visit any Razny Jewelers October 13-21 to shop this unprecedented event. Shop the most brilliant collection of engagement rings and loose diamonds under one roof for the first time. Visit one of our Chicago area locations to take advantage of this unprecedented shopping event.  TIP: … read more
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Hinsdale Wine Walk (October 12)

Hinsdale Wine Walk (October 12)

Oct 12th 2023

Join our Hinsdale team in celebrating the village with the long-awaited Annual Wine Walk.The Hinsdale Wine Walk participants will head to downtown Hinsdale and visit registered businesses, where they will receive a 1oz sample of red or white wines.WHEN: Thursday, October 12th, 2023, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.WHERE: Razny Jewelers, 37 S Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521A SPECIAL EVENT GIVEAWAYDuring the … read more
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October's Birthstone: The Gorgeous Tourmaline

October's Birthstone: The Gorgeous Tourmaline

Oct 1st 2023

Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.It reveals itself anew each time you look at the jewel. First, it exposes a deep magenta, then a red, white, and finally a bright green. In one cut, a single gemstone, are all the hues of a desert sky.Of course, we're speaking of tourmaline, which comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors. When translated, tourmaline means "mixed … read more
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Michelle and Tyler

Michelle and Tyler

Sep 26th 2023

Michelle and I were in the same kindergarten gardening group and the same grade throughout school. We only became friends in sophomore year in math class, and eventually, we would officially date during our senior year of high school. Following that, we stayed together through college and eventually moved in together in Indianapolis. After a year and a half of living together, I took Michelle to t … read more
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The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit

Sep 21st 2023

For decades, Chicago has enjoyed a storied bond with the art of aviation. Son of a lawyer who played a crucial part in taking down one of the city's most notorious criminals, Edward O'Hare earned his own fame as a World War II pilot and hero. Today, the city's largest airport bears his name. Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) is one of the busiest in the world, catering to the needs of internati … read more
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Kim and Joe

Kim and Joe

Sep 14th 2023

Joe proposed at our anniversary restaurant, The Turf Room. All the staff knew. He picked the table next to the fireplace and even had a photographer waiting for the special queue. I was absolutely surprised and stunned by the gorgeous ring he gave me. We both shed some tears, and I was blown away after learning how long he had planned this. Photography by Taryn Stephanie Photography … read more
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Rolex and The US Open

Rolex and The US Open

Sep 7th 2023

The US Open is the final Grand Slam® tournament of the tennis season. As a privileged partner of the sport worldwide, Rolex has been associated with this event since 2018. As a vital partner of tennis, Rolex has been Official Timekeeper of the US Open since 2018. Inaugurated in 1881, this tournament has been played on the hard surface at Flushing Meadows, New York, si … read more
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Sapphires at Razny Jewelers

Sapphires at Razny Jewelers

Sep 1st 2023

At Razny Jewelers, we value dedication. Our slogan was once "True Blue," a nod to our original brand colors and the commitment we maintain to Chicago families and our employees. This motto can also be associated with the unshakable bond of marriage. A sapphire's deep true-blue hue makes this gem the perfect choice for a stunning engagement ring. A true-blue sapphire's rich color is as deep an … read more
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Sienna and Michael

Sienna and Michael

Aug 29th 2023

We've known each other since childhood. Funny enough, Sienna had a massive crush on me in middle school, but I was not interested at the time. Our paths always crossed throughout our lives as Sienna was childhood best friends with my younger cousin. We began dating in college and got our first (furry) child, a golden retriever named Sampson, shortly after. We have been together ever since (7 years … read more
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Razny Jewelers Watchmakers: Bringing Rolex Service to You

Razny Jewelers Watchmakers: Bringing Rolex Service to You

Aug 17th 2023

Rolex, the iconic luxury watch manufacture, was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf in London, England. Wilsdorf, a visionary entrepreneur, had a passion for precision timekeeping and sought to create wristwatches that were not only accurate, but also elegant and reliable. He partnered with Alfred Davis, a skilled watchmaker, to start their own watchmaking business. Initially, the company was known a … read more
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THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE: THE LADY-DATEJUST

THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE: THE LADY-DATEJUST

Aug 3rd 2023

It is rare for inventions to remain the blueprint for an entire industry over half a century after their release to the public. An exception to the rule is the Rolex Datejust, created in 1945. Over 75 years since its release, the Datejust remains one of Rolex's most recognizable timepieces and has evolved alongside technological advancements to retain its position as the blueprint for the quintess … read more
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Do You Know Peridot? Mind-Blowing Facts About August's Birthstone

Do You Know Peridot? Mind-Blowing Facts About August's Birthstone

Aug 1st 2023

Image above: Lagos Peridot Collection, available at Razny Jewelers in Addison.We continue our segment on birthstones with this month’s glistening green gem, the peridot (pronounced either peh-ruh-daat or peh-ruh-doe).Famous primarily for its designation as August’s birthstone, Peridot gems hold secrets that passionate collectors have been trying to unravel for centuries. Thanks to modern adva … read more
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Chicago Style Weddings Exclusively Features Razny Jewelers in Breathtaking Editorial

Chicago Style Weddings Exclusively Features Razny Jewelers in Breathtaking Editorial

Jul 27th 2023

Razny Jewelers was featured as the exclusive jeweler in this month's bridal editorial for Chicago Style Weddings magazine, titled "Late Check Out." The multi-page feature highlights the most beautiful looks currently in bridal style. The multi-page feature highlights the most beautiful looks currently in bridal style.  Chicago Style Weddings hosts a skilled team of self-proclaim … read more
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Two Days Only! Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale

Two Days Only! Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale

Jul 20th 2023

RAIN OR SHINE! WHERE: Razny Jewelers | HINSDALE | 37 S. Washington Street WHEN: Friday, July 22nd, and Saturday, July 23rd 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. dailySale items include: Enamel jewelry, FOPE, select Breitling timepieces, and more!Visit Historic Downtown Hinsdale and shop Razny Jewelers this Friday and Saturday! This is the perfect event for a graduation gift, anniversary present, or eve … read more
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Rolex and The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major

Rolex and The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major

Jul 20th 2023

The Open golf tournament has an enduring and captivating appeal to golf lovers in Chicago for several reasons. First and foremost, The Open is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious golf championships, boasting a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. Its storied legacy, filled with remarkable triumphs and heart-wrenching defeats, resonates deeply with the hearts of Chicago's … read more
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Kaitlyn and Yariel

Kaitlyn and Yariel

Jul 14th 2023

We met at my office, the Edward Jones next to Razny Jewelers in Addison. Yariel was responding to an HVAC service call. It's still up for debate as to who asked out whom first, but the rest is history! We were married three years later, on June 16th, in Wheaton, IL. We designed a custom ring with Matthew's help and purchased the timepiece seen in our photos.###Congratulations Kaitlyn and Yariel! … read more
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Rolex and The Championships, Wimbledon

Rolex and The Championships, Wimbledon

Jul 6th 2023

Chicago area tennis enthusiasts eagerly tune in to watch the Wimbledon tournament this time of year. Despite being thousands of miles away from the prestigious grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the tournament's appeal transcends geographical boundaries and captivates fans in the Windy City. Razny Jewelers, Chicago's family-owned luxury jeweler, is proud to shine the … read more
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Look out Diamonds! 3 Reasons Why Rubies are the New Engagement Ring Gem

Look out Diamonds! 3 Reasons Why Rubies are the New Engagement Ring Gem

Jun 30th 2023

This week, we're diving into the increased popularity surrounding July's birthstone — the RUBY!Look around you. Everyone’s smiling more, stepping lighter, dining al fresco, and walking hand-in-hand. Summer is finally here, and undeniably love is in the air.At the start of the 20th century, experts from around the country adopted an official list of gems to correspond with each month of the year. F … read more
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Meghan and Ben

Meghan and Ben

Jun 15th 2023

Ben and I met nine years ago at DePaul University. We were best friends for two years before we started dating! He proposed in front of the church I feel most at home at in the city, followed by a party with our dog Jasper and our families. We are so excited to get married! (Image: Nick Pietro)###Congratulations Meghan and Ben! We are proud to be the jeweler couples trust in Chicago when finding t … read more
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Marina and Rick

Marina and Rick

Jun 15th 2023

Rick and I were good friends as we sat next to each other at work for five years. After covid sent everyone home, Rick came over one day to help me with home renovation projects, and the rest is history! ###Congratulations Marina and Rick!Razny Jewelers is so proud to be the jeweler you chose when shopping for the most important ring you'll ever own.Engagement rings from Razny Jewelers are a timel … read more
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Nicole and Matthew

Nicole and Matthew

Jun 15th 2023

Matthew and I went to high school together, but it wasn’t until after college that our mingling friend groups brought us together. After four years of dating and plenty of new experiences together, Matthew finally popped the question! Throughout our relationship traveling was something we have always enjoyed together. We had a trip to Boston planned for my birthday. Our love for traveling has al … read more
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Lovers of LAGOS in Chicago Choose Razny Jewelers

Lovers of LAGOS in Chicago Choose Razny Jewelers

Jun 15th 2023

Caviar isn't just for the dining table. At Razny Jewelers, we are obsessed with the intricate beading details of Lagos jewelry. Read on to find out how LAGOS offers the perfect addition to distinctive style.Steven Lagos Wins Entrepreneur of the YearSteven Lagos was officially named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Greater Philadelphia Winner! The Entrepreneur of the Ye … read more
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THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

Jun 15th 2023

Le Mans, often referred to as the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency," is one of the most prestigious and iconic automobile races in the world. Held annually in Le Mans, France, this 24-hour endurance race pushes drivers, teams, and their vehicles to their limits. The event traces its origins back to 1923 and has since become synonymous with speed, strategy, and sheer determination. The … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Explorer: Venturing to the Outer Limits

Oyster Perpetual Explorer: Venturing to the Outer Limits

Jun 12th 2023

Called to push the limits of exploration and human endurance, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out to successfully ascend Mount Everest in May of 1953. Theirs would be the first successful mission to the “top of the world.” They were backed by scientists, an expedition team, and hundreds of porters who checked and double-checked the men’s supplies, ensuring they possessed all the tools ne … read more
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Rachel and Adam

Rachel and Adam

Jun 9th 2023

We met from mutual friends. I immediately fell in love with her, and the rest was history. We had an amazing connection as soon as we looked at each other. Love is a simple thing between us. Very lucky to have her in my life. ### Congratulations, Rachel and Adam! Finding a jeweler you trust is essential to the engagement ring shopping process. By conducting thorough research, considering c … read more
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Shahzmeen and Mubasher

Shahzmeen and Mubasher

Jun 9th 2023

When we first started talking, Mubasher and I were long-distance. By the time we met in person, we both already knew we had found our lifelong partner. Eventually, our families met and decided to set a date for our big day. Our engagement consisted of an intimate rooftop ceremony with our families and loved ones.Photography: purplepeacockstudios ### Congratulations, Shahzmeen and Mu … read more
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Cori and Jimmy

Cori and Jimmy

Jun 9th 2023

We met in Elementary school and have always been best friends. In the eighth grade, Jimmy grew enough courage to ask me to be his girlfriend, and they've been together ever since. He proposed at our favorite place - New Buffalo, MI, at sunset on the beach. We're very excited to start this new chapter in life.  Photography: Kara Kamienski ### Congratulations, Cori and Jimmy! When l … read more
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Maggie and Chris

Maggie and Chris

Jun 9th 2023

We met in high school and started dating our sophomore year. Different colleges and ten years later, we are finally saying, "I Do"! We got engaged in Lincoln Park on a beautiful July afternoon. He nervously asked, even though it seemed pretty obvious that after eight years of being together, it would be a yes! Afterward, we celebrated in love with our friends and family's company all night! P … read more
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Monika and Tom

Monika and Tom

Jun 9th 2023

We both met as travel nurses at a local hospital, and now we travel the world together! We look forward to our international wedding this summer. ### Congratulations, Monika and Tom! Finding the perfect engagement ring is an exciting and significant milestone in any romantic relationship. It symbolizes a commitment to love, partnership, and a lifetime of memories together. However, with … read more
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Sarah and Kevin

Sarah and Kevin

Jun 9th 2023

We met through our friend group and were good friends for about two years before we decided to go on a first date. We instantly knew that there was something there! We wanted our parents to meet three years later, so Kevin planned a dinner. Before dinner, we walked through Millennium Park to look at the crisp fall leaves, and he got down on one knee there in the park.  ### Congratulatio … read more
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Kathy and Kris

Kathy and Kris

Jun 9th 2023

We always find the best spot to watch a sunrise on our trips, and he proposed on a trip for the 4th of July weekend! ### Congratulations, Kathy and Kris! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers, Chicago's source for diamond engagement rings, when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a beautiful and meaningful endeavor. We are proud to have helped … read more
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Julie and Jack

Julie and Jack

Jun 9th 2023

We started dating during our junior year of high school. We continued seeing each other long-distance during college, and 11 years later, we got engaged and went to some of our favorite places in the West Loop.  ### Congratulations, Julie and Jack! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers, Chicago's source for diamond engagement rings, when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Find … read more
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Jaime and Michael

Jaime and Michael

Jun 9th 2023

Mike and I were going out on a typical date night (or so I thought). When we arrived at London House, we walked out onto the rooftop, only for me to realize we were in a private section. After taking a few steps forward, I saw rose petals on the floor and a sign saying "Marry Me"? Mike got down on one knee and proposed! Of course, I said yes, and couldn't be more excited. Then surprise number two … read more
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Angela and Frank

Angela and Frank

Jun 9th 2023

"Frank and I met four years ago through friends! Frank proposed the closing of our first home on August 18th, 2021." - Angela ### Congratulations, Angela and Frank! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Finding the perfect engagement ring requires expertise, attentiveness, and understanding. By considering your partner's style, selecting … read more
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Kristen and Oleg

Kristen and Oleg

Jun 9th 2023

Oleg and Kristen met through a mutual friend in classic college fashion- at an on-campus bar. They have been inseparable ever since, even while navigating a brief long-distance relationship and a pandemic! Oleg planned a beautiful proposal on December 21st of, 2021, in front of the famous Milllennium Park Christmas tree, and, of course, Kristen said yes! They are excitedly awaiting their September … read more
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Sandy and Louie

Sandy and Louie

Jun 9th 2023

We met on an online dating site. We developed a friendship and then a romantic relationship. It turned into love, and we got engaged in 2021.  ### Congratulations, Sandy and Louie! Razny Jewelers is proud to offer custom diamond engagement rings to couples throughout the Greater Chicago Area. Customization provides a beautiful opportunity to create a truly unique engagement ring. We in … read more
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Cassie and Peter

Cassie and Peter

Jun 9th 2023

After swiping on Tinder, we had our first date just weeks before the world shut down in 2020. The lockdown only brought us closer as we spent the next few months inseparable! Our relationship was put to the ultimate test when Cassie moved abroad to South Korea for one year. We knew that no matter the distance, it was meant to be, and one year later, Cassie returned for us to start our lives togeth … read more
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Paige and Jake

Paige and Jake

Jun 9th 2023

Jake and I met in high school sophomore year! We dated in high school, went our separate ways for several years, and rekindled in 2018! We got engaged in Lincoln Park with our puppy! ### Congratulations Paige and Jake!When choosing the perfect engagement ring, selecting a precious metal is another crucial element. Platinum is renowned for its durability and lustrous appearance, while yel … read more
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Jenna and Nico

Jenna and Nico

Jun 9th 2023

Nico and I met during my sophomore year of college in speech class! We were partners for a group project and became friends first, and then it grew into something more. We’ve been dating for three years and can’t wait for marriage! - Jenna###Congratulations, Jenna and Nico!Understanding your partner's style and taste is essential to finding the perfect engagement ring. It helps to pay close attent … read more
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Natalie and Nick

Natalie and Nick

Jun 9th 2023

Nick and I met through mutual friends at an ugly Christmas sweater party! He was the cutest guy in the ugliest sweater. ?❤️ - NataliePhotography: Kelly Anderson###Congratulations from Team Razny! Proposing is a momentous occasion in one's life, filled with excitement, anticipation, and the promise of a beautiful lifelong commitment. At the heart of this moment lies the engagement ring, a symbol of … read more
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20 YEARS OF MENTORING THE GREAT ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

20 YEARS OF MENTORING THE GREAT ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

Jun 1st 2023

Chicago is a city of broad shoulders and big dreams. Our communities have delivered some of the biggest names in the fields of music, culinary arts, architectural design, and dance, to name a few. Before they inspired the world, however, each of these artists was the mentee of a champion, someone who believed in their potential even before it was clear how far they would go. Razny Jewelers is prou … read more
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6 New Ways to Clutch Your Pearls

6 New Ways to Clutch Your Pearls

Jun 1st 2023

June babies are fortunate enough to have three beautiful birthstones from which to choose: the pearl, moonstone, and alexandrite. For our monthly birthstone series, we’re focusing on the classic pearl. Many know that pearls are a naturally occurring gem, harvested from mollusks that form the birthstone in response to irritants that enter their shell. Unlike gemstones, which must be cut and po … read more
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The Brilliance of Kwiat: 100 Years of Diamonds That Look Bigger and Brighter

The Brilliance of Kwiat: 100 Years of Diamonds That Look Bigger and Brighter

May 26th 2023

View Kwiat's beautiful jewelry in person--click here to book an appointment.When it comes to diamonds, one factor is most important to achieving the most brilliant impression: the cut. Without a superb cut a diamond won't release its full sparkling potential, no matter its color or clarity. Since Sam Kwiat opened a diamond shop in New York City in 1907, the Kwiat family has dedicated the … read more
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Monique and Bennett

Monique and Bennett

May 22nd 2023

Monique and Bennett found the ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers in the Greater Chicago Area. What was supposed to be a casual Wednesday night at the University of Missouri-Columbia quickly turned into one of the most important days of their lives. With no intentions of leaving his apartment, Chris Coco somehow managed to convince Bennett to attend a Rae Sremmurd concert at the local Whis … read more
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Kristy and Ben

Kristy and Ben

May 22nd 2023

Kristy and Ben found the engagement ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers with the help of Matt, their personal shopping assistant and fine jewelry expert.Finding the perfect engagement ring is a journey filled with anticipation and excitement. It begins with envisioning the unique qualities that symbolize the love and commitment shared between two individuals. The search involves: Exploring var … read more
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Bill and Gosia

Bill and Gosia

May 22nd 2023

Gosia and Bill met through mutual friends at an engagement party, fell in love, and found the ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation. It begins with envisioning the symbol of eternal love, reflecting individual tastes and personality. Hours spent exploring various designs, cuts, and gemstones bring forth … read more
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Jennifer and Bryce

Jennifer and Bryce

May 22nd 2023

After a long day of work, I came home, and Bryce asked me to help him with the grill in the garage. I walked out to the garage filled with candles with the love of my life waiting for me! He proposed — just us 2 and our dogs in our home. It was perfect! … read more
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Watches and Wonders 2023: A Few of Our Favorites from the Timepiece Touchstone

Watches and Wonders 2023: A Few of Our Favorites from the Timepiece Touchstone

May 4th 2023

Time has always been a precious commodity, and we have always been obsessed with measuring it. From ancient sundials to modern atomic clocks, the evolution of timekeeping has been a constant endeavor to capture the essence of time. One of the most enduring symbols of this pursuit is the wristwatch, a mechanical marvel that combines art, craftsmanship, and engineering to keep time in wearable form. … read more
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Three Reasons Why Emeralds Will Always be in Style

Three Reasons Why Emeralds Will Always be in Style

May 1st 2023

There’s a unique power in the color green. It instantly invokes feelings of calm, perhaps by reminding us of lush green pastures and paradisaic flora. Green is also a highly visible color, distinctly noticeable even from far away. We surround ourselves, even subconsciously, in the shade when possible, and we cherish occurrences of the hue in nature. Those born in May have the privilege of claimin … read more
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Everything You Never Knew About Diamonds

Everything You Never Knew About Diamonds

Apr 18th 2023

Those born in April are fortunate to call the universally adored diamond their birthstone. Being the symbol for eternal love and marriage, and because so many are familiar with the 4 c's (carat weight, color, clarity, and cut), it's easy for almost anyone to feel like a diamond expert. Still, we're hoping to surprise you with four interesting facts about the world's most famous gem.(Image above: J … read more
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Abby and Miles

Abby and Miles

Apr 4th 2023

Abby and I met on a volunteer trip to New Orleans our sophomore year of college. After a few years of dating, I set out to find an engagement ring with only one requirement: The jeweler needed to be along the BNSF train route, such that I could do some clandestine shopping and still make it out to the southwest suburbs for our Wednesday night date tradition!  Thanks to Lois' patience (let's … read more
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Sara and Andrew

Sara and Andrew

Mar 16th 2023

My boyfriend took me on an early morning date for coffee and a walk that ended at Razny Jewelers, where I had a curated appointment to design my own engagement ring! I was surprised because I didn’t even know he was thinking about asking me! I was also impressed by all the selections Razny Jewelers presented and how they worked with my ideas. We crafted the perfect rings for when we married each … read more
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Marissa and David

Marissa and David

Mar 13th 2023

Marissa and I met in college! We both went to DePaul University and never dated in college, but we were very close friends. When we both moved downtown after college, we ended up down the street from one another. You could literally walk out of our buildings and see the other! From then, we started to do everything together! Rollerblading, grocery shopping, and hanging out! Six years to the … read more
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Mary and Ryan

Mary and Ryan

Mar 3rd 2023

Ryan and I started dating in 2018. In 2020 we decided to get a dog. However, the universe had an even bigger plan for us.  We got pregnant and had our son in July 2021! I didn’t think I could be any happier until February 9th, 2023. It was my birthday, and Ryan decorated our home with rose petals and balloons. I thought it was just for my birthday until I saw the balloons on the window that … read more
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Aquamarine: The Enduring Beauty of March's Gemstone

Aquamarine: The Enduring Beauty of March's Gemstone

Feb 28th 2023

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO VIEW OUR COLLECTION OF AQUAMARINE JEWELRY IN PERSON.Have you ever wanted to wrap the immense beauty of the ocean around your finger or allow its pools to dance daintily on your neck?Aquamarine, literally "water of the sea," is the birthstone of March and one of our favorite gemstones as it brings these fantasies to life.18KY Aquamarine Open-End Ring by Razny Collection … read more
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Claudia and Konrad

Claudia and Konrad

Feb 17th 2023

It was a snowy and cold January night — Saturday, January 28th, to be exact. Little did I know that this date would soon hold a very special place in my heart. What was supposed to be a night to celebrate a friend's birthday turned into a night celebrating our love. As I walked into the room, I noticed the lights were dimmed, and red rose petals were sprinkled across the floor. A candle-lit path l … read more
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Taylor and Frank

Taylor and Frank

Feb 16th 2023

Frank and I were high school sweethearts! We met at 14 years old and started dating at 16. We were best friends before becoming exclusive! We dated for eight years, and now we are finally engaged! Frank decided in July of 2022 to propose during a cruise we planned! (Of course, I had no clue.) I was so excited, and so were our families! He asked me on: February 6th, 2023 - during a beautiful sunset … read more
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Kate and Michael

Kate and Michael

Feb 14th 2023

Kate and I grew up less than 10 minutes away from one another, yet it took a global pandemic for us to meet and fall in love. I proposed on the dock at her parent's lake house with our dog, Hank, right at our side.Photography by Daniela Cardili. … read more
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Save the Date: Wedding Band Weekend 2023

Save the Date: Wedding Band Weekend 2023

Feb 14th 2023

View a selection from our collection before the event by clicking here.Save the date for Chicago's largest bridal jewelry event, from April 14th-16th, 2023, at Razny Jewelers in Addison. Enjoy special event pricing from our renowned designers, including Kwiat, Crown Ring, Furrer-Jacot, Memoire, and many more!  Return to this page regularly for updates and event details, including how … read more
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Elizabeth and Julian

Elizabeth and Julian

Feb 3rd 2023

The plan was to go to my "company's holiday party" in early December 2022. I told Eli that the ladies attending would do their hair and dress in long-length dresses for the occasion. In 2018, she bought a beautiful champagne-colored dress that she never had a chance to wear. She wore it for this occasion.Upon arrival at the party, I told her a photographer was on the terrace to take pictures of th … read more
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The Most Valuable Quartz: Amethyst’s Past, Present, and Everlasting Future

The Most Valuable Quartz: Amethyst’s Past, Present, and Everlasting Future

Jan 31st 2023

Amethyst drop earrings by Etho MariaSCHEDULE YOUR VIP SHOPPING EXPERIENCEFebruary Birthstone: Amethyst With its passionate purple hue, February’s birthstone, amethyst, has been lauded for centuries. This month, we celebrate the birthstone while highlighting its modern iterations.Royally Ravishing: Amethyst of the Past February’s birthstone, amethyst, was once as exclusive as ruby (for co … read more
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The New Love Language: Find the Perfect Gift this Year

The New Love Language: Find the Perfect Gift this Year

Jan 26th 2023

Are you still looking for the best gift for your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other? We've created a gift guide you'll want to save for years. At Razny Jewelers, we recognize that an ideal gift for one may be entirely different for another. No matter your significant other's love language, rest assured that a box wrapped in an iconic Razny bow is the present they'll treasur … read more
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Find Forever With Furrer-Jacot

Find Forever With Furrer-Jacot

Jan 17th 2023

In 1858, Fritz Furrer and Lucienne Jacot began a union that has stood the test of time. Through marriage, what started as a one-man enterprise, surrounded only by the resources local to Switzerland, blossomed into a partnership that today represents a household name. Now, Furrer-Jacot is synonymous with longevity. While the scope of the brand has undoubtedly evolved, its enduring quality has persi … read more
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A Jaffe: One of a Kind Craftsmanship Since 1892

A Jaffe: One of a Kind Craftsmanship Since 1892

Jan 16th 2023

Now that you found the love of your life let us help you find the perfect engagement ring & wedding band. A.Jaffe has been creating these one-of-a-kind pieces to commemorate life's special moments since 1892.A.Jaffe's legacy is a commitment to only sourcing the best ethical diamonds and devotion to the craft of fine bridal jewelry. This mission to source only gems of intense quality means that A.J … read more
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Roxana and Theresa

Roxana and Theresa

Jan 9th 2023

Since the day I met Roxana, I knew she was the one. She is the perfect missing piece to my puzzle. On our second anniversary, December 27, 2022, I planned a full winter wonderland date taking her to as many themed places as I could possibly think of. While exploring the city and all of its beauty, I had 25 close family and friends waiting for us at home that went out of their way to set up an outs … read more
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Engagement Rings in Chicago: Visit Razny Jewelers When Shopping for the Love of Your Life

Engagement Rings in Chicago: Visit Razny Jewelers When Shopping for the Love of Your Life

Jan 6th 2023

You've found the love of your life. Let us help you find the perfect ring!Discover the diamond that shines as brightly as your passion atRazny Jewelers. Here are some of our current favorites. OvalThe sparkling oval-cut diamond featured above is showcased in a pavé halo engagement ring setting. Part of our exclusive Forever by Razny Collection, we are happy to craft this ring from the pr … read more
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Going Gaga for Garnet

Going Gaga for Garnet

Jan 1st 2023

January Birthstone: GarnetJanuary babies have the special privilege of claiming the gorgeous garnet as their birthstone. Known famously as a red gem, garnets actually come in a rainbow of hues. With an adjustment of light, some blue garnets will even show-off a deep purple color. What an incredibly unique treasure the garnet is!With origins in Bohemia, Russia, Kenya, Namibia, and even California, … read more
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Marco Bicego: An Artist Like No Other

Marco Bicego: An Artist Like No Other

Dec 29th 2022

An artist like no other, since 2000, Marco Bicego has incorporated the traditions and virtues passed down from his father to create exquisite and unique jewelry that embodies the luxury of Italian craftsmanship and contemporary design.Marco Bicego is a Razny favorite- not only because the designs are beautiful, but they also tell a story. Every piece of Marco Bicego jewelry is handcrafted in our T … read more
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Diamond Studs Are Always the Perfect Gift

Diamond Studs Are Always the Perfect Gift

Dec 29th 2022

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Sparkling diamond stud earrings never go out of style. The little black dress of jewelry, as we call them, diamond studs go with everything and are the perfect one size fits all accessory for any occasion. Admire the perfect pair, floating on the ear without altering your silhouette.These stunning Graziela Gems Starburst Collection 18k yellow gold diamond star … read more
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THE EDIT: Classic Jewelry That Makes the Perfect Gift

THE EDIT: Classic Jewelry That Makes the Perfect Gift

Dec 27th 2022

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your special someone? Look no further than Razny Jewelers.Christine Razny-Porter, a third-generation owner of Razny Jewelers, has curated a brilliant collection of timeless statement pieces that make the perfect gift for anyone on your list and the ideal self-purchase too.Reminiscent of joyful tears, pear-shaped diamonds are the ideal center gem for elegant … read more
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Introducing the Colorful Designs of Jane Taylor

Introducing the Colorful Designs of Jane Taylor

Dec 27th 2022

Like sweet treats from a candy store, Jane Taylor's designs are bright, sweet, and colorful.Razny Jewelers is proud to introduce fine jewelry designed by Jane Taylor. Jane Taylor Jewelry is a family-owned company from Manhattan focused on creating classic heirlooms with a modern look. Jane Taylor and her daughter Cleo, the powerhouse mother-daughter team, are passionate about creating dazzling mas … read more
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Raiza and Eric

Raiza and Eric

Nov 15th 2022

I lived in Los Angeles when I came home to Chicago for a wedding. I had some time to myself a couple of days before the wedding and decided to hang out with someone new. Scrolling through Instagram, I saw a story of an acquaintance named Raiza. I clicked on her profile and saw that she was newly single! I decided to shoot my shot and slide in her direct messages. A couple of minutes la … read more
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Anniversary Gift Ideas for Every Year and Every Person

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Every Year and Every Person

Nov 14th 2022

Choosing the perfect gift for your partner can be nerve-racking, even if you’ve been married for years. Read on for tips on how to pick a gift that shines as brilliantly as your love! Finding the perfect anniversary gift can be challenging, especially if you and your partner have shared your lives for many years. You want something that expresses your love and how well you know and appreciate … read more
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The Parts of a Diamond: What You Need to Know to Sound Like an Expert

The Parts of a Diamond: What You Need to Know to Sound Like an Expert

Nov 14th 2022

Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.Do you know the essential parts of a diamond? From the top of the table to the bottom of the culet, here’s what every diamond lover needs to know. Knowing what makes a diamond valuable is priceless knowledge. Too shallow of a cut, for example, allows light to escape and risks an overall lackluster appearance. Too deep of a cut … read more
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Why Collectors Are Turning to Patek Philippe During Unpredictable Times

Why Collectors Are Turning to Patek Philippe During Unpredictable Times

Nov 14th 2022

Click here to schedule your VIP appointment to view the only Official Patek Philippe collection in Illinois, at Razny Jewelers.How has Patek Philippe earned this pandemic-proof reputation? As Chicago’s only Patek Philippe jeweler, we’d like to consider ourselves experts on this company’s inspirational story. Here are three ways Patek Philippe has remained timeless from generation to generation. … read more
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Jewelry Care Tips: Ten Commandments for Preserving Your Treasures

Jewelry Care Tips: Ten Commandments for Preserving Your Treasures

Nov 14th 2022

Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.Keep your jewelry brilliant for a lifetime! Continue reading for tips to preserve your treasures. Fine jewelry is an investment—one that can become a family heirloom passed through generations. Treasures such as these must be cared for and thoughtfully preserved. Our jewelry care tips—the Ten Commandments of Jewelry—will ensure y … read more
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Michael Razny  is Leading a Tech Revolution No One Saw Coming

Michael Razny is Leading a Tech Revolution No One Saw Coming

Nov 14th 2022

We at Razny Jewelers are proud that third-generation owner Michael Razny was recently recognized in WatchPro online magazine. Many of us take pride in our ability to adapt. We don't complain; we make do. For over a century, jewelers all over the nation have been following this logic. In public, they were the directors of their industry, engineering the advancement of luxury retail. In priv … read more
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 Colors of the Rainbow: Topaz

Colors of the Rainbow: Topaz

Nov 9th 2022

Topaz is the beautiful birthstone of November. Some believe the name "topaz" comes from the word Topazios, the Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. During the European Renaissance, some believed topaz could break magic spells, heal, and eliminate anger. Some historians trace its origin to the Sanskrit word for fire. For … read more
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Celebrated Magazines Feature the Razny Family's Visit to Africa

Celebrated Magazines Feature the Razny Family's Visit to Africa

Nov 7th 2022

This year, the Razny Family visited our supplier in Africa.The purpose of the trip was twofold. First, it was essential for us to ensure that our diamond source more than met international standards of ethics and that our contribution to the natural diamond industry in Namibia and South Africa served well the locals in these countries. Second, this was an opportunity to gain a greater appreci … read more
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Ladies First: A History of Patek Philippe's Creation and Innovation of the Women's Timepiece

Ladies First: A History of Patek Philippe's Creation and Innovation of the Women's Timepiece

Oct 28th 2022

For nearly two centuries, timepieces have encapsulated our lives. They walk with us, symbolize our dreams and mark our successes. From the first piece of our collection to the moment we gift that watch to the next generation, it holds our story. It is interesting to consider that this intrinsic complement to our identity may never have existed had it not been for women's fashion and creative geniu … read more
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Patek Philippe's World Time: The Time Traveler’s Timepiece

Patek Philippe's World Time: The Time Traveler’s Timepiece

Oct 28th 2022

We are overwhelmed with information. Our devices are smart, our schedules are packed, and our minds are racing. An hour rarely passes without competing forces vying for our attention. There is little time for reflection in a world too busy for grace. What if, for even a moment, we could control the chaos? Can we return to a time when we valued taking our time? A desire for organization and command … read more
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​Flight and Fancy: Rediscovering the Santos de Cartier

​Flight and Fancy: Rediscovering the Santos de Cartier

Oct 28th 2022

Necessity is the mother of invention.Heir to a coffee empire, Brazilian aeronaut and socialite Alberto Santos-Dumont dedicated his life to aircraft development. However, he needed a way to calculate time in the cockpit that didn't involve the tedious and sometimes dangerous task of pulling a watch from his pocket. Fortunately, he possessed a brilliant friend named Louis Cartier. In 1904 their part … read more
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Navigating An Icon: Breitling's Navitimer

Navigating An Icon: Breitling's Navitimer

Oct 28th 2022

It is impossible to overstate the importance of Breitling's Navitimer to the progression of flight and exploration. In 1952, Swiss inventor Willy Breitling thoughtfully designed the Navitimer to make its wearer a better aviator. Two years after its development, the largest pilot club in the world, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), knighted the watch as their official timepiec … read more
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Laura and Sal

Laura and Sal

Oct 24th 2022

I thought we were on our way to celebrate my birthday at the London House in Chicago. Little did I know I was moments away from being engaged to the love of my life. We stepped out onto the rooftop, still clueless at this point, until I saw the rose petals placed on the ground on a private cupola. Sal proposed to me with the most beautiful ring, as tears of joy ran down my face. It was the perfect … read more
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Madeline and CJ

Madeline and CJ

Oct 24th 2022

My engagement ring from Razny Jewelers is an absolute dream! Shirley at the Highland Park location (in Chicago's North Shore neighborhood) made the process fun and easy for us. Her expertise was apparent while she helped us select the perfect stone and create a setting that complemented it so nicely.Razny Jeweler's customer service is first-rate! After eight years together, we cannot wait to make … read more
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Sarah and Ricky

Sarah and Ricky

Oct 24th 2022

My Razny ring is an absolute dream!!The love of my life and best friend asked me to marry him on June 5th! We have been dating for five years and are SO excited for this next chapter in our lives together. My Razny ring is an absolute dream!! I haven't stopped starring at my hand since! … read more
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Brian and Ashley

Brian and Ashley

Oct 21st 2022

Brian and I went to High School together and have been friends since 2013. We decided to date after coming back from college and have been together for the past 3 years! We go to Galena every year with our friends and that’s where he proposed! … read more
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Ancy and John

Ancy and John

Oct 21st 2022

We have known each other pretty much our whole life. We are best friends, and being more than that always had its wrong timing. One of us would fall for the other, and it just was not the right time. In 2012, we decided that we weren't going to fight fate anymore and see where we would go. Happiest decision ever made. We have so many memories and so many accomplishments in the four years we dated. … read more
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Katie and Harrison

Katie and Harrison

Oct 21st 2022

Harrison worked with Christine Razny to find the perfect diamond to create a custom wedding ring to propose to Katie at his family cabin on The Whitefish Chain in Minnesota. The proposal wouldn't have been the same without Christine's attention to detail and eye for design. The Razny Team helped complete the perfect proposal. Soon to be Mrs. Porter loves her Razny ring! … read more
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Meredith and Patrick

Meredith and Patrick

Oct 21st 2022

Our first date was in December of 2018 when we realized that although our paths had never crossed until that night, we lived across the street from each other for two years. We both agree it was the most fun first date either of us had been on, and we have been inseparable since. On the night of our engagement, Patrick had planned a dinner on the beach for us. As we walked down to the beach, there … read more
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Jennifer and Vito

Jennifer and Vito

Oct 21st 2022

My fiancé and I met at East Leyden High School in art class. It took me about a whole semester to finally have her agree to go on a date with me. Eight years later, I proposed to her at the East Leyden High School football field, a place that is filled with memories. She said yes, and we are now happily engaged and living happily ever after. … read more
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Cori and Kyle

Cori and Kyle

Oct 21st 2022

Kyle and I met six years ago at work. After six months of talking non-stop, we decided to get dinner outside of a work function. From then on, we were inseparable. When the pandemic began, Kyle and I escaped being locked up in our small city apartment by driving to my family's lake house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It was nice for both of us to have space to work remotely while enjoying nature … read more
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Nina and Nabil

Nina and Nabil

Oct 21st 2022

It's hard to imagine how lucky I am to have found Nabil in a city of millions of people. We met in the heart of Manhattan on a fall evening in 2017. Our first date turned into a second, a third, and then a fourth. Along the way, we somehow always found time for each other. As a doctor, he seems to always be on call, and I'm a nurse who works nights. Still, we enjoyed many late-night laughs, failed … read more
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Erin and Hunter

Erin and Hunter

Oct 21st 2022

I met Hunter the first week of my freshman year on September 1st, 2012. I saw him, thought he was cute, and somehow ended up at a dorm party in his room, but he wasn't there. I asked his roommate for Hunter's number, and we later connected. Our first impressions weren't the most elegant and the moment ended with me accidentally scratching his face when we hugged goodbye, but it worked out. He prop … read more
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Alyssa and Jim

Alyssa and Jim

Oct 21st 2022

Alyssa and I first met while serving together on a resident advisor team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. On a resident advisor retreat, Alyssa and I partnered for a daylong canoe trip. The trip afforded us a lot of time to talk, which sparked a mutual desire to get to know one another better. Not long afterward, Alyssa and I began dating. Fast-forward a little over three years, … read more
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Liz and Kerry

Liz and Kerry

Oct 21st 2022

Kerry and I were friends in college but kept our relationship casual as he traveled abroad for work, and I lived in Ohio. We stayed in touch but eventually reconnected in-person while both visiting friends in Chicago. After that visit, we decided to be more than friends and started dating long-distance. One (long) year of distance dating later, I moved to Chicago to finally be with Kerry. Fast for … read more
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Hillary and Bobby

Hillary and Bobby

Oct 21st 2022

We have been dating for a little over two and a half years. We were planning a New England road trip. I had a small suspicion [he was planning to propose], but I was almost positive it was coming later in the year. Bobby took the day off before our trip to run some errands, and he called me to help bring some things in from the car.I went down to the car, and he was nowhere to be found. Finally, t … read more
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Jessica and Mario

Jessica and Mario

Oct 21st 2022

Mario and I met back in 2013 through a mutual friend but lost contact until 2016. Fast forward to May 5th, 2016, and we were both out at a restaurant celebrating Cinco de Mayo. As I was leaving, I saw him and said hello! A week later, we were already going on our first date.Fast forward to September 19th, 2020 (the day he proposed). It was the day before my birthday, so we already had plans to go … read more
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ETHO MARIA: Redefining the Status Quo in Chicago

ETHO MARIA: Redefining the Status Quo in Chicago

Oct 21st 2022

ATHENS COMES TO CHICAGO: Discover the wearable art of Etho Maria at Razny JewelersInternational jewelry brand Etho Maria originated in Athens, Greece, in 1992. Specializing in distinctiveness, it began as a fine jewelry manufacturing company, creating pieces for one of the world's most recognized jewelry brands. It didn't take long for them to become well-regarded in the international jewelr … read more
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Sky's THE LIMIT: Breitling's Super Chronomat

Sky's THE LIMIT: Breitling's Super Chronomat

Oct 20th 2022

Good things come to those who fly, and Breitling has understood and spearheaded the advancement of aviation from the beginning. When "Top Guns" ruled pop culture, Breitling was crafting timepieces that ensured they looked as incredible on the ground as they did in the sky.Released this year, the Super Chronomat is the watchmaker's boldest, most fashionably functional Chronomat to date. Within the … read more
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Tudor de Force

Tudor de Force

Oct 20th 2022

Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, developed the first Tudor watch in 1926. His goal was to offer collectors an option that was as well-crafted and dependable as a Rolex timepiece. Thanks to Wilsdorf's unique vision, Tudor has been the archetype for affordable luxury in the world of horology from the beginning. Created with uncompromising precision and accuracy, the brand continues to honor its … read more
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Sydney and Brandon

Sydney and Brandon

Oct 20th 2022

When we got engaged, I wanted to keep the proposal a surprise. In secret, I had gotten the ring a few weeks before and scheduled a “birthday dinner” for her. She woke up on the day of the dinner and said she wanted to go to a winery. This was the perfect way to make a full day leading up to the proposal. After the winery, we went to dinner, and then I said I wanted some pictures in front of a nice … read more
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Owners Ingrid and Christine Named Power Women of 2022

Owners Ingrid and Christine Named Power Women of 2022

Oct 17th 2022

Razny Jewelers is proud to have our own Ingrid Razny and Christine Razny Porter named as power women of 2022 by JWC.For over 70 years, Razny Jewelers has been the leading family-owned and operated source for loose diamonds, bespoke jewelry, and Swiss timepieces in the Greater Chicago Area. Today, Ingrid and Christine, along with Ingrid’s husband, Stan, and sons, Michael and Eric, continue the fami … read more
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Zoe and Brian

Zoe and Brian

Oct 11th 2022

We have known each other since sixth grade and have always remained close throughout high school, college, and beyond. Early in 2020, we went on our first date and have been inseparable ever since. When we went to Razny Jewelers, we were fortunate enough to work with Marina. She was not only knowledgeable, but she was also someone who we were easily able to trust as he guided us through the decisi … read more
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Penny Preville Personal Appearance: Razny Jewelers Highland Park

Penny Preville Personal Appearance: Razny Jewelers Highland Park

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Oct 6th 2022

Come welcome in one of our most renowned jewelry designers, Penny Preville. She will be making a personal appearance at our Highland Park store on Saturday, December 3rd! This event will be a great time for any fine jewelry enthusiast. You are sure to find your next treasure with Penny's iconic Starburst, Galaxy, and Art Deco collections, among others.Join us for an afternoon of fun behind on … read more
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Fall Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2022: Saturday, October 22nd 9AM-4PM

Fall Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2022: Saturday, October 22nd 9AM-4PM

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Oct 6th 2022

The fun in Hinsdale doesn't stop! Join us at the Sidewalk Sale for special event pricing on all of your favorite merchandise. This is the perfect opportunity for an early holiday gift, or even a personal purchase!Come stop by and let us give you a little sparkle this fall. WHEN:WHERE: Razny Jewelers Hinsdale | 37 S Washington Street | Hinsdale, IL 60521WHEN: 9AM-4PM on Saturday, October 22nd … read more
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JOIN US! Hinsdale Fall Fest: October 15th 12PM-3PM

JOIN US! Hinsdale Fall Fest: October 15th 12PM-3PM

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Oct 6th 2022

Get ready to cozy up and spread the Halloween cheer at Razny Jewelers! On October 15th, we will be a sponsor of Hinsdale's Fall Fest, and we invite all of the spookiest trick-or-treaters to come join us from 12PM-3PM.We will be passing out necklaces (*while supplies last*) for the event and celebrating autumn in style. Come on in with the whole family and bring your best costume!WHERE: Razny … read more
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Deck the Halls at Razny Jewelers Hinsdale: Christmas Walk 2022

Deck the Halls at Razny Jewelers Hinsdale: Christmas Walk 2022

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Oct 6th 2022

Get ready to sing songs of merry as we enter the joyous Christmas season! Cozy up at Razny Jewelers Hinsdale for the 56th annual Christmas Walk, a treasured event and a longstanding holiday tradition. To help Santa, we will be passing out exclusive Christmas necklaces (while supplies last) to all of the kids in our Extended Family. Adults can enjoy small samples of red and white win … read more
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Ariha and Dipesh

Ariha and Dipesh

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Sep 20th 2022

Ariha & I initially met through our best friends before reconnecting again a few months later. That was four years ago! Fast forward to 2022, and we both were ready to move forward with our next chapter. After four years together, one long distance, I knew I was ready for the next step. Surprising a psychologist was no easy feat. It took months of planning and deception to throw he … read more
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Karolina and Lukasz

Karolina and Lukasz

Sep 8th 2022

We met two years ago through a mutual friend, and it was love at first sight, shy boy meets outgoing girl. We made the long-distance thing work as he was an over-the-road trucker. We finally moved in together and got a bunny and a puppy. Getting engaged was the next step. We share a mutual love for travel, and throughout our relationship traveled the United States and made a pact to visit … read more
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Stephanie and Omar

Stephanie and Omar

Sep 6th 2022

My fiancé and I have been dating since 12/10/20. A month or two into dating, we moved in together. Then on 08/14/22, I decided to seal the deal and make her mine forever. Fun fact: We've known each other since middle school. Back then, we were just friends. However, I wanted to pursue something more. Alas, my pursuit didn't meet the goal. It's crazy, though, as my mother-in-law saw so … read more
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5 Ways to Wear Sapphires like a Modern Princess

5 Ways to Wear Sapphires like a Modern Princess

Sep 1st 2022

Whether you’re feeling bright or blue these days, cheer up with September’s birthstone, a gem that turns blue into the color of passion, hope, and opportunity — the sapphire. As the blistering heat of summer fades into a refreshing autumn breeze, we’re taking time to “fall” in love all over again with this royal gemstone.Staring into the intense violet center of a perfectly cut sapphire, we tend t … read more
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Hinsdale Breitling Event: Thursday, September 22nd 5PM-7PM

Hinsdale Breitling Event: Thursday, September 22nd 5PM-7PM

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Aug 31st 2022

Razny Jewelers invites you to be one of the first to view Breitling's latest collections.Please join us for an exclusive evening to discover the world of Breitling while you enjoy cocktails and light bites.WHEN: Thursday, September 22nd from 5PM to 7PMWHERE: Razny Jewelers Hinsdale | 37 S. Washington Street | Hinsdale IL 60521 RSVP to: hinsdale@razny.com OR click here for more store … read more
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Amalia and Garrett

Amalia and Garrett

Aug 16th 2022

We met in June of 2020. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other in quiet one-on-one settings and quickly found we shared a love for exploring the outdoors. The day Garrett asked me to make our relationship official, we were on our first weekend trip together, staying in an RV and kayaking on a lake. It set the tone for the rest of our relationship and the adventures that … read more
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The Diamond Event

The Diamond Event

Aug 9th 2022

APPOINTMENTS HIGHLY SUGGESTEDSCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENTThe Greater Chicago Area’s Biggest Loose Diamond Event JOIN US! WHERE: RAZNY JEWELERS | Downtown Chicago, Addison, and Highland Park WHEN: September 30th - October 2nd Shop the largest selection of loose diamonds in the area. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENTSHOP OUR ENGAGEMENT RING COLLECTION If you can answer "Yes" to any of the fol … read more
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Hannah and Adam

Hannah and Adam

Aug 2nd 2022

As most love stories start out (or at least this one anyway), Hannah and Adam’s story began on a golf course in 2018. As Hannah and Adam started building their relationship, adam has what he considered to be a “genius” idea for a first date… golfing and wings. Because what girl doesn’t love that combination… am I right? Adam trekked what seemed like thou … read more
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Ciarra and Max

Ciarra and Max

Jul 25th 2022

After attending the same university but never knowing each other, they met in a bar while watching the Ohio State-Michigan game. They didn't see each other again until the following year during the same game, and the rest is history! Fast forward a few years, they relocated from Chicago to Amsterdam for Max's job.  Before moving, Max surprised Ciarra in Lincoln Park with a pr … read more
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Julie and Joel

Julie and Joel

Jul 21st 2022

Joel and I met early one morning at the Metra train station in Highland Park. While waiting for the train to take all the suburban commuters into the city, a tall, handsome man approached me holding a cup of coffee, and said good morning. He then commented on my perfume. I was impressed he knew what scent I was wearing. He told me it was a favorite of his. That was the first of many morni … read more
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Jennifer and Michael

Jennifer and Michael

Jul 21st 2022

Mike and I grew up down the street from one another.  Although we always were interested in each other, we didn’t start dating until our early twenties after running into each other at a bar in Chicago. We dated for a few years, took a break, and, as fate would have it, made our way back into each other’s lives. Mike proposed in the heart of the city on the eve of Christmas Eve. We … read more
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Christine and Michael

Christine and Michael

Jul 21st 2022

Christine and I met in high school and started dating her first year in college. We dated for seven years before I proposed to her. About a year ago, we decided we wanted to go on a trip around Europe for our 7th anniversary of dating. As we discussed different plans for our trip, I realized this would be the perfect time to pop the question. Our journey started in London before we … read more
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THIS WEEKEND: Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2022

THIS WEEKEND: Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale 2022

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jul 18th 2022

JOIN US for the biggest treat all summer!Mark your calendar to visit Historic Downtown Hinsdale and shop at Razny Jewelers, your favorite family-owned jeweler! This is the perfect event for a graduation gift, anniversary present, or even the best gift, to me, from me!Enjoy special event pricing on select items. You are sure to find your next treasure. WHERE: Razny Jewelers | 37 S. Washington Stre … read more
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Taite and Omair

Taite and Omair

Jul 14th 2022

In the summer of 2016, Taite was starting her summer internship in the State Senate and moving into her new subleased room. It was in a typical college house, slowly deteriorating and lacking enough natural light. With boxes in hand, she entered the house, creaking with every step, each room dimly lit by the Sunday afternoon sun. Omair, excited about the MotoGP race, was waiti … read more
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Sara and Jordan

Sara and Jordan

Jun 30th 2022

"If we're doing pizza, let's do it right..." That led to a date at none other than Lou Malnati's in downtown Chicago on a frigid February night in 2015. A million bad jokes and laughs later, Sara was charmed, and Jordan was smitten. In June 2020, during a trip to Sarasota, Florida, Jordan proposed on Lido Key beach on a rainy evening (they did cannonballs in the pool and popped c … read more
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Micaiah and John

Micaiah and John

Jun 30th 2022

John and I met in our community theater group when we were 13 years old. We started dating in high school and have been together ever since! He proposed at one of our favorite spots in the city where we have been going on date nights since we were 17. We are beyond excited to be engaged, and he picked the perfect ring! … read more
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Kristin and Joe

Kristin and Joe

Jun 30th 2022

I met Joey on a dating app in the beginning of 2020. We started dating in February and a month later lockdown restrictions began for Covid. We spent every weekend at each other's houses playing board games, watching Homeland, and having cooking competitions against each other. Although it was a strange and scary time, we looked forward to every weekend spent together. We fell in love with … read more
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Margaret and Steven

Margaret and Steven

Jun 30th 2022

Steven and Margaret met when Steven had just moved back to Chicago, and Margaret was in her first year of law school. They knew very quickly they were meant for each other. A few years later, they brought a Goldendoodle Bailey into their home and lived happily in Wicker Park. They married in Napa Valley in May and are excited to begin married life together! … read more
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Kate and Ryan

Kate and Ryan

Jun 28th 2022

Ryan had to stump his planner girlfriend, Kate, so he created a fake invitation to a friend's graduation party at the Lincoln Park lakefront in Chicago. On the way to the "party," Ryan said his friends were running late and asked Kate to take a detour by the Lincoln Park Zoo. After dropping to one knee with the Chicago skyline in the background, Ryan popped the question, and Kate sa … read more
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Katie and Jordan

Katie and Jordan

Jun 28th 2022

In 2020, I'd been planning to propose to Katie for months. However, COVID got in the way of my grand plans multiple times. In October 2020, a close friend advised me not to wait to propose because I knew Katie was the one for me. They reminded me life has no guarantees. I immediately purchased the ring and waited for my moment.  On December 31st, I woke up with a special feeling tha … read more
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Geoffrey and Maggie

Geoffrey and Maggie

Jun 28th 2022

Geoff and Maggie met at their local Crossfit gym in West Hollywood, California. Geoff asked her out on a date and took her to an adorable Vietnamese restaurant right on Santa Monica Blvd, and they went for ice cream after. Their second date was to a Dodger's Game. Fast forward a few years, and they are so excited to be planning their wedding in Canada! Photography by Marcella Ba … read more
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Rosanna and Michael

Rosanna and Michael

Jun 14th 2022

We met on Tinder nearly four years ago, went on a date, and knew from that moment that we were meant to be together. On our family vacation to Disney World, I had help from my family to keep this a surprise. When we were in front of the castle, ready to take a picture, our whole family watched as I got down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of our lives together. … read more
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Razny Jewelers Named Among HOT 100 in WatchPro

Razny Jewelers Named Among HOT 100 in WatchPro

Jun 14th 2022

Razny Jewelers is proud to be among the world's most distinguished privately owned jewelers in WatchPro's HOT 100 series. WatchPro is a London-based online magazine dedicated to fine Swiss timepieces and collectors. For their global audience of experts and novices, their HOT 100 series highlights key players in the world of privately owned and operated retail. Here is a segment from "HOT 100 … read more
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Alejandra and Edgar

Alejandra and Edgar

Jun 9th 2022

Edgar and I share the same passion for traveling and exploring different places. During an unexpected trip to NYC, he decided that our relationship had to take another course. We had overcome a long-distance relationship of five years and had been enjoying day-to-day life in the same state for three years, living a relationship full of adventures and travel. But something was missing — … read more
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Alison and Aaron

Alison and Aaron

Jun 6th 2022

Aaron proposed on Christmas morning. He handed me a handwritten Christmas card to read a beautiful love note while sitting under the Christmas tree. Teary-eyed and in awe, I looked up to give Aaron a warm hug and quickly realized he was bent on one knee proposing! After making the easiest decision of my life, he picked me up and kissed me under the mistletoe. Once we collected ourselves, … read more
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Evgenia and Admir

Evgenia and Admir

Jun 6th 2022

We first met ten years ago at our first job out of high school. We are childhood sweethearts. He planned a trip to beautiful Montana. Every day we had a beautiful day trip planned. The day he proposed, we went on a beautiful horseback ride into the Rocky Mountains. The pictures do not do this piece of untouched heaven justice. After our ride, we returned to Yellowstone National Park. We s … read more
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Mariam and Bobby

Mariam and Bobby

Jun 6th 2022

I always knew I wanted to marry her; It was all about finding the right time and place. During her last year of pharmacy school, we would go to Kona Grill to celebrate her last day of each rotation. I bailed on her last minute on the final day of one of her rotations. I suggested she go with her friend to Kona Grill instead. Meanwhile, I’m already there setting up and getting ready for he … read more
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