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Bridal Benefit Package

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Exclusive to Razny Jewelers! We provide a guarantee of satisfaction with every purchase, combing the earth to find beautiful and brilliant conflict-free diamonds. Working with only the most skilled artisans, we ensure each ring is crafted to last a lifetime. Learn more about this complimentary service and our Lifetime Diamond Upgrade Program!

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Contact Us

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We are available to answer any question you may have. Contact us by phone, email, or make an appointment to visit our specialists in person!

Chicago: 312-663-8500

Addison: 630-932-4900

Highland Park: 847-432-5300

Hinsdale: 630-455-1900

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In-House Watch Repair

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Our watchmakers are devoted to advancing the science of keeping time with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Repairs and restorations are performed in-house by our SAWTA and WOSTEP certified technicians in our watch repair center. Visit any of our four locations for assistance.

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Razny Vault

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Being in this industry for over six decades, we've come across more than a few breathtaking gems and inimitable custom designs. Periodically, we'll excavate the finest works from our vault and present them to our guests for a limited time, at a tremendous value! Shop our current collection of one-of-a-kind pieces before they're gone forever!

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Event

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Exclusive shopping parties, designer appearances, celebrations, and family fun! Don't miss the next Razny Jewelers event! Stay up-to-date with our easy to follow calendar.

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Make an Appointment

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Make an appointment with a Razny Jewelers specialist before your visit for a custom shopping experience.

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Pre-Owned Rolex Timepieces

​Three Reasons Why Emeralds Will Always be in Style

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 claiming the evergreen emerald as their birthstone, a gem that embodies everything we adore in the color green.

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 claiming the evergreen emerald as their birthstone, a gem that embodies everything we adore in the color green.

Have you ever wondered why emeralds are so prized and have been so for nearly 4 billion years? Here are three reasons why we will forever be devoted to emerald gemstones.

Pictured: MAGNIPHEASANT PLUMAGE EARSTUDS by Stephen Webster

It’s Easy Being Green

Partially, emerald’s permanent place in Vogue is due to our almost obsessive devotion to green, as mentioned above. The more saturated the gem is with the color of envy, the more valuable the emerald. Just looking down on the finger fortunate enough to be decorated with the hue, can produce within a person an instant sense of peace and happiness — color therapy at its finest!

Pictured: Razny Custom Pendant

Wear What’s Rare

A diamond may spend centuries buried beneath the surface of the earth, waiting to become a part of a love story that will last for generations. However, even rarer than this widely loved gem is the emerald. For its rarity, emeralds have secured a place in the crowns, and even gowns, of royalty — from pharaohs to queens. It is also the only gem to share the official status as a precious gem with the diamond, ruby, and sapphire.

Pictured: Ring by Graziela, available at Razny Jewelers

Appearances Are Everything

Emeralds also boast a low density for a precious stone. A one-carat emerald is larger than a one-carat diamond, for example. If bigger means better, May’s birthstone wins this round too. It is also easy to gauge its quality and clarity without the use of magnifying tools. By comparison, a diamond’s clarity must be distinguished at 10x magnification. Clearly, emeralds have nothing to hide!

It’s easy to see why we love May’s birthstone year round!

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