Manitoba Woman Harnesses Power of Facebook to Find Owner of a Diamond Ring Found in West Hawk Lake

Manitoba native Courtney Johnson is harnessing the power of Facebook to find the rightful owner of a three-stone diamond ring her boyfriend found in West Hawk Lake last Tuesday. As of this morning, her Facebook plea had been shared more than 12,000 times.

Johnson and her boyfriend were nearly back to shore after swimming in the picturesque lake, about 160km east of Winnipeg, when the eagle-eyed boyfriend spotted something shimmering on the rocky bottom. He leaned over and scooped up the yellow gold, prong-set diamond ring.

“He was looking down because there’s lots of sharp rocks and he saw something shiny so he picked it up,” Johnson told CBC News. Continue reading


When it comes to engagement rings, some styles have always been popular, and the three stone ring is certainly one of them. Also known as the past, present and future ring, this particular style has more depth than what meets the eye.

Here’s a quick look at what it represents:

This style is perhaps the most easily recognizable, as it features a center stone accented by two diamonds or colored gemstones on either side. Usually, the center stone is larger than the other two. This signifies the power of the present moment over the past and the future, which is symbolized by the other two gems. Collectively, they are figurative of a couple’s journey together and the love that they will always share.

At, we have a fantastic collection of rings featuring this exquisite style. Below is a glimpse of some of the amazing options available. Continue reading


Versatile and lustrous, pearls have never ceased to fascinate jewelry lovers from around the globe. This awe-inspiring treasure from the sea has been a beloved of royals as well as fashion icons. Traditionally regarded as the birthstone for the month of June, this timeless beauty is often associated with glamour and affluence. Pearls never fail to draw the eye and are a must-have in every jewelry box, irrespective of whether you are a June born or not.

Wondering where the stunning pearls come from? This is one question that has evoked many interesting stories over several centuries. The Chinese believed that pearls originated in a dragon’s brain, while Arabs and ancient Romans assumed that these gems were the tears of gods. Some other stories state that mollusks created pearls from dew drops. Continue reading

Plukka Essentials Collection

Plukka’s finely edited Essentials collection of edgy but timeless jewels addresses the needs of the modern woman seeking to invest in a few key pieces. This collection can be leveraged across her wardrobe and take her from a breakfast meeting, to the board room and out for dinner with friends. We’ve distilled the collection to what we feel is the essence of what the Plukka woman seeks to wear. The collection is delightful, spontaneous and elegantly edgy. It’s a defining set of pieces, but also yields to individuality and personal style.

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Ippolita: Fine Jewelry for Any Occasion

Meet Ippolita Rostango, the brains (and beauty!) behind IPPOLITA, one of the most popular jewelry brands available at Tapper’s.

In 1999, Italian-born Ippolita Rostango launched her jewelry company, Ippolita, with a passion for elegant, handcrafted jewelry that makes a statement.

Today Ippolita is a leader in fashionable, everyday fine jewelry. Described as cool, simple and sexy, the popular jewelry brand designs its pieces with versatility in mind. “The best part of seeing celebrities in my jewelry is that they don’t want to take it off,” Rostango told the Sun Sentinel. “They’ll wear the same stack of bangles on the red carpet and to the grocery store.”

At Tapper’s, we carry some of Ippolita’s most in-demand collections, including: Continue reading

Monogram Necklaces Celebrities Wear – Latest Celebrity Jewelry Trends

Celebrities & Monograms

Celebrities Wear Trend
Monogram necklaces have come into fashion thanks to our most loved celebrities. How did this happen and why? To be fair, all that fashion designers have to do in order to bring a new style into fashion, is to ask the celebs to wear it – and there you have it, a trend is set. This goes for clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and makeup. Monogram jewelry seems to have taken its natural course through the celebrity world and it is clear that they truly love wearing them, and not just under designers’ pressure. It seems that the general public is inspired by celebrity jewelry and the effect of the monogram necklace has impressed upon everyone.

Celebrity necklaces trends are forever changing and updating from religiously expressive to statement pieces and personalized charms. It’s always a good idea to keep up with the latest trends by reading magazines and articles online so that you know what is in and what is out. Some trends never go out they just lose that originality factor and press coverage over time – therefore you never need to ‘overdo’ something to get the most out of it while it’s at its highest point of ‘trendy’. In fact you should never really overdo anything. A great tip is to always keep your jewelry displayed in moderation with your outfit. Continue reading


what happens when the beauty and luster of two different metals come together in the same jewelry piece? As you can imagine, the result is utterly fascinating. Let’s face it; we’ve all had moments when we couldn’t decide which metal would complement our outfit the best. While our hearts leaped at the sight of white gold, we’ve also longed for that hint of yellow gold to jazz up an evening gown. This is exactly where two tone jewelry comes into the picture. Read on to know why these stunning jewelry pieces are a must-have in every closet.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Jewelry Sets

Moms deserve the best. Get them a set of jewelry pieces that complement their personal style.

It’s less than a week before Mother’s Day! If you haven’t decided what to give your mom, wife, sister, or BFF, we have a few gift suggestions you might want to check out. We have created jewelry sets moms of any age would love. Get to choose from these lovely sets that may include fashion rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Triple Threat Set

The Triple Threat Set is for mothers who are in love the metallic pink color. All the pieces are in rose gold tone and exude a rebellious vibe with a pinch of flirtiness. This set is perfect for fashion-forward moms who love to accessorize even when doing quick errands Continue reading