Went it comes to wedding rings all thought (and anxiety) usually goes into selecting the perfect ring for the bride. Historically a man’s ring is almost an afterthought, a simple band with the only choice being what kind of metal. Really, there is just as much detailing and ornamentation that can go into a man’s wedding ring as goes into his brides. Metal type, color, finish, engraving, and gems are just some of the choices available to men now. It can be overwhelming at times, especially when added to the stress of planning a wedding. Let CMI Jewelry help simplify your life by having all your choices in one place and our expert staff on hand to answer any questions. Come talk to us at our showroom today!


This month’s birthstone is Pearl! A pearl is unique amongst gemstones, it is the only gem that is organic in nature. Pearls come in colors that can range from milky white, to silver, cream, gray, lavender, golden, and blue to the darkest shades of black. Pearls signify faithfulness, friendship and loyalty and are recognized as the symbol of modesty, chastity and purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. A gem that would make a great addition to any collection.

Local Gems

PLACES TO GO : Raleigh Farmers Market

The produce you find in a supermarket has travelled on avg. 1,300 miles to get there. The food at the Raleigh State Farmers Market has travelled less than 90! The food is selected based on taste instead of its shelf life or ability to withstand the rigors of the road. Operated by the state of NC, the Raleigh location is 1 of 4 across the state that serves NC farmers, both large and small. Truly fresh food is something that you have to experience to fully appreciate what you have been missing. Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm, make it your farm fresh destination every week!

PLACES TO EAT: Big Ed’s City Market

If you want a big Southern meal, there’s only one place in Raleigh for you to go! Rated one of the best restaurants in Raleigh, Big Ed’s has been serving up delicious farm-fresh food for decades. Having learned his craft on his family’s farm Big Ed knows the value of a big meal. Using only the freshest local ingredients Big Ed continues to make the best Southern food. With a location at the NC Farmers Market, it will be the perfect addition to your Raleigh Farmers Market trip. Don’t pass up Big Ed’s, the embodiment of Southern Cuisine.