14 July 2018
Your grandmother's broach, that piece you picked up at an estate sale, or that one necklace your mother used to wear — these old pieces that are hanging out in your jewelry box probably have special value to you. Unfortunately, old jewelry also has a reputation for looking dingy and dirty if it has not been tended to in a lot of years. There are some things you can do at home to clean up those old pieces and remove the dull from their shine.
16 October 2017
If you have always loved the look of opal jewelry but don't have enough knowledge about opals to ensure you make a wise investment, then you will be happy to know that shopping and caring for opals doesn't need to be complicated. Once you understand the basic properties of opals, you will be able to easily spot quality stones and then properly care for your new opal jewelry pieces: Basic Properties of Opals
3 September 2017
One of the most difficult parts about buying any type of jewelry is the sometimes high costs that are often associated with nice jewelry, mostly due to the gemstones that are included in most of the nicer pieces of jewelry. However, there are a few things that you can do to save money when buying jewelry, such as the three listed below: Consider Lab-Created Stones One of the easiest ways to save money on jewelry, especially if you are dead set on getting a piece of jewelry that has a precious stone, is to consider lab-created stones.
25 August 2017
Did your daughter recently move out of the house to pursue a college degree? Or did she take the plunge to try to navigate the world on her own? Whatever reason your daughter is away from home, of course, you are proud of her, but chances are you are missing her terribly. If you want to send her a gift to let her know you're thinking about her, here are three gift ideas for your daughter away from home:
9 September 2015
If you want to start a coin collection but aren't sure where to start, this guide will point you in the right direction with some quality tips. This can be a rewarding hobby if you go about it in the right manner. To make the most out of this hobby and to be sure that you understand the proper steps to take, read the following guidelines below and use them to your advantage.
21 January 2015
When male football players, wrestlers, actors and singers start rocking engagement rings, you know it's going to be a trend. More men are being given engagement rings to celebrate and seal their upcoming nuptials. Here are some reasons why: The times really are changing. Younger couples are rethinking gender roles and responsibilities. Some women (and men) think it's rather lopsided that the future groom is expected to spend 20% to 25% on something exclusively for the bride-to-be to wear and enjoy.
16 December 2014
Shopping for an engagement ring is both exciting and intimidating, so here are some basic tips to help you propose easily and without too much stress. There are 4 C's you need to know when looking for the perfect diamond for the wearer and your price range: First is Carat. Carat refers to the weight of the diamond, which is how diamonds are measured: the higher the carat rating, the bigger the diamond.
15 December 2014
As a jewelry merchant, you are well aware of the hundreds of rich and famous who rent their jewels for a special night rather than buy them. Although this idea has crossed your mind for some of your high profile clientele, you are not sure just what the real benefits are to doing so. While you are not making any immediate profit by lending out your fanciest and most expensive pieces, your profits will come in time.
1 December 2014
You have found the perfect jewelry piece, but is your piece complete without the perfect accent stone? Choosing the right stone or stones for your jewelry deals with your own personal likes and dislikes. But you should also keep in mind that the color you choose can have some mood-enhancing properties. Believe it or not, the color of your gemstone can help you calm down in a stressful environment. Stress-Relieving Stones: The Science Behind Colors