Earrings: The Essentials for a Jewelry Wardrobe

If you are thinking about buying earrings as a gift for someone or for yourself, you are in luck. Earrings make a wonderful gift because you do not have to worry about whether or not they will fit. Women with pierced ears often wear earrings every day, so you can be sure that your choice will get … [Read more...]

Gold Jewelry: Know What You Are Buying

As recently as ten years ago, an ounce of gold cost around $385.00. Today, an ounce of gold is closer in price to $1,700.00. Aren’t you curious what this means for the jewelry consumer? For some, the price of gold jewelry is out of reach. Some jewelry manufacturers compensate by making pieces … [Read more...]

Shopping for Rings: The Most Important Things You Need to Know

Do you love the look of a ring on your finger? Rings are highly symbolic and can make a powerful personal statement. Think of everything you can tell about a person by the ring they choose to wear, whether they are married, single, affluent, bohemian; the list goes on. When selecting a ring, the … [Read more...]

Have it Made: Jewelry Making Processes

Jewelry is made by a variety of different manufacturing processes. Have you ever wondered why jewelry is described as handmadeas often as not? What exactly goes into a piece of jewelry after metal ore and gemstones come out of the earth? The answers are as complex as the jewelry itself. Here, we … [Read more...]

Ruby – So Red and Rare

Few gemstones have the visual impact of a ruby, the rich red color catching the eye from the instant that it is seen; it is the color which defines a ruby. Any stone either slightly too dark, or bordering on pale and pink is regarded in the jewelry trade as a pink or purple sapphire, even though … [Read more...]

From Sketch to Showcase: The Jewelry Design Process

Have you ever wondered how jewelry is made? The multiple processes that go into bringing a piece of jewelry from the realm of ideas into the showcase are as complex as the jewelry itself. Technological advances have had a huge impact on jewelry manufacturing. Read on to discover more about the … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Having Custom Jewelry Made

Custom jewelry is an exciting world, where a one of a kind piece of jewelry can be created for a specific customer.  Is there a piece of jewelry you’ve always wanted?  Have you ever wondered how a custom piece of jewelry is made?  Do you know the steps involved and how much time can it take?  This … [Read more...]

Appraisals and Insurance: Is Your Jewelry Covered?

Whether you have a beautiful family heirloom or have just received a priceless engagement ring, it is important to make sure that your jewelry is protected and to think about having an appraisal done.  However, appraisals are not all created equal and it is important to know what to ask for when … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind Gemstone Certifications

Have you ever heard that a stone is “certified” and wonder what this means?  Whether you’re looking at a beautiful sapphire or a brilliant diamond, there are often “certifications” given to gemstones to prove their origin, grade and/or rarity. Certifications offer buyers validation and confidence in … [Read more...]

Remounting Jewelry: Your Guide to Styles, Trends, and Tips to Know

Do you have old jewelry that is filling your jewelry box?  Is it broken, outdated or just not your style of jewelry anymore?  There is a growing trend in having custom jewelry made or customer’s having their gemstones refashioned and remounted into new, current and fashionable pieces.  There are … [Read more...]