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...]

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  Is it broken, outdated or just not your style of jewelry anymore?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...]

Tips from a Jeweler: Everyday Care and Storage of your Jewelry

There is wisdom in the grandmotherly advice that jewelry “should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off”.  To protect your jewelry and everything from diamonds and pearls to opals and emeralds, it is important to be gentle with your pieces to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. … [Read more...]

Heavy Metal and Rock Stars: The Setting of a Gemstone

If you have purchased an un-mounted or “loose” gemstone, there are several things you need to know before choosing a setting that will show off your gem to its best advantage. The kind of jewelry metal, the type of setting, even how you choose to wear your gem can greatly alter its visual … [Read more...]

Alternative Metals: Exploring a New Jewelry Trend

In recent years, prices in the precious metal market have, at times, resembled a roller coaster. However the overall trend is one where the price of Gold and Platinum has increased significantly. As a result of the higher prices for precious metals typically used in fine jewelry, a few alternative … [Read more...]

Precious Metals Demystified: Understanding the Metals Used for Fine Jewelry

Have you ever wondered about the difference between White Gold and Silver? Or wanted to learn more about Platinum and Palladium? Do you know what makes for a “precious metal” and how they are used in fine jewelry? Read on to find answers to these and many other questions on the typical metals used … [Read more...]