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...]

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  Is it broken, outdated or just not your style of jewelry anymore?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

Tough Stuff: What Your Jeweler Wishes You Knew

When choosing a gemstone for everyday wear, it is important to know how your gemstone is going to hold up against encounters with countertops, doorknobs, suitcase handles, and the myriad other hard surfaces that rings, bracelets, and other gemstone items unwittingly come into contact with. Even … [Read more...]

Caring For Your Gemstone

Once you have acquired, inherited, or otherwise obtained a desirable gemstone, you must take care of it properly. Minerals are some of the hardest substances found in nature, but this does not mean that they are impervious to damage. Properly caring for your gemstones will ensure that you get years … [Read more...]