What’s the difference between Rose, Yellow and White Gold?

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Gold is a precious metal that has been used for jewelry and other decorative items for centuries. But have you ever wondered which type of gold is best for you? In its purest form, gold is too soft to be used in jewelry. That’s why it is mixed with other alloy metals. Depending on the … Read more

White Gold vs. Platinum: Which Metal is Right for You?

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  So, you’ve decided that you want to buy a piece of jewelry made of white metal. There are few metals as iconic as white gold and platinum when you consider white metal as a base for your jewelry. Both have a similar aesthetic. Both are sleek and shiny. But how do you decide which … Read more

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

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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  Is it broken, outdated or just not your style of jewelry anymore?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 several things to consider if you … Read more

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

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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 on … 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 appearance. Read … 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 metals have begun to take … Read more

Precious Metals Demystified: Understanding the Metals Used for Fine Jewelry

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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 in … Read more