Appraisals and Insurance: Is Your Jewelry Covered?

Understanding Gemstone Appraisal

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 having your jewelry … 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  Is it broken, outdated or just not your style of jewelry anymore?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

Tough Stuff: What Your Jeweler Wishes You Knew

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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 gemstones that rank high on the Mohs scale of … Read more

Caring For Your Gemstone

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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 of enjoyment from its beauty … Read more