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Commonly Asked Questions: Jewelry Appraisals

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Why should I have my jewelry appraised? Most insurance companies won’t insure your jewelry without a well-documented appraisal, so having your jewelry appraised is a must if you own any valuable pieces.  The other reason why you might need a jewelry appraisal is for estate purposes. For more information about these two types of appraisals, visit this... Read More

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Wisconsin’s Pearl Rush

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Imagine that you’re living in south-central Wisconsin during the late 1800’s. You make $10 a week and have to spend most of that money on food and shelter. Suddenly you read a story in the town newspaper about a local resident who found a pearl in Sugar River and sold it for $100. Later you... Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions: Sapphires

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Where are sapphires found? Some of the most well-known locations for fine quality sapphires include Kashmir, Myanmar, Thailand, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. In the United States, sapphires can be found in Montana. Where does a sapphire’s blue color come from? Sapphires belong to the mineral variety of corundum, which is naturally a colorless mineral. A sapphire’s blue color... Read More

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Push Present Ideas

Posted on: August 30, 2017

She dealt with having a little bun in the oven for nine months and then went through the excruciating process of labor to push your newborn out into the world. So how to do you thank the woman who has just given you the greatest gift possible? Well, a gift of fine jewelry is a... Read More

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Metal Choices for Your Wedding Band

Posted on: August 23, 2017

One of the biggest choices you’ll have to make when purchasing a wedding band is deciding what type of metal is the right fit for you. The four most common metals used for wedding bands include platinum, yellow gold, white gold, and stainless steel. Here’s everything you need to know about these four metals: Platinum:... Read More

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Questions to Ask When Selecting a Jeweler

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Does the jeweler actually listen to you? When purchasing jewelry, you’ll want to work with someone you will cater to your desires and not just try to sell you a piece you don’t really want. At Kloiber Jewelers, we know just how special jewelry can be, so we’ll work with you to create a piece... Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions: Peridot

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Where is peridot found? Peridot gems can be found in a variety of different locations around the world including Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, and the United States (mainly Arizona and Hawaii).  Where does the gem’s green color come from? A peridot’s color comes from iron. The intensity of the color depends on the amount... Read More

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Summer Jewelry Care Guide

Posted on: August 2, 2017

For three months out of the year we get to enjoy the warm temperatures and gorgeous weather that only summer can bring. We get to relax by the pool, spend days at the beach, do some yard work, and finally go on that much needed vacation. But all of these activities can take a toll... Read More

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Platinum vs. White Gold

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Platinum and white gold may look alike, but they’re actually very different metals. When it comes to durability, affordability, care, and other characteristics, these two precious metals differ greatly. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding between platinum and white gold jewelry: Durability: Since platinum is stronger than gold, your gemstones will... Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions: Rubies

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Where are rubies found? Most of the rubies available on the market come from Asian countries including Thailand, India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The most valuable rubies come from one Asian country in particular, Myanmar (formerly Burma). These Burmese rubies feature an exceptional red color that is highly sought after. Where does a ruby’s red color come from?... Read More