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Differences Between Jewelry Metal Types (Part 1)

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Last month we posted a blog discussing the popularity of platinum engagement rings. Even though platinum jewelry has many benefits, it’s still important to weigh all of your options so that you can determine what type of precious metal is the right fit for you. In the following paragraphs, I’ll lay out all the important... Read More

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9 of the Best Things to do in Milwaukee

Posted on: September 16, 2015

We love Milwaukee. The summers are filled with festivals and outdoor concerts. In winter, we see romantic carriage rides downtown and ice skating at Red Arrow Park. All of the unique parts of Milwaukee are just one reason why Kloiber Jewelers is proud to call this amazing city our home. Here’s our list of the 9... Read More

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13 Interesting Sapphire Facts

Posted on: September 9, 2015

In honor of it being September, here are some interesting facts about this month’s birthstone, sapphire. Up until the late 17th century, sapphires were reserved for the use of royalty and high priests only. Anyone else caught wearing them would be punished. With a rating of 9 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, sapphires are... Read More

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Understanding the 4 C’s of a Diamond

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Cut, color, clarity, and carat. These are the four characteristics that determine the quality, and thus value of a diamond. You may have wondered why two diamonds which look so similar can have completely different price tags. The reason has to do with their proportions, color, amount of flaws, and overall weight. Cut refers to... Read More

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Engagement Ring Settings

Posted on: August 26, 2015

A prong setting features a metal claw that secures a diamond. The higher number of prongs, the more secure your diamond will be. Even though this is the most common type of ring setting, it does have one major drawback. The prongs can get caught on clothing and other materials, causing them to loosen their... Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Peridot

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Peridot is found in lava, meteorites (although rare), and deep in the earth’s mantle. Most peridot gems come from volcanoes that delivered the gemstone from deep inside the earth. It dates back 4.5 billion years. It has been found in pallasite meteorites, which are remnants of our solar system’s birth. Recognized as the birthstone for... Read More

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The 5 Most Epic Marriage Proposals Ever

Posted on: August 12, 2015

It’s a once in a life time event. Making sure your proposal is romantic, sincere, and unforgettable is the goal of many proposers. Here’s our list of the most epic marriage proposals ever. The Faux Movie Trailer Proposal: Matt and Ginny went to the movie theater to watch the latest “Fast and the Furious” movie.... Read More

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Platinum: The Engagement Metal of Choice

Posted on: August 5, 2015

An astounding 81% of soon to be engaged women prefer platinum rings over any other alternative. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering all of platinum’s many benefits. One of the benefits of owning platinum jewelry is that it doesn’t flake off when scratched (unlike gold). The metal is also able to stand... Read More

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The Engagement Ring Chronicles

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Presenting an engagement ring during a marriage proposal is something that has become a ritual for so many people. But how did this tradition first come about? The act of presenting a significant other with an adornment actually dates back to pre-historic times. It is reported that cavemen would braid bands of grass together and... Read More

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Kloiber’s Ring Care Guide

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Here are several things to keep in mind to make sure your ring stays safe and gorgeous for years to come. Purchase insurance. Like any valuable item, it’s a good idea to have your ring insured in case it gets lost, stolen, or damaged. Try not to remove your ring in public. Doing so increases... Read More