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Jewelry Metals with Healing Powers

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Did you know that precious metals commonly used in jewelry can actually kill germs and heal wounds? Decades ago, researchers discovered that both gold and silver are able to destroy harmful bacteria. So how do these metals destroy bacteria yet remain harmless to humans? Well, the answer lies in the thickness of our cells’ walls.... Read More

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Does White Gold Cost More than Yellow Gold?

Posted on: August 3, 2016

We often have customers ask us this question, and the truth is while white gold is usually a little more expensive than yellow gold, the price differences aren’t by any means substantial. If you’re interested in creating a jewelry piece that is 14 karat gold, the price point shouldn’t vary too drastically depending on the... Read More

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9 Things You Should Know About August’s New Birthstone

Posted on: July 27, 2016

There’s a new birthstone in town and its name is spinel. While peridot has been the only recognized birthstone for August, the Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association recently announced that spinel is going to be the new, additional birthstone for this month. With the beginning of August just a few days away,... Read More

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How to Determine the Quality of a Colored Gemstone

Posted on: July 20, 2016

The value of a diamond is determined by its cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. While these factors are certainly taken into consideration when determining the quality of a colored gemstone, there is no officially accepted grading system for colored gems. So how can you be sure that the gemstone you’re considering to purchase is... Read More

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Where Does Gold Come From?

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Its luster and rarity are what attract so many people to this valuable fine metal, but where exactly does gold come from? Well, believe it or not gold has an extraterrestrial origin. The precious metal commonly used in fine jewelry is formed by cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. A supernova occurs at the end of... Read More

15 of the Most Fascinating Ruby Facts

Posted on: July 6, 2016

The vibrant red color and brilliance of rubies are what attract so many people to this precious gemstone. There’s definitely no shortage of interesting facts and folklore surrounding July’s birthstone so we narrowed it down and created our list of the 15 most fascinating facts about rubies. The name ruby comes from the Latin word... Read More

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Where Do Diamonds Come From?

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Their sparkle and overall allure are what attract so many people to this gorgeous gemstone.  Even though other precious gemstones such as sapphires and emeralds are becoming more prevalent in engagement rings, diamonds still remain to be the gemstone of choice when it comes to finding the perfect ring to propose with. Anyone can appreciate... Read More

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How to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring without Asking Your Significant Other

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Trying to search for the perfect engagement ring can be a daunting task, especially if you have no idea what type of engagement ring she wants. You’ll have numerous choices to make when it comes to selecting the perfect engagement ring, so we suggest getting some idea of the type of engagement ring she hopes to... Read More

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15 Fascinating Pearl Facts

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Not only are pearls the official birthstone for June, but they are also the recognized celebratory gemstone for the 3rd and 30th anniversaries. Pearls are the only gemstones in the world that are extracted from living animals. Most often, a pearl is formed when a mollusk secretes a protective substance called nacre around a small bit of organic... Read More

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Green Bay Packers Cage Watch ($79.00) The perfect gift for a sports-loving dad. This watch features luminous hands, a tachymeter used to compute speed, silver toned markers, and a Stainless Steel caseback. It is water resistant and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The silver colored Green Bay Packers logo offers a nice contrast against the black... Read More