What is Palladium?

By Emily on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 in Precious Metals. No Comments

Palladium is a rare, silver-white precious metal. A member of the platinum family, palladium has a lot of the same benefits as platinum as well as a similar appearance, but weighs about half as much. While the cost of palladium was previously less than that of platinum, the metals are currently around the same price…. Read More


Gold Nears Record High

By Emily on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 in Gold, Precious Metals. No Comments

As of right now, the price of gold is $1,988 per ounce, down from yesterday’s high of $2,052. Yesterday’s gold valuation came close to reaching the all-time record high of $2,063 set in August 2020. So what do these high gold prices mean for you? Well, it means that now would be a great time… Read More


Engagement Ring Metals

By Emily on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 in Engagement Rings, Precious Metals. No Comments

When shopping for an engagement ring, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is determining which precious metal you’d like the ring to be made of. Since an engagement ring is typically worn most of the day, every day, you’re going to want to select a metal that will stand up to… Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Platinum

By Emily on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 in Precious Metals. No Comments

One of the world’s rarest and most valuable metals, platinum is known for its strength and durability. When wearing platinum jewelry, you can feel confident knowing your gemstones are well-protected and the metal won’t wear down over time. So where does platinum come from? Well, over two billion years ago, meteorites containing platinum crashed into… Read More


Types of Jewelry Finishes

By Emily on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 in Custom Design, Informational, Precious Metals, Uncategorized, Wedding Bands. No Comments

Jewelry finish, or jewelry texture, refers to the exterior surface treatment applied to a jewelry piece. Most commonly seen in wedding bands, finishes can transform ordinary jewelry into something extraordinary. The different finishes can be applied to a variety of different metals including white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, sterling silver, or stainless steel…. Read More


Hypoallergenic Jewelry

By Emily on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in Hypoallergenic Jewelry, Precious Metals. No Comments

If you’re one of the unlucky people allergic to sterling silver or white gold, you may have trouble finding other white-colored jewelry options. Most people with white gold or silver allergies are actually allergic to nickel, which is the metal commonly used in white gold and silver alloys. It’s important to note that new allergies… Read More


What You Need to Know About the Recent FTC Jewelry Guides

By Emily on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 in Informational, Precious Metals. No Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released the final version of its Guides for the Precious Metal, Jewelry, and Pewter Industries (more commonly known as the Jewelry Guides). These recent changes impose new rules on how members of the jewelry trade can describe precious metals, pearl treatments, and lab-grown gemstones. So how do these… Read More


Yes, We Buy Gold

By Emily on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 in Precious Metals. No Comments

“Do you buy gold?” We receive a phone call from someone asking this usually at least once a week.  And our answer is always, “Yes, we do.”  More often than not, the next question that usually comes up is, “How much will you pay for my gold?” And the answer all depends on how much… Read More