The World’s Most Valuable Gemstones

The World’s Most Valuable Gemstones

Sometimes, gemstones serve as time-honored heirlooms passed down through a family from one generation to another. There are other gemstones, however, that are so rare that they become astronomically expensive. For jewelers, rarity is a key factor in assessing the value of a gemstone.  In this entry, we’ll look at a few of the rarest,…

Is Your Gold Jewelry the Real Deal? Let’s Find Out!

Is Your Gold Jewelry the Real Deal? Let’s Find Out!

At first glance, it’s not always easy to distinguish real gold from clever imitations. Fortunately, there are a number of tests jewelers can use to confirm the authenticity of gold pieces.   The easiest way to tell if you’re handling real gold is to check the piece for a stamp that says something like “10k” or…

How to Safely Clean Your Jewelry

How to Safely Clean Your Jewelry

Whether costume, vintage, or precious gems, our jewelry collection is very important to us. We want our jewelry to sparkle and shine, but we may not know how to keep them clean without causing damage. Different types of jewels and precious metals require their own unique methods of care. Knowing the right ways to clean…

National Jewel Day: March 13th

National Jewel Day: March 13th

March 13th is a day that should really sparkle! Among the other fun holidays and events, you can celebrate National Jewel Day. And since diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this should be an easy one to partake in. Great National Jewel Day Celebration Ideas       Having a hard time thinking of ways to celebrate this…

Decluttering Your Jewelry Selection

Decluttering Your Jewelry Selection

  Our jewelry collections are built from receiving gifts from special people in our lives, significant pieces that are passed down from family members, and pieces we’ve chosen ourselves. Over many years, one can fill a few jewelry boxes and chests, with baubles, beads, and precious gems. We pride ourselves on having a huge selection…

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

Many wonder if they have paid a good price for their jewelry and if they would get an equally good price when they decide to sell it. Doing a little bit of homework, however, is going to help you save yourself from too many headaches. Keep in mind that when people talk about estate jewelry,…

Unique Uses for Broken Vintage Jewelry

Unique Uses for Broken Vintage Jewelry

When it comes to your vintage jewelry, it can be sentimental for many reasons. Maybe it was a family heirloom, maybe you got it as a gift from someone who has now passed away, or maybe its because its your go-to piece of jewelry, because it seems to go with just about everything. No matter…

Getting Divorced? What To Do With Your Jewelry

Getting Divorced? What To Do With Your Jewelry

  Unfortunately, in the United States, the divorce rate is rather high. Of almost 2.5 million marriages each year, almost half of them will end in divorce. That is quite a statistic. Dividing possessions, making decisions about the children if there are any, all this is stressful and emotional. So what happens to jewelry accumulated…

What To Do With The Ring, When There Is No “Happily Ever After”

What To Do With The Ring, When There Is No “Happily Ever After”

  Unfortunately, sometimes our romance stories don’t always have happy endings; or at least they don’t all end the way we thought they would. Promise rings, engagement rings, and wedding bands, are symbols of the love we confess for one another; but as many a philosopher has stated, sometimes “love” just isn’t enough.   When…

Important Tips on Selling Inherited Jewelry and Gold

Important Tips on Selling Inherited Jewelry and Gold

  Parting with precious gold jewelry and heirlooms is not a decision to be taken lightly, and neither is how or to whom you sell them. Though there is no shortage of cautionary tales in which those selling cherished items end up scammed, it’s actually easy to avoid selling your gold for less than it’s…