How to Keep Your Sterling (925) Silver Jewelry Shining for Decades to Come
Keeping your sterling silver jewelry looking new is surprisingly easy. Avoid tarnish with these 3 easy steps.
Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring Together
Buying an engagement ring is a major milestone in a relationship. It is wise to do ring shopping together, and then to have a proposal later. This way you can guarantee that your sweetheart gets the ring they really want and will feel proud to wear. Ring shopping can make for a nice surprise date.
Review of the William Gregor BWG30090-203 Automatic Watch
I wanted to purchase a quality automatic with a simple, easy-to-read face. This offering from William Gregor appeared to be a good bet.
What Is a Lokai Bracelet? A Symbol of Hope, Humility and Balance
What is Lokai bracelet and what is special about it? I share my experience and story about my way of the Lokai.
Review of the Chenxi Businessman's Rectangular Quartz Watch
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive but dressy rectangular watch. The Chenxi CX-063G appeared to be exactly what I was looking for.
How to Tell If Your Old Gold and Silver Jewelry Is Real
Sometimes it's difficult to know for sure whether gold or silver jewelry is real, but there are ways to be reassured without expensive professional tests.
Review of the Tevise Perpetual Datejust Automatic Watch
I was looking for a small, dressy automatic with a stainless-steel watch band. Tevise’s Perpetual Datejust appeared to be a likely candidate.
Cosmic Jewelry: Items Made From Pallasite and Other Meteors
Everyone wants jewelry that is both rare and unique. While diamonds are the obvious choice for most, pieces of meteorite embedded in jewelry are fast becoming the next best thing.
How to Test Precious Metals, Jewelry, Coins, & More
When you think of investments or luxury, precious metals instantly come to mind. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there, so get one step ahead of the game and learn to tell treasure from trash.
How to Choose the Right Diamond for Your Engagement
With a basic understanding of how diamonds are valued using the 4 C's, you will be able to go into jewelry stores armed with the information and confidence to know what to ask for.
How to Clean Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Jewelry
Discover the basics you need to know about rhodium-plated sterling silver jewelry and how to clean it to keep its sparkling beauty for a long time.
Your Old Jewelry May Be Worth More Than You Think!
Read some advice from a retired precious metals dealer about how people can value their jewelry so that they don't cheat themselves when they sell it!
Review of the Aatos G-JzakkoSSBD Men's Automatic Watch
I wanted to purchase a good automatic watch, one that carried with it an air of sophistication. This Aatos calendar watch appeared to be exactly what I required.
9+ Conflict-Free and Eco-Friendly Jewelry Companies
This article is about different environmentally friendly jewelry companies and why there is such a need for them in our present day.
Review of the Skmei 1064 Men's Sports Watch Equipped With Dual Movement and Solar Power
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive quartz watch with both an analog and digital display. The Skmei 1064 appeared to be exactly what I needed.
How to Make a Beaded Coil Bracelet (Step-By-Step Instructions)
Imagine having jewelry to match any outfit you wear. Now you can! I'm going to show you how to create your own beautiful jewelry. Great gift and stocking stuffer idea!
Eight Reasons to Avoid Halo-Style Engagement Rings
A halo-style engagement ring might look angelic, but it could be a deal with the devil. A jeweler with 22 years of experience advises you to avoid this popular ring style.
What Are Precious Stones and Gems?
When most people think of precious gems or stones they usually think of Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, and Rubies. These gemstones are commonly referred to in the jewelry industry as "The Big Four." What makes these gemstones precious gemstone verses semi-precious gemstones or just plain old rocks?
Cool, Unique, and Interesting Gemstones and Their Properties
Read through a list of uncommon, exotic gems perfect for gift-giving or jewelry collection inspiration. Consider these stones the next time you're on the hunt for unique, beautiful gemstone jewelry.
How Is Jewelry Made? A Guide to Jewelry Making Techniques
Curious about the jewelry making process? Here is a quick guide to how jewelry is made.
What Your Jeweler Won't Tell You Before You Buy a Color Gemstone: The Color Gemstone Conundrum
Before you lay down hard cash for what may be a "soft" gemstone, read this expose, written by a respected retired gem broker.
Mughal Jewelry: Antique Royal Jewelry of North India
Ornate jewelry, lavishly decorated with enamel and stonework, made a comeback after a 2008 movie about the 16th-century Mughal empire.
Ring Fit: 12 Finger Tips From a Professional Jeweler
Twelve inside tips from a retired jeweler to help you get the right ring size—including when, where, and how to get "sized" for your special ring.
Jewelry in the Caribbean: Buying Tips for Cruise Passengers and Vacationers
Buying jewelry in the Caribbean? Whether shopping for jewelry in a cruise port or on an island, this article will help. Here are buying tips for jewelry purchases on St. Maarten, St. Kitts, and Nassau Paradise Island.
How to Keep Costume Jewelry From Tarnishing
How to keep inexpensive jewelry from leaving green or black tarnish marks on your skin. This works for most costume jewelry, fashion jewelry, fake jewelry, wholesale fashion jewelry, and so on, but is not for fine jewelry.
750, 585, and 417 Gold Markings on Jewelry and What They Mean
Learn about the markings on your gold jewelry.