Gemstones add so much to our lives. Special occasions often call for a perfect gift and Gemstone jewelry fits the bill so often. Find out some basic buying tips below to get the most for your money.
The four little words that will change everything: "Will you marry me?". Few things in life are more intimidating than shopping for an engagement ring. There is the discomfort with buying something about which you may know very little, the nagging...
G-Shock is popular watch brand that can be found in many places. This hub details the best five watches and where you should look for them.
Dzi (pronounced Zee) is a Tibetan word used to describe a patterned, usually agate, of mainly oblong, round, cylindrical or tabular shape pierced lengthwise called Heaven's Bead (tian zhu) in Chinese. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi"...
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?
This hub tells of the history of Amethyst, from its roots in Egypt, to its place in the Crown Jewels. Some notable jewelry items using Amethyst are described, and the use of Amethyst is Suffragette jewelry is discussed. The importance of Idar-Oberstein is stressed, and the mines of Brazil and other areas are discussed.
Casio G-Shock is an awesome watch brand seen everywhere today. This article details the best 10 watches and the best places to buy these.
To remove a stuck ring, all you need is a helper and some dental floss (preferably waxed). Wind up the dental floss then unwind it pulling the ring along for the ride. Easy! No cutting required!
This blog is about different environmentally friendly jewelry companies and why there is such a need for them in our present day.
Opals are famed for bringing both good and bad luck, but are beautiful and unique gemstones. So found out more about the opal, how to choose one and how to find the perfect stone for you
Learn the basics about how to evaluate and buy gemstones in a way you can use - whether you're making jewelry, enjoying the natural world, or getting fabulous for your special event.
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.
Buying jewelry in the Caribbean? Whether shopping for jewelry in a cruise port or on an island, this hub will help. Buying tips for jewelry purchases on St. Maarten, St. Kitts, and Nassau Paradise Island.
When you hear the world “platinum”, what comes to mind? Platinum weddings, platinum albums, platinum credit cards, and of course platinum jewelry. In other words, platinum symbolizes the ultimate in luxury and status. An extremely rare metal,...
With a basic understanding of how diamonds are valued using the 4 C's, you will be able to go into the jewelry stores armed with information and a better knowledge of what to ask for.
Ever wondered what the difference between a pink sapphire and a pink ruby is? The answer may surprise you.
Before you lay down hard cash for what may be a 'soft' gemstone, read this expose, written by a respected retired gem broker.
Gemstones have captured the imagination of people since ancient times. They have been used as declarations of love, the spoils of war, gifts to show reverence, and especially as symbols of wealth and royal power. The most renowned, impressive, and...
How to keep inexpensive jewelry from leaving green or black tarnish marks on your skin. Works for most costume jewelry, fashion jewelry, fake jewelry, wholesale fashion jewelry, and so on.
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.
Ornate jewelry, lavishly decorated with enamel and stonework, made a comeback after a 2008 movie about the 16th-century Mughal empire.
The spectacular Seringapatam Jewels on display in the V&A Museum Did you know that diamonds are not the world's most valuable gems? There is another gemstone, which in its most fine form, can be even more rare and costly than a fine diamond of the...
There are a lot of fake pearls on the market. This article helps you know which pearls are real and avoid getting cheated.
The blogosphere is full of misinformation about using baking soda, aluminum foil, and water to remove silver tarnish. Get the real skinny here, and learn how to prevent tarnish in the first place!
For people with contact allergies, hypoallergenic metals may be the answer to the problem of wedding rings that won't trigger an allergic response.
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.
As a child I would open my mother's jewelry box and see garnet and other stones sitting in all their splendor. I looked up to see this gem around mom's neck, and on her ear how pretty.
Moissanite is the perfect alternative for a diamond-like stone with more brilliance and sparkle than diamond.
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 & learn to tell treasure from trash.
A hub explaining the many different types of jewelry pieces belonging to the Kandyan Bridal Jewelry set.
You have inherited old jewelry or have some broken gold you want to sell. The internet enables you to sell it quickly and privately. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of selling this way.
A step by step guide on how to clean earrings. Instructions for fine jewelry with and without gemstones, costume jewelry and using an ultrasonic cleaner.
A heart locket is a perfect love gift. Hearts are the symbol of love, so these necklaces makes the perfect romantic present, especially if they contain a gorgeous photo of you or your loved one.
Alexandrites are stunning gemstones that change from greenish to reddish-purple. Each stone is unique and exhibits different color changes.
Most gold has a karat hallmark on it. On older items the hallmark may be too worn to read. Luckily, there are other ways to determine the karat rating of the gold you own.
Purchasing a new necklace is more difficult than you think. If you don't know the differences between chain styles, you could walk away totally confused. Here's how to identify them at a glance.
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.