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.
Pearls represent wisdom through experience and are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as to offer protection. Learn about the pearl's significance in love, religion, and folklore.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
There are a lot of fake pearls on the market. This article helps you know which pearls are real and avoid getting cheated.
You have some old jewelry or broken gold you want to sell. The internet helps you sell gold, silver and platinum quickly and privately. Here are some pros and cons of getting an online valuation or of selling valuables this way.
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!
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.
A hub explaining the many different types of jewelry pieces belonging to the Kandyan Bridal Jewelry set.
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...
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.
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
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.
I picked up this cool Morphic timepiece through my Watch Gang subscription. It’s a great-looking watch and comes with a date indicator and leather strap.
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.
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...
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.
Ever wondered what the difference between a pink sapphire and a pink ruby is? The answer may surprise you.
I was looking for a small, dressy automatic with a stainless-steel watch band. Tevise’s Perpetual Datejust appeared to be a likely candidate.
Alexandrites are stunning gemstones that change from reddish-purple-to greenish with any number of color variations. Each stone is unique and exhibits different color changes.
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!
What is Lokai bracelet and what is special about it? I share my experience and story about my Way of the Lokai.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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.
Moissanite is the perfect alternative for a diamond-like stone with more brilliance and sparkle than diamond.
I was looking for a quality quartz watch with large, easy to read subdials. The Oniss ON2234-MSV appeared to meet my needs.
Ornate jewelry, lavishly decorated with enamel and stonework, made a comeback after a 2008 movie about the 16th-century Mughal empire.
This blog is about different environmentally friendly jewelry companies and why there is such a need for them in our present day.
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.
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.
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 was looking for a quality, lightweight automatic that would go well with a suit. TUW Ruhla’s 1892 Automatik appeared to be a good choice.
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.
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...
I was looking for a simple, hand-wound watch with modern styling. The 44-millimeter Corgeut, with its black dial and 6498 movement, caught my eye.
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive but dressy rectangular watch. The Chenxi CX-063G appeared to be exactly what I was looking for.
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.
Sometimes it's difficult to know for sure, but there are ways to be reassured without expensive professional tests.
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!
Before you lay down hard cash for what may be a 'soft' gemstone, read this expose, written by a respected retired gem broker.