What?! You’ve owned your wedding rings for ten years and have never had them cleaned or check by a jeweler?! Oh boy …. well, Hammer + Gem to the rescue!!!! We have advice on how to care for and clean any piece of jewelry!

Hollow Jewelry: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

Oh, hollow jewelry! It has been a dark cloud on a sunny day many a time for me. It should really come with its own dent king…a tiny, tiny dent king. It would make life easier for any jeweler trying to get that royal-pain-in-the-butt pockmark out of the surface of a […]

Pearls of Wisdom, Part IV: The Do’s and Don’ts Cheat Sheet

Don’t clean your silk-strung pearl jewelry in water or any liquid.

Do regularly clean your strings of pearls with a clean, soft, dry, cotton cloth

 

Don’t use jewelry cleaning solution on your pearl jewelry.

Do use mild dish soap, water, and a soft toothbrush to gently clean your metal-and-pearl jewelry.

 

Don’t leave your metal-and-pearl jewelry […]

Pearls of Wisdom, Part I: Keeping Your Pearls Shiny and New

The pearl. Oh, where do I begin? It is one of the most incredible creations of both nature and man. A shiny bead of unbelievable depth and character, spun inside such an unassuming creature, from such pure particles of earth. All it takes is an oyster and some sand or shell […]