Find out what happens behind closed doors at a jewelry store – Repairs! How repairs are done, why they are done, how to tell if your jeweler did a good job!!

Untangling the Chain: 10 Tips to Make Your Jeweled Life Easier

Chains are fickle creatures. One day they are lying there so innocent, looking sparkly and perfect, and the next they are a tangled ball, all kinked-up, broken, and tarnished. They get tangled in your hair, get dirty, and darn, if you can’t get them on in the morning when […]

The Customer’s Guide to Ring Sizing

Ring sizing is one of the most common repairs done in a jewelry repair shop. It should be a manageable task for a skilled jeweler to handle. Whether a ring be silver, gold, or platinum, ring sizings are approached in generally the same manner.
Ways to Size a Ring
There are […]

The Magical Rhodium Tour: “You want to do what to my ring?!”

Ah, rhodium! A term that causes great confusion among visitors to the jewelry world. Using rhodium is such a common practice in the industry that jewelry professionals sometimes forget that people unfamiliar with the field will think we are speaking gibberish when referring to it. So what is rhodium?

Rhodium […]

A Symbol of Eternity: Maintaining Your Wedding Rings

There are very few belongings that we intend to keep forever. The coffee maker will be replaced, as will the car, the couch, and even your favorite pair of blue jeans. But your engagement ring and wedding band will be worn for a lifetime. Even if at some point […]

Wedding Rings 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Ring Ownership!

Just like your marriage, you and your wedding rings are in a life long partnership. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to help you keep them clean, safe, and looking their best for life!

 
Don’t wear your rings while doing everything!
Do take them off when doing activities that are […]

Put Down the Jewelry and Walk Away: Leaving Your Pieces at the Jewelers

It’s not at all uncommon for a jeweler to ask you to leave your jewelry or watch with them while you are having repairs done. I know, I know. No one wants to leave his or her item at the shop for an extended period of time. Okay, so […]

Pearls of Wisdom, Part II: Getting Your Pearls Repaired

Pearls, while gorgeous and covetous, are super delicate, as we learned in Pearls of Wisdom, Part I. So, just like any other type of jewelry, pearl jewelry can need repairs. A jeweler will know what to do with them, but it’s important that you’re aware of how it works, […]

How To Find A Good, Trustworthy Jeweler!

Over the years, I have gotten the feeling that, for many people, navigating the jewelry world is a lot like steering a ship through fog. It’s confusing and can slightly creep them out. People don’t know who they can trust, and they worry that the smiling sales person behind the counter […]

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 III: Restringing Pearls

Pearls glorious pearls. Strands of pearls can add a little something-something to any style whether it’s simple elegance or funky fun. And with so many opportunities to wear your pearls, they are bound to need restringing at some point. Even though pearls are most commonly strung with silk, a high-quality and durable […]