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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 […]

Second Time Around: Selling Your Jewelry

Selling jewelry is a bit like buying and selling a car: when you buy it brand new, you are paying a premium price, and as soon as you drive it off the lot, that price goes down. The price you can now get for it as a used item […]

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, […]

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: 10 Tips for Buying a Woman Jewelry

Let’s face it, most men are sort of clueless when it comes to buying jewelry for their significant others (or even their moms!). They aren’t sure where to get it, what she likes, how much to spend, what color metal, what kind of stone… The list goes on and […]

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 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 […]

Jewelry Store Etiquette and Manners: On Both Sides Of The Counter!!!!

Talking about etiquette do’s and don’ts of any kind, can be a little like walking on glass. However, etiquette is important in any setting—it’s how you get what you want…and what you deserve. Even in the jewelry world, you need to know what to expect from others and what they expect […]

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 […]