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Jewelry Appraisals, Insurance, and Evaluations! Oh my!

Jewelry is one of the smallest items we own with the largest price tag. Cars, houses, paintings, you can’t put those in your pocket and easily misplace them. But jewelry is another story. That’s why it’s so important to have your jewelry properly evaluated, appraised, and insured.
I know, I know. You’re […]

A Jeweler is a Jeweler is a Jeweler… Or So You Thought!

While you may know that a sommelier is not the same as a winemaker and a director isn’t the same as a producer, you might not know that a jeweler who strings pearls and a jeweler who sets diamonds are just as different. Like in any industry, there are numerous specialties and […]

Safe and Sound: Protecting Your Jewelry

Jewelry theft can happen anytime, anywhere, just like anything else. You just never think it will happen to you. One day, I had my coffee, took the dog for a walk, and was eating my ham sammie on an English muffin with cheese and ketchup, when I my phone lit up. […]

Vacation! The Perfect Time To Leave Your Jewelry At Home!

Ah, vacation! Warm summer breezes, French wine and cheeses… Better put your jewelry away! (Catch that reference?? Any Parrotheads out there?)

I once met a very nice lady while working at a jewelry store in central New Jersey who was happily telling me about her upcoming vacation to Jamaica. It sounded like […]

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 […]