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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]