What Is a Gemstone Appraisal? (And Why Should You Get One)

Jewelry appraisals are commonly used for a variety of reasons, such as determining the retail value and keeping record for insurance policies. That’s not all they’re good for, however; appraisals of your special gemstones can provide a lot of useful information. Read on to find out what you can learn from a gemstone appraisal.

5 Ways to Enhance Your Existing Jewelry


People change, and so do their tastes in food, clothing, and jewelry. If you have a box of baubles that you don’t really touch any more, don’t just start tossing them away or giving it to your relatives-change it to suit your needs! Here are five ways to enhance jewelry.

Engagement Ring Cleaning: The Process


That sparkly band on your left ring finger is your favorite thing; after all, it’s the physical representation of your love! So what to do when it gets less and less sparkly after days and days of wear? It’s obviously time for you to clean it, of course. But a quick scrub in the sink isn’t going to cut it- … Read More

How Can You Resize Stainless Steel Rings


Stainless steel has become increasingly popular nowadays for all types of jewelry. Whether it’s a pendant, a necklace, a bracelet, or even a wedding band, the durability of stainless steel and its sleek, masculine look is very appealing to many people. On the downside, stainless steel ring lovers find themselves struggling to resize their beloved jewelry. Let’s take a look … Read More

What is Rhodium Plating?


You’re shopping online, just browsing through jewelry, and the term “rhodium plating” catches your eye. What is that? And why is it over metals like white gold and sterling silver? These are questions that we’re ready to answer below.

The Process of Class Ring Repairs


Academic pride comes in a variety of forms; a graduation photo, a framed diploma, or a special class ring. These little jewels are the gleaming, shiny sign that you made it through a school- so what to do when they’re no longer gleaming and shiny? Here’s the rundown on how to get class rings fixed.

5 Popular Jewelry Clasp Types and How to Repair Them


Necklaces and bracelets have to be fastened on somehow- and the mechanism that does all of the work is the clasp! But clasps come in many different designs, just like the pieces of jewelry. Some are more convenient and easy to work with, while others are elaborate and complicated. Keep reading to learn more about different jewelry clasp types and … Read More

How to Fix a Broken Necklace Pendant


Pendants are the most essential part of a necklace- after all, it’s the focal point, the main eye-catcher! But what to do when they break in a variety of ways? Keep reading to learn more about how to fix your broken pendant.

4 Ways to Identify Antique and Vintage Jewelry


Maybe you’ve inherited something from your grandma, or you’ve recently been into thrift shops- you want to know more about your jewelry, and the only thing that you’re sure of is that it’s old. But where to start? Well, here’s a guide to dating and identifying antique and vintage jewelry.