Different Types of Jewelry: Fashion, Semi-Fine and Fine Jewelry

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The jewelry world can feel rather expansive, but almost all types of jewelry boils down into just three categories: fashion jewelry, semi-fine jewelry, and fine jewelry.  These categories are differentiated primarily by the materials used and price point. Understanding the type of jewelry you’re looking to acquire or own already will help you make informed buying and selling decisions down … Read More

7 Types of Earrings for Unpierced Ears

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Afraid of needles? Have sensitive skin? There are a whole host of reasons you may not want to get your ears pierced. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the stunning effects of a perfect pair of earrings. Far from it. Explore your options with our list of 7 types of earrings for unpierced ears:  1. Hinge … Read More

5 Steps to Take After You’ve Lost an Earring

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Oh no! You’re going about your day when all of a sudden, you notice you’ve lost an earring (one of your favorites!), and that sinking feeling hits.  Fortunately, all hope is not lost. Stay calm, retrace your steps, and start the search with our five steps to take after you’ve lost an earring: 1. Flashlights are your friend Did you … Read More

How to Care for Pearls: 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Pearl Jewelry

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Pearls are a timeless style, but they won’t last forever without proper maintenance. Natural pearls contain a soft organic material called nacre, which means they can’t be cleaned and cared for the same way other types of jewelry can. Learn how to care for pearls with our ten tips for maintaining your pearl jewelry:  Wear them Easiest advice ever. Pearls … Read More

New Office HQ and Other Important Updates

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Exciting news, everyone! We moved to a new office!  Our new location is just across the East River in Long Island City at: 30-30 Northern Blvd, 5th Floor Long Island City, NY 11101 It’s bigger! It’s better! And we can’t wait for you to check it out.  Now, we know this change might raise some questions about new and existing … Read More

Selling Gold Jewelry: Money-Making Tips to Get Started

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Are you looking to make some extra cash or clear out a tangled mess of a jewelry box? Selling gold jewelry can be a great option to achieve both! Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee how much you’ll get for your unwanted jewelry. Still, we’ve outlined a few money-making tips to increase your chances of maximizing returns.   Calculate How … Read More

Gold Filled Jewelry vs. Gold Plated Jewelry: What’s the Difference?

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 The jewelry world is full of confusing terminology that can make a simple buying decision feel overwhelming. But don’t worry! We’re here to break down two commonly confused designations and the pros and cons of each. So here are the main differences between gold plated jewelry and gold filled jewelry.  To start, it’s helpful to fully understand what solid gold … Read More

Jewelry Care Basics: Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

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Regularly cleaning your jewelry is one of the best ways to ensure it retains that fresh-from-the-store shine! Nothing can replace a professional cleaning. However, a homemade jewelry cleaner is an excellent supplement when getting to a specialist isn’t feasible, and your jewelry is starting to lose its luster.  We’re going to break down some of the do’s and don’ts of … Read More