How to Make a Ring Stack

How to Make a Ring Stack

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Written by Courtney Dufrene
Don't be afraid to mix metal colors, either. While most people decide to incorporate two colors of metal, there's nothing stopping you from using more than that. You can build your stack however you think looks best. 
Pearls : The Different Types

Pearls : The Different Types

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
These rare pearls are generally black, but individual gems can display shades of grey, blue, green, or purple. Like other varieties of pearl, they also include common overtones. These pearls can take on overtones of steel, blue-green...
How to Clean your Jewelry at Home

How to Clean your Jewelry at Home

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp

You should bring your rings in to be professionally cleaned and inspected by a jeweler every 6 months, but you'll also need to clean it at home in order to keep it bright and shiny...

 

Know your Metals

Know your Metals

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
For allergy reasons, there are some alloys that many people cannot wear. However, knowing the type of metal in a piece of jewelry is also helpful in letting you know how to take care of it. Not all metals are created equal, especially when it comes to jewelry.
The 4 C's: A guide to diamond classification

The 4 C's: A guide to diamond classification

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Written by Courtney Dufrene
The Gemological Institute of America created the 4 C's we know today in the the 1940's. The 4 C's are: Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut.
Why is my necklace pendant fixed to the chain?

Why is my necklace pendant fixed to the chain?

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
There are several different reasons why this may be. When you fix a pendant to the chain, you situate it in the center, with the complete clasp on the opposite...
Activities that Damage your Fine Jewelry

Activities that Damage your Fine Jewelry

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp

Swimming

Whether you’re swimming in a pool or the ocean, it’s a good idea to remove your jewelry. If any of the pieces are loose on you, or have weakened clasps, they can get lost in the water and damaged in the process. In addition, chlorinated water and sand can cause damage to the metal and stones in your jewelry.

7 Reasons For Buying Custom Jewelry

7 Reasons For Buying Custom Jewelry

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp

“I always envisioned this piece”

In your head, you’ve designed the perfect piece of jewelry. You’ve looked through one jewelry store after another, but you’ve never found anything similar. No problem! Tell your idea to a custom jewelry specialist, and they can bring your wonderfully unique vision to life.

Why are there white metal prongs on my ring?

Why are there white metal prongs on my ring?

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
You’re looking for a ring made of non-white metal, such as yellow or rose gold, yet the prongs ho...
Pearls: How to Take Care of Them

Pearls: How to Take Care of Them

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Written by Courtney Dufrene
Instead, choose a location where there is regular air circulation, but the pearls do not come in contact with other jewelry or items that could scratch...
Learn the Anatomy of a Ring

Learn the Anatomy of a Ring

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
Learn the various terminology for engagement rings so that you have all of the facts when you go...
Buying Custom Jewelry in 3 Steps

Buying Custom Jewelry in 3 Steps

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
Whether you're designing her dream engagement ring, updating an heirloom piece using your grandmother's gemstones, or wanting to create something...
Alternative Metals : What You Need To Know

Alternative Metals : What You Need To Know

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Written by Jackie Beauchamp
There are also other types of metal that are less common in jewelry—we call these alternative metals. These have different properties that make them a popular choice for men’s jewelry. Keep reading to learn more about what makes these alternative metals unique.
Top Tips: Choosing Your Wedding Band

Top Tips: Choosing Your Wedding Band

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Written by Courtney Dufrene
Selecting the perfect wedding band to compliment your engagement ring can be a fun, and sometimes overwhelming process. With so many styles out there, narrowing down the search can be easier than one might think. Take a look at some of our top tips to get you started on finding your perfect band!
Oval Cut Diamond Buying Guide: Jeweler Tips

Oval Cut Diamond Buying Guide: Jeweler Tips

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Written by Courtney Dufrene
While looking at all of these oval lovelies, you might notice that they almost all appear to be wearing their formal attire. I.e., a bowtie.  This is called the bowtie effect. All elongated shapes for the most part have this darkening effect that appears in the center of the diamond. For the oval-cut diamond, it will look like it’s sporting a black bowtie.