Different Types of Pearls

Different Types of Pearls

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Written by Devon Brady
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, and peacock.
How to Clean your Diamond Rings at Home

How to Clean your Diamond Rings at Home

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Written by Devon Brady

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. 

For the best results, clean your ring every 2 weeks. It's simple enough that you can let it sit while you go about your household chores. Here's how.

Mix dish soap and warm to hot water in a small bowl or cup.

Let the ring sit in the water for 20-30 minutes.

Take it out and scrub it gently with a toothbrush. When you do so, be careful to avoid any colored stones (think non-diamonds) so as not to scratch or otherwise damage them. 

Rinse the ring with water and dry it completely.

Know your Metals

Know your Metals

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Written by Devon Brady
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.
Why is my necklace pendant fixed to the chain?

Why is my necklace pendant fixed to the chain?

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Written by Devon Brady
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 end of the chain.
Activities that Damage your Fine Jewelry

Activities that Damage your Fine Jewelry

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Written by Devon Brady

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 Why You Might Need Custom Jewelry

7 Reasons Why You Might Need Custom Jewelry

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Written by Devon Brady

“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 Devon Brady
You’re looking for a ring made of non-white metal, such as yellow or rose gold, yet the prongs ho...
Learn Engagement Ring Anatomy

Learn Engagement Ring Anatomy

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Written by Devon Brady
Learn the various terminology for engagement rings so that you have all of the facts when you go...