4 Questions To Ask Your Jeweler Before Buying A Wedding Band


If shopping for wedding bands seems like a big deal, that's because it is! After all, you'll be wearing your wedding band for the rest of your life; of course you want to end up with one that you love, that suits your budget, and that suits your lifestyle. As you shop wedding bands at different jewelers, then, there are some questions worth asking to ensure that you and your partner end up with exactly what you want.

5 February 2021

Tips And Ideas For Buying Earrings For A Teen


Earrings make a nice gift because they are something that can last a lifetime and be enjoyed time and time again. However, buying them for a teen can be a little tricky. If you're past your teen years, you may not know exactly what's trendy with this age demographic right now. And you probably remember how picky you were about clothing and accessories as a teenager, too! So how do you choose earrings they will actually wear?

21 September 2020

Two Unusual Types of Materials New Jewelry Makers Should Consider Using


If you have just launched a jewelry-making business and would like to make your jewelry with materials that are a bit more interesting than those used by your competitors, here are a few suggestions that might fit the bill.  Used guns and bullet casings If there are used guns and old bullet casings for sale in your state, you can incorporate these into the jewelry making process. For example, many antique pistols have beautiful carved wooden handles, which you can remove and turn into wooden bangles or necklace pendants with your jewelry-making equipment.

30 June 2020

Snake Jewelry: The Story Behind The Appeal


Snakes are one of the oldest symbols, both revered and feared, adored and despised. Their ability to shed their skin gives them a strange duality that has intrigued and mystified throughout the ages.  Snakes can be a symbol of rebirth, shedding their skin and taking on a new life and identity. They have also been seen as symbols of eternity; the looped figure of a snake eating its own tail is a symbol known as an ouroboros.

24 March 2020

3 Ways To Get Your Jewelry Cleaned


If you have precious stone jewelry, you want to make sure that it stays nice and shiny, no matter what. There are several ways that you can keep your jewelry clean and keep it looking like new.  Dish Soap, Warm Water, and Soft Brush One of the things that you can do is make a mixture of dish soap and warm water and use a soft cloth or brush. If you are going to use a soft brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a toothbrush made for babies.

24 January 2020

Are You About To Ask Your Sweetheart To Marry You?


Are you about to ask your significant other to marry you? If so, you must be very excited. Maybe you are even a bit nervous.  No matter the scenario, have you decided to purchase the engagement ring so that you can give it to her when you propose? Maybe you are looking for ideas on what kind of engagement ring to select. From taking your sweetheart window shopping to actually shopping at an engagement ring store, here are some ideas that might help you.

28 October 2019

Coco Had the Right Idea


For jewelry lovers, vintage costume pieces present an irresistible and affordable way to collect. Widely available at flea markets, jewelry and antique stores, and even at estate sales and garage sales, this delightful adornment was brought into popularity by the famous Coco Chanel, and this type of jewelry still shines as bright as ever. If you have some vintage pieces, taking special care of them will extend their life and give you more years of wearing enjoyment.

26 October 2016

3 Ways To Get Cash For Your Gold Coins


If you are short on cash, you might be eyeballing your gold coin collection and wondering if there is a way that you can turn it into some cold, hard cash. Luckily, you do have a few options for getting cash money for your gold coin collection. If you'd like to do so, try one of these three options. 1. Sell to Another Coin Collector First of all, you should consider selling your collection to another coin collector.

26 September 2016

First Time Taking A Loan Against Your Jewelry? Here Are Four Easy Tips To Help Get The Best Loan


Everybody hits bumps in the financial road from time to timeā€”and there's no shame in doing what you have to do to get through them, even if that includes taking out a collateral loan for some of your personal jewelry. However, if you're unfamiliar with the process, here are some tips you can use that will help you get a larger loan. 1.) Go Someplace Familiar If you occasionally do business with a jewelry store that also offers collateral loans, that's where you want to take your jewelry.

30 August 2016

What You Must Know Before You Consider Selling Your Jewelry Inheritance


Did you inherit jewelry from a loved one? Perhaps you do not know the value of the inherited items. If they have been packed away, you may have taken a look at them and not have been impressed. This is a mistake that untrained eyes tend to may make, and you may have inherited something valuable, which is why you should not rush to judge the pieces. Distinguishing Between Antique, Vintage, Pre-Owned, and Estate Jewelry

19 July 2016