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How To Clean Earrings April 27, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Earrings are exposed to more dirt and grime than just about any other piece of jewelry, including rings. Whilst rings come into contact with all sorts of substances all the time, the nature and location of earrings means less of same sort of gloop gets brushed or washed away. Learn everything that you need to know about cleaning your earrings.

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Engagement Ring Vs Wedding Band April 19, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Engagement rings are bigger, brighter, bolder and usually much more expensive than wedding bands, so they must be better. But are they really? And what does “better” even mean in this instance? Actually, as we’re not really comparing apples with apples, the comparisons can be weighted either way depending on your viewpoint.

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Who Buys The Groom’s Wedding Ring? April 6, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

It’s not actually so long ago that planning and organizing a wedding was largely done along lines split by financial responsibility. The bride’s parents would pay for the wedding itself and make most of the big decisions, with the groom’s parents often providing a contribution by way of paying for the flowers. As costs increased, however, these lines became more and more blurred to the point where costs are now usually much more evenly shared…

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Historical Spotlight: Louis-François Cartier April 5, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

It’s often easy to forget that the great design houses that we all admire so much have their roots in much smaller enterprises. Today, many high-end jewelry, fashion and perfume houses have emerged from other, longer-established relationships, but it hasn’t always been the case. Most, like Cartier, started as retailers or small-scale designers and manufacturers, and produced such high quality merchandise that word spread quickly.

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The Different Shapes of Antique Cushion Cut Diamonds April 4, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Cushion cut diamonds are a little unusual in the fact that they can actually be quite a wide variety of shapes, as long as all fall within the basic geometric classification of “rectangle”, and all have a slight curve to the edges thereby resembling a cushion. In practice, though, cushion cuts would usually be either square or oblong with non-square cuts having a width:length ratio or around 1:1.15, although this can be extended to 1:1.25…

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Colored Diamond Engagement Rings March 23, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

In the jewelry business, we spend so long talking about the need for the 4Cs of diamond classification, that it’s easy to forget sometimes that the Color of those Cs is actually a lot more flexible than you might imagine. The ideal diamond color is usually seen as being “white” which, of course, means colorless in jewelry terms, but diamonds come in a wide variety of colors and shades. A completely colorless white diamond is…

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Vintage Anniversary Gifts February 28, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Unlike a number of newer celebration days in the calendar, wedding anniversaries have always been celebrated with a particular gift. For example, the first anniversary is traditionally associated with Paper, and so a gift made of paper is commonly given. As time has passed, although the anniversaries have retained their traditional associated names, the gifts given have changed significantly.

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Why Do Diamonds Sparkle? January 13, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Diamonds sparkle. It is for this reason, and many more that they are so popular in jewelry, and particularly in engagement rings. But why? What makes them sparkle? Crystal glass, even of the highest quality, will never compare to the best diamonds, despite being absolutely colorless and flawless. So why should a diamond twinkle and shine like a star in the night sky? The Science Of Diamonds and Refraction Without getting into the technicalities, the…

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What Hand Does An Engagement Ring Go On? January 10, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The engagement ring goes on the left hand. See you next time! Well, actually, it’s not quite so easy a question to answer as you might think. The convention in the US is to wear an engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand. In fact, the 4th finger is called the ring finger. This “rule” which the Western countries take for granted isn’t accepted all around the world. Keep reading! You’ll be…

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Vintage Aquamarine Engagement Rings December 27, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Aquamarine is something of an unusual gemstone, in that some colors are quite common and others extremely rare. One of several types of the mineral Beryl, aquamarine is among the rarest of the various colors (pink, green, yellow, blue colorless and others) to be found, and is so named due to it resembling the clear blue color of the ocean.

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