Category Archives for Jewelry by Type

What is Palladium?

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The discovery of palladium isn’t new, but the use of palladium for fine jewelry only began in 1939. It’s a shiny, silver element that is a great replacement for platinum and doesn’t tarnish like silver does, which makes it terrific for jewelry applications. In fact, many people are searching for an alternative to platinum that’s […]

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Is 10-Karat Or 14-Karat Gold Better?

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When it comes to jewelry, people go crazy for both 10-karat and 14-karat gold items, but not everyone seems to be clear on the difference between the two.  One wonders, is there a huge difference between the two, and which is better?  So, in this article, we want to look at exactly what the differences […]

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The History Of Art Nouveau Jewelry

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Unlike the previously discussed eras of history that made a significant mark on the history of jewelry, the Art Nouveau Era was one that didn’t center itself on the time-frame, but rather, it centered on the art itself. The Art Nouveau Era took place from 1890 to 1910 and is identified as a period of […]

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Sterling Silver Jewelry Cleaning Tips

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Sterling silver is a precious metal that has been around for centuries, and has been used to create everything from dinnerware, to currency, to jewelry, and more. Sterling silver is known for its fineness, its versatility, and its beauty. Technically speaking, sterling silver is silver which is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, such […]

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How Are Diamond Carats Priced?

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When talking about jewelry, and specifically diamonds, we hear the word “carat” a lot, but what exactly is a carat?  For the record, a carat refers to a unit of weight of a given gemstone, such as a diamond, where one single carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.  The actual definition of […]

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Taken By Tourmaline?

Vintage Diamond Tourmaline Wedding Ring White Gold Pink

Tourmaline is a unique stone in its range of colors and cost. It’s moderately durable and requires little special care. Tourmaline is a type of crystal silicate, meaning the different types of tourmaline stones may differ but still contain similar properties. Tourmaline is also October’s birthstone and might be a desired embellishment for a bride […]

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Stunning Sapphire

Oval Sapphire and Diamond Split Shank Ring

Sapphire is a staple in the world of stones, and rightly so. This stunning ring naturally forms in its magnificent array of colors, making it easy to sell with minimal enhancements that might damage the ring or its value. Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is also extremely durable – second only to the widely known […]

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Magnificent Morganite

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Morganite is a quintessential stone in the Beryl family – the Beryl family houses several astonishing and durable stones, including the Emerald and the Aquamarine. Morganite comes in a beautiful shade of pink, amidst other colors, and for both these reasons, it is often referred to as the Pink Emerald. Before buying a ring embellished […]

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Totally Topaz

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Topaz is a gem that seemingly has it all – the durability, affordability and luster come together to create a gem that should be a no-brainer for brides and grooms from all walks of life. Even with all its seemingly positive attributes, there are certain types of Topaz that shouldn’t be used for jewelry – […]

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Ravishing Ruby

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Known for their durability and beauty alike, it is not surprising that Ruby is a highly coveted gemstone for wedding and engagement rings. Ruby, the birthstone of July, is mesmerizing in appearance and stable in composure – making it an easy choice for a bride or groom that enjoys glamor but also works with their […]

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