Contemporary Jewelry History

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The modern, or contemporary, era of jewelry consists of the years following 1960 and is marked by revisiting popular jewelry styles of the past. The most popular jewellers, such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., still display the grandeur and elegance of the past while integrating unique modern designs, exceeding in craftsmanship and fulfilling the […]

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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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