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How to Care for Stainless Steel Jewelry

Stainless steel jewelry is made of a steel alloy that contains chromium. The good thing about stainless steel is that it does not corrode or rust. Although it is also very durable, this type of steel can get scratched and stained. This is why you should follow some simple rules to keep your stainless steel jewelry in good condition. Stainless steel jewelry is pretty easy to clean. Simply follow these steps: 1. Pour some warm water in a small bowl, and add some mild dishwashing soap. 2. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth in the soapy water, and then gently wipe the stainless...

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How to Sell Your Diamond Ring for the Best Price

Selling your diamond ring is a great way to earn some extra cash. Whether it’s because you no longer want it, it reminds you of a past relationship or you simply need the money, it’s important to know about your ring. The more you know about the setting and the diamond itself, the more you can earn – and avoid being taken advantage of. Know the Setting Find out about the ring that you have. Silver, gold and platinum are all valued differently – with platinum being the highest. If you aren’t 100 percent sure what you have, take it...

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Today’s Engagement Rings Are Both Trendy and Timeless

Today’s Engagement Rings Are Both Trendy and Timeless Because it’s ’til death do you part for you and your ring, too. By Danielle Miele As a jewelry obsessed woman who also happens to wear an engagement ring, I never realized how often I look down at my ring on a daily basis. I peer at it out of habit, I frequently adjust it, and when I’m driving, it’s the first thing I notice when my hand is on the wheel. I often see others checking my stone out, too. It is an accessory that we, as engaged or married women, wear...

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What Your Jewelry Reveals About Your Personality

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. How true that statement is. The clothes you choose, the manner in which you speak, the way you style your hair and the type of jewelry you wear all combine to make a statement about who you are. Jewelry is one of the ways people identify themselves to others. Consider what the jewelry is saying about the people you meet at parties and on the street. Here are several general types as follows: Fun-Loving A person who wears large jewelry such as big hoop earrings, thick dangling necklaces, or...

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Where Should I Sell My Diamond Jewelry?

Where Should I Sell My Diamond Jewelry? June 8, 2015 By Anne Gabel Finding a reputable buyer and diamond grader is critical. As the price of gold rose in recent years, so did the companies advertising that they purchased gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals. The trouble is that while any company can purchase these items, very few are actually qualified to evaluate these pieces accurately and assign a fair value to them. Figuring out which diamond buyers are actually qualified can be a tricky task if you do not know what to look for. Below are some simple guidelines...

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How to Choose the Best Setting for Your Diamond’s Color

Learning how to evaluate diamond color is one thing, but do you know that the setting you choose can make the color of your stone look better or worse? Read on to find out how to pick the most suitable setting for your diamond according to its color. Diamond Color Grades Diamond color is graded by the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) using letter symbols from D to Z. The best choice for not-so-white diamonds is yellow gold. The diamonds that have an almost perfect white color are put in the Colorless range and assigned a letter grade of D (the...

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How to Clean and Care for Your Platinum Jewelry

How to Clean and Care for Your Platinum Jewelry Since the 1780s, when King Louis XVI of France heralded platinum as being the only metal fit for kings, this outstandingly durable precious metal has been the virtual standard of quality. If you have made the wise decision to purchase platinum jewelry, consider these tips to maintain your investment and keep it looking beautiful for years. Unlike other metals used to create fine jewelry, platinum will not fade, tarnish or turn color; however, it does take on a distinctive patina with age. Platinum wedding rings Like all precious metals used in...

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How to Sell Your Gold and Diamond Jewelry

How to Sell Your Gold and Diamond Jewelry So, you have a gold piece of jewelry with diamonds, and you want to sell it? If you are wondering what options you have and how you can get the best price for your gold and diamonds, read on. When selling your gold jewelry, you have two main options: (1) Selling your gold and gemstones separately and (2) selling the jewelry as a complete piece. Selling Your Gold and Diamonds Separately If you decide to remove the diamonds in your jewelry from the gold and sell them separately, the price you will...

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The Right Ring for Your Budget

There are engagement ring options to fit any budget. It’s just a matter of figuring out what’s right for you and your bride-to-be. “Spend two months’ salary on an engagement ring.” You’ve heard it, everyone has — and sometimes you’ll even hear it bumped up to three months. Some people think it’s an etiquette rule, and some may even believe it’s a law or something. It’s not. It was a guideline developed on the heels of World War II by diamond giant De Beers’ advertising agency. It’s marketing — really impressive marketing. But it’s not a hard and fast rule....

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A Blast From the Past from 2013: Jewelry Market and Supply Announces Name Change

A press release from 2013 Crown Jewels and Coin, formally Jewelry Market and Supply, announces their recent name change and new website. With over 60 years of experience in all aspects of the jewelry business, Crown Jewels and Coins is happy to continue to provide superior customer service and expertise to their customers, and now with a user friendly website. The new Crown Jewels and Coin website incorporates beautiful diamond jewelry, loose diamonds, colored gem jewelry, sterling silver, watches and coins for both women and men. The new website acts as an extensive showroom offering classic modern pieces to unique,...