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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,...

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The 6 Most Important Questions to Answer Before Engraving a Ring

The 6 Most Important Questions to Answer Before Engraving a Ring So you’ve decided to have your or your (future) spouse’s ring engraved, but you’re not sure where to start. Regardless of whether it is an engagement or a wedding ring, or one that you just want to give as a gift, here are the most important questions you need to have answered before you go ahead with the engraving.  1. What Is the Ring’s Width? If the ring you want engraved is too thin, there wouldn’t be much space to put all the text you want. The general guideline...

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Why Choose Crown Jewels & Coin?

It has always been belief that the bond between our customers and our family is founded upon trust and comfort. We offer a no pressure, friendly sale approach. Our loose diamond selection is vast, and we offer the best diamond prices in New Mexico. We also offer In-House No Interest Financing with NO CREDIT CHECK. We understand that finding an engagement ring can be an intimidating process and here at Crown Jewels and Coin, we promise to make it a purely enjoyable experience. Our friendly, honest, no-pressure approach will ensure that your visit will be enjoyable whether you’re looking to...

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Ever Wonder What a “925” Mark Means?

Ever Wonder What a “925” Mark Means? Many people think that a stamp reading “925” on gold jewelry means that the piece contains 925/1000 gold, or in other words, it has 92.5% gold content. However, this is not true. 92.5% is not a standard gold purity value, and it does not correspond to any commonly used karat number. The closest level of purity to 92.5% is 22 karats, which translates to 91.7% purity. If you see the number 925 stamped on gold jewelry, chances are that the mark does not refer to the gold content of the piece. 925 is...

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What Is the Difference Between 14-Karat and 24-Karat Gold?

14-karat gold is used very often in jewelry making, but how does it compare with 24-karat gold? Let’s take a look at the differences between 14K and 24K gold. Differences in Purity The biggest difference between 24-karat and 14-karat gold is in how pure they are. Gold purity is often measured in karats, and 1 karat is equal to about 4.17% gold content. As you can see from the karat numbers of 24K and 14K gold, the latter is less pure. 24K Gold Is Pure Gold The maximum possible value in the karat unit system is 24. Hence, it follows that...

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Four Tips for Selling Your Diamond Jewelry

Four Tips for Selling Your Diamond Jewelry By: Deborah L. Jacobs , FORBES STAFF When Christine Clifford’s marriage ended two years ago, she found herself solely responsible for the payments and maintenance of her million-dollar home. For months she scrambled to keep up with the bills, but finally made the difficult decision to sell her jewelry – including two one-carat diamond rings, and a pair of diamonds earrings– to stave off foreclosure. “Today, I don’t have any ‘nice’ jewelry,” says Clifford, CEO of Divorcing Divas, LLC, “but I have the peace of mind that I kept my house afloat.” Christine isn’t the only...

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How to Sell Your Used Jewelry for Cash

How to Sell Your Used Jewelry for Cash By: Patrick Allan When you need a little extra cash, digging through your jewelry box isn’t a bad place to start. But should you go to a gold buyer or hit up a pawn shop? Here’s how to get the best prices for your shiny goods. Manage Your Expectations Before you get too excited about raking in the cash, it’s super important to ground your expectations in reality. You may have an heirloom diamond necklace that belonged to your eccentric great aunt Mimsy, but to everyone you’re selling to, it’s just a necklace...