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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...

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How to Clean White Gold Rings

Maintaining white gold rings is a bit trickier compared with caring for rings made of yellow gold or platinum. The reason has to do with how white gold is made: It consists of yellow gold mixed with white metals and covered with plating (usually rhodium) to hide the yellowish color of the resulting alloy. Because of the composition of white gold, caring for rings made of it is not only about cleaning them but also about preserving their rhodium plating. To clean your white gold ring, follow the steps outlined below: 1. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing mild soap and...

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Selling Your Fine Jewelry

The diamond necklace from an ex, the gold watch that sits in your jewelry box, the ruby necklace that you loved---a decade ago. We all have jewelry that we no longer wear. Selling your old jewelry is an option, but it can be hard to know how and where to get started. Here are a few tips for getting the most from your rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. 1. Know the worth You may love your jewelry. It may have been in the family for many years, or been a treasured gift at some point, or something that you saved...

Recipe for Success – Wedding Rings are More Personalized

Wedding Rings Wedding rings used to be all about doing things the way they’ve always been done. Almost as if following a proven recipe would guarantee perfect results. The goal was more about fitting in versus breaking the mold. That is changing. More and more couples are choosing to take the plunge in settings where their passion for life grew into a passion for each other. Weddings have become not so much about observing convention, but celebrating the unique interests and activities that transformed a “You” and a “Me” into an “US.” This type of personalization is carrying over to wedding rings,...