Author Archive: Afshin Yaghtin

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Gram Weight of Gold Chains and Necklaces

Gram Weight of Gold Chains and Necklaces

The gram weights on gold chains can vary slightly, depending on the manufacturer’s supply at the time, which is why we put “approx.” on all of our chain weights. Chains can often vary between 5%-10% up or down + or – either way, and we have no way of controlling that. If you feel your […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
1800s Vintage Antique-Style Victorian Bangle Cuff Bracelets in Sterling Silver

1800s Vintage Antique-Style Victorian Bangle Cuff Bracelets in Sterling Silver

Apples of Gold has added a new collection of sterling silver vintage antique-style bangle cuff bracelets made in the late 1800s to early 1900s Victorian and Edwardian period styles. What makes these new cuff bangles different than the plethora of vintage-style bracelets in the jewelry market today is that these are not your average design […]

June 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Checkerboard White Topaz and Diamond Ring Product Review

Checkerboard White Topaz and Diamond Ring Product Review

White topaz jewelry has proven itself a worthy diamond alternative because of it’s colorless sparkle which closely resembles a white diamond, except for its varying facets and cuts. Topaz gemstones are naturally colorless, but due to various impurities come in various shades of white, pale green, blue, pink, gold, or translucent. Online jeweler, Apples of Gold, […]

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Onyx in the Bible

Onyx in the Bible

Did you know that the onyx stone is mentioned 11 times in the Bible? Onyx is first mentioned in the Book of Genesis: “And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone” (2:12). It is then mentioned 7 times in the Book of Exodus, where the Onyx is set in the ephod and the breastplate […]

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Illusion-Set Diamond Engagement Bridal Wedding Ring Sets

Illusion-Set Diamond Engagement Bridal Wedding Ring Sets

An “illusion-set” or “illusion-setting” engagement ring is a diamond ring with a cluster of smaller to medium sized diamonds set together as the center stone in order to create the impression of a larger diamond center. The diamonds will be set together to look much like a solitaire diamond center, but are actually a collection […]

May 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Yellow Gold Wedding Bands: All You Need To Know

Yellow Gold Wedding Bands: All You Need To Know

Yellow Gold Wedding Bands One of the most classic pieces of jewelry, the gold wedding band has served as a time-honored symbol for love and dedication. Karat Compare Yellow Gold is the standard that all other precious metals are held to. Everything seems to always be compared to standard yellow gold in order to see […]

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Precious Metals in Wedding Bands: White Gold Rings

Precious Metals in Wedding Bands: White Gold Rings

The tradition of wedding bands dates back many years and has been a time-honored symbol of love, commitment, and never ending devotion. While yellow gold is still one of the most common rings used by brides and grooms, there are many other precious metals that lend themselves well to use in wedding rings and other […]

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Choosing Wedding Bands:  A Sweeping Guide of Ring Styles

Choosing Wedding Bands: A Sweeping Guide of Ring Styles

Marriage is both a joyous and celebratory occasion. However, the preparation for the “big day” can quickly become stressful and daunting. Choosing wedding bands should not add to your stress. Instead, finding the perfect wedding band should be one of the joys and highlights of your newly married life. Selecting the ideal ring is a […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

Original 1800s Vintage and Antique Style Jewelry from Apples of Gold

The story behind Apples of Gold’s unique American Vintage and Antique-Style Jewelry and Rings Collection is nothing short of remarkable, some may even say Providential. One day, one of our designers, on a mission for used jewelry manufacturing equipment, discovered a large cache of of original jewelry making hubs from the 1700 & 1800s that […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Engagement is the Start of a Beautiful Future

An Engagement is the Start of a Beautiful Future

An engagement is the start of a beautiful future. And so, it is important to start your new life together with beautiful rings. ApplesofGold.com is a wonderful place to find your engagement and wedding rings online. Realistically, retail jewelry is just too expensive. Most jewelers add a 100% markup; and even if you think the […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More