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What are Black Diamonds?

What are Black Diamonds?

Black diamonds are popping up on rings and pendants or many kinds, but many who wear them aren’t sure of what they are and what makes them special. Can you answer the question, “What are black diamonds?” There are two varieties of black diamonds; those that occur naturally and white diamonds that have been treated […]

April 10, 2012 | By More
How is White Gold Made?

How is White Gold Made?

White gold is the metal of choice for engagements rings and wedding bands alike. But, since most of us know that gold is, in fact, yellow, many of us are left wondering: How is white gold made? If you’re wondering how white gold is made, the first thing to understand is that white gold is […]

April 6, 2012 | By More
What is 925 Sterling Silver?

What is 925 Sterling Silver?

From tiny studs to bold pendants to new twists on traditional wedding rings, silver is an increasingly popular medium for jewelry of all types. But, what is .925 silver jewelry and why is it so widely worn? For those looking for the perfect combination of style and affordability, .925 silver jewelry is hard to beat. […]

March 20, 2012 | By More
What is Argentium Silver?

What is Argentium Silver?

Argentium silver is a type of sterling silver jewelry with a distinct physical makeup and, as a result, it possesses a number of qualities that set it apart. Pure silver is too soft for jewelry and, like traditional .925 sterling silver, argentium silver is an alloy containing 92.5% silver, which makes it more practical for […]

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Topaz Gemstone Jewelry Color Guide

Topaz Gemstone Jewelry Color Guide

Pure topaz is colorless, gray or pale, but topaz is usually tinted by small amounts of impurities. Several colors of topaz are commonly used in jewelry, including varying shades of blue, as well as pink and white. Topaz is often heat treated and irradiated to give it a range of blue hues. Sky blue topaz […]

March 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Titanium Properties

Titanium Properties

Titanium might be a relative newcomer to the world of jewelry, but it’s quickly gaining ground. Numerous titanium properties make this metal the perfect medium for wedding bands and other jewelry that’s made to last and to shine. Apples of Gold carries over 40 styles of titanium wedding bands, and each of them contain the […]

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Hypoallergenic Wedding Bands

Hypoallergenic Wedding Bands

Finding the perfect wedding ring can be a little tricky if you or the one you love have sensitive skin. After all, who wants to wear a piece of jewelry that doesn’t agree with them? However, you don’t need to forgo wearing a wedding ring to sooth your skin. Hypoallergenic wedding bands provide all the […]

March 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
How to Clean Silver Jewelry

How to Clean Silver Jewelry

Save your silver jewelry from looking like your grandmother’s antique spoon collection: tarnished and ignored. That ugly brassy color comes from the silver’s exposure to moisture and the oxidation process. Thankfully, help is on the way, in the form of a few household items that will give your jewelry a natural, organic cleaning. This cleaning […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Blue Diamonds are a Girl’s Next Best Friend!

Blue Diamonds are a Girl’s Next Best Friend!

If white diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then blue diamonds surely stand next in line, and vie closely for the heart. There are two kinds of blue diamonds: ones that occur naturally in nature and one that start out as white diamonds but are irradiated (heat & pressure treated) to obtain their fancy blue […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
14K Gold vs. 18K Gold Jewelry

14K Gold vs. 18K Gold Jewelry

Gold is likely the most popular element on the Periodic table due to its bright, precious status. This metal is the one of the most common used for jewelry. Historically and culturally, it stands above the rest as a tried and true base for crafting beautiful jewelry. Pure gold consists of 24 karats, but in […]

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