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Shiny, Shimmery, Summer-y: Sterling Silver Jewelry

Shiny, Shimmery, Summer-y: Sterling Silver Jewelry

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times –Psalm 12:6 Silver. The word and image are a symbol of wisdom, beauty, and refinement. Silver also evokes memories of sun and the beach and shopping for funky silver jewelry in open air markets. Read More

April 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Cut Above: What is a GIA-Graded Diamond?

A Cut Above: What is a GIA-Graded Diamond?

Apples of Gold is proud to present a select line of highest-quality GIA-certified diamond engagement rings, such as the GIA-graded ½ Carat Diamond Solitaire in 14k Rose Gold shown here. But what is a GIA-graded diamond? And what difference does it make? The Gemological Institute of America is an Read More

April 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Caring For Your Gemstone Jewelry

Caring For Your Gemstone Jewelry

Your gemstone jewelry pieces are not only treasured mementos, they are investments and heirlooms—keep them beautiful and intact for years—even generations—to come, by following a few simple steps. Know your stones: Given the monetary and sentimental value of your jewelry, it’s worth your Read More

April 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
Encircled in Scripture: Engraved Bible Verse Rings

Encircled in Scripture: Engraved Bible Verse Rings

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own… but rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13) You know these verses—you cherish them. They call to mind the love that God has for you, and that you have Read More

March 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Unique Pieces That Say, “I Love You!”

Unique Pieces That Say, “I Love You!”

Every year at Valentine’s Day jewelry stores are flooded with the traditional heart pendants. While these pendants can be quite beautiful, this year, Apples of Gold invites you to step outside the ribbon-tied, red-felted box. Give your wife, your girlfriend, your daughter, your grandmother a piece Read More

February 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

A pearl is an exquisite thing of beauty, and if you have pearl jewelry, you should know how to properly care for it. Pearls are extremely soft, and the care and cleaning is much different than that of other precious and semi-precious gemstones. Pearl jewelry needs to be handled differently from other Read More

March 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Dos and Don’ts of Gemstone Cleaning

Dos and Don’ts of Gemstone Cleaning

When ultrasonic cleaners first came onto the market, they were touted as the best way to clean jewelry at home. The modern technology involved with the at-home versions was thought to be superior to the old fashioned method of soap and water, or manually scrubbing with a jewelry cleaning solution. While Read More

November 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
Understanding the Price of Gemstones

Understanding the Price of Gemstones

Gemstone prices can be undoubtedly confusing.  To the average Joe or Jane, it makes little sense why the same size and weight amethyst is cheaper than an aquamarine, which are both far more affordable than an emerald. Most people’s knowledge of gemstone prices goes only as far as ‘diamonds are the most Read More

September 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tips On Choosing Jewelry Gifts

Tips On Choosing Jewelry Gifts

Ironically, studies have shown that the better we know someone, the harder it is to find them that perfect gift. Common knowledge would dictate that gift giving should be easier for those whom we know well, but unfortunately this isn’t the case. So what is a well-meaning gift giver to do in this conundrum? Read More

September 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
A Guide To The Different Types of Pearls

A Guide To The Different Types of Pearls

Women and men who spend time searching for pearl jewelry will soon find that a pearl is never just a pearl.  Not only is there a myriad of pearl terminology to learn, but there are also different pearl origins. Also, every single pearl is unique and no two are exactly alike.  For a person looking for Read More

July 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
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