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Gemstone Ratings

Gemstone Ratings

When buying a colored gemstone, many people do not pay adequate attention to the gemstone’s rating.  Since colored gemstones are less expensive than diamonds and their colors tend to help hide flaws in the stone, people tend to be more forgiving with their analysis of the gems they purchase. However, Read More

May 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
How to Care for Gemstone Jewelry

How to Care for Gemstone Jewelry

A brand new gemstone has a smooth polish, beautiful color, and a brilliant sparkle. But if you plan on regularly wearing your beloved new piece of gemstone jewelry, it’s important to properly care for it to extend its life and beauty. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind when caring Read More

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
How To Care For Platinum

How To Care For Platinum

Platinum is the rarest and most expensive metal used in jewelry crafting. Thirty-five times rarer than gold, the lovely metal is currently quite close in price to gold, fueling the flames of its popularity. Many couples choose platinum for their wedding bands and engagement ring due to its strength and Read More

April 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
How To Start a Jewelry Tradition

How To Start a Jewelry Tradition

Traditions, whether small or large, simple or elaborate, serve as lasting bonds that tie people together. Family traditions are the most common, but many groups of friends and even businesses have cherished traditions too. The reason behind our love for traditions can be explained by the joy and warmth Read More

April 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
How To Store Jewelry

How To Store Jewelry

Once you’ve found the perfect pair of earrings, have been given a gorgeous gold cross, or snagged your dream engagement ring, it’s time to start taking good care of them. Regular cleaning and polishing is a must, but properly storing jewelry is just as important. It is likely that your most treasured Read More

March 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
How To Keep Sterling Silver Looking Beautiful

How To Keep Sterling Silver Looking Beautiful

The addition of our beautiful new David Tishbi jewelry collection to Apples of Gold has introduced a new precious metal to our site: fine sterling silver. Before adding this line we offered our customers lovely gold, platinum and titanium jewelry, and we are very excited to now also offer handmade, solid Read More

March 4, 2009 | By | Reply More
Jewelry Hallmark Guide

Jewelry Hallmark Guide

If you own a piece of precious metal jewelry, you have likely noticed a small stamp on a hidden part of the ring, necklace, bracelet or earring. These stamps are known as a jewelry hallmark, and appear on almost all precious metal jewelry. Jewelry hallmarking can give you clues as to the jewelry’s Read More

February 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Last Minute Romantic Gift Ideas

Last Minute Romantic Gift Ideas

For all you out there who have been procrastinating on finding a gift for your loved one, we’ve got you covered. Valentine’s Day is swift upon us, so even if you are out of time for this holiday there are plenty of pretty pieces to keep in mind for her birthday, Christmas, anniversary, graduation, Read More

February 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
Understanding the Price of Platinum Jewelry

Understanding the Price of Platinum Jewelry

Why is Platinum Much More Expensive Than Gold? Platinum is a hypoallergenic virtually pure precious metal. Jewelry stores who sell high quality platinum offer 950 Grade (95% pure platinum) jewelry. Anything less should not be considered either pure or hypoallergenic or of substantive quality. This Read More

February 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Keeping Jewelry Safe

Keeping Jewelry Safe

It’s a sad fact that recession often brings out the worst in people.  Shoplifting reports escalated through the holidays and break-ins are also on the way up.  If you google “jewelry” and “news,” the results will be item after item on page after page of reports about burglary and theft.  If you’ve Read More

February 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
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