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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 […]

March 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
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 […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Platinum Properties: What Makes The Precious Metal Shine?

Platinum Properties: What Makes The Precious Metal Shine?

What makes platinum so special? A number of platinum properties set this precious metal apart, and in many ways above, its counterparts. Platinum is extremely rare—it’s 30 times less common than gold and it occurs in just five parts-per-billion in the earth’s crust. Its scarcity makes it a sought-after material for fine jewelry, but the […]

February 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
How to Clean Gold Jewelry

How to Clean Gold Jewelry

Over time gold jewelry acquires a patina–a fine layer of film on the surface of jewelry–that can look glossy for a little while, but once the luster is gone, it is time to learn how to clean gold jewelry. The oil from your hands and from lotions, as well as the oxidation of gold, causes […]

February 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
What Are Blue Diamonds?

What Are Blue Diamonds?

What are blue diamonds? The simple answer is that they are exactly what they sound like: diamonds that are blue. However, there’s a little more to it than that. There are two kinds of blue diamonds: white diamonds that are treated with heat and pressure to give them a blue hue, and diamonds that are […]

February 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
How to Buy an Engagement Ring: Online Shopping Tips

How to Buy an Engagement Ring: Online Shopping Tips

Need to know how to buy an engagement ring for the girl you want to spend the rest of your life with? Online jewelers are a great place to start, allowing you to browse pressure-free and find the ring that’s just right. Knowing what the person you’re proposing to will like is a crucial step […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
White Gold vs. Platinum

White Gold vs. Platinum

White has long been a signature color of weddings. From the cake to the bridal gown, this traditional color has a rich symbolic history for brides and grooms. Now the color white is making an even greater showing among wedding rings, as couples choose white gold or platinum for their bands. At first glance these […]

February 1, 2012 | By | Reply More