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Price Gold Or Pan for Gold?

Price Gold Or Pan for Gold?

The glimmer of yellow metal in the bottom of  a sluice pan is reflecting in eyes of the man holding the pan. “This is like working for yourself,” says Mike DeMello.  “This is the only way to work.” With the current economic downturn  hitting California extra hard, he may be right on the money.  Gold prices […]

April 6, 2009 | By | Reply More
Why A Diamond is Forever

Why A Diamond is Forever

In 1947, a marketing staff for DeBeers coined the phrase  “A Diamond is Forever” and it went on to become the best advertising slogan of the 20th century.  The message it conveyed could not have been as effective if it referred to something less deserving of the title; the phrase flourished and made its mark […]

April 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Fleur De Lis Diamond and White Gold Pendant

Fleur De Lis Diamond and White Gold Pendant

Few symbols have as storied a history as the fleur de lis. First used in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the fleur de lis symbol is more widely known as a representation of French royalty. During the 14th century, the three petals of the fleur de lis symbol came to stand for the virtues of wisdom, faith […]

March 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

What could possibly be more fabulous than a beautiful, vintage design engagement ring set with a sparkling diamond? Said ring with sparkling colored diamond, that’s what.  Colored diamonds make a lovely alternative to the typically clear diamond used in engagement rings, especially for nontraditional, modern couples. Colored diamonds come in a variety of hues including […]

March 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
Dollar Up Equals Gold Slightly Off

Dollar Up Equals Gold Slightly Off

The American dollar is up and if you’ve been following along, you know what that means: the long ascending path of gold has stalled for a bit. For the last several weeks, there has been a media campaign by the new administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to bring hope to American consumers.   He’s done several […]

March 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
Stunning Floral Wedding Bands

Stunning Floral Wedding Bands

With Spring’s warm weather comes one of nature’s most stunning gifts – flowers. The delicate, otherworldly blossoms spring from the barren ground each year symbolizing renewal, hope and beauty in nature. The symbolic connotations of the beautiful flower make it the ideal symbol for a wedding band design. What else is a lifelong union but […]

March 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
What a Gem: Bejeweled Vintage Rings for Spring

What a Gem: Bejeweled Vintage Rings for Spring

Get bejeweled this Spring with some of the season’s boldest hues. Emerald, cobalt, sky blue and ruby are the perfect cheery brights to usher in the warmer weather. What’s more, they look beautiful paired with bright mix and match separates, like a turquoise top with a patterned mustard yellow cardigan. Boldly colored gemstones make such […]

March 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Obama’s Media Blitz:Helpful or Hurtful?

Obama’s Media Blitz:Helpful or Hurtful?

Yikes!  What a volatile week for gold prices, right?  Most Americans are glued to the tube, watching the markets going up and down and down and down and then up again.  So shall we run down the events? If you recall, it was only a few weeks ago that the price of gold hit $1000 […]

March 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vexing Vintage Engagement Rings

Vexing Vintage Engagement Rings

There’s something incredibly appealing about vintage jewelry. The bygone eras of intricate craftsmanship created beautiful designs that still enchant the stylish modern woman. One of the most popular types of vintage jewelry is the vintage engagement ring. The delicate swirls and filigree Victorian patterns evoke a beautiful, romantic time when love was expressed with a […]

March 21, 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 pieces will spend […]

March 19, 2009 | By | Reply More