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Rhodium Plating White Gold

Rhodium Plating White Gold

Originally referred to as the “poor man’s platinum”, white gold was first invented after World War I as an alternative its more expensive counterpart, platinum. This set into motion the Art-Deco white jewelry trends of the period. Unlike, platinum, however, white gold has to be “rhodium plated” in order to appear as white as it […]

January 15, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
The 4 C’s of Diamonds: Which C Matters Most?

The 4 C’s of Diamonds: Which C Matters Most?

If you’ve ever purchased a diamond, such as say, diamond solitaire rings or an engagement ring, you are likely familiar with the phrase “the four C’s.” But even if you can name them all, understanding the difference that each of the C’s makes on the diamond is a much more complicated affair. Many people wonder which one […]

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Chocolate Pearls – Simply Delicious

Chocolate Pearls – Simply Delicious

Two of the most common Valentine’s Day presents are chocolates and jewelry. These items are front-runners in the gift-giving category for good reason: women love receiving them. The only problem with giving her chocolate is the potential for a waistline guilt trip that your gift is ruining her New Year’s resolution. For this reason, sometimes […]

January 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Hypoallergenic Wedding Bands

Hypoallergenic Wedding Bands

The top two choices if considering a hypoallergenic wedding band are titanium wedding bands and platinum wedding bands–and you don’t have to give up your sense of style when wearing either metal. Pure Titanium wedding bands are perhaps the best overall choice if budget is a factor, as you can purchase a quality designer titanium […]

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Blue Diamond Heart Pendant Collection

Blue Diamond Heart Pendant Collection

This is one of those must-have pieces that we couldn’t wait to feature on our site! New from Apples of Gold: a stunningly beautiful 0.92 carat blue diamond heart pendant in 14k white gold. 37 Prong-set blue diamonds diffuse light into this deliciously shaped white gold heart necklace that hangs from a 14k white gold […]

January 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
What are Chocolate Pearls?

What are Chocolate Pearls?

There are several types of chocolate pearls: black Tahitian pearls which have been bleached chocolate, and natural freshwater white pearls which have been permanently dyed to obtain their warm, lustrous chocolate color. In nature, pearl colors are produced by organic components between the calcium carbonate platelets (shells) of which pearl nacre is made. In the […]

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Top Selling Gold Bracelets

Top Selling Gold Bracelets

Some gold jewelry pieces have a way of appealing to all walks of life and different personalities.  This ability to cross cultural and economic lines is what best selling jewelry is all about. Gold bracelets are especially admired this season because they have the ability to be mixed and matched with any fashion style while […]

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Platinum: Softening Gold’s Drop?

Platinum: Softening Gold’s Drop?

As usual just lately, it’s a rough turn into the week for gold prices.  Gold prices fell the most in six weeks as the dollar’s climb and slumping energy costs reduced demand for the precious metal as a hedge against inflation. Silver also declined. So I thought we’d take a look at platinum prices.  South […]

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Can Titanium Rings Get Scratched?

Can Titanium Rings Get Scratched?

There is a misconception among consumers shopping for titanium wedding bands that titanium rings cannot be scratched. Although titanium bands are very strong and durable, and difficult to scratch, they can scratch over-time with natural wear and tear. It just takes a lot longer and you have to be a lot harder on your titanium […]

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Top 5 Diamond Engagement Rings of 2009

Top 5 Diamond Engagement Rings of 2009

Apples of Gold has handpicked the top 5 engagement rings of 2009 from 1/4 Carat Diamond Rings to a full 1 Carat Diamond Ring. Victorian Princess Cut Three Stone Diamond Ring, from $875 – $2,550 Breathtakingly reminiscent of the Victorian Age but with a modern flair, the Three Stone Princess Cut “Floret” Design Diamond Ring […]

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