Jewelry Care & Education

pearl education

All About Pearls

Brides often wear pearls handed down from a mother or grandmother on their wedding day. However, if a simple white strand isn’t your style, pearls come in enough of shapes, colors, and sizes to suite any style choice and add sophistication to any look. No two pearls. . . more about pearls.

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Guide to Diamond Engagement & Wedding Bands

Every proposal is unique, but the goal is universal. You want to choose a ring that suits her and one she’ll love. This guide is designed to give you clear, useful information about engagement and wedding rings, diamonds, and hints for the proposal itself . . .more about engagement rings and wedding bands

guide to platinum jewelry

Guide to Platinum Jewelry

Platinum initially played a prominent role in Egyptian and South American jewelry. The Spanish explorers first discovered deposits of the ore in Colombia and called it “Platina del Pinto” because of the metal’s similar appearance to silver. It wasn’t until the 18th century . . . more about platinum jewelry.

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Wearing Cufflinks with the Confidence of a 1940's Executive

For most men, cufflinks may have the stuffy air of old formalities and antiquated social rituals, but like most vintage trends and with the help of shows like Mad Men cufflinks are making a comeback in a big way. Cufflinks are no longer just for formal. . . more about wearing cufflinks.

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Frequently Asked Appraisal Questions

We recently sat down with our in-house appraisal specialist in order to answer a few questions about jewelry and watch appraisals for our readers. Q: What does an appraisal contain? A: Most of the appraisals we do are for insurance replacement purposes . . more frequently asked appraisal questions.

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The Essentials of Hoop Earrings

When it comes to accessories, few things are as ubiquitous as a pair of hoop earrings. They come in all shapes, sizes, and manners of decoration and there is not a situation in which this indispensable piece of jewelry cannot be worn. When nothing else seems to work, hoop earrings are the go-to . . . more about hoop earrings basics.