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Birthstone Spotlight: November

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Jewelry

Birthstone November Picture
Whether you are searching for a perfect November birthday gift, or just want to treat yourself, either of the two November birthstones make a great choice. Not only are they a beautiful amber color (in addition to many other colors), but topaz and citrine are affordable and come with long histories and symbolic meanings.

Topaz, believed to be symbolic of the Egyptian Sun God Ra, has a golden glow and fiery intensity. It is thought to balance emotions and thoughts for a harmonious life. Citrine has equally positive characteristics and was given the title of “the success stone” in earlier times. It encourages vitality and promotes good health. It is even believed to bring hope, peace, strength, prosperity, vitality and energy.

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The Impact of Household Cleaners on Jewelry

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | Jewelry

Household Cleaners on Jewelry PictureCleaning may not be your favorite activity, but you really won’t like these chores if the household cleaners you use harm your jewelry. Many chemicals found in cleaners can damage your gold and silver jewelry, as well as the gemstones they contain.

The chemicals that cause the most damage include bleaches, deep cleaners, detergents and solvents. Also chlorine, which is found in mold and mildew cleaners, and bromine can harm your jewelry.

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Birthstone Spotlight: December

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | Jewelry

Birthstone December Picture
Not everyone is thrilled to celebrate their special day during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But there is a benefit to having a birthday during this cold and busy month – the option of choosing from three beautiful December birthstones.

These three gemstones are the perfect way to fight off the winter blues. And even more appropriately, they are all lovely shades of blue themselves. If you struggle with buying a thoughtful gift for a December birthday, this provides the perfect present options.

The three birthstone choices range from the oldest on earth (zircon), to one of the first mined and first used in jewelry (turquoise) to one of the most recently discovered (tanzanite).

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Your rings shouldn’t rub-dubba-dub

Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Jewelry Wedding Advice

If you have an engagement ring and a wedding band ask your jeweler to solder them together. Why? If not soldered, the rings constantly rub against each other, wearing down the metal, explains Amy Helein, Lavalier jewelry insurance expert and GIA Graduate Gemologist.

But that’s not all. Amy says the rubbing can loosen and even chip stones, especially pave-set diamonds.

Getting your rings soldered together is inexpensive, yet pays big dividends in preserving them as a lasting treasure. 

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Five activities that beg you to remove your jewelry

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Jewelry

You buy beautiful jewelry to wear … not store in a jewelry box. BUT, there are times when storing your jewelry in a safe place is a must. Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance by Berkley Asset Protection offers five of those situations.

Cooking the holiday dinner: No one wants to spend their holiday picking stuffing out of their wedding ring! Rings can collect all sorts of bacteria in their intricate settings, which is of special concern when you’re handling raw meat. You won’t want that bacteria lingering on your hands when you’re serving food, eating, or shaking hands with guests!

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Modern Classics: Engagement Jewelry Trends

Monday, December 7, 2015 | Jewelry


It’s a tale as old as time. You meet, you fall in love, and before long you’re searching for the perfect treasure for that perfect someone—the gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your lives together. You’re carrying on the time-honored tradition of the engagement ring.

So where do you start? One way to look is to check out the trends that seem exciting to all the other suitors out there. You certainly don’t have to go with a popular choice just because it’s popular, but checking out engagement jewelry trends can at least give you an idea of what you do or don’t like.

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Unique Jewelry Gifts from Around the World

Monday, November 23, 2015 | Jewelry

The holidays are coming, and this time of year people find themselves scrambling for thoughtful gifts. It can be hard to locate exactly the right present for a loved one, especially if that person has…shall we say, unconventional?…taste. But just because your partner thinks outside the box doesn’t mean you have to forego the most traditional present there is: beautiful jewelry. The world is full of unique bangles and baubles, and one of them might be just the thing for your free spirit!



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Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Jewelry

Making sure this ring will do her justice

We want you to picture something: you get up in the morning, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and put on your favorite tie…every day. For the rest of your life. The very same tie.

We bet it’s difficult for you to imagine decking yourself out in the same accoutrement that consistently. Always. Won’t you get bored? Won’t it clash with your summertime seersucker suit? (Yes, you’re that guy. And good for you.) You’d better like that tie a whole lot, right?

Well, it’s likely that your future wife is planning on doing exactly that with her engagement ring. And you definitely want her to like it a lot. No pressure.

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July’s Gemstone: the Ruby

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | Jewelry


King of the gems.

It’s an impressive-sounding title, isn’t it? In Sanskrit, an ancient language spoken in and around India thousands of years ago, that’s exactly what the ruby is called: Ratnaraj. King of the gems. Rubies show up in the Bible, too, and in the first century A.D. the Roman scholar Pliny included a description of them in his Natural History, (37:25), one of the first known encyclopedias. He relates that, according to legend, the fiery-colored ruby could melt wax all by itself!

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How to Clean Your Watch

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Jewelry



A beautiful watch is arguably the only accessory that flawlessly incorporates both form and function. You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a watch (just ask Seal or Usher). There are watches that track your activities, open your beer bottles, take video recordings, and tell you which way is north.  You can get wooden watches, polyurethane watches, transparent watches, and watches with words instead of numbers.  A watch you love can last you decades if you take good care of it, and that means proper cleaning!

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