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Eight Ways to Personalize Your Jewelry

There are many ways to personalize your jewelry. Here are eight personal touches to make jewelry so much more special...

Being Green

The terms “green” and “sustainable” are used a lot. What do they mean? Most people have a broad definition of them, a...

How to Mix Metals

I love to mix metals! I remember how this was considered such a faux pas when I was growing up. I still hear people s...

Jewelry and Gender - Pearls

Society may have made up rules about fashion, but most people who love fashion know that not all those rules are mean...

What is Base Metal?

 Maybe an easier way to answer this question is to tell you what base metal is not. It isn’t precious metal (gold, pl...

Ten Random Facts about Turquoise

1. Turquoise is the birthstone for December. 2. Most turquoise deposits are in arid to semi-arid regions and found in...

A Guide to Finishes

This is by no means an exhaustive list of finishes, but it’s a good start and can be helpful when you talk to a jewel...

10 Random Facts about Topaz

Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. Enjoy some fun n’ nerdy facts about this gemstone. 1. In its natur...

Fun n’ Nerdy Facts about Opals

This gorgeous stone is October's birthstone. Much like the other October birthstone, Tourmaline, these gems come in a...

Golden Milk Recipe

Cool weather is rare where I live, but as it gets closer to what should be Fall, I can’t resist pretending there’s cr...

10 Fun n’ Nerdy Facts about Sapphires

Here are some fun facts about the September birthstone 1.Sapphire is a term for all varieties of the oxide mineral co...

What is Pickle?

Pickling is something that metal smiths are doing all the time. We forget that there’s a lot we do in the jewelry-mak...

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