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Jewelry is Not Indestructible

Lots of people seem to view jewelry, especially metal jewelry, as indestructible, but there are plenty of chemical re...

Firescale Explained

I think it’s important to educate consumers about jewelry. The techniques, the materials and so much more! Without fu...

Charmed, I'm Sure

When I worked in jewelry repair every now and then someone would come in with a charm bracelet. The ones that had bee...

Mohs Scale

The Mohs hardness scale was developed in the 1800s by Friederich Mohs. He was a German geologist and mineralogist. Ar...

The Sorcery of Ring Resizing

I want to clear up the myth that ring resizing is sorcery or witchcraft.  My time working at a jewelry repair shop w...

10 Fun n' Nerdy Facts about Peridot

Aside from being the birthstone for August, peridot has some other fun facts. Peridot is the gem form of the mineral...

What is a cabochon?

A cabochon is a gemstone that has been shaped and polished. The bottom is flat, and the top is typically shaped into ...

10 Fun n' Nerdy Facts about Rubies

Next to diamonds, rubies are the second hardest gemstone. Rubies are recognized as a talisman to ensure harmony, gua...

What is Gold-filled wire?

The name “gold-filled” is confusing because it is not wire filled with gold, it’s gold wire that is filled with a bas...

10 Handy Dandy Facts about Pearls

There are three birthstones associated with the month of June! They are pearls, moonstone and alexandrite. I decided ...

10 Nifty Facts About Emeralds

Emerald is one of the four recognized precious gemstones. The others are ruby, sapphire, and diamond. Emerald is the...

The story behind my coffin key pendants

Years ago, living in New York City, I made my way to Canal Street with a dear friend. Back then (ah, the good ol’ day...

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