Tag Archives: metals

Roma Collection

Jewelry is not a new trend. People have been adorning themselves with bits of nature they picked up off the ground for thousands and thousands of years. But just because their processes were not as refined as our methods of today doesn’t mean their jewelry wasn’t beautiful. I love the textures and the uniqueness of…

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White Metals (Part IV)

There has been a rash of alternative metals making headway in the jewelry industry over the last ten years. They’ve been most popular in men’s wedding bands, but every once in a while, I’ll see some of them pop up in women’s rings. The two major players as far as white metals go are titanium…

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White Metals (Part III)

Palladium is not as new to the jewelry game as many people might think. When platinum was declared a “strategic government resource” at the onset of World War II, palladium was brought to bear as its replacement in white gold alloys. That practice is still common. In fact, palladium white gold is the European standard,…

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White Metals (Part II)

White gold has multiple sides of the white metal story on its own. It depends on two things: first, the karatage of the gold you’re considering; second, the alloy content of that particular karatage. The US standards for gold jewelry are 10k, 14k, or 18k; that is: 41.6% pure gold by weight (10k), 58.5% pure…

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White Metals (Part I)

Although yellow gold and rose gold are making a comeback, white metal is still the first choice for many engagement rings, wedding bands, and all jewelry styles in general, really. But while there is only one yellow metal in the world from which to choose (gold), there are a handful of white metals on the…

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Spring Cleaning

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and your jewelry collection is no exception. Getting your jewelry cleaned and inspected routinely is the best way to prevent a loss due to physical wear and tear. I recommend getting your jewelry refinished once a year, which includes a thorough examination for any structural damage, tightening…

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Lashbrook Wedding Bands

If you’re getting married this summer, hopefully you’ve already started looking at wedding bands for both parties involved. But whether or not you have, there’s a line I carry I think you might consider if you’re into more contemporary or edgy styles. Lashbrook designs and produces wedding bands, but their jewelry is not your grandpa’s…

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Appraisals

First, I want to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of blessings and cheer, and I look forward to spending the next year fulfilling your fine jewelry needs. Second, and on that note, I want to remind you that with another year passing, your insurance appraisals…

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Have you seen my latest little black diamond number?

Black diamonds are smokin’ hot. And they are sensual – even a little edgy and mysterious. I enjoy working with them and pairing them with other metals, as they look amazing next to gold OR silver. And they look very sexy against bare skin. What’s so special about black diamonds? I think it’s how they…

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Have pearls, but rarely wear them? Let me change that!

About a month ago, a customer came in looking for ideas to give her husband for something she would enjoy for their anniversary. I asked her if she already owned a strand of pearls. She said yes but she rarely wore them, thinking them a bit too traditional. When she did wear them, it was…

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