Tag Archives: white gold

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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On the 9th Day of Christmas…

Cherie Dori – 30% Discount Cherie Dori’s jewelry is about contrasts. Cherie Dori’s jewelry is about that one little thing that stands out amidst a sea of blasé. It’s unique and stylish, and that’s why I carry it. Their owner/designer Nelly Cohen studied French literature, and her love of poetry shows through in the flow…

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December’s Latest Birthstone – Tanzanite

Ever seen a clear night sky away from the city lights? The deep swathes of velvety blue and flowing violet swirl together into a richness artists have tried to capture for centuries. Stars are flung across the heavens: points of light glimmering in white and yellow and red. I could get lost gazing up into…

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My newest interchangeable pendant

As many of my clients know, I have a lot of gemstones to work with.  Some are recent finds at shows, or from cutters I work with in the US and around the world.  This one contains an assembled gemstone called and intarsia, by Steve Walters, one of my favorite cutters because of his shapes…

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