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I Get it, We Need to Clean Our Jewelry We all need clean jewelry, I do get this. I read with horrified fascination of a couple cleaning their jewelry with gas and was flabbergasted. It did not end well. Why did they do it? I may never know. It prompted me to look into the […]
Spinel Joins Sardonyx and Peridot Exciting news to everyone with an August birthday – spinel is now one of your birthstones! It joins sardonyx and peridot on the official list of August birthstones. The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewelers of America (JA) decided in June to include it with August’s birthstones. JA’s president and […]
What is Porosity? In the simplest of terms, porosity is how holey a material is. No – not “holy” in a religious sense, but “holey,” as in “full of holes.” Materials such as pumice stone and concrete tend to be very porous, while materials like glass and hard plastic are relatively non-porous. All materials have […]
Speaking Makes you Think I recently had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Women in Media Conference at UCSB! As part of the panel “Taking Charge,” I got to share my experiences as a woman in the traditionally male-dominated world of media and technology. My fellow panel members and I shared wisdom on sexual […]
Silver and Gold As evidenced by price, gold has been considered more valuable than silver throughout modern history. As I write this blog, an ounce of gold costs over seventy-five times more than an equal weight of silver. Why the huge difference?