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How Laser Ring Welding Fixes Fragile and Unfixable Rings

  Jewelers get challenged all the time, whether it’s sizing a complicated ring design that wants to resist being worked on, or a ring with a vulnerable gemstone. How your jeweler responds to this challenge can effect your jewelry collection.  Do you have a ring that is unfixable? Is it unfixable because one or two…

How to Choose the Right Jeweler For You

At some point in your life jewelry becomes a cherished part of it. For me it was the horse pin my grandmother gave me when I was ten. I really wanted a real horse, but that pin let me know that she understood me and supported my crazy horse love. I cherished that pin and…

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How to Figure Out Your Finger Size, Especially You Guys!

“Calla, a store in Lake Tahoe said Mark was a size 7.5. The company we ordered his Titanium band from said it’s a legit size 7.5. Mike can’t get it over his knuckle. We’re getting married in two weeks! I’m freaking out here. What do I do?” How did this happen? In this post I’ll…

Pearl expert Antoinette Matlins in Mexico discussing pearl culturing

Choosing Pearls: Five Things You’ll Want to Consider

Let’s get an expert opinion about choosing pearls. This  ocean loving jeweler adores pearls whether in round shapes or lumpy baroques. So when I read this great information from Antoinette Matlins, crazily over-qualified Gemologist and master of the gem and pearl universe, I asked if I could share it with you. She, awesome gem diva…

Rhodium Plating; Like Coloring Your Hair, Only for Jewelry!

Rhodium plating is a bit like visiting your favorite hair salon.  Getting bored? Add Purple. In the same way you can lay purple over brunette, rhodium plating can cover faded looking white gold and dramatically transform the look of your jewelry.

Yellow gold detailed Orchid ring with diamonds

Wildly Custom Ring – An Orchid Ring for Robin Story

  I usually design seamless rings, without lots of pokie-uppie elements (technical jeweler’s term) that catch on things—like sweaters, babies, and car doors. On the other hand, some of the most beautiful, eye-popping, mind-bending designs I’ve ever seen, have stuff (another technical jewelry term—don’t worry about it) sticking up all over the place. Like the…