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Boutique Jeweler – Jewelry Definition

Boutique jewelry stores feature lines of jewelry from well known jewelry designers. Boutique jewelers are often the exclusive representative for these designers within particular geographic regions.  The jewelry is usually artistic, well made, and their prices reflect this.

Engagement Ring Cracked

Fixing Bent Rings and Cracked Rings

  Have you ever had a ring bend out of shape? The bottom of a ring, or the shank, is the part of your ring most susceptible to bending.  I fix bent rings frequently. It seemed like time to share with you what I’ve told my clients.

re-shank candidate, shank too thin on pearl ring

Ring Shank Tragedy – Lame Horses and Thin Rings

Tilda’s tragic treasure trouble started on a fun Caribbean trip. Tilda bought a “gorgeous” ring on her trip to Barbados. Within a month the shank, (the bottom part of the ring below the main design,) was badly bent. Tilda called me, afraid to wear it. Her question was, “How is this possible? This ring is…

Scratched tsavorite gem in bezel setting, close up of damaged gem

How Much to Size my Ring – With Scratched and Dull Gems?

Sometimes sizing your ring leads to a bit more work. A ring needing repair may look a bit dull and you are looking forward to getting it properly cleaned by your jeweler. But that gemstone may not just be dirty. I usually see my client’s rings when they need to be sized. I thank the…

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Zombie Rings: How to Tell A Good Ring From a Bad Ring

“I feel that some jewelry retailers are racing to see who can have the cheapest goods in their store. It is a race to the bottom. I do not see this ending well for them.” – Paul Levin Owner of Tairona Co. at the American Gem Trade Association Jewelry Show. Bitten by Zombie Jewelry Don’t you…

Jeweler’s Bench – Jewelry Definition

A jeweler’s bench is the specialized table a jeweler works at while making and repairing jewelry.

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