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Damaged diamond head

Top Three Reasons Your Jewelry Broke – The Jewelry Hall of Shame

My jeweler friend Casey Gallant, of Stephen Gallant Jewelers wrote this up and is letting me share. This is as good an excuse as any to share pictures of messed up jewelry. Which jewelers love to do. I’m calling this post the jewelry hall of shame because I’m proud of all these great broken jewelry…

Dog in pearls

Dogs in Jewelry – Jewelers Decorate Their Dogs

  Could Anything be Cuter than Dogs Wearing Jewelry? One way busy jewelers stay sane is to include their dogs in their business. This helps with our fitness and it lifts our mood. Putting our dogs in jewelry is irresistible.  The picture above is Stuart Greenway’s shop dog Dixie the Jewel Queen. Dixie is a…

wedding ring quizzes

Wedding Ring Quizzes: Your Dream Wedding Ring

In my book “Design Your Dream Wedding Rings, From Engagement to Eternity” I go over many aspects of custom ring design, but how do you keep all the information handy in one place? How do you note down your metal preferences? Your finger size? Whether or not you want a vintage feel? I thought long…

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.

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