Antique or Inherited Jewelry

Three diamond rings made from one inherited ring

Inherited Jewelry – What to Do With Your Inherited Jewelry?

Your beloved Grandma Lowena passed on. You are past tears and you are moving on with your life.Your lawyer Mr. Pender has given each of the family members pieces of her jewelry. You received her soldered together wedding set and clip-on pearl earrings.Hmmm, now what? You can’t wear those clip-ons as they are. And her…

White Round Brilliant Diamond badly chipped

Six Actions You Can Take With Your Chipped Diamonds

    To break a nail, ladies, is never good. To break a diamond…even less so. Nails grow back relatively quickly. Diamonds…not so fast. Hmmm, actually not at all. Believe me, I’ve seen plenty of chipped diamonds. In this post I am going to suggest six actions you can take with your chipped diamonds.Even though they’re…

Pawn Shop vs. Jeweler for Your Engagement Diamond

    On occasion a client asks me about diamond shopping at pawn shops vs. diamond shopping with a jeweler, so I decided to write this to answer most questions you may have.  Let me start by showing you all this interesting exchange I got from “I plan on buying a possible engagement ring…

Diamond Eternity Art Deco Band

Vintage Diamond Eternity Band – A Ring Sizing Story

  What happens when you are given a delicate, small sized, and seemingly unwearable ring as a gift? Tansy was a finger size eight, and her grandmother had been a size four-and-a-half. When she inherited her grandmother’s diamond eternity band six years ago, it was clear that she wasn’t getting it onto her finger without…

Inherited diamond ring. Three rings soldered together

Inherited Rings – Use, Re-Purpose or Re-Design? Vikki’s Story

  Vikki was at a Crossroads. She came to me with an inherited ring from her mother. She thought the design was beautiful, but the ring’s scale was an issue. Not only was the ring too big for her finger – its design was just too big for her hand. Vikki was upset that her…

Inherited Jewelry, Debra’s Story featured on Dr. Oz

A Story of Loss and Inherited Jewelry Debra’s lovely story, which was featured on a previous blog post of mine, caught the attention of Dr. Oz’s magazine, The Good Life. This wonderful re-working of Debra’s mother’s wedding band into a piece of memorial jewelry for Debra to wear was a meaningful project for us both….