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Apr 13

So Many Questions About Gold Prices What is the cost of gold jewelry? How does the cost of gold jewelry compare to the price per ounce of gold on the metals market? Are rings more expensive by weight than chains? What is retail markup? What makes one type of gold jewelry more expensive than another? […]

Feb 26

Melia’s Spotty Rose Gold Plating Melia bought a discolored rose gold plated pendant at a sale. She figured she’d just polish it up. She tried various silver and copper polishes and only succeeded in pulling most of the rose plating off and leaving it splotchy looking. Melia was not happy. I got the call, “can […]

Jun 19

It’s All in the Family Many people don’t know that rubies and sapphires belong to the same gem family, which is called corundum. Fun Fact; the source of the name sapphire is the Greek “Saphiros” which means blue. When they figured out that ruby was a corundum they gave it its own name from the […]

Mar 20

It Made My Ears Hurt Just Watching Jolee was cradling her phone between her shoulder and neck one day while I waited for her. I could tell she was uncomfortable. It was one of those light-bulb-going-off moments. I asked if the phone hurt her ears. She pointed out how one of her ear holes showed […]

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