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CAD and CAM, A Jeweler’s Workshop on a Computer Screen

Shaping the Jewelry World in the Virtual World Jewelry has been around for a long time.  There is no definitive answer as to when we first took to using personal ornaments, but some of the oldest known artifacts are actually 100,000 year old beads.

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Diamond Appraisals from Legit to Toilet Paper – Part 2

By Calla Gold and Guest Writer Tom Seguin G.G. A.S.A. Master Gemologist Appraiser Diamond Appraisals from Legit to Toilet Paper – Part 2 Click Here for Part 1 This in-depth two-part article will make more sense if you at least skim part one before jumping into part two. This was written in response to frequently asked…

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Diamond Appraisals from Legit to Toilet Paper Part 1

By Calla Gold and Guest Writer Tom Seguin G.G A.S.A. Master Gemologist Appraiser Diamond Appraisals from Legit to Toilet Paper In the thirty two years I have been a jeweler, the stickiest upsets I’ve seen come from toilet paper appraisals. These are pieces of paper that say “appraisal” and are masquerading as legitimate legal documents…

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Friendship Rings – Jewelry Brings us Closer

There is no better way to let the world know you are part of a dynamic duo than with a friendship ring. If you’re like me, you probably found yourself wondering “where did friendship rings originate?”

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Nickel Allergy and Your White Metal Choices

Do You Have a Nickel Allergy? Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is an itchy rash that appears when your skin touches what is usually a harmless substance. Unfortunately, nickel allergies are commonly associated with earrings and other jewelry, such as wedding bands and piercings.

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What to Look For in a Good Jeweler; Knowledge, Skills, and Likeability

How do you really know if Cindy, manning the store jewelry counter in the mall, is worth her salt? Does she really know what’s best for your twenty-five year old wedding ring? How Do You Find a Good Jeweler? Can Cindy speak intelligently on the strengths and weaknesses of particular engagement rings? How experienced is…

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