Loupes, Loops, and Lupes – How to Use a Jeweler’s Loupe

  Loupes, Loops, and Lupes. This Santa Barbara Jeweler thinks one of these is very important. The other two…not so much. I’ll leave it to you to decide which is which. What are Loupes? A loupe is a small magnifying glass used by jewelers. The glass measures approximately half an inch in diameter, ranges from…

A man proposing to a woman at the Santa Barbara Harbor

Why Women Love Jewelry…from Men

This Santa Barbara Jeweler heard this and had to write about it. Friends Beth and Laura met up a pool party. Beth turned to Laura and said, “I love that ring on you. Where did you get it?” “My husband got it for me for our anniversary!” beamed Laura. “It looks fabulous!” “You are so…

Toothpaste to clean jewelry, toothbrush and jewelry polishing cloth

Your Summertime Jewelry Care List

Summer’s Coming and Danger May Lurk for Your Favorite Ring As your Santa Barbara Jeweler, who does your jewelry repairs, you know I’ll never give you a hard time for playing rough with your jewelry. I want you to wear it and love it. My motto is “Wear it, Don’t Warehouse it!” But it never…

Three carrot ring really

Carats, Karats, & Carrots

Three words in the title—all pronounced the same. So what’s the difference? I’m here to tell you. The three are completely different and…you don’t want to mix them up. Let’s start with the first.