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tungsten band for a man with two lines in center

Titanium, Tungsten, Gold and Platinum – Pros and Cons

I’ve written a number of blog posts on titanium and tungsten as wedding bands. This post is a compilation of simple  pros and  cons. Just the facts ma’am if you will. Feel free to add your pros and cons in the comments area. My previous blog post “Don’t Buy Titanium and Tungsten Wedding Bands” is…

Appraiser Tom Seguin at his microscope.

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…

Appraiser Tom Seguin at his microscope.

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…

Fine Jewelry vs Costume Jewelry

There is a Huge Difference Between Fine Jewelry and Costume Jewelry In this post I’ll talk about the difference between costume jewelry and fine jewelry. Fine jewelry is made with valuable metal such as gold and platinum and is set with natural, precious gemstones. Funnily enough cultured pearls are considered a “gemstone.” They are in…

Costume gold plated ring with coral, lapis and tourquoise cabochon gems

Costume Jewelry Ring into the Real Thing and Why You Should

Costume jewelry is still jewelry, till you can’t wear it anymore. Do you really love a costume jewelry ring you have?  Maybe it was something you bought on a whim and fell in love with it? Did you get a lot of compliments on it? Did you have to stop wearing it after wearing it…

tungsten band for a man with two lines in center

Titanium or Tungsten vs. Gold or Platinum Wedding Bands, Revisited

  I’ve been a jewelry blogger, writing my Jewelry Without Walls blog for a number of years now.  Odds are that if you have a jewelry-related question, I’ve answered it. Two Big Reasons Why Gold And Platinum Beat Tungsten and Titanium for Wedding Bands There are two main reasons why I believe you should buy…

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