In the thirty six years I’ve been a jeweler, I’ve been asked, “what is in the alloy mix, (metals mixed into gold for strength and ease of jewelry making,) for white gold and yellow gold?” People have also asked how do the alloys react to skin? The light bulb just went off in my head that […]
Dear Calla, I was in the Southwest on a vacation and we bought an odd shaped turquoise piece. I feel like it needs to be re-cut in order to get it into a mounting. But I don’t want to just cut it down until it randomly fits into some setting. I’d like to preserve more […]
Silver and Gold As evidenced by price, gold has been considered more valuable than silver throughout modern history. As I write this blog, an ounce of gold costs over seventy-five times more than an equal weight of silver. Why the huge difference?
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 […]
The Cost of Sizing Gold and Silver Rings Daily I’m asked the cost of sizing a ring. It does vary from ring to ring, but I get that you need information. So I’m going to tell you about five rings I sized recently and what they cost.