How to Care for Your Gold Plated Jewelry

Platinum, silver, and both 14k and 18k gold are not indestructible. Plated jewelry finishes are even more fragile because of the tiny layer of gold over the base metal. In my thirty six years as a Santa Barbara Jeweler I’ve found that all jewelry is vulnerable to the hard knocks of the physical universe. Rings…

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Your Summertime Jewelry Care List

Toothpaste to clean jewelry, toothbrush and jewelry polishing cloth

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…

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Pearls, Your Jewelry Divas and How to Store Them

large aquamarine pendant with halo of diamonds in pearl five strand necklace

  Pearls are the movie stars of your jewelry box. Pearls are often referred to as the “Queen of Gems,” in the jewelry industry, both for their beauty, and for their delicate nature. If you want your pearl jewelry to stay beautiful, then treat your pearls like a diva movie star. Find a spot to…

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