Palladium|

  Palladium in the Rough What is Palladium? Palladium has been used in jewelry making since 1939. It is a precious white metal in the platinum metals group and, as such, shares many qualities with platinum. Before 2004, palladium was primarily used in white-gold alloys and was generally considered too expensive to be used as…

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tungsten band for a man with two lines in center

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…

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Rose Gold With Hand Engraving of Norwegian Rosemaling with Black Rhodium Wedding Band

I’ve talked a lot about yellow and white gold engagement rings in other posts. While I’ve touched briefly upon various types of gold, and how they are made, I felt that rose gold deserved its own post. Rose gold has a little secret that impacts how your engagement ring will perform for you. How About Rose…

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Ring finger showing allergic reaction

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. Causes…

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|Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Strand of Faux Pearls|||

Barbara Bush in Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Strand of Faux Pearls 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.…

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