Dog in pearls

  Could Anything be Cuter than Dogs Wearing Jewelry? One way busy jewelers stay sane is to include their dogs in their business. This helps with our fitness and it lifts our mood. Putting our dogs in jewelry is irresistible.  The picture above is Stuart Greenway’s shop dog Dixie the Jewel Queen. Dixie is a…

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“I feel that some jewelry retailers are racing to see who can have the cheapest goods in their store. It is a race to the bottom. I do not see this ending well for them.” – Paul Levin Owner of Tairona Co. at the American Gem Trade Association Jewelry Show. Bitten by Zombie Jewelry Don’t you…

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About Your Request for a Price for That Custom Ring I regularly receive requests ranging from people asking for bids to size a ring, replace a gemstone or to make custom-designed wedding sets completely from scratch. The more difficult the job, the more time I have to spend figuring out the cost of the job.…

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Hand engraved B on yellow gold signet ring

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? Is it Supply? Silver can Develop a Pitted Look Over Time. This Coin…

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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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