What is Karat Gold?

The jewelry industry uses a wide variety of gold-colored metals. You’ve probably seen some of them: “gold tone,” “gold-plated,” “gold-filled,” and “karat gold.” Learning the differences can help you make informed buying decisions. In this post, I’m going...

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What Are Those California Prop 65 Warnings About?

Warnings Everywhere If you live in California, or if you've bought goods manufactured in California, you've probably seen a Prop 65 warning sign or label. They are everywhere in our lovely state: on jewelry, electronics, in gas stations, apartment...

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July’s Birthstone: Ruby

Intro to Rubies Ruby is July's vibrant red birthstone. I love using ruby in my jewelry designs because of its great color and its durability. I'm going to tell you a little more about one of the most precious gemstones in the world. Properties Ruby is the red gemstone...

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Mohs Hardness Scale for Gemstones

If you've read any of my gemstone articles, you've probably heard me mention Mohs hardness about a dozen times. Now you get to learn what it's all about... What is Hardness? Hardness is the ability of one mineral to scratch another. (Don't you love a simple...

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Ring Sizing: How to Find Your Correct Ring Size

Since I’m selling online, I am unable to measure your fingers for ring sizing myself. Therefore I need your help to provide me with an accurate measurement. Let’s make sure your custom created ring is going to fit correctly!   Adjustable Ring Sizer I offer...

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June’s Birthstone: Alexandrite

If you were born in June, you were one lucky baby: June has many birthstones, including pearl, alexandrite, rose quartz, and moonstone. In this post, I'm going to talk about what is perhaps the most spectacular of the bunch: alexandrite.   Natural alexandrite...

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What is Gold-Filled?

The jewelry industry uses a wide variety of gold-colored metals. You've probably seen some of them: "gold tone," "gold-plated," "gold-filled," and "karat gold." Learning the differences can help you make informed buying decisions. In this post, I'm going to talk a bit...

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What is Sterling Silver?

If you've shopped for jewelry, you've probably seen terms like "silver plated," "fine silver," "silver tone," and "sterling silver." You may be curious to know the differences in these types of metals to help you make an informed buying decision. In this post, I'm...

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