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Fire Damaged Jewelry Restoration

Posted by Debbie on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

The wildfires that are racing through the western states burn at a very high temperature, incinerating homes and almost everything in them. Almost nothing is left but jewelry and ceramics, sometime...

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How to clean your engagement ring at home

Posted by Debbie on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Engagement rings take a beating. As you wear them, dirt, lotion and soap can build up on the surface, especially on the diamonds in your engagement ring. Clean diamonds sparkle forever, but get a b...

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Should I insure my engagement ring and jewelry?

Posted by Debbie on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 4:45 pm

We recommend insurance for all of your valuable jewelry, including your engagement ring. In addition to your engagement ring, consider insuring: Earrings – They can come out when you pull a ...

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Should I solder my engagement ring to my wedding band?

Posted by Debbie Fox on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 12:37 pm

You’re getting married! Or maybe you’ve been married for years. Either way, there’s a good chance you have two rings, your engagement ring and your wedding band. Should you solder...

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How to clean your diamond ring

Posted by Debbie on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 4:41 pm

What to look for before you clean your engagement ring The residue of lotion, soap, shampoo, hairspray and plain old dirt from daily activity dull the look of your diamond ring. Soon those sparkli...

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What do I do with inherited jewelry?

Posted by Debbie Fox on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 2:23 pm

You've inherited jewelry from your beloved grandmother, or aunt or mother. After some time has passed, you pull out your inherited jewelry. First you may want to get a general idea of its value. Fo...

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What’s the difference between white gold and platinum?

Posted by Debbie Fox on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

New platinum and white gold jewelry look alike, but they’re very different!  The differences show up over time, and each has it's own advantages. Here’s what’s important to k...

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Rhodium Plating or Dipping Your Jewelry

Posted by Debbie on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

There are two types of plating. Rhodium plating or dipping (discussed below) is done over yellow gold or white gold to make an item white. Rhodium plating is also done over silver on occasion to pr...

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