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Buying Jewelry For the Woman In Your Life

April 25th, 2012

We've all heard jokes about men having no idea what to buy their girlfriends or wives when it comes to jewelry. While there may be a certain amount of truth to this, there's no reason why you can't find something that the special lady in your life will absolutely adore. The answer may not come to you immediately, but if you pay attention to her tastes, you should be able to...

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Buying Vintage Silver Jewelry

April 17th, 2012

If you'd like to bolster your jewelry collection without having to spend a fortune on each and every piece, something with a more vintage flair could be just what you've been looking for. While contemporary jewelry can cost a pretty penny, you can find just as beautiful older pieces without having to spend nearly as much. However, the price of gold has increased dramatically...

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How To Create a Bamboo Bracelet

April 4th, 2012

Looking for something new to add to your jewelry collection? Perhaps you're in the market for something unique and sustainable. If you've got a bit of a DIY streak, why not try making your own bamboo bracelet? Doing so is actually fairly simple - you only need a few simple tools, all of which can be found at home goods and hardware stores. Here's how to do it, courtesy of...

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Basic Household Supplies You Can Use to Clean Jewelry

March 28th, 2012

Expensive jewelry is an investment that you hope will last beyond a lifetime. Like anything else that you've put a fair amount of money into, you want to take the time to ensure that it stays in the best possible condition. However, doing so may not necessarily require expensive and specialized cleaning supplies. According to TLC, there's quite a lot you can do with basic...

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What Can You Do With an Old Watch?

March 26th, 2012

Have you found a replacement for your beloved wristwatch? Perhaps you received a great gift and it's time to move on, but you just can't throw away such a nice item. Just because you have a new watch doesn't mean you have to completely get rid of the old one, though! There's actually quite a bit you can do with these pieces. Here are a few tips that can help breathe new life...

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Caring for Colored Gemstones

March 9th, 2012

If you have a collection of fine jewelry, you understand how important proper care is, especially if you have children whom you'd like to inherit it down the line. If you've got a lot of colored gemstones, you may be wondering what the best practices are to ensure it lasts for the next several years. Luckily, there are a few common practices you can employ that will help...

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How to Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

February 22nd, 2012

Even though diamonds are the hardest substance in the world, they aren't impervious to harm. If you're not careful with your jewelry, it may start to degrade before you know it. However, proper care isn't too hard to figure out - you just have to apply a bit of common sense. If you've recently come into diamond jewelry of your own, here are a few ways to ensure that your...

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How to Pick the Perfect Watch

February 14th, 2012

Watches are one of those rare accessories that are both beautiful and functional. The right watch makes quite a powerful statement on your status in life. This isn't to say that you need a dazzling $1,400 piece on your wrist. After all, even the cheapest watch will tell you what time it is! But if you're in the market for something a little nicer, here are a few things to...

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How to Clean Your Favorite Jewelry

February 8th, 2012

There's nothing better than wearing clean, sparkling jewels and precious metals that look like they're brand new. If your favorite piece of jewelry is starting to turn a little dingy, don't worry. The truth is that all it takes to make your favorite bracelets, necklaces and rings look super sparkly once again is a simple cleaning. If you're working with gold, mix up a...

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How to Care For Your Precious Gems

February 8th, 2012

Gemstones are some of the hardest and most durable substances on earth, but that doesn't mean they can't be scratched, chipped or damaged. It's important to keep your jewelry safe, so take off any pieces when you're doing something that may involve chemicals or materials that could affect your precious stones. With regular wear and tear, some gemstone jewelry may require...

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