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Preserving and Passing On Your Platinum

November 27th, 2012

As one of the most durable precious metals, platinum is relatively easy to take care of. However, you still may want to take some steps to ensure it stays in good condition. After all, fine jewelry begs to be passed down from generation to generation, and platinum is great for these purposes. Here are some tips on how to ensure the longevity of your platinum. Polished and...

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July's Birthstone is Ruby

July 3rd, 2012

Every month has its own birthstone. Although they certainly help make the gift-buying process easier, some say they also have therapeutic powers. According to the American Gem Society, some believe that wearing the gemstone of a given month helps unlock its healing powers. Lucky babies born in July have rubies as their birthstone. It's said that rubies help stimulate the...

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How To Find High-Quality Vintage Clothing and Jewelry

July 3rd, 2012

If you have a flair for vintage decor and have already outfitted your home with vintage curtains, furniture and other classic elements, you might be looking for more ways to indulge your love of everything retro. Why not infuse your personal fashion with some vintage flair? Finding older clothing items and jewelry is easier than you think, but there are some things to keep in...

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How To Make Your Own Charm Bracelet

May 30th, 2012

Have you always wanted your own charm bracelet without having to pay the price of an expensive jeweler? As it turns out, they're surprisingly easy to make! You will need to spend a bit of money accumulating supplies, but most of these can be found easily online. There are plenty of ways to go about doing this. This method is especially easy for beginners - once you have it...

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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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