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Buying a Wedding Ring

Buying a Wedding Ring

A wedding ring can be one of the most enduring pieces of your life. It is not only an important element of becoming married, but also a symbol of a long-lasting love and commitment. That is why you need to choose the right wedding rings that are timeless and high-quality. Now is the time to get yourself educated and know what you are supposed to get.What style to wear? You need to follow your instinct with regards to the look and design of your ring. Ask yourself if you are comfortable about the…

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Aside from the style and stones you need to include in your wedding ring (or even engagement ring), you need to make sure that the ring fits your finger perfectly. Here is what you should do in order to measure your ring size accurately.Make a paper ring – Wrap a strip of paper around your ring finger where the ring is supposed to lay. Make sure that it wraps around completely and mark where the ends meet. Then, create a paper ring using the marks. This, more or less, is how big your ring would …

How to Care for Pearl Jewelry

How to Care for Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are very soft and need special care. They never should be tossed on top of or next to other gems in a jewelry box. Store them in a jewelry pouch. Some women’s skin is more acidic than others. The pearls in the necklace will gradually absorb acid from the skin and the acid will slowly eat into the spherical pearl. Over time, the pearl will not only lose its luster but will become barrel-shaped. Pearl pendants do not always have such constant contact with a woman’s skin. You can slow this p…

Know The Types of Cultured Pearls

Know The Types of Cultured Pearls

When buying Pearls, the customer is presented with terminology they are not always familiar with. Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian, South Sea… What do all these mean? In order to make the best decision when buying pearls, it is important to know the differences between these type of pearls and why some are more expensive than others.Akoya Pearls Japanese pearls are probably the most well known name of a pearl type from the Akoya oyster. Most Akoya pearls are still produced in Japan but now some are…

Select a Diamond Shape

Select a Diamond Shape

Diamonds come in a variety of shapes. Do not confuse cut with shape, cut is what determines how well-cut your diamond is, where as diamond shape is the shape it was cut into.Round Brilliant – Do not confuse with round. The round brilliant is the modern version of the round which has been refined for maximum shine. The round brilliant is by far the most popular and has the best angles for which to shine maximum brilliance.Oval – Not as popular for solitaires, but very popular for three stone anni…

How to Care for Diamond Ring

How to Care for Diamond Ring

Lotions, creams, powders and soaps, along with your natural skin oils will give your ring a nasty film build-up. Air-borne chemicals can also slightly oxidize the mountings. It’s important to give your ring a regular cleaning so here are a few things to do:Soak your diamond ring in a solution of mild liquid detergent and hot water. Any mild detergent is fine.Use a soft brush if necessary to remove dirt. Soft brush is important to don’t scratch the ring’s metal setting. A tooth brush …

How to Buy Pearls

How to Buy Pearls

Pearls are endlessly fascinating for their variety of colors, shapes, and origins. And they are long considered one of the most romantic jewelry gifts. Shape Choose a pearl shape: round, symmetrical or baroque and/or irregular. The most coveted shape for a pearl is round — perfectly round. And, as perfectly round pearls are as rare as totally unblemished ones, those that do exist command exorbitant prices. Other shapes are also valued. The drop pearl is particularly prized because its shape ada…

How to Choose a Diamond

How to Choose a Diamond

Shopping for the perfect diamond doesn’t mean that you have to go Africa and mine it yourself. While it can be confusing for beginners knowing the different properties of a diamond will help you give an almost perfect stone for your beloved. There are four important concepts to remember when shopping for diamonds. These are the 4C’s or for the uninformed: cut, clarity, color and carat weight. Knowing each one and how they affect the price of each diamond will help you choose the way experts do o…