Garnet: The Traveller’s Stone

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Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem that celebrates the second anniversary. It signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to … [Read more...]

Cleaning Jewelry with Soft Gemstones

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Gold and silver jewelry set with porous or soft gemstones need to be handled with care when cleaning these items with "home-remedy" solutions. You should avoid submerging silver and gold jewelry set with coral, turquoise or pearls in water or cleaning … [Read more...]

Choosing a Jeweller

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When you are considering the purchase of a gem or an important piece of jewellery, such as an engagement ring, it is essential to find an educated, knowledgeable  jeweller with a solid and trustworthy reputation. An experienced jeweller with a reliable … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Pearls

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Fine cultured pearls can last for generations. But, more than most gems, they do require gentle, loving care to maintain their singular beauty.  Most pearls that we see in jewelry these days are cultured pearls. The unique look of these pearls is created … [Read more...]

How To Untangle A Necklace

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It doesn’t take long for a loose necklace — clasped or unclasped — to wind itself into a snarl of tangles. That’s why we recommend storing your necklaces in a  a purpose-built organizer. That said, if your favorite chain has already turned into a jumbled mess, you can fix it. Here’s how: … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Gold

How to Clean Your Gold

Gold jewelry has a distinct beauty that many desire. It does not tarnish like other metals do, but it does get very dirty from oils in the skin, body lotions, perfumes and make-up. Here is how to clean your gold and how to maintain it. YOU WILL NEED: Mild dish detergent Small bowl Jewelry brush or baby toothbrush … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Watch

How to Clean a Watch

Watches are often used daily and quickly lose their shine to dirt and oils from skin, lotions, and other products. Knowing how to clean your watch will keep the dirt to a minimum and prevent any unwanted odors. Even if your watch is water resistant, you will want to remove the band to ensure no damage … [Read more...]