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Inside the Gold Selling Process

  With the price of gold returning to near-record levels, it’s an excellent time to consider selling your gold coins or gold jewelry that you don’t use anymore. But before you sell, make sure you know the answer to this question: how much is my gold really worth? Evaluating gold is a fairly simple process,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: A MODERN HISTORY OF JEWELRY

Have you ever wondered more about the company that created that beautiful piece of jewelry you bought for that special someone, or wished you could buy for yourself? The history of some of the largest jewelry companies is quite interesting, with many facts most people simply don’t know. Learn more in this Infographic: A Modern…

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STRANGE AND OUTRAGEOUS JEWELRY

Throughout the course of history, both men and women have used jewelry to compliment and complete outfits, as well as accentuate or draw attention to particular areas of the body. Most are conventional, such as buying the classic diamond studs or pearl necklace along with the ruby or sapphire pendant set in gold or silver…

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DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

  Weighing an impressive 12.03 carats and possessing a perfect, vivid blue hue, the Blue Moon diamond sold for a record breaking $48.4 million USD on November 11, 2015. Not only is the $48.4 million price the highest ever paid for a diamond, it is the highest amount ever paid for any stone of any…

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TRINKETS OF DEATH: CURSES AND LEGENDS OF JEWELS AND HEIRLOOMS

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  Silverware, estate jewelry and fine china and vases are some of the most common items to be passed down through generations. Though beautiful pieces, their seedy history is not always known at first. Some owners are quick to find out, but only when it is too late. In the spirit of Halloween and all…

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ART NOUVEAU vs. ART DECO: A Dipping of the Toes for the Jewelry Novice

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  Countless are the times that we go out seeking a new piece to add to our collection of jewelry. While some may be more than comfortable navigating their way through the process of searching for and purchasing that fabulous new item, others would say that “intimidating” is an understatement. In an effort to help…

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LOST IN TRANQUILITY

    The sapphire has long been a beloved and sought after stone. It’s notorious for its brilliant blue hue and being a closer runner up, with regard to hardness, to the diamond. Sitting pretty at a durable 9 on the Mohs scale, this vivacious gem is easily cared for and provides the wearer peace…

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Yellow and Rose Gold Drive Gold Demand

For much of the ’00s, platinum, white gold, and silver ruled runways and street styles. But in the last few years, both yellow gold and rose gold have made huge comebacks. The romantic hues offer a more robust feel than their silver-looking counterparts, leading to a high demand for stylish accessories all over the world….

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Apple Creates a New Type of Gold

For the last few centuries, gold technology hasn’t seen a tremendous amount of progress. During the Industrial Revolution, gold jewelry and coin production became easier and jewelry more intricate. Aside from those innovations, however, the way we create gold items now is similar to how it was done centuries ago. Leave it to Apple to…

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Five Reasons to Give Antique Jewelry

The holidays are upon us, and everybody’s in the giving spirit. No matter who that special someone is in your life, they probably love jewelry. But picking out just the right piece can be challenging. You want the jewelry to be beautiful and unique, and of course you want the best price. One way to…

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What the Seahawks Super Bowl Ring Is Really Worth

Who can forget that day in February when Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII? Not only did the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, they beat them in a landslide. While many were confident in their victory, no one guessed they’d win 43-8. An incredible win deserves an incredible Super Bowl championship ring. And an incredible ring…

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How Gold Buyers Date Antique Jewelry by Time Period

The most wonderful thing about vintage jewelry is not the timeless style and gorgeous design. When you look at those dazzling pieces of vintage gemstones and precious metals, you can imagine the changing world the piece has lived through. Each piece of antique jewelry has a past and a story all its own. Did that…

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The Top 10 Hottest Spring Jewelry Trends

Rejoice! Spring is officially here. With the warmer weather and longer days comes another exciting springtime ritual, spring fashion! And we have a list of the hottest jewelry trends you need to know to look your absolute best. From yellow gold to Native American–inspired designs, heirloom jewelry is all the rage this year, and you…

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The Simple Trick to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring for Less

According to a study published in USA Today, weddings are on the uptick again after years of decline. Is 2014 the year you’ll be hearing wedding bells? If you’re planning to get married, you’ve probably been thinking about diamond engagement rings. A beautiful diamond engagement ring can take your loved one’s breath away and be…

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Where Gold Comes From

Gold has been admired and desired by humankind since the dawn of recorded history — from gilded Egyptian funeral masks and golden scepters of forgotten empires to pieces of eight treasured by pirates and bricks of bullion stacked in Fort Knox. Have you ever held a gold coin or gold jewelry in your hand and…

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