Tag Archives: jewelry

How to Use a Loupe: The Guide to Grading Diamonds Like a Pro

A diamond loupe is a gemologist’s best friend. If you’re new to the world of diamonds and diamond jewelry, the first thing you’ll want to familiarize yourself with – perhaps even before

The Art of a Jewelry Appraisal

In the fine jewelry world, a jewelry appraisal is a document that indicates a jewelry item’s value as determined by an individual appraiser for a certain market at the time the appraisal

The Traveler’s Guide to Packing Jewelry for Vacation

We’re halfway through the year and you deserve a little R&R. You probably enjoy picking a destination, finding plane tickets is pretty easy now with the help of the internet, and you

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Planner

Some of us tend to have high expectations for Valentine’s Day, and who can really blame us?  We’ve been programmed to fall for all the mushy gushy love stuff and let’s face

Do You Know The Difference Between a Necklace, Pendant, Chain and Choker?

Jewelry lovers are deeply passionate about all sorts of jewelry. Many of us indulge by amassing a sizeable personal collection. But when it comes to a particular type of jewelry – namely,

Attention Jewelry Lovers: Make Sure You’re Following These Instagram Accounts

You love diamonds. You love gems. You love jewelry. Then you NEED to follow these Instagram accounts! They’re full of amazing designer jewels, vintage finds and real-life shots from the collections of

5 Pieces of Jewelry to Take On Your Summer Vacation (and What to Leave Behind)

I wrote the following post, “5 Pieces of Jewelry to Take On Your Summer Vacation,” for our dear readers on the cusp of summer last year. I’m bringing back the recommendations below

Real Life Versions of Disney Princess and Villains’ Jewelry

Have you always wanted to be a Disney Princess? Maybe the evil villains spoke to your darker side (after all, we were just kids…we didn’t know any better. Right?)  Well now you

How To Safely Buy Diamonds Online

When we think about buying high end jewelry, we think of the in-store shopping experience with a jewelry expert showing us all options in our price range, and usually one or two