jewelry care

It’s Okay to Get an "F" in Diamond Color

By John Carter, CGA, CEO & President of Jack Lewis Jewelers Choosing the diamond that is right for you means that you need to become a Jedi Master with the answers to these two questions: What area(s) should I spend money on? And more importantly: In what area(s) should I save money without it being obvious that I did so? Ok. So, there you go. I’ve summed up this whole frustrating process with two questions. Now, go out there and make the right choice! Not really that simple, I know. If it was, I wouldn’t have a job. Understanding those questions

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Your sneak peek into Jewelry Week!

By Amanda L Colborn May 26 – June 1 is known as “Jewelry Week” this year in Las Vegas, NV. With major trade show events hosted at both Mandalay Bay and the Wynn, you could say that the jewelry industry has taken over the Las Vegas strip.  Many of the exhibitors that have flown to Vegas to showcase their jewelry pieces are none other than American Gem Society members, of course! We are very excited to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the amazing pieces these designers have brought with them! This first image showcases three stunning pieces from Simon

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6 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry

By Kelsey McElrath, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company No one wants to worry about having precious jewelry stolen, damaged, lost or go mysteriously missing while traveling. Nothing could ruin a vacation more – especially if the jewelry is unable to be replaced. We want you to enjoy your getaway, worry-free! Read on and get ready to travel with these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Travel to see, not be seen.  If you’re wearing a valuable ring with a large gemstone or diamond, consider turning it over so it looks like a wedding band drawing less attention to you. Or wear your

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Spring Cleaning Your Jewelry

By Kelsey McElrath, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company Does spring give you a sudden urge to clean everything – including your jewelry? Before you reach for the toothpaste or chemical-laden jewelry cleaner, check out Jewelers Mutual Group’s do’s and don’ts to make sure your DIY cleaning isn’t causing potential risk to your treasured jewelry pieces. DO read the labels on jewelry cleaning supplies. Some chemicals in jewelry cleaner can be damaging to certain metals and gemstones. DO use warm water, mild dish soap and a soft bristle toothbrush to get in hard-to-reach areas. DO visit your jeweler at least once a year

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The Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your jewelry

We asked our friends at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to guest blog for us this week on a topic many of us need right about now, especially with summer approaching: cleaning our jewelry. After all, we want our jewels to sparkle in the sun, right? Here are some tips from Jewelers Mutual. DO read the labels on jewelry cleaning supplies. Some chemicals can be damaging to certain metals and gemstones. DON’T clean your jewelry with toothpaste. The abrasives in toothpaste can scratch your stones and bands. DON’T clean your jewelry over the sink or anywhere there is an open drain.

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What Causes Diamonds to Break

Marc Nanasi with NEI Group is today’s guest blogger. Could My Diamond ‘Break’? It’s easy to think that diamonds are invincible, after all, they rank as the hardest substance known to man on the Moh’s scale. Unfortunately, diamonds are not without their vulnerabilities. So, yes, diamonds can break. This comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that no diamond is impervious to breaking, but the good news is that it is an extremely rare occurrence. The most important step comes when selecting your diamond. Diamonds are formed within the earth and usually have identifying characteristics within them. These

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Let's Talk Jewelry

Welcome to our new blog! We are  here to talk about jewelry with you. Whether it’s tips on buying jewelry, the latest trends, historic or celebrity jewelry or even proper care for your gems, we have information to share. Our blog is written by experts in the industry–usually people who work in jewelry stores or are designers. We all share a passion for fine, quality jewelry, and want to share our expertise with you, so that your experience with jewelry, from buying it to wearing it, is a great one. Want to tell us about your most treasured necklace? Have a question about

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