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Oct
01
How to Care for Your Sapphire Jewelry


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Sapphires actually come in every color of the rainbow including pink, peach, yellow, green, and teal. When most people think of sapphires, they think of the rich blue gemstone that’s highly coveted. Blue sapphire is the most popular and expensive of blue colored stones. The bluest sapphires are bought in the united states, about half the sapphires in the world market. Sapphire is the most popular complementing stone as more consumers buy jewelry adorned with blue sapphires than with any other colored stone. Sapphire is part of the Big 3 of precious stones. The Big 3 include Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire. This gives Sapphire a major popular appeal. Sapphire is right next to diamond with...

Sep
11
Benefit of professional jewelry care products.

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Jul
24
How to care for your Ruby Jewelry

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This magnificent piece of Jewelry is provided by Regent Jewelers and can be found here: https://regentjewelers.net/products/3-70-carat-agl-no-heat-burma-ruby-and-diamond-ring?_pos=1&_sid=ed6956459&_ss=r For more information about this piece please call (305) 443-7373


Ruby is the deep, fiery red birthstone of July. The color red is generally the most intense color that is used to express the most intense emotions like anger and love. Early cultures believed that there was an immortal fire in rubies and as such, everyone had to have one. In Britain and France, among other countries, Rubies are the main gemstone to decorate royal crowns. This desire for ruby is just as great today as it always ...


Jun
11
How do I clean my Pearl Jewelry?


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Pearls are very delicate gemstones that are rated on the Mohs scale of hardness. Diamonds are a 10 on this scale (the hardest rating), while talc is the softest with a rating of 1. Pearls fall on the soft side of this scale with a rating of 2.5. This rating means that pearls can be scratched and/or damaged very easily. Acidic products may dissolve pearls. Only gentle non-abrasive products should be used to clean pearls.


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To preserve your pearls, do not allow them to come in contact with products and substances. Even repeated contact with water and/or sweat can damage pearls. Things such as cosmetics, perfume, hairspray, sunscreen, and lotion can also damage pearls. It is recommended to re...


May
24
What should I know about jewelry cleaning cloth?

A jewelry cleaning cloth is a soft fabric that may be treated with a special formula. Typically, cloths used to clean precious metals (such as silver and gold) are treated with formulas whereas cloths designed to clean diamonds and other gemstones are not treated.


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Cloths used to polish precious metals are most effective when they are treated with polishing agents. These polishing agents consist of super-fine micro-abrasives, ingredients that bind the abrasive compounds, and ingredients that enhance the shine on jewelry. Treated polishing cloths are usually made of cotton flannel. Our Rich Glo Gold & Silver Polishing Cloths are very effective at cleaning precious metals.



Polishing cloths can al...


May
09
How to care for your Emerald Jewelry

Emeralds are one of the most loved and adored gemstones. Emerald is historically one of the ‘Big 3’ Gemstones. Together, along with Sapphire and Ruby, they created more economic activity in history than all the other gemstones combined. However, as perfect and coveted these stones are, most if not all Emeralds will carry inclusions in them or ‘Surface-Reaching fractures”.


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Emeralds generally have a Mohs hardness of 7.5 to 8 which makes it perfect for use in Jewelry. However, with the numerous inclusions that are retained in most Emeralds, they become brittle and easily breakable. To combat these inclusions, commercial emeralds are fracture filled. Fracture filling is to...


Apr
19
Rose and Green Colored Gold Jewelry




Most commercial gold jewelry available is made using yellow gold. Yellow gold is made by mixing pure gold with silver, copper, and zinc alloys. It is the purest form of gold in terms of color. However, some of the most interesting jewelry designs are made with rose or green colored gold. The different colors are achieved using different alloys.


The depth of rose-colored gold indicates the amount of copper content, the deeper the red color the higher content of copper. The red color is considered more romantic of the colors of gold jewelry and pairs well with Caspian blue or Black stones. People with neutral skin tones wear rose gold exceptionally well.


Green gold is the color of harmony, re...


Mar
15
What you should NOT clean your jewelry with

Jewelry solutions containing ammonia. Ammonia is an eye irritant and is seldom used by jewelers as it has become an issue of liability.


Acids can come in many forms including organic and botanical compounds. Beware of products that contain any form of acid as they may have unexpected results.


Never use Effervescent denture cleaners for cleaning jewelry. Use products professionally designed for jewelry care. Consult a professional on what products are safe to use.


In an effort ro market a product that appeals to the latest trend, claims are sometimes made that are a little over the top, such as being, "safe to drink".


If unsure... consult a jewelry professional.


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Feb
12
A lesson on choosing Jewelry Cleaning Solutions

Some jewelry cleaning solutions sold today as "organic" are advertised as safe enough to consume internally. The sad news is that some retailers actually are ok with that claim. If you have purchased an Organic jewelry cleaning solution and were told that it it was safe enough to drink, demand a Material Safety Data Sheet. With over 30 years in this industry I would never under any circumstances recommend consuming any type of cleaning solution.


Here's why;



  • Organic compounds interact with the items you wish to clean, as soon as you add soiled jewelry to the solution. The PH level begins to lower which starts he process of reducing the effectiveness of the product.

  • Organic compounds tend to deve...

Jan
02
January Birthstone

We are kicking off the new year with an interesting fact about January's Birthstone, Garnet!


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