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  • What is Estate Jewelry?

    May 17, 2016
    Estate jewelry is the term for a collection of previously owned jewelry. This can also include significantly older pieces that are vintage or antique, although there are many which contain newer, modern items as well. Why Buy Estate Jewelry? Purchasing estate jewelry can be the perfect way to acquire unique items, such as rings, earrings, and necklaces which cannot be found in average department stores. Many collectors often look to estate sales when searching for one-of-a-kind pieces that can add value to their collections. Estate jewelry can not only offer distinctive items, but also pieces that come from specific time periods, giving them historical value as well as monetary. Is It a Good Idea to Buy Secondhand Jewelr ...
  • Jewelry or Jewellery: Which is the Right Spelling?

    May 9, 2016
    Have you written a word one way, then the other, and thought that whichever way you wrote it, it just looks wrong? Or maybe your spell check program has flagged one spelling or the other, but you feel sure that either is correct. One such word people often get confused about is jewelry – wait, or is it jewellery… The reason that it’s so easy to get confused about the spelling of those beautiful ornaments we like to decorate our bodies with is that there are technically two different correct spellings – although one is primarily used in North America and the other outside of North America. British and American English, as they are commonly known, differ from one another in a number of ways, and one of those ways i ...
  • The History and Meaning Behind Birthstone Jewelry

    April 15, 2016
    Birthstones are the specific gemstones that have been assigned to each month of the year. Each has its own special meaning and history. Traditionally, each month is associated with one stone, but a few months have multiple stones attached to them. The history of birthstones dates back to Biblical times. The book of Exodus describes the Breastplate of Aaron, a religious garment, which contained 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel. The ancient scholar Josephus later determined that the 12 stones correlated to the 12 signs of the zodiac. It became popular belief that each stone had powers of luck, healing and prosperity if worn during its assigned month. In order to take full advantage of this idea, a person woul ...
  • Bracelets for Men: How to Pull It Off with Style

    April 13, 2016
    In the past few years, bracelets and wrist fashion have become more popular among men. It’s a subtle way for men to show off their personalities without going over the top, which can be difficult in the corporate world of business suits and clean, white shirts. Bracelets may not be for everyone, but if done right they can add a subtle fashion touch to your wardrobe. Many designers and jewelry experts stress that you have to feel confident about wearing any type of jewelry in order to look good in it. If you feel uneasy about adding accessories, chances are people will be able to tell. An article in Vogue suggests: “As it turns out, a strong accessories game may actually be an indicator of character and defined sense ...
  • 5 Unique Pendant Necklaces for Your Anniversary

    March 21, 2016
    With a new year well under way, it’s probably time to start thinking about an anniversary gift for your significant other. While chocolate and flowers are nice, jewelry almost always tops the cake for a celebratory occasion such as an anniversary. And while your gal or guy may love the bling, it doesn't mean that they want the same cliché heart necklace that every other couple already has. There are many pendant necklaces aside from the traditional heart-shape that can show your love and devotion while offering a more personalized feel and design. Pendants come in a wide variety of styles, from modern-set gemstones to vintage diamond cuts, so it's easier than ever to pick a pendant that your loved one can incorporate ...
  • Designer Spotlight: James Avery

    February 12, 2016
    “To celebrate life through the beauty of design.” This is the motto that the folks at James Avery Jewelry follow to provide customers with beautiful, meaningful pieces that express the joys of faith and living life to the fullest. Today, James Avery jewelry has risen to high popularity, but the company came from modest beginnings, including a budget of just $250 in 1954. Its founder, James Avery himself, wanted to design jewelry that would hold special meaning for his customers and commemorate life’s milestones. From his garage in Texas, Avery began creating Christian-themed jewelry and releasing his own catalogues in order to attract buyers. As Avery’s jewelry began to catch fire in the market, the company moved ...
  • Estate Jewelry Shopping Do’s and Don’ts

    October 2, 2015
    Antique collectors will agree with us when we say there’s really something special about buying vintage items, especially antique jewelry. Take a beautiful antique estate wedding ring for instance. Is it just us or does it feel that much more special because it has already been the center of a lifetime of love and affection? Not only is estate jewelry beautiful because of its antiquity, but also because of the previous lives and stories they took part in. Unfortunately, the worth of antique and estate jewelry is also seen by crooks looking to make a quick buck passing off brand new pieces as high value antiques. If you’re not careful, you may end up paying an arm and a leg for something that is newer than some of the ...
  • Understanding Estate Jewelry

    September 11, 2015
    What does it mean when you read "estate engagement ring" or "vintage diamond bracelet"?  Many people aren't quite sure exactly what estate jewelry is or how it differs from vintage and antique jewelry. So let’s clarify all three terms right now: Estate Jewelry: You may think that estate jewelry comes from an estate sale or from someone who is deceased, but that's not necessarily the case. Estate jewelry is just a way to refer to any previously owned piece of jewelry. It can be relatively new and modern or very old. There are many reasons why jewelers buy pre-owned jewelry to sell: it can, like buying a pre-owned car, offer a lot more diamond for a customer's dollar; it can also offer unique styles you may not see in ...