learning center

Stores Closure Due to COVID-19

Stores Closure Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE 3-20-20 This is a difficult time for all of us and we can appreciate that many of our friends and family are struggling, as we begin the fight to eradicate this virus spreading throughout our great country. I have no doubt we will persevere and become stronger and closer to each other when this crisis passes, as we…

Read More

Jewelry Care

The true value of a fine piece of jewelry lies not in the precious metals and gemstones from which it is crafted, but rather it is found in the pleasure and enjoyment that it provides you with during your lifetime. Proper care of your jewelry will insure that it retains its value, wears well and can become a keepsake or…

Read More

Is your jewelry properly insured?

Written by Robert Borneman, Gemologist Insurance companies rely on appraisals from independent jewelry professionals to establish the replacement value of an item. This value is the basis from which the proper insurance premium is calculated. Your appraisal should be updated and resubmitted to your insurance company regularly, every two to three years, in order to accurately record the current value…

Read More

Glossary

Glossary of Terms ALPACA Often confused with silver, often made in Mexico, made of mostly copper with nickel, zinc and tin ART DECO A jewelry style originated in Paris, France and popular from about 1915 until 1925. This style has distinct geometric lines and angles, lacking in rounded edges and curves ART NOUVEAU A jewelry style popular around the turn…

Read More