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You're Cleaning Your Diamond Ring Wrong

BY : Esther Meir

But no worries. Here's how to clean your diamond ring the Right Way.

 

 

Before you bring your Diamond Ring in for an Appraisal, you've got to make it look its best. You wouldn't go to a job interview without showering would you? (We hope not).

So don't let Your Diamonds go to their appraisal without a shower of their own.

Clear and shiny diamonds are what will get you those higher profits. Not dusty, rusty stones.

A clean ring not only looks more impressive, but is more impressive. 

You want the jewelry appraiser to truly see your diamond ring for what it is and what it's worth. A good scrubbing will go a long way, letting you  show off every wonderous aspect of your ring: the meticulously cut diamond, the ornately designed prongs, and the carefully crafted setting.

 

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Topics: Selling Diamonds, Diamonds

Do You Know Why You're Wearing It? Jewelry and Its Many Meanings

BY : Gladys Teng

On the most superficial level, jewelry can be thought of as nothing more than a fashion item.

It is commonly worn to enhance or complement an outfit, especially for formal events that showcase elegance and style

But if you dig a little deeper and look beyond Western ideals, you will find that in many cultures, jewelry represents more than simply wearable decoration.

 

In many cultures, jewelry is often worn for luck and superstition. Family heirlooms are passed down to honor tradition and the bonds between generations. In short, jewelry is worn not only for aesthetically pleasing purposes, but often for sentimental or social intents.

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Topics: Jewelry, Colored Gems

An Expert Guide to Ring Settings

BY : Emily Zimmer

When choosing an engagement ring, all anyone can seem to talk about is the diamond.

Diamond this, diamond that…

Square cut, clarity, and did you see the size of that thing?

What most people don’t know is that the ring setting (or mounting) - the little home for your precious

 diamond - is truly where it’s at.

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Topics: Diamonds, Engagement Rings

NYC Antique Jewelry And Watch Show

BY : Taylor Carty

The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show took place this past month from July 27-29 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. As explained by the shows official site, this immersive antique and estate jewelry showcase provides attendees with a unique experience, allowing them access to authentic, uniqe, and historical merchandise. Over one hundred of the world's most elect jewelers and dealers gathered at the showcase, as the New York Antique & Watch Show fearlessly attracts antique jewelry aficionados, seasoned collectors, fashion trendsetters, well-known celebrities, and socialites.


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Topics: Watches, Antique Jewelry, Buying Jewelry

The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition: Patek Philippe + The Kips Bay Boys And Girls Club

BY : Taylor Carty

Renowned watch company Patek Philippe has collaborated with 

the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club to bring a captivating display of luxury timepieces for the public to see. Running from July 13th to July 23rd, 2017 at the Cipriani on 42nd street in NYC, this 11-day public exhibition showcased Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing and insight into the company’s 178-year history. A commemorative catalog is available for attendees to purchase during the exhibition. This catalog highlights the luxury timepieces, rare handcrafts, and current novelties created by Patek Philippe.

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Topics: Watches, Antique Jewelry, Art