Category Archives: Jewelry

Why You Should Avoid Pawning Jewelry

Pawn shop from the old West, where pawning jewelry likely occurred

When you first think of pawning jewelry or pawn shops, you may think of the TV show “Pawn Stars,” or maybe even a Quentin Tarantino film. However, pawn shops aren’t just an American practice, although more than 30 million Americans use pawn shops yearly. The practice of pawning has been around for centuries, dating back […]

Tips To Distinguish Real Jewelry From Fake

Jeweler examining a diamond with a loupe

Humans have spent thousands of years entranced by gemstones and precious metals. In some ways, we’re like fish – we’re attracted to shiny things! That’s why jewelry and gemology are such fascinating subjects with rich histories. It’s also why it’s so difficult to tell the real deal from the imitation. While costume jewelry and diamond […]

How to Disinfect Your Jewelry

We’re all washing our hands more frequently these days — or at least, we should be. It’s one of the most important components of stopping the spread of COVID-19. But do you disinfect your jewelry? What about your watch? According to the CDC, studies have shown that skin underneath rings contains more germs than skin […]

The Celebrity Engagement Rings of 2019

2019 was a big year for celebrities getting down on one knee. While we’re entertained by every aspect of celebrity engagements and weddings, we do pay attention to one aspect in particular: the celebrity engagement rings, of course! Here are our favorite celeb sparklers from this past year: Scarlett Johansson View this post on Instagram […]

July Birthstone Spotlight: Ruby

Those of you with July birthdays already know your birth month is full of fiery fun. Whether it’s the heat of summer or firecrackers on Independence Day, July has as much vibrancy as its birthstone: the ruby! What’s in a ruby? According to GIA, “chromium is the trace element that causes a ruby’s red, which […]

June Birthstone Spotlight: Moonstone, Pearl & Alexandrite

Lucky you, June babies! You have not one, not two, but THREE lovely gemstones to choose from as your birthstone. Most consider pearls as the primary birthstone for the month of June, while Moonstone and Alexandrite are alternatives. All of these stones are rich in their own unique beauty and history. Keep reading to find […]