Category Archives: Silver

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 […]