Author Archives: Julianne Jacobs

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 […]

Luxury Watch Guide: Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is every luxury watch collector’s must-have. From helping divers discover the deep to saving James Bond from precarious perches, its iconic status in the industry is unmatched. Today, the Submariner is the gold standard of dive watches. It reigns as one of the most famous luxury watches created. So, want to learn […]

J. Lo’s Green Diamond

Photo of a green diamond and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’s love don’t cost a thing, but she still got a pretty solid engagement ring from Ben Affleck! J. Lo’s newest engagement ring features an 8.5-carat ultra-rare green diamond with white diamonds. Affleck and Lopez were previously engaged in the early 2000s, so this is technically their second engagement and second engagement ring. The […]

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 […]

Fancy a Color Diamond?

Are you looking for a unique twist to the traditional diamond? Then, we have just the stone for you, no matter what your favorite color is. Read on to learn more about fancy color diamonds! About The Fancy Color Diamond According to GIA, a diamond falls under the category of fancy color if it is […]

September Birthstone Spotlight: Sapphire

September Birtstone: Sapphire

Those born in September are lucky enough to call the sapphire their birthstone. Sapphire is also the gemstone for the 5th and 45th anniversaries. Read on to learn more fun facts about the September birthstone! About The September Birthstone The sapphire comes from the corundum family, which includes rubies. Blue sapphires have adorned crowns and […]

All About The Type Two American Silver Eagle

Sometimes, even the classics need a makeover. That’s why the American mint decided to give the iconic Eagle line of coins a refresh. Designed by Emily Dastra, the updated obverse and reverse sides of Type Two American Eagle coins are sporting a new look featuring some familiar faces. Read on to learn more about the […]