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Tips for Buying Amethyst Jewelry

Amethyst belongs to the quartz group of minerals, and it is one of the most precious and valuable members of that category of gems. Amethyst is part of the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its coveted violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities. Without these color-adding substances, amethyst would simply be ordinary colorless quartz. [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Amethyst, Buying Guides, Gemstones, Jewelry|10,879 Comments

How to Tell Real Gold from Fake

When it comes to buying gold jewelry, the buyer should always beware. While gold is undoubtedly one of the world’s most precious metals, it’s also notoriously easy to fake. However, there are a few simple ways to tell if you’re looking at the real deal or just an imposter. The tips below should help. #1 [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Buying Guides, Gold|8,507 Comments

A Shoppers Guide to Rock Crystal Jewelry

Rock crystal, also known commonly as quartz, might not be the most precious of gemstones. But when cut cleanly and polished up nicely, it has a unique and versatile beauty all its own. It also affords some great looks for significantly less than what you’d pay for a finer gemstone such as a diamond, ruby [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Buying Guides, Rock crystal|8,355 Comments

6 Smart Tips for Buying Pearl Jewelry

Sleek and sophisticated, there’s a certain attraction to pearl jewelry that has stood the test of time for centuries. Of course, a lot has changed through the years with pearls, particularly the fact that cultured, or farm-raised, pearls are now the primary source of the gems. One thing that has stayed consistent is the approach [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Buying Guides, Pearl|10,876 Comments

5 Common Diamond Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Chances are good that a diamond will be involved in the most important jewelry purchase that you will make in your lifetime. And even if you’re in the market for a different form of diamond jewelry than an engagement ring, it’s still a major purchase that involves a substantial amount of money. Considering all this, [...]

By |September 24th, 2016|Buying Guides, Diamond|5,050 Comments

Tips for Consumers for Buying Ruby Jewelry

There’s no question that buying a piece of jewelry with precious gemstones is a major investment. And the more precious the stone, the more serious the investment becomes. That requires a measure of caution and care on the part of the buyer. This is certainly true when it comes to buying ruby jewelry, and there [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Buying Guides, Ruby|8,565 Comments