You don’t have to avoid wearing silver and copper jewelry just because you have had a bad experience with discoloration (tarnishing) or skin reaction? Here are a few simple steps which will allow you to enjoy wearing metal jewelry without any problems.
Gemstone heat treatments can turn mediocre pieces into items of great beauty. Heating a gem to a specific temperature and then cooling it is a common procedure in the gem world. This can improve a gem’s color and sometimes even its clarity. Such treatments do a number of good things for our budgets as well as the environment, since more rough material coming out of the ground becomes useful for its beauty. Here you’ll find a summary of the most commonly used gemstone heat treatments and tools as well as some safety tips for novice gemologists and gem cutters.
Ever wonder exactly what is meant by certain terminology used by jewellers such as "fabrication" or "casting"? What are the 4Cs of gemstone evaluation? What does "faceted" mean? What is a cabochon? What is the difference between Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Silver-filled, Silver-plated and German Silver? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article.