Jewelry Education

Gemstones

What Is The Difference Between Simulated And Genuine Gemstones?
Simulated (sometimes called synthetic) gemstones are created in laboratories and emulate the characteristics and look of genuine gemstones, but do not have the same physical properties. For example,...
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What Are Birthstones?
Birthstones are gemstones that are traditionally associated with the twelve months of the year. We offer both genuine and simulated birthstones. Certain birthstones such as diamonds, sapphires,...
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Do You Have Information About Birthstones?
January’s Birthstone: Garnet Garnet is the deep red birthstone that was worn by the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. It is thought to bring wealth, happiness and passion to its wearer. Red garnet is the...
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Jewelry Types

What Is A Grandmother's Ring?
This special ring features the gemstones of the Grandparent's children and her children's child or children. Alternatively, it can feature just the grandchild or grandchildren's birthstones. Styles...
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What Is The Diameter Of The Inside Of A Charm?
All of our charms for bracelets have a centre diameter of 4.6mm. For all item specifications, you can click on the “Item Details” on the item page.
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What Is Family Jewelry?
Family jewelry are items that carry a special meaning and significance, representing loved ones. Family jewelry can be any jewelry type such as a ring, necklace or bracelet. It is typically purchased...
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What Is A Mother's Ring?
A Mother's Ring is a symbolic ring that represents a Mother's love for her child, children or entire family. It is customary to include the parent's birthstones on a Mother's Ring, but having just...
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Do Your Charms Fit On A Pandora Bracelet?
Yes, all our charms are designed to fit on all styles of charm bracelets. All of our charms have a centre diameter of 4.6mm. For all item specifications, you can click on the “Item Details” on the...
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What Is A Daughter's Ring?
A Daughter's Ring typically has 3 gemstones with a dominant or center birthstone representing the daughter's birth month. Two smaller birthstones represent the birth month of the mother and father....
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Caring For My Jewelry

How Do I Clean My Jewelry?
We recommend you periodically clean your jewelry in warm water and mild detergent to maintain its shine. Use a toothbrush or other soft brush to dislodge any pieces of dirt that may be stuck to the...
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How Do I Care For My Jewelry?
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place. Exercise care when wearing your piece as stones can chip if hit on hard surfaces. Clean your jewelry regularly. Remove your jewelry when doing any household...
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How Should I Clean My Jewelry?
We recommend you periodically clean your jewelry in warm water and mild detergent to maintain its shine. Use a toothbrush or other soft brush to dislodge any pieces of dirt that may be stuck to the...
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How Do I Untangle My Chain?
To safely untangle your chain without damage, you will need two fine-point needles and a dab of oil (baby oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, etc.) First, place the chain on a flat surface, as holding the...
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My Sterling Silver Jewelry Is Tarnishing. What Should I Do?
Silver tarnishes due to a reaction with something in the environment which causes a chemical reaction on the surface of the metal. Everyday products such as perfumes, colognes, dishwashing soap, hair...
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Chains

What Is The Difference Between Rope And Diamond Cut Cable Chain?
The main difference between these two chain types is the look and thickness. The rope chain consists of many small links crafted to give the effect of strands spiraled together. It is a dainty thin...
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What Type Of Chains Do You Offer?
All of our pendants and name necklaces come with a corresponding chain, the style of which will depend on the metal chosen for your item. When you customize the pendant or name necklace, you will see...
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Metal Information

How Do I Store My Jewelry?
When not wearing your jewelry, we highly recommend storing it in a safe place or pouch. This helps prevent scratching and maintains the overall look and appearance of your jewellery. Always remove...
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What is Sterling Silver?
Silver is a soft, white precious metal that can be used for many things including making jewelry. Pure silver is very soft and malleable. Sterling silver used for jewelry is made of 92.5% silver and...
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What Is Hallmarking?
Hallmarking is a way to define the metal content of a piece of jewelry. Metals are tested and if they meet a certain minimal purity requirement they are marked with a specified seal called a...
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What Does the "K" Mean When Referring to Gold?
The “K" in 10K and 14K gold refers to the karat of gold. The term "karat" (K) designates the amount of gold found in a piece of jewelry. Pure gold is 24K and signifies 99.9 percent purity, the...
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What Is The Difference Between 10K AND 14K Gold?
The term "karat" designates the amount of gold found in a piece of jewelry. Jewelry is commonly made in 10K, 14K and 18K, as pure gold is mixed with other metals to produce a harder, more workable...
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What Is Cobalt?
Cobalt is a non-precious metal, typically found in men's rings. It has a look similar to white gold or platinum.
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