Jewelry Education

Gemstones

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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What Is The Difference Between Simulated And Genuine Gemstones?
Simulated gemstones are created in laboratories and emulate the characteristics and look of genuine gemstones, but do not have the same physical properties. For example, cubic zirconia is a diamond...
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How Are Lab Diamonds Made?
Lab diamonds are created by recreating the conditions in the earth. There are three key elements, heat, pressure and carbon. The process varies in duration depending on the size. The diamond is then...
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How Do I Care For My Opal?
Opal flashes colours as the stone moves. This phenomenon is called play-of-colour and no two opals are exactly alike. Opals are cut and polished into cabochons to best feature their unique display....
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What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are man made diamonds that are physically, chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds. They are an excellent value with the same beauty as a mined diamond. Also known as...
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Do You Have Information About Birthstones?
Birthstones are colored gemstones traditionally associated with the twelve months of the year, and they often correlate with qualities we wish to emulate. Our birthstone jewelry is hand-crafted and...
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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 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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How Do I Care For My Opal?
Opal flashes colours as the stone moves. This phenomenon is called play-of-colour and no two opals are exactly alike. Opals are cut and polished into cabochons to best feature their unique display....
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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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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 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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What Is Tungsten?
Tungsten is the most scratch-resistant metal known to man. It is very affordable, and has a nice weight to it (similar to gold). It is also a great option for people who work in highly-physical jobs,...
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