Monthly Archives: June 2016

What Jewelry Should You Insure?

Think about all the jewelry you own. Maybe you only have one high-value piece you consider worth insuring, like an engagement ring. The rest might be worth less than $500 apiece. No big deal, right? We don’t claim to be...
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Lost Ring? Follow These Steps

“The moment I realized my ring was missing, I felt like crawling into a corner and never coming out. I was afraid to let my husband know, as I know how much thought he put into picking out the diamond and designing the...
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Jewelry Appraisals: What Everyone Forgets When Buying Jewelry

Buying a new piece of jewelry is exciting. You get lost in the sparkle and admire the way it graces your finger or lays just right across your collarbone. You might think beyond the initial excitement to the cost of...
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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Jewelry?

“I feel sick. I lost my ring in the lake while boating. But my homeowners insurance covers jewelry, so I’ll just give them a call.” “Wait, what? My policy doesn’t cover accidental jewelry loss?” Finding out your homeowners or renters insurance falls...
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6 Ways To Spot a Fake Diamond

1.If you have access to a diamond tester, you can test for diamonds vs. fakes. (Beware, moissanite can fool the electronic diamond testers.) 2.The transparency test. Turn your diamond upside down and place it over printed text. If you can...
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History of Engagement Rings*

Long before we learned that diamonds are forever and before they became a girl’s best friend, engagement rings were made of simpler stuff. While there‘s no historical record of the first time a man slipped a ring on the finger of the...
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Six Warning Signs Your Jewelry’s About to Break!

The all-too-familiar cycle of emotions experienced by anyone who has lost a piece of treasured jewelry. Imagine glancing down at your left hand to see your prongs holding nothing but air. A vast expanse of nothingness where your center stone...
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How do online sites like Blue Nile work?

As you probably already know, Blue Nile does not inventory any loose diamonds.  All of the loose diamonds listed on their website are all sitting in tens, if not hundreds, of vaults all over the world belonging to just as...
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Traveling? Tips to keep your jewelry safe.

Vacation season is the time to pack up your favorite outfits, along with your jewelry, so you can shine and sparkle away from home. But just as you keep your wallet safe when you’re traveling, here are some tips from...
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