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Opal Info ~ October Birthstone

The October birthstone is Opal so we dug up a few fun facts for you. The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed it can

Appraisal vs. Evaluation

DO YOU NEED AN APPRAISAL OR AN EVALUATION A large part of our daily business has to do with determining if a piece of jewelry, watch, etc. has any value.  There are several criteria with

Birthstone Updates ~ Summer

A birthstone is the "gemstone associated with the date of one's birth, the wearing of which is commonly thought to bring good luck or health. Supernatural powers have long been attributed by astrologers to certain

What is Estate Jewelry

When most people think of Estate Jewelry, they imagine jewelry that might have belonged to a relative from Victorian times (or earlier). Jewelry that might have been worn in the Roaring 20's, called Art Nouveau

Jewelry Care and Maintenance

JEWELRY MAINTENANCE...JUST LIKE YOUR VEHICLE... We're talking today about Jewelry Maintenance. Just like your vehicles, house, animals, and yourself, your jewelry needs to be maintained in order for you to realize the maximum pleasure from

Have Trust in Your Jeweler

WHY OLDE GOLD?? JJ is one of our master jewelers The jewelry business is built on TRUST...From the Jeweler themselves being trusted by the supplier to the Buyer, being able to trust that

June Birthstone

The June birthstone is Pearl. Pearls have been a passion and even an obsession of people throughout the ages. Only those with royal status once wore pearl jewelry, but eventually these gems were seen among

My Grandmother’s Jewerly

  Have you ever known someone who has a piece of estate jewelry, handed down from their Mother or Grandmother?  They have a ring, a watch, or a pendant that has been in the family