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What about a $300 ring?
My wife does not come from the jewelry industry, so she always asks me questions that I seem to have forgotten over the years. When I posted my las...

Your Chain Is Way More Expensive
. I’ll bet you think both of these look the same. Well, they do. The one on the left is hollow, ...

Why Does Custom Jewelry Take So Long?
So why does making a piece of custom jewelry take so long? When a manufacturer creates a piece of jewelry for mass production, they go through a process of concept, design, create a sample, modify the sample if needed, create a mold, create a master model, then make multiple waxes from the mold.

Alternative Metals, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Almost daily someone asks, “Can You Make It in Stainless?” So, why stainless? Damned if I know. Don’t get me wrong, I offer a few pieces that are 3...

Why Does My Ring Turn My Finger Black?
Oh man, I wonder how many times I’ve heard this in all the years of retail. First let me tell you. Gold does not turn your finger colors. The allo...

Why Is My White Gold Turning Yellow?
Ahh, one of the most asked questions in the jewelry industry. Why doesn’t my white gold look white anymore?Well, folks, gold comes out of the groun...

Custom Jewelry-How Is It made?
I have been chatting with friends in the business discussing the current state of “Custom Jewelry” In the industry, there are a lot of opinions on ...