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Demystifying Opal — What is Boulder Opal

One of my favorite gemstones is OPAL — so it comes as no surprise I often sell lots of opal pieces over on shopGemGossip. Recently, I sold out of the boulder opal pendants I posted, which gained a lot of attention for their beauty but also a… Read More

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5 Easy Steps to Insure the Jewelry that Means the Most to You

Many people are aware they should insure their jewelry, but may fear the task of another policy or payment to worry about, or they assume that it is included in their homeowner’s insurance policy. And while nobody plans to lose their jewelry, it happens to the best of us. Read More

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Why the Jewelry Industry Needs to Join Tik Tok & Ten Best Tips

We’re 150 or so days deep into quarantine, so by now you may or may not have fallen into the black hole that is Tik Tok. In my opinion, it is more addicting than any other social media app out there and is able to waste time at dangerously… Read More

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Black & POC Fine Jewelry Designers, Stores & Dealers

It’s extremely disheartening to see the cyclical headlines, as it doesn’t seem like America is making progress in racial equality & unity. Protests have ignited across the country in response to the latest wave of violent acts against Black Americans and we can no longer stay silent or continue… Read More

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2020 Jewelry & Design Trends

Several weeks ago I asked everyone in an Instagram question — what are some trends you’ve been noticing in regards to jewelry. I made sure to point out that I highly dislike the word “trend,” however there’s not really a more superior word that describes something… Read More

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How to Support Local Jewelers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Hope everyone is staying safe inside and keeping healthy during this crazy time. I’m not one who watches the news, so the first time I heard of coronavirus was when I traveled to Tucson for the gem shows earlier this year. I don’t think anyone could have predicted… Read More