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10 Must-Have Crystals for Your Gem Collection

Just starting out collecting rocks, minerals and crystals? Or if you already have a collection, which stones are definite must-haves? Here's my list of my top ten favorites which I think should be in every collection... Read More

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What I Learned at JTV’s Experience Conference in Knoxville, TN

I attended the JTV Experience last week -- a three-day conference which brings together lots of jewelry and gem enthusiasts to Jewelry Television's headquarters in Knoxville, TN. Read about what I learned and then some... Read More

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My Favorite Way of Cleaning Gold Jewelry — An Ultrasonic

I get asked ALL the time -- what is the best way to clean your jewelry? I recommend an ultrasonic cleaner, as it the most efficient way to completely clean your karat gold jewelry. In this video, I take you step-by-step on using this Elma Sonic from Rio Grande! I also give you a link to buy the ultrasonic that I'm using in the video, which I completely recommend. Read More

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40 Diamond Facts I Learned While Attending the Gemological Institute of America

Diamonds are fun to learn about and when I attended the Gemological Institute of America, I definitely learned more than I ever realized I could possibly know about these incredible jewels. I recently found my notes from my diamond classes and put together this list of 40 diamond facts...enjoy! Read More

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What I Learned at AGS Conclave 2018

AGS Conclave is a three-day jewelry trade conference that combines education, networking and fun. It happens every year in a different location and this year was especially exciting because it was in Nashville (where I live). Here is a complete guide to everything I learned in the seven classes I took (just to let you know, there were over 80 different learning sessions and I learned SO MUCH just from seven of those). Read More

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Conclave 2018 — Here’s Your Guide to Nashville

Are you headed to Music City this April for AGS Conclave?! If you need recommendations on where to eat or what to do while you're here, I've got you covered--I've called Nashville home since 2008. Read More