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Jewelry Industry Job Postings Listed on Gem Gossip

I am launching a new Instagram @JewelryJobs where I'll be posting as many job openings I can find in the jewelry industry. Find out why I've decided to do this and more, and be sure to follow on Instagram if you're looking for that dream job... Read More

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Decoding the New Definition of a Diamond

Today on the blog, I'm explaining the differences between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds. While real diamonds and ones that are produced in a lab may look similar to the naked eye, there are significant differences in heritage, value, growth structure, and most importantly: rarity. Read More

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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