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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

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Becoming a Graduate Gemologist & Appraiser — My Story

This was one of the first photos I took for the website I made for the store I worked at My mom took this photo when she visited me at work — this was my office. I spent many hours here appraising jewelry, sorting… Read More

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Ten Reasons — What Makes Customers Buy Jewelry from Specific Designers

I hope you’ve been enjoying my 30 Daily Tips — after starting this project, I had no idea that it would be so impactful. With each tip I reveal I’ve been creating some powerful and thought-provoking discussions (both in my comments, as well as my question… Read More

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New Year, New You — 30 Daily Tips to Transform Your Jewelry Box

Happy New Year! Instead of setting that same goal you do every year, let’s strive for something a little different — like having the best jewelry box ever. Sure, it seems like a daunting goal and hard to achieve, but if you follow these 30 daily tips, you’ll… Read More

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6 Reasons Why Jewelry Insurance Is Crucial

GUEST POST We’ve all heard devastating stories of jewelry lost to thieves, fires and, in one noteworthy ocean liner’s case, icebergs. It’s tragic beyond words when a priceless piece of jewelry is misplaced, and it’s not hard to understand why. Jewelry is meant to be cherished, to serve as… Read More

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Top Places to Visit for Jewelry & Gem Lovers

I wanted to put together a giant running-list of places to go, things to see, museum exhibits to visit, of all the best things to do for every jewelry or gem lover! I know in my career, I’ve been to some incredible places and have been in awe of… Read More