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Jewelry Education

5 Ways To Reset A Heirloom Stone To Make Something New

Do you have a heirloom stone that has been in your family for years and was just recently passed down to you? Having something as special as a family heirloom stone creates an everlasting bond between you and your family. You love the sentiment of the piece but maybe the design or setting doesn't fit your style. We have great news for you! There are so many ways you can reset a heirloom stone and create something that you love. 

While some may choose to sell or trade their heirloom stone, resetting the stone to create something new and different is a great option for those who want to keep a family heirloom and actually want to wear it themselves. Heirloom stones are very special and hold a lot of meaning so before you start this process, consider the importance and the quality of your heirloom stone. 

If you are considering resetting your heirloom stone, here are five ideas of how to create something new, beautiful & unique to you! 

4 Effective Ways To Find A Ring Size At Home

Are you in the process of shopping for a ring? Whether it's an engagement ring for an upcoming proposal, you or your significant other's wedding bands or even a gift for a special occasion, you'll need to know one thing... the right ring size! While choosing the perfect ring for the occasion is a top priority, purchasing the ring in the correct size is just as important.If you are now realizing that you don't know your or your significant other's ring size don't panic, you're not alone. 

This is a common detail that many people don't know. That is why we are sharing four easy and effective ways to find someone's ring size in the comfort of your own home.

24K vs 18K vs 14K Gold: Which Karat Is "Better?"

 

If you're trying to figure out the "best" type of gold jewelry to buy, the answer isn't as simple as it seems. Similar to the way diamonds are measured by the four C's, gold is measured in karats. This unit of measurement tells us the percentage of gold in a piece.

Gold's prominence in the world of fine jewelry is second to none. However, pure gold is often combined with additional metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc that provide the naturally soft gold with the strength necessary to craft earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.18K and 14K are the types of gold most commonly seen in jewelry.

The karat amount accounts for not only gold's prestige and price, but coloring as well. That being said, determining the best karat gold for you is dependent on much more than gold purity and price. To answer this question, you must consider the type of jewelry, how often you will wear it,what you'll be doing when you wear it, coloring, and much more. 

24K vs 18K vs 14K vs 10K? Here are the main differences you should understand before making any buying decisions:

How Do You Begin To Add Color In Your Jewelry?

If this is a self-purchase, embrace your independence starting with or coordinating with your jewelry collection. If you are shopping for colored gemstone jewelry for a loved one, have them read this article.  This will be very helpful giving you the tools you will need to get it right.

Expert Tips for Matching Jewelry and Skin Tone

The same piece of jewelry can look a little different on everyone. Why? Certain gemstones and metals are more flattering against some skin tones than others.

By learning what works best with your skin type, you can shop for jewelry with greater confidence, knowing that the end result is sure to look fantastic.


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