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Large vintage three-stone ring.

October 06, 2017 When you hear the word gold, you probably picture something yellow. That said, you’ve likely heard the term white gold before and know it’s not yellow. White gold is, in fact, gold, and it’s made from yellow gold. So the question is, how does something yellow become something white. Alloys The base of white gold is yellow gold. The white color comes from a variety of alloys that …

June 29, 2017 There are lots of different enameling techniques. Too many to cover in one short blog post, so instead I’ll talk through some of the most commonly used and asked about techniques. Before we jump into the specific techniques it’s worth mentioning that enamel can range from transparent to opaque, with opalescent or translucent enamel falling right in the middle. People tend to be most familiar with opaque …

May 25, 2017 Gold plated vs. gold filled, what’s the difference? You’ve probably asked yourself that very question before. Maybe you’ve noticed that gold filled jewelry tends to be more expensive but beyond that, there isn’t much you can tell just by looking at a gold filled piece of jewelry next to a gold plated piece of jewelry. What is Gold Plated? It’s easiest to start by defining the term …

A spread of three large rings.

March 30, 2017 A piece of vintage jewelry often has a distinct look that sets it apart from something modern. Everything from the hand engraved details, to the style of the prongs tells a story about the era during which a piece of jewelry was made. The way a diamond is cut can also give clues about the age of a piece of jewelry. Here are a few of the …

October 04, 2016 Filigree Defined Simply put, filigree is defined as metal work created by molding a length of wire, usually gold or silver, into an ornate pattern. Traditional Filigree The definition given describes the original method for creating filigree, typical of antique jewelry. That technique would have been used to create the brooch pictured above. A jeweler would take a length of wire and mold it, soldering the wire …