How to tell the authenticity of a Sterling Silver Tiffany and Co. jewelry piece and how to tell a fake

Highly sought after high end brands are unfortunately counterfeited sometimes. One of the most frequently counterfeited jewelry brands is Tiffany & Co. because it is in such high demand. Tiffany & Co. makes a lot of gorgeous, highly sought after and highly collectable Sterling Silver jewelry pieces. Today we are going to take a look …

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Caring for Turquoise jewelry

Turquoise is a relatively soft stone (5-6 on the MOHS scale) and so for that reason it is fairly easy to damage and needs to be given special attention when cleaning.If your piece is just turquoise, like a raw edge or nugget turquoise necklace, warm water and a touch of dish soap is all you …

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What is a Diamond?

What is a Diamond? Diamonds are naturally occurring precious gemstones that are composed of carbon atoms and are arranged in a crystal lattice structure. This structure is one of the features that gives diamonds their unique properties. With both aesthetic and industrial applications, due to their ability to conduct heat, their extreme hardness, brilliance, and …

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What is a Carat?

What is a Carat? A carat (ct) is the standardized unit of measurement used to express the weight of individual gemstones, such as precious stones like diamonds. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams (in weight). Carats are also referred to as points, since one carat is equal to 100 points. For …

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What is a Karat?

What is a Karat? A Karat is the unit which measures the “purity” of gold, meaning, how much of a metal is gold. Since karats are based on dividing gold into 24 parts, any number of karats can be divided by 24 to find the percentage purity. 24 karat gold (24K) is the purest measurement …

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