Category Archives: Jewelry Guides

Matching Jewelry and Stones to Marsala & Pantone’s Other Spring 2015 “En Plein Air” Color Choices – A Hunter Ridge Spring Jewelry Guide

Pantone’s annual color report is out and its time to consider the jewelry that best compliments the season’s colors and attitude. Spring is generally a time for awakenings – metaphorically and physically – and is thus a great time to … Continue reading

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JEWELRY as an INVESTMENT for the Regular Person

  Contrary to popular belief, jewelry can be a valuable and dependable form of investment — if it is acquired intelligently with a focus on current value.  In fact, for most of human history, jewelry was a simple, dependable and … Continue reading

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The Difference between Silver, Sterling Silver, 900 Silver, 800 Silver, Alpaca, Nickel Silver and Silver Plated Jewelry

This article looks at the difference between the various metals used for jewelry that include the word “Silver” or are often mistaken for silver. It is a companion piece to our article on gold and gold jewelry. If you buy … Continue reading

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How to tell Real Amber vs Fake Amber Jewelry and Everything In Between

This is a home guide for distinguishing real amber from fake amber. We welcome your comments! The warm glow and smooth feel of natural amber has captivated humanity for thousands of years. This unique gem falls within the class of … Continue reading

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Moonstones in Jewelry: The Timeless Allure of Diffracted Light

Visible light diffraction occurs when a traveling light wave meets an obstacle and bends to find an outlet, a common occurrence in many gemstones,  but the defining characteristic of high grade moonstones.  In fact,  the cut, setting, and ultimate value … Continue reading

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Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

Lapis Lazuli’s exotic blue color works equally well in both gold and silver jewelry. It ranges from a fine ultramarine blue to a light-blue, almost gray, color and hits every point of saturation in between. Like many gemstones, it has … Continue reading

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Victorian Jewelry – Victorian Brooches

It’s time for Victorian to come back into style! Keeping with that, we hope to do a short series on Victorian Jewelry and are going to begin with brooches….. The Victorian Era ran during the reign of Queen Victoria of … Continue reading

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