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  • Why Solder Your Wedding Rings?

    So, you just got married and now you have two rings—an engagement ring and a wedding band—on the fourth finger of your left hand. While some wives choose to keep these rings separate, doing so can lead to both rings becoming damaged. The best and most common way to protect these two important investments is to solder them together.
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    By Lesa Catt
  • Lesa Knows Best: Tips For Cleaning Your Jewelry

    Jewelry cleaning is essential to keeping that engagement and/or wedding ring looking brand new. Now, in order to keep those memories sparkly we need to learn how to take care of them. Here are my top three tips on keeping your jewelry looking great.
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    By Lesa Catt
  • Which Came First: The Engagement Ring Or The Wedding Ring?

    Have you ever wondered which came first: the engagement ring or the wedding ring? We go back 4800 years to find the answer, when the tradition of the ring to symbolize a special bond between two people began.
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    By Lesa Catt
  • Natural vs. Freshwater Pearls: What’s the Difference?

    You may have seen advertisements or displays of “cultured freshwater pearls” and noticed two things: the difference in price and appearance from traditional, white "natural" pearls. Why is this?
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    By Lesa Catt
  • The Origin of Wheat Carving and Engraving

    Ring designs are often deeply symbolic, conveying profound significance with small, but important colors, styles, and more. For example, wheat carving and engraving on rings is often represented with a series of detailed hash marks across the width of the ring. What does such a style symbolize? And how did this style emerge?
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    By Lesa Catt
  • Why Should I Restring My Pearls?

    Do you have a pearl necklace or bracelet? If so, did you know that your pearls can and should be regularly restrung to protect their beauty and quality?
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    By Lesa Catt
  • What is a Gemologist?

    You’ve probably heard the word “gemologist.” Yet, what, exactly, is a gemologist and what do gemologists do? Simply put, a gemologist is someone who assesses and appraises gem stones. That sounds easy enough, right? Not quite.
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  • Welcome to the Gold Definitions Blog!

    We’re excited to share useful tips and tricks about jewelry sales, repair, and custom design. Our goal is to create a library of information to help you find the best jewelry and keep it looking brilliant for many years to come.
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    By Lesa Catt