Category: Jewelry Information, Care and Repair

Basic information, and how to keep your jewelry looking its best and what to do if you need jewelry or watch repair.

Birthstone November | Citrine & Topaz

The traditional birthstones for November are Citrine & Topaz. Name: Topaz ~ Sanskrit for fire. Citrine ~ French for Lemon. Colors: Topaz ~ red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow, brown and pale blues. Citrine ~ yellow, yellow-brown & reddish-brown. Legends: Topaz was thought by the Greeks to increase strength and make it’s wearer invisible. Citrine was carried as protection from…

Make a Three Stone Diamond Ring All Your Own!

For those of you that haven’t heard the charming story behind the three stone ring this blogs for you. DeBeers started the “Past, Present & Future” campaign a few years back and it’s powerful meaning took the jewelry industry by storm. The story goes…the first side diamond represents past love, the center and larger diamond represents present love and the…

Is the Largest Diamond Find a Huge Hoax?

Wow is this one getting fishy! – According to Reuters, one of the first method used to test if the mineral found was a diamond was a garage grinder! The property developer, Brett Jolly, who isn’t in the diamond business stated “We put it on a garage grinder and it didn’t scratch, so what can it be?” …..What? No gemological…

Jewelry Care Tip: Avoiding Costly Repairs for Jewelry and Watches

This tip will definitely save you some money at some point in your life! Avoid putting your jewelry on over hard surfaces.Some of the most heart breaking repairs come into our store because clients have accidentally dropped their prized possession on the marble floor while trying to put the item on. We see everything from shattered watch crystals to chipped…

Pearl Care: How to Keep Your Pearls Shining!

These pearl care suggestions are from Yvel and we thought we would pass them on to you since this is a question we get asked all the time. We are fortunate to represent Yvel pearls as well as Mikimoto, and when people invest their hard earned money on top quality pearls they want to take care of them. After all,…

How To: How do I Know What Bracelet Size is Best For Me?

“I want to purchase a John Hardy bracelet but don’t know what size to get? How do I know what size my wrist is?” Susan from Chicago Okay guys, I get asked this question all the time while working in customer service at JRDunn.com. HOW DO I FIND OUT MY BRACELET SIZE? And, this is the simplest way that I…