What Does Karat Mean?
You have heard the term karat a million times. But, what does it mean? Karat is simply the purity of gold. If 24 karat (24k) is 100% gold then 10 karat is 41.6% gold, 14 karat is 58.5 % gold, 18 karat is 75% gold and so on – you get the idea. While it is common to buy jewelry in these gold purities it isn’t necessary. We could make you a 16 karat ring very easily. (more…)
Worn Out Prongs
I wish I could tell you that, like your diamonds, the metal that holds your diamonds is forever. The prongs on your ring should hold a stone for years. However, after a period of years the prongs (more…)
Why is my white gold jewelry turning yellow?
Let me start by giving a little background. Gold always comes out of the ground yellow. Jewelers manipulate the color of the gold by adding other metals. To make “white” gold either nickel or (more…)
Can a diamond chip?
Everyone knows diamonds are hard. At 10 on the Mohs scale nothing is harder. But, while diamonds are hard they aren’t very tough. Which means diamonds can chip.