Is Hand Sanitizer Harming Your Jewelry?

Is Hand Sanitizer Harming Your Jewelry?

Who knew that we would be using hand sanitizer so much? And is all that hand sanitizer harming your jewelry? No, it isn’t – in most cases. Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and completely safe for most jewelry. However, you should keep it away from any...
Eco-Friendly Diamonds?

Eco-Friendly Diamonds?

Since lab-created diamonds came on the scene a few years ago much has been made about how environmentally friendly they are.  And if lab-created diamonds are environmentally friendly then natural diamonds must not be since they must be mined right?  Let’s dive...
Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds (Also called conflict diamonds) – uncut or rough diamonds that are sold to fund war or other atrocities. We like to know the facts surrounding an issue.  I’ll tell you what I know about blood diamonds. I’ll include links to relevant...
Gold’s dirty little secret

Gold’s dirty little secret

People have loved gold for thousands of years.  But, beautiful gold jewelry has some dirty little secrets.  Let me shine some light on some common gold mining practices and mention an alternative. Gold mining is terrible for the environment It is still common for...
Wish-list Party Recap

Wish-list Party Recap

With the help of our amazing clients and friends we were able to raise nearly $6,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington and Alaska.  Thank you to all who supported us in this endeavor.  
Wish List Party

Wish List Party

Please join us for our “Making Wishes Come True” day Saturday November 2nd, from 10-4.  Plateau Jewelers will make a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation for every item you add to your wish-list.  Proceeds from the sale of a Hearts On Fire star necklace...
Diamond Color – the second most important “C”

Diamond Color – the second most important “C”

In a previous post I made a case for Cut being the most important of the four C’s.  The second most import C is color.  Color is one of the easiest things to notice about a diamond.  You might not know the color grade of a diamond but you will notice right away...
White Gold vs. Platinum

White Gold vs. Platinum

How do you choose between white gold and platinum?  There are 3 reasons to choose platinum over white gold.  First, platinum prongs wear better than white gold.  On average white gold prongs wear out in approximately 10 years.  Platinum prongs on the other hand should...
The most important “C” of the 4C’s

The most important “C” of the 4C’s

Almost everyone has heard about the 4C’s of a diamond – Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut.  But, is one of these C’s more important than the others and why?  What we like most about diamonds is their sparkle.  And, the C that is responsible for sparkle...
Jewelry Cleaning and Inspection

Jewelry Cleaning and Inspection

This is our Public Service Announcement.  Having your engagement ring cleaned and inspected by a jewelry professional is much more important than you think.  We recommend you have your ring checked for worn prongs, loose diamonds, chipped gems, and cracks in the metal...
Did you switch my diamond?

Did you switch my diamond?

Diamond identification is key to your peace of mind.  We get asked the above question all the time.  And the answer is simple.You need to know the birthmarks (inclusions in your diamond.  In a few minutes we can show you your diamond through a microscope and plot...