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Partner Spotlight: Yael Designs

From time to time, we like to spotlight one of our partners with whom we're proud to do business. This month, we're zooming in on a widely acclaimed custom jewelry designer - Yael Designs.Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, Yael Designs is an award winning design house widely recognized for bold and opulent jewelry. Founded by [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Jewelry for a Christmas Gift

We admit we're partial to our favorite thing in life - jewelry, which is why we've been in the business for over 30 years! Still, when it comes to Christmas shopping, you shouldn't rule out jewelry for a special gift. Here are the 10 top reasons why:1. Small is better. When dealing with all of [...]

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White Gold vs. Yellow Gold

The debate over white gold v.s. yellow gold is really a matter of personal preference, as both metals represent true gold. However, there are some subtle differences that may affect your buying decision.First, some hard, gold facts. All gold in its natural, pristine form is a rich reddish yellow color and is soft, quite heavy [...]

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Gold and Gems Quiz

Just for the fun of it, we created a quiz for you to test your knowledge on our favorite subject - gold and gems. Give it a try! There's only one correct answer to each question, and each one is worth 5 points. Correct answers are provided below. Good luck! 1. Which gem has the least [...]

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Forever One Moissanite: A Thrifty And Environmentally Conscious Alternative To Buying A Natural Diamond Engagement Ring

Though it is only available in limited quantities, the Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite gemstone is now in stock at GoldandGems.com. Forever One Moissanite is quickly becoming the thrifty alternative to traditional diamonds. This new lab grown gemstone is colorless, and is 100% conflict free. It is also priced far below the leading diamond alternative, The Amora Gem.Lab grown [...]

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The Amora Gem Ultra vs The Original Amora Gem

The Amora Gem Ultra is an improvement in the cutting style over the original Amora Gem, and the Amora Gem Ultra round cuts, and Amora Gem cushion cuts have now received a perfectly distinctive hearts and arrows pattern that enhances the fire and scintillation. The Amora Gem Ultra was named to distinguish it from the other Amora Gems that [...]

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Jacques Michel Watches and the Test of Quality

Jacques Michel Watches and the Test of Quality Carbon Fiber Dial Since we introduced Jacques Michel watches almost a year ago, we've been asked a lot of questions about the watch's quality relative to other fine brands. Particularly, customers [...]

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Lashbrook - A Pioneer in Wedding Bands

Lashbrook - A Pioneer in Wedding BandsBlack Zirconium Mokume On occasion, we like to recognize one of our jewelry designer partners on our blog. This time around, we'll place the spotlight on a relatively new partner with uniquely specialized designs - Lashbrook. What makes Lashbrook so unique? For one thing, Lashbrook is only for men. The [...]

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Today's Hottest Wedding Trends

Today's Hottest Wedding Trends Your wedding planning lends itself to unlimited creativity that uniquely reflects the tastes of you and your partner. For a glimpse of what the latest wedding trends are, look no farther than here. Go West - Yes, weddings [...]

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