Unveiling the Magic: The Art of Raw Casting and the Lost Wax Method in Jewelry Making

Introduction In the captivating world of jewelry craftsmanship, the journey from raw materials to a wearable masterpiece is a blend of tradition, innovation, and artistry. At the heart of this process lies raw casting, a time-honored technique that transforms molten metal into intricate jewelry. Within this realm, the lost wax method plays a pivotal role, adding a touch of ancient … Read More

Opal in October

How did those October ladies luck out with their opal birthstone? Maybe the simple alliteration of “October opals” or the stones’ multi-colored hue reminiscent of fall influenced the decision. Regardless, women around the world, whether born in October or not, seem to be falling in love again with the beautiful gemstone. Opals have been trending, particularly with millennials, some of … Read More

How to Care for Silver Jewelry

The best way to care for silver jewelry is with a polishing cloth specially designed for silver. Gold, platinum and diamond jewelry is best cleaned with mild soapy water. Even better is to visit your local jeweler. They will check your jewelry and use an ultrasonic machine to remove dirt, lotions etc., and a properly ventilated polishing wheel to brighten … Read More

Beware of Terminology: Red Sapphire vs. Ruby; What is the Difference?

The easiest way to distinguish the two is by starting with an understanding of Sapphire. Sapphire is the fancy name for the naturally occurring translucent mineral Corundum. The varying colors of Sapphire come from imperfections in the mineral. A Ruby is formed when Corundum has an imperfection of chromium. This gives a ruby its deep red color. So, then what … Read More