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GET THE LOOK: Mini Letter Charm + Initial Charm Necklace

GET THE LOOK: Mini Letter Charm + Initial Charm Necklace

WHY I LOVE IT

The Engraved Initial Necklace and Mini Letter Charm is my all-time favorite charm pairing! The contrast between the two is perfection.

This duo also makes for a thoughtful gift to a parent of two. The difference between the charms is a lovely representation of how each child is their own little person...

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What's the deal with 10k gold?

What's the deal with 10k gold?

10K GOLD IS HAVING A MOMENT. IT'S BEEN DUBBED AFFORDABLE LUXURY.

LET'S UNPACK THAT...


10k gold is technically the lowest karat of gold that's still considered "fine" so marketing it as fine jewelry is fair. However, if you don't know that karat gold is, then it's hard to be an informed shopper...

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How to Remove Tarnish from Your Jewelry

How to Remove Tarnish from Your Jewelry

AN EASY STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CLEANING YOUR STERLING SILVER (AND SOLID GOLD) JEWELRY WITH EVERYDAY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

 

Tarnish, ugh. The culprit behind dull grey silver jewelry and many frowny faces, but did you know it's just a simple reaction between silver and sulfur in the air?

Silver + SulfurSilver Sulfide

When you put tarnished jewelry into an aluminum foil bowl and add baking soda + boiling water you trigger a reaction between...

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What You Need to Know about Gold and Gemstone Mining

What You Need to Know about Gold and Gemstone Mining

Updated May 11, 2022

LET'S START HERE.

The stories of an earth-grown diamond and a shiny 14k gold band both begin in a mine. Mining is the extraction of minerals and other geological materials from deposits far beneath the earth’s surface. Gold, diamonds, and other gemstones are mined worldwide, with the vast majority coming from small-scale “artisanal” operations, often within the informal sector.

It’s estimated that about 90 million carats of rough diamonds and 1,600 tons of gold are mined for jewelry every year, generating over $300 billion in revenue. When sustainability is a top priority for a consumer...

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What You Need to Know about Lab Grown Diamonds

What You Need to Know about Lab Grown Diamonds

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LAB GROWN DIAMOND AND A NATURALLY GROWN DIAMOND?

The one difference between the two is origin. One is grown in a lab and one below the Earth’s surface.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

A lab grown diamond is made with technology that replicates the process of a naturally made diamond by simulating the conditions of extreme heat and pressure. The result is...

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What's the Difference between Solid Gold, Gold Vermeil and Gold Filled?

What's the Difference between Solid Gold, Gold Vermeil and Gold Filled?

SOLID GOLD

Solid gold is a term used to refer to various designations of karat gold. Pure 24k gold is actually too soft and weak to be used for jewelry production, thus the creation of gold alloys. Technically speaking an alloy is a mixture of metals (ex.: gold + silver + copper).

14k and 18k are the most commonly used in jewelry production. 14k gold is comprised...

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