Top 6 Gemstone Jewelry Care Tips

Spring-cleaning isn’t just for closets and junk drawers; it’s also great for your jewelry box.  Knowing how to properly care for your jewelry makes a significant difference in maintaining its beauty and heirloom quality for generations to come.  Here are my top 6 tips for how to care for your bejeweled treasures.

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Labradorite: Frozen Fire Within

Coveted for centuries, Labradorite gemstones are full of mystery and wonder.  At first glance, they appears as a beautiful grey stones, then the light hits them and your eyes are delighted with shimmering flashes of peacock-blue, velvety green, and fiery orange.  Eskimo Inuit and Native American Innu of Labrador, Canada, where Labradorite gets its name, tell a beautiful tale about the birth of these gems.

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Make it Meaningful: The Art of Gift Giving

Jewelry contains the stories of our lives. We remember the person who gifted the jewels to us or who they used to belong to and the occasions we treated ourselves, celebrated and first wore them and how they make us feel.  These bits of shiny metal, sparkling stones and other beautiful materials become opportunities for storytelling and part of our legacy as beloved jewels, and they stories that go with them, are passed down through generations. The holiday season is just around the corner so rather than write the expected “what to buy” jewelry gift guide, I want to revive the art of gift giving and offer tips for how to give the perfect jewelry gift.

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Keep them Sparkling: 5 Things Every Jewelry Lover Should Know About Silver Tarnish

Tarnish is a challenge for every jewelry lover.  You go to put on your favorite jewelry pieces before heading out the door and find beloved treasures speckled with tarnish. UGH! What to do? Choose to wear a different piece, even though your first choice is perfect for your outfit and occasion, or stop and clean your jewelry… 

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Top 4 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry

As you prepare for your long-awaited vacation or next business trip the following tips will make packing jewelry for your upcoming adventure easier.  While cramming all of your favorite jewelry pieces into your luggage is appealing – hey, having lots of options is a good thing, right?  - there are safer and more efficient ways to travel with your jewelry treasures.  Who needs the stress of a tangled necklace, losing a favorite earring, or a special family heirloom getting damaged? I’m betting not you; so don’t leave your jewelry plans to the last-minute. Instead, review these helpful jewelry travel tips.

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