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Diamond Certificates

Diamond certificates from independent organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) provide a diamond grading report, that gives you valuable information about the 4 C's that were taken into consideration when the diamond was priced.

It's important that you be sure to get the diamond's certificate that you are interested in. You could be paying more than the market value of the diamond.

Diamond Certificates and Appraisals

While understanding the 4 C’s in determining how to buy a diamond, you should also learn how to read diamond certificates. These certificates describe in detail the facts about the diamond in its unmounted state. Perhaps you have a specific diamond you want to have professionally appraised by an independent organization.

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Diamonds are Forever

diamond anniversary ringSome time ago you both made a promise. A promise to each other. Now it’s time to recognise that you both meant that promise, and that now you both still mean it.

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Silver Jewelry

How to Keep Your Sterling Silver Jewelry Tarnish Free

Keeping your sterling silver jewelry tarnish free can seem like an impossible task. For those of you who wear your silver on a regular basis, you know that it seems you can literally take your polished silver earrings off one night only to have them start to look yellowish by morning.

Although it seems like an impossible task to keep this from happening, with just a few easy steps you can help prevent your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing. Even if it does begin to tarnish, if you can catch it in its early stages, you can easily remedy the situation.

The first thing you need to realize is that tarnish is typically caused by things that we do or wear. Perfume, lotions, sweaty skin and hair products can all cause your jewelry to begin to tarnish. If you take your jewelry off without wiping off the residue from these things, you are contributing to the tarnish. When you add the fact that most people leave their sterling silver jewelry sitting out, exposed to the air most of the time, tarnish becomes inevitable.

For this reason, you need to start to change your habits when putting on and removing jewelry. Before you put any jewelry on, you should make sure your lotion and perfume has soaked into your skin and all hair products, especially hairspray, should be applied. When you are removing your silver jewelry, you should take a few seconds to wipe it off with a soft cloth such as an old t-shirt or flannel shirt.

Once you wipe your jewelry clean, you should store it in an airtight container, such as a zip lock baggie, a cloth bag or an airtight jewelry box. The less air and light your silver is exposed to when you aren't wearing it, the less tarnished it will become.

If your sterling silver jewelry begins to show signs of tarnish, simply wipe it clean with a silver cloth. Most cloths come in two parts: a cleaning cloth and a polishing cloth. It is a soft cloth that should clean your jewelry with just a couple of wipes if the tarnish has not gotten too bad.

With just a few preventative measures, you can easily keep your sterling silver jewelry from becoming tarnished. Taking time to keep it clean after wearing it and storing it away from light and air is all you need to do to cut down on tarnish significantly and keep you from spending hours trying to get badly tarnished silver clean. The few seconds it takes to wipe it clean are well worth it in the end.


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