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  • white metal comparison

    Sterling Silver Sterling silver is the whitest precious metal. But it's rather soft, scratches easily and can develop a dark tarnish over time. I d...
  • what is my ring size?

    This is one of the first questions a new jewelry buyers ask themselves: what is my ring size? There are several ways to figure that out: Go to you...
  • where did birth stones originate?

    This excellent video from Gemstones.com answers it for you! Check out their episode Where Did Birthstones Come From?
  • my experience at GIA

    Earlier this month, I was featured by GIA's Alumni Collective on the @giagrams Instagram.  While still living in LA in early 2021 (or maybe even in...
  • understanding the 3 different types of GIA diamond reports

    When considering to purchase a D-to-Z scale diamond, ask for a GIA grading report! This will give you important information about the diamond's ind...
  • breaking down GIA's 4C's

    As with any industry - the jargon can be intimidating. First time buyers may not know the meaning of the words used by overly zealous salespersons ...
  • interesting tidbits about so-called grillz throughout history

    Presumably, baring teeth as a smile or a snarl has been a recognizable behavior throughout all of our existence wrought with both immediate and abstract meaning - so what does gold have to do with it?