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The Scoop on Conflict-Free Diamonds

The Scoop on Conflict-Free Diamonds

No one wants to think of their engagement, bridal or other diamond jewelry as being tainted with the label “blood diamond” but at one time, a large number of diamonds being sold came from war- and violence-stricken areas where they changed hands among parties whose goal was often financing more violence. Today, much of the diamond industry operates differently and…

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Engagement Ring Trends You’ll See in 2020

Engagement Ring Trends You’ll See in 2020

Diamond engagement rings trends may move slowly in some cases, such as the high demand for rose gold rings over the past few years that now seem to be tapering off. But other design trends are so innovative, they’re truly something exciting in bridal jewelry, like hidden halo rings. Among the hottest engagement ring trends for 2020 are a combination…

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Updating an Existing Piece of Jewelry

Updating an Existing Piece of Jewelry

Many of us have pieces in our jewelry box that we either don’t wear or we wear for sentimental reasons even though we’ve fallen out of love with them. Perhaps it’s an ornate ring inherited from a great aunt, a bracelet purchased with the earnings from our first “real” job or even a wedding set that now looks dated decades…

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Get Vintage Jewelry Updated or Repaired at Gem Classics

Get Vintage Jewelry Updated or Repaired at Gem Classics

There’s nothing like owning a piece of vintage jewelry. Whether it’s something you inherited, received as a gift or purchased yourself, the designs of yesterday are often just as distinctive and eye-catching as any you’ll find today. But sometimes, after years of wear, an heirloom piece needs a little polish. And your local jeweler is the perfect person to update…

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Reasons for Taking Your Ring Off and Why

Reasons for Taking Your Ring Off and Why

For most brides, it’s hard to imagine a time when you’d ever want to take off your engagement ring. And while that’s a wonderful feeling to have, realizing that there will be some occasions when it’s wise to remove your bling to keep your ring looking as fresh and sparkling as the love it represents.  Reasons to Take Off Your…

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Jewelry Repair at Family Owned Jeweler, Gem Classics

Jewelry Repair at Family Owned Jeweler, Gem Classics

As important as it is to have a local jeweler you can trust for quality jewelry, it’s also wise to have a local jeweler qualified to handle any jewelry repair you might need. No matter how carefully you wear your fine jewelry, regular cleaning and inspection of your pieces at a reputable local jeweler will help identify any repairs needed…

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New Years Jewelry Resolutions

New Years Jewelry Resolutions

A new year is a great time to take stock of your jewelry box. Not only does this provide you with a good idea of the pieces you have in your jewelry wardrobe, it also allows you to see where your needs and wants are for the year and develop good jewelry cleaning and maintenance habits.  Have a Jewelry Check-Up…

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