Our jewelry video library is expanding, and includes advice from experts who specialize in a variety of topics throughout the industry. Scroll through the list to see which videos are of most interest to you, and be sure to check back for additions to the library.
Earlobe stretching is commonly known as gauging
. The process is gradual, and a way to stretch your earlobes enough to wear thicker-than-traditional body jewelry. Watch this video for an explanation of ear gauging
, to see a selection of jewelry that you can wear after the lobes are stretched, and for advice to help you get through the process safely, with no damage to your ears.
Read more about earlobe gauging.
Use the tips in this jewelry video to help determine if jewelry is really made from gold. Learn which markings to watch for and what the markings mean. Hear a discussion about techniques some have used to identify gold in the past... but that might not be accurate.
More About Gold
About Gold Karat Weights
How the Color of Gold is Changed
You don't need a commercial product to clean your gold jewelry. Watch this jewelry video to learn how to make your own jewelry cleaning solutions from products that are already in your home, and find out how to change the cleansing method for gemstone jewelry.
Another video in the library offers some different suggestions for cleaning and caring for gold jewelry.
When you begin to shop for wedding bands, you'll discover that the band selections for men and women are endless. This jewelry video gives you a preview of the types of wedding bands available, explains some of the terminology used to describe the rings and offers tips to help you narrow your search.
Turquoise is absorbent and can be easily scratched, so turquoise jewelry requires careful cleansing and safe storage. This jewelry video covers the must dos of turquoise care, and discusses safe ways to clean sterling silver jewelry that's set with turquoise.
Orvil Jack Turquoise
This video previews some of many cuts and shapes of diamonds (and other gemstones) you'll see in today's wedding rings. The video helps you preview trends and become familiar with the huge variety of rings in jewelers' cases, and includes a look at styles that can replace the traditional engagement ring / wedding band duo.
Sometimes it's best to take a conservative approach when you clean sterling silver jewelry. Use the advice in this video and you won't be as likely to damage and devalue your sterling pieces.
About Sterling Silver
It's often quick and easy to fix a broken jewelry clasp yourself. Find out which tools and supplies you should keep on hand to repair those broken clasps, and when it might be a better idea to have the jewelry repaired by a pro.
DIY Jewelry Makeovers
Be sure you know as many facts as possible about diamonds before you go shopping, because unethical (and uneducated) sellers may send you home with a fake. Watch this video for tips that will help you choose a jeweler you can trust.
How to Use a Jewelry Loupe
Diamonds & the Four Cs
Take special care to clean and store your pearl jewelry, because pearls are easy to scratch, and harsh cleansers can cause irreparable damage. Follow the advice in this video to keep your pearls in pristine condition.
Facts About Pearls
What is Mother of Pearl?