Jewelry: Most Popular Articles
Safe and effective methods you can use to clean your diamond engagement ring and other diamond jewelry.
Each wedding anniversary is a milestone that's celebrated with a traditional anniversary gift. My list will help you choose jewelry and accessories to help the couple celebrate their special day.
Bakelite is a plastic that was often used to create jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. We'll help you identify genuine Bakelite jewelry.
Piercing guns have been used for years, and they have improved since the earliest models were implemented, but are they safe?
Pearls get dirty, but must be cleaned with care. Use our pearl cleaning tips to make sure your pearls live a long and lovely life.
Has your jewelry ever turned your skin green or black, or stained it some other color? We'll explain the top reasons why jewelry discolors skin, and offer solutions.
Tips to help you choose the best jewelry for those brand new body piercings. Learn which types of body jewelry are safe, and allow your body to heal, and which types can cause problems.
Advice to help you buy gold jewelry. You'll know exactly what you're buying when you learn the facts about the terms used to describe gold.
Carat weight is one of the important Four Cs to become familiar with before you shop for diamond jewelry. Learn how carat weight affects the appearance and price of diamonds.
Read our FAQ about cubic zirconia to learn how the lab-made product differs from a diamond or other gemstone.
Learn how stretch your earlobe piercings, a process commonly called gauging. Stretching makes the holes large enough to wear plugs and other thick body jewelry.
Choosing a diamond engagement ring doesn't have to wreck your budget. Gem and jewelry expert Antoinette Matlins offers advice to help you get the most diamond for your dollar.
Learn how to juggle a diamond's cut, shape, and setting to make the gem look larger than its true carat weight.
Use this guide to learn about diamond color, how color is graded and how it affects diamond prices and durability.
A trip to Daytona Beach was the perfect time to get my belly button pierced. Here's how it went, including a few photos of the navel piercing procedure.
The best places to admire fine jewelry, both old and new. These blogs highlight upcoming trends, designers, antique jewelry, and more.
Mother of pearl is a colorful jewelry component. Learn how mother of pearl is formed and where it is found in nature.
Before you buy a diamond, learn a few facts about inclusions -- flaws inside the gemstone. Some diamond inclusions create problems, but others are no worry at all.
Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners are popular devices that help us keep our jewelry sparkling clean. We'll help you find the best jewelry cleaner for your needs.
Learn how jewelers use pave settings in engagement rings and other jewelry.
Learn the meaning of the term sterling silver and find the best ways to care for your sterling silver jewelry.
Men really are clueless sometimes about their girlfriends' favorite engagement ring styles, but we'll show you how to analyze her tastes before you buy a ring.
Before you buy platinum jewelry, learn basic facts about platinum, e.g. the Platinum Group of Metals (PGM), and platinum marking (platinum content).
Yellow gold, white gold, pink.. rose.. green.. how do jewelry manufacturers change the color of gold? Learn how gold alloys are used to give us multiple colors of gold.
Color treatments can turn ho-hum diamonds into the show-stoppers that the public demands, but not all diamond color treatments are permanent. We'll explain.
A prong setting is the most widely used setting for women's engagement rings and many other types of gemstone jewelry. We'll help you select a quality prong setting.
Pearls are organic gems -- created by a living creature. Use our beginner's guide to pearls to understand how pearls differ.
Even beginners can use a jewelry loupe, also called a magnifier, for an up-close view of diamonds, gemstones and other jewelry components. We'll help you choose and use a jewelry loupe.
Find out when and how Sarah Coventry jewelry came to be and learn a few methods you can use to collect the jewelry today.
A definition of the term bezel setting with a detailed illustration to help you visualize how a bezel setting is accomplished.
Diamond clarity is an important factor used to evaluate the quality and value of a diamond. Get the facts about diamond clarity and learn how it affects the look and integrity of your diamond.
Fine and fashion jewelry finds from around the Internet.
Diamond engagement rings are a popular choice, but other gemstone are often used for bridal rings. Learn which gemstones are durable enough for daily wear.
We'll show you exactly how jewelry clasps work. Some jewelry clasps are more secure than others, and some are an important part of the design.
True jade exists as two different minerals, and in many colors. Our jade advice will help you make informed decisions when you shop for jade jewelry.
Use our tips to either transform a vintage ring or place its diamond into another setting.
The words natural, genuine and synthetic are all used in jewelry ads, making it confusing to shop for gemstones. Get familiar with gemstone terms to become a better shopper.
Gold was one of the first metals ever discovered. Learn more about your gold jewelry with these five important facts.
Clarity enhanced diamonds will be offered to you when you shop, and some clarity treatments are temporary. Let's talk about those treatments before you go shopping.
Sunglasses should be a style you love, but they must protect your eyes, too. Our tips will help you choose the a killer pair of sunglasses.
Definition of the term karat from the About.com Jewelry glossary.
Find your birthstone and get the facts about it. Advice to help you buy birthstone jewelry.
Your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy may not offer full coverage for your engagement ring and other fine jewelry. We'll help you find a policy that does.
Our illustrated guide to bezel settings help you select or design an engagement ring and other jewelry.
Ruby is the July birthstone, but this lovely red gem is popular with jewelry lovers born throughout the year.
Fluorescence is a characteristic that makes some diamonds appear to change color in different lights, and the color shift can be a pro or a con.
Necklaces come in loads of different lengths and styles, making it difficult to choose one when you can't visualize how the necklace will look when it hangs around your neck. It's much easier to buy a necklace after you've previewed the options. Get familiar with the terminology used to describe necklaces.
Engraving wedding rings with special phrase makes the rings even more meaningful. The engravings will last a lifetime if you choose an engraving method with care.
Where should you shop for heirloom jewelry? Learn about the best places to purchase a piece of vintage fine jewelry.
A body jewelry gauge chart to show you how jewelry thickness increases as gauge number decreases. A visual look at body jewelry gauge.
Not sure what to have engraved on the inside of your wedding rings? We'll help you craft a word or phrase.
Replacing the backs of your pierced earrings, or adding a stabilizer to earring backs, helps keep your earrings safely in place and reduce droopy earlobes.
Gems can be manipulated and faked in ways that make them look more desirable, and sometimes the changes are not disclosed. Let's talk about those methods.
Facts to help you understand turquoise variations, the treatments often used to enhance turquoise, and tips about caring for December's birthstone.
Jewelry appraisals and lab certificates are both important, but don't provide the same details about your fine jewelry. Should your order each?
Finding a diamond engagement ring that you can wear comfortably has much to do with the shape of the diamond or other gem that it holds. We'll help you decide which diamond shapes work best.
Let's talk about some of the best (and safest) ways to clean different types of jewelry.
Conflict diamonds, often called blood diamonds, are gems that are sold to fund groups that are terrorizing citizens in some diamond producing countries. Learn a few conflict diamond basics and use these tips to help avoid buying a blood diamond.
Four important diamond characteristics are referred to as the Four Cs -- clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Get the facts before you shop for diamonds.
If wall-to-wall gemstones are your style, take a close up look at this popular engagement ring setting technique.
The term diamond cut does not tell us a diamond's shape. Cut refers to diamond proportions, such as depth and width and the uniformity of a diamond's facets.
Learn about popular diamond cuts, including the brilliant cut diamond. Pictures and facts to help you recognize and choose a diamond.
An illustration of a rolo chain, to help you visualize jewelry components when you shop online. Page 3.
Pictures of popular jewelry chains to help you visualize jewelry when you read descriptions online.
Facts about alexandrite, a color-changing gemstone discovered in Russia and named after Czar Alexader II.
A profile of Swank, a company founded in 1897 that still designs and markets men's jewelry and accessories.
Find out whether Platinum or White Gold is better for your engagement ring and wedding bands.
Prong settings are the most popular setting used for engagement rings and other jewelry, but they vary greatly, and not all are suitable for every lifestyle.
Twenty intriguing facts about Alexandrite, the alternative birthstone of June.
Get inspired and discover some unique his & hers wedding band sets on Etsy.
Birthstone jewelry is personal, so it's the perfect gift for any occasion. You'll find all sorts of birthstone jewelry here, from pendants to rings to birthstone necklaces.
Find out how long it usually takes common body piercings to heal.
LifeGem and other companies specialize in creating memorial diamonds -- fancy color diamonds made from cremation ashes. Would you wear a diamond made from human ashes?
An explanation of the term 'vermeil,' from About.com Jewelry and Accessories.
20 of the most amazing facts about Rubies, the official birthstone of July.
It isn't difficult to buy a cheap engagement ring, and 'cheap' definitely does not mean ugly or boring. Follow our advice to find a ring she'll love.
Engagement ring advice to help you choose and buy the perfect engagement ring. Use these engagement ring tips tips to choose a ring she'll love.
Lush green peridot is the traditional August birthstone. Learn how to evaluate and buy peridot jewelry and find peridot shopping suggestions. Page 8.
Channel settings are often used in engagement rings and other jewelry. Our photos and facts about channel settings help you understand this special style.
Photos of several popular chains used to make jewelry -- learn the terms before you shop online. Page 4.
Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart are two celebrities who have oval shaped faces, a shape that's considered 'idea.' Take a look. Page 2.
Gem mining is one of the adventures you can take in North Carolina, and Franklin is one town where you can visit gem mines to find your own rubies and sapphires.
Engagement rings set with a single round brilliant cut diamond are an all time favorite, and will always be in style, no matter what the current engagement ring trends. We'll help you explore engagement rings with round diamonds.
What mood are you in today? Dressy, casual, sporty -- there's a ladies' watch to suit it and these watches are sorted by brand.
Would you like a career in the jewelry industry? Let's talk about the skills required to become a gemologist.
Learn how to determine whether your cameo is made out of real shell or a fake plastic or resin impostor.
Our facts about emeralds provide a heads up about treatments and deceptive practices used to make an emerald more attractive.
When it comes to the Four Cs, fancy color diamonds aren't judged in the same way we judge white (colorless) diamonds. Here's an explanation to help you understand the differences. Page 2.
You'll love mother of pearl's slightly iridescent glow, and find that mother of pearl jewelry is suitable for nearly any occasion, from casual to dressy.
Learn the meaning of the term gold filled, and discover how gold filled jewelry compares to other types of gold.
Find the best books about vintage and collectible costume jewelry. Costume jewelry identification and buying guides.
An explanation of different types of body piercing on the ear.
A trip to Daytona Beach was the perfect time to get my belly button pierced.
Advice to help you evaluate amber jewelry. Learn where amber originates and how to determine if amber is genuine.
Winners and highlights from the 2014 Couture Design Awards.
These are five questions you should ask if you are going to purchase an antique or vintage engagement ring.
Our jewelry advice helps you select a necklace that flatters your ensemble.
Opal is a unique gem that displays a rainbow of colors, but opals can be manipulated in ways that aren't always desirable. Get the facts before you buy.
Illustration of a wheat chain, a popular type of chain used to create jewelry. Page 2.
Cornflower blue sapphire is the September birthstone, but this member of the corundum family of minerals exists in nearly every color you can imagine.
Definition of the term tennis bracelet, with the story behind the term.
Learn about the most common jewelry design eras of the 250 years including Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, and Art Deco
Halo engagement rings are popular with new brides, and we think you'll love this varied selection.
Understanding different types of diamond blemishes helps you make good decisions when you buy a diamond engagement ring or other diamond jewelry.
If a colorless diamond isn't your style, consider a fancy color diamond in yellows, reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples and everything in-between.
Most gemstones are treated to improve their appearance, and that can be a plus or a minus, depending on the treatment and what you pay for the gem. We'll explain.
Peridot is a vivid, lime-green gems that's increasingly popular. Learn more about the August birthstone.
Excellent places to shop for estate jewelry in New York City
An explanation of the differences between a labret piercing and a lip piercing, two common facial piercings.
Get the facts about gemstones before you buy jewelry. Let's talk about commonly used gemstone treatments and the ways gems can be manipulated, and then move on to gemstone care.
All of the gorgeous engagement rings in this collection are fashioned with Princess Cut diamonds. Some are diamond solitaires and others have additional diamonds within their designs.
Cheap jewelry doesn't need to look cheap. Our tips will help you find jewelry that suits your budget.
A quick explanation of the term doublet, a technique used to make gems appear more desirable than their true value. Learn how to stay alert to doublets.
The Mohs Scale is used to rank minerals by their hardness. Knowing where gemstones rank on the scale is an important factor in their care.
A Super Bowl ring is the ultimate jewelry for a pro football player, and these collectible rings have gone from simple to ornate since the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl I in 1967.
Platinum holds diamonds firmly in place and its natural white luster provides a rich backdrop. Use these resources to find a platinum engagement ring.
Learn about prong settings. Includes tips to help you choose a prong setting that will secure your gemstones and work with your lifestyle.
Liz Taylor's 69.2 carat diamond ring, bought for her by Richard Burton, is best known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond. Page 9.
Learn characteristics that will help you identify Art Deco jewelry.
Misleading gemstone names are often used to market fake jewelry to unsuspecting buyers. Watch for these terms to spot the fakes.
The terms antique, vintage, and estate are used to help date older pieces of fine jewelry. So what then makes a piece of jewelry antique?
Facts about silver, including sterling silver and Spratling silver. Learn how to buy, clean and care for your silver jewelry.
Clarity is an important diamond characteristic to understand before you shop for a diamond. Our tutorials explain diamond clarity to help make you a savvy jewelry shopper.
A look at Italian charm bracelets, sometimes called modular charm bracelets -- they brought a whole new look to the world of charms.
Is mother of pearl the same as a typical pearl? No, and we'll explain.
An explanation of the term pearl knot, along with an illustration, to help you visualize how and why pearl knots are created.
Princess Diana nearly always wore a necklace when she attended public events, and her jewelry was often fashioned from pearls. Our pictures offer a peek at Princess Diana's style. Page 3.
Use this easy method to convert unused earrings into a pendant necklace. Page 3.
Sapphire is the traditional September birthstone. Learn about sapphire color variations, plus find sapphire buying advice and sapphire jewelry shopping suggestions. Page 9.
A collection of men's casual and sport watches all priced under $100. Find men's sport watches in many styles.
Compare prices of round, loose diamonds to see how mixing and matching diamond qualities affects a diamond's price and quality.
Celebrity watching is an excellent way to discover creative ways to wear a brooch. Use these ideas to show off a gorgeous brooch that's been hiding in your jewelry box.
The definition of fracture filling, a treatment applied to many diamonds.
Called Boho for short, the Bohemian look is earthy, with flowing styles that are often made from natural materials. We'll help you develop your Boho jewelry style.
Ruby is the traditional July birthstone. Learn ruby facts, find ruby buying tips and find suggestions for ruby jewelry. Page 7.
Looking for a men's chronograph watch? We've found an excellent selection of chronograph watches in varying price ranges.
Moissanite is a rare mineral that was first discovered in a meteorite. Get the facts about natural moissanite, plus opinions about synthetic moissanite used in jewelry.
There's a class ring to suit just about any graduation -- designs are more varied than ever before. Let's look at some of the choices.
Emerald is the traditional birthstone for the month of May. Read emerald buying advice, emerald folklore, and find emerald jewelry shopping suggestions. Page 5.
Learn about different types of baroque pearls.
Learn how a diamond grading report helps you find a diamond, and find out what you can expect to read in the report.
Gold chain necklaces are at home with nearly any fashions you want to wear. Switch from casual to dressy if you like--your gold necklaces will work either way. Some of the necklaces in this collection are smooth and delicate. A few have a bolder look, with lots of chain links to create plenty of texture.
We'll help you explore engagement ring trends and discuss the options you'll see when you shop for an engagement ring.
A review of Warman's Jewelry, a popular guide to collectible jewelry from the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Third edition.
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Some of the most intriguing and must-know facts about Pearls, the official birthstone of June.
Are you interested in a jewelry career? Horology is one career path -- horologists make and repair watches and clocks. Let's take a look.
Get the facts you need to shop for tourmaline, a popular gemstone that occurs in many colors.
Shop for Ed Hardy Watches. This collection includes Ed Hardy watches for men and women.