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Lauren Thomann

Updated Articles and Resources

By Lauren Thomann

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top 5 Fine Jewelry Blogs Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The best places to admire fine jewelry, both old and new. These blogs highlight upcoming trends, designers, antique jewelry, and more.
    • 20 Interesting Ruby Facts Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      20 of the most amazing facts about Rubies, the official birthstone of July.
    • Doublet Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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.
    • Vermeil Created: Thursday, August 11, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      An explanation of the term 'vermeil,' from About.com Jewelry and Accessories.
    • Platinum vs. White Gold Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Find out whether Platinum or White Gold is better for your engagement ring and wedding bands.
    • Highlights from the 2014 Couture Design Awards Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Winners and highlights from the 2014 Couture Design Awards.
    • Interesting Alexandrite Facts Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Twenty intriguing facts about Alexandrite, the alternative birthstone of June.
    • Different Types of Baroque Pearls Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Learn about different types of baroque pearls.
    • Informative Articles on Estate Jewelry Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Learn the basics about antique and estate jewelry with our top five must-read articles.
    • Interesting Pearl Facts Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Some of the most intriguing and must-know facts about Pearls, the official birthstone of June.
    • Jewelry Appraisals vs. Lab Certificates Created: Saturday, May 31, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Jewelry appraisals and lab certificates are both important, but don't provide the same details about your fine jewelry. Should your order each?" itemprop="description" Thursday, September 22, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Is mother of pearl the same as a typical pearl? No, and we'll explain.
    • Baguette Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Let's look at the term baguette when it's used to describe a gemstone cut.
    • All About Topaz Created: Monday, June 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Topaz is the November birthstone, and a gemstone that's often treated to either change or enhance its color. Our topaz FAQ help you shop with confidence." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Bench Jeweler Career FAQ Created: Monday, January 11, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Questions and answers to help you understand the skills required to become a bench jeweler.
    • How to Become a Horologist Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Are you interested in a jewelry career? Horology is one career path -- horologists make and repair watches and clocks. Let's take a look." itemprop="description" Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Learn how a diamond grading report helps you find a diamond, and find out what you can expect to read in the report." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      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." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Are You Ready to Buy a Gemstone? Created: Saturday, December 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Misleading gemstone names are often used to market fake jewelry to unsuspecting buyers. Watch for these terms to spot the fakes." itemprop="description">
    • Tennis Bracelet Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of the term tennis bracelet, with the story behind the term.
    • Facts About Diamond Blemishes Created: Sunday, March 07, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Understanding different types of diamond blemishes helps you make good decisions when you buy a diamond engagement ring or other diamond jewelry." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Fancy Color Diamonds Created: Monday, June 30, 2003 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      If a colorless diamond isn't your style, consider a fancy color diamond in yellows, reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples and everything in-between." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • How to Choose a Prong Setting Created: Friday, April 23, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A prong setting is the most widely used setting for women's engagement rings and many other types of gemstone jewelry. We'll help you select a quality prong setting." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...
    • Opal, the October Birthstone Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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.
    • Get the Facts About Alexandrite Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Facts about alexandrite, a color-changing gemstone discovered in Russia and named after Czar Alexader II." itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Use our tips to either transform a vintage ring or place its diamond into another setting." itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 04, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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."
    • Fine Vintage Jewelry in New York City Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Excellent places to shop for estate jewelry in New York City
    • Best Places to Shop for Vintage Fine Jewelry Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Where should you shop for heirloom jewelry? Learn about the best places to purchase a piece of vintage fine jewelry.
    • Jewelry from the 2014 Tony Awards Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      See which celebrity had the best jewelry look at the 2014 Tony Awards
    • About Bezel Settings Created: Monday, December 26, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      A definition of the term bezel setting with a detailed illustration to help you visualize how a bezel setting is accomplished.
    • How to Buy Gold Jewelry Created: Saturday, October 30, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      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." itemprop="description"