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The biggest concerns for comfort with a statement ring are: Does it catch on everything? Can you still use your hands? There's a really easy way to rule out rings you can wear and rings that can wear you- TRY IT ON! If it doesn't "fit like a glove," you're going to risk comfort. But there's more to it than that... As for concern #1: Does it catch on everything? I recommend giving a new potential ring in your life the "sweater (or stocking) test." CAUTION: YOU CAN DAMAGE YOUR CLOTHES WHILE PREFORMING THIS TEST. (Basically, you would TRY to catch the...

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Here's your quick guide to sapphires and how you can get more of them in your life!

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What do you do with that broken piece of sentimental and fragile jewelry? Maybe you've even taken it to a jeweler and they said they can't solder it or work on it... Well, I have an idea for you!

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If you don't like the birthstone for August, I've got several creative solutions for you, as well as some amazing facts about peridot that might have you fall in love with it anyway!

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Gold plating is the least durable of these three (gold filled, gold plated, and vermeil). Many different metals can be gold plated and the durability all comes down to the thickness of the gold layer, of which gold plating is the thinnest. I’ve seen gold plating so thin that is can rub off in a day or two. As far as using gold plating on a piece of jewelry, I would avoid anything that gets rubbed or worn. Rings and bracelets are the worst candidates for gold plating. It may look good brand new in a photo or jewelry case,...

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