All Things Mettle: The Official Mettle by Abby Blog

How to Tell if Jewelry is Real Silver (6 Super Easy Tips and Tricks That Take Less Than 5 Minutes)

How to Tell if Jewelry is Real Silver (6 Super Easy Tips and Tricks That Take Less Than 5 Minutes)

Wondering if that piece of jewelry is the real deal? Let's find out! What's ahead: 6 Quick Tips to Tell if a Piece of Jewelry is Real Silver Wh...
3 Ways to Find Your Ring Size

3 Ways to Find Your Ring Size

3 Ways to Find Your Ring Size! (and the first one is the easiest and most accurate!)
How a Gemstone Ring is Made

How a Gemstone Ring is Made

There are endless ways to create a gemstone ring. Even the same design can be created in endless techniques. Silver-smithing is such a vast and won...
How to Re-Blacken or Oxidize Your Silver Jewelry

How to Re-Blacken or Oxidize Your Silver Jewelry

Blackened (or oxidized) jewelry is beautiful! It's bold, stunning and really gives gemstones and gold a contrasting POP! But, (rings especially) th...
6 Free Ways to Support an Artist or Small Business

6 Free Ways to Support an Artist or Small Business

You don't have to spend a dime to help support a small business, there are plenty of free, easy, and fun things you can do! Leave them a review: W...
What Length Chain Do I Need? // Men's and Women's Guide to Chain Length

What Length Chain Do I Need? // Men's and Women's Guide to Chain Length

Wondering what chain length you might need? The pictures below will help! For better reference, I (Abby) am 5'5'' and Malachi (model for men's chai...
How to Stop Breaking Cuff Bracelets and How to Comfortably Wear Them

How to Stop Breaking Cuff Bracelets and How to Comfortably Wear Them

I'll be honest, I've not been much of a bracelet wearer. My favorite pieces of jewelry are earrings, rings, and necklaces. BUT! I have mad respect ...
How to Wear Statement Rings Comfortably

How to Wear Statement Rings Comfortably

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 ...
Gold Jewelry Guide: Filled, Vermeil, Plate, Solid...

Gold Jewelry Guide: Filled, Vermeil, Plate, Solid...

Gold plating is the least durable of these three (gold filled, gold plated, and vermeil). Many different metals can be gold plated and the durabili...

How to Stop Losing Earrings and 5 Simple Earring Tips

Here's a few simple tips to help you stop losing earrings and a quick run down on the benefits and costs of the different styles of earring backs. Dig in!