All Things Mettle: The Official Mettle by Abby Blog RSS

Often, when you have your old gold recast into a new piece, the jeweler has to add in fresh gold and your finished piece is a mix of new and old. If you have a super sentimental piece and you want to keep it as much of the original material as possible, I have a solution!

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Jewelry Tips -

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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Jewelry Tips -

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

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Life -

The beauty of being self-employed is the amount of flexibility your life can have! Sure, you can easily get wrapped up and just as busy as any other 9-5er, but if you're intentional about having a flexible life, you can have it! As an artist, it can be very inspiring to switch your medium and explore a different avenue! The other day, Malachi, my very soon to be husband, decided he wanted to sit at my bench and make something. He's a third generation jewelry, but most of his experience is on the computer designing engagement rings for people with...

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Custom, Life -

Sometimes a piece of jewelry is created to become a memento. What an incredible idea to have a ring made for an event and to wear it through, creating a true souvenir!

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