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Custom, Inspiration -

Here's a mini gallery of ancient coins I've had the honor and pleasure of creating jewelry pieces with! Enjoy your treasure hunt!

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Jewelry Tips -

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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Ever wonder how a piece of jewelry was made? Or what kind of tools it took? Or how you could get your hands in on it?!

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Life -

I learned how to "bake my own cake" in my 20's. What do I mean by that? Well it has something to do with finding happiness and validation inside myself. That wasn't the only thing I found out...

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Life -

This post is going to get personal. I want to tell you about the most terrifying and heartbreaking night of my life and how, in what I can only describe as a miracle of God, it took an unbelievable turn. I also want to ask something of you. Almost two years ago I was packing my bags to go to NYC for a diamond buying...

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