Silver is a soft metal that requires ongoing cleaning to maintain its original luster, and proper storage to prevent scratches. Any jewelry or other item made with silver will change color over time due to a natural oxidation process with sulfides in the air. This can cause items to turn yellow, and ... Read More about Trade Secrets for Making Silver Jewelry Last a Lifetime
We all know the old verse “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” But it’s way more than a verse, its something many brides follow to the rule. So why not fulfill a wedding tradition with estate bridal jewelry? Future brides from every corner of the globe try very hard ... Read More about Fulfill a Wedding Tradition with Estate Bridal Jewelry
With pearl's popularity growing back dramatically, a traditional white pearl strand becomes a kind of must-have jewelry in each woman's wardrobe. Surprise her by giving her a piece of pearl jewelry as a special gift becomes such a romantic thing for a man to do. However, when I imagine I must ... Read More about Tips for Men Buying Pearl Jewelry For Women
A pearl is formed when a foreign object gets into the mantle of a mollusk. This irritation becomes covered with successive layers of nacre, which is the mother of pearl, and eventually forms a pearl. Cultured pearls are probably easier to match, but natural pearls are more valuable. For the ... Read More about What do you know about pearls?
One very important lesson I learned is that there is no one, all-purpose (Universal) stringing material. Here are the major stringing materials along with how and when to use each of them. SILK THREAD: Silk has a wondrous “hand” (a soft, flexible feel). This thread comes in many sizes and ... Read More about “Knot With My Thread” – Stringing Choices For Beading & Jewelry Making.