Category: Cool Jewels

How to spot fake gems in old jewelry

Learn what to look for in terms of color and cut, but don’t expect to tell a synthetic from a real stone – and forget trying to identify something based on a digital photo. “If something looks too good to be true,” Christie Romero warns, “it probably is.”

Making it on Etsy

Etsy is like the main street of an artsy neighborhood: full of tiny shops, not real high-end but cozy, social, user-friendly, and laden with possibility – of finding treasures or sympatico buyers.

Buying a diamond engagement ring: 6 C’s

An engagement ring may be the most important jewelry purchase anyone makes. Not only does it represent a lifetime commitment, it may be the only piece of jewelry a woman never removes. Like the marriage itself, it should be beautiful, timeless and able to withstand some hard knocks.