Birthstones combine beauty with durability in spectacular – and often valuable – displays of color. They capture the imagination with their history and lore. Of the countless varieties of colored gemstones, the traditional birthstones below are most popular. Durability is measured on the “Mohs Hardness scale” – which refers to a stone’s resistance to scratching.
Most jewelry is constructed with a precious metal and alloyed with other metals to make it stronger and less expensive. Stamps and hallmarks are stamped on the piece to indicate the purity of the precious metal, and the maker. A Hallmark is the maker’s mark. Tiffany, Cartier, or JJ for Jonathan’s Jewelers. A purity mark
Every diamond is unique and one of a kind. Understanding the differences and how they impact the value of the stone will help you decide in selecting a diamond. The 4C’s of Diamond quality (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight) have been the globally accepted standard for describing the quality of diamonds since 1939. These
When you have precious stones, precious metals, and jewels, it is essential to take good care of them. The proper jewelry care allows these items to be worn for decades and passed down through generations. Cleaning The best way is to visit your local jeweler three times a year for cleaning and inspection of your
Please appreciate the classic styles that remind us of a time when most jewelry was made by hand, allowing for a great creative flair. Below is a brief description of some key time periods for specific styles and design. Many of our custom jewelry pieces are influenced by these artistic periods. 1830 to 1920 –