Diamonds are rare, beautiful and, yes, forever. That’s not going to change anytime soon. But gemstone engagements are making a splash among Millennial buyers. Remember that recently the DPA ran its “Real is Rare” campaign? It aimed at rekindling the love of diamonds with younger customers. Since the Millennial group

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Jewelry Findings – What Are They? Everyone knows at least one thing about the world of jewelry, but you’d hard pressed to find someone outside the jewelry world who knows anything about jewelry findings. They might look at you with a puzzled expression when you mention something like earring posts

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Who Needs Lapidary Supplies? As a jeweler, stocking a strong selection of lapidary supplies is a strong business tactic. There are many artisans, jewelry makers and other craftspeople constantly in need of lapidary supplies. Your store will be sought out by people searching for items that will help sand, smooth and

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In Part 1 of Selected Findings’s Guide to The Perfect Ring Setting, we began a review of some of the many different types of ring settings available for purchase. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring to treasure or just a show-stopping piece of jewelry, there is a perfect

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  Actually, we lied. There is no one ring setting that’s right for you. Each person has a distinct taste or style they want to display when they are purchasing a ring. As a matter of fact, no two ring settings are the same. However, it’s still a good idea

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Why Earring Findings? In the vast world of findings, earring findings go unnoticed in favor of bigger families and collections. However, earring findings are actually some of the most important jewelry findings jewelers can stock. Many people are in need of a durable pair of earring backs or a lengthy ear

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What is a Salt and Pepper Diamond, Anyways? In this season of romance, gone are the days of a boring, mainstream proposal featuring a run-of-the-mill diamond set in an average ring mounting. These days, many brides-to-be want something far more unique and trendy on their fingers: a salt and pepper

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march birthstone
The March Birthstone: Aquamarine For many people around the world, March heralds the arrival of the spring season. As the sun shines brighter and longer and the days slowly grow warmer, this is a time for celebration and rejuvenation. It’s for this reason, then, that individuals who enjoy March birthdays

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Parallel Action Pliers: The Gold Standard? Parallel action pliers are one of the most useful tools a jeweler can stock at his bench.  Just like a durable flex shaft or dremel (don’t even get us started on the debate there!), parallel action pliers  are a consistently versatile tool that can

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