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October 2016

Happy Birthday, October!

If you were born in October you have two choices when it comes to your birthstone—the tourmaline, a gem which is available in a rainbow of beautiful colors, and the opal, a delicate gem known for its colorful reflective qualities.

For centuries, various cultures have had different beliefs about the power of the tourmaline—the gem has been credited as a sleep inducer and a tool to bring insight, discovery and enlightenment. More recently, Native Americans as well as tribes in Africa and Australia have used this beautiful stone as a talisman that protects against danger.

Happy Birthday, October!

How much does jewelry appraisal cost?

Unlike a car or a home, figuring out how much your jewelry is worth can’t easily be done online or by looking at guides. In fact, understanding the value of a piece of jewelry takes some expertise and finesse, and should only be completed by a trained, expert jeweler...

How much does jewelry appraisal cost?

How do I insure my jewelry?

When it comes to jewelry, especially more expensive jewelry, a fairly common concern many of our customers have is how to get it insured. Considering many people use insurance agents to handle their various types of insurance, it makes sense to ask us, or other jewelers, what's involved with keeping their jewelry safe and insured.

How do I insure my jewelry?