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Silver: Precious Elegance

This precious metal comes in at number 47 of the periodic table, and it’s chemical symbol is Ag. Silver has become rather trendy in today’s world, but it has been used by countless generations before us. Like gold, this metal, while in it’s purest form, is soft and easy to shape. That’s why silver is perfect for making jewelry and settings. It’s also a great conductor of electricity, much like gold, and is often used to solder circuit boards. Over the years, it’s been used as currency, and adding flare to decorations and clothing, and to make cutlery with. Today, it has a wide range of uses, including photography film, chemical compounds, and even disinfectants. Sterling Silver Sterling silver is...

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Gift Ideas

In many ways, the symbolic high point of the wedding ceremony is the moment when the wedding rings are placed on the bride and groom's fingers, publicly signifying that these two individuals are now joined as one. And just as every couple is unique, wedding bands can also be unique. Couples can pick and choose from a number of variables to create the bands that uniquely suit them: the cut of the diamond, the type of metal and the color choices that both offer. The bride and groom aren't the only ones eligible to receive jewelry at weddings. Everyone involved in the event, from the mother of the bride to the flower girls and everyone in between, qualifies for special...

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Gemstones & Birthstones

For several centuries now, gemstones have been believed to hold magical powers, healing and aiding the mind, body, and soul. The majority of gemstones are found in various spots across the world. And depending on where you live, they might even be right in your backyard. And if you live near the ocean, or fresh water source, you could even find a pearl. However, don’t get your hopes up for finding something in nature. Most natural stones and pearls are rare, unless you own a mine. That’s why your best bet for finding a great quality gemstone is to find a trusted jewelerat J D Smith Jewelers. Below is a list of the various Birthstone Gemstones listed in the order...

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Finding Your Ring

Select the Right Metal The first aspect to consider is the metal which your ring will be made of. If you are not sure which metal to choose, consider platinum or 18K gold, the two most popular choices. Both are lustrous, durable and, most importantly, beautiful materials to work with. Select a Right Setting Style Next up is the way in which he stone will be mounted, also referred to as its setting.There are four main styles. Solitaire Settings - A solitaire setting is one in which a single diamond is held securely atop the ring by several prongs, or by a circular band of metal around the edge of the stone. This latter is called a bezel setting. Solitaire...

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Buying the Perfect Diamond

Finding the perfect diamond is like finding a life partner. It can be tough, time consuming, and you may have to spend some money. But it’s worth every bit of effort, time and money. But sometimes money is not important, and if you know what you are looking for, then you are all set. However, if you are buying a diamond for the first time, you may need a little insight on what to look for. After all, you don’t want to spend good money on something that may turn out to be a disappointment. Don’t stress, though, it’s easier than you think. Below are some helpful hints that will put you on the right road to finding the perfect...

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