November 13, 2018

We Jewelers at Carats and Stones love to see newly engaged couples.  We see the excitement in the gentleman for his diamond ring choice and how enchanted the woman is with her new ring and the prospect of her future with the man she loves.  Sometimes we even hear how h...

November 13, 2018

When we first meet with a potential client in our store looking for diamond rings, one of the first questions we will ask is "do you know what diamond shape you wold like for your ring?"  Often times we get a blank look or that there a couple of choices.  I often say r...

November 13, 2018

Four words for the aimless when buying custom jewelry for him: Start from square one. When lost for ideas on customizing a piece of jewelry for your special man, start recounting the special moments you and he shared from the start of your relationship. Then, start pee...

October 2, 2018

We’ve all done it; when a piece of jewelry that we like but don’t love breaks, we set it aside with a thought to “get it fixed someday” and then that “someday” never comes.


Or perhaps your unworn jewelry has been stowed in the shadows for other reasons. Whether its an...

September 27, 2018

Your fine jewelry is more to you than an adornment; it’s an investment in your future and a piece of your past.

Needless to say then when it breaks, you should only entrust it to a seasoned expert with a proven track record of impeccable jewelry repair and design work.

W...

September 25, 2018

If you’ve decided to sell rather than repair your broken jewelry, you’re no doubt wondering where to find buyers that will offer you a fair price. While you’ll need to manage your expectations when selling jewelry that isn’t immediately wearable, you should know that t...

September 20, 2018

It's a tale as old as time. Or, at least, a tale as old as engagement rings: your partner takes a knee; you see the ring; you say yes; the ring slips on your finger and...doesn't fit. Before you can snap that perfect pic to insta the news to the world, you need to resi...

September 18, 2018

With proper care, cleaning, and maintenance, your jewelry can last you a lifetime. Even with the most cautious approach, however, sometimes the unimaginable happens, and you're faced with a broken piece of jewelry. If you've invested in fine jewelry, any damage to the...

September 13, 2018

Your jewelry is an extension of who you are, where you've been, and with whom you've shared your life and love. The diamond ring you received when she proposed, the platinum band he gave you at the altar, the pearls you picked out together on your honeymoon; each new a...

September 11, 2018

When you notice an anomaly in your favorite piece of jewelry that wasn't there before, you may feel dismayed. Before you raise the alarm, however, take a deep breath and remember that your jewelry is subjected to a lot when you wear it and there is some amount of wear...

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