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The Different Types of Gold Fineness, and How They Are Used In Jewelry

Sep 22, 2020

Gold in its purest form is soft. That’s why you can find gold in a variety of places: jewelry, dental work, electronics, architecture, cosmetics, and yes, even food and drinks. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, solid in standard conditions…

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The World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

Jul 27, 2020

We love diamonds – after all who doesn’t? (For those of you that prefer other gemstones, don’t worry, we have those too.) Diamonds get their glittery appeal thanks to natural chemistry. When heat and pressure deep under the surface of the Earth…

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Is it Real? Here’s How to Spot a Fake

Jul 23, 2020

We’ve all heard those stories. Of that guy who bought his fiancée a gorgeous ring and presented it to her in a blue Tiffany’s box. The ring is dazzling and sparkling – but just a tad too big. So the fiancée goes to Tiffany’s to get the ring…

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What is Fluorescence in Diamonds and Why Does it Matter?

Jul 16, 2020

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, a diamond’s sparkle can take on a blueish glow? That’s due to something called fluorescence. While we focus on the color of a diamond (or lack thereof) to grade the diamond’s color, there’s another factor that…

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What You Need to Know About Custom Jewelry Design

Jul 13, 2020

There exists a countless number of jewelry designs out in the world. Many of which are unique pieces that are based solely on one person’s imagination. While the majority of people will choose to go with a tried and true, traditional design, there is…

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Where to Shop Online for Designer Jewelry

Jul 10, 2020

Online shopping has never been easier. From browsing for products at all hours of the day to finding that unusual piece that might not be in a local store, there are definitely benefits to being able to shop from the comfort of your own home. At Samuelson’s…

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A Brief History of Gold and Gold Prices

Jul 2, 2020

Gold has been recorded in literature and historical tracts as being used for jewelry and coinage dating back as far as 600 BC. For a long stretch of time, a gold standard was used as a monetary policy across the globe. Additionally, because it is a naturally…

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Are Synthetic Diamonds Valuable?

Jun 26, 2020

With the concern over the ethics of mining diamonds, we’ve begun to hear more and more questions about synthetic, genetically engineered diamonds. To help answer those questions, we’re here to share what we’ve learned in our nearly 100 years of…

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