Gold Jewelry: What is Gold Filled?

Have you ever been baffled by the difference between gold plated and gold-filled jewelry? I sure was when I first came across the word gold-filled and if you agree with me, you probably are in this fix too. Sure, you probably figured out gold platted must be a layer of gold just wrapped around a…

Resource for Jewelry & Handmade Goods Designers

As designers and creators of handmade goods, we have all been at the phase where we needed some help or information to help kickstart a hobby/business or just seeking to expand our knowledge. There are lots of questions good ‘ol Google can’t seem to help us with & sometimes, the advise or guidance of a…

Free E-Book on Customer Service

In the spirit of 4th of July, I am sharing a great read from my personal library for my fellow jewelry designers & all readers who are into any form of customer service. This free e-book is by Help Scout a software company that creates customer service software, which help deliver personalized customer support for…

Gemstone of the Month ~ Pearls

Between pearls and diamonds, sometimes it’s hard to tell which is a girl’s best friend. Pearls have been used to adorn women from ages past. From the early Roman & Egyptian era to the 20s (anyone say Great Gatsby) with the iconic Coco Chanel or Queens and to modern day, it is obvious pearls have…

Gemstone of the Month – Diamond

As the hardest and most durable gemstone found in nature, the unrivaled sparkle and beauty of the diamond makes it a natural choice for wedding and engagement rings and a symbol of lifetime loyalty and love. To celebrate one of the most precious stones known to man and the unquestionable best friend of girls around…

Gemstone of the Month – Aquamarine

  Aquamarine: The name is derived from the Latin expression for seawater. Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and is known for its delicate blue or blue green coloring, which accounts for its name. Aquamarine is a popular stone with very good hardness and luster. Like seawater, aquamarine comes in blue and green blue color. The more saturated the…