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Is Hand Sanitizer Ruining My Jewelry and Rings?

Is Hand Sanitizer Ruining My Jewelry and Rings?

The other day, a customer came in to show me a ring she had purchased just last week. The decorative oxidized plating had started to wear away already, showing the sterling silver below. Knowing that such micro-thin platings are destined to come off

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What is Gold-Filled Jewelry?

What is Gold-Filled Jewelry?

We at The Crown Jewel love carrying gold-filled jewelry. It has that perfect balance of high quality with a reasonable price that forms our core values. And while solid gold has a very important place in our lives as well, gold-filled is a perfect op

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Larimar - The Blue Stone of the Caribbean

Larimar - The Blue Stone of the Caribbean

What is Larimar?Larimar, a relative newcomer in the world of jewelry, is a semi-precious stone only found in the Dominican Republic. The native peoples found it on the beach below the Bahoruco Mountain Range, and that, along with its beautiful blue c

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Caring for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Caring for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Since it was first mined in Turkey over 5000 years ago, silver has been worn as jewelry around the world by many people and cultures. This precious metal owes its popularity not only to its intrinsic beauty, but to its durability, pliability, and rel

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My Top 5 Favorite Fall Accessories

My Top 5 Favorite Fall Accessories

The end of sweet summer days, for many of us, signals the beginning of something we love even more -- fall! There's always a sense of anticipation in the air for me when the weather and the light begin to change. Crisp evenings, the kids going bac

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Yes, But Will It Save Me Money?

Shopping SmallIt's the holidays, and small business owners everywhere (ahem) are once again rolling out the pleas to "Shop Small". And the rationale makes sense. Shopping locally benefits the people in your community more directly--money spent in you

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