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Cleaning jewelry: learn how to make your favorite jewels shine brighter and last longer | Photo: Shutterstock

How to clean jewelry

Carefully and correctly cleaning your jewelry is a good way of maintaining your favorite pieces in perfect conditions. Learn how to make your precious jewels shine brighter and last longer.

Dust, dirt, grease and tarnish can damage noble metals and precious stones. With time, the interaction with these jewelry’s dangerous enemies may result in broken pieces or lackluster gemstones. A clean and brilliant gemstone will always outshine a pale stone that has been uncared for.

But before venturing into cleaning your precious jewels, it is important to know that some rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and gems need professional care and treatment, such as ultrasonic cleaning or steam cleaning. Depending on what’s at stake, it may be a good idea to ask for a professional’s advice first.

Jewelry: the world's most famous jewels and gemstones are hidden or locked away | Photo: Shutterstock

The world’s most famous diamonds, jewelry and gemstones

Everybody knows them, and everybody talks about them. The biggest treasures are very well protected, and will always be an object of desire for millions of jewelry lovers around the world. But, where are they hidden?

The most valuable and wonderful treasures of the world are crafted with Nature’s most precious materials: rare stones and minerals, gemstones and precious metals like gold, silver and platinum.

As a result, for centuries, thousands of archaeologists have been hunting the artworks of the ancient world, and the designs of historic craftsmen and goldsmiths.

Four Cs of Diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat | Photo: Shutterstock

The Four Cs of diamonds

Diamonds have been blessed by their cut, clarity, color, and carat. If you’re buying or selling diamond jewelry, it is very important to know and understand the main characteristics of diamonds.

Jewelry books: the best way to learn more about jewels and gemstones | Photo: Shutterstock

The best jewelry books of all time

Whether you’re a jeweler, a gemstone collector, or simply a passionate jewelry lover, you need to surround yourself with the ultimate jewelry books. Take a look at the best jewelry publications in the market.

Books have the power to open our horizons, and to teach us almost everything. And there’s a lot of data behind jewelry: science, design, art, techniques, business, and emotions. Jewels and gems hide secrets and amazing untold mysteries.

The market offers basically three types of jewelry printed works: general knowledge books (gemstone identification), guides to jewelry techniques and design (how to’s, soldering, jewelry making courses), as well as jewelry art and history books (jewelry houses, jewelers, and jewelry trends through time).

The Diamond: from the Greek 'adamas' | Photo: Shutterstock

The Diamond

Pure, fiery, mythical, and ultimately perfect, diamond is the most highly prized of all gemstones and the hardest mineral on earth.



Diamonds: the Four C's determine the value of the precious stone | Photo: Bigstock

How are diamonds appraised?

Diamonds are fascinating – not only as tokens of love and power but also as commodities with substantial economic value. Unearthing how these mesmerizing gems are appraised provides insights into a world where science and art converge.

Wedding rings: they have different uses and meanings across cultures | Photo: Big Stock

Wedding ring: the symbol of marriage and love across cultures

Wedding rings, also known as wedding bands, have been used across cultures for centuries as a symbol of love, commitment, and devotion between partners.

These rings represent a vow of eternal love and fidelity to each other. They are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, also known as the “ring finger.”

Luxury watches: know how to get the best value when selling high-end timepieces | Photo: Big Stock

How to sell a luxury watch

Selling a luxury watch can be confusing and daunting, especially when you want to get the best possible value for your high-end timepiece.

But fear not.