General information about jewelry and the jewelry industry.
Vintage and Handmade Jewelry on Etsy
Do you love vintage jewelry? Are you always on the hunt for a great find? Do you want something made just for you? If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, we have big news for you. Arden Jewelers has recently opened an Etsy shop! Check it out: Vintage Jewelry on Etsy. Right now, you will find a nice collection of unique estate pieces and one or two of Angelo’s own designs. We are regularly adding new pieces that you won’t find on our main online jewelry shop or... read more »
How to Organize Your Jewelry
The key to organizing your jewelry is to stop thinking about organizing and start thinking about displaying. Think of your jewelry collection as your own private jewelry store. When you get ready for the day, go shopping in your store for the prefect accessories to match your look. You can find creative ways to organize and display your necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings to will help you wear and enjoy your jewelry more... read more »
How Much is My Jewelry Worth?
The question of jewelry value may seem simple at first, but there is quite a bit more to it than you may think. Dive into the differences between intrinsic value, resale value, and appraised value. Learn how to calculate the value of gold based on the current market, discover what goes into the price of a new piece of jewelry, and realize what a jewelry appraisal is really telling you... read more »
3 Things You Might Not Know About Jewelry Repair
Jewelry repair can be a confusing thing, especially if you don't know much about how it's done. In this blog, we look at 3 common misconceptions about jewelry repair. We will discuss: 1) jewelry maintenance and wear, 2) how rings are sized, and 3) how susceptible gems are to heat. At Arden Jewelers, we're here to answer any questions you have and provide you with professional service that you won't find anywhere else... read more »
Jewelry Style Basics
Jewelry basics are like DNA. They are the building blocks but they create a great diversity of looks. Diamonds gemstones, chains, pendants, pins and even earring should be displayed differently to produce your style. What is your style? Having the right jewelry can go a long way in helping you project an image of confidence and individual flair. Jewelry basics can be used with other pieces or as an accent to the main display jewelry. The rule of thumb is to always have the best-quality basics you can afford, so... read more »
Why Sell Your Jewelry to a Gemologist Jewelry Buyer?
These days it seems like just about everyone is buying gold. That’s right, the local corner market near our shop is now proudly displaying a “Cash for Gold” banner. With so many options, it can be difficult to know who to trust, and where you’re going to get the most for your jewelry. If only there was an internationally respected organization that trained and certified jewelers as experts in their field… It is with great pleasure that we announce that Angelo has just received his Graduate Gemologist (GG) degree from... read more »
Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring Style
The engagement ring expresses a loving commitment to the most important person in your life. So, discovering the perfect engagement style can be very rewarding. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the stylistic choices you have when you’re looking for an engagement ring. Designer Simon G has been creating amazing diamond engagement rings for some time now. The Simon G team keeps coming up with unique styles that make anyone take a second look. Their high quality of workmanship means the design will be made to last and amaze... read more »
Informational Video: Pavé Setting
Here is the next installment in our video series designed to teach you all about the different elements of jewelry. This video is on the very popular pavé style of setting, and we hope you enjoy it. We’d love to hear what you thought of the new video as well as what you would like to learn about in future videos. Feel free to leave us a comment below with your feedback. You can also check out some examples of pavé setting we have for sale right now. Or, you... read more »
Informational Video: Cathedral Ring Mountings
We’re excited to announce our new series of informational web videos starting with this overview of the cathedral ring mounting style. These videos are designed to teach you about the different elements of jewelry in a way that’s quick, fun, and easy to understand. Check out the first video in the series right here: We hope you enjoyed the video and that you learned something new about cathedral engagement rings. If you have any feedback, comments, or ideas for what you would like to see future videos on, please leave... read more »