General information about jewelry and the jewelry industry.
ABC News Exposes Mail Away Cash for Gold
We’ve warned you of the dangers of mailing your jewelry away before, and now here’s one more reason to try a local jeweler first. ABC News has done a story on the major Cash for Gold operations that you see advertising on TV. As you will see, their offers are not exactly generous. Arden Jewelers has been buying jewelry in Sacramento, CA for over 20 years. We have a proven track record of being one of the highest bidders in town. Don’t take a risk mailing your gold away only... read more »
Debt, Gold, and You – A Financial Perspective
Personal debt can cause many problems. If you are in debt and finding it hard to cope, it’s important to deal with the problem immediately. The longer you close your eyes to your debts, the worse the situation becomes. Your debt eats at your assets and peace of mind. One of the main emotional effects of personal debt is stress, and stress can cause a long list of physical and emotional issues. There are many different kinds of debt that can cause different kinds of problems. Tax debt, for example... read more »
Perspective – Is Selling Gold Jewelry on Craigslist Worth it?
We make trade-off decisions every day: “Sleep another 10min and skip breakfast?” “Pay $0.05 more per gallon, or drive across town for cheaper gas?” “Sell my jewelry to a jewelry store, or try to get more on Craigslist?”. So, which one should you chose? Selling your jewelry for retail prices on Craigslist and other online local classified sites can sometimes get you 10-35% more, but you are likely trading off time, convenience, and, maybe most importantly, safety. A quick Google search for Craigslist crimes results in countless scams and news... read more »
What is This Year’s Unique Gift Idea?
It’s that time of year again. What to get my girl? What do I want the gift to do for her? Do I want a holiday gift that is like all the others? How unique do I want my Christmas gift to be? How romantic a gift should I get? How unexpected should this year’s be? What is unique in Sacramento to give as a gift? How can jewelry express an exceptional gift giving experience? Being one of Sacramento’s best value jewelry stores, we know all about finding the right... read more »
I was sitting at a red light and glanced over at a couple in a heated discussion. I smiled to myself; I remember those days. The time when the honeymoon was over, the discretion was removed from our words, and the true us was revealed. Now, on the other side, I know she loves me for me, not just the suave, debonair man I pretended to be. Is now the time to show how much I love her for her? In many ways, the upgrade of a wedding ring is... read more »
Can My Costume and Fashion Jewelry be Fixed?
Yes and no. A few years ago, the answer to this question would have normally been no, but with the introduction of the laser welder, we are actually able to repair many costume and fashion jewelry pieces that would have been beyond help before. Now, there will always be some jewelry that cannot be repaired for one reason or another. But, with the laser welder in the hands of our skilled craftsmen there is a good chance we will be able to repair your jewelry. Get more jewelry repair answers... read more »
Cash for Gold vs. Cash for Jewelry
We hear ads on TV all the time about “CASH for Gold.” We see ads all over the internet offering “CASH for Gold.” Our email inboxes are filled with spam for “CASH for Gold.” But, chances are you don’t have solid gold bricks laying around that you want to convert to cash. You have jewelry for sale. Is there a difference between “Cash for Gold” and “Cash for Jewelry?” Don’t the Cash for Gold companies factor in the diamonds and gemstones? I saw a news report where one of the... read more »
Diamond Selection – 4C’s and an F
Diamond buying is hard enough. First you have to understand the 4C’s, and then you have to try to judge if diamond certifications are accurate. So, adding one more aspect to the decision making process is too much for some people. But then, here comes fluorescence. The natural response is to keep it simple: if it has fluorescence it’s bad, and if it doesn’t it’s good. Unfortunately, simple does not work here. What is fluorescence? Fluorescence is a form of lumination that is created when a diamond is exposed to... read more »
As the holidays of 2009 approach, all the latest gizmos and gadgets are filling stores across the country. This year, it seems that the best way to say “I love you” is with the hottest new iPod or Blu-Ray movie, but what will these sincere gifts look like in 20 years? 20 years ago, the hottest new movies came on VHS tape. 20 years ago, giving someone music on-the-go meant a Compact Disc playing Sony Walkman. 20 years ago, trendy clothes had shoulder pads and excessive floral prints. 20 years... read more »