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Jewelry Stories

Stories of real people and how jewelry impacts their lives.

  1. Caveat Emptor - Be aware of terms of your warranty

    Warranty Woes and the Value of On-Site Repairs

    Chalk this one up to the “It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad” category. We recently had a customer visit the shop to get some repairs done on a piece of jewelry she had purchased at a certain big box store that shall remain nameless. This is a fairly regular occurrence at our shop for two main reasons: We are known locally for having one of the largest and most well-equipped jewelry repair facility in Sacramento, CA. We have invested thousands of dollars in high-end equipment like our... read more »

  2. Ancient Roman jewelry

    Ancient Roman Jewelry Discovered

    Archeologists have discovered one of the finest collections of Roman jewelry ever found in Britain. Dubbed the Fenwick Treasure, the fine gold and silver jewelry was found under a department store in the historic town of Colchester. This unique discovery gives us a glimpse into a historic and troubled time. It is believed that the treasure was buried in the floor of a house for safe keeping on the eve of the Boudiccan Revolt in AD 61. The owner likely knew that a large army was marching towards her town... read more »

  3. Graham Pearson hold the diamond containing ringwoodite

    Chocolate Diamonds and a Journey to the Center of the Earth

    A tiny inclusion in a chocolate diamond has unlocked a geological mystery. This brown diamond was formed deep in the Earth's mantle and brought to the surface by a volcanic eruption. It holds inside it the confirmation of vast subterranean oceans beneath our feet. This is a very exciting and important discovery. We all know diamonds are a girls best friend, but now it looks like they can be a scientists best friend too... read more »

  4. Jewelry, Family, and What Really Matters

    One Saturday, a client came in to sell her jewelry. Things were going along normally with the evaluation of the jewelry. It was a larger than normal sale, and she had been around to a few other jewelers. Our offer was the highest, and she decided to sell. When filling out the paper work, she explained to her daughter (age 12-ish) that she was selling her jewelry so she could pay her next medical bill. This was the third treatment, and she felt it was not going to work. She... read more »