General Info

General information about diamonds, jewelry, and the industry. Anything not found in the other Fine Jewelry University categories will be right here.

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  1. Brands and Designer Jewelry

    Status, style, and quality are the three attributes that luxury jewelry brands are known for. Jewelry brands or designers have a high standard to live up to or they are abandoned. There is no excuse for poor execution, and most deliver the style and quality their followers expect. Style Jewelry styles must look good and be wearable. A particular piece may be very well made and last for years, but if it goes out of fashion, people won’t generally want to wear it. It is important that a jewelry brand... read more »

  2. Frequently Asked Question about Jewelry

    Here we answer some of your questions about jewelry in general. If you have a question you’d like answered, please contact us and we would be happy to help. What is a Gemologist? A gemologist is one who studies gems and jewelry scientifically, who knows and identifies them, can judge the elements and their beauty and value, and can apply this knowledge. This training and experience combine to make a gemologist. A gemologist like other professionals must keep up with current advancements in the field. The pace of change in... read more »

  3. Nickel in jewelry can cause allergic reactions

    What to Do When Your Ring Irritates Your Skin

    There are many solutions when your ring or other jewelry causes skin irritation. The key is to correctly determine the cause of the irritation, and then decide on a solution that works for you. It can be as simple and sizing the ring, removing solder, smoothing out rough spots, or rhodium plating. Or, you may need to consider remaking your ring in a different metal. We are here to help you decide what course is best for you... read more »