Below you will find fine jewelry university articles "tagged" with the topic: Consumer Protection. Jewelry is complicated. Whether you're buying your selling, Arden Jewelers has the information you need to make sure you're getting the best possible deal.
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Jewelry Solder: What You Should Know
Solder is the unseen “glue” that holds most jewelry together. If you have ever had a ring sized, a chain repaired, or your wedding set joined together, you have very likely seen solder in action. But, what is solder and how is it different than the rest of the metal that makes up your jewelry? What is Solder? To answer this question we first have to understand metal alloys. If you haven’t already, now would be a great time to read our article on gold purity. Now you should know... read more »
What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
In the simplest terms, lab grown diamonds are diamonds that have been made by people instead of mined out of the earth. If it’s so simple, you might wonder why there’s an entire article below this sentence. The complexity arises from the fact that lots of different terms have been used to describe lab grown diamonds and their cousins, and not everyone uses these terms in the same way. So, let’s begin with some vocabulary. Synthetic. Understanding this term correctly is the key that unlocks this entire question. Synthetic can... read more »
Learn Secret Diamond Buying Skills From a Professional Diamond Buyer
One of the most valuable memories in life is the look of your love when she sees that shining diamond ring on her finger for the first time. If there are any magic moments in life, that is one. Nothing expresses love and commitment like a diamond. This rare natural stone’s history and lore of romance makes all who receive one the center of their universe. A diamond’s beauty energizes the whole person with a light show unique in the gem world. Diamonds are unique, just like the love it... read more »
Understanding the Diamond Buying Game
How would you feel if your favorite soft drink tasted different in every can you drank? You expect a coke to taste like coke everywhere. In business, this is called a commodity. The soda is the same and you can shop based on price or convenience; the product is the same. People like shopping this way. I like it this way. Diamonds are not this way. The four C’s of diamonds are not that old, less than 100 years. Before that system every business and diamond seller had their own system... read more »
How to Sell Your Jewelry
Selling your jewelry is not an everyday experience. We'll help you enjoy the adventure and learn some new skills. We buy gold, diamonds, and jewelry, and we have for some time. Our expert buyers will teach you some tips to get the most for your unwanted jewelry. One very positive side effect of selling jewelry is you will learn how to evaluate jewelry. You will become a very wise jewelry buyer as well as an expert seller... read more »
How to Sell Jewelry on Craigslist
Selling jewelry on Craigslist and other online local classified sites is a great way to get cash for your jewelry, but there are some things that you should consider before you take the plunge into Craigslist selling. Safeguards are critical when selling jewelry through Craigslist First NEVER, NEVER, and NEVER meet an unknown buyer in your house. Personal safety and protection against robbery should be your first priority. Meet the buyer in a public place like a restaurant or shopping mall. If you don’t have a way to meet the... read more »