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Videos (Show All Videos)

  1. Undo a knot in a jewelry chain

    How to Untangle Knotted Chains

    Having a mess of tangled chains in your jewelry box can be so frustrating. In this video we'll teach you three simple techniques that you can use at home to untangle those chains and make them wearable again. Even challenging knots will be no match for you anymore. So, what are you waiting for? Watch the video and take back your chains... read more »

  2. How to clean your jewelry at home

    How to Clean Jewelry at Home

    In this in-depth video we'll teach you how to clean your jewelry at home using a variety of different techniques including: windex and tooth brush, ultrasonic cleaners, steam cleaners, and polishing cloths. We'll also give you some cautions on techniques that don't work or can damage your jewelry... read more »

  3. Learn how to spot fake Tiffany jewelry

    How to Spot Fake Tiffany & Co Jewelry

    Tiffany & Co. is a brilliant designer that makes some of the most sought after jewelry in the world. Unfortunately, this has led many to create fake or counterfeit Tiffany pieces and then try to sell them as originals. In this short video we’ll go over some of the ways you can tell if a piece of Tiffany & Co. jewelry is genuine or not. Look at any solder joints on the piece. Tiffany’s jewelers are excellent craftsman and you should not be able to readily see a seem or crack... read more »

  4. How to tell if a diamond is loose in your ring

    How to Check if Your Diamond is Loose

    The worst day of owning a ring comes when you look down and you notice that your diamond is missing. One of the best ways to prevent this is to regularly check if your ring has any loose stones. In this video we’ll show you two easy ways you can tell if your diamond (or other gemstone) is loose at home. Hold the ring close to your ear in one hand and gently tap the bottom of it with the other. Listen for a faint rattling sound. Use a pen... read more »

  5. News 10 on falling diamond prices at local jeweler Arden Jewelers

    News 10 Falling Diamond Prices Interview

    A reporter for News 10’s morning news show contacted Arden Jewelers to get the inside story on decreasing diamond prices just in time for Valentine’s Day 2015. Our gemologist, Dan, was able to explain some of the reasons for the pricing trend and how jewelry buyers can take advantage of it. By shopping at local jewelers like Arden Jewelers who can quickly react to changes in the diamond market, customers can save on their diamond engagement ring and general diamond jewelry purchases. Thanks to Dina Kupfer for thinking of us... read more »

  6. Behind the Scenes with FOX 40

    FOX 40 visited Arden Jewelers to get some help with a piece on professional jewelry cleaning. We made this fun behind-the-scenes video of the shoot... read more »

Fine Jewelry University (Show All FJU Articles)

  1. 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 »

  2. How to Sell Jewelry on eBay and Other Websites

    Selling your jewelry online on eBay or another online auction site can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips on how to make the most of it, and some pitfalls to watch out for. Remember, you can always get a free evaluation of what your jewelry is worth from Arden Jewelers... read more »

  3. Strand of pearls

    How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

    Pearls are considered by many to be symbols of purity and chastity. But even symbols of purity get dirty from time to time. As you know pearls are produced when a mollusk secretes nacre to form a covering around a foreign body in its shell. Pearls are not as durable as gemstones produced by the heaving pressure beneath the earth’s surface. Therefore special attention should be used when cleaning them. Pearls should be the last thing that you put on and the first thing that you take off. Common personal... read more »

  4. 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 »

  5. Get more cash for your gold and jewelry from Arden Jewelers

    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 »

  6. 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 »

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  1. How to put together the perfect proposal

    How to Get Engaged

    Proposing is such a significant life event that it can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few things to consider when you’re getting ready to pop “The Question.” First, don’t let Hollywood be your benchmark. They have million dollar budgets to show case an engagement. Sky writing “Marry Me” or renting a billboard to ask for her hand in marriage can be very memorable. But, so can walking to the first place you met and dropping to your knee. Traditions are very important to many... read more »

  2. Selling Back Your Engagement Ring

    Many times engagement / wedding rings are people’s most expensive jewelry purchase. Liquidating them takes special care to maximize the return of investment. Selling diamond wedding jewelry to a cash-for-gold company without a specialist gemologist will not yield the best price. A cautionary tale: I had a client take an engagement ring to a jewelry buying events at a local hotel. They offered a fair price for the gold, around $200. But the ring had a $2,000 diamond in it! We paid her $2,200 for the ring. Not all places... read more »

Blog Posts

  1. How to find a missing diamond

    How to Find Your Diamond When It’s Lost

    Looking for a diamond that has fallen out of your engagement ring is an incredibly stressful and frustrating experience. We have put together this list of tips and tricks for finding a lost diamond from our years of experience in the jewelry trade. We hope that with these techniques, a lot of persistence, and a little luck you can find your missing diamond... read more »

  2. Shop local to take advantage of falling diamond prices

    News 10, Diamond Prices, and Shopping Local

    When News 10 interviewed Arden Jewelers' expert gemologist Dan on diamond pricing trends, we were able to explain some of the contributing factors and highlight how customers can take advantage to save money. Believe it or not, shopping at a local jeweler like us can actually save you quite a bit over a big retail chain. We'll explain how... read more »

  3. Freshwater Pearls Silver Ring and Diamond Studs

    Jewelry for Cheapskates

    Learn tips and tricks for saving money on jewelry gifts. Where is it ok to spend less? Where is it not? We'll show you how to get jewelry that looks like you spent much more on it than you really did. Learn the secrets of diamond stud earrings, silver jewelry, freshwater pearls, and engagement rings... read more »

  4. A bracelet display can help keep your jewelry organized

    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 »

  5. How to Sell Your Jewelry

    Selling jewelry is not a skill that comes naturally to most people. There can be a lot of money tied up in old, estate jewelry that is not longer wanted or even broken, but getting it out isn’t always easy and the potential of being taken advantage of is high. To help, I’ve put together an in-depth article on the art of successfully selling jewelry. Here are some of the key points that you shouldn’t try to sell your jewelry without knowing. The determining factors of estate jewelry price are... read more »