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Learn About Jewelry

Information videos on jewelry. Learn about how jewelry is made, different styles of jewelry, and what you should look for when buying jewelry.

  1. At home gold tests holding a lemon next to a bracelet

    At Home Gold Tests

    We're trying out at-home gold tests. We test everything from baking soda to liquid foundation to a lemon to see which ones can catch fake gold. We also demonstrate a couple of the professional gold testing tools that we use in the shop: the electronic gold tester and the touchstone acid test. Remember that if you ever need help determining if a piece is real gold or not, we would be happy to help... read more »

  2. A truck in front of the Arden Jewelers storefront to break a chain

    Chain Strength Comparison Test

    We had some fun in this video breaking different kinds of gold chains to see which styles were the strongest. We weren’t surprised to find that a hollow chain was about 6 times weaker than a solid one of about the same size and style. Also, the herringbone didn’t surprise us when it was one of the weakest and most easily damaged chains in the group. On the other hand, the figaro and curb/cuban link chains really shined. In fact, we had to bring out the full size diesel trucks... read more »

  3. How we make our True North star pendant

    Making Our True North Diamond Star Pendant

    This video is a short walk through showing how we make on of our original True North necklaces. We show you how we take the 14k karat white gold and diamond version from a rough casting all the way to a finished piece. The steps include: Melting and casting the gold Sanding and smoothing the rough casting Polishing to a mirror finish Rhodium plating Steam cleaning Setting the diamond We hope you enjoyed this look behind the scenes of this beautiful piece of jewelry. Remember, if you would like us... read more »

  4. 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 »

  5. 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 »

  6. 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.┬áIn 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 seam or crack... read more »

  7. 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 »

  8. Learn how custom jewelry is made

    How Custom Jewelry is Made

    Custom jewelry design is one of the most fascinating things that we do. In this video we take you through the entire process from coming up with a great idea to seeing the beautiful finished product. Our goal is to make custom design fun and easy, and we hope that comes through in this video. A lot goes into making a piece of custom jewelry, but it’s what we do best, so you can sit back and enjoy the process while we make the jewelry you have always dreamed of... read more »

  9. Cathedral Ring Mountings

    The cathedral mounting is one of the many choices you have when you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring. It has many variations and its own set of pros and cons. Knowing more about this unique style can help you decide if a cathedral engagement ring is right for you... read more »