RockNGold’s Beginners Guide to Engagement Rings
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Simon Mattar, owner & founder of RockNGold Creations consults with clients, designs all jewelry creations, and oversees all orders to ensure quality. Simon is a Master Design Artisan and Registered Jeweler Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with 30 years experience in all facets of the fine jewelry industry.
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There are many different reasons why laser welding jewelry is superior to soldering. To better understand the differences, we must first look closely at the two processes.
Soldering, or more appropriately brazing, is a capillary fill system where solder is heated with a gas-oxygen torch or open flame. The solder then flows across and bridges the noble metals together. Solder is an alloy that is designed to melt at a lower temperature than the noble metal one is soldering. Therefore, it is a different alloy than the noble metal. The heat used for this process is very high, and thus often results in a visible seam, discoloration or fire scale in the solder area.
The BBB offers tips for consumers to understand the value of your Jewelry & Coins:
Keep up with the price of gold. Know how much gold is going for on the day you sell. Understand that you won’t get the full price for your gold, because you’re selling to a dealer who then will re-sell the items to be melted down.
Know the karat weight of your gold items. Jewelry and other items aren’t pure gold, but a mix of gold and other metals. The karat weight tells how much gold is in the item. Something marked 10K is about 42% gold; 14K is about 58% gold; and 18K is about 75% gold. The more gold in the item, the more you will be offered for it. For items that may be especially valuable, consider getting a professional appraisal. You will have to pay for the appraisal, but you will gain important information. Rock N Gold Creations offers complimentary verbal estimates of the value of your items.
One of the most rewarding experiences of appraising fine jewelry comes from the stories gems and jewelry reveal. There were incredible pieces from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Simon M., Rock N Gold Appraiser enjoys the discovery, the history, the stories behind the jewelry and the people; it is fascinating to see the progression of jewelry design over the years.
Some commonly needed appraisals include:
The perfect fine jewelry gifts that will make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable yet. Show your love with our jewelry picks for Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts! Show your loved ones how much you care with a captivating and sentimental piece of fine jewelry. Start your Valentine’s Day gift list here with our gift guide featuring these top jewelry gift trends for this Valentine’s Day. Rock N Gold Creations is available for complimentary Valentine’s Day Gift Consultation ~ Call Today at 858-571-4560 or Visit our Website ~ www.rockngold.com.
What is the difference between commercial jewelry vs. designer jewelry? Most department stores are filled with cases of commercial jewelry. Shopping Mall jewelry stores typically carry commercial jewelry as well. However, when you visit a gallery or a free-standing jewelry store, you will most likely find designer jewelry.
What is Designer Jewelry? Designer jewelry usually refers to jewelry that adheres to a certain aesthetic determined by an individual craftsman or design company. The emphasis is on a particular aesthetic, often employs precious or unusual materials, and sometimes contains handcrafted elements. Designer jewelry is frequently made by hand by artisan jewelers.
Diamonds signify steadfast, enduring love because of their unmatched strength and beauty. It’s no wonder diamond engagement rings are the most popular accompaniment to popping the question.
Although the tradition of giving a ring to the woman who has promised to become your bride goes back centuries, diamond engagement rings are a relatively recent innovation. Diamond engagement rings first became popular in the 1930s. By 1965, 80 percent of all new brides in the United States sported one.
The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring
A man presents his prospective bride with an engagement ring upon acceptance of his marriage proposal. In 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring on record for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. This sparked a trend for diamond rings among European aristocracy and nobility.