Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shopping for Engagement Rings and Wedding Sets

Whether you are getting married this summer or thinking about getting engaged to that special someone, our Houston jewelry store has the wedding band sets and engagement rings to fit your style and budget. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you will be shopping in our store or our EBay store for either type of ring: Narrow Your Choices Down To keep your shopping as hassle-free as possible, make sure you have some key parameters ahead of traveling to the jewelry store. For example, what color metal do you prefer: yellow, white, or rose? Do you want simple or extravagant? Have answers to these questions in advance by looking at examples online to determine what you do and do not like. Start Your Search Early Once you have a basic idea of what you want make sure you start at least two months in advance so you can browse, research, price and revisit rings that you like. Leave more time if you want to have a custom wedding ring or custom engagement ring as well as if you want it engraved. Match Style or Don’t You don’t have to match styles and wear matching rings. Pick wedding [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Categories: Wedding Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shopping for Engagement Rings and Wedding Sets

Most Common Jewelry and Watch Repairs

You love your jewelry and watches, so the last thing you want is for them to break. The good news is that most items can be repaired by a jewelry store. Most repairs are related to wear and tear. Here are some of the most common jewelry repairs and watch repairs we see in our Pasadena, Texas jewelry store: Closeup of gold jewelery with precious stones Common Jewelry Repairs Worn metal: On wedding bands and other rings, the metal can be worn down and weaken. A gold or platinum-smith would need to take care of this common jewelry repair. Broken prongs: Diamond and gem settings use prongs to hold these in place. Over time or with poor care, these prongs can wear down or just simply break. You don’t want to lose a precious gem so this needs to be fixed by a jeweler. Broken chains and links: Necklace and bracelet chains and links also break over time. Depending on where or what breaks in the chain or links, it may be repairable or it may need to be replaced. A jewelry repair shop will be able to tell you what is involved upon closer inspection. Lost stones: [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Most Common Jewelry and Watch Repairs

Tips for Selling Your Gold Jewelry

Gold continues to be an excellent investment and, when you are ready, it can also deliver good liquidity value. However, before you think of selling your gold jewelry, you need to know how the process works and follow some tips if you want to maximize what you make. Understand How Gold is Measured Gold weight determines its value, but jewelers use a different measurement standard called a Troy ounce, which is 31.1 grams per Troy ounce versus 28 grams per standard ounce. Some jewelers and gold dealers use a system of weights that is known as a pennyweight to measure a Troy ounce. If they are not using this system to measure, you might want to consider using a different dealer to sell your gold. Recognize Karats Also Determine Value Since gold is too soft to be used on its own, it is mixed with other metals to create the necessary durability to make it into jewelry. It is important that you know the karats of the gold you are trying to sell so you can determine if you are receiving a fair price. If you are going to sell jewelry that has different karat value, be sure to separate [...]

By | May 7th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips for Selling Your Gold Jewelry

Great Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

Moms love jewelry. And, moms deserve something special and sentimental like a special piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day. Not only is it something that they will treasure, but you will also be letting them know just how special they are to you. This Mother’s Day lands on Sunday, May 8th. With just under a week to get your shopping done, we’ve put together a Mother’s Day gift guide of jewelry ideas that she is sure to love. Check out these Mother’s Day jewelry ideas: Heart jewelry shows your love for mom, including a heart-shaped pendant, heart brooch, or heart-shaped locket. Heart earrings and rings are also an option. Charm bracelets continue to be popular. Charms can be added to personalize it, including birthstones of children and herself as well as charms that symbolize her interests and hobbies. Diamonds are a stunning way to show Mom love, especially diamond stud earrings, a tennis bracelet, or special ring. Gemstone earrings are another favorite among Moms and can be made to incorporate all types of designs and style preferences. Birthstone jewelry is a way to celebrate being a mom, including incorporating the birth stones of all children in a ring, bracelet, or [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day