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Why Hang Onto Unwanted Jewelry?

Closeup of gold jewelery with precious stones There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t be keeping that unwanted jewelry. After all, it’s not like these are likely to be family heirlooms because then they would be a treasure. This unwanted jewelry is simply collecting dust and taking up space in your jewelry box. Having less clutter is always a good thing. Closeup of yellow gold jewelery on a black background Then there is the idea that the jewelry could be worth something so you have free money sitting there that you could be using on other items or just simply putting in the bank for a rainy day. Even if it’s costume jewelry, you’d be surprised what it might be worth, so it’s good to take it to a jewelry appraiser at a jewelry store to find out. What you may no longer like in terms of jewelry style might be the exact thing another person has been searching for, especially if your unwanted jewelry is vintage or from a certain time period. It’s worth having a look to see what people are searching for on online sites where they can list a certain type [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Why Hang Onto Unwanted Jewelry?

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Watches, Rings, Coins and More

Mom doesn’t have to be the only one to get a great gift from our Pasadena, Texas jewelry store. There is plenty here that will show Dad just how much you love and appreciate him this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19th. Our Houston jewelry store is full of great gift ideas for Dad that he can cherish for a lifetime. Check out these gift ideas: Modern and vintage watches are still popular with Dads. It doesn’t have to be an Apple Watch to tempt him. Instead, you can check out our selection of antique and vintage watches, including Rolex, as well as new and traditional watch brands as well as other luxury watch brands. You can even get the watch engraved so he can remember who it was from and on what occasion he received it. We have many styles of men’s rings and bracelets that also make a nice touch for Father’s Day or we can custom create a ring or bracelet for Dad at our custom jewelry bar that highlights his individual style and design preferences. Our Houston jewelry store is renowned for our coin collection and if your Dad is a collector or you want to [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Father’s Day Gift Guide: Watches, Rings, Coins and More

Jewelry Gift Ideas for National Rose Month

June is national rose month and it’s a great time to extend that celebration into a jewelry gift for a loved one or even for yourself. We have some great ideas for celebrating the beautiful rose this month: Rose Gold As you may know, pure gold is always yellow. However, to create rose gold, colored alloys are mixed together and then added to gold to create rose-colored rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. The reddish color is created by adding copper in just a very small amount. Sometimes, silver is also added to provide a different pink hue. Many people enjoy this type of jewelry because it creates a different look and often stands out from just the typical yellow gold color. The rose gold is also a way to match jewelry with certain clothing styles or looks you want to create. Rose Jewelry We also can offer or custom create rose jewelry, such as rose pendants, bracelets, or broaches. We’ve also taken a real rose and dipped it in 24k gold for customers, creating a lifetime way to tell someone how much you love them. There are many unique ways to incorporate roses in your jewelry that you can discover [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Jeweler|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Jewelry Gift Ideas for National Rose Month

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

Jewelry Ideas for Prom

With prom coming up at the local area high schools here in Houston, we wanted to share some great jewelry ideas for prom where you can accent that great prom outfit with something truly special. Here are some of the popular trends we see for prom 2016: Chandelier earrings work well with an up-do hairstyle and off-the-shoulder dress. These earrings are typically gold as this provides the most elegant look over silver. A necklace with numerous drop features along it is ideal for an off-the-shoulder dress as it calls attention to the neck and shoulder area. It tends to go well with a more glamorous style of prom dress. Costume jewelry continues to be popular as it offers a dramatic look to any prom attire. Very popular are art-deco style bracelets, necklaces, and brooches. Jeweled headbands and armbands are very popular this year. Just make sure that a jeweled armband doesn’t interfere with your prom corsage. Stacked pearl bracelets are a cool trend this year, offering a great romantic look for a very classic or traditional style of prom dress. Stackable rings are another trend that has emerged for prom in 2016. These gold rings can have gemstones or be [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Jewelry Ideas for Prom

The April Birthstone is Diamonds: Time to Buy Some Special Diamond Jewelry Gifts

Now in the midst of April, you may have some special birthdays to celebrate like a spouse or other family member. It’s a great idea to gift that special someone with a piece of jewelry that represents their April birthstone, which just so happens to be diamonds. Diamonds are a truly spectacular birthstone that represents prestige, strength, and power. This gemstone was also thought to have healing powers back in the Middle Ages. It has always been known as a somewhat magical gemstone due to the way it reflects light and creates a dramatic effect. When you select a diamond as a gift, you can go with a clear, sparkling diamond or try one of the new color treated diamonds like those in a rainbow of colors or that are offered as “chocolate” diamonds. On top of the color, you also have all types of options, including diamond earrings, diamond necklaces, diamond rings, diamond bracelets, diamond tennis bracelets, diamond broaches and even diamond encrusted watches. We have a wide selection of diamond jewelry, including antique diamond jewelry and the ability to create your own custom diamond jewelry pieces. Our Pasadena, TX jewelry shop and our online EBay store offers a [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Diamond Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The April Birthstone is Diamonds: Time to Buy Some Special Diamond Jewelry Gifts

Turning a Family Heirloom into an Updated Piece of Jewelry

Closeup of yellow gold jewelery on a black background A special family heirloom like a piece of jewelry or gem is one of the most treasured items to receive from a family member. It is something to hold onto and often is there to remind us of the family member that’s gone. While we value this special gift that has been left for us, sometimes it may well be that it just isn’t our style. Since we all have personal preferences and like jewelry to fit with our style, it may well be what you were left isn’t exactly something you would wear no matter how much you love that it came from a loved one. That’s when you can honor their memory but create a new piece of jewelry from the gem stones by coming to us and setting up an appointment at our Pasadena, Texas jewelry bar. Here, you will be able to select a different setting to show off that gem but in a way that you will enjoy wearing it and that will fit your personal style. All you need to do is bring in your old jewelry and we can discuss the type [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Jeweler|Tags: , |Comments Off on Turning a Family Heirloom into an Updated Piece of Jewelry