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How to Select a Diamond Ring

Purchasing a diamond ring for yourself or a loved one or even a diamond engagement ring is a big deal. You are investing in something beautiful and priceless that you plan to keep for a lifetime. So, before you just go anywhere and buy the first diamond ring you see, there are some things to keep in mind and do that will help you select the best diamond ring: Do your homework so you know more about what type of diamonds there are, how they are priced, and the type of materials that are used to make a diamond ring. Consider your budget. This is a large purchase and you don’t want to go crazy and put yourself in the poorhouse to buy a diamond ring. Focus on a price range that is equivalent of two months of salary for you. If you are buying it for a special someone or even yourself, know what they like in terms of setting like classic, pave, or diamond shape. There are also styles like a diamond solitaire ring or a diamond eternity band ring. Look at the other jewelry your special someone has, consider personality and lifestyle, and even ask outright what [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Diamond Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to Select a Diamond Ring

Tips on Buying Silver or Gold Coins

Silver coins and gold coins have been noted as an excellent investment vehicle. Before jumping in and start buying gold coins or silver coins, you need to know a bit more about the types of coins available and how to buy safe rather than become the victim of fraud. This article provides tips on buying gold coins and buying silver coins. How to Buy Gold Coins Gold coins are either bullion coins or numismatic, or collector, coins. Most gold investors are typically interested gold bullion coins because they have substantial gold content and pricing is more transparent than gold collector coins. Collector coin enthusiasts tend to stick those types versus buying bullion coins. You need to decide which type of gold coin interests you and stick to that type as you invest in order to build your expertise. While you can buy gold coins online like at various coin seller and coin buyer sites as well as places like EBay, you may want to consider buying your coins in person or at least with a gold coin store first and then using the convenience of their EBay store once you’ve established a relationship with that gold coin dealer. Don’t assume [...]

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Buy Coins|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tips on Buying Silver or Gold Coins

We Support Local Charities in Pasadena, Texas

As a long-standing member of the local community in Pasadena, Texas, we have been committed to supporting local organizations that raise money and help out our neighbors and citizens in need of greater assistance. For over 25 years, we have participated in various charities and fundraising efforts throughout Houston and the Pasadena, Texas area. Project Joy & Hope One of the charities we support is Project Joy & Hope. Their mission is to “promote the physical and psychological well-being of children with life-limiting conditions as well as to support their families. They offer this assistance through education, program and resource development, and community awareness events. To further our efforts in helping local charities like Project Joy & Hope, your purchase in our Pasadena, TX jewelry store or online at our Ebay store will mean that they get extra funds. We donate 10% of all Ebay sales to Project Joy & Hope. That includes our live auctions and inventory that is currently listed in our Ebay store. VFW Necklaces We have also participated in the local community in other ways. For example, the VFW commissioned a stunning custom gold necklace that they give to the families of fallen soldiers. This is [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Gold & Jewelry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on We Support Local Charities in Pasadena, Texas

What is a Custom Jewelry Bar?

When you hear the term, “bar,” you may think it’s some type of watering hole. However, in the case of our Houston jewelry store, the word, “bar” is less about drinks and more about a comfortable place to come and relax while you create the custom jewelry of your dreams for yourself or that special someone in your life. The reason we came up with this term is that, despite being the best jewelry store in Pasadena, Texas, we have always aimed at offering a truly unique experience for you, our customers. While some may feel nervous coming into a jewelry store, afraid to look or even consider the possibility of getting custom jewelry, our aim is to show that this can be a reality. The custom jewelry bar has been a way to get people comfortable with the idea of creating a necklace or designing a ring. Our customers can also custom design bracelets, earrings, and other special pieces of jewelry. Plus, it gives us the opportunity to show off the incredible technology we use that lets you see your custom jewelry design come to life before your eyes so you know exactly what it will look like before [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Pasadena Jeweler|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is a Custom Jewelry Bar?

Facts About Jewelry and Watch Repair

If you have a watch or some jewelry that is in need of repair, it may be time to consider taking it into a reputable jewelry store to get it back to looking new. Before you go the next step, consider these general facts about watch and jewelry repair. Things to Know About Watch Repair Some watches just need cleaning while others may require a complete overhaul. An overall for a watch involves taking the complete movement apart, ultrasonically cleaning and oiling it, and putting it back together. This typically should be done every five years. Your watch may need a quartz conversion, which means that the mechanical/electric movement is replaced with a modern regulated quartz movement. It is a great way to update a treasured watch. Watch stem and crown repair involves the little knob on the side of a watch, which helps you set the time on the watch. Simpler watch repairs include replacing the watch battery. This is necessary when your watch stops telling the correct time or just stops running altogether. Other changes that may be needed include replacing the gasket on the watch as well as polishing the metal band or replacing the band or [...]

By | February 27th, 2016|Categories: Rolex, Rolex Watch, Watches For Men|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Facts About Jewelry and Watch Repair

Tips for Selling Your Gold

The price of gold is at one of its highest points in years, so this may be the time to go through your jewelry and consider what you may not want or have not used to cash in on this precious metal. To ensure you get the best deal for your gold, consider these tips for selling your gold: Get to know who you are selling to before actually selling. This means doing some research about the gold buyer. You can go on sites like the Better Business Bureau or social media sites like Yelp to hear what others have to say about the gold buying business. It’s also a good idea to go into the store and browse around, interact with the staff, and get an overall feel for the place before you bring in your gold to sell to see if you feel comfortable with a working relationship with the staff. Do your homework about gold selling. For example, you will want to be familiar with certain facts about gold selling, including that the gold is measured in Troy ounces so be sure to have the weight of the pieces that you are selling in advance. You also [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Gold Coins|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tips for Selling Your Gold

Delight your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a pair of sparkling diamond earrings from our collection or by creating a custom set of diamond earrings with the help of our jewelry craftsmen. Types of Diamond Earrings There are many different styles and designs of diamond earrings to consider for Valentine’s Day: Diamond stud earrings are simple settings that have prongs that hold a diamond into place and focus strictly on the sheer beauty this precious stone offers. This type of earring goes with all types of clothing and situations. Drop earrings offer a way to combine diamonds with other stones or feature them on their own within various settings that cascade down from the ear. One particular style of drop earring is known as the chandelier earring, which looks similar to a chandelier that illuminates a home. Unlike a drop earring that features one or two stones, this style often has many. Another design style for diamond drop earrings is known as the “journey” earring where each diamond on the drop increases in size along the curve of the earring in either a circle or square shape. Hoop earrings come in an array of sizes and thicknesses but are in [...]

Jewelry Ideas to Make This the Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, you may be struggling over what to get your sweetheart this year. That’s why we are here to help you find the perfect gift of jewelry that shows your love. Here are some ideas to consider: We have a wide array of gold, silver, and platinum jewelry that covers numerous styles and design choices as well as budgets! You can find rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more within our Pasadena jewelry store in Houston. Our watch collection offers many recognizable brands, including antique and retro watches, watches with precious stones, and special edition watches, including those from Rolex. While our Houston jewelry shop has many Valentine’s Day gifts already ready to be gift boxed up and wrapped, we have an extraordinary idea that will take your Valentine’s Day gift from great to memorable. That involves coming in and working with our jewelry designers on a custom jewelry piece that your loved one will never find at other jewelry stores or see anyone else wearing. We have a custom jewelry bar where you can sit with our designers and select everything from the precious metal and stones to the setting and design style [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Valentine's Day Gifts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Jewelry Ideas to Make This the Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

Facts About Buying and Selling Jewelry

Whether you are considering new jewelry or antique jewelry as a gift for someone special, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, or you are looking to sell jewelry to a reputable dealer for the best price, here are some facts to keep in mind: Be aware of the current price of precious metals. You can find these prices online through various websites as well as through jewelry websites. Closeup of gold jewelery with precious stones Research what various pieces of jewelry cost that are similar to what you are looking for or what you are buying. You can also find this information online through various jewelry sites as well as by visiting different jewelry stores. Jewelry prices change with the rate of precious metals as well as due to trends. Remember that your jewelry is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. Realize that there is a different between the retail price and what you will get paid for your jewelry or what you are buying jewelry for. A jewelry store obviously needs to make a profit to remain in business, but you want to select a jewelry partner based on those [...]