Uncovering Hidden Gems At Bargain Prices: 3 Tips On How To Get The Best Deals At Pawnshops

The 10,000 and counting various pawnshops nationwide are treasure troves filled with great deals and amazing bargains. You can find discounted – over 50% below retail price – power tools in great condition or beautiful and rare antique jewelry that may be worth a fortune. Although merchandise from pawnshops is already discounted, these 3 simple tips can help you save even more on hidden gems, and you'll easily get great deals. [Read More]

3 Tips For Buying Emeralds

Diamonds may be forever, but they're not everyone's preference. Some people prefer their jewelry with a splash of color. If you're shopping for a piece of jewelry for yourself or for someone special, consider going with this year's trendiest gemstone, the emerald. The brilliant green stones make an eye-catching accessory, and the stones look great with gold, silver, or platinum settings. If you know what you're looking for and how to shop, emeralds can also be a relatively affordable treat for yourself or gift for a loved one. [Read More]

3 Things You Should Know Before Ordering A Jewelry Appraisal

If you don't know the current dollar value of your wedding ring, diamond brooch, or gold necklace, you're overdue for a jewelry appraisal. The inspections and formal estimates, when performed and officially recorded by qualified experts, can give you both critical information information and a better understanding of your estate's worth. Here are three things you should sort out before handing your jewels over for an appraisal. 1. The Purpose of Your Appraisal [Read More]

6 Totally Hot & Unexpected Diamond Engagement Ring Trends

Forget solitaire or three stone diamond engagement rings. This year's trends are much more unique, and are designed to complement a wide variety of personalities and budgets. Here are 5 totally hot (and somewhat unexpected) diamond engagement ring trends. If you choose a style below, you can be confident that your ring will "wow!"  1. East-West Settings  This unique spin on how the diamond is set in the engagement ring is getting hotter by the minute. [Read More]