History of Engagement Rings

History of Engagement Rings July 23, 2015 Engagement rings are nearly as old as humanity itself. In fact, some historians believe that early versions of the practice originated with cavemen, who tied cords of braided grass around his mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist to symbolically bind her to him. Of course, this tradition had to […]

How to Choose a Jewelry Appraiser

How to Choose a Jewelry Appraiser June 20, 2014 Have you recently inherited some jewelry and you’d like to have it appraised? Trying to determine whether to sell or hold onto your jewelry? In need of an appraisal for insurance purposes? Need valuation for a divorce or estate plan? Not all appraisers are created equal. […]

Birthstones and What they Mean

Birthstones and What they Mean March 14, 2014 Birthstones. A lovely tradition – something beautiful to associate with the month of your birth. Chances are you know what your birthstone is. But do you know the history behind it and what it means? Today in modern America, we’ve actually gotten quite far away from the […]