Jewelry Care

Most jewelry, including 22kt gold pieces, can be maintained with a nonabrasive jewelry cleaner. Professional cleanings are recommended as frequently as once a year, depending on how often you wear your jewelry. Ultrasonic cleaning is not safe for most gems, so we advise against this method. Between wearings, it is recommended that you place your jewelry in its original casing or another suitably lined box or pouch. Take care to protect your jewelry from impact...

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The Four C’s of Diamonds

The authenticity of each diamond is based on the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) standard. These four categorizations are used to classify the rarity of diamonds: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Cut – influenced by the human hand, the cut of a diamond represents the proportions and finish of a diamond, as well as the shape and style of a polished gem. A diamond cut with the correct proportions and angles, also called “Well Cut,”...

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Gold Care

Karats are used to describe the purity or fineness of gold. A karat is 1/24th of a portion, so 24-karat gold is pure gold. 14-karat gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals. 18-karat gold is 18/24 parts gold, or 75% gold. Pure gold is very soft, so it is usually mixed with other metals to form an alloy that is hard, less expensive, and sometimes has a different color.

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Jadau

Jadau jewelry is one of the finest examples of highly skilled craftsmanship that was brought into India by the Mughal Empire. The tradition of Jadau craft has been in practice in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat since the 15th to 17th century. While the art form was introduced to India by Mughal rule, Indian craftsmen, specifically from Bikaner, made it popular by incorporating their indigenous skills. Jadau is not a type of stone,...

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