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Jewelry Blog

Tips, Trends, News, and More

Welcome to Bespoke Fine Jewelry’s Blog!

Our jewelry blog is packed full of tips, cool facts, current news, trends, and other jewelry related topics. Take a peek around, and see what new things you discover about one of the best thing in life- jewelry! Moreover, we look forward to your comments about the items we post. So, read and comment away…

Rare Emeralds Up For Auction

Large emeralds are rare. Even rarer are large ones that have little visible inclusions (imperfections within the stone created while it formed in the earth). On April 25, 2017 the opportunity to purchase such a stone is presented by Guernsey …

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Fair Trade Montana Amethyst

Love the color purple? Enjoy larger pieces of jewelry? Like responsibly mined, fair trade gemstones? Then amethyst is the perfect gemstone for you. Amethyst offers beautiful hues of purple along with large carat size at a relatively inexpensive price while …

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French Cut Pavé Rings

You’ve probably heard of a pavé setting before, but what is a French cut pavé setting? French cut pavé or French pavé (also sometimes seen as French set) is a way of setting accent diamonds to achieve the maximum amount of light exposure to …

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Redesign a Ring

One of your rings keeps losing a gemstone.  Worst yet is that it’s not any old ring; it’s your favorite ring- your Mother’s Ring with all your kid’s birthstones. You want to keep wearing it, but it looks funny with a stone …

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Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are becoming more and more popular due to their unique shape and faceting. However, not all cushion cut diamonds are alike. Bespoke Fine Jewelry offers cushion brilliant diamonds  which are cushion cut diamonds that have very …

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2016 Engagement Ring Trends

The time has come for you to start looking for an engagement ring, yet you’re not sure where to start. You want a ring that she will love. One that is her style and tastes. Maybe even something that is …

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How to Clean Jewelry

What is the most effective way to clean
jewelry? That is a question that lots of people ask. The primary reason for this is that jewelry is a delicate thing. Most pieces of jewelry have precious stones that are fragile or can scratch. Similar to a piece of art, you need to treat your jewelry with care. Would you wear your favorite cocktail dress or evening gown outside to weed your flower bed? I’m hoping you wouldn’t. The same is with jewelry, protect it and it will last – and look great – for a long time.

Okay, on to tips on how to keep your jewelry clean and sparkling. There are different ways to ideally clean various metals and gemstones. Follow these tips and you will turn your dull jewelry into ones that will be noticed right away!

Gold:
In a plastic container place a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent in one cup of warm water. Let the jewelry soak in this about 5 to 8 minutes. Then use a unused soft bristle toothbrush to gently scrub the piece (previously used toothbrushes could still have toothpaste in them that could scratch the diamond/setting). Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry on a towel.

Platinum and Palladium:
You can do the same as gold (see above) or for a better cleaning, use a fourth of a cup of ammonia instead of the dishwashing detergent.

Sterling Silver:
Clean sterling silver by rinsing it with warm water (be sure to cover the drain before starting!). To remove the tarnish, use a polishing cloth designeded for silver or silver cleaning fluid.

Diamonds:
In a plastic container combine one cup of warm water with a fourth of a cup of ammonia. Let the jewelry soak in this about 5 to 8 minutes. Afterward interval, use a new soft bristle toothbrush to gently scrub around the diamond (s) and the setting (previously used toothbrushes could still have toothpaste in them that could scratch the diamond/setting). Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry on a towel.

Pearls:
Pearls are delicate and can scratch or have their finish removed easily. Make a solution of a cup of warm water and a few drops of baby soap (PH neutral). Dampening a soft cloth with the solution, gently rub each pearl on the strand. Let the strand air dry on a towel. Do not place the strand in the solution as this will cause the string to stretch.

Gemstones:
Clean gemstones in a similar fashion as pearls (see above). Avoid soaking gemstone jewelry (especially softer gems like opals and turquoise) as the stone might absorb chemicals. Be careful using ultrasonic cleaners with gemstones other than diamonds and sapphires as softer gemstones can crack.

Now you will always have shiny jewelry that will catch the attention of everyone! Though it takes a little time and effort, it is simple to keep jewelry looking its best.