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Is it safe to clean jewelry with alcohol and how do I do it?

Posted by David Hayes on

Rubbing alcohol (also known as Isopropyl alcohol), is a widely used as a cleaner for many household items, including jewelry. With that said, before you go and clean you jewelry with it, there are a few things you need to know. Keep reading to learn about what is safe to clean with alcohol and tips on cleaning it. So what is safe to clean with alcohol? First off all jewelry made of real precious metals such as gold and silver are safe to clean. Neither will be damaged be alcohol no matter the quality or karat as long as it...

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History of the valentines day card

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

In 1797, a British publisher issued The Young Man's Valentine Writer, which contained scores of suggested sentimental verses for the young lover unable to compose his own. Printers had already begun producing a limited number of cards with verses and sketches, called "mechanical valentines." Paper Valentines became so popular in England in the early 19th century that they were assembled in factories. Fancy Valentines were made with real lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced in the mid-19th century. In 1835, 60,000 Valentine cards were sent by post in Britain, despite postage being expensive.  A a reduction in postal rates following Sir Rowland...

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Whats in a persons name

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

Originally people only had one name but as populations grew the trend was to add a second "surname" as to give each person their own identity. Some cultures adopted the surname as a means in which to identify bloodline and this is especially true of royalty and higher classes. So what's in a name? While your surname (last name) is a mark of your genealogy, it is the first name that holds resonance as well as your personal identity. In the past names were given as ways to define ones destiny or value. Some examples would be Emma, "whole" or...

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What is Rhodium & why is it used?

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

  Rhodium is  a member of the platinum family and is considered to be the most expensive precious metal in the world. It costs about 6 times as much as gold by weight and the only way to produce it is to extract trace amounts from platinum and nickel ore.Rhodium is applied thin layers to silver and gold by polishing and then dipping (flashing / electro-plating). In this manner it will leave a shiny reflective finish and help resist tarnish and scratches.​Extremely tough, the only way to dissolve rhodium is with sulfuric acid.Before rhodium is applied the jewelry will be...

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Why you should buy Sterling Silver

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

  1. Sterling silver jewelry is durable and when taken care of correctly, sterling silver jewelry can last you a lifetime. Savvy sterling silver owners know that their pieces can look exactly the same even after forty years!Some of your well-made pieces could even become family heirlooms in the future. To make sure that you're getting the best quality jewelry,  you should buy from established, reputable jewelry companies, and look for marks like these in a hidden place on your new accessory: 925 or .925 sterling sterling silver Even if you don't want lifetime jewelry just yet, sterling silver is still a...

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