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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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How to tell if sterling silver is authentic

Posted by David Hayes on

Before you get too caught up in 925 silver value information, make sure what you are examining is truly 925 silver.Not every piece of jewelry with a shiny, silver appearance is true sterling silver. Whether you’re investigating the pieces in your jewelry box to find out the worth of things you already own, or considering a new purchase and want to make sure you get what you pay for, it’s important to be able to distinguish genuine 925 silver from other metals.Just because something looks like silver doesn’t mean it’s pure sterling silver. Something could be plated, or coated, with a...

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