Best advices to buy Gold Jewelry

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With the different gold and silver prices, you need to make sure that you know that you are buying real gold when deciding that you’re going to invest in purchasing gold jewelry. There are too many people that thought that they are spending money on buying gold, just to find out that their jewelry wasn’t real gold. With this advice, you will be able to buy gold jewelry and know for sure that you are buying the real thing.

Doing research in learning gold

The first thing that you should do before you start looking for gold is to learn as much about gold and gold jewelry.

There are so many things that you should learn, and the gold and silver prices are just one of them. You need to learn how to spot real gold and how you can spot gold that isn’t real and actually just silver that was sprayed a gold color. When you know as much about gold as possible, then you can start looking for buying gold jewelry and know that you purchase real gold.

Looking for the authenticated signs

During your research, you will learn that on real gold jewelry there is always an authenticated sign that will tell you the type of gold and the karat gold that the jewelry is.

You need to make sure that every single gold jewelry item that you are going to purchase has this authenticated sign on. There are many gold items for sale that is actually just silver for sale that has been sprayed gold. This can be a real loss if you are purchasing silver at gold price.

Buying from legit gold websites

With the gold and silver prices in mind, you can start buying from legit gold websites. You should just make sure that you are really using legit websites and that you don’t get scammed.

There are too many websites that are selling silver at gold prices or they don’t even have the item that you are purchasing. This is why you should make sure that you’re buying from a legit gold website.

Ask for the warrantee

If you are buying real gold jewelry, you are going to get a warranty with the jewelry. There is even some silver for sale that comes with a warrantee. This is something that is normally standard. But, this doesn’t mean that you should not even ask for the warranty.

This can happen that you are buying from a site that isn’t legit, and when you want to return the jewelry, they tell you that you don’t have a warrantee. You should make sure that you are receiving a warranty when you are purchasing gold jewelry.

These are some really essential things that you should look for, when you are purchasing gold jewelry. There are many people that are falling for the trap of buying gold, when they are actually buying silver that was spray painted to look like gold. With these information and tips, and with the gold and silver prices in mind, you will be able to find the best possible gold jewelry online.

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The Essential Guide to Diamond Shopping

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Shopping for diamonds can be an overwhelming venture. From the cut to the clarity, there are plenty of factors that go into this beautiful stone that’ll make your head spin. You think that you’ll be able to walk into the jewelry store and trust that the jeweler is going to steer you in the right direction, but that’s not always the case. So, to avoid making your head spin, here are some resources you can use to shop for diamonds (provided by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company):

Diamond Size Chart

One of the most helpful tools is a diamond size chart. While lots of jewelers and jewelry industry sources provide size charts for round diamonds, not as many allow you to compare carat weights across the most popular shapes.

Check out our Diamond Carat Size Chart, a visual comparison of diamonds in the 10 most popular shapes, ranging from 0.25 to 5 carats. It also lists the actual diameters of each diamond, as measured through the girdle.

Ring Sizer

Especially important when gifting jewelry, a printable ring sizer is a simple way to determine your ring size. Print our Ring Sizer, grab a ring you (or your recipient) already own, and find the circle that matches in size. Easy as that!

Like the diamond chart, make sure you set page scaling to “none,” as the ring measurements are very precise.

Alternatively, most jewelers will provide a physical ring sizer free of charge. Great if you’re measuring your own finger, not so great if you’re trying to secretly get the ring size of your significant other. (Please take a video if you attempt this in their sleep. We’d love to see that.)

Pro Tips:

  • When considering a wide band, move up a size from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.
  • Your ring size will be about half a size larger on your primary hand (i.e. the hand you write with).

4Cs Quick Guide

There’s a lot you can learn about the 4Cs if you have the time and desire to dig deep. However, if you want a simple crash course in a printable format, Jewelers of America has just the thing.

They created a visual Guide to the Diamond 4Cs that shows the scales for carat, clarity, color and cut, as well as 12 of the most common diamond shapes.

For a more comprehensive resource, you can read their Guide to Buying Diamond Jewelry or head to Ritani’s Diamond Education section for a fun, interactive way to learn all about the 4Cs (or is it 7?).

To read the full guide, click here.

Diamond shopping doesn’t have to be hard if you know what you’re looking for. Make an informed decision when picking out the perfect diamond.


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Valentine’s Day Shopping Guide

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This holiday can be a little overwhelming as it’s considered to be the most romantic day of the year. There’s so much that goes into making this day perfect. Choosing the right venue is stressful enough, but picking the perfect gift doesn’t have to be.

Ritani helps make this decision easy by laying out some gorgeous pieces to consider purchasing for that one luck lady:

Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Choosing a Valentine’s Day gift needn’t be overwhelming. The Ritani gift guide for 2016 has something for every taste and budget, guaranteed to make her eyes sparkle. Here are some of the most exquisite selections, from the classic to the contemporary.

Diamond Arrow Bracelet in Sterling Silver

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If your lady’s style is more classic, you may want to look at more understated jewelry. A timeless beauty is silver. You can never go wrong with this sleek, chic precious metal.

Ali Brownrigg shares some pieces from Blue Nile that are bound to impress your loved one:

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Statement Silver

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to style your significant other out in silver. Chic and classic, sterling silver jewelry is totally having a moment.


Sterling silver has a powerful history. It was used as currency by the British for 500 years and defines the name of the utensils we eat with every single day. It’s also the type of silver most suited for fine jewelry. Its durability and malleability are assets when used for handcrafted jewelry featuring decorative weaving and other intricate designs.

No doubt you’ve heard people lament over polishing silver. Silver takes on a dull tarnish build-up when it reacts with the sulfur or hydrogen sulfide molecules floating through the air. Wearing your silver jewelry often is the best way to prevent tarnish and regular cleaning will keep it bright and sparkling.

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Choosing the perfect gift doesn’t have to be complicated. You can dazzle her with diamond bracelets, necklaces, or earrings, or you can impress her with a classic like silver. Think of her first and choose a style that matches her personality. If you purchase jewelry with her style in mind, you can’t go wrong.


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