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July 31st, 2017 1:22PM         When it comes to storing precious metals like fine silver jewelry, some are not familiar with proper storage procedures, which can cause trouble later down the road. With that said, let's take a look at some frequently asked questions about proper jewelry packaging and answer them one-by-one! CAN I JUST USE THE PACKAGING THE JEWELRY CAME IN? It's not recommended. The sole purpose of the original jewelry packaging was just to make it easy to transport from the store to your home. The packaging wasn't designed to...

WHAT'S THE VERDICT ON TARNISH RESISTANT ALLOYS? Sep 29, 2016 11:55:40 AM Tarnish Resistant Silver Alloys Silver has been mined for thousands of years. Used in ornaments, utensils, religious artifacts, jewelry, and as the basis of monetary systems around the globe, silver’s been a desirable metal since it’s discovery long ago. But, silver does have one weakness…. It’s proverbial Achilles heel is tarnish- the dark discoloration that occurs when silver is exposed to corrosive gases like sulfides. Another reason silver tarnishes: the silver we’re most familiar with and use most...

This Blog Post is republished with the consent and permission of Intercept Technology™Tarnish & Corrosion Prevention Packaging WHAT'S THE VERDICT ON E-COATINGS? Jan 25, 2017 11:10:04 AM E-coating is an electro-deposition coating, electro-painting, or electrophoretic lacquering deposited onto the surface of a metal via dipping and electrical currents. As opposed to electro-plating, which entails the application of a metal to a metal, E-coating's consist of paint or lacquer applied to a metal. They're used throughout various industries, including automotive, agricultural, electronics and - you guessed it - jewelry! But how effective are E-coating's as a method of...

SPECIAL REPORT Sterling Silver – How and Why you need to clean it This special report is here to educate and inform you about how to care for and clean Sterling Silver Jewelry. Sterling Silver Jewelry is probably the most beautiful jewelry there is, and it is most beautiful in its purest and cleanest form. If your chain arrives tarnished, we will of course immediately replace it. Read on. Sterling Silver Jewelry reacts with oxygen and “oxidizes” which means it turns BLACK or tarnishes. It can turn yellow, gold, bronze,...

She Promised If She Designed It, We Would Sell It. My wife designed this beautiful necklace and then she did not want to sell it. After several weeks, I finally convinced her to allow us to sell it. Today, I offer this beautiful jewelry piece. This one-of-a-kind necklace is made with genuine Swarovski Crystals along with 100% turquoise. It is 19" long, has little black Swarovski Crystals throughout and a grouping of turquoise stones in a cluster. The clasp is sterling silver and easily hooks together. Imagine the compliments you will get...

Here is an article from my Wife, the lovely Jewelry Lady herself, Mary Elizabeth Glosup... Wait a minute...stainless steel for jewelry? Whaaat!!! Isn't it used for surgical instruments, buildings and bridge supports, appliances? Yup it is. Yet now I'm telling you it can also be used to make from the most delicate piece of ladies jewelry to a manly man piece of jewelry. Well that's exactly what I'm saying here. Stainless steel is looking like the NEW sterling silver. Now what do I mean by that and what are the...

Our infinity ribbon chain, so named because it looks like a ribbon chain or an infinity sign is our first stainless chain to offer on amazon. It looks just like sterling silver! This is one of my favorite chains and I wear it with my favorite piece of jewelry, my divine 316L stainless steel rose pendant. A little side track here, this rose is a bold piece of jewelry and I get more compliments on this than any other piece of jewelry I have ever worn. But this post is...

I went to the mall with my wife the other day and while she went shopping for some personal items, I thought I would stroll around and get nosy about my favorite subject - Sterling Silver Chains! I waltzed up to the Jewelry Counter at an unnamed Anchor Store and waited while the lady in front of me was looking at and trying on some Sterling Silver Chains. I was trying to see the prices and was having trouble from behind her so I just sidled on up next to...

Today, after much work Dean has launched the New Designer Sterling Silver Website. He asks that you please visit all his pages and critique them and let him know if you find any errors. In fact he is offering a chain of your choice FOR FREE if you will do this and let him know of any problems on the website. Just email him at dean@designersterlingsilver.com and tell him what you found and he will take it from there. He is also asking for suggestions for Blog posts, information you might want,...