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Purchasing an Affordable Antique Ring: What You Should Know

Do you want to ask your partner to marry you and present an antique ring that won't break your wallet? You may be able to find an antique engagement ring at an affordable price by visiting an estate sale or jewelry store, but you should also be wise about the stones and metal used. Below, learn how to get a nice antique engagement ring for your partner when you don't have a lot of money to spend on it. Read More 

Could That Heavy Old Taxco Jewelry Be Worth More Than Its Weight In Silver?

If you hear the term "Taxco silver," you may have no idea what it means unless you're familiar with the unique history of the remarkable town and its place in the silver jewelry industry. If you're lucky enough to own Taxco silver, make sure that you have it appraised for its commercial value as art - not just its metal weight alone. This is what you should know: William Spratling And Taxco History Read More 

How Rare Is Your U.S. Liberty Head Nickel?

The Liberty Head Nickel is a five-cent coin minted in the U.S. from 1883 until 1912.  During this time, this coin was minted at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania without a mint mark. Smaller runs of this coin were also minted in 1912 at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado and the U.S. Mint in San Francisco, California. Both of these smaller runs were struck with mint marks. After 1912, the Liberty Head Nickel was replaced by the Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel. Read More 

How To Buy Gold Coins From Online Auctions And Not Get Taken

If you have recently perused any sort of online auction website lately in the hopes of snagging an incredible deal on solid gold coins, you should be more careful. It is very easy to fool bidders and buyers with pictures of gold coins and not pictures of the actual coins themselves. Worse still are the gold coins for sale that the seller states have never been touched by human hands, but then shows the coins out of their protective cases with gloved hands. Read More 

Green And Gorgeous: 3 Earrings You Should Make Out Of Reused Materials

It's always good to recycle and reduce the amount of waste on Earth -- but when it comes to earrings, it can be tough to lay aside that itch for the fanciest, most expensive baubles you can afford in order to do your part for the planet. But what if you didn't have to choose between sustainability and glamor when choosing earrings? If you're looking for ideas on how to DIY some earrings for your collection that is both chic and clean, then here's what you need to know. Read More