How To Make Copper Jewelry Shine Again

If you have copper jewelry, you may notice it is quick to tarnish. Copper is one of the oldest mined substances used to make earrings, beads, and rings, but it can fade with constant exposure to air. It is possible to remove the tarnish yourself. Here are some tips to remove tarnish from copper jewelry. Prepare to Clean For this project, you need: two shallow bowls airtight plastic bags polishing cloths (sold at jewelry stores) wood spatula soft-bristled toothbrush ketchup or sauces  lemon juice or lemon slice salt cream of tartar (optional) baking soda The cleaning solution that you use depends on if the jewelry is lacquered. Read More 

3 Tips For Engagement Ring Shopping On A Budget

When you're getting ready to pop the big question to your special someone, one of your first orders of business is to select a ring. This process can occasionally feel daunting, especially if you're on a budget. It's important, however, to know that it's impossible to find a perfect ring regardless of your price point. Gone are the days that you should hold yourself to the rule of the ring costing two months' salary. Read More 

Selling Gold: 3 Surprising Places You Might Find Gold

Gold is one of the most valuable precious metals, and it can be easily liquefied on the market. The price of a troy ounce of gold, which is roughly 31.10 grams, will average approximately $1,100 in 2016. Gold is used in many applications. Most people are not even aware that they are sitting on a gold mine at home that they can easily cash in on. In fact, most people aren't even aware that gold can be found in these 3 surprising places. Read More 

Antique Jewelry 101: 4 Tips For Cleaning Your Vintage Treasures

Vintage jewelry is unique, elegant, and quite beautiful. However, it's often very delicate as well. While cleaning your antique jewelry pieces might not be the first thing on your mind, they could probably use some cleaning from time-to-time to keep them sparkling. If you have never cleaned antique jewelry before, it can be difficult. After all, it's fragile and if you use the wrong tools you could easily break or tarnish it. Read More 

3 Benefits Of Getting A Jewelry Collateral Loan

If you find yourself in need of some quick cash, you may be thinking of taking out a small loan. But short term loans sometimes have high interest rates and if you have already tapped out your existing lines of credit, you might not qualify anyway. One option to get yourself back on the right track that you might not have considered is a jewelry collateral loan. A jewelry collateral loan will give you an amount roughly equal to the value of whatever jewelry you turn in to the jewelry shop. Read More