Vintage Costume Jewelry Care

Posted on: 17 April 2015

Collecting vintage costume jewelry is a fun and rewarding hobby. You can easily find pieces at estate sales, flea markets, garage sales and antique stores at very attractive prices. Jewelry made of non-precious metals and stones have been around since the Egyptian times, but Coco Chanel really gave costume jewelry the designer stamp of approval in the 1920s, when she and other designers used their creativity to design affordable expressions of style with jewelry.
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Are Those Diamond Prices Set In Stone?

Posted on: 9 April 2015

Guys, engagement rings are a pretty large investment. You want to find the biggest, brightest diamond to give your one true love, and that can be as expensive as a car. So, like a car, are you supposed to haggle with your jeweler to get the best price possible? That depends upon the specific store you go to, but many can help bring the price down or offer special financing that can help you save.
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How To Keep Your Engagement Ring Clean And Sparkling

Posted on: 6 April 2015

When your fiance places a ring on your finger, it's a time of great excitement and anticipation. You'll probably find yourself gazing at your ring finger several times throughout the coming days, dreaming of your upcoming nuptials. Keep that engagement ring looking new and sparkly by cleaning it regularly. Don't rely on the plain soap and water you use to wash your hands, but instead use a few tried and true methods designed for the exact metals and jewels in your engagement ring.
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The Legal Side Of Pawn Shops

Posted on: 6 April 2015

Pawn shops have been around for thousands of years. In fact, they can be tracked back to ancient China, Greece, and Rome. However, it wasn't until the mid-18th Century in England that Parliament deciding that it was time to regulate these businesses. While the popular television show Pawn Stars shows a simplified process of business, there are a lot of laws that shops must follow, and there is a lot of paperwork behind the scenes.
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