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Seranite Wedding Band for Men: Everything You Need to Know

What Is Seranite? Seranite is a ceramic based metal. It’s naturally black in color and it’s used as an alternative metal for men’s wedding bands. There are different pressurized levels of ceramic. Some may break easily, but Seranite is made at the highest pressure injected level which makes it very durable, pretty indestructible, and scratch… Read more »

About Instagram and One of My Favorite Bloggers

Instagram is my favorite social media. You can find me under “Cynthia Britt Jewelry“. I post images of my work from sketch to bench to the final piece. I show images of loose diamonds as I’m picking out the best one for an up-coming ring. I love nature, so whenever I get the chance, I… Read more »

How to Pick a Beautiful Emerald Cut Diamond

When I was searching for an emerald cut diamond to make Jennifer’s engagement ring, I looked at many different emerald cut diamonds, all with different proportions, color and clarity grades. Here’s a helpful guideline on what to look for: First thing that you’ll notice, when you compare emerald cut diamonds, is their overall shape. There… Read more »

Joel Arthur Rosenthal aka JAR: A Living Legend

One of my favorite Jewelers and one of my idles is JAR, Joel Arthur Rosenthal. His inventive style and his pursuit of excellence in his work and his micro pave setting, have made him a living legend. In fact, he is the only living jeweler who is having an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of… Read more »

Golconda Diamonds: What's So Special About Them

It was about ten years ago, at a jewelry show, when I first came across a Golconda diamond. I had never seen one before, but I will never forget how that single diamond was the shiniest and most translucent diamond among all others displayed! I’ve been lucky enough to have seen a few Golconda diamonds,… Read more »

Diamond Fluorescence: Should I Stay Away From It?

My customers always ask me “What is fluorescence?” “Should I stay away from it?” Fluorescence is the visible light some diamonds emit when they are exposed to invisible (UV) rays which is daylight and the light in tanning booths. Submicroscopic substitutions and/or shifts in the diamond structure can cause fluorescence as well as prevent it…. Read more »

Best Way To Wear And Take Off Your Rings!

You’ll be surprised to find out that pressure from your hand when wearing and taking off your ring that has gems on it can be the number one reason for gems to get loose! When wearing or taking off your ring, always hold it from the sides where there’s metal and no gems. This will… Read more »

How to Clean Your Diamond Ring

Diamonds have a sticky surface, it’s their property, and it’s because of their molecular structure.  Everyday hand washing, even with mild soap, dish washing liquid detergents, shampoos, and finger prints easily adhere to the surface of the diamond.  An effective way to clean your diamond at home is the following: Use one part household cleaning… Read more »

How To Take Care Of Your Cultured Pearls

Follow these simple steps and your pearls will say shiny and beautiful like the first day when you bought them. When wearing perfume, first put the perfume on then wear your pearls. The  acid from the perfume damages the nacre. Don’t handle your pearls when you have lotion on your hands. The lotion dulls  the pearl…. Read more »

How Are Cultured Pearls Made

Natural pearls occurred when irritants such as parasites damaged the outer  shell of an oyster and entered into the soft tissue. As a natural defense  mechanism, the oyster produced a coating on the irritant. This coating is the  nacre and it’s built up of many thin layers, resulting in a pearl. It’s a myth that… Read more »