Care and Cleaning of Your Emeralds

EMERALDS ARE A hard gemstone (a member of the beryl gem family), but they require a delicate touch when it comes to cleaning them. When cleaning emeralds, traditional cleaning products, most with harsh ammonia are NOT recommended. The majority of emeralds sold on the open market are “oiled” meaning, they have been treated to protect… Read More…

Facebook Freebie…it’s a name changer?

WHAT’S IN A name you might ask? We’ll according to Facebook, quite a bit. With the growing popularity of our “Facebook Freebies,” some post attracting more that 5,000 unique visitors, it didn’t take long before Facebook contacted us about our unusually high traffic and our ever growing participation with all of our popular giveaways. No,… Read More…

AFTER MANY YEARS…HER CAMEO APPEARANCE

Love. It’s enough to drive kings to war, explorers to search for undiscovered treasures and poets and painters to create magnificent works of art. What began as an artisan’s venue of expression using an organic gem, and reaching its height of popularity during the Roman Empire, morphed into a way to forever capture the essence… Read More…

Cash for Gold not so Bold

YOU really can make a difference here. With the recent spike in precious metals prices, the cash-for-gold business, which offers instant cash for melting down your gold jewelry, is booming. Sounds great right? Well, not so much if you’re a collector. There’s an incredible tragedy that is unfolding right before our very eyes, yet many… Read More…

I BOUGHT A RED SAPPHIRE OR DID I?

With September birthdays just around the corner, and the birthstone being sapphire, many people are looking to purchase their sapphire jewelry. We recently had a client who purchased a rare “red” sapphire from an estate sale. She was so excited, because she had never seen a red sapphire available for sale before and could not… Read More…

GOLDCROWNJEWELRY.COM GOES SMART MOBILE

Today, GOLDCROWNJEWLERY.COM (GCJ) announced the mobile access version of their website using QR code technology (featured).  In a nutshell, a QR quote works like a barcode on steroids.  You may have already seen some of these strange square digital images in your favorite magazine or advertisements. QR codes encode data both horizontally and vertically in… Read More…

An Old Friend Gets a Facelift

Guest Blogger and GCJ Customer, Jerry Smith When GOLDCROWNJEWELRY.COM asked me to write their first blog entry,  I was excited to say the least! I have been a customer of “The Crown” (as I like to call them) for fifteen years as a gem enthusiast and avid collector of fine vintage jewelry.   Since my first… Read More…