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The first thing we need to address with this article is the question that everyone has: Lab Grown Diamonds. Real or Fake? The answer is that lab grown diamonds are, in fact, diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. Laboratory grown diamonds may be called “synthetic” in the trade,...

Knowledge is power. That’s what we believe at HPerry Jewelers, so we try our best to educate customers to make the best choice for their jewelry purchase. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths floating around out there about jewelry, so today we’re going to start with the Top 5 Diamond Myths that we hear...

If you are wondering if you need an appraisal for your jewelry, you may want to ask yourself these questions: Are you wanting to insure your jewelry? Are you wanting to sell your jewelry? Or do you just want to know what you have? An appraisal is a written document for insurance or resale and...

What comes to mind when someone says “engagement ring?” A classic tiffany solitaire? An oval halo with diamonds down the side? What about a sapphire? Or a ruby? Many people don’t realize that diamond engagement rings have only been popular for about a century. Before the Diamond Rush and the rise of De Beers and...

Yellow is gold’s natural color. What makes white gold LOOK white is not actually the gold, but the other metals in the alloy. That, and the rhodium plating on the outside. Underneath the rhodium plating, white gold jewelry naturally has a soft yellow glow from the gold. Rhodium, a metal in the platinum family, gives...

Getting a ring stuck on your finger is a much more terrifying experience than how it sounds. Sometimes, rings get stuck because they are too small or because it’s hot outside, but oftentimes the finger swells unexpectedly because of an injury, and it’s imperative that the ring be removed as soon as possible. Please keep...

We get a lot of people asking if we buy jewelry. The answer is yes, but after we buy the jewelry we have to send it to a refiner who removes the stones and melts down the gold. So, when we buy jewelry we can usually only offer what it’s worth in gold weight. It’s...

At HPerry Jewelers, we are experts on jewelry. With that being said, we are not doctors and we don’t claim to be. If you are experiencing symptoms of allergic reaction, please consult a healthcare professional. Ladies, you’ve been married for three or four years, maybe fifteen or twenty, and you’ve never had a problem with...

Generating a lot of buzz in the jewelry industry this year has been the topic of lab grown diamonds and their comparison to genuine, or mined, diamonds. Perhaps so many people are having trouble understanding lab grown diamonds because there’s confusion as to what just a diamond is in the first place. To understand what...

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