Shock. Disbelief. Anguish. The all-too-familiar cycle of emotions experienced by anyone who has lost a piece of treasured jewelry. Fortunately, these dreadful emotions can be avoided with an ounce of prevention - if you know what to watch for.
A proper fit for a ring is essential. Too loose and you risk losing it. Too tight and it's uncomfortable and hard to remove. When your ring doesn't fit properly, your first thought is to get it resized.
Often, this is the safest, most permanent option. However, it's not always the best choice, and temporary solutions can be ideal under certain circumstances.
Search for "homemade jewelry cleaner" and you'll get hundreds of recipes with varying ingredients and instructions. How do you know which to choose?
Always consider the source when weighing the safety and effectiveness of any DIY solution. While an organization specializing in cleaning might be better than a resource for general fashion, the best source is a jewelry expert.
Maybe it’s hot out. Maybe you wore your ring when you shouldn’t have. (Swollen fingers from working out, anyone?) Maybe you tried on a friend's ring - a friend whose fingers are slightly smaller than yours.
Now you can’t get that ring off! Good news: we have a couple tricks that will get that ring off in no time.
At first glance, it's hard for the untrained eye to tell the difference between white gold and sterling silver. They're both silver in color, but the two metals are quite different beyond their initial appearances. Here's what you need to know when you're on the hunt for silver-hued jewelry.