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2016-11-22 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - CZ/Gold:

Dear Alexa, the alcohol will not affect the gold or the CZ stones. Denatured alcohol is possibly a stronger sterilizer agent.(Alcohol without the water content of isopropyl: Used to dilute some wood finishes

2016-11-05 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Where is the best (safest) place where:

This question is not easily answered.     First, all gold dealers will have some mark-up. You will always pay a little bit more than market value. The mark-up for a gold dealer with integrity should be

2016-11-05 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Bands, Earrings for Women:

Hi,  1. We do not make jewellery in pure gold. We can craft in 22K Gold, 18K gold or Platinum (Pt 950).  2. Fitting of Rings & arms will depend on ring sizes & arm sizes. I the sizes are same, yes we can

2016-10-30 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Pink marquise cut ring, gold color but stamped 925:

Hi Wendy,    While this question is somewhat out of my field of expertise and best addressed by a jeweler, let me give it a try relying on my background.    The number 925 usually indicates silver (92

2016-10-05 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Tarnish on gold caused by silver polish:

Christine, it looks like the gold plate was removed.  The plated layer was likely thin to start, no polishing recommended!   So what to do?  YOu need to call jewelers in your area and see if they do gold

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