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13 Interesting Silver Facts

Lots of people usually invest in silver or wear it as jewelry, but there is way more to silver than you think. Listed below is ten facts silver. Interesting Silver Facts Silver is another type of precious metal and has been around for thousands of years. In the English language, there is no word that…

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gold

10 Interesting Facts About Gold

Gold is more than just for investment purposes or having a backup plan for if the economy collapses again. Although gold is one of the best things to invest in and will protect you in many cases, did you know there was a time when gold was fun just to have and an adventure to…

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gold is on the rise

Is Gold On The Cusp Of A Big Rally?

The first people to melt gold were the ancient Egyptians in circa 3,600 BC. Gold jewelry came about a thousand years later after goldsmiths of ancient Mesopotamia created a headdress for a burial. The headdress was made from carnelian beads and gold pendants shaped like leaves. Some major worldwide gold mining participants include Australia, China, Peru, The…

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different karats mean, the gold and silver exchange

What Do the Different Karats Mean?

A frequently asked question of us is, “What exactly is the difference in Karats?” It’s all about math. The Jewelry industry doesn’t’ speak much about this subject because frankly, math is easy and understandable. And by not revealing the simplicity behind it, it also protects the ‘mystique’, and thereby, the big ticket price.  After all, 14…

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Class Rings Rule!

Just about more than any single item we see in our stores are class rings, and here’s why: 1. Class rings are heavy. Most are 10K, but some are even 14K. Weight means money. People can spend 5 times as much money buying an ordinary cocktail ring, for example, and it will have 1/4 the…

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Secret Santa

Every year about this time, we begin to see a large number of people from Kent, Ottawa, Allegan and Ionia Counties and beyond make their way to one of our three stores. We have a large poster in our window saying, “Let us be your Secret Santa.” And for many, we become just that. At a time…

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