gold filled

Gold Filled: What Does It Mean?

Unfortunately, gold filled jewelry is misunderstood in the gold and silver industry. Many people even some jewelers will compare gold filled, and gold-plated when they have different values. This particular jewelry is more valuable than any plated gold jewelry. The difference is in the numbers. Regardless if a piece of jewelry is plated with 18k…

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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…

Sterling Silver

What Exactly is Sterling Silver?

Silver and Sterling Silver are often confused as one and the same. What most people fail to realize is that silver is pure metal, and Sterling is an alloy. Sterling silver is made up of silver but also has a combination of other metals. It is approximately 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals such as…

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…