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  • The 4 Cs of Diamonds

    Understanding Carat Weight Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric "carat" is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 'points.' This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a[...]

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    Stone Hardness Makes A Difference in Setting

    At Barnes Fine Jewelers, we pride ourselves on the fact that we design and produce almost all our inventory.  We specialize in creating custom designs whether it is re-styling an existing customer’s piece of jewelry or starting from scratch. There are times that clients would like to [...]

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    When Do Pearl Strands Need Restringing

    How to know when your strand of pearls need restringing? In looking at your strand of pearl there are several things to consider.  Are there individual knots in between each pearl?  If not, are the pearls really close together or do they move back and forth with a lost of space between. If[...]

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    Why You Should Let Your Jeweler Clean Your Gold and/or Platinum Jewelry?

    If you wear your jewelry, be it every day or just occasionally, there will be wear and tear stress! If it’s a ring, in the course of a day, many people don’t realize how many times we grip things, bump into things or hit our hands and don’t even realize it.  We wash our hands,[...]

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    Can All Rings Be Sized?

    For whatever reason, at some point, we will all need to have a ring sized, be it gold, platinum or silver.  Whether it’s due to weight gain, arthritis, an injury, inheriting or receiving a ring that just doesn’t fit, etc. When this happens to you there are a few things to consider. [...]

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