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    Gem Selection

     Have you had the experience of going shopping for jewelry for a friend or loved one and being overwhelmed by all of the choices? Are you in the rut of buying the same things over and over? Have you given up altogether?    I want to share some tips with you that will make the process easier and more enjoyable.
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    Jewelry Care: Cleaning

    This poses a real challenge for a lot of people. What to clean? How? How often? There are so many choices out there, from rouge cloths to ultrasonic machines ,that it can be overwhelming. Here's what works for me.
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    Jewelry Care: Storage

    Easily the most important part of keeping your pieces in their best condition, storage can also be the biggest challenge.
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    A Lesson in Hardness

    A lesson in hardness - A stone's hardness is measured on a scale called the Moh's scale. The scale measures from 1 (talc) to 10 (diamond). A small incomplete list follows...
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