We’re thrilled to introduce our latest jeweler line, one that proves that DIAMONDS ARE A MAN’S best friend! Elysium’s black diamond wedding bands are called “the world’s first and only solid diamond rings.” Incredibly sturdy, yet lightweight, the bands are made from thousands of tiny diamond crystals which forms a super-strong matrix.
Elysium bands are so tough that they’re rated “10 out of 10” on the Moh’s hardness scale. That’s eight times harder than tungsten. Handcrafted, each ring is created via an incredibly high heat and pressure process.
- 18 years to develop
- Seven patents
- Revolutionary design
- Hardest, most scratch-resistant jewelry anywhere
- Luster outlasts silver and gold and platinum
The culmination of years of science and art, Elysium diamond bands are designed to last forever for a timeless beauty. Try one on and see what you think or surprise your favorite guy with one.
Pictured: Elysium Rounded (Kratos) – Kratos: Greek personification of Power. The Kratos series features smooth, rounded edges and is available in polished, matte, and satin finishes. LEARN MORE.
David Craig Jewelers’ customers Shannon (McIntyre), a hair stylist, and George Sigle, a UPS driver, were a treat to interview in 2018. Shannon’s engagement ring was a custom creation. Given all of the challenges of regular newlywed life submerged in the all-embracing COVID-19 situation, we thought it would be interesting to check back in with the couple to see how their saga has continued. And we’re so glad we did. Turns out they are expecting their first child, a daughter, next week!
Shannon just reopened her hair shop Pixie Salon (Pennington, NJ) on June 22nd after being closed since March 14th. Preparing for re-opening involved adhering to new guidelines and re-arranging the entire shop to allow for social distancing. Her staff all took a Barbicide® (infection control) certification course online. Both clients and operators wear masks, with temperature checks, signed client waivers, and additional steps to ensure safety.
“Our former beverage bar has been converted into a temporarily sanitation bar with disinfectant, wipes and the like,” says Shannon. “But I manage to find a silver lining in everything and am just glad we are able to deal with the virus and still make our clients happy!”
UPS Continues to Save the Day
We fondly called George a “superhero” in 2018 when he was featured in a fun YouTube video delivering “critical” Christmas gifts, never imagining just how prophetic the UPS-themed video would become during the spring and summer of 2020!
At the beginning of this past March’s lockdown, George was delivering UPS packages 60 to 70 hours a week, leaving the house at 7:30 am and not getting home until after 11 pm. He says UPS has now added more drivers and trucks and, as folks venture out more themselves, life is becoming a bit more normal for the couple.
“At first my biggest concern was that I was putting myself and my family at risk,” says George. “But soon I was able to see the bigger picture and realize how I was helping so many other families, and that makes me feel great.”
The couple is excited to welcome their daughter —to be named Maeve Elizabeth— into the world, even an “insane” world like this current pandemic one.
“Having a baby born in 2020 is such a miracle,” says George. “Our commitments to our jobs are strong, but our commitments to each other and our extended families have only grown stronger.”
Shannon had to temporarily relinquish her beautiful David Craig Jeweler’s engagement ring due to swollen fingers from the pregnancy but looks forward to wearing it again once the baby is born.
“I still love how we were able to honor both of our families with the ring David and his team designed using elements from relatives on both sides of our families.”
We know you join us in wishing the couple much joy as they enter this new phase of their lives!
Finding the right jeweler for your special purchase should be a decision that requires some research. Believe it or not, the process might not be all that different from the basic questions you ask when selecting a new doctor, like:
- Is the jeweler a member of a professional organization? When you hunt for a new doctor, you want to know his or her accreditations. Why shouldn’t you look for the same criteria when selecting a jeweler? In addition to certifications, ongoing education also shows that your jeweler is committed to keeping up with the latest insights and knowledge.
- Does the jeweler have a good reputation? Look for reviews. Sometimes simple word of mouth is the tried and true way to obtain a trusted reference.
- Does the jeweler offer guarantees? You should never leave a jewelry store dissatisfied. And it’s important you have recourse with your jeweler if needed for repairs or other issues.
David Rotenberg, a certified gemologist and gemologist appraiser, is one of the area’s leading authorities on gemstones and diamonds. He is one of a handful of jewelers in the country to have received the certified gemologist appraiser certification. American Gem Society lab on premises and a team of gem professionals to help you find exactly what you want.
You can trust David Craig Jewelers to help you find the perfect piece. David and his knowledgeable sales team are happy to offer advice. Check out the company’s secure website if you’re shopping online. We also have a liberal return policy – call us with any questions.
Heather B. Moore features one-of-a-kind creations that are meant to “document a person’s story, letting the wearer remember what shaped them along the way.” The brand brings special words, quotes and memories to life. We can use the exact handwriting of a loved one, a doodle from a child or someone’s favorite thought immortalized onto a piece of jewelry to create an incredibly meaningful, sentimental design on charms, earrings, bracelets and accessories.
Heather B. Moore began as a glass blower and metal worker. She started designing jewelry in 1994 when she decided to combine her talent for storytelling with her passion for the arts. Each character is hand-stamped. The Heather B. Moore designers often use recycled precious metals to create their distinct charms that reflect the happiness, laughter and achievements of life. All creations are handmade at the companies’ studio in Ohio.
June birthdays can choose from three popular birthstones – Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.
Pearls are organic gems that grow inside saltwater or freshwater mollusks. Cultured pearl technicians plant irritants into mollusks and the mollusk secrets a substance that was perhaps once said to be “teardrops from heaven.” (See “Pearls of Wisdom”). Most pearls are naturally reflective, giving them a creamy white or iridescent sheen. Cultured pearls can also be dyed.
Moonstone is not as common. It’s a relatively soft gemstone, ranking a 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it not as durable as other stones. As described by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), “A ghostly sheen moves under the surface of this feldspar (a mineral), like moonlight glowing in the water.”
Interesting fact: Florida adopted Moonstone as their official state gem in 1980 honoring the American astronauts landing on the moon.
According to more modern lists, Alexandrite is another lovely June choice. This beautiful stone can appear bluish green in the daylight and redder at night or in incandescent light. Considered one of the rarest gemstones, Alexandrite wasn’t discovered until the 19th century.
Whatever gemstone you’re considering, you’ll find something you’ll sure to cherish at David Craig Jewelers. Another thought: Let us design an original creation that’s sure to offer the wow factor.
Gift your husband, dad or grandad a jewelry piece they’ll appreciate today and forever. Why not trade your partner’s wedding band in for something as unique as him? Many guys enjoy wearing diamonds and precious metals as much as they do giving them. Check out our new and pre-owned designer watches, money clips and more. Our imaginative jewelry designers can create an original ring with our state-of-the-art technology. If you can imagine it, we can create it!
Did you know? Father’s Day was apparently first declared an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson, the man who led American through World War I back in the early 1900s. Congress initially balked since they were worried about commercialization. As if! 😉
Treat yourself to something gorgeous or find the perfect gift for a loved one. Choose from our fabulous selection of fine jewelry. Shop for designer one-of-a-kind necklaces, trendy bracelets, always-popular gift certificates, exquisite rings and much more.
Our growing collection includes stylish, unique pieces from brands like Charriol, Forevermark, Anzie, Samuel B., Lafonn, Heather B. Moore, Doves and more. All from your trusted friends at David Craig Jewelers.
50% OFF Sale!
Scroll through David Craig Jewelers’ new ONLINE SALE SELECTION today. Beautiful bargains from today’s latest brands and styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms. Incredible deals from $40 on up! Sorry, no special orders.
If you’re like the rest of us, staying safe right now includes washing your hands consistently and thoroughly, especially whenever you touch any “foreign” surface. As a result, many of our hands are dry and cracking from all the washing in the recent colder weather. The increased use of hand-sanitizing products only worsens this dryness.
Your jewelry may also be feeling the effect of all that extra hygiene. Excessive use of hand-sanitizer and contact with strong cleaning agents can damage fine jewelry. But it’s important you keep your jewelry clean. Germs can hide on the inside of rings and in design crevices, for example. While stones like diamonds are pretty sturdy, other more delicate stones, like opals and pearls, don’t react well with some soaking solutions.
Even though we love jewelry (of course!), at this delicate time we suggest that you consider following the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) tip: If you have to head out of your home for an essential errand, leave jewelry at home. In an article in USA Today, Rochelle Walensky, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital said, “I think removal of rings/jewelry when washing hands – or perhaps limiting their wear altogether right now- represents a wise move forward.”
We understand some people don’t want to take off engagement rings and/or wedding bands for sentimental reasons, fear of theft or accidentally misplacing them. Many individuals do not like to ever remove engagement rings or wedding bands. If you really feel you have to wear rings out in public and for some reason aren’t wearing protective gloves, David Craig Jewelers suggests you follow these two steps:
#1 Before scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, always remove rings and wash them thoroughly with warm, soapy water, letting them dry on a clean surface. NEVER place rings near a sink or you could risk seeing your precious investment literally go down the drain!
#2 Wash your hands thoroughly in soap and water before you put the rings back on.
If you have specific questions about the safe cleaning of a particular piece of fine jewelry, please feel free to call David at 267-278-1986. We’re happy to offer advice.
As we navigate this crisis with you, our special friends and family, we’re taking a moment to joyfully reminisce about the many beautiful couples who’ve let us tell their stories. Thank you Bill and Wendy, Michelle and Ryan, Alex and Jeff, Kristin and Tim, Fritzi and Dan, Shannon and George, Laurie and Matthew, Cassandra and Kevin and so many other wonderful individuals who have let us feature their David Craig ring stories here on our website.
Want to be featured? Contact David Craig Jewelers and, once life settles down again, you could be our cherished couple of the month.
There’s a lot of technology out there that can make fake pearls look real to the untrained eye. But here are TEN EASY TIPS you can try to see if your pearls are real or imitation.
- If you rub real pearls across your teeth, they’ll feel gritty, not smooth
- Real pearls warm up when worn
- Fake pearls are usually lighter than real pearls
- Real pearls are actually cool to the touch
- Fake pearls are one color, with no “depth” or luster
- Fake pearls are mostly all the same size
- Real pearls can reflect – imitations can’t
- Rub them together – a powder is produced by real pearls
- Knock them together – you’ll hear a soft sound produced by real pearls
- Our best tip: Buy from a trusted retailer like David Craig Jewelers!
FYI: The world’s largest natural pearl weighs close to 60 pounds and is valued at between $60 and $90 million. It looks more like a giant tooth than what we consider a true pearl.
Photo: This sterling silver and white rhodium plated Officina Bernardi necklace features 8 mm white natural pearls. Made in Italy.
Social distancing during these trying times calls for even more creative ways to show our loved ones we care. And we’ve got the perfect solution for you.
Say Happy Mother’s Day with an e-gift card from David Craig Jewelers. So easy to give, and so wonderful to receive! Choose your denomination and then place your order. Your gift card can be scheduled to arrive when you like. No gloves, masks or sanitizer required!
Save 10% by ordering before May 10th . Use promo code: MomDay10.
Great for Other Special Occasions, Too
Maybe you’re commemorating a special anniversary or graduation. What better way to say “Happy Birthday,” or “Thank You” than a gift card towards beautiful jewelry? Flowers are lovely, but they don’t last. Perhaps you and a group of friends want to acknowledge the fitness instructor who has been posting free online videos to help keep you and your gym friends moving during the COVID-19 crisis. Or you’re looking for a way to acknowledge your buddy the nurse or doctor who has been working tirelessly to keep patients safe and healthy. Soon, we hope, they’ll be able to stroll in for a leisurely visit to find a gorgeous ring, bracelet, necklace or watch that truly speaks to them.
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Pearls don’t just happen. They form through an amazing process when an irritant, a foreign body like a grain of sand, fishbone or shell fragment, works its way into the soft tissue of an oyster, clam or mussel. The mollusks, in a defense mechanism, produce special secretions to coat the irritant. Those layers of coatings become the pearls, the only “jewels” produced by living animals. Different types of mollusks can produce different pearls in terms of color, size and shape.
Natural pearls: It can take thousands of oysters to produce enough pearls for one single necklace. And that doesn’t guarantee that the pearls will be the same size or color.
Cultured pearls: Human intervention, in the form of a “pearl farmer,” is required to introduce an irritant that can’t be expelled. This starts the secretion process. You’ve probably heard the name “Mikimoto” associated with pearls. Japanese entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto was the first person to create this process and produce a cultured pearl. He patented the process way back in 1896.
Freshwater pearls: These are formed in non-saline water like lakes or ponds. They’re normally not as round as cultured or natural pearls and not as expensive. A bargain!
Stop in to David Craig Jewelers and ask about our pearls!
David Craig Jewelers recognizes International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8th ). It’s a global day to celebrating the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.”
Forevermark, as part of the De Beers Group, supports women throughout their careers as geologists, engineers, miners, trainers, expert craftspeople, managers and support staff. The brand states: “we are proud to work with the women who provide us with essential products and services, from logistics to expert consultancy.”
Looking for something fun to do one afternoon this month? Stop in for some retail therapy by asking to dig around in our special bargain basement “sandbox” of jewelry. Treat yourself to a highly discounted pair of earrings, a fun bracelet, a necklace or brooch.
You’ll find incredible deals on select items offered at really low prices. The gorgeous pair of silver earrings shown are being weighed by store manager Paul Cohen via “pennyweight,” the most common way of valuing precious metals. At 5 “pennyweight” at $7/pennyweight you pay $35 for these lovelies.
Our unique collection of bargains contains scores of fun pieces in silver. Some of the jewelry even includes real turquoise, amethysts or blue topaz to name a few of the precious gems you may discover. Come on in and dig around on your lunch hour. Take your time! You could go home with a sparkling treat that costs less than a burger and fries. While here, be sure to enter your name in our giveaway to win a Lafonn necklace.
Can you dig it?
David valued his time studying with award-winning gem carver Naomi Sarni in New York. Sarni, a highly respected gem carver, is internationally admired for her transitional, carved objets d’art that have been said to “appear to defy gravity.”
Speaking of gem carving, David has been featured in The Retail Jeweler magazine for his appraisals of gemstone carving, an artform also known as glyptic art. As the article stated, “appraisal of gem carvings requires in-depth knowledge of not only the material used, but the workmanship and the degree of artistry.”
It indeed takes a vast knowledge of the gem carving market to be able to appraise these lovely pieces. As David said, “It’s not an exact science, but there is more objectivity involved.” David considers Sarni one of his “rock star” resources he uses to help authenticate gem carvings that come his way for appraisal.
Need a jewelry appraisal for insurance purposes, estate liquidations or an estate fair market value appraisal? Come see David!
Nine years ago, Bill met his true love, Wendy, on Match.com. Says Bill, “We both knew from the very beginning that this was it.”
The couple soon moved in together and live in Berwyn, PA. Both are employed by a large software company. Bill’s a software sales person and Wendy’s a sales trainer.
Finding His Match
On November 30th, Bill, Wendy, and Wendy’s daughter, Amanda (a senior at Lehigh University), visited scenic Longwood Gardens. Amanda knew Bill was going to propose to her mother and was thrilled to help orchestrate the event. The stage was set: Beautiful decorations, a crisp winter night, sparkling lights. And, of course, a stunning ring.
A self-described “car nut,” Bill grew up surrounded by vehicles. His uncle owned a very successful car dealership in Bethlehem, PA. Bill still subscribes to several auto magazines and parks his “little red baby,” a vintage Corvette convertible, in the garage, next to his and Wendy’s other vehicles. The ladies knew Bill had his eye on a 1969 Dodge Charger that he hoped to one day add to his current collection.
A quiet bench away from the crowd became the spot for Bill to tell Wendy, “You’re probably wondering why I asked you to stop here.” Tongue in cheek, Bill pulled a tiny Matchbox model of a ’69 Dodge Charger out of his pocket and gave it to Wendy.
“But will we have room in the garage?” Wendy asked.
Bill snatched the toy car out of her hand and replaced it with a gorgeous David Craig Jeweler’s engagement ring. There would be plenty of space for this precious item.
Wendy’s engagement ring is composed of eight diamonds on a white gold band surrounding a square-shaped halo consisting of 18 diamonds. The ring totals just under 3 carats.
Says Bill, “Wendy always said she wanted what she terms a ‘five-table diamond ring—one that folks would see sparkling five tables away. I think she got it.”
Wendy concurs. During a break at a recent training seminar that she organized, a woman pulled Wendy aside. “I can see your ring from my seat (five tables away) and it’s beautiful!”
Why David Craig Jewelers
Nothing beats a personal recommendation. In this case, it came from Bill’s sister, Nancy, whose engagement ring came from David Craig Jewelers.
“Nancy told me I just had to go to David, that his quality was unbelievable and that he’d take good care of me,” says Bill. “And she was right.”
“There are jewelry stores all over closer to me, but I drove 41 miles to go to David Craig Jewelers. And we’re happy I did.”
Do you have a passion for collecting antiques and also love precious metals? Our current inventory of estate pieces on display at David Craig Jewelers includes this unique Victorian/Edwardian era sewing kit in 18k yellow gold.
Estate sales can introduce buyers like us to a wealth of antique goodies. These items prove that today’s commonplace articles can become tomorrow’s beloved conversation pieces.
Estate Jewelry and Articles
If you have an heirloom piece you’d like to sell, we could be interested, and also might consider taking merchandise on consignment. Our biggest caveat: make sure you’re not parting with something that has such great sentimental value that you might regret losing it down the road!David accesses unique estate pieces like this sewing kit across the world thanks to his many contacts in the gemological industry. He carefully selects what he’ll buy and sell when it comes to estate sale merchandise. Honored with the title of “Triple CAPPS” by the International Society of Appraisers, David really knows his stuff when it comes to understanding jewelry and appraising your personal property with gemstones or contemporary, antique or period jewelry. And don’t forget that David Craig Jewelers is one of a select group of jewelers who operate a fully accredited American Gem Society Gem Lab on premises.
David and his seasoned staff are experts in precious metals from today and yesterday. Come in and ask us questions. Check out some of these “oldies but goodies” for yourself.
The Obama administration may have popularized Portuguese Water Dogs in this country, but David Craig Rotenberg has been into this neat breed for many decades.
Customers who visit David Craig Jewelers are likely to meet Dozer (12) and his nephew Bubba (8) who often accompany David to the store to sniff and snooze. At home, Sea-Sea, Oh-No, Dazzle, Breezy, Maestro, Charlie, Suzzie and Shelby wait patiently to play with their housemates.
The Saga Continues
Roscoe was the first Portuguese Water Dog acquired by David and his wife, Debbi, as a pet for their son. Debbi Rotenberg convinced David to work with her to breed these lovable dogs. Roscoe and his mate, Gabby, produced a litter and the saga began. Debbi took the hobby a step further and soon also became a professional breed groomer. While David and Debbi prefer the all black variety, the breed also shows up in black and white, brown or more of a patchwork.
Healing Power of Dogs
David, a former cancer patient himself, strongly believes in the healing power of animals. Years ago, he developed a volunteer dog therapy program, “Paws for a Cause” at St. Mary Medical Center.
Portuguese Water Dogs – a Little History
The breed originated in Portugal where these excellent canine swimmers were valued for their ability to heard fish into nets and retrieve broken nets. They didn’t reach the United States until the 1960s. The breed was accepted for registration into the American Kennel Club in the 1980s in the “Working Group.” Allergic to dogs? No problem: Portuguese Water Dogs are considered hypoallergenic!
Looking for a gorgeous Valentine’s Day gift that will surely wow someone special but won’t break the bank?
Inspired by ancient Celtic design, French entrepreneur Philippe Charriol came up with his unique line of jewelry in the 1980s. Much of the collection features some sort of twisted cable motifs in gold or steel.
Charriol’s fun and unique bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings add flair to any outfit and blend well with any other jewelry you’re wearing. Dress up with Charriol or dress down—you win either way. Many items in the collection feature physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating that is not only extremely durable but beautifully decorative.
Philippe Charriol died last year in a tragic car racing accident, but the success of this family-run business lives on thanks to his daughter Coralie, a fashion industry leader in her own right who has added crystals and precious stones to the line.
If you’re looking for gorgeous jewelry and are also into crystal healing energy, why not consider blue apatite? This interesting gemstone is said to stimulate and enhance general mental function and clarity, increase motivation and build up energy reserves. Other accolades included helping access the unconscious for creative problem solving. Look online and you’ll find a ton of other metaphysical properties. This is some gemstone!
This often-called “deeply spiritual” stone can be found in many colors and runs translucent to transparent. The necklace featured here, currently for sale at David Craig Jewelers, features a lovely blue apatite covered in a clear layer of quartz. This piece is part of our popular Doves Collection and is being shown by Chae Mabray, one of our jewelry experts here at David Craig Jewelers.
We’re pleased to introduce an informative, new regular blog feature called “Behind the Design.” Our idea is to give readers a brief snippet into the back story of some of the popular jewelry designs we carry here at David Craig Jewelers. In doing so, we hope you’ll understand why we really value these designers (and think you will, too!).
Jewelry from Doves by Doron Paloma is offered in 18k yellow, rose and white gold. Selected pieces often feature what’s called “doublets” or “triplets” which means unique combinations of natural and man-made stones or other reconstructed gem materials. These exquisite designs are ones you want to cherish for yourself then pass down to the next generation to create your own family heirlooms.
Doves chief designer, Doron, studied architecture but also comes from a family of precious gemstone manufacturers. A flair for drawing combined with his architect’s eye helps Doron create gorgeous designs for folks like us. Doron has also made exclusive jewelry for names you definitely have heard of: Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michelle Obama.
Come on in and check out this chic collection of necklaces, earrings, as well as engagement or just “fun” rings and see why we love Doves.
January’s birthstone also happens to be the traditional anniversary stone to celebrate a 2nd wedding anniversary. Much nicer than cotton as far as we’re concerned!
When we think of garnet we usually picture an iconic red shade, but this lovely gemstone can come in numerous colors. In fact, color-changing garnets look different in natural light than they do in incandescent light. The stone is pretty hard on the Mohs scale of hardness – 6.5- 8.5 by various reports. That means that David Craig Jewelers can incorporate garnets into secure rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings or even cufflinks.
Five Fun Garnet Facts
• The name comes from the Latin “Garanatus” which means “seed-like,” referencing the pomegranate’s bright red seeds (that iconic red color of many garnets) and reminds us that these gems have been popular since ancient Roman times.
• Garnets are rated 6.5 – 8. 5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and were sturdy enough to be found in beads in a grave dating back to 3000 BC
• In medieval times, garnets were supposed to hold medicinal values like curing depression
• The red stone is often regarded as a symbol of both vitality (think blood flow) and prosperity – not a bad way to start off the year!
• According to Jewish tradition, a garnet helped light the way on Noah’s ark
Whether you’re looking for a garnet for a January birthday person or as treat for yourself, stop in to David Craig Jewelers and see what we can do for you!
Why not ring in the New Year with a lovely, new watch. (You thought we were going to say “ring,” right?)
David Craig Jewelers proudly offers traditional watch styles and unique designs from a variety of today’s top timepiece manufacturers. Thinking about treating yourself or a loved one to a watch that will stand the test of time? How about a pre-owned Rolex? These watches, probably the most recognized name in watchmaking, are crafted with the finest raw materials and a superb attention to detail that is hard to beat. They retain their value even after use. Purchase a pre-owned watch for a man or woman and we’ll guarantee it with a two-year warranty.
Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded the Rolex company in London in 1905. The Rolex website says that Wilsdorf came up with the name* which he thought would be easy to pronounce in any language and would look good on the watch movements and dials. And boy, was he right! The company eventually moved to Geneva, Switzerland.
Virtually anyone in the world today recognizes this exquisite brand. It was the first wristwatch to receive the “Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision” award. And certain Rolexes have become collector’s items. Many are in like-new condition. In 2017, Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona sold for $17.8 million, making it one of the most expensive Rolexes ever sold!
Not into Rolexes for 2020? We offer many good-looking watches from Citizen, Bulova and Seiko from $100 on up.
Speaking of made-up company names, you might not know that the Häagen-Dazs name was also invented by, in this case, an American couple from Brooklyn, Reuben and Rose Mattus. They gave the yummy ice cream a Danish-sounding name in tribute to Denmark’s treatment of its Jewish population during WWII.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Here’s an easy one: How about resolving to keep your favorite ring in tip-top condition?
David Craig Jewelers reminds our customers that we will safely and professionally clean your ring for you, at no charge, even if you haven’t purchased it from us. Diamonds worn every day gather a buildup of dirt, soap and even skin particles. Your good jewelry, especially rings that you wear every day, should also be inspected once or twice a year for loose prongs or gemstones. We’re happy to clean and inspect your ring for you with the assistance of our in-house gem lab, AT NO CHARGE.
Cleaning Other Jewelry
Silver polish cleaners or even specially treated cloths are at-home ways of cleaning sterling silver jewelry and keeping these pieces from tarnishing. Other at-home remedies for jewelry (not pearls) include the occasional use of white toothpaste, three parts baking soda to one-part warm water or Dawn dish detergent (1 tsp. to one-cup warm water).
Other Jewelry Maintenance Tips
• Jewelry boxes and organizers safely store watches and other precious pieces and keep diamonds from scratching other jewelry. Sterling silver is best kept in anti-tarnish bags.
• Never clean your rings over the sink or on a hard floor where your gemstones could be damaged (or lost!) if dropped.
• Did you purchase an ultrasonic cleaner? Be aware that not all gems and jewelry are safely cleaned in these little machines. Ask us first—we can tell you which gem stones and materials can be safely cleaned.
• Never expose pearls to harsh chemicals. Wipe pearls clean with a damp cloth and thoroughly dry.
• Own an opal? Keep in mind these stones are pretty soft (like 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness compared to diamonds which are 10s) so avoid huge extremes in temperature and keep them (and all good jewelry for that matter) away from soap and household cleansers.
Make 2020 your clean, safely maintained jewelry year!