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Precious Metal Jewelry Guide

Buying fine jewelry is one of the most exciting shopping experiences but can be confusing if you do not know the basics about jewelry metals. When searching for the perfect necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings knowing which metal used can be helpful. Here is our breakdown of the different types of precious metals to help you make an informed decision when purchasing jewelry.   Precious Metals Precious metals are very rare metals used in beautiful jewelry. Precious metals, also known as noble metals, have desirable characteristics such as their luster, and ability to not rust or corrode. Unlike base metals that easily oxidize (copper, nickel, and brass), the precious metals will last for many years.   Gold Gold has always...

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10 Diamond Shapes to Suit Your Personality

Picking out and buying diamond for your partner can be stressful, overwhelming, and most importantly exciting! There are 10 basic diamond shapes to select from: round, princess, pear, emerald, asscher, cushion, radiant, oval, marquise and heart. Continue reading to find out more about each diamond shape and which one fits your fiancée's personality.  The term diamond cut is sometimes confused with a diamond shape. These two terms are very different for diamond professionals. Diamond shape refers to the face up outline of the diamond such as round, square, rectangle, ect. On the other hand, the diamond cut deals with the facets and proportions. The cut gives the diamond sparkle or known as the diamond's brilliance and fire. Many diamonds can have the same shape, but...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner and this year it falls on Sunday, June 18th. You still have time to find the perfect gift for your dad. If you are like us, you might need some help to jump start your Father's Day shopping.  The adventurous dad needs something that can keep up with his active lifestyle! He is always outdoors and he can't seem to sit still. He is camping, hunting, fishing, or just out being active. Here are the perfect gifts for the wilderness man that will help tackle his lifestyle.  This ArmourLite Colorburst Special Edition watch is ideal for the adventurous dad because of the rubber strap, and stainless steel casing. It is the outdoor man's perfect companion that...

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How to clean your jewelry at home

At Duncan & Boyd Jewelers our fine jewelry is crafted to last a lifetime, however with normal wear, proper cleaning is needed to keep your jewelry in tip top shape. We understand coming to the store every week to have your jewelry professionally cleaned is not ideal (but would be nice!). How are you suppose to keep your gems clean and shiny? Here is our jewelry home cleaning guide to give you the scoop on how to keep your jewelry clean in-between professional cleanings. 1) Tools to use: We recommend using a soft toothbrush to prevent scratches on of your jewelry, and it will help dislodge any dirt. Always use a soft cloth when drying or cleaning any jewelry. A soft cloth...

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The Man Behind the Bench

At Duncan & Boyd Jewelers, we are not just your average jewelry store. We offer many services for our customers. One of our unique and rare services is that we have an experienced bench jeweler in our store. What is a bench jeweler you may wondering? A bench jeweler is a craftsman who uses a combination of skills to make and repair jewelry. The best part about having a bench jeweler in our store is that your precious jewelry rarely leaves Duncan and Boyd. Instead of sending broken jewelry back to the manufacture for a minor repair that may take months to get back, we are able to fix the problem, and return your beloved jewelry back to you in no time. If you are to inquire on the...

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