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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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5 Times You Shouldn't Wear Your Wedding Set!

One of the most special times in your life is when you get engaged and married! So much time and effort is put into picking out the perfect ring for your spouse. And lets face it, those precious rings are sentimental and valuable. Insurance can cover your ring, but no one wants to jump through those hoops! Whether you are trying to keep your ring from being damaged or from being lost, here are our top 5 places your should take those rings off and store them for safe keeping!  The Beach- The beach has two dangers to your ring. First is the sand. If you lose your ring in the sand, that ring could be gone forever, because no one packs a...

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4 C's of diamond shopping

Diamond shopping can be intimidating, overwhelming, and exciting. We want to make your experience, when buying a diamond, a pleasant one. Whether you are buying a diamond for a ring, earrings, necklace or bracelet, 4 things never change. So here is what you need to know when buying a diamond!  The 4 C's Cut Clarity Color  Carat Lets start with cut. Most people when they hear the "cut of the diamond" they automatically think of the shape. Shape does play an importance to cut, but there is more to the cut of a diamond than just the shape. The way a diamond is cut can affect the clarity and the color as well. Cut governs the interaction between the light...

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