March 2014

  1. Ask the Jeweler: Sensitivity to gold, what metals should I wear in a ring?

    Question: I have a sensitivity to gold. What type of metal is best for me to wear in a ring? Answer: When gold jewelry is made, it is mixed with different types of alloy metals to change the strength, purity or color of the metal. Your allergic reaction likely comes from the alloy metal (such a nickel, copper, and zinc...
  2. Ask the Jeweler: How can I clean my jewelry at home?

    Question: What do you recommend for general cleaning of jewelry or diamond jewelry? I would love to be able to get that brilliant shine at home, in between our trips to Meierotto Jewelers. Answer: The best option always is to bring your jewelry to the store for complimentary cleaning. We give this option our highest recommendation because each piece of...
  3. Ask the Jeweler: How do I save my watch's battery life?

    Question: I have a watch I only wear in the summer. Is there a good way to store my watch to preserve the battery life? Answer: We do not believe it is practical to take steps to preserve the battery life if you plan to store the watch for only a few months. However, if you really wish to do...
  4. Everlasting Memories: Repurposed Wedding Bands

    A wedding ring is a lasting symbol of commitment and love, even after a loved one has passed. Though a ring may get buried in a jewelry box or no longer fit, it still means as much as it did the day it was placed a young bride or groom's finger. This is where custom jewelry design comes in. Many...
  5. Custom: Repurposed Diamonds

    Not to further exhaust the cliché, but diamonds really are a girl's best friend. Especially in this case, where Lauren's customer was ready to ditch her gold ring in which these beautiful stones were originally set. Pictured above, the gold ring that belonged to the customer's great aunt, although well-loved, had seen better days. Years, maybe even decades-worth, of dirt...

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