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Jewelry Care and Maintenance

  • The Correct Way to Wear a Wedding Ring

    A lot of people (ahem, guys) ask us about the “rules” when it comes to wearing a wedding or engagement ring. Sure, tradition comes into play but there’s also room to play within those rules–so remember, nothing is set in stone (excuse the jeweler’s pun!).

     

  • Is the Asscher Cut Right for You?

    The Asscher cut was created in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland. It consists of a stepped square cut gem with four cropped corners. Its look is often compared to a hall of mirrors because of depth of field it creates.

    The most famous Asscher-cut diamond was worn by actress Elizabeth Taylor. The 33.19-carat Krupp diamond was bought for the actress by Richard Burton in 1968 for $305,000.

    It’s Art Deco origins provide an old school glamour appeal and can be seen on today’s celebrities (such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba, for example).

    Who likes an Asscher cut engagement ring? A woman with an understated yet classic approach to fashion. She probably also has a love for all things vintage and clean lines.

     

     

     

     

  • A Hidden Ring Continues to Hold Powerful Meaning

    A touching and painful story about the lengths that people will go to hold on to a beloved piece of jewelry in the most dire of circumstances.

    According to NPR:

    From the outside, it looked like any of the other mugs in the Auschwitz museum.

    But on the inside, this one had a secret — faithfully kept for seven decades.

    A false bottom concealed a gold necklace and a gold ring inlaid with stones.

    The enameled mug was one of more than 12,000 pieces of kitchenware that Nazis stole from people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland.”

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    Tests revealed that the ring has the properties of gold 583, used in products made in Poland in the 1920s.

  • Jewelry Care in the Summer

    On a blindingly hot summer day, your first thought is cooling off in the ocean (or pool) and often, your last thought is the damaging effects of chlorine and saltwater on your precious jewelry.

    This article breaks it down in no uncertain terms; take it off first! A gold ring placed in undiluted chlorine can disintegrate in minutes!

    Chlorine and Gold Jewelry

    One chemical that is often found in daily life is not usually thought of as harmful or destructive to something as solidly built as jewelry. Chlorine, whether it is found in chlorine bleach used for cleaning, in the swimming pool or in the hot tub can degrade gold jewelry to the point of disintegration. The actual damage to the jewelry piece is due to something commonly called stress corrosion cracking. Whether there is already stress in the joints of the jewelry or it has been repaired, these existing stress points cause a failure in the integrity of the jewelry when exposed to chlorine. A gold ring, placed in undiluted bleach, can disintegrate within minutes of exposure. The higher the karat of the gold in the jewelry, the longer it takes for the chlorine to cause stress fractures.

    Read more about the effects of chlorine and saltwater on your jewelry.

     

  • Rediscover Old Pieces of Jewelry

    A client told us about an experience she had not too long ago that went something like this:

    She really wanted a new piece of jewelry. She hadn’t purchased something new in years. Unfortunately she and her husband were going through a trying financial time and simply couldn’t justify a new purchase. So she sat down with her jewelry box and dumped the contents on the bed. She spent a good deal of time untangling necklaces and matching earrings, finding the correct backings. She put aside pieces she no longer wore and readied them for a local thrift store. She arranged her jewelry properly, for easy, no-tangle access. She cleaned a few necklaces for a much needed shine.

    And what did she find? That she had a forgotten treasure chest in her very own jewelry box.

    What pieces do you have that you’ve forgotten about? What about a jewelry makeover for older pieces that you’ve always loved but need a new and improved look? Here’s a great example.

     

     

  • C.G. “Full Spa Treatment”

    Make your jewelry look like new again! The Full Spa Treatment consists of cleaning, polishing, refinishing, checking and tightening stones and giving your jewelry an all around bit of love!

100 Years in Jewells Business

Today, Joseph Schubach builds upon his family's experience and continues the tradition with Joseph Schubach Jewelers, offering both intimate jewelry brokering in his Scottsdale, Arizona showroom and full-service online sales to clients from around the world, where he has maintained that personal customer connection in the virtual world.

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