Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • Where Can Geodes Be Found?
    Geodes are egg-shaped stones that have a hollow cavity in the center When the hollow cavity is completely filled with crystals, it is called a nodule. Most geodes remain ...
  • Gems of Alaska
    Much of Alaska is wild, cold and unforgiving terrain, but deep in this harsh landscape, incredible gemstones can be found From amethyst in the upland regions of Tok and ...
  • How to Find Flint Rock
    Finding flint rock is easy if you know where to look Flint can usually be found in areas where there is new construction or an area where erosion has occurred. Flint is ...
  • How to Repair Scratched Ray-Bans
    Ray-Bans brand sunglasses are stylish while providing eye protection from the sun If one of the plastic lenses on your Ray-Bans becomes scratched, these need not be replaced ...
  • Quartz Crystal Hunting in Washington
    Rock and gem hunters with an enthusiasm for quartz crystals should add the state of Washington to the top of their "places-to-hunt" list Large, water clear, ...
  • How to Identify a Geode
    Geodes are one of the exciting secrets of nature: a round rock that looks ordinary until it is split open to reveal beautiful quartz crystals in a cavity within Because ...
  • Gems Found in Creeks
    If you're panning for gems in riverbeds and creeks, you might put hours or even days only to find nothing On the other hand, you could pull up the big one in a matter of ...
  • What Gems Are Found in Minnesota?
    Much of Minnesota's nearly 87,000 square miles borders or includes water The northeastern part of the state lies along Lake Superior, while the state includes a phenomenal ...
  • A List of Scrap Metal Items
    Most homes, businesses, manufacturing facilities and farms have items that constitute scrap metal With a little research, you should be able to find companies in your area ...
  • Gems Found in Alabama
    Webster's defines a gem "as any jewel, whether stone, pearl or the like, having value and beauty that are intrinsic and not derived from its setting; a precious or .. ...
  • How to Test Gold With Vinegar
    If you've ever wondered whether a gold piece is real gold or some other type of metal, you can find out without taking it to a jeweler or pawn shop Using equipment and ...
  • How to Find Gold in a Creek
    Gold prospecting is an interesting and potentially profitable pastime for many people Those involved in gold prospecting often search in streams and creeks where gold, washed ...
  • How to Find Quartz Stones
    Quartz stone can be found in most geographical areas of the world Quartz is located on the earth’s crust and forms in cracks of sandstone, granite and other types of ...
  • Gems of Tennessee
    Tennessee is home to a range of gemstones, including the Tennessee freshwater pearl, which is the state gem Agate, the state mineral, is found is several locations in the ...
  • Reasons Watches Stop Working
    Wrist watches are a common fashion accessory for both men and women However, watches often stop working for unexplainable reasons. At least the reasons appear to be ...
  • Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Instructions
    The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is the perfect watch for the board room or the racetrack Expect to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 for the basic stainless steel model, and triple ...
  • How to Replace a Watch Face
    A watch face, commonly known as a dial, on a wrist or pocket watch can be replaced with the proper tools, although replacing it requires knowledge of the watch’s ...
  • Where to Find a Diamond Willow Tree
    Diamond willows may be found in many areas in the United States and Canada To locate them, you must know the type of areas where willow trees grow and what diamond willows ...
  • How to Search a Creek Bed for Indian Arrowheads
    Archeological artifacts are fascinating legacies from past cultures that can teach us about the practices and lifestyles of vanished peoples Although the term usually brings ...
  • Places to Pan for Gold in Missouri
    With gold's increase in value in recent years, many hopeful prospectors and gold panning enthusiasts search for new areas around the country where they may be able to find ...
  • Wittnauer Watch Identification
    Identifying a Wittnauer watch is not difficult A visual inspection of the dial and the movement--the spring-loaded mechanism that runs and regulates the timepiece—will ...
  • What is a Geode?
    A geode is a rock with a special surprise inside From the exterior, a geode appears to be a boring round-shaped rock with little to capture one's attention. If a rock like ...
  • How to Tell If Gems Are Real
    With gemstone prices on the rise, more collectors and consumers are hesitant when making their purchases for fear of false stones The first inquiry collectors and consumers ...
  • How Kinetic Watches Work
    Kinetic, or hybrid automatic/quartz watches, are timepieces that require neither winding nor battery replacement Instead, these watches manufacture their own electricity from ...
  • The Best Places in the U.S. to Pan for Gold
    Long before the Gold Rush drew millionaire hopefuls to Sacramento in 1849, a strip of gold-enriched land between Washington, DC, and Montgomery, AL, was the main source of ...
  • How to Tell If a Swiss Army Watch Is Fake
    Victorinox Swiss Army watches are popular, high-quality timepieces Like many other Swiss-made products (knives, trains, etc.), they are precision-made, dependable and ...
  • How to Cut Quartz Crystal
    Quartz crystal is crystallized silicon dioxide (SiO2) Quartz crystals are quite hard, around 7 on the Mohs scale, just under diamond which, along with concerns such as ...
  • How to Drill Crystals
    Crystals are natural stones that are semi-clear and are used in many types of jewelry and ornamentation It is possible to drill holes in decorative crystals. If you have a ...
  • How to Identify Raw Jade
    Jade, an ornamental stone, comes from two different types of metamorphic rock: nephrite and jadeite Nephrite typically yields green jade, although a creamy white form is also ...
  • Places to Pan Gold in California
    Gold Hunters can still find gold in some California lakes and rivers Prospectors must contact the California Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for permits or risk a fine.