Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • 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 ...
  • How to Find Agate Rocks
    Agates are found across the United States and in many other countries They are in the chalcedony family of cryptocrystalline quartz. These beautiful rocks come in every ...
  • How to Tell If a Metal Is Gold or Brass
    Gold has historically been considered a precious metal, and one of its primary uses has been to make jewelry and decorative objects Brass can have a similar look to gold, but ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to Locate Geodes
    Geodes were formed six to eight million years ago and are spherical-shaped rocks that are typically hollow inside and always lined with crystals The most common mineral found ...
  • 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 Spot Areas to Pan for Gold
    Gold maintains its value, making the search for raw gold well worth the effort for hobby gold-seekers The general rule in finding gold is this: Where it was found before it ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • How to Build Your Own Mechanical Watch
    Building a mechanical watch can be a satisfying project that will result in a unique timepiece to wear The job, however, requires skill with precision tools and experience in ...
  • How to Replace a Battery in a Tissot Watch
    Replacing a Tissot watch battery can be an easy task The most difficult part of the job is removing the case back. Replacing a battery on an older Tissot watch requires few ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Replace the Watch Back on a Timex
    It's easy to replace a watch back, commonly referred to as a case back, on a Timex watch However, you should thoroughly inspect the original case back to determine whether ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to Detect Fake Tag Heuer Watches
    Tag Heuer watches are Swiss-made luxury timepieces Their quality should make a genuine Tag Heuer watch last you a lifetime. Due to the strong association with sports and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Is Quartz Formed?
    The chemical formula for quartz is SiO2, also known as silicon dioxide The earth contains a large amount of silicon dioxide, since it is more common in the earth's crust than ...
  • What Is Rosin-Core Solder?
    Rosin-core solder combines a metal alloy with a pitch-like organic compound; together, the substances melt easily and adhere well to copper and other metals, creating a ...
  • 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 to Identify a Waltham Pocket Watch
    Waltham pocket watches have been around for more than 150 years and are a collector's item They were made between 1851 and 1957 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Like any other ...
  • 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 ...