Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Find Agates in Michigan
    Agate is a semi-precious gemstone valued by collectors for its rich colors, banding patterns and reflective qualities This hard rock forms when liquid quartz fills an empty ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 Sites Where I May Legally Pan for Gold in Colorado
    Gold panning locations in Colorado are easily identifiable They are well documented and information about these locations are available to prospectors. The federal ...
  • 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 Do I Take Links Out of a Citizen Watch Band?
    Citizen watch company was established in 1918 and has been doing business ever since Citizen brand watches are very popular across the world for not only the style of their ...
  • 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 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 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • How to Distinguish Copper From Brass
    Copper and its alloys have been around for centuries Brass is an alloy made from copper and zinc, which is why it can be difficult to distinguish copper from brass. Luckily ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...