Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 .. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • List of Dark Blue Stones
    Dark blue stones are among the most rare and expensive stones in the world Deep blue hues have cultural connotations and attributes ranging from trust and loyalty to wisdom, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 Determine the Value of Hamilton Vintage Pocket Watches
    If you're lucky enough to have procured a Hamilton pocket watch, you know that the timepiece in your possession is more than just something that tells you hours, minutes and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...