Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...