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How to Clean a Cloudy Diamond Ring

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 3:22 pm

Are your diamond rings cloudy? Here's how to clean them safely. Diamond rings are among the most stunningly beautiful pieces money can buy. A diamond engagement ring is virtually a must-have for c...

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It’s Important to Know the 4 C’s of Diamonds

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 4:59 pm

What exactly are the 4 C’s of diamonds? The 4 C’s of Diamonds and What You Need to Know The most valuable pieces of jewelry you own are probably worth the least. Your cameo brooch tha...

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Eight Different Types of Necklace Clasps

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 1:05 pm

Not only is it important to wear your clasp with confidence, it’s also important to put on the chain with ease. Nothing is worse than trying to get ready in the morning and having trouble put...

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Four Valentine's Gifts for Her

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 11:47 am

Give the sweetest person in your life the sweetest piece of jewelry. We have the top picks for Valentine gifts for her. Whether she has classic style or is trendier, we have your Valentin...

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JEWELRY REPAIRS 101: Glossary of Jewelry Repairs

Posted by Emily on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Get to know the jewelry repair jargon before dropping off your piece of jewelry to get fixed.  You look down at your hand and a diamond is missing from your engagement ring. You’re ...

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Jewelry Gifts Ideas for Women

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 1:08 pm

What do women want? We may not have all the answers, but we can certainly help guide you on gifts for her! In fact, we have gifts ideas for women in all areas of your life. JEWELRY GIFTS FOR HER: ...

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Best Place to Sell Gold Online? With Les Olson Jewelers!

Posted by Emily on Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at 1:14 pm

We’ve been gold buyers at our Palm Harbor jewelry studio for years, but recently we’ve added the option to sell jewelry online from home. With the holiday season quickly coming upon us,...

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November Birthstone: Citrine Gemstone Buying Guide

Posted by Emily on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 4:47 pm

The November birthstone is a standout that demands attention with its golden hues. But aside from the citrine color, what else should you look at when buying the gemstone? ...

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All About the Other October Birthstone: Tourmaline

Posted by Emily on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

The tourmaline stone shouldn’t be overlooked by other colored gems. This October birthstone may not be as well known, however, that doesn’t ...

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Opal Facts, Myths and Everything In Between

Posted by Emily on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 4:48 pm

October’s birthstone, the opal, is by far one of the coolest looking gemstones! The opal’s color is not the only alluring thing about the birthstone, though. If you’ve ever w...

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All About Montana Sapphires

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Montana is known as the Treasure State, which is no shock considering the beautiful sapphires that originate there.  When the sapphires were discovered in Montana, they were called “the ...

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September’s Birthstone: Five Sapphire Fun Facts

Posted by Emily on Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 4:48 pm

A predominant beauty, the sapphire is not to be outdone by other birthstones. If you celebrate a birthday in September, consider yourself lucky! The September gemstone may be striking, but these sa...

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Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Alexandrite is one of the most valuable, rare, and unique gemstones on the market. Often referred to as “Emerald by Day and Ruby by Night”, Alexandrite changes from green in daylight an...

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How To Clean Pearl Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Pearls are a natural stone with a delicate layer of lustrous “nacre” that can be easily damaged if not cared for properly. To learn more about nacre and how pearls naturally occur, read...

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The Top 3 Emerald Producers

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Lush, warm, and powerful, Emerald is one of the most known and prized gemstones. Your curiosity may have brought you here to learn more about these beautiful gems and where they come from. We are g...

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Where Do Pearls Come From?

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Unlike most gems, pearls are not mined from the ground but rather from the water, a mollusk more specifically.  Pearls form naturally from a living creature called a mollusk (almost always an...

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How To Tell If Jewelry Is Real

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 3:06 pm

I vividly remember sorting through my grandma’s jewelry box after she passed away. I took a few pieces of costume jewelry that I love to wear, but the tarnishing is a reminder that these piec...

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Aquamarines- Color, History and Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

  Color Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin word meaning seawater, so it only makes sense that this beautiful gemstone has a pale, transparent blue color. In the 19th century the sea gre...

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Why You Should Get Your Jewelry Appraised

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 4:55 pm

What is an appraisal? An appraisal is a document that states how much a piece of jewelry is worth. What’s in an appraisal? When we send out an appraisal, it’s a full insurance docume...

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February Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Amethyst   Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is a widely adored and versatile gemstone. Amethyst comes in many different shades and has been prized in the past by many religions and cul...

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Different Styles of Engagement Rings- How to Pick the Right One

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 3:56 pm

Selecting jewelry for your significant other, especially an engagement ring, is one of the most exciting times of a couple’s life. There are many factors and considerations one should study. ...

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Designing Custom Jewelry Online

Posted by Pamela on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 6:32 pm

A lot of people look to custom jewelry for special occasions like engagements, anniversaries or holidays. A custom piece of jewelry is often a surprise for the person receiving it, this along with ...

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November Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Origin/ Folklore Getting its name from the French word for lemon, citrine comes in a variety of colors from vibrant yellow to a golden amber. Throughout history, citrine has been mistaken for topa...

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Why the Laser Welder is a Jewelers Best Friend

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Why Should Jewelers Invest In A Laser Welder? The laser welder has only been on the map for Jewelers for a couple decades but has already created a lot of innovation for the jewelry indu...

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October Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Opals are a very popular gemstone with a long history and folklore attached to them. Opals have been considered the luckiest and most magical gemstone throughout much of history, most likely becaus...

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How A Ring Gets Sized

Posted by Pamela on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Jewelry resizing is situational, depending on the ring. Factors like the history of repairs done on the ring, engravings, the type of gemstones, and if there are holes in the ring determines the ty...

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September Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 3:08 pm

September has a versatile and well-loved birthstone, Sapphire. Sapphires are part of the “big three”  (what the jewelry industry defines as the three most precious and commonly sou...

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4 Rules: How to Wear Men’s Fashion Bracelets

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 11:46 am

Men’s fashion bracelets can help you express your style and personality. Men’s jewelry – especially men’s fashion bracelets – can be as down-to-earth, sophisticated, ...

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Why is Ring Resizing a Great Option for Your Rings?

Posted by Pamela on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Resize your rings for a better experience. The lights dim…the music swells…and on bended knee, he offers her a small box. He snaps the lid open and she gasps. “Yes, I will marr...

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Why Some Men Don’t Wear Custom Engagement Rings

Posted by Pamela on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Custom engagement rings are quite popular amongst couples in the modern-day. In 2018, the UK’s biggest pop star chose to wear a custom engagement ring to announce his upcoming marriage ...

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August Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 11:59 am

Peridot Gemstone Peridots come in various shades of green and have excellent transparency. This August birthstone is said to carry the gift of inner radiance, helping one recognize their destiny a...

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How Can You Reuse Your Inherited, Old Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Old jewelry can be reused to make beautiful new jewelry. Millions of people around the world pass on family heirlooms, keepsakes, and other types of old jewelry from one generation to the next, an...

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How Religious Jewelry Can Help You Express Your Faith and Creativity

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Religious jewelry can help you express your faith in your own unique style. If you’re like millions of others, you simply love wearing religious jewelry that not only enhances your overall a...

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How Custom Earrings Compliment Your Personal Style

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Add custom earrings to your look. Although beauty is truly on the inside, your outward appearance says a lot about your personality. This has always been a significant element of wearing and adorn...

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Custom Bridal Jewelry for June Brides

Posted by Pamela on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 11:51 am

Why brides should consider custom jewelry for their big day. Ask any bride and she will tell you that, big or small, her wedding was one of the happiest days of her life. Fancy clothes, delicious ...

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How Often Do My Pearls Need to be Restrung?

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Imagine this, you’re out and about when your necklace breaks and you watch your precious pearls scatter all over the floor. One way to avoid this dreaded situation is to get your pearls restr...

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Father’s Day Jewelry: What to Get Dad This Year

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 9:29 am

Father’s Day jewelry can be a fantastic Father's Day gift this year. Your local jewelry store in Palm Harbor has some exciting “manly-man” jewelry for all the dads in your life. ...

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Why Are Stackable Rings So Interesting?

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Stackable rings are a unique way to show your creativity. Unlike clothing, jewelry fashion styles aren’t based on seasons. Today’s hottest jewelry trends transfer easily from 16-year-o...

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Learn About Precious Metals Before Purchasing Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 1:32 pm

By now you know that diamond quality isn’t necessarily about size. Color, cut, clarity, and carats define the value of this precious gem. The same premise is true for precious metals. All tha...

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Interesting Facts About Pearl Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 10:18 am

June is the official Month of the Pearl   The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. -Grace Kelly Fashions come and go, only to return later, but the one fashion that has never,...

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The Best Earring Backs For Your Stud Earrings

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Losing an earring is a stressful situation that occurs far too often. A common question we, as jewelers, get daily is, “what is the best back for my stud earrings?” Answering this quest...

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Custom-Made Jewelry Allows You to Express Your Creativity

Posted by Pamela on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

In the early 1990s, Frank Woolworth wanted a one-of-a-kind wedding gift for his daughter. His vision was a jadeite bead bracelet with a ruby-and-diamond clasp. (It later sold for $27.4 million...

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Why Investing in Gold Jewelry is a Great Idea

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Gold…though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods. -David Ricardo Gold didn’t have value as money until 643 BCE. Much later, Roma...

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How to Care for Gemstone Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 1:50 pm

What was your first piece of valuable jewelry? Some people consider their high school or college graduation rings as their most treasured jewelry. For many, engagement and wedding rings are the fir...

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Diamond Rings are April's Best Friend

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Cutting and shaping gemstones were believed to have originated in Europe around the 1300s. The research revealed evidence of diamond-cutting in Venice as early as 1330. Rings were used as seals and...

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Custom Men’s Bracelets Are On the Rise

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 11:40 am

Some men still scoff at the idea of wearing men’s bracelets of any style. There is still a stigma that “manly” men don’t wear jewelry. When it comes to wearable art, jewelry...

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Why Custom Wedding Bands Are Becoming So Popular

Posted by Pamela on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Learn why custom wedding bands are a great choice for your special someone. Your engagement and wedding jewelry is the crowning touch to your special day. While many people stick to the traditiona...

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Common Questions About Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Your jewelry is important to you. If it is damaged or broken, you want to make sure you choose the best, local jeweler to make the repairs. The following are commonly asked questions about jewelry....

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What Are Some Tips to Properly Clean Jewelry?

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Tips on How to Clean Jewelry Safely Our culture are full of engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces, promise rings, diamond rings, earrings, and countless other types of jewelry kept and worn i...

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Custom Pendants Are Unique Gifts for the Special People in Your Life

Posted by Pamela on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Custom pendants are a unique gift for loved ones. Custom pendants make the perfect gift especially when you want to give something that is truly unique. Jewelers have the capability to design and ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Claddagh Rings

Posted by Pamela on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 12:21 pm

ORIGINSWhen people think of Irish traditions, they often think of the four-leaf clovers, leprechaun’s standing with a pot of gold or maybe even people having a few too many whiskeys on St. Pa...

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Are Personalized Engagement Rings The Future of Wedding Proposals?

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Personalized engagement rings are one of the best ways for couples to show their commitment and love for one another. With both men and women wearing personalized engagement rings, it is possible t...

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Why You Should Consider Ring Resizing in Your Jewelry Collection

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 4:56 pm

All of us have jewelry that is too valuable to give away or lose, but that we never wear. Your mom’s favorite dinner ring…your senior ring…your grandparents’ wedding rings...

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Facts About Custom Jewelry and Designs

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Jewels are some of the most brilliant ways to showcase your individuality. The best part of a custom design is the freedom to express your sentiments with a handcrafted piece. It brings life to you...

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What You Need to Know About Conflict Free Diamonds

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Conflict-free diamonds has a nice ring to it, no pun intended. Very few people know what it actually means to buy conflict-free diamonds. Many jewelers are conscious of the issues that surround dia...

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Why Custom Designed Pendants Make Great Gifts

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 6:29 pm

People love to receive jewelry as gifts. Taking that extra step by adding your own touch to the to jewelry shows that they mean that much more to you. Working with an artist to create a custom desi...

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Why You Should Consider Custom Jewelry for Birthdays

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Every year, millions of people venture out of their homes or fire up the internet to buy the perfect gift for a special birthday. Whether it’s a spouse, family member, close friend, or even a...

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How a Custom Necklace Can Create Lifelong Memories

Posted by Pamela on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 5:36 pm

The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize. -Steel Magnolias  Art is something unique to us, as a species and as a people who love. We’ve been ...

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Make Gold Jewelry Special With Custom Designs

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Top Quality Custom Gold Jewelry Choosing to purchase custom gold jewelry in Palm Harbor offers a wide range of benefits for any special occasion. Men's custom gold jewelry in Palm Harbor is a...

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Les Olson Can Help You Design the Perfect Engagement Ring

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Every love story has a touch of uniqueness and personality. Whether it is a song that stirs special memories or a certain place that reminds you of the first time you locked eyes with your special ...

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Celebrate November Birthdays With Custom Designed Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 11:34 am

Custom Designed Jewelry - The Perfect Way to Celebrate Birthdays in November! Custom designed opal-based jewelry is a fantastic gift for anyone that has a birthday in November or any other ti...

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Make Your Engagement Truly Special with a Custom Engagement Ring

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 10:38 am

Custom Engagement Rings Custom engagement rings are the perfect way to display your love and commitment to a significant other. These engagement rings are available in a wide variety of style...

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Why Custom Designed Jewelry is the Perfect Holiday Gift

Posted by Pamela on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 10:47 am

The Top 4 Reasons Custom Designed Jewelry Makes a Fantastic Gift Custom designed jewelry is a great way to celebrate special occasions and will always bring back many happy memories. Since th...

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The Benefits of Custom Made Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 10:53 am

Top 5 Benefits of Custom Jewelry in Palm Harbor Purchasing a custom piece is a popular choice for many jewelry shoppers. Personalization offers a wide variety of benefits that are not available wi...

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