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Green Sapphire Rings Engagement

Green Sapphires in engagement rings are not so sought after as the ever popular blue sapphire engagement ring. However, they have picked up a lot of attention in recent years and often they look quite stunning as an engagement ring. The green color of this gemstone...

Sapphire: The September Birthstone

Sapphire: The September Birthstone

Sapphire is the birthstone for September. Along with Rubies, Sapphires were the gem of choice in engagement and betrothal rings prior to the 1900s. Today, they are our best selling gemstone and are commonly associated with royalty. We make fabulous sapphire pieces:...

Resizing Rings Near Me – How It’s Done

Resizing Rings Near Me – How It’s Done

Re-sizing Rings - How It's Done The most common repair service requested at Federal Way Custom Jewelers is the resizing of clients' rings; whether too big or too small, gold or platinum or silver, plain band or 2 carat diamond ring, resizing is a service that is often...

How to Choose the Right Custom Jeweler

How to Choose the Right Custom Jeweler

How to Choose the Right Custom Jeweler - Reputable Jewelers Online Choosing the right custom jeweler isn’t something you do on a whim. Think of it as the start of a new relationship and, like in most relationships, you should choose wisely. How can you really know you...

Custom Jewelry • Customer Jewelers Near Me

Custom Jewelry • Customer Jewelers Near Me

Custom Jewelry • Everything You Need To Know. Custom Jewelry is fast becoming very popular in the Jewelry Industry. Customizing can be applied to both brand new and pre-owned jewelry. At Federal Way Custom Jewelers, work with you to design and create perfect jewelry...

Opal Stones • Black Opals • Fire Opals •

Opal Stones • Black Opals • Fire Opals •

Opal Stones • Black Opals • Fire Opals Opals have captured the fascination of gem lovers since antiquity. The oldest known items featuring opals were found in ancient Mayan and Middle Eastern jewelry thousands of years old. In the middle ages opals found in central...

Red Garnets • Garnet Rings • Garnet Meaning

Red Garnets • Garnet Rings • Garnet Meaning

Red Garnets • Garnet Rings • Garnet Meaning The garnet family of gemstones is one of the most underrated in the gem world. For the last century jewelers stocked red garnets heavily as the January birthstone, and then forgot about them for the rest of the year. This...

Emerald Stones • Aquamarine Gemstone • Morganite

Emerald Stones • Aquamarine Gemstone • Morganite

Emerald Stones • Aquamarine Gemstone • Morganite The Emerald is a derivative of the Beryl Mineral Family of Gemstones. Along with Aquamarine and Morganite they are classed as "precious stones. The above photo, courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America, shows...

The Paraiba Tourmaline Debate

The Paraiba Tourmaline Debate

Paraiba Tourmaline - Tourmaline Meaning What is a Tourmaline? Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone, and can be found in a wide variety of colors. It is a mineral that has been compounded with elements such as aluminum, sodium, lithium, et al. So what is...

Imperial Topaz Ring  (Bicolor) Necklaces, Earrings

Imperial Topaz Ring (Bicolor) Necklaces, Earrings

Imperial Topaz Ring (Bicolor) What is an Imperial Topaz Bicolor Ring? The Imperial Topaz Bicolor ring is exactly what you thought it might be: a Topaz with Two Colors and not one. But what makes this Topaz unique is that when expertly cut, it has distinct two color...

Creepy Crawly Jewelry

Creepy Crawly Jewelry

Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated with things that crawl through the dirt. While I liked to catch snakes and lizards- and I have the scars to prove it- nothing captured my fascination like a rare moth or beetle I had never seen before. I certainly...

Victorian Jewelry • Victorian Jewelry Box • History

Victorian Jewelry • Victorian Jewelry Box • History

Victorian Jewelry • Victorian Jewelry Box • History The History of Victorian Jewelry can be as far ranging as you care to make it, and by Victorian, we mean jewelry that was worn during the reign of Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1837-1901). Victorian Jewelry Boxes...

Alexandrite Stone Ring Necklace

Alexandrite Stone Ring Necklace

Alexandrite Stone Ring Necklace What is Alexandrite? Alexandrite is a gemstone of the chrysoberyl family. Alexandrite is bluish green in daylight and red by night. Alexandrite gemstone is purplish red in incandescent light. It is rated very hard on the hardness scale...

Art Deco Jewelry • Art Deco Rings

Art Deco Jewelry • Art Deco Rings The Art Deco movement in jewelry was known for its bold designs and innovations. This Art Deco Period was in between the World War 1 and World War 2 -  1922 to 1938 in Europe. One of the most talked about jewelry pieces of that era...

Morganite Stone • Meaning • Gemstone

Morganite Stone • Meaning • Gemstone What Is Morganite Stone? Morganite is a pink semi-precious stone belonging to the beryl mineral family. Available in many of colors including pink, rose, peach, purple and salmon, the pink and rose-colored stones are the most...

Recycled Jewelry • Redesigned Jewelry Pearl Ring

Recycled Jewelry • Redesigned Jewelry Pearl Ring What is recycled jewelry? Instead of keeping a broken chain or necklace in your collection doing nothing for several years, the gold or silver can be reused to create a new piece of jewelry. In other words, your old...

Imperial Topaz Jewelry • Ring • Earrings

Imperial Topaz Jewelry • Ring • Earrings What is Imperial Topaz? In general, topaz means a yellow gem. The terms “imperial” and “precious” topaz are often used to distinguish between true topaz and the quartz look-alikes. The Imperial Topaz is recognized as being a...

Ruby Gemstone • Meaning • Elusive

Ruby Gemstone • Meaning • Elusive Rubies Ruby Gemstone: A fine, gem-quality ruby is second to none in the gemstone world. Rubies have the hardness and durability of a sapphire, the inner glow of an emerald, the rarity of a fine diamond (or more) and possess the rarest...

Jewelry Laser Welding – Prongs

Jewelry Laser Welding - Prongs Repairs What Are Jewelry Prongs and What Is the Prong Setting? The prong setting or claw setting, is the main area in a ring that is required to hold the stone(s) in place. It usually has four to six metal prongs that extend up from the...