Stainless Flatware is not Stain-free

Stainless Flatware   I’m going to let you in on a secret. There’s a reason stainless steel is called stain LESS and not stain FREE.  Despite its name, stainless steel can rust if not cared for properly.  That’s because its base metal contains iron.  Over time, the object’s protective chromium …

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Old Pawn Jewelry Dead Pawn

  Old pawn is the most highly collectible American Indian jewelry. The term “old pawn” or “dead pawn” simply means an item that was pawned for cash but has never been redeemed, a common practice in the Southwest, and often referring to American Indian jewelry.   The Story   The …

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The Charm of Charm Bracelets

  For the love of Charms!   Charms are small trinkets that can be attached to a bracelet or necklace to create a unique piece  of jewelry.  Why do we collect charms?  The places we go or want to go?   The things we have done or want to do?  To celebrate …

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Rhinestones – A bit of the History and the Lingo

History of Rhinestones   The name rhinestone originated from pieces of crystal or glass found in Austria’s Rhine River.  Rhinestones have been around for centuries and were originally cut and finished by hand. Rhinestone is a word used to define a faux gem that is usually made from either crystal, …

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