How to spot a counterfeit gem

There are more counterfeit gems in the jewelry market today than ever due to more ways of making them appear “real”. Knowing what different deceptive means dealers use to pass off fake gems as real ones can help you avoid getting swindled. There is a difference in value between gems which are natural or made […]

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How to tell if a diamond is real

It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend… quite an improvement in value over man’s best friend, don’t you think? Unfortunately, there are a variety of unscrupulous jewelers who try to pass off glass stones or cubic zirconium as the real thing. Is it possible for a person to tell if their diamonds […]

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How to appraise old jewelry

Old or antique jewelry is fascinating to own and wear. Whether part of a costume ensemble or an elegant toilette for a special occasion, a pearl necklace or a diamond bracelet can make you feel like a million dollars. But how can you tell the actual worth of a piece? The first thing to do […]

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How to clean Silver Jewelry

Cleaning and caring for silver jewelry is simple to do if you follow a few basic steps. With a little care and maintenance, your silver jewelry should always shine. When you purchase silver jewelry, the first thing to remember is that silver is a soft metal. Even a heavy silver ring will bend if enough […]

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How to Use a Jeweler’s Loupe

If you are familiar with purchasing expensive jewelry, you may have come across the term loupe. First, we must define the word loupe. A loupe is a magnifier with a special lens that enables a jeweler to inspect even the smallest details by increasing the focus to a closer distance when seen by the eye. […]

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How gemstone therapy works

Gemstone healing is one of the oldest techniques in history, with renewed popularity since the early 1980s. There is evidence of gemstone and crystal healing in the early Americas, Europe, Africa, and especially in Egypt, where “healer-queens” included Mentuhetop and Cleopatra. For example, a papyrus dated to before 1600 BCE explained the use of lapis […]

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How to give a hot stone massage

Incorporate hot stone therapy into your massage practice. Described below are the basics you need to know about giving a hot stone massage. You’ll also learn the steps required for giving a relaxing hot stone massage to your clients. The basic equipment needed to perform a hot stone massage includes a massage table, linens for […]

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How to heat massage stones

Hot stone massage is all the rage as of late. It is an intensive treatment that allows for deep tissue, muscle penetration. This type of massage is most beneficial for stress worn or tired aching muscles. Those who are strained by sports injuries and the like may find this soothing, as this type of massage […]

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How to do a full body massage

Giving a great full body massage is easy to do with the proper tools and techniques. Massage is wonderful for the body. It is a definite stress reliever and can help with the many-body aches that go along with being stressed out. Massage also provides a great sense of well-being. Human touch is very positive […]

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How can you prevent diarrhea in your baby

Diarrhea is when your child begins to pass loose and watery stools. The most common causes of diarrhea are food-borne illnesses. In older children, anxiety may cause diarrhea. You can prevent diarrhea in your children by following these steps: Teach your child proper hygiene. Encourage him or her to wash their hands after playing outside […]

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