JewelryFilter: Please help me identify the stones and settings of two pendants. [more inside]
So I'm a manly man, sort of, and many years ago I was given a small opal (1cm top to bottom) - I don't think it has any real monetary value, but it's pretty, and I'm tired of it living in my drawer. Any ideas for what I can do with it? My first thought was tie pin, but that seems pedestrian. Suggestions that include sources for necessary supplies or services would be especially helpful.
What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
Please help me get an idea how old this ring is, and what stone is in it. [more inside]
Can you recommend places in San Francisco or online to buy interesting silver+gemstone jewelry? [more inside]
Jewelry appraisal : I have a rather unique piece of jewelry that I'd like to get appraised to find out what the gemstone is, and possibly the origins of the piece. What kind of place should I go to? Any specific questions I should ask? What should an appraisal cost? Thanks in advance.