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Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Oct 07, 2019 | Wedding
Reusing gold to make a new ring is very possible and has certain design requirements. At Reflective Images Jewelry, we fabricate custom wedding rings by hand and we commonly fuse different types of precious metals together. Recasting old metal, however, can pose difficult challenges due to the fickle unpredictable nature of heat interacting with precious metals and their unknown alloys.

Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Sep 13, 2019 | Wedding
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

Two Tone Wedding Rings: 15 Critical Facts To Know Before Purchasing

Marc Choyt | Sep 06, 2019 | Wedding
This article on two tone engagement rings and wedding bands will cover four general areas: Gender, Metal Choice, Fabrication, and Ethics. Best of all, you’ll learn not only critical things to consider, but also insider information that many jewelers would not tell you because it goes against their financial interests

White Gold Wedding Rings: 27 Essentials You Must Know Before You Purchase

Marc Choyt | Sep 03, 2019 | Wedding
When you’re looking for a white gold wedding ring, I think you’ll agree with me that it can be hard to find the trusted information you need. It’s hard to even know which questions to ask when purchasing this talismanic and important piece of jewelry. Here, you’ll get the real story on white gold wedding and engagement rings from my twenty-five years of being a jeweler.

Platinum vs Palladium Wedding Rings: 7 Key Differences You Must Know

Marc Choyt | Aug 30, 2019 | Wedding
After this you’ve read this article, you’ll be able to make an educated choice between a platinum and palladium wedding band. 

Your Definitive Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Rings and Engagement Rings

Kyle Abram | Aug 22, 2019 | Wedding
Picking out a surprise engagement (or “mangagement”) ring is, in our opinion, particularly thrilling. Imagine, for a moment, the look on their face when you pull out the ring that not only fits them perfectly, but stylistically, is exactly what they would have chosen for themself. You will score romance points that will last well past the honeymoon...maybe even beyond the paper anniversary! Every

The Six C's of Diamond Specifications and Grading

Marc Choyt | Aug 20, 2019 | Wedding
Most jewelers describe diamond grading in terms of the four C's: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight. Yet two additional C's are also important. Certification assures that your diamond is what it is being advertised as. Most important of all is the sixth C, Conscience (aka ethics) in diamond sourcing.

Your Recycled Gold Wedding Ring Adds 18 Grams of Mercury to the Environment

Marc Choyt | Apr 04, 2019 | Wedding
We cannot influence large-scale gold mining. It is the politics of greed. What we can do is focus on the small-scale producers. That is the politics of bread. As long as they are out there mining, the only truly ethical path forward is to help these people mine in a way that supports them to live with dignity while minimizing environmental impact. 

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Jan 14, 2019 | Wedding
 Over the last several years, due to the unavailability of Fairtrade gold rings in the US, we have been making them in our studio, using old world methods that relatively few jewelers even know how to utilize today. Below we’ve illustrated the step-by-step process of making one of our Classic Comfort Fit flat top bands:

Gold Wedding Rings: 27 Points You Must Know Before You Buy

Marc Choyt | Aug 02, 2018 | Wedding
In this article you’ll get the real story on gold wedding bands and find all the information you need to help choose your perfect ring.

 
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