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Education

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Education.

Jewelry is a peculiar market. It’s very trust sensitive, but more and more, people don’t trust easily. They’ve been burned before. They want to back up their trust with verifiable facts. Lab reports. Tests. Appraisals. It makes sense. It’s the same reason that people hire an independent inspector to look over a house they’re considering instead of relying entirely on the advertisement. Trust, but verify.

This section is made up of several articles on individual jewelry and appraisal related topics. They’re all under the aegis of education and you can navigate however you like. They aren’t presented in any particular order and are no way intended to be a complete study on the topic. It’s more of casual discussion of things that I, or my customers, might find interesting.

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<p>Education is the bridge between trusting what the jeweler and the appraiser are telling you and knowing if it’s right. With jewelry, that mostly takes place on the Internet and with tutorials like this one. Why is one item SOO much more expensive than another one?</p> <p>Unfortunately, there’s no short answer for how to navigate this. The closest is to choose your expert and to read up on what interests you. For example, you don’t need to become experts on Tanzanite if you’re trying to buy a diamond or visa versa. This is a huge advantage that consumers have over jewelers. They are supposed to know everything while you can pick and choose. Self education is your friend.</p>

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What is the next step in your Jewelry Journey? Would you like to learn even more about Education? Check out these links for more information. It may be a link to an article or to an outside website, but you can bet that the information will be of the highest quality.

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