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Flattering Necklace Lengths chart

What size Bracelet/Bangle Should I Wear

Bead Size and Number chart

Birth Stones chart


What is Best Suited to You


The Best Earrings Size and Length for You

Face Shape and Jewelry Choices

How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Skin Tone and Face Shape

** How to Choose Jewelry that Flatters Your Skin Tone

Necklace, Braclet and Earring length chart

Woman's Necklace Size Chart


More about Jewelry


Precious Metal Wire Performance Results

Sizing Chart for Chips, Hawaiian Chips, Pebbles and Nuggets

Printable Seed Bead Graph Paper

Rhinestone and Pearl Sizing Chart

Jeweler Saw Blade Sizes and Information

Swarovski Crystal Cut (Shape) Chart

Shape Chart - Gemstone, Coral and Pearl Beads

Seed Bead Finishes and Treatment Durability

Metric Conversions Chart

Seed Bead Sizes and Hole Sizes and Wire Sizes

Mohs Scale of Hardness

Number of Beads (of Different Shapes) Per 16-inch Strand

Wire Gauge to Inches and Millimeters Conversion

All About Clasps

What to Know: Needles and Threads

The Beadmakers' Handbook (to download)

Bead Hole Sizes

Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More

Cabochon Size and Shape Chart

Gemstone Size and Information Chart

Gemstone Cleaning Chart

Faceted Gemstone Weight and Size Charts

Polishing Cloth Types and Information

Glue Types and Information

Beaders' Guide to Jewelry Metals

Gemstone Treatment Guide

Beading Encyclopedia

Birthstone Charts and Anniversary Gemstone Information

Wedding Anniversary Chart And Guide

Anniversary Chart ~ Gemstone and Jewelry Gifts with Alternative Gems

Jewelry Glossary

Common Gemstone Groups, Species and Varieties

Birthstones, Anniversary Gemstones, Zodiac Sign Gemstones

How to Test Silver - Wiki how

Tibetan Silver Buying Guide

How to Prevent Tarnish on Sterling Silver Jewelry

Everything you ever wanted to know about gemstones

Gem Select, Natural Gems Only

Identifying Colours

Gemstone Properties

Mohs Hardness Scale - A rapid hardness test for field and classroom use

Gemstone Hardness

Hardness of Gemstones - MOH hardness scale

Gemstone Hardness and Wearability of Gems

Bead Shapes

Types of metals used in jewelry making

About Wire, Shapes, Sizes and More - Basic Wire Information

all about Turquoise

United States Turquoise Sources

Turquoise Care and Cleaning

Gemstones Treatments: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Turquoise - Is It Natural?

Turquoise Comparison

Tips on how to identify genuine Lapis Lazuli gemstone (and avoid the fakes!)

Know Your Antique Necklace Styles

How to Shorten a Necklace Chain Yourself


How to Care for Your Jewelry


*** Pure Gold Jewelry Care

How to Clean Sterling Silver

*** How To Clean Copper Jewelry Naturally

Magpie Gemstones


Jewelry Trends at the Academy Awards
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