Fine Jewelry Education

Discover all you need to know about various jewelry types and their qualities. Whether you’re searching for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings, find everything you desire right here.

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Diamond Grading


Our diamonds are meticulously evaluated and certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), ensuring that each stone meets the highest standards of quality and authenticity. The GIA certification process involves a thorough assessment of the diamond's 4 C's—cut, carat, color, and clarity—providing you with a reliable and detailed report of its characteristics. This certification guarantees that every diamond from Steinhardt is not only genuine but also of exceptional quality, giving you confidence and peace of mind in your purchase.More about diamond grading.

A jewelry appraisal is a report that goes into gemstone and/or jewelry specificities. Additionally, the document establishes its value based on its relative rarity, market data, and gemstone quality/grades. Certified labs provide jewelry appraisals and jewelers usually offer them. request for a jewelry appraisal during the checkout process, contact us here


To maintain the brilliance and longevity of your jewelry, it's recommended to have it professionally cleaned every six months. Regular cleaning helps remove dirt, oils, and other residues that can accumulate over time, keeping your pieces sparkling and in optimal condition. Additionally, routine inspections during cleaning can identify and address any potential issues, such as loose stones or damaged settings, ensuring the safety and integrity of your cherished items.

To protect your jewelry and maintain its condition, it’s best to take it off during the following activities:

  1. Exercise and Sports: To avoid damage or loss, remove jewelry before engaging in physical activities or sports.
  2. Swimming: Chlorine and saltwater can tarnish and weaken metals and gemstones.
  3. Household Chores: Harsh chemicals in cleaning products can damage jewelry.
  4. Showering: Soap and shampoo can leave a residue that dulls the shine of your pieces.
  5. Sleeping: To prevent tangling, scratching, or bending, it's best to remove jewelry before bed.
  6. Gardening: Soil and rough materials can scratch and damage your jewelry.

By taking these precautions, you can help preserve the beauty and durability of your precious pieces.

Insuring your jewelry is a crucial step in protecting your valuable pieces. Here’s how to get your jewelry insured:

  1. Get an Appraisal: Have your jewelry professionally appraised to determine its current value. Make sure to get a detailed written appraisal from a certified gemologist or appraiser.
  2. Choose an Insurance Provider: Research insurance providers that specialize in jewelry insurance. You can either add a rider to your existing homeowners or renters insurance policy or choose a standalone jewelry insurance policy.
  3. Review Coverage Options: Understand what is covered by the insurance policy. Look for coverage that includes theft, loss, damage, and mysterious disappearance. Also, check if the policy covers worldwide travel.
  4. Submit Necessary Documentation: Provide your insurance provider with the appraisal, purchase receipts, photographs, and any other documentation that proves the value and ownership of your jewelry.
  5. Regular Updates: Keep your insurance up to date. Reappraise your jewelry every few years to ensure the policy reflects its current value, and update your insurer with any new purchases.
  6. Understand the Claims Process: Familiarize yourself with the process for filing a claim. Knowing the steps in advance can save you time and stress if you ever need to make a claim.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your precious jewelry is protected against unforeseen events.