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  1. How you could be unintentionally killing your jewelry...

    Like a new car, new jewelry eventually requires maintenance. This isn't a suggestion, it's a fact. When you love your jewelry, you wear it (as you should). When you wear it, you damage it. This fact is not so much about quality craftsmanship as it is about wear and tear. When you drive thousands of miles on your car, it is not the car's fault the tires need to be replaced. The same concept can (and should) be applied to jewelry. Under elements of normal wear and tear your metals should last you the following number of years without requiring prong or shank maintenance. Yellow Gold - 5 Years White Gold - 8 Years Platinum - 20 Years This is under normal wear and tear. Below, I have created a list of activities that unintentionally kills jewelry. If you want to maximize the life of your jewelry and delay repair work as long as possible, please be (unofficially) advised to remove ...
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  2. Top 3 Appraisal Tips from a GIA Graduate Gemologist

    Darcy Good started her career at Day's Jewelers seventeen years ago. Since then she has earned her degree from the Gemological Institute of America as a Graduate Gemologist and is now the full-time appraiser at Day's Jewelers in Waterville. Darcy often gets asked 3 basic questions before performing an appraisal and in this exclusive post she'll give you the tools you need before you head to Antique Roadshow or any other ...
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  3. New Head vs. Retips

    Most jewelers suggest that you bring your jewelry in every 6 months to be checked: cleaned, tightened up - like a spa treatment for your jewelry. However, sometimes when a ring is brought in for inspection it may be recommended that the item needs work done to it to help preserve the item. For example, on a ring we doretips.What is a retip?:building up and "repairing" the pegs of metal holding the diamond (the prongs). The prongsstart to show wear and retippingthem will bring the ring back to safe and stable condition. Retipping is something that will generally last for six months to a year before more wear begins to occur again. An alternative to retipping is putting on anew head. What is a new head?: A ...
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  4. Jewelry Appraisals 101

    What is a jewelry appraisal? A jewelry appraisal is a written valuation done by a professional appraiser for insurance replacement or estate purposes for Probate. There are also other types of appraisals such as liquidation, point of sale, and donation. The most common type of appraisal is done to obtain or renew insurance. Photographs of the jewelry items should always be included in an appraisal. What qualifications and credentials should professional jewelry appraisers have? Formal training in gemology so they can accurately identify and describe gems, imitations, assembled stones, and gem treatments. A gemological credential such as GG, FGA, FGG, AG (CIG), FCGma, FCAA, or FCC is a minimum requirement. To obtain the credentials to become a Gemologist, it takes ...
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  5. What Does a Jeweler's Warranty Cover?

    After20 years in the jewelry industry, one thing has never changed: The confusion consumers have when it comes to warranty coverage. It is reallyno surprise, however, as each jeweler decides what they will warranty on theirown. Multiple jewelers equal many different warranties. Yet,despite this, there are some common items that appear in virtually allwarranties. 1. They require the jewelry be inspected.Virtuallyall jewelry warranties require the guest to return with the jewelry eitherannually or semi-annually so the item can be inspected for security of thegems, claps,ear nuts and the overall wear condition of the piece. Most (but not all) jewelers will tighten any loose stones or make minoradjustments to the jewelry at this time at no charge to you. Skipping theinspection generally voids ...
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  6. Day in the Life of Our Goldsmith

    Agoldsmithis ametalworkerwho specializes in working withgoldand otherprecious metals. Goldsmiths must be skilled in forming metal throughfiling,soldering,sawing,forging,casting, andpolishingmetal. Day in the Life of Our Waterville Goldsmith: Often on time but some days the devil gets to her. Her arrival brings about a flurry of excitement and anticipation. The hardest working employee we have: she never stops, rarely takes a break (except for a quick drive to the drive thru for coffee leaving a trail of dust in her wake). She moves from job to job never losing track of each project. Perfection is her middle name and talk about taking pride in her work well you never seen anyone better. Her day is often filled with interruption for the sales staff to the service staff ...
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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition. Any purchase made with a credit card must be returned to the original credit card. Please read more about our Returns and Exchanges Policy.


All orders shipped UPS are fully insured and require a signature at time of delivery unless shipped by USPS. Each item is cleaned, polished and inspected before it is wrapped and shipped to you. Orders over $1,000 enjoy free overnight shipping via UPS. For engravings and ring sizing, please add an additional 2-3 business days to your order. Special orders or customizations may take 3-4 weeks. Please read more for full shipping information.


Day's Jewelers requires suppliers to provide a written warranty for every diamond purchased stating that it was ethically-sourced. Furthermore, as a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Day's is committed to supporting and promoting the highest level of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in our communities and in the areas of the world where our products are sourced. Discover the Day's Promise.


If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.


Your jewelry purchased from Day's Jewelers is warranted for a lifetime against defects in materials and craftsmanship. To be eligible for this warranty, your piece of jewelry must be inspected at any Day's store at least once every six months. If you should live in an area where there is no Day's store located, we would be happy to recommend a reputable jeweler to perform the required semi-annual inspections. Day's also offers a low cost extended care plan that covers normal wear and tear of items not deemed as defective.


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