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  1. Why You Should Insure Your Jewelry

    Bringing home that sparkling, new piece of jewelry is an exciting moment in your life! A new gemstone ring, a pair of luxurious gold cufflinks, or a quality watch is a fabulous addition to your ongoing jewelry collection, but how would you feel if you lost that new item? What about if a favorite vintage piece goes missing while you’re out and about doing errands? We insure our homes, our cars, our lives, but we don’t often think about insuring our jewelry.  Jewelry insurance is a simple, yet incredibly effective insurance policy that all jewelry owners should consider. For a small annual premium, consumers can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with jewelry insurance. If your jewelry is insured and it’s lost or stolen, not only from your home but while you’re on vacation or otherwise traveling, most insurance policies will cover that loss. You may not be able to replace a precious heirloom ring or a spe ...
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  2. What You Need to Know about Jewelry Appraisals in 2019

    The on-site appraiser in the Day’s South Portland location, Cheryl Castner, has added another educational achievement to her extensive list of credentials. Cheryl has completed the AGS Way Course with the American Gem Society, making her a Titleholder and a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society. Day’s customers can rest easy knowing that their jewelry is being appraised by one of the best appraisers in the state of Maine.  Cheryl started her career at Day’s Jewelers in 2005 in the service department, as the South Portland store did not have an opening for an appraiser at the time. Cheryl built up her clientele in appraisals while working in the service department, eventually transitioning to her current role as an on-site appraiser. In the years that Cheryl has worked at Day’s Jewelers, she’s become an expert on all things related to appraisals, and was gracious enough to help answer some pressing questions about appr ...
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  3. Sapphires: the Rainbow Birthstone of September

    When one thinks of royalty, one thinks of sapphires. These magnificent blue gems have long been a favorite of royals and even steals the show in Princess Diana’s engagement ring. But the beautiful rich blues that are most commonly associated with sapphires aren’t the only shade these gems come in. Sapphires are available in a rainbow of colors- pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens, the ever-popular blues, and purples, and each color comes in various hues and tones. The range of sapphire colors means there’s a sha ...
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  4. How to Keep Your Sterling Silver Jewelry Clean

    Let’s face it- sterling silver, although beautiful and the preferred jewelry metal for some people, doesn’t always look nice. When tarnish sets in, sterling silver jewelry can turn ugly real fast, and if you don’t wear your sterling jewelry often, there’s unfortunately no way to avoid tarnish. But have no fear! If you’ve just pulled a piece of sterling jewelry out of your jewelry box, but it’s turned gray or black with tarnish, Day’s is here to help you get rid of that tarnish and get back to being your fabulous self, silver accessories included.  Baking Soda is Your FriendBaking soda is abrasive, but gentle enough to clean sterling without damaging the metal, perfect for buffing stubborn tarnish stains away. You can use baking soda toothpaste and an old toothbrush to carefully scrub away the tarnish, or you can get a little more complicated with a dip.  ...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 4 Myths: How to Clean Your Jewelry

    Properly cleaning jewelry isn't as easy as doing a quick Google search. There are many wives tales and myths explaining how to clean your jewelry. Some of these have some truth behind them, but some will actually do harm to your jewelry. Making sure you know how to properly care for and clean your jewelry will help extend the life of your pieces and help them to look their best while you wear them.There are simple ways to clean and care for your jewelry that are easy, fast, and most important - safe. Myth #1: Toothpaste  A common myth is that toothpaste is a good way to clean your jewelry. This is actually false. Toothpaste can damage your diamonds, gemstones and gold. ...
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  10. Service and Day's Jewelers

    One of the greatest things about Day's Jewelers is our service department - both in the store and at www.daysjewelers.com. The services we offer to our customers ensure that your jewelry is safe and sparkling. Every six months, we encourage our engagement ring, right hand ring, or diamond fashion ring wearers to come in and have their ring inspected to make sure that your gemstone or diamond is securely in place. A complimentary cleaning will take place to bring out the natural brilliance of your piece of jewelry. Watch Corey,a PortlandJewelryConsultantclean a ring: One of the ways to care for a piece of white gold jewelry is to get it rhodium plated. In the video below, Sascha, Jewelry Consultant atthe Manchester, NH store explains the rhodium plating process. ...
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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.


Day's adheres to an everyday low price policy so you can always shop knowing you’re getting the best price possible from an authorized retailer.

  • We promise to offer the lowest price possible on all of our items every day
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