How To Make A Mini Wreath

How To Make A Mini Wreath

Get crafty this winter with our guide on how to make a mini wreath for Christmas. These versatile decorations can be hung anywhere from door handles to windows and can be made to fit in with just about any colour scheme you please. They come with a warning though as...

How to use Silver Plating Solution

How to use Silver Plating Solution

Whether you’re looking to smarten up some pre-existing jewellery or you want to expand your service offering – silver plating jewellery is a great place to start. There are a number of techniques you can use when learning how to silver plate jewellery, but we’ll start...

Designer of the Month – Trisha Wood

Designer of the Month – Trisha Wood

Jewellery maker Trisha Wood takes her inspiration from the sea in her creations, which contain tiny gems, crystals, enamel and resin in a stylish and contemporary style. Learn more about this month’s Designer of the Month below Let us know a bit about yourself,...

What is silver-plated jewellery?

What is silver-plated jewellery?

Thinking of expanding your service offering? Or are you simply wondering “what is silver-plated jewellery?” and how it differs from sterling silver? Whether you’re looking to neaten up some old silver jewellery or are stuck between silver-plated and solid silver...

The Aquamarine

The Aquamarine

Aquamarine is one of the main varieties of beryl, the same mineral of the precious emerald, and the birthstone of March. Highly appreciated for its spark and blue to blue-green hue, this gemstone was named after "aqua marinus" (marine water), due to its seawater...

About Me

Robert Connelly GG (GIA), GD, AGA, NAJA, ISA AM has examined and appraised several thousands of pieces of exquisite jewelry the world over since beginning his exploration of the jewelry industry in 1989 as an international wholesale buyer and seller in Brazil and United States. A Graduate Gemologist finishing with at the top of his class with a 97% rating from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA, he established AZ JEWELRY APPRAISERS in 2013 to serve a complete array of appraisal needs within the Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff areas following an educational global odyssey in gemology.