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Copyright Theft
Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.

Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma, (ringsandthingsstore.com)
Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma, (ringsandthingsstore.com) are just one of the many coin dealers and websites worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.

What's Wrong?
Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma, (ringsandthingsstore.com) have used our high quality 10 Gram PAMP Suisse Gold Bar Photograph on their website.
We invest a great amount of time and energy into creating the best photographic coin images on the internet. It helps to promote our "brand", and many people recognise our photographs because of their high quality and other recognisable characteristics.
When other dealers or pseudo-experts use them to help create their own website, it dilutes our brand identity. It may also help to fool reader that the website they are looking at is one with high professional and aesthetic standards. Often the reality is that they are looking at some cheapo, hacked-out site, written by ignorami.

Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma Gold Charts Page

Rings and Things Store
Fine Jewelry and Collectibles
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14k refers to the amount of pure gold content in the metal alloy. (See above picture.) Alloys are created by mixing two or more elements to make a metal that has more useful qualities than any single element used. In the case of 14-karat gold, 58% of the metal is pure gold. The remaining portion is either silver or another base metal, depending on the desired color of the final alloy.
Pure gold is too soft to be used in jewelry applications. The finish would scratch too easily, and the metal would wear away. By adding base metals to the gold, the final alloy is much more durable and tough. 14k retains the desirable qualities of pure gold; therefore the surface does not tarnish easily.
Alloying gold is different from gold plated, or 'gold-fill'. These terms refer to the process of adding a layer of gold over a base metal product. Plating is applied extremely thin (sic), filling is a bit thicker (sic) layer, but both products are susceptible to wearing. This leaves the customer with a base metal product. We do not sell plated or gold-fill metals.
CURRENT STOCK MARKET VALUES
GOLD MARKING
AMERICAN-EUROPEAN
24K=99.9%-999
18K=75.0%-750
14K=58.5%-585
10K=41.6%-416
CURRENT GOLD AND PLATINUM VALUES PER OUNCE
1 TROY OUNCE = 31.1034807 GRAMS
GOLD JEWELRY FINISHES
High Polish: mirror like
Satin: grained texture of satin cloth
Matte: soft, dull finish
Florentine: texturing metal surface with "liner" tool
Burnishing: adds luster to metal
Roman Gold: matting surface, then gold electroplate
Soldering: joining two metals
Applique: soldering one color gold to anotherb
Engraving: cutting a design into the surface
Repousse: form of embossing
Chasing: accent technique, adding detail to repousse (sic)
Hammering: forming indentations in metal
Embossing: metal surrounding detail is pressed back
Diamond Cutting: cutting out of surface, giving bright look
Enamelling: fusing colored glass onto metal surface
Filigree: gold wire twisted and soldered, intricate patterns
Granulation: tiny round balls fastened by heating process
HOW ALLOYS AFFECT COLOR
Yellow Gold - Gold, Copper, Silver
White Gold - Gold, Nickel, Zinc, Copper
Green Gold - Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc
Pink Gold - Gold, Copper
The Many Colors of Gold
Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, green gold - learn about the color wheel of gold jewelry options for your treasure chest.
When most people think of gold, the image that comes to mind is of a metal with a soft, yellow glow. Indeed, the incomparable golden hue of this precious metal has been part of its appeal for centuries. But for the gold jewelry connoisseur, there are more shades of gold available than just yellow - and in a spectrum of different hues. The tint the gold takes on depends on the metals it is mixed, or alloyed with. Here are the main shades of gold:
Yellow gold - This is gold in its natural shade. It is by far the most common type of gold used in jewelry. Yellow gold used for jewelry is usually alloyed with copper and silver to strengthen it. The warm glow of yellow gold works with virtually any outfit, any skin or body type and any gemstone. How yellow a piece is will depend on its gold content. Generally, 14 karat gold has a brighter yellow than 10 karat gold; 18 karat gold has a deeper yellow than 14 karat gold, and so on.
White gold - White gold has become very fashionable in recent years as many consumers have opted for the cool, contemporary white look over the classic yellow look. White gold has the same properties as yellow gold, but is mixed with different alloys to give it its white color. Generally, white gold is created by using a nickel or palladium alloy, zinc and copper. Sometimes, white gold is plated with an even whiter metal, such as rhodium (a rare member of the platinum family) to enhance its appearance. A white gold setting can enhance the look of white diamonds and put a modern twist on a traditional standard.
Rose gold - By alloying just copper with yellow gold, metalsmiths can create gold with a pink, blush-like tint, which experts say lends a soft, flattering effect to the skin.
Green gold - This alloy is created by mixing silver, copper and zinc to yellow gold.
The other types of gold jewelry include gold-filled, gold-plated and vermeil. Gold-filled refers to a layer of gold mechanically bonded to a base (non-precious) metal; the gold content must be at least 1/20th of the total weight of the piece. Gold-plated merchandise has a coating of 10 karat gold or higher applied to a base metal by electrolysis. Vermeil is jewelry that is made by applying a layer of karat gold to a sterling silver base.
To keep the classic appeal of yellow gold but update it with a more modern look, many women are opting for two-tone styles that combine white and yellow gold within the same piece. These types of pieces are considered very fashionable and have become particularly popular in bridal jewelry in recent year.
For an even more original look, some women are choosing jewelry which combines three colors of gold (most often yellow, rose and green) within the same piece.
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Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma Contact Us Page
This is a one-way, you fill in the blanks page, and tell Rings And Things who are where you are without and before they tell you who they are.

Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma Guarantee Page
Th odd thing about thsi page it that fails to divulge important guarantee information, such as who Rings And Things actually are, where they are based, length or scope of any guarantee.

WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DEALING JEWELRY. EACH OF OUR PRODUCTS IS GUARANTEED AS IT IS DESCRIBED UNDER ITEM DETAILS, EACH ITEM IS TESTED WITH EACH OF THE METHODS BELOW. IF YOU ARE BUYING LOCALLY WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO TEST ANY PRODUCT FOR YOU, BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON YOUR PURCHASE.
Ceres Dual XL Diamond and Moissanite Tester
Ceres Dual XL Diamond and Moissanite Tester Enhanced, ultra-sensitive, battery powered, dual diamond & moissanite tester! Diamond is an extremely effective thermal conductor and usually an electrical insulator. The former property is widely exploited in the use of an electronic thermal probe to separate diamonds from their imitations. These probes consist of a pair of battery-powered thermistors mounted in a fine copper tip. One thermistor functions as a heating device while the other measures the temperature of the copper tip: if the stone being tested is a diamond, it will conduct the tip's thermal energy rapidly enough to produce a measurable temperature drop. As most simulants are thermal insulators, the thermistor's heat will not be conducted. This test takes about 23 seconds. The only possible exception is moissanite, which has a thermal conductivity similar to diamond: older probes can be fooled by moissanite, but newer Thermal and Electrical Conductivity testers are sophisticated enough to differentiate the two materials. The latest development is nano diamond coating, an extremely thin layer of diamond material. If not tested properly it may show the same characteristics as a diamond. We use one of the most current moissanite diamond testers on all of our diamonds.
The DigiWeigh DW-1001
Tabletop scale is a professional balance designed for Jewelry, and precious stones. The DW-1001 digital scale is also a counting scale for small items. Weighs in grams, carats, grains, ounces. Stainless steel platform. 1000 g capacity. Before any item is weighed the scale is calibrated using a machined 100 gram weight.
What Is a Magnifier
Jewelry professionals use a magnifier, also called a loupe (pronounced loop), to inspect gemstones and other jewelry. These magnifiers have special lenses that allow our eyes to focus on an object at a much closer distance than is normally possible, making the object appear to be larger and revealing tiny details we couldn't see with our normal vision.
One Lens or Three?
One: Loupes made with a single lens are generally of poor quality, distorting the object you're magnifying and adding flashes of color to it.
Three: A triplet loupe is a magnifier that contains three lenses placed together in such a way that distortion and color problems are corrected.
Magnification Power
Loupes are labeled with a number, followed by the symbol "X," which means "times." For example, a 2X loupe makes an object appear two times its actual size and a 5X loupe shows you a times-five increase.
Best Loupe for Jewelry
A 10X triplet loupe is a good choice for viewing jewelry. It is the type of loupe used by professionals to grade diamonds and other gemstones. Anything visible through a more powerful loupe, while interesting, isn't included on a grading report.
Look for a loupe with black framing around the lens, because black eliminates reflections that can alter the color of the object you are viewing. We use 10X loupes to grade all of our diamonds and gemstones.
Loupe Terms to Understand
You will hear other terms when you shop for a loupe. Three important terms are:
Focal Length: The distance that you hold the loupe from an object in order to get the best focus and magnification. As magnification goes up, focal length goes down.
Field of View: This refers to the size of the area you can see through the lens. The diameter of the lens affects the field of view, but so does magnification power--the higher the power the smaller the view.
Depth of Field: This characteristic tells you how far you can move the loupe towards or away from an item and still have the item in focus. The higher the power, the shorter the depth of field.
Beginner's Expectations
Looking through a loupe won't make you a jewelry expert, but even a beginner can learn to spot basic characteristics:
Cracks and chips in gemstones
Larger inclusions and blemishes if you look carefully
A close up view of the quality of workmanship in the piece
Ask your jeweler to point out important characteristics, but don't pretend to be an expert. If you want to use the loupe as a learning tool, you'll need the help and cooperation of your jeweler--and jewelers can spot a fake "expert" just as quickly as they can detect a fake gemstone.
Ask questions. Are there characteristics to watch for to help you determine if a stone is fake or the real thing? What are the signs of a great cut? Are prongs secure and well made? The "best" questions depend on the type of jewelry you are viewing.
How to Hold the Loupe
The photo above gives you a pretty good idea of how to hold the loupe. An alternative is to make a tripod of sorts from your hands, placing wrists together and bracing them against your face as you hold the loupe in one hand and the jewelry in other.
Loupes come with instructions. Practice using yours on any small object to get a better feel for the distance the loupe must be from your eye and the item being magnified. It won't take long to become familiar with the best way to hold it, and after that you'll be hooked--and off to look at every piece of jewelry you own! Have fun.
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Rings And Things Store, Joseph Collins of Edmond Oklahoma About Us Page
There isn't one!
The store, or website owner presumably reckons you would not want to deal with him if you found our who or where he was. He is probably correct.
We discovered he is lazy and dishonest engough to steal our high quality gold bar photo.

What's Wrong?
Casual viewers might not notice that the tow gold bar photos, Rings And Things and ours, are the same. This is because Collins has altered it by changing the colour, re-sizing, and cropping around the edges, slighly crudely, to give it a black background. We could recognise our photo instantly despite the manipulation, and we could positively idintify it with only a very slight forensic effort.

Domain Lookup
Yet another dodgy website using a proxy domain service to conceal their identity or contact details.

Registrant:
Joseph Collins
4001 S.E. 30th
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
United States
Domain Name: RINGSANDTHINGSSTORE.COM
Created on: 18-Sep-09
Expires on: 18-Sep-11
Last Updated on: 19-Sep-10
Administrative Contact:
Collins, Joseph gijoe832003@yahoo.com
4001 S.E. 30th
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
United States
(405) 414-7916 Fax --
Technical Contact:
Collins, Joseph gijoe832003@yahoo.com
4001 S.E. 30th
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
United States
(405) 414-7916 Fax --
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Reverse Whois: "Joseph Collins" owns about 129 other domains

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