Willyn Villarica Jewelry

Various Types of Ruby Treatments and Enhancements

Whether you are an experienced jewelry enthusiast or simply looking to add a bit of sparkle to your wardrobe, ruby treatments, and enhancements are key components in fine jewelry. Rubies provide durability and timeless elegance, making them one of the most desired gemstones for luxurious pieces. There are various ways where rubies can be treated … Read more

Let’s Get to Know Rubies, The King of Precious Stones

Let’s explore rubies, one of my favorite gemstones. Ruby is part of the corundum family, a rock-forming mineral. Corundums are naturally transparent in their purest form but can also have colors with certain chemicals. Chromium will make it reddish, creating a vibrant ruby. Not all red-hued ones, however, fall under rubies. In gemology, the color … Read more

What You Need to Know About Synthetic Stones

Did you know that some stones now used in jewelry aren’t created by nature but instead made synthetically? Synthetic stones look just like naturally mined ones and can offer a more affordable alternative compared to their genuine counterparts. In this blog post, we’ll explore what synthetic stones are and address frequently asked questions regarding the … Read more

How I Got Into Appraisals

I still vividly recall, when I was just four years old, I’d sit beside my mom, and witness her meticulous work on jewelry inventory. She would weigh each item carefully, place price tags, draw and describe them in her inventory notebook, and bag the precious accessories in zip lock bags. It was the early 80’s, … Read more

On the Road to Being a Licensed Appraiser!

Hello everyone! If you’ve been following my social media pages, I’m sure you’ve seen me post about becoming a NAJA member, that’s the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. I would like to share with you why I decided to join this organization and the impact it will have on my chosen career to be a … Read more