3 Types of Necklace Chain Extenders

Don’t get stuck with a too-short necklace! Whether it’s by a customer’s need or desire, longer necklaces are a must to carry. Necklace extenders can help take any pre-made design and add length. Learn about some of the most popular types of extenders Halstead carries.

What is an Alloy

What is an Alloy?

Learn how the structure of metal and the properties of different alloys impact common materials in jewelry creation.
As a jeweler, there is nothing more rewarding than learning how to take your designs from paper to metal form.

Sizing a Finger Ring Down

How to Size a Ring Down

Sizing a ring up, in my opinion, is much easier than sizing a ring down. You have ring stretchers that allow you to get the job done quickly, but there are not that many tools available when reducing the size of a ring.