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Just A Conversation

Just A Conversation

By Ambers Designs
Just A Conversation is hosted by David Baker and Amber Gustafson. Two experts in their fields they share insight about the jewelry and gemstone industry that you won't hear anywhere else.
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What is a Jewelry Appraisal?
In this episode Amber and David discuss what a jewelry appraisal actually is and the different type you may need or want. Answering questions like, Who is qualified to give a jewelry appraisal? Do I need an appraisal just to sell it? Why do appraisals cost so much?
June 01, 2021
2020 Spectrum Jewelry Awards
In this episode David and Amber discuss this years Spectrum awards. The spectrum awards are some of the jewelry and gemstone industries highest awards every year. Designers and Gem cutters come from all over the world for a chance to showcase their very own works of art. Tune in to find out more about this years Spectrum show and how they compensated for COVID!
December 31, 2020
The Future of Retail After a Pandemic
In this episode Amber and David explore the effects a worldwide pandemic has on on retail now and for the foreseeable future.  How will retail adapt and over come and who will fail. Amber discusses the actions she has taken with her very own business and the effects the pandemic has had on her retail store. 
November 27, 2020
What’s the difference between platinum, gold and silver?
What’s the difference between platinum, gold and silver? What does 14K mean on my jewelry? Tune into this episode to find out all your questions about Jewelry and the metals jewelry is made from.  From purple gold to titanium jewelry to just everyday silver and white gold. How to take care of your jewelry and much much more. 
March 21, 2020
What’s The Custom Jewelry Design Process?
 What’s The Custom Jewelry Design Process? In today's episode Amber and David discuss how Custom Jewelry is made and the process behind it. From start to finish learn how you can start your very own custom piece of jewelry. From using an heirloom gemstone to designing something from the ground up.
February 19, 2020
A Decade of Jewelry Industry
Like many things this last decade, the jewelry industry has undergone massive changes and shifts. From technology to the customers them selves. Tune in to learn what Amber and David feel have had the biggest positive and negative changes. In this episode they make their predictions for this next decade and even this coming year from technology to even fashion. 
January 02, 2020
Evolution of the Jewelry Industry in 2019
As the end of 2019 approaches, Amber and David discuss the biggest changes in the Jewelry industry to them and thousands of other stores. From technological changes to just mind sets of customers and sellers. 
December 05, 2019
What you need to know about Big Diamonds!
We all know the four Cs but which one should you care about the most? In this episode Amber and David discuss whats really important when buying big diamonds and more.  From cut, color, clarity to carat weight. 
November 20, 2019
Summer Jewelry and Gold Components
Ever wondered why people tell you not to clean with your rings on? In this episode, Amber and David discuss the components of gold and what causes them to become worn and weakened when using even the most common household cleaning materials and even pools. Though the summer is nearing an end, they also discuss caring for your jewelry during the summer season. Tune in to find out more!
August 09, 2019
DPA and Self-Purchase
In this episode, our hosts Amber Gustafson and David Baker discuss the Diamond Producers Association (DPA). With their #TotalClarity campaign and #ForMeFromMe campaign, there's a lot to talk about, from diamond mining and the ethics regarding it, as well as the reasons one might buy jewelry for oneself. 
July 29, 2019
Healing Fractures In Sapphires
In this episode our host discuss the new treatment that heals fractures inside of Sapphires and the debate of whether or not you the consumer should be told. Also discussed is why the great deal you found on Ruby's may actually may be your worst nightmare.
March 21, 2019
Tuscon Gem Show 2019
The largest Gem show in the world takes place every year in Tucson Arizona. Our host discuss their own experiences at the Tuscon Gem Show of 2019,  From rare blue Garnets to a 5 million dollar Alexandrite. 
March 12, 2019
Lab Grown, More Like Factory Grown!
Our host discuss topics from trending jewelry in 2019 to the truth behind "Lab" grown diamonds. "Lab grown, more like factory grown." Find out why the term Lab grown may be misleading and how they are actually made.
March 12, 2019
Jewelry is returning to its roots!
 In this episode of Just A Conversation our host David Baker and Amber Gustafson discuss topics from trending jewelry in 2019 to industry news and how jewelry stores are returning to their roots.
March 11, 2019