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Just A Conversation

14 EpisodesProduced by Ambers DesignsWebsite

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.

14 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

What is a Jewelry Appraisal?

June 1st, 2021


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 …

2020 Spectrum Jewelry Awards

December 31st, 2020


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 …

The Future of Retail After a Pandemic

November 27th, 2020


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 …

What’s the difference between platinum, gold and silver?

March 21st, 2020


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 …

What’s The Custom Jewelry Design Process?

February 19th, 2020


 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 …

A Decade of Jewelry Industry

January 2nd, 2020


Like many things this last decade, the jewelry industry has undergone massive changes and shifts. From technology to the customers them selves. Tune …

Evolution of the Jewelry Industry in 2019

December 5th, 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 …

What you need to know about Big Diamonds!

November 20th, 2019


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 …

Summer Jewelry and Gold Components

August 9th, 2019


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 …

DPA and Self-Purchase

July 29th, 2019


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 …

Healing Fractures In Sapphires

March 21st, 2019


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 …

Tuscon Gem Show 2019

March 12th, 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, …

Lab Grown, More Like Factory Grown!

March 12th, 2019


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.

Jewelry is returning to its roots!

March 11th, 2019


 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.

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