Gold and silver can be a solid investment for any portfolio. Still, before you buy or sell these precious metals, you must know what you’re getting into. When you sell your gold and silver, you may have to pay taxes to the state or federal government or both. Knowing the amount you’ll pay in taxes […]
Permanent jewelry is trending. You may have seen social media videos of people getting permanent jewelry. Or read about it in a magazine or online article. It’s pretty, fun, and captures a memory from the moment you get it. But the truth is, it’s not for everyone, and it might not be safe. Are you […]
The world’s art museums are home to precious pieces worth millions of dollars. Most of us are happy to admire the works from a distance, but some opportunists claim these valuable works for themselves. Allow us to share the stories behind some of the biggest art heists in history.
Whether you’ve just moved to the area or are looking to explore the dining scene, Downers Grove has some of the best restaurants in the state. In today’s blog, we share some of our favorite local restaurants so you can have a great dining experience and celebrate the work these families have been doing for […]
When investing and protecting one’s money, many often ask whether one should convert cash in a bank account into physical assets, including precious metals such as gold and silver. Low-interest rates that haven’t been unable to keep pace with inflation and the increased risk associated with banks raise the question: should I buy gold or […]
The United States is one of the world’s largest consumers of diamond jewelry, from the popular diamond engagement ring to elegant earrings, statement necklaces, and designer bracelets. From classic clear stones to rarer shades of yellow, green, blue, pink, and black, diamonds come in many colors and sizes and can be cut into a variety […]
The greater Chicago area has no shortage of farmers markets. For a bounty of delicious and healthy fresh vegetables, plants, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and so much more, check out some of our favorite spots near Westmont, Illinois. You won’t want to miss all they have to offer.
Whether you use it daily, display it proudly, or store it for safekeeping, all jewelry requires specific care. Understanding the composition of your jewelry is critical to increasing its longevity. So, knowing how to clean your jewelry properly is vital to preserving your gold, silver, diamonds, and precious stones for you and future generations.
If you’re planning a Memorial Day picnic, the Westmont area is an ideal destination. This city has lots of picturesque parks packed with amenities that will entertain your family all afternoon. You can rent a pavilion to secure your spot or snag a free table on a first-come-first-served basis. Most of the local parks also […]
The history of the American dollar is as fascinating as the country itself. Over the years, there have been several unique and intriguing bills minted. Some of them have only had short circulation times, while others have stayed around a little longer. There are also several different bills currently in circulation, some of which may […]
Tea service provides a relaxing way to gather with friends and family and enjoy the leisurely experience of drinking and dining together. Chicago’s eclectic landscape offers tea in several memorable settings, from sophisticated and historic tea rooms to oriental lounges and Indian restaurants. Whether you’re interested in settling in for a refined afternoon or setting […]
Coin collecting, known as numismatics, is one of the oldest hobbies in the world. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, coin collecting traces its roots to the Roman Empire. Emperor Caesar Augustus reportedly treasured old and foreign coins and regularly gifted them to friends. Over the centuries, coin collecting and coin buying have enjoyed tremendous growth. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) reports […]