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Styles Versus Trends

Trends can dictate how customers select jewelry but basing your inventory on current trends alone might not be wisest decision a retailer could make. As the common saying goes, “Trends come and go but style lasts forever.” Styles and designs grow but if one will notice, stunning details tend to surface every now and again in fashion.

Iolite – A Beautiful and Unique Gemstone

Iolite is often referred to as Water Sapphire because of its light purplish color and has a very peculiar property known as pleochroism. Pleochroism refers to a stone’s quality to reflect in three distinct and different colors while being nearly transparent. Iolite is often compared to both (Blue) Sapphire and Tanzanite due to its Bluish color and is often used as a substitute for them when affordability is required.

How to Care for Gold CBRs and Belly Barbells

Do you prefer wearing gold captive bead rings or other golf piercing jewelry? Here are some pieces of advice that will help you to store and keep your piercing rings clean and sparkling and to avoid the loss of piercing jewelry parts.

Garnet Jewelry – What Are Garnets

Garnet, while seems to be one kind of stone actually refers to a whole group of minerals which, besides the traditional red garnets also include (but are not limited to) Rhodolite Garnets and Tsavorite as well. Garnets are considered to be Semi precious stones and rank a mediocre 6.5 – 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. While there are a lot of different kinds of Garnets around, we shall focus on the traditional Red Garnets in this article as these are the most popular variety of stones around.

Ruby Gemstones – How to Find the Right Ruby

Even a glancing look at this regal gemstone inspires thoughts of grandeur and awe. The ruby was called Ratna Raj in Sanskrit which means the king of all gems. It has been worshipped for its incredible beauty, and sheer strength throughout the ages.

Chaceldony – The Little Known Gem

Chalcedony is a mineral that has long been thought to be a variety of Quartz especially since it has the a very similar chemical composition to quartz. The name Chaceldony seems to come from the Greek town Chalkedon, however some gemologists dispute this. However recent studies have revealed that the gemstone is actually a mixture of quartz and another silicate mineral – moganite.

Agate – The Lesser Known Chalcedony

Agate is a blanket word used for a variety of Chalcedony stones. While few people have heard of this stone, it is actually first of the mined gemstones on this planet. The Egyptians were using this in their wardrobes as early as 3500 BC. The Mesopotamians and the Sumerians were making rings, seals and beads out of it just about the same time as well. It is widely believed that it was the Sumerians who had distinguished this gemstone from the rest of the minerals and had given it a special place in their society.

Gemstones: Through the Pages of History

The world’s gemstone market is dominated by only a “select few”, despite the fact that there are actually more than 100 gemstones out of the 2000 identified minerals mined from the bowels of the earth. These “select few” enjoy the distinction of being called “precious stones”, while some are classified as “semi-precious”. While the “top 4” gems namely diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire rightfully deserve to be called “precious”, this naming convention that created the separation between what is precious and what is semi-precious is quite in its infancy compared to the actual history of gemstones in human society….

Who Put the ‘Charm’ in Charm Bracelets?

What is the history of Charm Bracelets? Who first wore them, and why? Read on and find out that this beautiful piece of jewelry was once more than just a fashion accessory.

Jewelry Repair: Six Common Jewelry Problems and How They Can Be Fixed

Even the most skillfully-crafted jewelry pieces experience wear with time. Discover the six most common jewelry repair problems and how they should be addressed.

Amber – The Capsule of Time

Ah Amber, ever since Jurassic park came out, suddenly there has been a sudden surge of interest in this magnificent and surreal gemstone. Ambers are rightly called little capsules of times and are of immense prehistoric importance. Amber is one of the few gemstones that is organic, the only other one being Pearl, Shell and Mother of Pearl. Most Amber that is mined today went underground for metamorphosis about 3 to 4 million years ago.

Tips On Caring For Your Jewellery

Buying jewellery is a very rewarding experience. Walking into a jewellery shop, looking at all of the beautiful pieces, choosing that one special item that you suddenly can’t live without, and walking out with the gorgeous bag containing your precious purchase – perhaps a diamond bracelet, and the first time you wear it, it makes you feel so special, there’s nothing like it.

Different Settings for Diamond Rings

Diamonds are forever which is why you have to ensure that you select the perfect settings for these magnificent diamonds. There are different types of diamond settings, while some work well for rings others are used in pendants or necklaces or even earrings. Let’s take a look at some of the popular diamond settings used these days.

Different Diamond Grading

Four different factors are taken into consideration while grading diamonds to determine the diamond’s quality and worth. These factors are cut, clarity, carat and colour. Using the grading system jewellers can compare different diamonds easily.

How to Maintain Gleaming Artisan Jewelry

Maintaining artisan jewelry made out of sterling silver is easy. If you know how to keep your trinkets gleaming, you can keep them around for a long time. Here are some tips to help clean them thoroughly.

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