Category : Jewelry

October's Birthstone - Opal
5 years, 8 months ago 0

Opal is the official birthstone for October and the Zodiac sign of Libra. How has opal been regarded in history? The Aborigines of Australia say opals were formed as the Creator’s foot touched the earth when he came on a rainbow to give a message of peace to all mankind. The place where The Creator’s foot […]

How long have people worn pearls?
5 years, 8 months ago 0

Pearls are a classic component of traditionalists and trend setters alike. They have been worn by humans for thousands of years to symbolize beauty and purity as well as the wearers wealth and status. Archeologists have recovered many pearl jewelry items dating from 100 B.C. to 200 A.D. Historically, natural pearls were primarily found in […]

Will Fashion Jewelry Turn Your Skin Green?

Metal alloys containing copper may turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. The copper may react with your sweat and the acids from your skin to produce copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating and the metal […]

Is brass a suitable alternative to gold jewelry?

Brass is may be used in jewelry for its gold like appearance. Today almost 90% of all brass alloys are recycled compared to about 30% of gold. Because brass is not ferromagnetic, it can be separated from ferrous scrap by passing the scrap near a powerful magnet. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. […]

21st Century Fashion Trends
6 years ago 1
Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

Fashion trends have always puzzled me. Really, who decides what the fashion trend for 2015 is? Does it take a long time for them to decide what next years trend will be? Is there an international fashion committee who makes this decision. Fashion trends are based on what people are and are expected to like […]

Tips for Buying Jewelry - Save Your Money
6 years ago 1
Posted in: Buying Tips, Jewelry

A good purchase is about getting value for your money. Smart shoppers know that buying an item of any sort is not about how much you spend but what you get for the money you fork over. Is a $40 piece of jewelry a better buy than a $900 piece? The answer of course is […]

How to determine if a cameo is real.

It is commonly believed that the most valuable “real” cameos are those carved out of shell.  In fact, expertly carved hard stone cameos like agate, carnelian, and onyx are much more valuable than their shell counterparts. However, there are many other natural materials that cameos can be made from including gemstones, ivory, lava, coral, jet, […]

Are colored diamonds real?
6 years ago 0

Most diamonds have a clear, colorless appearance. Because of its extremely rigid lattice, diamonds can be contaminated by very few types of impurities. Small amounts of defects or impurities form color diamonds. Blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brown (lattice defects), green (radiation exposure), purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion (ability […]

What is White Gold?
6 years ago 0
Posted in: Jewelry

White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel, manganese or palladium. Like yellow gold, the purity of white gold is given in karats. White gold alloys can be used for many different purposes; while a nickel alloy is hard and strong and therefore good for rings and pins, […]

6 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Jewelry

With several several standards for ring sizes in use around the world buying online can be a little confusing. After all what is a size B1/2? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for ring sizes is ISO 8653:1986, which is based on the inner circumference of the ring. However, to the best of my […]

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