Tag : Jewelry

What famous historical figure's favorite gemstone was peridot?
6 years, 9 months ago 1

According to legend peridot was one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra and that some of her “emeralds” were actually peridot.  It’s been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, and is mentioned in the Bible under the name of chrysolite. Peridot is believed to bring good luck, peace, and success.  Its alleged powers […]

Where to buy hard to find ring sizes.
6 years, 9 months ago 5

Custom made jewelry ring bases and settings for the DIY jewelry designer.  Materials: sterling .925 silver, fine silver, copper, bronze and brass. Trying to find all the components to make that perfect piece of jewelry  can be a real challenge if you are looking for non standard sizes or materials. Unless designing and making jewelry is a […]

What are rhinestones and how did they get their name?
6 years, 10 months ago 1

A rhinestone is a crystal or natural-glass stone. For thousands of years people have collected natural and created glass stones for their natural beauty. The Czech Republic and Austria are the two areas from which most rhinestones come. The rhinestones got their name from the Rhine River which has banks bordering Austria and Germany.

6 years, 10 months 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 […]

Is Silver good for your Health?
6 years, 10 months ago 0

Yes!   Silver has been used to prevent infection as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. It was also used to disinfect water and food during storage and the treatment of burns and wounds during the Middle Age.  In the 19th century,  sailors put silver coins in barrels of water and wine to keep them […]

7 years ago 0
Posted in: Artists

I have always been an artistically inclined person from drawing to music, and enjoy all aspects of creativity. I am a fairly recent dabbler in the jewelry design field. I am mainly self taught but have read many books on the subject and have created many fine pieces that I am quite proud of. Being […]

7 years ago 0
Posted in: Artists

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an artistic outer expression of the inner self speaks volumes! Wearable art. Jewelry has been part of the human artistic repertoire for many thousands of years. So it is no surprise, that I to, have been drawn to this art form. There is something about the colours, […]

The Origins of Jewelry
7 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: History

Have you ever wondered when people started to wear jewelry? Fortunately, researchers can help answer this question. The first jewelry was made from readily available natural materials including animal teeth, bone, various types of shells, carved stone and wood. Initially, these items may have been used to fasten articles of clothing together and perhaps adapted […]

Early Jewelry
7 years, 1 month ago 2
Posted in: History

Early forms of jewelry were made with flowers, beads, horns and claws of animals, today, all kinds of materials are being used. Some of the earliest forms of jewelry were amulets usually worn for protection by the males. Red coral beads, amber beads and fossils from cone trees were not just used as jewelry items; […]