Friday, November 15, 2013

How To Choose Quality Silver Jewelry?

Are you fond of silver jewelries and planning to buy some? If yes, then the first thing you must make sure before making the purchases is that the pieces you are buying are of highest possible quality. The following pointers will teach you the process of picking the best silver ornaments.
  • When searching for quality ornaments made from silver, you may come across advertisements published by stores and sellers claiming that they are offering pieces made of the metal in its purest form. The word "pure" might attract you as since the beginning of times we have a tendency of looking for things that are pure let it be pure metal, pure food or pure oil. However, the truth is that this shimmery grey metal in its purest form is not a suitable raw material for jewelries. According to experts, 99.9% pure silver is not durable enough to be used for making ornaments.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Difference Between Gold And Silver Jewelry

There are few women who don't want to fill their jewelry boxes with treasures made from gleaming metals with sparkling gemstones fitted in them. The number of men in love with jewelries made of precious metals has also increased in the last few years. When it comes to popularity, the two metals that scores most impressively as raw materials for ornaments are gold and silver. If you have no previous experience of purchasing ornaments, you might be wondering about qualities that separate pieces made from these two metals. The section below will explain to you the difference between gold and silver jewelry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Manufacturing Process Of Silver Jewelry

Almost every single person visiting this page is fond of ornaments. While some love wearing them the others like to buy ornaments for their near and dear ones. Silver is one of the most sought after metals when it comes to metals for making jewelries. The manufacturing process of silver jewelries involves a number of complex steps. To complete all these steps flawlessly, certain supplies are required. This article will inform you about all these in details.
Let us begin by informing you about the items required for making ornaments from this shiny grey precious metal. One device without which making silver ornaments is impossible is the binding wire, a device required during soldering and casting of the metal. The next equipment needed during the manufacturing process is pliers. Pliers of different kinds are required for crafting silver ornaments; these include flat nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, half rounded pliers and serrated edged pliers. All these pliers are use for carrying out jobs like holding the metal, bending it and crafting different shapes out of it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Reasons Why Amber Is One of the Most Mysterious Materials on Earth

1. Not so long ago (until WWI), men used to drink special beverage in order to increase their sexual powers. Vodka was poured on amber pieces and left for some time to extract medical essence.
2. Amber (especially succinic acid) was used in pharmacology since earliest times--already in antiquity. It was a remedy against many diseases, including stomach, eyes, ears, teeth aches. Even rheumatism was treated with amber. Even today, amber is widely used in medicine to treat bladder related illnesses, stomach aches and even bronchitis.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Meaning of Gemstones

Gemstones are used for various different purposes and hold a variety of differing meanings and have played a very important part in the history of humans. From healing stones to those as big as those at Stonehenge, stones of all sizes have been used as talismans for centuries.
When it comes to gemstones colour is very important, different colour stones hold different meanings. When choosing a coloured gemstone for any engagement ring it is important to establish the sentiment and symbolism behind the stone. A coloured gemstone ring is fast becoming a popular and fashionable way for brides to express their personalities. Many engagement ring designers are noticing the trend and advise people to do their research first, having a gemstone with a sentiment you don't want to carry around isn't ideal.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Gemstone That Is Out of This World

Moissanite is the name given to a mineral called silicon carbide. The naturally occurring mineral's rarity comes from its transportation to Earth, Moissanite is said to have travelled on a meteorite that landed in Arizona, USA many millennia ago. The mineral, because of its rarity can be quite expensive however at the end of the twentieth century jewellers discovered that the stone would make for an ideal gemstone. The newly refined process of creating the rock under laboratory conditions meant that the gems could be more durable and cheaper than diamonds. The Moissanite gemstone was introduced into the Jewelry market in 1998 and is now widely available in most jewellery shops and provides such a good substitute for diamonds that it hard to tell the difference between them. It was even mistake for a diamond by its discoverer Henri Moissan. The stone has become popular with engagement ring designers and buyers alike and features in many modern jewellery collections.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Why Choose a Ruby Engagement Ring?

Surprisingly diamond's have not always been the first port of call when it comes to engagement rings. The idea that diamond's are an essential feature of any engagement ring wasn't established until the 1930s. De Beer's hugely successful 'a diamond is forever' campaign was launched and the idea blossomed. Due to the campaigns success other glittering gemstone alternatives that were previously celebrated amongst engagement ring designers weren't as widely considered. The colourful gemstones were favoured for their bright and exotic colours and opals, emeralds and sapphires were chosen as excellent stones to give as a gesture of love. Welcomingly though, this idea is making a substantial comeback.
Amongst these new fashionable gemstones is the Ruby, a brilliant alternative to the diamond. The vibrant red colouration of the gemstone have given it a worldwide symbol of love and romance, making it ideal gift for any betrothal, recommended by any engagement ring designer. The Ruby has long been considered a sign of inspiration prosperity and generosity and was worn during battle by warriors as a good luck charm. In Asian culture rubies were often laid with the foundation stones of many houses to produce a long standing and prosperous household.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Matching Gemstones With Eye Colour

More and more people are trying to add a more personal touch to their engagement ring but as any engagement ring designer will tell you it can be a difficult process. A novel and growing trend is to match the eye colour of the recipient with accent gemstones. Colourful gemstones are becoming a popular choice in engagement rings ahead of the more traditional diamond and making the ring that more sentimental can a ring even more special.
For a bride with blue eyes a popular option is the sapphire. The vibrant blue tones of the stone can highlight piercing blue eyes perfectly. Lapis Lazuli and Kyanite provide other great alternatives and are best matched to eyes with a darker shade of blue and would be complimented nicely with a setting of a yellow gold engagement ring band. For those with blue eyes with hints and flecks of green an aquamarine side stone would work well, depending on the hue it could work nicely to compliment pale blue eyes too.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Defining and Differentiating Types of Jewelry

Many online jewelry stores sell a mix of fashion and costume jewelry such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that date back in time. Nevertheless, at times the terms antique, vintage and retro can be used synonymously that leads to confusion in the minds of the consumer. This article would be helpful in understanding these terms.
The concept of Costume jewelry originated in 1930's, when Hollywood Studios opted out of using fine jewelry and instead, ornamented their actresses in fabulous fakes. This was much less expensive than investing in fine jewelry that could be lost, stolen, or broken. Costume jewelry, also known as imitation jewelry, is often created from plated base metals or metal alloys, instead of solid base metals. For example, while fine jewelry is made from solid gold, costume jewelry would be plated with gold or be gold filled with a mix of sterling silver. This lessens the value of the piece of costume jewelry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Glass Beads From a Bead Show - Your Perfect Companion to a Stylish Look

If you are a person who carefully chooses her jewelries, consider glass bead jewelry an option. Glass beads are wonderful. You can get hundreds of varieties of glass beads in any reputable bead show. The beads shine and sparkle. Some of them are even hand-painted and others emanate all colors of the rainbow. While some look like they have just been picked up from Mother Nature's lap. All these beads can make great jewelry.
Beaded jewelries have been around for a long time. They have been popular in almost all cultures of the world. Glass beads were worn by the Mesopotamians, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Israelites and the Aryans. Like everything else, the tools and techniques for making glass beaded jewelry have also evolved and the glass beads you see in jewelry trade shows are nothing but the result of this evolution.
Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians created colored glass beads; they carved elaborate and fine designs. As with many other things, they associated these beads with spirituality. Different colors of the beads stood for different states of the mind or a person's position in the society.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dealing With Loose Rings

If you use jewelry regularly you must have surely experienced it: that ring that is just a tiny bit too big or that other one that is so big that somehow is still on your finger, even though given its size it should have fallen off long ago never to be found again. Yet, you keep wearing those rings everyday telling yourself that you will need the extra room in the future, just in case you gain a few extra pounds. Or maybe you are deeply attached to that specific ring because it carries a special meaning for you, or it is just representative of an important milestone in your life in the case of engagement rings. How can you make the ring that you love so much fit comfortably and securely on your finger?
Let us point something out first: your ring needs to be a little bit loose when you wear it if your knuckle is wider than the base of your finger so that the ring is able to get over the knuckle. You don't want to fix a ring you felt was loose to later discover that you cannot longer use it, gets stuck or makes your finger swollen. If that is not the case and you really need to fix your ring, read on.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Be Your Own Stylist - Enjoy Loads of Compliments With Right Jewelry Accessories

When it comes to the fashion world, trends change so swiftly that it leaves you puzzled and bewildered. Your head often spins around and you don't know how to team up the right jewelry set with the right attire. While trends come and go, the little rules of jewelry shopping remain the same. While you try keeping up with the changing times, don't lose your own sense of style, fashion and comfort. Whether you dress up for office or an informal party, matching the perfect set of jewelry with your dress is a must. Else, you might end up doing a major fashion disaster - an embarrassing situation indeed!
When you put on a new dress, you expect lots of compliments and praises. From jewelry and accessories to shoes and nail paint, you make sure that everything is perfect and flawless. However, if you don't have any idea about selecting the right ornaments, you'll spoil the grace of your dress as well as personality. Well, there's nothing to panic. The Internet and fashion magazines give you loads of tips on clothes and fashion accessories. While most of them prove helpful, others don't. Here are just a few handy tips and tricks on right jewelry shopping.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How to Create the Perfect Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelets have long been a popular jewellery choice. They make a personalised and thoughtful gift that can be built upon over time. More and more jewellery brands are providing new options for charms so there is no shortage of inspiration for people building charm bracelets.
Each charm bracelet tells a story of the wearer's life. It represents who they are, who they were, and what made them who they are today. Each charm should have a special meaning. There are a few easy steps to get started crafting a charm bracelet for yourself or for a dear friend.
Choose a charm bracelet that will fit your lifestyle. There are many types of charm bracelets. Some are fancier or larger than others. Make sure the weight and look of the bracelet you choose fits the lifestyle of yourself or the wearer so the bracelet does not get in the way of everyday tasks. Remember price as a factor, since some metals, like gold, are more expensive than others, like silver.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

How to Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelries?

If you take proper care of your silver jewelries, they will not get tarnished easily. Thus when discussing about the process of cleaning these metal pieces, one also needs to mention how to protect silver ornaments from staining or discoloration.
Any item made from silver can be tarnished as a result of coming in contact with food items containing sulfur (food items is one of the main factors causing staining of silver utensils), sulfur, rubber, air and salt. Thus if you want to prevent tarnishing of objects made from silver, you must make sure that they do not stay in contact with the above mentioned triggers from a long period of time. The next preventive measure you should take is covering the ornaments using a piece of woolen fabric before keeping them back into the jewelry box. The anti-tarnishing quality of wool will ensure that your valuables remain stain-free.

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Identify Sterling Silver?

Before teaching you the process of identifying sterling silver let us explain to you what the term actually means. Sterling silver is a metal type that contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal. Due to the sturdy nature of this material, it has become a preferred alternative of pure silver. A number of esteemed ornament manufacturers have started using this material for making jewelries. If you like wearing white metal pieces that are priced reasonably, you can consider buying a few sterlings. However, before you begin your search for sterling pieces of highest quality, you must know how to identify the metal. This is important to ensure that the items you are buying are not made from any cheaper material. Read through the pointers below to know more.