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Murano Necklaces

Essentially, Murano beads are glass beads. They have been inspired by the glass artists of Venice and have been in vogue since 1291 AD. Over the years, glass artists have experimented with different manufacturing processes and come up with different finished products including multicolored glass, imitation gemstones, enameled glass, gold threaded glass, crystalline glass, milk glass and several more.

Murano beads of different colors are obtained by mixing different metals in very precise quantities. For example, mixing cobalt and copper makes an aquamarine murano bead. Gold solution is used to develop a ruby red bead. A lot of care and effort goes into manufacturing these delicate glass beads because chemical compounds need to be mixed in accurate proportions. Most of the highest quality Murano beads are hand crafted.

Beads that are prepared with such a lot of precision are beaded into attractive patterns to create stunning Murano necklaces. Although Murano necklaces are available all over the world in online as well as land based stores, the two most famous destinations for these jewelry pieces are Venice and Murano in Italy.

Women of all strata and social standing have patronized Murano glass necklaces. European royalty has been seen sporting these rich …

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Test Your Silver Jewelry

You can identify authentic sterling jewellery by looking for a mark on the jewelry. The law states that authentic sterling silver must be marked ‘Sterling’ or ‘925’. This engraving is done when the genuine silver is crafted and is typically engraved on the clasp of necklaces or inside of a silver ring or silver bracelet. If the authenticating mark is not present, the chance that it is genuine is extremely rare.

Examine the coloring of the item very closely. Sil. plated jewelry is generally shinier and warmer in tone than genuine silver. If it shines too much or you see parts of the jewelry where the silver looks like it has worn off, the piece of jewelry is possibly silver plated and not authentic.

Authentic silver gets oxidized and tarnishes when kept in open air. Using a light-colored and soft piece of cloth, rub the surface of the item. If you find black marks on the cloth, then the item is very possibly authentic.

Take the piece of jewelry to the jewelry shop and ask them to test it by applying nitric acid to a non-conspicuous spot. The acid will discolor unauthentic silver due to the high content of copper …

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Baroque Pearls

Pearls are natural. One cannot change the shape of the pearl like the gold or diamonds can be molded, cut or faceted. They offer themselves as a natural ornament in its own unique shape. Of course you will lighten up wearing the pearls.

Everything you should know about Baroque pearls:

  • The shape of the pearls can vary from minor aberrations to huge ovoid, pinch, lumpy shapes or curved pearls.
  • They can be cultured salt water or freshwater pearls.
  • Freshwater pearls are nucleated with mantle tissue instead of bead where as saltwater pearls tend to be teardrop shape because of the spherical nucleated bead.
  • Tahitian and South Sea are the most valuable type of Baroque.
  • They are highly valued for the color, luster and shapes.
  • The depth of the nacre depends greatly on the amount of time the pearl is cultured.
  • The irregular shape of these pearls is when the oyster creates an uneven deposition of nacre around its nucleus.

Any kind of jewels can fall in love with these pearls and an amazing piece of jewellery can be created. These pearls can partner with several type of ornaments like the bunch of gem stones, semi precious stones, gold and silver

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Future of Emeralds

As supply increases, market forces dictate that prices must go down. However this is not happening with Emeralds because with this increase in supply, comes an increase in interest as jewellery designers can confidently incorporate these stunning gems into their collections, knowing the supply will meet demand and companies can invest in a significant advertising campaign aimed at changing the world’s image of the green gem. All of this perhaps then begs the question; could the purchase of an Emerald design be a wise investment?

So how does a company cut through the fashion world’s seasons, where one day, green is everything and the next, well, its ‘so last season’? Emeralds essentially need to become the next Diamond. In the 1930’s De Beers launched their ‘Diamonds are Forever’ campaign, a campaign which survives to this day having planted the Diamond front and centre of our minds as the rock associated with love, romance and commitment. Emeralds need to achieve a similar ‘cult’ status, taking on a meaning which is well defined and well known, above and beyond its current place as the birthstone for May. With stunning actress Mila Kunis about to spearhead a new campaign, the image and perceptions …

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Grading of Diamonds

Cut:

The cut of a diamond refers to the quality of the diamond cut (including its symmetry, proportioning and the polish of its facets). It does not, as is often misunderstood, refer to its geometrical shape (round brilliant, princess, emerald, cushion, etc.). The cut contributes more to the beauty of a diamond than any other factor. A high quality cut really enhances a diamond’s brilliance (brightness), sparkle or scintillation (flashes of light and dark) and fire (flashes of colour).

The GIA assigns the following cut grades:

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Fair
Poor

Clarity:

Nearly all diamonds contain small imperfections known as inclusions if they are on the inside of the diamond and blemishes if they are on the surface of the diamond. These imperfections tend to alter the path of light through the diamond and so, if a diamond has many inclusions or blemishes, it is likely to appear less brilliant. When grading the clarity of a diamond, the grader will view the diamond both with the naked eye and through a loupe (a 10x magnifying glass).

The GIA has develop the following standard definitions for levels of clarity, which are now widely used:

Flawless (FL)
Internally flawless (IF)
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Charriol

This new diamond timepiece is appealing and eye-catching for it’s innovative design namely the unique steel rope design. This design is greatly influenced by the old cultural relics of the first civilization of the Celts that existed some two thousand years ago. Although the actual design is that of a gold ring, Charriol has used their craftsmanship and creativity to create this rope like design on the basis of the ring.

This beautiful Charriol timepiece has a high quality stainless steel bezel that is further encircled with a steel rope. The steel bezel has two rows of diamonds whose beauty and brilliance is further accentuated by the white mother of pearl dial. The whole wristwatch has an aura of luxury and magnificence around it. This range has both types of timepieces i.e. male as well as female versions. The male wristwatch has a 42mm dial whereas the female version has a 33mm dial. One can purchase both the watches as a set as well. With this watch one also gets a stainless steel bracelet as well as a genuine leather strap that they can use on a regular basis. One also gets to opt from silver and black styles as …

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Exclusive Jewelry Pieces That Suit Any Outfit

Bracelets

Chain lock bracelets, bolder designed ones and stackable bracelets pave room for a new array of trends. You can choose bracelets depending on the style and attitude. You can wear beaded bracelets for a simple tee. Pearl bracelets look charming on traditional outfits. For a party wear, designer bracelets can be chosen. These are bracelet chains stacked one on top of another.

Necklaces

For a grand Victorian dress, you can wear a three tiered chain or a chandelier styled jewel piece. The necklace can be adorned with diamond pendants or you can go in for chunky designs using gem-stones. For a simple tee and a skirt, you can go in for simple styled chains that have studded stones or falling star or a ravishing heart, forming the pendant. Statement necklaces can let you go over the moon.

Cuff-links

You can wear cuff-links across your shoulders to give your persona, a really suave look. Striped cuff links or golden hues go well with any kind of outfit. You can create a stunning impression by sporting these.

Chokers

Chokers go well with rounded t-shirts or crew neck tops. Chokers cling to your neck-line, thereby helping you get a posh look.

Finger

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Jewelry With Pewter Beads

There is also a lead free version of pewter that can be used in making pewter beads. The alloy used for making pewter beads can retain the classic appearance, and has several advantages. It is easy to work with because one of the properties includes a lower melting point. The surface appearance offers a great deal of versatility where it can be polished to a brighter lustre, or it can be made darker with chemical finishing.

Pewter beads may be one of the inexpensive beads used for making jewellery, because of the advantages offered, such as lower cost and resistant properties. Pewter beads are easy to work with, because the metal is malleable. You find these beads in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Pewter beads can be used as an inexpensive alternative to silver. Because they are versatile in the use, the surface can be polished to a higher sheen that imitates the silver-like appearance. These beads are available in different shades, but the preferred shades appear to be the dark metallic finish. When using matching colours with pewter beads, the preferred choices seem to be deeper colors that compliment the dull finish, Preferences appear to be red …

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Types Of Jewelry For Men

Watches and cufflinks

Watches are worn by all and so make a perfect option for a gift. If you want to buy one for yourself, a silver watch can be a great choice. There are a number of formal silver watches that can give the perfect look for any occasion. Whatever your style, there’s one that suits every individual.

For those who dress formally at work, silver cufflinks also make a good gift choice. It gives an excellent look and goes with almost all colors of formal shirts and suits. In cufflinks too, you have ones which are simple that can be used for daily office wear. If you are dressing for a more formal occasion like a wedding or formal dinner parties, an ornate cufflink can be a good choice.

When choosing a gift for a man, it is important to know whether he uses silver jewellery or not. This will help you to avoid making any purchase that is not useful to the receiver of the gift. The next thing would be to determine whether the individual prefers fancy mens jewellery or just the simple types. You can then buy genuine silver jewellery online or from retail stores.…

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Elegant Jewelry and Accessories

Talking about the women’s clothing today, In place of classic and intense styles, women prefer to carry simple and sophisticated smartness in their accessories. Moreover, they pay preference to the timeless and stylish clothing. No doubt, you, reading this article must be women who know to flatter and boost yourselves with clothing, but there’s always a lot more to learn. And frankly, when it comes to fashion, I don’t think women can resist learning. So, are you keen to find out more to add to your closet? Well, you are at the right place.

Being a lady, you must be very much interested in looking young, cool and sexy at the same time. More to this, elegance and power dressing is what every young lady desire to have. Keeping the women’s aspirations in mind, we intend to make sure the attires we offer are youthful, cool and sexy. It seems to me that, clothing, frames the entire personality of the individual. Since your clothes are powerful enough to give you the look of a matured otherwise a sweet sixteen look. Additionally, here’s the solution for the growing needs of the women of style, fashion, and elegance. Aligned with the fashion, …

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