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Alexandrite or Diamond?

Alexandrite or Diamond?

Which one is the best?

It is very hard to try to impose on someone a trend when it comes to wearing jewels and accessories in general. It is very personal as choosing your favorite color. That is why you cannot make someone put on their hand or neck s jewel that they do not like no matter that it can be the most fashionable at the moment. For example a few years ago it was very trendy to wear plastic jewels, big plastic beads on your neck and wrist. But for someone who is used to wearing only gold or silver, this is totally unacceptable.

So here is the big dilemma – Alexandrite rings or diamond rings? Which ones look better? Which one are more expensive? Which ones are accepted by society as a sign of high class and style? The answer to all these questions is that both gems are highly valued and appreciated. The truth is that people are somewhat tired of diamonds. Everywhere you look, there are diamonds – rings, ear rings, bracelets, pendants, etc. When you visit some of the most famous jewelry shops like Tiffany’s, you get chills just by looking at the cold glaze of

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4 Types Of Gemstone Jewelry

4 Types Of Gemstone Jewelry

When buying gemstone jewelry or any other type of jewelry it’s recommended that you do plenty of research before you part with your money. To be on the safe side, it’s advised that you buy the jewelry in the company of a knowledgeable person. When making the purchase you will come across different types of the jewelry. The most common types are:

Faux gemstones

Whether you call them faux, simulated or imitations they have one in common – they resemble the real gemstones, but they don’t have the characteristics of natural or synthetic gemstones that they are meant to represent. They are made from plastic or glass and they are perfectly made that you can’t easily know that they are faux unless you are very keen.

You are advised to avoid them if you are interested in buying the real thing, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy it – especially if you are buying them knowingly. Since the units are cheap and look almost like real gemstones, they give you an opportunity to look elegant without spending plenty of money on it. When buying them avoid paying too much. After all, they aren’t real.

Composite gemstones

These are gemstones made from a

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How to Care For Your Pearls

How to Care For Your Pearls

Your pearls are precious in more ways than one and you may be wondering how to properly care for them. Pearls consist of 90% Calcite (CaCO3) and 4% water. The water inside the pearl is what keeps the luster intact, so it’s important to retain the water, but too much water can damage the pearl.

Here is a list of tips on how to care for your pearl jewelry and ensure that they will keep looking beautiful for years:

Maintenance Dos

1. Clean your pearl jewelry with a soft, damp cloth. The cloth should not be too wet. When you buy pearl jewelry, then there include a soft cloth with the jewelry which can use for cleaning purposes.

2. Keep your pearl jewelry in a separate pouch or box. A pearl’s surface is not very hard, so it’s easy to be damaged by other pieces of jewelry if you store them together. According to the Mohs hardness scale, pearls, or Calcite, are only on level 3, which is right between a fingernail and a copper penny. Diamonds are on level 10. Wrap pearls with a soft cloth and store separately.

3. Pearls are living organisms, so they need fresh air to breathe. Take them

Learn How to Choose the Right Diamond Jewellery for Her

Learn How to Choose the Right Diamond Jewellery for Her

There is a plethora of precious diamond gifts that bring a special sparkle to the eyes of the receiver. A diamond earrings or diamond bracelets can add an extra beauty even to the most beautiful woman. If you consider purchasing a diamond as a gift, try to think of something that your beloved one will appreciate, something that will make her to stand out from the crowd.

Women truly appreciate diamonds because it is something they can put to use, as well as the fact that it gives them something they can wear with pride. Diamond bracelets today come in all shapes and sizes from simple to extravagant forms where the tennis bracelets are the most popular form as they hang proudly and can be noticed easily from everyone around. If it is the glamour that you aim for when purchasing a gift you can set the bracelet with bigger diamonds unique settings or classic styles.

Depending on the occasion, diamond earrings are another great gift you can give and you can easily find a stunning pair for a reasonable price. This is a great way to add more style to an everyday outfit, regardless of the wardrobe; they will always

How to Style Antique Pendants

How to Style Antique Pendants

Vintage jewellery is an increasingly popular option for women that like to stand out from the crowd and wear a unique and one-of-a-kind piece, rather than an item that is mass-produced and lacks the history behind it that a necklace or ring from another era has.

Antique pendants are one particularly great way to make a style statement that is both classy and original. These pieces also make great talking points at parties and other social occasions, and look fantastic with a variety of different outfits.

One classic way to style antique pendants is to wear them with a casual outfit. These items look fantastic when matched with other items of vintage jewellery – such as rings, bracelets and earrings – to create harmonised look.

Vintage jewellery of any kind works well with two particular styles; the first of these is the vintage and feminine look. An antique floral pendant can look gorgeous when worn with an elegant casual outfit of a skirt, blouse, cardigan and ballerina flats. This classic look is feminine, and is perfectly complemented by addition of delicate vintage jewellery.

On the other hand, these kind of accessories also work exceptionally well with a modern look that features lots of

Top 10 Rarest Gemstones in the World

Top 10 Rarest Gemstones in the World

If asked to define that what gemstones are, then it would be right to say that these are those gifts of nature that bring charm and positivity to our lives. There are myriads of precious and semi-precious gemstones that have been prized since ages. Though, all gemstones are valuable, but some of them are quite rare and extraordinary. Here is a list of the world’s 10 rarest gemstones:

1. Pink Star Diamond:

This gemstone is 1.06 inches by 0.81 inches (2.69 cm by 2.06 cm). It was put up for auction on November 13, 2013 in Geneva and at $60 million, which also set up a record. The person who bought this gemstone renamed it to Pink Dream.

2. Tanzanite:

It’s a blueish-purple gemstone, which is quite rare. Tanzanite is rare because it can only be extracted from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s also believed that since Tanzanite is only found at one location, then there are chances that it might get depleted in 20 years.

3. Taaffeite:

Taaffeite is quite a rare gemstone and only a few of them have been found. These rocks are found in Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

4. Blue Diamond:

The Blue Moon Diamond was discovered in January, 2014

About Natural, Treated And Faux Gemstones

About Natural, Treated And Faux Gemstones

Natural gemstones are stones that haven’t been interfered with by humans. While they will have been cut and polished by the time they are in your local jewelry store, for them to be called natural they shouldn’t be treated in any way.

Treated gemstones

Treated gemstones are units that have been exposed to treatment methods in order to enhance their look. Contrary to popular belief, treated units aren’t fake. In fact they can be better looking than the natural units as their looks have been improved. While they might be better looking, they are usually cheaper than their natural counterparts.

There are many ways in which gemstones are treated. One of the most common ways is through heat and radiation. The units are exposed to these treatments in order to change their colors. Diffusion is also common when the manufacturers want to deepen the gem’s color. To make the gems more richly colored some manufacturers use oil and waxes. Here wax and oil coatings fill the fine surface cracks thus making the gem look very beautiful.

Fracture filling is another common gemstone treatment where the gem is coated with a clear or colored epoxy resin in order to fill-in cracks. This improves the