Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
2. It is an important point to remember that you should know about the purity of gold which you are buying. In other words you should know information about karats since that would provide information about the purity of the gold used in the item and hence its value. Gold is a soft metal so it is impossible to make jewellery items from pure gold therefore other metals are added to give rigidity and durability. 24 karat gold is pure gold but very soft so this form can be bent easily and it can change its shapes when one tries to wear it.
3. 18k gold is 75% pure, 14k gold, 12k and 10k gold also vary in purity. The ratio of mixing a metal in gold varies from each type of gold therefore you should understand its karat composition and ensure that proper guarantees are provided. When the other metal is added in excess then it gives more hardness to gold and vice versa.
4. How will you receive your purchased diamond jewellery items? Will the company ship them to your home or you yourself will carry them? What would be its shipping charges if bought from online stores? Everything should be clear before buying a jewellery item.
5. The most important point for guidance is to buy jewellery items from the jewelers who are members of reputable jewelers’ association or have multiple physical locations.
6. You should know about the manufacturer of jewellery to make the right decision. Diamond jewellery from a known manufacturer is considered genuine product so try to buy reliable and renowned products having trademark.
8. As the name suggests, this corresponds to the presence of impurities and blemishes within the diamond. Most of the diamonds do have flaws. And that's due to the natural way of producing it. But there are diamonds, which for some reasons, look clearer and brighter than others. These types of diamond can cost higher than the ones who are not as lucid.
9. A colorless diamond is better than the dimmer ones. Some diamonds appear kind of yellowish or somehow darker than others. The whiter your diamond is, the higher its value will be. Go for the diamond that doesn't have color. But this rule doesn't apply to naturally colored diamonds, like the blue and green variants. These are higher in value because it is more unusual and exquisite.
10. Carat corresponds to the weight of the diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. The higher the carat, the more expensive the diamond is. So even the untrained eye will know that the bigger the gem is, the better choice it is.
11. A certificate is a diamond's blueprint. This paper describes the diamond's quality. It is especially required, more so if you are going to sell or buy loose diamonds. Loose diamonds are diamonds that are not set to a ring, a necklace, a bracelet, or any other type of jewelry. A certificate would be the basis of appraisal. Only the Gemological Institute of America or the American Gem Society issue these certificates.
12. Diamonds can be set in different ways. Setting is just a way to hold the diamond in place within the jewelry piece. The most common are prong, bezel, and flush type setting. Prongs are usually used for diamond solitaire rings. Thin wires of either gold or platinum are employed to hold the gem. For a bezel type of setting, the metal is wrapped around the diamond. For flush setting, the diamond is sunk into the gold or platinum metal until it is in flush with the surface.
13. Diamonds do come in various shapes and forms, contrary to the famous belief that they all come in a circular shape, although round diamonds are very common, as it comprises around 75 percent of diamonds out in the market today. But aside from the round-shaped diamonds, there are also oval, pear-shaped, and heart-shaped diamonds. Right now, the most popular shape is the Princess cut diamond, which is rectangular in shape but it has many sparkling facets.
14. Prices for diamonds vary greatly. Low quality diamonds set in an inexpensive gold or silver can be purchased for a little over a hundred dollars. But for those diamond solitaire rings especially crafted for engagements and weddings, the price can blow up to $60,000 and higher. Big-ticket jewelry shops are a living proof of these. The diamonds that are valued as high as this certainly are big, clear, colorless, and brilliant.
These are the things you should consider when you are thinking of buying diamonds. Diamonds are replicas of luxury, beauty, and elegance. It is the best gift any woman.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The description will help you out about your own Jewellery that weather should be sold or not.
Jewelry that’s out of style or simply doesn’t suit your current taste isn’t doing you any good sitting at the bottom of your jewelry box. You probably feel guilty every time you see it, knowing you won’t ever wear it. Why not sell it and get something that’s more your taste with the money you make? If you don’t like yellow gold jewelry and prefer sterling silver or white gold, you can sell your yellow gold and use the money to invest in some classic pieces in the color you prefer and that you’ll wear for years to come. If you have older pieces of jewelry that have been broken for years, you’re like a lot of people. It may be too expensive to fix, but you hate to just toss it since you paid a lot for it when you got it. Fortunately, with the cost of gold near an all-time high, that broken jewelry is now worth plenty. Selling damaged jewelry puts it to good use and is a great way to recycle – the old pieces will be melted down and used to make something new, which means less mining for gold.
Getting a divorce or breaking off a long-term relationship is always painful, and having a constant reminder of the person who broke your heart can make things worse. Once you’re truly ready to let go of that old relationship, it can be very cathartic to sell gold jewelry you got as gifts from your ex. Your wedding ring, any earrings, necklaces or bracelets, and even gemstones should be gathered up and sold. It’s a form of emotional housekeeping that helps you sweep away bad memories. Use the money you make to give yourself a little “new beginnings” gift, whether it be a weekend mini vacation, a night out on the town or a brand new watch to mark the time you started fresh. Some of the jewelry you have may have sentimental value, or you may be reluctant to part with it because your great-aunt left it to you. It’s hard to part with a jewelry collection that was handed down to you, but you don’t have to make it an all or none decision. Select one or two special pieces of jewelry that will remind you of your loved one. You can cherish these and pass them down to your own children when the time comes. The rest of the jewelry can be sold and you can use the money for something special. Look at it this way, wouldn’t your great-aunt be happy knowing you kept that special brooch she always wore, but that you used all those old, out-of-style gold to make some money for a needed home improvement? She’d want you to benefit from what you inherited, so don’t be afraid to sell the gold jewelry to make your life a bit better.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
For woman's wedding rings, celtic ring designs like celtic trinity knot three- stoned diamond, celtic trinity knot in layed and celtic wedding rings with diamonds and other gemstones sprinkled all over the ring is absolutely magnificent.
Diamond Jewellery is gaining popularity around the world due to its durability and beauty. Women wear different kinds of Jewellery at different occasions such as birthdays, weddings and engagement ceremonies. Moreover Jewellery items are used as gifts for sisters, mothers, wives and girl friends. It is the requirement of every women and she selects it according to her budget and demand. Now a days you can find a large number of Jewellery products from different online and offline stores.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
There are a large collection of jewelry boxes available in all shapes, sizes, functions and price ranges. There are exceptional handcrafted jewelry cases with cupboards and chests to make it easy to sort jewelry. Jewelry boxes like white jewelry boxes, watch jewelry boxes, jewelry gift boxes and children’s jewelry boxes are in great demand. These beautifully crafted jewelry boxes can be gifted as a keepsake box on special occasions such as anniversaries, Valentine's Day and birthdays.
Storing and organizing your jewelry has never been so good before. In jewelry boxes, one can store various pieces of jewelry in a systematic way.
Getting a perfect jewelry box is the dream of every fashionable lady. The jewelry of all the metals needs proper care and this care is incomplete without a good jewelry box. Good jewelry boxes are symbols of luxury and style.
A stylish jewelry box always conveys that something magical is there for you! Decorative jewelry boxes bring elegance and style to the wardrobe of any lady.
If you are going to wear black dress then it has to be just right for you in style, silhouette, and length. Once you pick out that perfect dress that makes you look stunning, then the next thing to do is decide if the dress is sophisticated, glamourous, or exotic. That’s how you choose your accessories.
All around though, you should wear minimal jewelry with the little black dress and accent it with your hairstyle and shoes.
If you want fun: go for a red shoe or some other vibrant color.
If you want sophistication: go for black shoes.
If you want glamour: go for metallic shoes gold, silver, etc.
When wearing a red dress, your accessories should be simple and chic. After all, the dress itself is already your statement piece. Choose one or two pieces of delicate silver jewelry.Depending on the occasion, you can wear a strappy silver sandal, a black peep-toe pump or a floral espadrille. Finish off the look with a metallic clutch for evening or a black or white satchel for daytime.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Gold refers to stock amazing? Read it,
The performance of gold bullion is often compared to stocks. They are fundamentally different asset classes. Gold is regarded by some as a store of value (without growth) whereas stocks are regarded as a return on value (i.e. growth due to anticipated real price increase plus dividends). Stocks and bonds perform best in a stable political climate with strong property rights and little turmoil. The attached graph shows the value of Dow Jones Industrial Average divided by the price of an ounce of gold. Since 1800, stocks have consistently gained value in comparison to gold due in part to the stability of the American political system. This appreciation has been cyclical with long periods of stock outperformance followed by long periods of gold outperformance. The Dow Industrials bottomed out a ratio of 1:1 with gold during 1980 (the end of the 1970s bear market) and proceeded to post gains throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The peak of 1980 also coincided with the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan and the threat of the global expansion of communism. The ratio peaked on January 14, 2000 a value of 41.3 and has fallen sharply since. In November 2005, Rick Munarriz of Motley Fool.com posed the question of which represented a better investment: a share of Google or an ounce of gold. The specific comparison between these two very different investments seems to have captured the imagination of many in the investment community and is serving to crystallize the broader debate. At the time of writing, a share of Google's stock and an ounce of gold were both near $700. On January 4, 2008 23:58 New York Time, it was reported that an ounce of gold outpaced the share price of Google by 30.77%, with gold closing at $859.19 per ounce and a share of Google closing at $657 on U.S. market exchanges. On January 24 2008, the gold price broke the $900 mark per ounce for the first time. The price of gold topped $1,000 an ounce for the first time ever on March 13, 2008 amid recession fears in the United States. Google closed 2008 at $307.65 while gold closed the year at $866.
The cost of holding onto tangible gold yields risk. Because of gold's value, that risk must be hedged by secure protection. Because of this additional cost and security risk, some opt for mutual funds.
In March 2008, the gold price reached above $1000, achieving an all-time nominal high of $1004.38, which in real terms was still well below the $850 peak in 1980. It then fell, going as low as $712.30 in November, then resumed its upward trend, temporarily breaking the $1000 barrier again in late February 2009 and a third time in early September the same year. After fluctuation around the USD$1000.00 mark in mid-September 2009, U.S. gold markets closed holding steadily at USD$1004.90. Later in the same month, gold peaked at the 2nd-highest dollar trading mark in history at USD$1023.30. Pricing declined moderately in late September 2009, falling back to USD$991.70 for the week ending on September 25, 2009. An intraday record price of USD$1033.90 was reached in March of 2008, numerically the highest to-date.
The United States is the biggest consumer of diamonds in the world. The U.S. accounts for 35% of diamond sales, Hong Kong 26%, Belgium 15% (Antwerp is the world's diamond-trading centre), Japan 6%, and Israel 4%. Israel and Belgium in particular are important Hubs for trading diamonds thus consumption numbers are misleading. The price of diamonds fluctuates with global demand and the world economy.
Historically, the rough diamond price has been controlled by De Beers Group, which has an estimated 40% to 50% of the market. Botswana is currently the largest producer of diamonds with mines operated by Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana government. However, since the 1980s, other producers have developed new mines in Russia, Canada and Australia for example, challenging De Beers' dominance (historically De Beers market share was considerably higher, e.g. 80%). De Beers through its trading company known as the DTC raised wholesale diamond prices three times in 2004 by a total of 14%.
0.5 CARAT (50 POINTS) 1,500 US $
1.0 CARAT 6,500 US $
1.5 CARAT 12,750 US $
2.0 CARAT 26,000 US $
3.0 CARAT 51.000 US $
5.0 CARAT 115,000 US $
Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since the ancient times. Popularity of diamonds has risen since the 19th century because of successful advertising in spite of a greatly increased supply. Diamonds are not normally used as a mainline store of value during times of crisis, due to their lack of fungibility and low liquidity. However, they may still be useful during times of hyperinflation.
Approximately 20% of mined diamonds are used in jewelry and 80% for industrial uses (such as lasers, drill parts and surgical equipment).
Today there are a few funds that are investing in diamonds. These funds purchase unique diamonds (very large in size or color); each stone is checked by a few professionals and negotiated until the fund decides to purchase it. Then a marketing team goes into action and through an extensive work the fund yield is gained. Between 2007 and 2008 the price of a diamond from the top range of color, clarity, cut and carat went up by over 50%.
Laboratories use techniques such as spectroscopy, microscopy and luminescence under shortwave ultraviolet light to determine a diamond's origin. They also use specially made machines to aid them in the identification process.
Early diamond identification tests included a scratch test relying on the superior hardness of diamond. This test is however destructive, as a diamond can scratch diamond, and is rarely used nowadays. Instead, diamond identification relies on its superior thermal conductivity. Electronic thermal probes are widely used in the gemological centers to separate diamonds from their imitations. These probes consist of a pair of battery-powered thermistors mounted in a fine copper tip. One thermistor functions as a heating device while the other measures the temperature of the copper tip: if the stone being tested is a diamond, it will conduct the tip's thermal energy rapidly enough to produce a measurable temperature drop. This test takes about 2–3 seconds.
1. Keep your jewelry in a fabric-lined case, or wrap each piece individually in soft tissue paper.
2. Have a jeweler check yearly for loose prongs, worn mountings and general wear and tear.
3. Never use boiling water to clean jewelry. Do not use jewelry cleaner on pearls and porous stones, such as emeralds, rubies, lapis lazuli, coral and turquoise. Wipe them clean with a soft, damp cloth or have them cleaned professionally. Consult a jeweler when in doubt about a particular stone.
4. Keep jewelry away from chlorine and harsh chemicals, which can erode the finish and polish of gems.
5. Don't be too aggressive when brushing your diamond jewelry; although diamonds are hard, the material in which they're set may not be. Gold and silver could be scratched if brushed too hard.
6. Exposure to perfume, cosmetics or perspiration can stain gemstones.
By following instruction you will be able to clean your silver Jewellery.
1:Clean the silver with a nonabrasive silver polish.
2: Apply the polish with a soft cloth, gently working it into stains.
3: Wipe away excess polish and buff the jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth until it's shiny.
4: Keep in mind that frequently wearing silver jewelry can keep it from becoming tarnished.
The following description on cleaning DIAMOND will help you most. Read it carefully.
1: Take a small bowl and mix a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water until sudsy. 2: Dip the item to be cleaned into the solution.
3: Dip a soft toothbrush into the cleaning solution, and gently brush the item.
4: Rinse in warm running water.
5: Pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth
In Ammonia Solution:
1: Take a small bowl and mix a solution of 6 parts water to 1 part ammonia.
2: Dip the item to be cleaned into the solution.
3: Dip a soft toothbrush into the cleaning solution, and gently brush the item.
4: Pay special attention to the backs of stones and their mountings, areas that tend to collect dirt and oils.
5: Rinse in warm running water.
6: Pat dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
Good luck. Clean your Diamond now please.
1...............For especially soiled diamonds, mix a solution of half cold water and half ammonia in a small bowl. Let the item soak in the solution for 30 minutes, then gently brush the item with a soft toothbrush. Rinse in warm running water and allow the item to air dry on paper towels.
2......................Be sure to use the ammonia and ammonia-water solution only in a well-ventilated area, and avoid inhaling the ammonia solution directly.
The above description will help you to know about cleaning GOLD.
Gold doesn't tarnish, but it can be dirtied or dulled by the oil in your skin, body lotion, makeup or other substances. There are lots of products out there that promise to clean gold, but you can do it easily with mild detergent and a soft cloth.
1: Mix a squeeze of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. 2: Put the gold item into the soap mixture and let sit for a few minutes. 3: Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. 4: Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth.
1..............It is wise to check not only clasps, mountings, and prongs but also earrings posts for damage before washing the jewelry.
2...........Always be sure gold jewelry is completely dry before storing it.
3...........Never use a harsh or abrasive cleaner, a stiff brush or a scouring pad on gold.
Ones you buy a Jewellery, that's not at all. You have to take care of that. Because day by day it needs to be cleaned. And if they are cleaned then they become worthless. But the point is that how to clean our Jewellery. No problem now you may learn to clean it in my next posts related to cleaning of Diamond, Gold, Silver.
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Everybody knows that jewelry products aren't reserved for women anymore there are Men's jewelry. The women have an exhaustive choice while choosing what jewelry to wear ; the selections left for men aren't limited to some cultural stereotypes any longer. With the latest boom in men's fashion industry, there was an urge to wear flashier jewelry to flow with the trends. Our society seems to be on a cultural overhauling as more and more men are becoming comfortable with the jewellery items as part of their daily wardrobe. It's all about expressing yourself and talking your intelligence in these new millennia and to do so the men have taken the help of the jewellery items.
The most common item for Men's Jewellery are:
Rings, bracelets, cuff, pendants.
A finger ring is a band worn as a type of ornamental Jewellery around a finger.
Rings are worn by both men and women and can be of any quality. Rings can be made of metal, plastic, wood, bone, glass, gemstone and other materials. They may be set with a "stone" of some sort, which is often a precious or semi-precious gemstone such as ruby, sapphire or emerald, but can also be of almost any material. You can make your love one happy by this also. Normally rings are given in a restaurant when you and your love are taking dinner. There are candles and the many romantic stuffs, then you put out a small box, then you open and give your love, she smiles and accepts and you become happy. Rings can persuade your love. So, always prefer rings to make them so.
A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item such as a curl of hair. Lockets are usually given to loved ones on holidays such as Valentine's Day.
Lockets are generally worn on chains around the neck and often hold a photo of the person who gave the locket, or they could form part of a charm bracelet. They come in many shapes such as ovals, hearts and circles and are usually made of precious metals such as gold and silver befitting their status as decorative Jewellery.
They normally hold only one or two photographs, but some specially made lockets can hold up to eight. Lockets are generally used for items like locks of hair which could fall out and become lost if the locket was repeatedly opened, whereas photograph lockets are generally enclosed on all sides and the photographs are secured by pieces of clear plastic.
Pendants are ornaments or pieces of jewelry attached to a necklace or earrings.
Pendants can have several functions:
While making pendants in pure gold, silver or platinum, proper attention is given to detail, color and design to make the pendants attract a lot of buyers, worldwide. These are often studded with precious stones for an enhanced appeal. The goldsmiths uniquely design each pendant, not for an age but for all times.
Pearls are for purity, pearls are for perfection. A pearl is a hard, generally spherical object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers.
The pearls are made of aragonite and conchiolin, the material mollusk shells are made of. The naturally formed pearls are of different shapes and sizes.
A necklace is an article of jewellery which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewellery chain, often attached to a locket or pendant. They are made in variegated designs and distinct styles that have been brought forth to the international markets. Necklaces can also be manufactured with cloth, and they sometimes contain rocks (gems), wood, and/or shells with different shapes and sizes.