Jewellery

Wedding jewellery rules

Wedding jewellery rules

What can be more important and serious for a woman than choosing the right outfit for her wedding? When you are the centre of everyone's attention, you need to be glowing and flawless! Whether the bride wants it or not, her wedding jewellery is always a topic for conversation and it doesn’t only include the ‘big’ ring! So agitation and even more doubts cloud the woman’s mind, and the choice becomes more difficult and painful. Fortunately, there are examples of successful and unsuccessful outfits which can help you with your choices.     How is the bridal jewellery chosen? Each...

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How to collect contemporary designer jewellery

How to collect contemporary designer jewellery

These are exciting times for contemporary jewellery. Now more than ever, makers, designers, and collectors are coming together to create imaginative pieces through a mixture of craftsmanship, creativity, and patronage that challenges traditional notions. It is fascinating to watch how this highly portable and visible art form has over time managed to reflect an individual’s artistic temperament and serve as a response to the happenings of the wider society.   Why collect contemporary jewellery   Wearing a work of art that has an emotional meaning, and is at the same time unique in its design, beautifully unites concept and creation.  ...

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Shell Pearl

Shell Pearl

Shell pearl was invented in the twentieth century in America as an analogue for the South Sea pearls. It quickly moved to leading positions on the world market, successfully competing with the Majorica pearl (when many layers of natural mother-of-pearl are applied to an alabaster ball).     The Spanish technology of Majorica is so perfect that the manmade pearl is impossible to tell apart from natural one with the naked eye. The technique was developed and perfected on the Spanish island of Majorca over the course of 120 years. The founder and developer of this technology, a German immigrant...

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How does designer jewellery differ from mass-market?

How does designer jewellery differ from mass-market?

Designer handmade jewellery is a gift much wanted by beautiful ladies. High style, premium quality, and compliance with the latest fashion trends distinguish such products. But it’s also said that designer jewels have a soul. While creating them the master puts his personality and breathes life into the pieces he makes, the energy of such accessories fascinates and conquers all onlookers.     The items created by designers has many advantages: Uniqueness: there is often only a single piece made of such jewels. A serial release is possible, but the issue is then limited to a small number of pieces....

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All the truth about rhodium plated jewellery

All the truth about rhodium plated jewellery

Rhodium is one of the most expensive precious metals used in jewellery manufacturing for achieving surfaces with maximal shine and protecting it from corrosion and wear. Rhodium is the most lustrous metal of the platinum family and is a precious metal, the price of which exceeds even the value of gold. This precious metal is harder and whiter than platinum, degrades more slowly than gold, and rarely scratches.   Rhodium plating on jewellery. What is it and what is it for? It’s used for protection of surfaces of jewellery. Rhodium plating is most often used on expensive gold and sterling...

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How to buy jewellery online

How to buy jewellery online

Today no one needs convincing that shopping online is very convenient. You can look at the goods in a quiet setting, think however long you want, and have the products delivered to your door. Of course, remote purchase of jewellery has its points. When you buy a beautiful thing without seeing it live, you may be disappointed with what you get. You also cannot guess the shape or size of the jewel. However, all these difficulties are solvable, and the pleasure from an unlimited choice of jewellery on the internet and saving the energy of walking around a mall more than makes up...

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You never know a woman until you see her jewellery

You never know a woman until you see her jewellery

Accessories can tell a lot about their owner before direct acquaintance. Psychologists may identify a type of woman by the way she wears her jewellery. Let's see if the way you wear rings, earrings, and necklaces can reveal your character.       Merry Women who prefer to wear large jewellery such as hoop earrings, pendants, and extravagant rings will most likely have an active lifestyle and social position. They are ever-busy people who complete their goals one after the other. They are always surrounded by people who can be both from a business setting and a friend’s party.  ...

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Amethyst - the stone that takes away all worrying

Amethyst - the stone that takes away all worrying

Amethyst is the most beautiful and precious type of transparent or translucent quartz of purple colours with varying intensity and tones. It has a good play of light. The colour of amethyst, from pale to dark purple or cherry-blue, is determined by the admixture of organic colouring. The name amethyst comes from ancient Greek, meaning ‘not drunk’ or ‘unintoxicating’, and expresses the belief that amethyst prevents the wearer from all kinds of intoxication (including desire and passion).     In all centuries amethyst was considered a ‘blessed stone’, a powerful charm preventing from evil fate. Since the ancient times the...

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Cocktail rings - the sign of pleasure and living by your own rules

Cocktail rings - the sign of pleasure and living by your own rules

As with cocktail dresses, cocktail rings first appeared in the USA in the 20s of the 20th century at the time of the ‘Prohibition’ when sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages were banned, but under-the-counter relaxed parties where the prohibited drinks were sold, bought, and drunk in the company of regular customers were thriving.     The main aim of the cocktail dress was quite prosaic. It became popular not because of its flirty sexiness, but because it was much simpler to run away from illegal places in case of a police raid, rather than in long evening dresses.  ...

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What is sterling silver?

What is sterling silver?

The fineness of a metal represents the percentage ratio of the main metal (in this case silver) and other metals or impurities in the alloy. For example, 830 means that the alloy consists of 83% silver and 17% of another metal. Buying jewellery from alloys with low fineness is not the best decision. Although it is cheaper, the jewellery made from such alloy will darken quickly and take a lot of time and effort to clean. Furthermore, the formula actually affects the appearance of the jewellery - the higher the fineness, the whiter the piece will look, and the lower...

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