Wednesday, April 29, 2009


It may be easy to get confused as to what diamond necklaces are and how they differ from diamond pendants. But actually the difference is quite simple: a jewellery necklace is just any chain that was manufactured out of precious metals, or a chain of precious gems that have been attached to one another.


If you are in the market for a pendant or necklace, there are almost infinite varieties, shapes and sizes to choose from. Whether it is circle of life diamond pendant or black pearl necklace, they are a great treat or gift to give on birthdays and holidays. Here are the top five choices people are making.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Diamond is the hardest known metal in the world. It is also one of two known forms of carbon useful of jewellery and industrial applications. The other mineral form of pure carbon is known as graphite. Diamond have very impressive physical qualities. They are so strong that only another diamond can cut them.


With so many celebrities getting press these days for the births of their babies, an old tradition has been rekindled, albeit with a new millennium name the Push Present or more eloquently, a birthing gift to honor the hard work of labor for the mother of a new baby. Traditionally, a birth bauble was something. We can gift gold necklace to wife and loved ones.


If there is one alternative to diamonds that would be gold and especially gold necklaces. If you are a gold jewellery aficionado necklaces are definitely the hippest. Yet if you want to get only the best gold necklaces you should start setting your standards to get the best quality you can afford.


The color of gold is dogged depends on 2 factors: Firstly, the type of metal alloys included and secondly, the percentage of each metal alloy.

These days you can be availed by opting for convenient choices from yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Now elegant gold necklace can be easily available within reasonable price so need not to worry about the budget. Gold necklace is quite preferable in times of marriages, or any social function. People can also try out something different wearing white gold necklace or gold diamond necklace. Gold necklace comes in array of choices and design which keeps customer away from other problems as like it was in before times. To widen the scope of gold in market, now some of the jeweller also provides warranty of 6months or 1year along with minimal maintenance charges of polishing, interesting a new lock etc. While the other new jeweller if stepping into the market also buys gold from the people to closest margin rate of gold prevailing in the market. Even to promote more, some of the shopkeeper of their jewellery shop also offers gold necklace and many other items on installment system.


In modern times, you can easily get chic and classy gold ornaments from any good jewellery shop. Gold necklace emerged in the same way like as diamond, pearl or silver necklace. Gold is expensive because of its peculiar feature namely it won't be dull, rust or oxidize and comes easily in the eye of beholder. Initially, it is also processed after taking away from gold mine. Gold also contains some scientific elements which make it strong to fight against corrosion. After the completion of process, it is then purified as per the jeweller wishes. The purity of gold is checked according to how much karat it contains. The specification of gold necklace is done on the number of karat. And as the number of karat increases it becomes more pure to be called as Pure Gold. If the people are unware of the number of karats that a gold necklace should contain to get the pure gold, it can be scrutinize as follows:

  • Bulleted List24KARAT = 100% GOLD
  • 22KARAT = 91.7%GOLD
  • 18KARAT = 75%GOLD
  • 14KARAT = 58.3%GOLD
  • 12KARAT = 50%GOLD
  • 10KARAT = 41.7%GOLD
Thus, gold necklace it's always going to exist, through high demand of diamond or pearl necklace may rise. Gold necklace has its own significance and so it is really valuable too.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


The tradition of gold is known from ancient culture. Some people even worship gold as it is the symbol of richness, power and aristocracy. It is a general belief that some person estimates his/her financial status according to the possession of gold he holds. First wearing of gold necklace was supposed to be showing of social status but with the changing time it has now become common amongst all. Today you can see every class of people wears gold jewelry and now wearing of different forms of gold necklace is in vogue.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Jewellery design is the art of profession of creating, crafting, fabricating or rendering designs for jewellery. This is an ancient practice of the goldsmith or metalworker that evolved to a billion-dollar industry with the odyssey from ancient cultures into the machine age. Jewellery design falls under the category of wht is commonly known as "functional art", being art that can be worn or used.

Before an article of jewellery is created, it is typically rendered by a jewellery designer, a professional who is trained in the architectural and functional knowledge of not metallurgy but also design elements such as composition and wearability.

Once the essay is rendered, the design is then constructed using the necessary materials for proper adaptation to the function of the object. For example, 24K Gold was used in ancient jewellery design because it was more accessible than silver as source material. Before the 1st century many civilizations also incorporated beads into jewellery. Once the discovery of gemstones and gem cutting became more readily available. The aret of jewelleryy ornamentation and design shifted. The earliest documented gemstone cut was done by Theophilus Presbyter (c. 1070 - 1125), who practiced and developed many applied arts and was a known goldsmith. Later, during the 14th Century, medieval lapidary technology evolved to include cabochons and cameos.

Early Jewellery design commissions were often constituted by nobility or the church to honor an event or as wearable ornamentation. Within the structure of early methods, enameling and repousse became standard methods for creating ornamental wares to demonstrate wealth, position, or power. These early techniques created a specific complex design element that later would forge the baroque movement in jewellery design.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Most cultures have at some point had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. Numerous cultures move wedding dowries in the form of jewellery, or create jewellery as a means of store or display coins. Alternatively, jewellery has been used as a currency or trade good, an example being the use of slave beads.

Many items of jewellery such as brooches and buckles originated as purely functional items, but evolved into decorative items as their functional requirement diminished.

Jewellery can also be symbolic of group membership, as in the case of the Christian crucifix or jewish star of david, or of status, as in the case of chains of office, or the Western practice or married people wearing a wedding ring.

Wearing of amulets and devotional medals to provide protection or ward off ev is common in some cultures, these may take the form of symbols (such as the ankh), stores, plants, animals, body parts (such as the Khansama), or glyphs (such as stylized versions of the Throne Verse in Islamic art).

Although artistic display has clearly been a function of jewellery from the very beginning, the other roles described above tended to take primacy. It was only in the late 19th century, with the work of such masters as Peter Carl Faberge and Rene Lalique, that art began to take primacyy over function and wealth. This trend has continued into modern times, expanded upon by artists such as Robert Lee Morris and Ed Levin.


Jewellery has been used for a number of reasons:

  • Currency, wealth display and storage
  • Functional use (such as clasps, pins and buckles)
  • Symbolism (to show membership or status)
  • Protection (in the form of amulets and magical wards)
  • Artistic display


According to a recent KPMG study the largest jewellery market in the United States with a market share of 30.8%, Japan, India and China and the Middle East each with 8 - 9% and finally Italy with 5%. The authors of the United States will have dropped to around 25%, and China and India will increase theirs to over 13%. The Middle East will remain more or less constant at 9%, whereas Euraop's and Japan's marketshare will be halved and become less than 4% for Japan, and less than 3% for the biggest individual European countries: Italy and the UK.


In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.

In some countries, such as the United States and United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly refferring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love".

In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still quite rare, that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring (also called a promise ring or 'management' ring) at the time of the engagement.


Jewellery (jewellery also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is an item of personal adornment, such as necklace, ring, brooch or bracelet, that is worn by a person. It may be made from gemstones or precious metals, but may be from any other material, and may be appreciated because of geometric or other patterns, or meaningful symbols. Earnings and other body rings are also considered to be jewellery, while body art is not. Also, items affixed to a garment, such as buttons, are not considered to be jewellery, even if they are unusual and highly decorative. Also, items such as belts and handbags etc. are not considered to be jewellery, and are considered to be accessories.

The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel" circa the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jacale", meaning plaything. jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment, recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewellery.


Jewellery is sometimes seen as wealth storage or functionally as holding a garment or hair together. It has from very early times also been regarded as form of personal adornment. The first pieces of jewellery were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone. More exotic jewellery was probably made for wealthy people or as indications of social status. In some cases people were buried with their jewelllery.


Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewellery. While high-quality jewellery is made with gemstones and precious metals, such as silver or gold, there is also growing demand for art jewellery where design and creativity is prized above material value. In addition, there is the less costly costume jewellery, made from lower value materials and mass-produced. Other variations include wire sculpture (wrap) jewellery, using anything from base metal wire with rock tumbled stone to precious metals and precious gemstones.


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