Buying Quality Gold, Platinum and Titanium Jewelry Online

Written by Antigone Arthur


Everything You Need to Know About Buying Quality Jewelry Online

Gold, platinum and titanium are amongrepparttar most coveted precious metals inrepparttar 146010 world. Jewelry crafted out of these pure substances is often highly valued and sought out by savvy consumersrepparttar 146011 world over. Learn everything you need to know about selecting quality pieces right here!

Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry is perhapsrepparttar 146012 most traditional form of quality jewelry worn by men and women alike in every culture and society ofrepparttar 146013 world. Gold has been used to fashion attractive pieces for centuries. Many historians believe that gold was used as far back as pre-historic times by man as a tool. Later gold jewelry was first discovered dating to around 3000 BC. Gold first became widely used byrepparttar 146014 Egyptians, who combined gold with other precious metals to achieve varying looks, colors and durability.

So what do you need to know about buying gold? Let's start withrepparttar 146015 basics. Most gold is assessed via its weight or karats.

14k Gold - 14k gold jewelry is made up of 58.5% gold mixed with copper and nickel among other things. It isrepparttar 146016 most popular karat of gold purchasedrepparttar 146017 world over, and is known for its affordability and durability.

18k Gold - 18k gold jewelry is popular particularly in Europe. Most 18k gold jewelry is made from 75% pure gold. Most premium jewelry is made with 18 k, which is only slightly more expensive than 14 k gold.

22-24k Gold - 22 and 24 karat gold jewelry is usually consideredrepparttar 146018 most valuable, and is very popular among elite gold shoppers. This form of gold isrepparttar 146019 most pure, consisting of almost 199% gold. Generally 22 and 24 karat gold products have a richer color than other gold jewelry.

Is one better thanrepparttar 146020 other? The more purerepparttar 146021 gold,repparttar 146022 softerrepparttar 146023 jewelry will be andrepparttar 146024 more likely to scratch. Fine scratches are easily minimized however with proper care and cleaning over time. Quality is more related to craftsmanship thanrepparttar 146025 actual percentage of gold in a particular piece of jewelry. When deciding on a piece that's right for you - you'll want to look for things like symmetry, overall appearance and finishing.

One ofrepparttar 146026 best things about gold jewelry is it is available in both yellow and white. White gold is becoming increasingly popular though it is only available in 14 or 18 k styles. White gold jewelry is often plated with a platinum metal to help give its unique color.

Black Hills Gold

Black Hills gold is extremely popular among gold enthusiasts. Black Hills Gold is named not only afterrepparttar 146027 style but also locationrepparttar 146028 gold jewelry is fashioned in. Legend has it that a French goldsmith became lost duringrepparttar 146029 gold rush ofrepparttar 146030 mid 1870s inrepparttar 146031 Black Hills of South Dakota. During a dream, he believed he had seen a mountain stream with grape vines; upon awakening, he walked over to findrepparttar 146032 very scene he dreamed about, and in gratitude decided to devote his life to creating gold jewelry inrepparttar 146033 shape of grape leaves and clusters fashioned out of gold.

A Principled Plan

Written by Robert Bruce Baird


BENEFICENT PATERNALISM REVISITED:

The motivations of those in power must be evident and ethical. That wasrepparttar case whenrepparttar 146009 ruling body ofrepparttar 146010 Keltic clandoms of Atlantis (NW Europe and islands ofrepparttar 146011 Mediterranean as well as missions inrepparttar 146012 Americas and at times co-ventures with Phoenicia or Mu) met each day. It was three women and three men ofrepparttar 146013 best training and proven performance. None butrepparttar 146014 Druidic trained were eligible. This schooling was integrative and complete in all areas of knowledge torepparttar 146015 point of understanding enough to have no fear or need of 'expert' influence. The six King/Bairds ruled from their acceptance till their death or 25 years. Atrepparttar 146016 end of that term there was a great celebration or wake. They wererepparttar 146017 guest of honor along with captured enemies and criminals who did not find favor in ostracism. They all would be placed in a wicker wood enclosure and burned. There was no reason to sell favors or feather any nest eggs. If an administrative Ovate or Bishop was to be found transgressing any law or regulation they would pay four timesrepparttar 146018 dire fine. They could not hide behind their subordinates asrepparttar 146019 politicians like Nixon and Bush did recently in Watergate and Ollie North, etc. They would be finedrepparttar 146020 same fine as their lackey or helper who was fined. The Brehon Laws were situational ethical constructs that placed a high awareness onrepparttar 146021 psychological and spiritual reality in their decisions. A poor man stealing bread might be given more food; but a person of substance who took advantage ofrepparttar 146022 poor would be made significantly less powerful.

Six is a good number for decision making committees. These six people should have different strengths and expertise as well as an irreproachable public persona. With immortality imminent (900 years according to articles in Scientific-American)repparttar 146023 term could be a century or more. I would imaginerepparttar 146024 group might want to replace one member every few years by means of a majority vote. I think a mandatory replacement of two people every 50 years would keep a core group of recognizable motivational wise people. These replacements could be drawn from a clan council (of old) or Advisory Panel of helpers. This panel should be taken from all walks of life and all areas of expertise. It might need to place weight in areas of social import such asrepparttar 146025 war on women, and thus have more women than men at first.

PEROGATIVES OF PURPOSE: The mission statement is simple - improverepparttar 146026 quality of life! The means might change over time atrepparttar 146027 request of duly elected officials ofrepparttar 146028 United Nations. Such requests would not have to be honored byrepparttar 146029 six members ofrepparttar 146030 head council. They would initially pay a lot of attention to transparency issues such asrepparttar 146031 oversight of policing and espionage agencies. Their access to information would be total, but their power would come from their message and wisdom NOT by means of force. A lot of public forums such asrepparttar 146032 U.N. would happen on a regular basis. Encouragement and media exposure combined with ecumenical initiatives would be paramount at first. By telling people about technology that can determine guilt in many crimes through MRI memory scans they would end a lot of legal wrangling and correct a lot of social ills. The money they would receive from estates and charitable donations would be used to create model programs to demonstrate more efficient and humane management of society.

Their web-site would operate as a continuing forum on many issues with worldwide input and access. Countries like China that seek to limit access would find G-7 countries no longer willing to trade with them. Through access to truth people will become empowered! Once empowered, they will demand change. The lack of a moral voice and such access is all that stands inrepparttar 146033 way ofrepparttar 146034 following:

1) The end ofrepparttar 146035 war on women - No arranged marriages - Rights of property and abortion - Equal voting rights and education - No exclusions from priesthoods - Protection from incestuous and ethnic practices like genital disfigurement and being thrown alive on husbandís funeral pyres

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