Jewelry As A Graduation Gift-Makes It Memorable One

Written by Sam Serio

Jewelry makes a memorable gift to commemorate one of Life’s Great Milestones. Graduation represents a unique, personal accomplishment earned through hard work and determination.

Here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind when you are shopping for a jewelry gift to celebraterepparttar next chapter of your special graduates life. 1. There’s a big difference between 14 karat gold and gold-plated jewelry. Fourteen karat (14K) jewelry contains 14 parts of gold, mixed in throughout with 10 parts of base metal. Gold-plated describes jewelry with a layer of at least 10K gold bonded to a base metal. Gold plating eventually wears away, depending on how oftenrepparttar 145918 item is worn and how thickrepparttar 145919 plating is. 2. If you’re buying a watch, determine whether you want one that runs on a battery or one that must be wound daily. Ask if a warranty or guarantee is included, how long it lasts, and what parts and repair problems it covers. Also ask how and where you can getrepparttar 145920 watch serviced and repaired. 3. Knowrepparttar 145921 difference between laboratory-created gemstones and naturally mined stones. Stones created inrepparttar 145922 lab are visually identical to stones mined fromrepparttar 145923 earth. The big difference is inrepparttar 145924 cost: laboratory-created stones are less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined fromrepparttar 145925 earth, they must be identified as lab-created. If you want a naturally mined stone, ask if it has been treated. Gemstone treatments– such as heating, dyeing or bleaching– can improve a stone’s appearance or durability. Some treatments are permanent; some may create special care requirements. Treatments also may affectrepparttar 145926 stone’s value.

Precious Stones V.S. Semi-Precious Stones

Written by Sam Serio

Stones have been worn by both women and men since prehistoric times. Just as inrepparttar jewelry of modern times, beautiful stones, rare and colorful, are most oftenrepparttar 145917 dominant feature of a piece with a metallic setting for ornamentation.

The stones used inrepparttar 145918 crafting of fine jewelry are generally divided into two classes- precious stones and semi-precious stones.

These terms are used heavily inrepparttar 145919 commercial world of jewelry when considering variety and value. While artistic merits are only a matter of opinion,repparttar 145920 value of a stone is what it will bring inrepparttar 145921 marketplace. It should also be mentioned that many people, collectors and general consumers alike, preferrepparttar 145922 rare torepparttar 145923 beautiful.

These stones are simply rocks (minerals) taken fromrepparttar 145924 earth, and after they have been enhanced byrepparttar 145925 artisans cutting and polishing,repparttar 145926 finest and rarest of them are what we call gems.

Precious Stones

The most precious stones arerepparttar 145927 diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. The pearl is oftentimes classed with precious stones. Although strictly speaking while it is not a stone it holds an esteemed place in jewelry.

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