Jewelry As An Anniversary Gift, What You Need To KnowWritten by Sam Serio
Jewelry for anniversaries can be perfect gift. It is widely known that there are lists of birthstones and zodiacal or talismanic stones, there are lists of stones for days of week, hours of day, for states of union, for each of seasons, and for anniversaries as well!
1. Gold Jewelry 9. Lapis Lazuli25. Silver Jubilee 2. Garnet 10. Diamond Jewelry30. Pearl Jubilee 3. Pearl11. Turquoise35. Emerald 4. Blue Topaz12. Jade40. Ruby 5. Sapphire13. Citrine45. Sapphire 6. Amethyst 14. Opal50. Golden Jubilee 7. Onyx15. Ruby55. Alexandrite 8. Tourmaline20. Emerald60. Diamond Jubilee
Here Are Some Tips For Buying Jewelry As An Anniversary Gift Without Being Ripped Off 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 often item is worn and how thick 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 get watch serviced and repaired. 3. Know difference between laboratory-created gemstones and naturally mined stones. Stones created in lab are visually identical to stones mined from earth. The big difference is in cost: laboratory-created stones are less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined from 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 affect stone’s value.
Precious Stones Explained!Written by Sam Serio
The mineral to which term " precious stone" is applied, must be adaptable for jewelry or ornamental purposes and must possess beauty, hardness, and rarity.
The beauty of a precious stone or gem consists of its color or colorlessness, brilliancy or softness of luster, and transparency. To take a high and lasting polish, a mineral must be hard, —and many stones that would otherwise be highly valued are low in estimate of worth because they do not possess of sufficient hardness to make them endure wear and friction to which a precious stone is subjected when used in form of jewelry. The rareness of precious stones has a decided effect in determining their values. For instance, crocidolite, commercially known as tiger-eye, was sold by carat some years ago, and was largely used in making of fine jewelry. Today, this material is so plentiful that it is no longer classed among higher gems, but serves for cameos and intaglios like chalcedony and onyx.
The changes of fashion have much to do with determining market value of precious stones. Amethysts, topazes, cat's-eyes, aquamarines, alexandrites, and even emeralds and opals have been eagerly sought for at times and then again neglected for other gems, causing a sensible difference in value of these stones.