Jewelry As An Anniversary Gift, What You Need To Know

Written by Sam Serio

Jewelry for anniversaries can berepparttar perfect gift. It is widely known that there are lists of birthstones and zodiacal or talismanic stones, there are lists of stones for days ofrepparttar 145810 week, hours ofrepparttar 145811 day, for states ofrepparttar 145812 union, for each ofrepparttar 145813 seasons, and for anniversaries as well!

Anniversary Stones

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 oftenrepparttar 145814 item is worn and how thickrepparttar 145815 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 145816 watch serviced and repaired. 3. Knowrepparttar 145817 difference between laboratory-created gemstones and naturally mined stones. Stones created inrepparttar 145818 lab are visually identical to stones mined fromrepparttar 145819 earth. The big difference is inrepparttar 145820 cost: laboratory-created stones are less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined fromrepparttar 145821 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 145822 stone’s value.

Precious Stones Explained!

Written by Sam Serio

The mineral to whichrepparttar 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 inrepparttar 145809 estimate of worth because they do not possess of sufficient hardness to make them endurerepparttar 145810 wear and friction to which a precious stone is subjected when used inrepparttar 145811 form of jewelry. The rareness of precious stones has a decided effect in determining their values. For instance,repparttar 145812 crocidolite, commercially known as tiger-eye, was sold byrepparttar 145813 carat some years ago, and was largely used inrepparttar 145814 making of fine jewelry. Today, this material is so plentiful that it is no longer classed amongrepparttar 145815 higher gems, but serves for cameos and intaglios like chalcedony and onyx.

The changes of fashion have much to do with determiningrepparttar 145816 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 inrepparttar 145817 value of these stones.

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