Precious Stones V.S. Semi-Precious StonesWritten by Sam Serio
Stones have been worn by both women and men since prehistoric times. Just as in jewelry of modern times, beautiful stones, rare and colorful, are most often dominant feature of a piece with a metallic setting for ornamentation.
The stones used in crafting of fine jewelry are generally divided into two classes- precious stones and semi-precious stones.
These terms are used heavily in commercial world of jewelry when considering variety and value. While artistic merits are only a matter of opinion, value of a stone is what it will bring in marketplace. It should also be mentioned that many people, collectors and general consumers alike, prefer rare to beautiful.
These stones are simply rocks (minerals) taken from earth, and after they have been enhanced by artisans cutting and polishing, finest and rarest of them are what we call gems.
The most precious stones are 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.
What Should You Know About Summer Sandals?Written by Diana Claire
Itís summer time! Have you had any plan yet? How would you spend this summer holidays? Spending them with friends, family, or just with your loved one? Well, you can do almost anything. Just donít forget to bring your summer sandal wherever you go!
Let's find out more about these sandals, and how come it has this name. As has been described in encyclopedia, sandals are an open type of footwear. Sandals can be made of rope, rubber, leather, wood or combination of those materials. Obviously summer sandals are light and casual footwear you going to find during summer. It can made of any materials based on your favor.
Find Your Summer Sandals
Summer sandal? Yes, enjoy your summer with stylish, comfy footwear that will make you feel relaxed during holidays. Throw away your fatigue after months of hard work and enjoy feast right away!
So, have you bought any summer sandal yet? If not, here are some tips you should be aware of before buying a new pair. The first thing is your foot should cover lining of sandal; yet donít extend over front or back of sandal.