Monday, February 20, 2012

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Stylish designer ring with a pear Moissanite set in rose gold setting.

The center stone is attached to the curved band on one side, but is free from the other, giving it a floating look.

The shank twists around the finger and is set with diamond open pave style

On the other side of the shank there are more diamonds attached to it shared-prong style

Real showstoppers! 

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Keep them guessing with this fun and flirty angel and devil heart pendant. It's crafted in 10 karat yellow gold and detailed with bright red enamel and genuine diamond accents. Sporting angel wings and devil's horns, a halo and a tail, this sassy pendant showcases both sides of your personality. It comes complete with an 18-inch chain.

History of Birthstones

Chances are you can name your birthstone, but have you ever wondered how certain stones came to be associated with particular months? Most gem scholars trace the tradition to the Old Testament story of Aaron, whose breastplate was decorated with twelve precious stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones were linked with certain powers and tied to particular astrological signs, and later to calendar months.

There are many variations of birthstone lists, including Mystical birthstones, which originate from Tibet and date back over a thousand years, and Ayurvedic birthstones, associated with ancient Indian medicine and beliefs. Birthstones have also been tied to ancient Pagan religions, and even to the collective wisdom of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.

The Modern birthstone list, perhaps the most universally known, was released by the American National Association of Jewelers and officially adopted in 1912. Whether you embrace birthstone lore, or look upon it with a skeptical eye, there is an undeniable appeal to collecting a beautiful gemstone that is reputed to hold special power, meaning, and good fortune just for you.

Ruby Diamonds 14K Yellow Gold Flower Design Ring

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 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl in possession of gorgeous earrings must be in want of a ring to match.

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The 14K white & rose gold prongs setting features filigree accents and glistening diamonds in a perfect balance of design.

A stunning round cut natural ruby sits atop in breathtaking detail.

Heirloom quality ring.

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Victorian Engagement Ring Rose Gold Flower Ring 

Rose Gold Diamond Band, Unique Womens Wedding Band, Anniversary Ring, Cherry Blossom Flower Ring, Floral Wedding Band

Rose Gold Diamond Band, Unique Womens Wedding Band, Anniversary Ring, Cherry Blossom Flower Ring, Floral Wedding Band 

Captivating ring features the legendary jewel named after Amethystia -- the woman whose wine-soaked tears both colored and saved her soul. 

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December Birthstone: Blue Topaz
Blue topaz is prized for its soothing and captivating blue color, which is usually divided into three categories: sky blue for the palest shade, Swiss blue for the more saturated medium shade, and London blue for the deepest shade. Also known as an artist's stone, blue topaz is reputed to inspire creativity and enhance concentration.

 Blue Topaz Rings

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Well my birthday isn't in December, but I am creatively enhancing my wishlist and my concentration is at an all time high right now!

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Creating a dazzling impression is as simple as black and white.

Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Angel Wing Pendant Necklace

Stylish, not too expensive.


Dainty - pretty - sparkly fashion jewelry

Bracelets - Real Diamond Earrings - Gemstone Pendants - Bangles - Rings

Bracelets - Real Diamond Earrings - Gemstone Pendants - Bangles - Rings
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Gold Purity

The purity of gold is measured in karats. Pure gold measures 24 karats but is too soft in this state to be used effectively in jewelry. So it is alloyed with other metals--silver, copper, nickel, and zinc--to increase its strength and durability. Common measurements once the alloy is added are 18 karat (75% gold), 14 karat (58%), and 10 karat (47.7%). In the United States, the legal karat limit for the metal to still be considered gold is 10 karats. A higher karat measurement in gold content indicates a greater value of the jewelry piece. Gold jewelry should always be stamped with the karat mark, either 18k, 750 (European marking for 18k), 14k, 585 (European marking for 14k), or 10k. In addition, to assure its quality, the piece should be stamped with the manufacturer's trademark or country of origin.

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Gold Color

The color of gold may vary based off of the type of metal alloy included and the percentage of the metal alloy used. Most commonly, gold is available in yellow, white and rose coloring.

Yellow gold is the most common color and is usually alloyed with silver and copper. Yellow and white gold are similar in strength and malleability, making them perfect for jewelry that is worn daily.

White gold is alloyed with nickel, copper, and zinc--and while it looks similar to platinum, it has vastly different properties.

Rose-colored gold is alloyed with copper and is often used to accent white or yellow gold. The saturation of color varies from piece to piece and according to gold content.

Conversation piece for the man in your life

Deal yourself a winning hand with a handsome diamond poker ring

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 If you are on the 'cuff' (yes, pun intended) about buying cuff links for your Superman ..... 
here be a variety of styles and themes to choose .... from  sports fans, gamblers to Stars Wars, and much more ...

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Harry Potter Cuff links

Harry Potter went from the loneliest boy in the world to Hogwarts legend in the course of the famous novels. Today he is everyone's favorite boy wizard and loved by so many fans worldwide. These awesome cufflinks are great for any fan of the series

Golf Cuff Links

Looking for a clever golf themed gift idea for the golfer in your life?


After spending all that money on your precious stones, and now are too busy showing off  all your bling, here is a quick and easy cheaper solution to keep the sparkle alive

Diamond Dazzle Stik - Bring out the Bling

The Diamond Dazzle Stik uses a premium twist-to-dispense click pen to deliver a specialized cleansing solution to a flow-thru brush. The unique brush has been specifically engineered for ease of cleaning behind diamonds and other precious stones and their mountings. The high performance formula contains micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer. The polymer fills in fine scratches on the setting, dramatically increases the brilliance and sparkle of the diamond, and reduces the future build-up of dirt. It also serves as a soothing emollient that is gentle on skin. With regular use, the Diamond Dazzle Stik will improve the overall appearance of your diamond jewelry. It's simple and easy to use, just twist, brush and dazzle.

Types of Gemstones

Natural Gemstones
Gemstones that are created in nature. They are often treated to improve their color and appearance.
Created Gemstones
These gemstones are made with the same mineral composition as natural gemstones and are created in laboratories with equipment that simulates the high pressure in heat needed to create gemstones in nature.
Simulated Gemstones
Simulated gemstones are created in a laboratory but in most cases do not have the same mineral composition, color, hardness, and look as natural or lab-created gemstones.
Synthetic Gemstones
Gemstone imitations that copy the same look and color of the natural gemstones but do not have the same chemical or physical compositions.


Jewelers describe the color of a gemstone in terms of three characteristics: hue, saturation, and tone.
A gemstone's basic color is its hue, and those with purer hues (for emeralds, green; for sapphires, blue; and for rubies, red) are generally considered more valuable. Often, however, a hint of another color can be detected. Sapphires will range from purplish blue to greenish blue; emeralds, yellowish green to bluish green; and rubies, orangey red to purplish red.
Saturation is a measure of the intensity or purity of a gem's hue and is determined by the degree to which gray or brown hues mute its defining color. Value tends to increase with saturation, so a fully saturated purplish blue sapphire may well be more expensive than a muted pure blue one.
The tone of a gemstone, a measurement of its lightness or darkness, is usually given as light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, or dark.

A flawless gemstone is rare and usually extravagantly priced. As with diamonds, most gemstones have inclusions, or tiny mineral flaws, that can be seen under magnification or by the careful eye. Sapphires tend to be moderately included, while emeralds and rubies are usually heavily to moderately included. Make sure that any inclusions in the stone do not penetrate deeply into the gem, as this may cause it to break or crack. Clarity grades range from VVS (very, very slightly included) to I3, in which inclusions are prominent and severely affect the gemstone's beauty.

A gemstone's cut refers to its proportions and symmetry. It is essential in making a gemstone look appealing--the stone should be symmetrical in all dimensions so that it will appear balanced, and so that its facets will reflect light evenly, providing good brilliance. Color should also be taken into account when cutting for optical efficiency. If a stone's color is highly saturated, a shallow cut will allow it to pass more light, while a deeper cut may increase the vividness of a less saturated gem. There is no generally accepted grading system for gemstone cut.

Though a gemstone's weight is usually given in carats, this may not give an accurate idea of its size, because different types of stone have different densities. Therefore, a 1-carat sapphire or ruby will be smaller than a 1-carat emerald, though they have the same weight, because sapphires and rubies (both a form of the mineral corundum) are more dense than emeralds.
Gemstones can also be measured in dimensions (diameter, length, and width). It is important to know the dimensions to ensure that the gemstone weight will be visible and well proportioned in the setting.

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Illustration of gemstone dimensions

Gemstones are often treated to enhance color and fill cracks. Please note that, if a gemstone has been treated, this information will be provided in the specifications on the stone's product detail page. There are various accepted techniques, depending on the type of stone. For example, oils and resins are frequently used to fill surface-reaching fissures in emeralds and rubies. This process is not permanent, however; if a treated ruby or emerald is subjected to high heat from a jeweler's torch, an ultrasonic or steam cleaner, or even hot dishwater, the filler may leak out of the stone. Sapphires and rubies are often heated in a kiln or furnace to enhance their color. Such heat treatment, which is considered permanent, has been used for centuries. Lightly colored sapphires may also undergo diffusion treatment. This is done by heating a stone in the presence of coloring elements such as titanium or iron, which causes a thin layer of color to be diffused into the stone's surface. Because this color layer is so thin, a diffusion-treated sapphire should not be repolished.
Heating is the most common gemstone treatment. It can improve clarity and brightness by causing the color of the stone to lighten, darken or change completely.
Often performed on emeralds, oil is often added to stones to seep into their surfaces and improve the finish.
Blue Topaz most commonly receives the irradiation treatment, which is when the gemstone is pounded with subatomic particles or radiation.
Commonly performed on black onyx, chalcedony and pearls to create their variety of colors.
Common for turquoise, impregnation is the infusion of wax into a porous material. It creates a bonding agent to improve cracks and create a smooth surface.
Bleaching is used to lighten the color. It is permanent and undetectable.
Coating is when a lacquer is applied to the surface to improve a gem’s appearance and is also improved to improve the color of gemstones.
Gemstone diffusion can improve color, change color created asterisms for star-like glow.

To clean gemstone jewelry, first wipe it with a soft cloth to remove any dirt. Emeralds require only the use of a soft cloth, as cleaners may damage these soft gems. Sapphires and rubies can be cleaned with either an ultrasonic cleaner or a solution of one part ammonia to six parts water, with a soft brush. Store your gemstone jewelry in a soft cloth pouch or jewelry case so it does not touch other pieces in your collection. As with all jewelry, normal wear and tear can loosen prongs and settings, so it is a good idea to have it checked by a professional jeweler who can make repairs as needed.

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