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Carved Gemstones

Carving is an ancient art form. With skilled techniques, the carving adds a sculptural look to the gem. Carved gems add an exquisite dimension to the jewelry collections. Carving transforms rock into timeless beauty.
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Carved Gemstones

Jewelry Metal: Titanium

Named after one Greek deity, titanium is one of the most popular picks in the jewelry industry. Marking a check against everything one seeks in a premium metal right from lustrous to low weight, from firm to durable, titanium is all sorts of perfect!
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Jewelry Metal: Titanium

Fancy Cut Gemstones

According to GIA (Gemological Institute of America), each gemstone is evaluated by 4C's. While color, clarity & carat comes mostly from nature, the cut is the human contribution to the gem's beauty. Cut determines the shape of the gemstone and how brilliantly it is set in the jewelry piece.
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Fancy Cut Gemstones

Enamel

Enameling is a technique of colorful decoration on the surface of the metal. It offers versatility to jewelry making by allowing the designer to experiment with colors and designs without using much of colored stones.
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Enamel

Jewelry Enhancement - Milgrain Work

Milgrain means “one thousand grains” in French. A designing technique used in jewelry adding vintage charm. Millegrain, millgrain, or milgraine are some other spellings. It is the small metal beads on the edges of jewels. It appears like the rows of small grains on the frames of jewelry.
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Milgrain Work

Jewelry Care

Jewelry is a symbol of feminism with various social values attached. Whether it's a fashion, costume, or fine jewelry, all of them need some care and attention to keep its sparkling. With a good cleaning and some easy handling tips, all your jewels will shine with durability and longevity.
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Jewelry Care

Caring For Opal

Opal has been a valuable part of human adornment for centuries. Opals are generally famous for displaying amazing rainbow colors. It is also described as the play-of-color. Silica gets formed in many ways to produce this gem.
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Caring For Opal

Jewelry Metal: Stainless Steel

In the last few decades, stainless steel has become a popular metal in jewelry making. The significant properties like high resistance to corrosion, affordability, and low maintenance have contributed to boosting its status among jewelry lovers.
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Stainless Steel Ring

Ion Plating

Ion plating is an exciting process that has been gaining significant popularity and for reasons.Ion Plated Ring Primarily used for completing accessories made from stainless steel, it is the process of enhancing the hardness and thus durability of your jewels.
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Ion Plating

Carat

When it comes to gemstones, carat is one of the most significant factors to assess the value. It is the most important one out of four Cs that are used to describe a gemstone.
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Carat

Karat

With gold jewelry, came across the word “KARAT” that describes the quality of the metal. The higher the karat, the more valuable it will be. But what a karat is?
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Karat

Jewelery Metal: Platinum

We all emphasize the gemstones. We try to collect as much information as we can about them before buying anything. But not many of us give jewelry metals the importance that we should. Jewelry metals also matter a lot and add significant value to the jewelry.
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Jewelery Metal: Platinum

Tennis Bracelet

A Tennis bracelet is for someone looking for a sparkling and graceful piece of jewelry to adorn the wrist. If you’ve ever wondered what it is or how it has got this unique name, keep reading.
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Tennis Bracelet

Santa Fe Style

Santa Fe Style is a beautiful jewelry art from the American Southwest region. The ancestral Pueblo architecture and the Spanish missions in New Mexico inspire it. Also known as 'The Pueblo Revival style,'
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Santa Fe Style

Artisan Jewelry

As the name suggests, artisan jewelry is the custom-made jewelry crafted by skilled artists. This style involves designs and patterns inspired by the local and traditional customs and cultures of the artists.
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Artisan Jewelry

Rhodium Plating

Until white gold jewelry gained popularity, very few of us had heard about rhodium plating. Gold is mainly yellow, and white gold is made by creating an alloy of pure gold with other white metals, but this alloy has a tint of yellow.
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Rhodium Plating

Know about Gemstones Settings

Whether the jewelry is cast as a single piece or assembled from various constituents, it includes metal, clasps, bail, stringing material, and many more. To make a perfect piece of jewelry with the precious gemstones, the setting plays an important role.
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Gemstones Settings

Jewelry Material - Gold Alloys

History of gold goes long back to the beginning of human civilization, affects its extension and development. The beauty of gold has attracted humans for long. The metal has been used across the globe, since as far back as 3000 BC.
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Gold Alloys

Floral Jewelry

Flowers have always been a constant source of inspiration for jewelry designers. It's not just their appealing shapes but vibrant hues and natural patterns too that inspire these designers to emulate the same in their art.
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Floral Jewelry

Organic Gems

Most gemstones are minerals that consist of crystal-like structure. However, organic gems are the ones that are not minerals and have a natural origin. These gems are formed with an age-old biological process and could be the fossil of plants or animals.
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Organic Gems

Unraveling Filigree

The lacy metal work called filigree can be traced back nearly 5 000 years and is one of the oldest and most beautiful art forms designed by man. Also known as filigrann or filigrane the name filigree is derived from the Latin words "filum " meaning thread and "granum " meaning seed.
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Unraveling Filigree

Storing Your Jewelry

A jewelry box is the classic way to store your jewelry. Whether your treasured collection is large with a variety of pieces or small with a select few take a moment to care for those pieces and keep them shiny and new.
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Storing Your Jewelry

Creating Gemstone Jewelry

The art of transforming a raw gemstone to a finished jewel requires a gem-cutter with in-depth knowledge of the stone itself - its strengths density and weaknesses. The ability to view a stone in its raw state
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Creating Gemstone Jewelry

Caring for Pearls

Nothing defines lady-like style like a string of pearls does. From royals and world leaders to average citizens this organic gem cuts across social statuses and remains a graceful accessory for all. While the cost and quality may vary pearl jewelry is something that will last a lifetime provided it is properly cared for.
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Caring for Pearls

Murano Glass

Born of a thousand-year-old glassblowing tradition Murano glass is renowned for its quality and artistry. Venetian glass is a celebrated art form distinguished by its colorful elaborate and skillful technique.
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Murano Glass

John Reed

Inspired when he inherited his Grandfather’s rock collection in 1965 John decided to follow in his rock hound footsteps. John found himself with the opportunity to turn his passion into his profession.
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John Reed Ammolite Expert

IGI Summation

International Gemological Institute (IGI) provides you with 40+ years of gemstone grading experience. The current staff is comprised of over 600+ gemologist appraisers and professionals support staff.
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IGI Summation

How do you create a triplet or doublet gem?

Doublet and triplet gemstones are a type of assembled gemstone constructed from more than one material fused together in layers. This process is commonplace in the jewelry industry and allows for a wider variety and accessibility to gemstones.
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How to Create Doublet Triplet Gemstone

Vintage Jewelry

Any jewelry between 20 and 100 years old can be categorized as "vintage jewelry." However this term is mostly applied to jewelry produced from 1920 through the 1960s.
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Vintage Jewelry

Bali Legacy Collection

Bali jewelry is unique in its combinations of silver with other metals and gemstones in a fashion that is distinctive. The patterns are intricate and eye catching and often incorporate other metals such as gold as well as gems.
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Bali Legacy Collection