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Costume Jewelry Metals

What are Base Metals?Most fashion costume jewelry is made from one or more base metals: any abundant metal which is not considered to be "precious." Some popular base metals include copper, iron, nickel, tin, and aluminum. These metals are often used as alloys in precious metal jewelry, such as gold or silver, but they also happen to make a great primary metal for budget-friendly fashion jewelry. Brassis one of the most desirable base metals to use in fashion jewelry. It is comprised

Affordable Jewelry Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

'This the season for gift giving! It can be both a joyous and stressful time, as you take pleasure in making your loved ones smile but feel overwhelmed by the immense number of options out there. You may also be wondering how you'll ever complete your gift list without depleting your bank account. Well, let us ease some of that stress with a guide to affordable gift-giving. These low-cost jewelry gifts and stocking stuffs are sure to make everyone happy (including your wallet).Enamel Jewelry

Agate Jewelry

Agate: Stripes Earned by NatureWith its combination of earthiness and elegance, agate is one of the most unusual gemstones. There are many varieties of agate, including blue lace agate, moss agate, tree agate and petrified wood. Agate is frequently utilized in the design of pendants, necklaces or earrings. No gemstone is more creatively striped by Nature than agate, with its concentric layers formed in a wide variety of colors and textures. According to Greek lore, Agate was found in the rive

Coral Jewelry

Coral: stone of the seaCoral, chemically similar to a pearl, is an organic gem that is the product of small sea animals that existed long ago. Coral often grows as branches inside dark caves or crevices found on the rocky sea bottom.Coral is one of the most ancient of gems and has been used for decoration since prehistoric times. Coral ornaments have been unearthed in tombs dating from 500 B.C. In ancient China, red coral was a symbol of wealth and status. Chinese emperors often wore red cora

Quartz Jewelry

Quartz: captivates in clear or colorsQuartz is one of the most abundant minerals in Earth's crust and makes up a variety of beautiful gemstones such asrose quartz,smoky quartz,lemon quartz, lime quartz androck crystal quartz, just to name a few.Amethyst,citrineandtiger's eyeare also all types of quartz gemstones.Some believe the name quartz may have come from the Greek word "krystallos", meaning ice. Ancient Greeks believed quartz crystal was f

Zircon: A Gem of Peace and Wisdom

What is Zircon?Contrary to popular belief, zirconis not the same thing as cubic zirconia.This misunderstanding is due to the similarities between the names and also the fact they both have been used as diamond simulants. Zircon, however, is not a manmade stone. It is a naturally occurring gemstone from the mineral zirconium silicate, having great fire and a high dispersion rate (almost as high as a diamond!)The name "zircon" is believed to have derived from Persian word zargun, me

Beads' Silver Jewelry

About Beads JewelryOffering a jewelry box full of looks, colors, styles and icons to express yourself, the collections of Beadshave the jewelry you need to convey your point of view. Whatever your role in life from power executive to rock star to fashion maven you are starring in your own reality show and with the jewelry from Beads you will shine like the star that you are. Designed to enhance the lifestyle of the modern woman, the dazzling Beads' selection of exquisite jewelry reflects

Gets Sterling Silver Jewelry

About Gets JewelryGets Sterling Silver jewelry is often described as versatile and eclectic, with a good dose of fun. Wearing a piece of Gets Silver jewelry is not just a style choice, it reflects a lifestyle. Whether it is a dressy or casual piece, a selection with or without gemstones, the energy and point of view of Gets Sterling Silver is as varied as the natural world, which itself is the source of so many of Gets' creative ideas for our jewelry designs. Gets Sterling Silver Jewelry De

Top Crystal Design

Crystal Design PhilosophyToday,crystal carries on our founding vision: "To shed the ultimate crystal light to the heart and soul of the world." In the famed crystal design studios in Yiwu, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, designers constantly seek new and inspiring ways to showcase crystal. Be it with a play of colors, special cuts or unique forms, crystal reveals the glamorous side of itself, bringing glorious rays of light to people's lives every day.

Euphoria New York Jewelry

About Euphoria New York JewelryTo wear a piece of jewelry from Euphoria New York is to experience a feeling of elation, excitement and exhilaration. A piece fromEuphoria New York Jewelry Collectionbrings pleasure and a new dimension of unique artistry to the wearer. Each item in Euphoria's jewelry collection is handcrafted with precious metals and high-quality diamonds. Designs include from breathtaking earrings, necklaces and bracelets filled with glamour and originality. Combinin

Alternatives to Gold Jewelry

Gold is one of the most desirable precious metals used in fine jewelry and has been since ancient times. There just hasn't been another metal that can produce quite the same rich yellow hue. Though people love the look ofgold jewelry, there may be some cases where regular karated gold just simply won't work for a particular design, whether it be an issue of affordability or flexibility.As a solution, several methods have been created to utilize gold in alternative ways.Gold Plate

Costume Jewelry Metals

What are Base Metals?Most fashion costume jewelry is made from one or more base metals: any abundant metal which is not considered to be "precious." Some popular base metals include copper, iron, nickel, tin, and aluminum. These metals are often used as alloys in precious metal jewelry, such as gold or silver, but they also happen to make a great primary metal for budget-friendly fashion jewelry.Brassis one of the most desirable base metals to use in fashion jewelry. It is comprised of

Gemstone Jewelry

Simulated GemstonesSimulated gemstones are known as "faux." Fabricated from affordable, alternative materials, such as plastic or acrylic, simulated gemstones are made to look like stones found in nature. Crystal and glass are also used to create stunning gemstone look-alike jewelry. Popular simulated gemstones include simulated emerald, simulated pearl, and simulated turquoise.Synthetic GemstonesSynthetic gemstones are called "created." These gemstones are lab-created and have the same pr

Rock Crystal Jewelry

Rock Crystal: an icy shineRock crystal, sometimes referred to as quartz crystal, is pure quartz a colorless and transparent variety that has been valued for thousands of years. Long ago, rock crystal was believed to be a compact form of ice.Rock crystal was used in ancient times for many types of objects tools, decorative pieces, drinking vessels, optical devices and jewelry. When used in necklaces, rock crystal was often paired with colored stones and was carved into various shapes includi

Pyrite Jewelry

Pyrite: Common Mineral, Uncommonly BeautifulWe've all heard of "Fool's Gold", but how many of us know this plentiful mineral by its real name: pyrite? A shiny, brassy yellow mineral, pyrite is a favorite among rock collectors. Interestingly, during WWII pyrite was used as a strategic chemical when sulfur supplies ran low.The name 'pyrite' is derived from the Greek word 'pyr' which means fire and pyrite translates as 'of fire' or 'a gemstone that strikes fire.' The golden color of this mineral

Moissanite Jewelry

Moissanite: As beautiful as it is rare!The name moissanite was named after Henri Moissan, the French Nobel Prize winner responsible for first discovering this luxurious jewel. In 1893, Moissan accidentally made the discovery of the natural mineral silicon carbide (SiC) while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Arizona.Natural moissanite is extremely rare. In order to have enough supply for crafting jewelry, there was a need to produce synthetic moissanite. In 1998, Charles

Cultured Pearl Jewelry

Cultured Pearls: always a classicFor thousands of years, pearls have been admired for their beauty and rarity all over the globe. Some ancient cultures believed that pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers. During the Dark Ages, knights wore pearls onto the battlefield believing the pearls' magic would protect them. Many famous rulers were also fond of pearls including Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.Hundreds of years ago, island divers would retrieve oyster shells from the ocean

Marcasite Jewelry

Marcasite: a metallic shimmer with antiqueflairMarcasite jewelry has been around for centuries, with early examples discovered in Incan ruins and Egyptian tombs. Marcasite was thought to have therapeutic properties and was often used as a healing stone. Many cultures also believed marcasite would attract wealth and inspire creativity.It was during Queen Victoria's reign that marcasite jewelry gained great popularity. After her husband died, Queen Victoria donned only dark clothing and j

Malachite Jewelry

Malachite: variations of green add intrigueMalachite is one of the most ancient gemstones and was mined in Egypt as far back as 4,000 BC in the famous King Solomon's mines on the Red Sea. The mines were believed to be under the spiritual dominion of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of beauty, joy, love and motherhood. Ancient Egyptians thought malachite had strong therapeutic powers and would wear the stone in bracelets and necklaces to ward off danger and illness.Today, polished malachite is oft

Kyanite Jewelry

Kyanite: better in blueKyanite gets its name from the Greek word "kyanos" meaning blue. The most popular color of kyanite is a vibrant blue, similar to a sapphire's regal shade, but the gem also comes in colorless, white, gray, green and yellow.Kyanite has been mined around the world since the 19th century. At one time, French jewelers mistakenly used the name "sappare" to describe kyanite and this name is still occasionally used today.In ancient times, travelers took kyanite along with them
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