Common identification features of emerald are listed below along with those of its common synthetic stones, imitations and simulants. The information is intended to be a ready reference to give you a fair idea as to the identity of a gemstone on visual examination. Suggestions and queries from readers about the topic are encouraged....– Mark

 

Italian Charm Bracelets»

A post by Madubanti Rudra

They can be chic and fun at one go, they can be worn for a cause or simply worn to make an individual fashion statement---in any form, Italian charm bracelets can add value and personality to your jewelry wardrobe. The article throws light on many aspects of this versatile accessory. ....

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Guide to Buying Platinum»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Diamonds are forever, gold is conventional, sterling silver is chic, but jewelry wardrobes are incomplete without the special zest of silver-white platinum. Currently the fastest growing jewelry material, Platinum is ideal for making rings, bracelets and necklaces. Its natural whit luster makes it the perfect companion for dazzling diamonds. It happens to be the most expensive of all precious metals and widely employed by the designers as base metal for light colored gems, especially the pink and light blue varieties. But it is equally brilliant without any enhancement; a polished platinum piece is elegant and eye catching in its own right. ....

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Will you marry me»

A post by Mark

Engagement Ring Trends: Matrimony means new beginnings. A new life, a new family, new commitments, and a new best friend- the engagement ring! The engagement ring today has traveled a long way and is a far cry from the simple iron band introduced by the Romans in the 4th century. An engagement ring usually conjures the image of a single stone at the centre, usually a sparkling diamond set on a simple band. Did you know the first ever diamond engagement ring (Diamonds were considered to have magical powers requiting love, purity and fidelity) was given by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477?....

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Baby Jewelry Buying Guide»

A post by Basundra Mitra

With the advent of the little princess into the household, there is also born a radiant sparkle and joy which envelops the parents and indeed, everyone in the family. It is the dream of every mother to adorn her little Highness with every bit of finery that she can afford. Therefore baby jewelry today has a substantial market spanning across countries and continents. ....

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Titanium Jewellery buying guide»

A post by Shalina Khemlani

Titanium, a natural element featuring a silver-grayish-white color is used for several purposes! Unintentionally discovered in the year 1791, this metal is extensively used to make durable goods such as aircraft, and some of the sporting goods which would mainly consist of golf clubs, automobile parts, watches, and certainly adorable selection of rings. Deriving from the Titans of Greek mythology, titanium is one of the metals that is in particular known for its tremendous strength. Even though it competes amongst some of the most enticing metals such as gold and platinum, it has still taken its own stand and has been a preferences for hordes of people! ....

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Anklets buying guide»

A post by RITIKA CHANGRANI

Worn around the ankle, found in many designs and styles, material and types, shapes and sizes, the anklet is an ornament sure to catch anyones eye! An anklet is also known as an ankle chain or ankle bracelet that is worn around the ankle. They display a radiant sheen, and look elegant, trendy and ethnic at the same time. They add grace to the wearer and complement traditional clothes and outfits very well. The anklet is a versatile piece of jewelry worn around the ankle. Historically, anklets have been worn for centuries by women in India. In the United States both casual and more formal styles of anklets became a fashion statement only around the late twentieth century....

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Silicone Belly Rings»

A post by RITIKA CHANGRANI

Sport Silicone belly rings and get noticed. If you like the concept of body piercing - They are safe. They come in a variety of colors and designs. They will meet your individualistic taste perfectly. Take a small step to feeling good about yourself - Go Silicone! ....

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Circular Barbells»

A post by RITIKA CHANGRANI

Circular barbells are also known as horseshoe barbells. However, some horseshoe barbells are U-shaped instead of the usual circle. This horseshoe shaped design was all the rage in the early 1990s but has now faded out. ....

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Choker Necklace»

A post by Choker Necklace

This marvelous jewelry encircles the throat like a collar instead of draping down to the collarbone or chest like other necklace. As the name choker necklace entails that in case it is somewhat tight, it might choke the wearer. It is a wonderful designer ornament that enhances the entire appearance of the lady. This article shall acquaint the reader with the best possible information about this fascinating jewelry piece such as different choker variants, suitable occasion to wear it and much more. ....

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Chandelier Earrings»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Chandelier earrings are the inimitable jewelry piece that adds a dash of classy glamour to the personality of the lady. It makes her so beautiful and gorgeous that she filches the limelight of the party. These earrings are undoubtedly amazing creation. It is a versatile jewelry item as it suits every complexion; every face cut and every outfit. Female wearing these fashionable earrings certainly catch holds the attention of the people. ....

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Chandelier Earrings»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Chandelier earrings are the inimitable jewelry piece that adds a dash of classy glamour to the personality of the lady. It makes her so beautiful and gorgeous that she filches the limelight of the party. These earrings are undoubtedly amazing creation. It is a versatile jewelry item as it suits every complexion; every face cut and every outfit. Female wearing these fashionable earrings certainly catch holds the attention of the people. ....

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Dog Jewellery Buying Guide»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

A well thought out plan is always a winner. So arm yourself with information as you venture out to doll/deck out your precious poodle or macho Pitt! Here is a short summary.....

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Dog Tags Buying Guide»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

Tags which hang from the collar carrying all the identity details should be easily visible. Many types of tags are available. Metal ones are sturdy and long lasting. Plastic ones are light and useful for dogs that are in pain or physically challenged and pups.....

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Dog Collars Buying Guide»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

The collar or chain should not be a tight fit. It should sit comfortably around its neck. To measure the size keep two fingers beneath the tape or take the exact size and add two inches to this measurement. The other way to get the right fit is to measure the dog collar end to end, including the buckle. This can be done if an older collar is present.....

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Baby Jewelry»

A post by Pam Brown

What does one get for the newborn baby that already has everything? Many people have found themselves in this very situation. You want to purchase something that is just a little more special than standard baby gifts, but have no idea where to start your search. The precious newborn already has all the toys and gear he or she will need for the first few months of life. Mom and Dad are well equipped with gift cards and cash for anything else that could possibly be needed. So what does one do? ....

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Mens Wedding Band Types»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

This wearing of a wedding band is not new. It has drifted down from yesteryears when the ancient Egyptians exchanged a never ending band of love. A circle of love with no end to the perfection and unity between the two. The exchange of the rings in a ceremony came down from the Romans, where it symbolized a public acceptance of the marriage contract between the man and the woman. ....

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Imitation Jewelry»

A post by Madubanti Rudra

Want to look stunningly stylish, but on a tight budget? Never mind, you can also give the Hollywood starts a run for their money with your sense of dressing! No, for that you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket; it is possible to create magic with inexpensive imitation jewelries! Only you have to learn how to use them to their best effects. The guide below reveals the tricks. ....

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Smithsonian Craft show in Washington DC, The American Craft show in Philadelphia or the Contemporary Craft’s market in Santa Monica or San Francisco attract numerous artists and these are smart places to get new ideas and to get familiarized with the newest trends and to develop contacts. ....

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Cufflinks Buying Guide»

A post by RITIKA CHANGRANI

Believe it or not, cufflinks actually go far back in history. The use of cufflinks can be found in ancient hieroglyphics in King Tut's tomb. These cufflinks are not like the cufflinks of today. The cufflinks that people wear today were first worn in the late 18th century. ....

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Carnelian Facts and Buying guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

This stone is time-honored due to many overwhelming links from the past. This is a semi precious gemstone but in good olden days it was regarded similar value like precious stone. It was austerely restricted only to the elite class of the society. ....

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These bracelets are also called wristbands, rubber bracelets, awareness bracelets, promotion bracelets apart from its original name of "Livestrong" bracelets. They are all bands of different types encircling the wrist. ....

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Kids Jewelry Buying Guide»

A post by Madubanti Rudra

What can match their ethereal charm better than the tinkling sounds of a bracelet with colorful charms, a silver rattle or a gold pendant with your little cherub’s name written on it?....

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In the ancient times, the colored stones were graded and classified according to their color. All red stones were generally classified as ‘ruby’, all green ones as ‘emerald’, and all blue ones as ‘sapphire’. ....

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White Gold Engagement Ring - Buying Tips»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is an alloy of gold and a few white metals for example silver and palladium. It is measured in karat and could be used of any karat like 18kt, 14kt, 9kt and so on. 18kt white gold implies that it is a mixture of 75% gold and rest 25% of silver and palladium. ....

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Ruby Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is found in all shades of red however deep red colour is the preferred choice. The distribution of colour is mostly uneven that might be stripes or spots, supposed as pigeon's blood, clear red with a trace of blue. The basic red colour mostly also comprises overtones of other colours. ....

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Jade Earrings»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

Jade earrings can be disc shaped or oval, dangling, hoop type, tear drop shaped. Any form looks attractive. A solitaire Jade set in filigree encasing of gold or silver looks very attractive. Green looks bright against the gold or silver and is very appropriate for office wear. ....

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Tourmaline Earrings»

A post by Preeti Sharma

Tourmaline earrings are available in styles like pierced and clip-on. Keeping these two basic styles, the tourmaline earrings further branch out in a vast variety of shapes and designs. The pierced earring has the most popular style that includes simple studs, posts with hanging earrings at the front. ....

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Peridot Jewelry some tips»

A post by Preeti Sharma

Peridot is actually a transparent stone that is available at large with good amount of clarity. It is interesting that the name topaz may have been applied to Peridot initially because it is found on the Topazos Island in the Red Sea.....

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14k Gold Earrings»

A post by Ritika Changrani

14k gold earrings are the most practical choice when it comes to selecting daily – wear earrings. A pale gold sheen lends it a chic look. 14k gold is easy on your pocket too. It is also ideal for setting precious and semi- precious stones as the gold is quite durable. ....

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Ruby Stud Earrings»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Ruby is a popular and most desired gemstone since antiquity. Its rarity and blazing red color associated with love, passion and romance makes it very special .Every woman dreams to own real ruby jewelry be it lovely studded earrings, stunning necklace or sparkling bracelet. Ruby stud earrings look stunning when combined with gold or platinum settings. It is an ideal gift for someone you love. ....

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Opal Earrings»

A post by Nandita Ray

Opal can be fashioned into any item of jewelry. But the jewelry that really does the opal proud is the earring. Placed on the ear it has the right angle to shimmer and glitter and cast its spell on the wearer and the beholder. The fascination with this stone is never ending. ....

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Garnet earrings»

A post by Ashutosh Roy

Generally earrings come up in two basic styles – clip-on and pierced. The technology marvels and the intelligence of human brain have tried to keep pace with the go of the age and a wide variety has come out gradually, like j-hoop, half-hoop etc. ....

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The idea is to buy the brightest diamond stud earrings at a cost that is within your budget. You should not worry too much about Clarity and Color. You should concentrate more on Carat weight and Cut. ....

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Peridot Earrings»

A post by Ardamun

Select a pair that has a vivid light green color. Peridot with little or no olive tones is most popular for earrings. ....

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Tourmaline Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Shweta Dhanuka

It is the hard stone having the hardness of 7-7.5 Mohs and could be used for wearing daily in earrings, rings or pendants. However, in order to endure years of wear keep it away from steam cleaning, home ultrasonic cleaner and heating. It should also be protected from scratches and sharp blows. ....

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Coral jewelry buying guide»

A post by Preeti Sharma

The coral that is suitable for jewelry is not generally formed in reefs. It is found in small branch-like structures. It can be seen as the skeletal remains of the marine animals or the polyp corallicum. The most worthful coral is the noble red, also called corallicum rubrum. A typical and unique feature of precious corals is that they have a wonderful polish. ....

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Black Pearl Buying guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

These are procured only from the land of Tahiti. Pinctada Margaritifera or black-lipped oysters are grown in the waters of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. The pearls are produced in the womb of these oysters. ....

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The latest trend is the vibrant semi-precious colorful stone jewelry set in white gold or platinum. Semi-precious stones like Amethyst, Aquamarine, Saphire, Pink color diamonds and pink and grey pearls jewelry are in rage too. ....

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Peridot Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is the birthstone for those born in the month of August and anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage. Due to its close resemblance to the precious stone ‘ Emerald’, it is quite a sought-after semi precious gemstone. ....

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Watch Buying guide»

A post by Seema susheel

Watch tells for how a man is. A watch is the most cherished gift a parent would give to his child for the first time on his 12th year to write the school examination. Watch is the only accessory that’s 100% worn by everybody. The Stone Age had the prehistoric man holding the club and going out to face the day; the modern man wears his watch and faces the outside world. ....

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Imitation Pearls»

A post by Binasaji

It is strange but when a real pearl is seen under a lens it has a smooth surface unlike in the tooth test where it feels gritty. This is due to the nacre of the pearl, which feels gritty but looks smooth. Imitation pearls will have a smooth appearance but under a lens they have a broken surface much like the surface of the moon. ....

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The majority of American Indians too use readymade Sterling silver to craft their designs although there are some artists who use other silver like coins or german silver which are also acceptable (but make sure you are informed if the silver is not sterling). ....

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Beryl Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Shweta Dhanuka

Beryl, the name is derived from the Greek word "beryllos" that refers to a number of blue-green stones in antiquity. The word ‘beryllos’ was derived from the Sanskrit word veruliyam. Thus, it can be said that initially the name Beryl originated from India. It is the name of the mineral group consisting many different coloured gemstones. ....

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Morganite Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

This stunning pink coloured gemstone occurs in complex granite pegmatites in squat, tabular crystal form. It is also found alluvial deposits owing to its high specific gravity and hardness. ....

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Iolite Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is a simple stone yet few cautions have to be taken care off while making the purchase of a genuine stone like it should be viewed from different directions to check for the colour and cut. ....

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Crystal Quartz Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

In ancient times, it was used for making tools and weapons. And also since many years it is used as ornamental stones and gemstones. All the varieties of this stone are used for creating fascinating carved pieces ideal for decorative purpose. Sculptors of humans and animals made on single stone are treasured a lot by the filthy rich group of people of the society. ....

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Diamonds Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Diamond, the name is derived from a Greek word adamas, meaning unconquerable. It is considered as the ‘ King of Gems’. This is the reason why it is close to the heart of all the queens that is each and every woman on the universe. It symbolizes forever love and commitment among the partners. It is the stone for engagement and 75th wedding anniversary. ....

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Aventurine Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

This is a green coloured gem. This colour occurs due to the presence of chromium impurity in the chemical composition. Peach, brown, gray, blue, greenish-brown, bluish-white, bluish green and orange are few other colour shades of this stone but the primary colour remains green. ....

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Gemstone for your valentine »

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Gemstones have become the most sought after item as Valentine Gift. Apart from lending color and vibration to the jewellery wardrobe, they also make your love life stable and exciting. That is why today gemstones are accepted as the most significant Valentine’s Day gift. ....

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