The talk of the town this year till date has been the Royal Wedding on the 29th April. Apart from just Kate Middleton's beauty what fascinated the most was her jewelry. ...– Mark

 

World Famous Gemstones»

A post by Mark

Stunning gallery of few world famous gemstones pictures, Just flip through the images to see the next one.....

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The Jewels belonging to the Royal family of Hyderabad is a fantastic collection of ornaments, loose precious stones, especially emeralds and amazing variety of artifacts. The collection of jewels is one of the most expensive in the world. In 1992 this collection was bought over by the government of India from the Nizam's family. In 2001 it was displayed to the public for the first time. This exhibition took place in Delhi where all the 173 pieces were displayed. The Jewels have inspired many famous creations by famous designers like Cartier. ....

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Queen Elizabeth II one of the richest women in the world today, with an estimated fortune of 600 billion by Forbes magazine, her personal jewelry is worth 57 million $. This does not include the Crown Jewels. ....

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The Duchess of Windsor had the best collection of jewelry amongst the British Royalty. Most of the jewelry owned by reigning monarchs and their consorts were not personally owned by them. They belonged and still belong to the State. But the Duchess of Windsor owned a huge collection of personal jewelry. It was eventually sold by Sotheby's in Geneva, after her death. Helping them acquire the vast collection of specially designed jewelry were some famous Design Houses like Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier and Harry Winston.. ....

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The fantastic collection of the British Crown started when the Royal family slowly imbibed the importance of exhibiting a regal look. Apart from the royal regalia the need for further accessorizing was learnt. Thus began the trend for jewelry wearing and making by the British Royals. Elegant, innovative and fantastic are few of the adjectives appropriate for the huge collection of precious jewelry worn and possessed by the Royals. ....

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The Jewels Of The British Monarchs»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

One of the vastly admired and appreciated collections of jewelry belongs to the British Royals. Infatuation and involvement with jewelry by the British Monarchs can be traced way back to the beginning of the Empire. However erotic excitement of beautifying oneself and establishing their exalted status led two consorts Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra create fantastic pieces of jewelry, which still remain to delight the wearer and the beholder. ....

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One of the most popular styles of jewelry made-up by the Romans was gold hemispheres that were created into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The most common fact that is assumed by most is that the ancient Roman jewelry has a similar resembles to the Greek and Etruscan jewelry. However the fact is that there were new and ground-breaking designs and patterns were developed and resultant from other civilizations and remained entrenched all the way through Roman times. ....

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Egyptian jewelry has been around for as long as the pyramids themselves and has traveled a long journey commencing from the time of the pharaohs to this modern era. The most interesting aspect of ancient Egyptian jewelry trends is that it was worn in abundance by women as well men. Ancient Egyptian jewelry is noted for its stylized forms as well as its rich and bright colors. ....

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Jewelry designs and trends during Roman empire period - The strange thing is that the Romans were when the empire first began, rather austere in their tastes – their food, their clothes, their ornaments. What they wore was more functional rather than flaunting. Then came the army’s success as they began to spread out and conquer. Soon, Spartan gave way to Style. This could have been due to two reasons. One, the fact that they saw a new world out there where many dressed in a more resplendent manner and flaunted jewelry. Two, the fact that very often they carried back the spoils of war of which gold and precious stones formed a part. By the first century B.C., there was a variety of jewelry available with a wide choice of designs. ....

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Coral in History»

A post by Preeti Sharma

The Tabulate corals, arranged in tabular form, occurred in lime stones and calcareous sedimentary rock of the Ordovician (from 500 million to 425 million years ago) and Silurian (From 425 million to 405 million years ago) periods. They often formed low cushions or branch masses along the side of Rugose corals. ....

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Antique Rings»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

Antique jewelry can be classified into Late Georgian 1760 -1837, Victorian 1837-1901, Art Nouveau 1890-1915, Edwardian 1901-1915, Art Deco 1920-1935 and Retro1935-1950. Jewelry of this period is considered Antique. ....

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Turquoise in history»

A post by Ashutosh Roy

Started off its journey from Maghara Wadi mines of Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and Alimersai Mountain region of Persia (presently Iran). It came into Europe via Turkey at the time of the Crusades. ....

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Biblical Gems»

A post by Mathew Abraham

Moses had given a precisely detailed account of how the priestly vestments should be prepared. But several words used by the Jews have no accurate translation in other languages. Initial Bibles were translated in Greek and there have been several doubts and misunderstandings concerning the meaning of many terms and phrases. This has resulted in differences of opinion of the actual gems mentioned in the priestly vestments of Aaron. ....

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History of Navajo jewelry»

A post by Binasaji

Jewellery played an important part in native american lives. Several pieces dating back to over 150 years have been found areas of Arizona and other southwestern states. Shells adorned with images of snakes and frogs (both symbolizing fertility) were used as bracelets. The use of Turquoise is common in most of the jewellery. ....

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