© MAURO CATEB
There are several physical characteristics that define the value of jewels. For those of you who want to get an insight in relation to the intrinsic worth of your jewels, along with the clarity, cut, and color, look out for special optical characteristics such as color zoning and effects. The uneven distribution of coloring within the jewels is known as color zoning and this leads to unusual escalation in the price of the gemstones in certain instances.
Precious jewels such as ruby, diamond, sapphire, pearl, emerald, opal and so forth, are considered to be precious stones, that are often mounted in custom and designer jewelry, to create mystical effects. Some of the other jewels that find a pride of place in jewelry showrooms and boutiques are aquamarine, cat's eye, peridot, amethyst and amber to name a few. In current scenario, the designers and jewelry makers no longer create a distinction in the different gemstones and jewels and they are all being used to craft the most exquisite jewelry pieces.
The changing fashion trends and designs have defined different standards for the valuation of these jewels. With the growing popularity of custom jewelry, an exquisite masterpiece created from a finely cut piece of glass, can often surpass the most expensive designer jewelry pieces. Jewels are forever and it is important to be informed of the real worth of those that lie in your ornate jewelry case.
If you want to purchase jewelry, you must know that silver is one of the best choices you can make. This precious metal has numerous advantages and benefits. To begin with, it's much cheaper than gold and platinum. At the same time, it is equally attractive, elegant and sophisticated because of its brilliant sheen. The greatest thing about silver jewelry is that it goes with any style and color of clothing. Since it is so versatile, you can wear it with both sport and elegant outfits.
Silver accessories are appropriate for women of all ages. It all depends on the style. So, a handmade piece of jewelry is suitable for young girls and more sophisticated accessories can be worn by older women. The most common type of silver is sterling silver. It is used to make earrings, rings, anklets, necklaces, bracelets, pendants etc.
If you want something more stylish, you can pair silver jewelry with precious gems. These accessories are perfect for an evening gown or even a wedding dress. Overall, silver accessories are ideal for every occasion and outfit. They're luxurious and elegant, but they can also be casual. So, if you're looking to complement a look, go for a nice silver necklace or bracelet.
My passion for sparkling gemstones has introduced me to many gemologists and jewelers in the world of precious and semi precious stones. I still remember the days when I found it extremely difficult to discern the difference between various gemstones and their value. Today, however, the categorization of gemstones into precious and semi precious stones has created a clear demarcation between diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and rest of the gemstones.
The categorization of gemstones is usually conducted on the basis of dispersion, specific gravity, refractive index, cleavage, hardness, fracture, rarity and luster. The luminescence and absorption spectrum of various gemstones defines their value and differentiation into precious and semi precious categories.
This distinction clearly reflects the rarity of a particular gemstone and its quality, color, translucency and hardness. Last evening, as I was surfing the web to find some specific facts and details about amethyst, I came across an interesting website that had some very elegant Breitling watches for sale. I was very impressed to see a vast collection of these high precision watches that have established a niche market for themselves.
An amusing association between these high quality watches and my passion for gemstones was reflected in the small details and meticulous craftsmanship of the Breitlings. Just as the gemologists use the highest forms of technology and sophisticated equipment to identify the chemical compositions and characteristics of gemstones, Breitling is also noted for its highest forms of technological inputs to create each and every individual masterpiece.