Category: Jewelry

Diamond Necklace

The diamond necklace in the movie was held in high regard, valued and worn by only the upper-class passengers of the Titanic. Does the entertainment industry then suggest that diamonds are worn only by the privileged and wealthy? Well, possessing real diamond jewelry is not just some frequent commodity for the average person. Diamonds are rare and beautiful jewels, and for that reason they are exclusive.

In fancy jewelry, diamonds are showcased in a collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. For special occasions, these diamond accessories complement any formal wear you would display at such places like a fancy ball, a dinner party or a milestone affair like on your wedding day. For women, wearing a strapless gown complemented by a diamond necklace will put all emphasis on the beautiful jewel. Imagine the sparkle you could exhibit by wearing diamond jewelry!

If you are interested in buying a necklace for yourself or for a gift, be aware that a diamond necklace is a pricey, yet worthwhile investment. Such gifts as a diamond necklace should be given to a special loved one or bought with the intention of wearing to formal affairs.

The various styles of diamond necklaces gives one a personalized preference to accompany their formal outfit. For example, actresses observed at an award show are seen wearing distinctive diamond necklaces. For an extravagant look, one movie star was seen wearing a necklace with sparkling diamonds all around the neck. For a simpler look, another actress was seen wearing a thin chain, emphasizing all attention to the solo diamond. Moreover, finding a diamond necklace that suits your preference can well be accomplished with the huge variety of styles to choose from.

Care for Silver Jewelry

One of the first rules of keeping your silver jewelry shining, is to store it properly in acid-free paper, or cloth especially for that purpose. Put them in a drawer or other safe place, that is away from exposure to wood or other types of smoke.

It is best to keep jewelry polished, instead of trying to play “catch up” when it has become heavily tarnished. But there are a number of ways to deal with the darkening color.

There are many home solutions, such as using white toothpaste and a soft brush. However, some jewelers point out that silver is not tooth enamel, and can’t withstand the abrasive content. Although on things like chains, it’s unlikely you would see any resulting scratches.

Commercial solutions do work, but depending on the nature of your jewelry (e.g. whether it contains gemstones or pearls), you may not be able to submerge it completely, and the cleaning will be uneven.

One basis of both commercial and home cleaning solutions, is the creation of an electrochemical cell, where there is a metal ingredient that is anodic to silver. This means that it will help turn the silver in the sulphide tarnish, back to silver.

A favorite home treatment is to line a pot with aluminum foil, one of the metals anodic to silver, put your jewelry in, and cover it with water, then add several tablespoons of baking soda. Boil gently until you see that the discoloration is gone. Your jewelry may be completely clean, or may have a white powder on its surface from the oxidization. This can be removed easily with a baking soda paste. Remember to exercise caution in cleaning silver jewelry. If it is not purely silver, like a chain or bracelet, the treatment you use can damage soft stone or pearls.

Handcrafted Bracelets

A handcrafted bracelet is when an artisan personally picks out the beads and colors him/herself. And then decides on a design, stringing material, and what kind of impression this piece of jewelry should make. There really is a lot that goes into the thought process.

I can tell you that I personally create all of my bracelets…. I take a whole evening, or even days to create a special piece. In my jewelry box–you can expect to see that not one design is exactly the same. I get so many compliments on my work that they ask me–where did you buy that?…. (of course the ones who know me well know that I have made it myself, and compliment me on my artwork)–but for those who don’t know me, they will just sigh in amazement that it seems almost impossible to create..

So when I say a handcrafted bracelet is something to cherish–I truly mean it. There is so much work from the heart that goes into it-thats why its so hard for a true jewelry artisan to part with his/her jewelry–It becomes a part of us.

–The next time you receive a handcrafted bracelet or any other piece of jewelry–take it as a compliment. It means that you are special to that person and they wanted to find something original and unique to give you…

Titanium Mokume Rings

Over the centuries artisans have inspired us with beautiful jewelry and metalworks created from Mokume Gane’s metal laminates. Prized metals such as gold, platinum, silver, and others have been artfully united by her craftsmen. The captivating results speak for themselves. Mokume Gane’s “wood grain metals” tell stories of timeless beauty.

But now, and only through modern man’s amazing achievements in science, the powerful king of metals – Titanium – has arrived. Finally refined to its pure elemental state in 1910, Titanium has already transformed many aspects of human life. As you may know, it is a key metal used in our explorations of space, and it is also the preeminent material used in surgical implants. Titanium is 42% lighter than steel – yet stronger, possessing the highest strength to weight ratio of any known element. It will not corrode in salt water. Titanium is even hypoallergenic and extremely bio-compatible. Yes, having demonstrated its superior position among metals, and thus earning its noble status, Titanium is now dignified as a component of jewelry collections and mingles easily with our precious metals and gemstones.

The heralded Japanese art form Mokume Gane waited centuries, but she has finally met her match. The Titan among metals has found himself wrapped up in the art of Mokume Gane. Their union is rich in history and in power. They will do well together…

You can experience the beauty and power of Titanium Mokume by visiting Titanium-Jewelry.com, an online showcase of fine jewelry. Unlike many others utilizing undesirable industrial alloys, their Titanium rings are made from 99+% commercially pure Titanium, the only choice for use in jewelry.

Titanium-Jewelry.com offers the acclaimed Edward Mirell line of Black Titanium Mokume rings, an achievement dubbed “Timoku”, featuring gray and black titanium folded together using techniques echoing the ancient Japanese methods. Coupled with the natural gray tone of Titanium, in classic Mokume Gane fashion, is the trademarked Black Ti, a revolutionary alloy even within the Titanium world.