Information About Jewellery:
Shopping increases your knowledge to tell interesting facts & knowledge about
making jewellery & jewellery materials.
Categories of Jewellery:
First we tell about all categories of jewellery;
- Hair Ornaments
.Comb Hair Clips
.Body piercing jewellery
.Nose piercing jewellery
.Armlets (upper arm bracelets)
.Body piercing jewellery
-Legs & Feet
.Anklets (ankle bracelets)
Jewellery Metals & Materials:
-Precious Metal Alloys
-Other natural objects
Kundan Jewellery is actually a style of setting Gem in Jewellery. 24 carat Gold
Foil used to set uncut Diamonds. Gold Foil is inserted between the stones and mount.
Uncut Diamond is referred as Polki. Setting done in this manner is known as Jadau.
(also called Jadai setting). Infact Jadau word was derived from Jadai.
The word Kundan in Sanskrit really means pure sparkling gold. In Kundan jewellery,
purest form of molten gold is used to set stones.
about Polki Jewellery:
India is the origin of several precious stones and gemstones like diamond, emerald
etc. Polki is a kind of diamond that is also originated in India. Very few peoples
are aware with the word “Polki”. A diamond that is uncut is identified as a polki
diamond. Polki diamonds are mined from earth in a natural way and there is no enhancement,
never lab created or synthetic whatsoever. Due to its natural property, it is always
in high demand in international market. It always maintains its value and market
price since it is also considered good for investment point of view.
Polki are used in making jewelry from ancient times in India. The jewelry made of
polki looks very beautiful and gives a touch of traditional flavor. Since polki
are uncut and natural diamonds hence they have fewer fire or brightness when it
is compared with fully cut diamonds. A jewelry made of polki is treated with great
honor and seemed upon more as heirloom pieces to pass on from one generation to
another generation. Polki is considered as the symbol of emotions, love and memories.
Interesting facts about Pearls:
1. Pearls are formed when a tiny bit of sand gets trapped inside an oyster. The
oyster produces”nacre" as a defense mechanism that coats the intruder, layer after
layer. A pearl is only found naturally in 1 in every 10,000 oysters.
2. Cultured Pearls are formed with human intervention but placing an irritant into
an opened mollusk or oyster.
3. Mother of Pearl is the thick nacre that coats the inner shell of the oyster or
mollusk. The oyster secretes the nacre from the cells on the mantle tissue to protect
itself from parasitic organisms.
(Earth Sciences / Minerals) a reddish-brown, grey, green, blue, or colourless hard
mineral consisting of zirconium silicate in tetragonal crystalline form with hafnium
and some rare earths as impurities. It occurs principally in igneous rocks and is
an important source of zirconium, zirconia, and hafnia: it is used as a gemstone
and a refractory. Formula: ZrSiO4
Pure Gold is always yellow. The color of gold can be altered by adding in different
metals. This is how it becomes white, red, pink, green, ECT.
You've heard it all your life. 14 karat, 18 karat, 22 karat...In different parts
of the world, different karat weights are preferred. Americans like 10 and 14 karat
gold. Asians prefer 18 and 22 karat gold. But what does it really mean? Karating
of gold can affect its price, its strength and its usefulness, and its color.
Price - Different karat weights demand different prices. Ever wonder why? It's because
the karat designation determines just how much gold there is in the metals which
make up the piece of jewelry. The lower the karat number, the less gold there is
in the piece and the less expensive the gold is - and coincidentally, the more durable
Karat gold is strictly measured in units of 24. 24 karat gold is pure gold. How
much alloy is mixed with the gold determines its karat weight, and therefore how
much you pay. 10 karat gold has ten parts gold to 14 parts alloy (10 + 14 = 24).
14 karat gold is 14 parts gold to 10 parts alloy 14 + 10 = 24). 18 karat gold is
18 parts gold to 6 parts alloy (18 + 6 = 24), and so on up the scale until you reach
pure gold at 24 karat.
Strength - Pure gold is not very useful for jewelry, because it is very soft. Over
the centuries different metals have been successfully alloyed with gold to strengthen
it, including copper and silver. Different percentages of alloys make slightly different
colors of gold, and while most manufacturers use similar formulas, they are not
all the same. Mixing all those different formulas together may make an unstable
compound which can lead to brittleness or cracking. That is why, instead of melting
all your old chains to make a ring for you, your jeweler may prefer to simply credit
you the gold weight (minus a refining fee) towards your ring purchase. Your jeweler
then periodically sends all the gold he or she has collected to be refined. Refining
removes all the alloys from the gold, and it can then be re-alloyed in the proper
amounts to make more karat gold mixtures.
Usefulness - The more gold in the mixture, the softer and less durable the item
made from it. Most women in America prefer 14 karat gold for the right balance of
color and durability. Many American men who like to use their hands prefer a ring
made from 10 karat gold, which is harder and can resist scratching more easily.
Realistically, 18 and 22 karat rings would need to be polished more often to retain
their shine, or might bend more easily if undue pressure is applied. But in normal
wear, with proper cleaning and an occasional polish from your local jeweler, high
karat jewelry can last a lifetime to become a beautiful addition to your family
Color - With all the different manufacturers using slightly different alloy mixtures,
it is sometimes hard to get the yellows, pinks and other colors of gold to be the
same. The amount of actual gold in the mixture is strictly regulated, and the colors,
yellow, white, green, pink, etc. are pretty standardized. But you may find that
a 14 karat yellow gold ring from one store looks slightly more golden or yellow
than that of another. This is nothing more than a slight difference in the alloy
of that batch of gold and is nothing to be concerned about, so long as the piece
is properly karat stamped. The higher karat golds, however, do tend to take on a
rich depth of color not found in the lower karat weights.
Whatever the karat weight, make sure it is stamped on a surface of your piece of
fine jewelry. This is your assurance that the manufacturer is following standardized
weight formulas, and is meeting the requirements of the laws regarding gold karating.
If it is not stamped - beware - and if you have your piece repaired, be sure the
bench jeweler does not eliminate the karat stamping from your piece.
Europeans use a different system than the karating system, so the notation on your
piece of jewelry may need to be interpreted for you by your local jeweler.
Most Diamonds are 1-3 Million years old. The name diamond comes from the Greek word
Adamas, which means indestructible or unconquerable.
Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians
toward the end of the fifteenth century.
A Ruby is actually a red sapphire.
High quality emerald is more valuable than a diamond.
* The most important quality of an emerald, ruby or sapphire is its clarity of color.
Engagement Ring on finger:
Engagement rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand, because the ancient
Egyptians believed that the vein in that finger ran directly to the heart.
Artificial jewellery is made of metals that are cheap and can be easily moulded
into various shapes. Traditionally, the commonest metal used to make artificial
jewellery is a white metal called nickel. Lead, copper, cadmium and brass are also