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Where To Buy Fine Jewelry Online?

Jewelry is used as an object of body adornment throughout the world. Jewelry, in different parts of the world has unique designs, characteristics and craftsmanship depending upon local art, customs and traditions.

People purchase jewelry for many reasons. Jewelry adorns outfits, and enhances one’s own personal style. There’s jewelry for casual and everyday wear, and pieces saved and worn on special occasions like parties, holidays and weddings. Perhaps, most important, people buy jewelry to express their love and affection to the people who are special in their lives. There are some who purchase jewelry solely for investment. Whatever your reason, on-line jewelry shopping has become increasingly popular. Read more »

Astral Topaz: November’s Birthstone From the Sky

From azure blue to yellow sun to orange sunset, topaz is the jewel of the sky. The pure transparency plus the vivid colors of topaz remind one of being on top of a mountain and reveling in the changing beauty of the sky.

Topaz variety

Topaz is clear and transparent when pure and it’s the impurities that give it its various shades of yellow, gold, pink, orange, red, light-purple, light-brown, green, and blue. Blue topaz has become very popular and its color ranges in tone from the very light sky blue to the mid-toned Swiss blue, and finally, to the darker-toned London blue. Pink and yellow precious topazes are particularly well sought after as they are quite rare, with some of the yellow gems exhibiting the even rarer (among topazes) cat’s eye effect. Imperial topaz shows the characteristic but varying combinations of pink, yellow, tan, orange, and red hues.

Topaz charm

Topaz legends ascribe various beneficial effects on someone wearing this gem such as better vision, greater strength, increased intelligence, higher creativity, and so on. When choosing topaz jewelry pieces, consider carefully the design of the settings, making sure that the gem is adequately protected from the jolts and knocks of daily use. Jewelry worn on parts of the body that do not often come into contact with everyday objects are the ideal pieces for setting topazes. Earrings and Necklaces, for example, are ideal mounts for topaz gems.

Topaz is harder than quartz and ranks 8 on the Mohs mineral hardness scale. Topaz is in fact the indicator mineral for that rank. Topaz also exhibits a perfect cleavage in one direction which make it less tougher than other gemstones such as beryls and sapphires. But when set properly in well-designed mounts, topaz gems can last a lifetime and can easily outshine other more well-known gems.

High-quality topaz gems have no visible blemishes (surface scratches) and few or no visible inclusions (internal “bubbles” or tiny trapped non-topaz crystals). Large topaz gems of the highest clarity (“flawless”), vivid colors, and sparkling cuts command the best prices. The pink, red, or deep-yellow colored natural topazes, especially cat’s eye topazes, are the most valuable.

Famous topaz gems

Considerable topaz gem deposits can be found in many parts of the world from the Americas to Asia, Europe, and Russia. Famous topazes include the colorless Braganza (previously mistaken for a diamond) on the Portuguese Crown, the El-Dorado Topaz (31,000 carats, yellow-brown color), and the Lua de Maraba (>25,000 carats, gray color). All of these topazes are Brazilian in origin.

Buying Jewelry on non-holidays is the best and most meaningful time.

When it comes to buying jewelry, most people think the best time to buy and give is during the holidays; Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day,The reality is, however, that the best time to buy jewelry is not during holidays at all, and for the true bargain hunter, the best deals are found post holidays.

During the holidays you’re most likely going to pay closer to full price because most jewellers generate one-third of their annual revenues and almost 100% of their annual profits in those two months You’re going to get great value the other eight months of the year ..

Another, and more sentimental reason to give jewelry (the gift of love) during non-holidays, is because fewer are doing it, and also, there’s no other reason than to say. “it’s an ordinary Tuesday, but you are so special, or “I love you so much, I just had to give you this.People expect jewelry during the holidays, but they probably do not expect it during the ordinary work week. Letting someone know they are special to you, should not be reserved for the holidays.

So when the holiday season ends – try visiting jewelers and online jewelry stores for great deals on fine jewelry including earrings, bracelets, diamond rings, gemstone jewelry, bridal jewelry, engagement and anniversary jewelry, eternity bands, custom orders, and more. Prices will assuredly be lower, and jewelry giving will be that much more special to the receiver when it is being given.

How To Combine Birthday With Spirituality

Sometimes, it can be harder than expected to find that perfect present for her –
whether the ‘her’ in question is a close female relative, your wife or a
girlfriend that you’ve been with for several years. Maybe you got her a necklace
for her Valentine’s Day and a pair of earrings for Christmas – but don’t feel
that you’ve exhausted the gift possibilities of jewellery. Birthstones, for
instance, can make a fantastic – and unique – birthday present that will lend a
wonderful personal touch to her birthday.

Each month of the year is represented by a separate birthstones, each of which
has its own distinct meaning. And the use of the birthstone as a symbol of good
luck on one’s birthday has a history which is said to stretch back as far as the
first century. In 1912, the American national association of Jewellers – the
Jewellers of America – created a standardised
People born in January have the garnet as their birthstones, a deep red stone
that was originally used in thirteenth century as an insect repellent and a
guard against evil spirits! Essentially, the garnet birthstone is said to
represent constancy, a symbol of faith and devotion. The February birthstone –
the delicate purple amethyst – on the other hand, was once considered by the
Greeks as an effective antidote against drunkenness! Despite this association,
the amethyst birthstone is now seen to infer sincerity.

Those born in March will have the benefit of the clear blue aquamarine as their
birthstone, a precious jewel that symbolises courage – a feature that
perhaps dates back to the stone’s use as a “magical” antidote to poison in the
Middle Ages. But April birthdays will enjoy the luxury of having the world’s
most stunning jewel, the diamond, as their birthstone. Diamonds have been a
symbol of purity and innocence since their first discovery, with attachments to
divine beings across the world. If your loved one is born in April, a diamond is
sure to show them how special they are.

People with a birthday in May will take pleasure in the rich green emerald, a
symbol of love and success, as their birthstone, while June birthdays will be
able to enjoy the soft hues of the pearl as their unique birthday stone. The
pearl symbolises health and longevity, and has traditionally been an emblem of
feminine regenerative power – an aspect of this particular birthstone that’s
sure to have its female recipients beaming with glee.

The strong red of the ruby, July’s designated birthstone, has long been
associated with the passion of love. But the birthstone ruby is more than this –
it also stands for contentment, freedom and charity. If your special someone has
a birthday in August, you’ll be able to offer them the light green peridot, a
birthstone that is said to traditionally bring its wearer peace and good luck.
What’s more, the peridot is a symbol of marital happiness – so if your wedding
anniversary is in August as well, the peridot will have a rich double meaning
for your wife.

While for many, September may signal the beginning of the year’s short days and
long nights, people with birthdays in September will love the feeling of having
the sapphire as their birthstone. One of the most beautiful blue jewels, the
sapphire is conventionally believed to attract the favour of the Gods, while it
represents clear thinking in the birthstone context. Opals will adorn the skin
of people with birthdays in October; opals are unique in that they’re available
in a variety of colours and hues, and symbolise hope.

November birthdays take the topaz as their birthstone. This orangey-brown jewel
has long been seen as the gemstone of spiritual rejuvenation and fidelity.
Ultimately, people born in December will be able to take pleasure in the
prophylactic qualities of the turquoise stone, a blue gem that is said to bring
prosperity to its owner – something that’s sure to come in handy at Christmas.

Birthstones can be set in a variety of jewellery type and in a range of
different types of metals. So whether you’re seeking sapphires set in white gold
earrings for your girlfriend’s birthday in September, or you’re keen to find a
diamond gold necklace for your mother’s 50th birthday next April, you’ll
definitely be able to find birthstone jewellery to fit your budget and your
special someone’s personal tastes.

Mystical Aquamarine, The March Birthstone.

Aquamarine gemstones vary in color and intensity, depending on their quality, and come in a range of shades from the pale blue of a waterfall to the strong azure of a deep ocean.  Some aquamarine’s also display a slight sea green tinge.  It is this similarity to water colors that earned the stone it’s name, which literally meant ‘sea water’ in the ancient Italian used by Romans.  Aquamarine jewelry was popular even then, with gemstones rin, earrings, necklaces and brooches. Aquamarine gemstones have also been believed to hold many mystical powers related to water.  It was thought to be able to purify water and grant it special healing powers,  and early mystics would place aquamarine gemstones into vessels of water to be used in their healing and divination rituals.  In the Middle Ages, the stone was also thought to have been a powerful antidote, and was used to treat poisoning.
Modern day healers still believe that Aquamarine has healing properties, particularly against infections, and it is said that wearing aquamarine earrings or an aquamarine necklace can help to ease the symptoms of tonsillitis and throat infections.
Sailors also believed that aquamarine gemstones would protect them at sea, guarding against evil spirits and helping to bring them good fortune on their journeys, so they created necklaces using the gemstone as a talisman.
Traditionally,  aquamarine is said to bring good fortune to those who wear it, and many believe that the stone can rekindle romance, and increase trust and harmony in relationships.  For this reason, aquamarines make a sentimental and meaningful choice of gemstone to add to a diamond eternity ring, or other designer ring.  Aquamarine gemstones look truly beautiful in rings, and their soft blue shade is bound to be admire and appreciated by everyone.
The stones are found all over the world, but most gemstones used in designer rings, necklaces and earrings come from mines in Brazil and Russia.  Aquamarine jewelry is highly desirable,  as most of these gemstones are naturally pure with few blemishes, inclusions or other flaws.  This means that they are also more affordable than some other gemstones such as sapphires.  Pale, sparkling aquamarines make beautiful but cheap engagement rings,  and there is no reason why a semi precious engagement ring should look any less beautiful than a diamond engagement ring.  They also symbolize security and safety for long term relationships, so what better gemstone to use in a designer engagement ring
Aquamarine comes from the ‘beryl’ family of stones and is closely related to the emerald. emerald gemstones are more rare, and therefor more expensive,  but they make beautiful emerald and diamond rings, and emerald stud earrings look great with any outfit.  Aquamarine or emerald jewelry make ideal gifts for loved ones with birthdays in March.  Or why not treat your Mom to a stunning 3 stone emerald diamond ring for Mother’s Day