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The art and design for jewelry are witnessing a transformation of sorts. Designers are seeking inspiration from nature and coming out with more organic concepts. In addition, handmade jewelry is becoming more popular as women seek unique pieces that they can wear every day.
Named for what they resemble, coin pearls are those lovely, large, round but somewhat flat pearls that add more than a fair measure of drama to jewelry. Their shape brings coins to mind, like so many pearls named after what they look like. Their larger scale showcases the luster of ...
What is benitoite? Benito what? Not only is this gemstone hard to pronounce, it’s hardly known to anyone outside -- never mind inside -- the state where it is found. Let me introduce you to a rare, little-known blue gemstone as precious, if not more so than sapphire.
Wire wrapping is a specific technique in jewelry fabrication. Encasing jewels in wire serves to link beads or pearls in the strands of a necklace or for setting the featured gemstone in the center. But there’s much more to wire wraps than linking and setting stones. Function yield...
Jewelry artists capture their creativity in the form of unique handcrafted jewelry. Once the jewelry is sold, gifted, or otherwise off the jewelry maker’s bench, the design is gone. Before that happens is where a spiral-bound unlined blank sketchbook comes in handy. I’ll say her...
Vanadinite is a crystalline gemstone that contains vanadium. No surprise there, as you can see it in the root word. You may be surprised to know that vanadinite also contains lead and chlorine. You may be further surprised to know that vanadinite is a favored gemstone among creative j...
Maybe it’s the move toward “green.” Maybe it’s the calming character of green color. Maybe it’s me, but I am simply mad about the special green turquoises that are available only from the mines in Nevada.
Ladies, if you’ve got just one diamond or piece of fine gold jewelry, an ultrasonic cleaner is a must. More fine jewelry than that in your possession? Run, don’t walk, for an ultrasonic cleaner to keep your jewelry sparkling while keeping the following tips in mind for best resu...
Here is a tutorial which teaches you to make an easy and amazing earrings or commonly known as jumkhas.
Denim lapis is the marketing name for the variety of lapis lazuli that has a prominent white matrix and is absent the golden glitter of pyrite inclusions. This is but the beginning of good news about denim lapis. Ladies, read on.
Lapis lazuli is one of the few true blue gemstones. Technically speaking, lapis lazuli isn’t even a gemstone. That’s right, a pure mineral lapis lazuli is not! Rather, lapis is a conglomeration of rocks, including, but not limited to, lazurite, sodalite, hauyne, calcite, and pyrit...
Gold in its pure state is too soft, not to mention expensive, for use in jewelry. Karat gold, gold filled, and gold plated constitute alternative forms of gold-containing metal for jewelry. We describe the terms and the differences between them.
Biwa pearls, stick pearls, and needle pearls are the same freshwater pearls called by different names. Whatever one calls them, they are the long, lean variety of freshwater pearls that make for innovation in designer jewelry.
When we think of a pearl, we think of something round, a sphere, or something close to a circle in three dimensions. There’s a gem that belies that circular thinking: A mabe pearl has a flat side.
No single word can describe opal, although I used the word 'exotic' aptly to apply to the variety found in Oregon. I found a fiery beauty in the rough, glassy gemstones of a place they call Opal Butte and fashioned them into jewelry designs to capture the essence of 'exotic' that nat...
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