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Tips on Caring for Turquoise Jewelry

09th April 2009
Turquoise is quite commonly used making turquoise pendants, earrings, bracelets, and other fashion and fine jewelry. Chemically, turquoise is a formed from phosphatic compounds of copper and aluminum. The characteristic blue color of the stone is due to ... Read >

Turquoise - Some Interesting Facts

09th April 2009
Jewelry from the American Southwest is very popular today, and within this genre of jewelry, one of the most popular item is a silver turquoise pendant. In many ways, turquoise jewelry has become quite synonymous with the arts and crafts of the Native Am... Read >

Turquoise and Spirituality

09th April 2009
Turquoise was first discovered by the Egyptians in the Sinai about six thousand years ago. While the beauty of the gemstone with sky blue color and dark veins made a big impression on the Egyptians, they elevated it to a new level by attaching spiritual a... Read >

Tips on Identifying Fake Turquoise

09th April 2009
Ever since its discovery some six thousand years ago, turquoise has been used to make turquoise pendants, necklaces and bracelets. In fact, many claim that it is the most popular and valuable opaque gemstone in the market today. As with any other gemston... Read >

A Note on the Types of Turquoise

09th April 2009
Turquoise as a gemstone has been around for a long time. The Egyptians found it in the Sinai some six thousand years ago, and used it in jewelry, for carvings, and in the form of laminae to create intricate and beautiful inlays. Today, this stone continue... Read >

Coral - Jewelry of the Mermaids

28th January 2009
The coral is the massive calcareous stacks which secretes in the sea one kind of preliminary coelenterate coral polyp becomes by the growth, assumes the dendritic, the cross section has the concentric layered pattern. Its chemical composition is the calci... Read >

Lapis Lazuli - The Royal Blue Gemstone

28th January 2009
Lapis is a beautiful royal blue stone often associated with royalty. The name lapis comes from the Latin word for stone and lazuli is from the Persian name for the place where the stone is mined. When the two words are combined, it means "stone of azure".... Read >

Opal - The Watery Gemstone

28th January 2009
Opal jewelry comes in many forms and styles. Silver pendants , bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings are quite popular in today's fashion jewelry. One key reason for the popularity of opal in fashion jewelry is the wide range of colors in which it is a... Read >

Tiger Eye - A Beautiful and Unique Gemstone for Fashion Jewelry Design

09th January 2009
This gemstone is a member of the quartz group, where a fraction of the quartz has been replaced by a form of asbestos. Tiger eye is a form of brown quartz silicon dioxide. The parallel fibers give it a lustrous yellow and brown appearance. The yellow-gold... Read >

Using Sterling Silver in Fashion Jewelry Design

09th January 2009
Silver was discovered at least 6,000 years ago, and since then, has always been considered to be a valuable metal. Since its discovery, the history of silver and the uses for silver are rich and varied. According to The Silver Institute, a worldwide assoc... Read >

Calsilica - Is it Natural?? Is it Man-made?? Does it Really Matter??

09th January 2009
So what is calsilica and where does it come from? Rainbow Calsilica is a synthetic stone that is manufactured from a mixture of calcite, plastic and artificial coloring pigments. The different colored bands through Rainbow Calsilica are powdered carbonate... Read >