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Gemstone Info

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Gemstone Info

A gemstone is the name given to a piece of mineral (or other rock or organic material) that after it has been cut and polished has been made into a piece of jewelry or another accessory. Although gemstones are commonly made from minerals, material such as jet or amber or rocks like lapis lazuli can also be utilized in the creation of gemstones. The majority of gemstones will be hard to the touch but depending on the piece of jewelry that is being created, some soft minerals are also utilized. How Are Gemstones Formed? Even though the vast majority of...

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Silver Info

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Silver Info

Some of our products are made using .925 Sterling Silver or Silver Plated. Below are the different between .925 Sterling Silver and Silver Plated: Sterling Silver: 92.5% silver, 7.5% other metal Silver Plated: has base metal and a thin layer of sterling silver on the outside Silver Plated jewelry has a very lustrous appearance, but if dust, dirt, body oils and grime accumulates on your silver plated jewelry, it can lose its brilliant appearance and may tarnish due to moisture and air exposure. As a rule of thumb, always store silver plated jewelry in a cool, dry place. Avoid harsh chemical when wearing your silver plated jewelry.  If your Silver...

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Freshwater Pearl Info

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Freshwater Pearl Info

Differences Between Real and Fake Pearls There are quite a few differences between real and fake pearls. If you understand and look for these subtle distinctions, you’ll be in a better position to confirm the authenticity of pearls. Below is a list of characteristics that separate real and fake pearls. Luster: Fake pearls will have a uniform shine so that all parts of the pearl radiate light the same way. Because they are made by mollusks, real pearls have slight imperfections so that the luster isn’t exactly the same on all parts of the pearl. In addition, real pearls have a...

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