Which One To Opt For: Treated Gemstones Or Untreated Gemstones?

Which One To Opt For: Treated Gemstones Or Untreated Gemstones?

Treated or Untreated Gemstones
Many gemstones on the market undergo some sort of treatment for improvement in colour and appearance. We’ve already discussed heat treatment, and in addition to that, other common gemstone treatments include Beryllium treatment, Diffusion, Fracture Filling, and Irradiation.

Beryllium treatment, used mostly for Orange and Yellow Sapphires, is when the element Beryllium is added during the heating process.

Diffusion, which is one of the more controversial treatments, exposes a gemstone to chemicals and high heat to change the surface colour only.

Fracture Filling uses oil, wax, glass, epoxy or borax to fill tiny cavities or “dead spots” that interrupt the passing of light through the stone. Oiled Emeralds are extremely accepted and in this case the treatment does not affect the price, but glass filled Rubies, on the other hand, are sold at much lower values.

Irradiation is the treatment responsible for the blue colour in Topaz, as blue Topaz gemstones are actually extremely rare in nature.

Important Consideration

When you are shopping for a gemstone jewellery, it is important to buy only stones with full treatment disclosure, so that you know exactly what you are getting and pay fairly for what you purchased. In general, for the stones that routinely undergo treatments, namely Sapphire and Ruby, an untreated gem will sell for a much higher price. Simply put, untreated gemstones that possess beautiful natural colors are rare and therefore, command a heftier price tag. There are exceptions such as the aforementioned Oil treatment for Emerald as well as heat treatments for Tanzanite, since all Tanzanite gems are heat treated.

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Rubies

When it comes to Rubies, a fine natural gemstone will cost as much as 50% more than a heated counterpart depending on the origin, while a glass filled ruby might go for as little as 50% less than a standard heated Ruby. For Sapphires, the untreated natural gems go for 20-30% more than heated Sapphires.

There is something very special about a stone with pure, untainted natural colours, however this phenomenon is much less common among precious gemstones and thus commands a higher price. On the other hand, there is no negative stigma associated with heat treatments, especially for Sapphires and Rubies, as this practice has been accepted for generations and without these treatments, most of the mined gems would be unusable. Many gems, such as Garnets, Spinel and some Tourmaline are rarely, if ever, treated and are a great choice for someone who values untreated natural gemstones.

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In conclusion, as long as you are receiving full disclosure, the decision to buy a treated or untreated gem is largely a personal choice and each person can weigh the pros and cons for themselves.

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New Year Gift Ideas For Her

New Year Gift Ideas For Her

New Year Gift
It’s time to bid adieu to the present year and welcome the upcoming one with warmth. People around the world are busy planning activities and celebrations for enjoying the New Year’s Eve. Different people prefer to celebrate this kind of event in their own distinct ways. However, no matter how you decide to bade farewell and welcome 2018, never miss the opportunity to present a unique gift to your sweetheart and make her feel how important she is for your life on this special evening. Stated below are some simple yet unique gift ideas for her. Check them out below –

1. DressDressOne of the perfect gifts that you can give to your darling is a beautiful dress of her choice. Before opting for the final one, make sure to know your love’s preference. For instance, if she is more modern and is comfortable in western outfits, then you can prefer to purchase a western dress. Whereas on the other hand, if she is a shy kind of person, then opt for long gowns or maxi dress.

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2. Jewellery – It is said that jewellery is a woman’s best friend. Hence, if you have a high budget, then you can opt for diamond or gold jewellery. However if you don’t have such a high budget then you can simply opt for artificial ones that come in various options. Finding contemporary ladies fashion jewellery is not so hard because a lot of shops offer countless choices of the same, offline as well as online.

3. A Dinner DateCandle Light DinnerIt is not always mandatory to purchase things to make your girl happy. Spending quality time with her is the best way to make her feel important. Thus, take a leave from your everyday work schedule, and plan a dinner with her. Book the table in advance in order to avoid last minute rushes.

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4. A Photo Collage – Photos are one of the unique things that help a person to relive their old memories. Thus, you can simply collect some photographs of your special moments, collage them together and frame the entire thing.

So what are you waiting for? With so many options available, you can simply pick the best one according to your budget and preference. Instead of focusing too much on show off, just ensure that your gift makes her happy. And the only way of doing so is by making her feel special even with the smallest of stuff that she likes.

The Enchantment Of Yellow Sapphire

The Enchantment Of Yellow Sapphire

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Sapphire and ruby are almost the same mineral because they fall in the category of corundum. All members of the corundum family are aluminum oxide, which in its pure state is colourless. But you might be thinking how does the colour appear, the one you see at stores. Are they artificial? Well, the colours are brought about by various impurities such as chromium, iron and titanium.

Knowing the corundum

The red colour is caused by chromium, and is popularly known as ruby. Other colours which come in corundum are known as sapphire. Within the sapphire group, there is another colour distinction – one that comes in blue colour (popularly known as classic blue sapphire). The others are known as fancy sapphire which comes in pink, yellow, green, violet and white.

Yellow sapphire

Among the fancy sapphires, yellow sapphire looks distinctive and the colour comes from iron. It has become much popular with gemstone buyers. The more affordable yellow sapphire has become an attractive substitute for those unwilling to pay the exorbitant prices for yellow diamond. Since it also has excellent brilliance and hardness, it has also become a fashionable choice as a centre stone for women’s silver jewellery and engagement rings.

Significance in astrology

Another reason for the popularity of yellow sapphire is that this gemstone has a special place in the Vedic astrology. According to the prehistoric Vedic tradition, there are nine gemstones that are thought to have special significance in human life. They are ruby, pearl, coral, emerald, yellow sapphire, diamond, blue sapphire, chrysoberyl cat’s eye and hessonite garnet. These nine gemstones are thought to correspond with planetary activity and astrological entities. Considering this significance, yellow sapphire is also worn with women’s diamond jewellery.

The key to wisdom

Yellow sapphire is thought to bring wealth and prosperity to a home. It is said to stimulate the intellect and improve overall focus on career. People aspiring to political and administrative positions should wear yellow sapphire to bring good fortune. It is also said that those who encounter obstructions in the progress of their education or suffer from loss of property should wear yellow sapphire. Furthermore, (scientifically proven) it even aids in the elimination of impurities from the body and stimulates the lymphatic system.

Yellow sapphire comes in a range of hues, from the palest yellow/lemon, to honey and yellowish orange. Fancy sapphire can also be seen embedded with women’s gold jewellery in UK.

Diamond Gifts: A Sign Of Love And Friendship

Diamond Gifts: A Sign Of Love And Friendship

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It is a great idea to gift your loved one, close friend or business associate a diamond jewellery. It can be anything – a diamond pendant, a pair of earring or ring – which are the most popular gifts and a great way to show someone that you care. Choose from a large variety of shapes, prices and meanings as the appropriate present for every occasion.

A diamond gift for a close friend

Some diamond jewellery is laden with symbolism. Diamond rings are generally meant to refer commitment between two lovers. There are other diamond gifts too. However, the shape and size must be chosen carefully when you are gifting to your close friend. Make sure that the present is without a romantic meaning. If your close friend is already your lover, then the case might be something else.

Diamond earrings are a great example of such a gift. A beautiful pair of diamond earrings can be an elegant present that will definitely please any girl or woman. Diamond pendants are another choice that show how much you care.

Of course, you can give a matching set of pendant and earrings to make the occasion a little bit more special. These types of sets are a worthy gift for anyone you truly care about.

Diamond gifts for the one you love

While diamond rings are the obvious choice to declare your love, diamond pendants along with women’s diamond rings can be a surprising alternative. The shape of a pendant or a pair of diamond earrings can truly embody the feeling of love and closeness. It can be heart shaped diamond earrings and pendant with diamonds in the form of a heart. Not every special occasion equals a commitment that should be accompanied by a diamond ring. Sometimes the the lady deserves a precious piece of jewellery merely to know how important she is to you.

Of course your girlfriend, fiancee or wife isn’t the only one you love. If you are blessed with a daughter, your little princess, a diamond pendant will make her sparkle nearly as much as her smile does. The world will see her shine on the outside as much as you have always seen on the inside.

Women’s diamond jewellery in UK comes in a wide range of styles and designs. Choose one as your budget permits and the gift can really let you win the heart of the recipient.

Where To Buy Quality Gemstones At The Best Prices?

Where To Buy Quality Gemstones At The Best Prices?

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There are plenty of people who would love to own a piece of custom jewellery with a fine gemstone. But most of them believe that these fine gemstones are very expensive, thousands of dollars or even more.

Such belief is true, but not always. Many prospective buyers are surprised to discover that it’s possible to buy fine gemstones of reasonable size at a cheaper price, especially from gemstone jewellery stores in UK.

Why are prices of gemstones sky high?

The prices of gemstones actually fluctuate with supply and demand. If there is heavy demand and limited supply, then prices are surely to rise. Some of them are like blue sapphire, tanzanite, tsavorite garnet and Burmese ruby.

On the contrary, there are many gems that are consistently in good supply, and as a result many of these are very reasonably priced. These include amethyst, citrine, ametrine, blue topaz and many of the common red garnets.

Finding affordable gemstones

A smart strategy to find affordable gems is to look at certain varieties of finer gems that are rare, but not yet expensive. These are gems which, due to the scarcity, have not been heavily promoted in the market. Generally, these include spinel, peridot, zircon, beryl, tourmaline and spessartite garnet. All of these are sturdy and have good hardness, clarity and brilliance. Depending on the size and colour, quality specimens can be found at various affordable prices per carat.

The place of availability

An important thing to consider when buying gems is the place of availability. For instance, specific gems are available at specific places of the world which affect the price. A pearl or sapphire jewellery bought from somewhere out of UK may not match the quality and also can be highly expensive. Actually, the distribution chain for gemstones consist of many steps, and each additional step in the chain increases the selling price by 50 percent. This is why, if gems are bought close to the source, the best prices can be found and hundreds of dollars can be saved.

You may still be able to buy good quality sapphire, tanzanite, tsavorite garnet and even Burmese ruby at a cheaper rate if you find the right source of the stones. Of course, you will be introduced with a range of varieties that can vary in price.

When you are looking for a customised jewellery with gemstones, be sure to keep these important factors in mind to get the best product.

Important Things To Consider While Arranging A Wedding Event

Important Things To Consider While Arranging A Wedding Event

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Arranging a wedding event is a big task that must be done very carefully. A single mistake can ruin the entire celebration. Hence there are numerous considerations that must be factored in for organising a successful wedding. The one who is in charge of planning the entire ceremony must follow certain important tips. Some of them have been discussed below –

1. Book the venue in advance

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In order to avoid last minutes rushes, especially during the wedding season, it is always suggested to book your preferred wedding venue at least a year before the final date.

2. Appoint the catering service

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Decide the food items which you want to include in the wedding menu. Make sure to keep things simple yet unique. It is strictly recommended not to experiment with the menus. However, if you really want something unique, opt for it, but avoid too much experimentation. After finalising the menu, appoint your catering professional six months before the wedding day.

3. Contact the dress designer

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Wedding dress is one of the top most important essentials that must be considered while arranging a wedding ceremony. So if you are planning to get the dress from a designer, then make an appointment at least three weeks before. On the other hand, if you are opting for a ready made one, then visit a local wedding store and choose the best shop from among them.

4. Purchase the jewellery

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In order to complement the wedding getup of the bride, it is important to choose the right kind of jewellery as well. There are many online jewellery stores in UK which offer wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces and so on. Select one the of the most trusted stores and purchase the jewelleries accordingly.

5. Photographer

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In order to capture beautiful wedding moments, hiring a reputed wedding photographer is definitely a must. Hence, it is suggested to appoint the professional at least three months in advance. However, before making the final appointment, make sure to check their portfolios and service quality in order to experience a hassle free service.

Arranging a wedding event is really an intricate thing. After all, this day comes only once in a person’s life. Thus, it is very important to arrange the entire ceremony without any hassle. And all the above mentioned tips can help you organise the event in a fruitful manner.

 

How To Choose The Perfect Jewellery Gift For Her?

How To Choose The Perfect Jewellery Gift For Her?

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It is not always mandatory to present a precious gift to your sweetheart only on a special occasion. Apart from giving a unique gift on her birthday or anniversary day, you can also select an ordinary day to show how much she means to you by giving her a beautiful gift. The best gift option for any woman is a unique jewellery piece. This is because most women love jewelleries, and like receiving them from their partners. However, because of the vast range of options available out there, it can become quite difficult for men to select the right type of jewellery piece for their sweetheart. So, before heading to a reputed women’s designer jewellery store in UK, get a clear idea about how to choose the perfect design for her from the undermentioned points –

1. Know her preference

One of the best ways to know what exactly she wants is by observing what she wears on a frequent basis. Does she wear chunky jewelleries or is more fond of simple designs? Depending on that, you can get an overall idea about her choice. You can also evaluate her look by viewing the following options –

  • Earrings – Are her ears pierced? If so, then what type of earrings does she wear? Basically there are two types of designs – one is ear top and other one comes in a bigger shape which hangs below the earlobe. Check out every detail before buying the final piece.
  • Necklaces – Your sweetheart can also prefer sleek necklaces for wearing everyday. She might love to wear matching necklace sets with her gowns, dresses or two-pieces. Check whether she wears long chains, or just a simple neck piece along with a gorgeous pendant. Observe the length of the product as well, and decide to purchase a piece accordingly.
  • Rings – Many women love to keep their look simple by complementing it with just a gorgeous ring. Check whether your girl is fond of diamond, silver ring or gold rings. Select one according to her preferences.

2. Know her preferred metal

Jewelleries are made of different metals, namely gold, silver and platinum. You can get an idea about her preference just by having a general discussion on metals. However, make sure that you do not reveal the secret in front of her. Don’t give her a single hint about your surprise.

3. Modern or vintage

Many women love to wear modern jewellery pieces, while others prefer a traditional design. Thus, it is your responsibility to find out your partner’s likes. This can be done by checking her jewellery collections in detail.

So after getting a clear idea of your sweetheart’s jewellery preference, just purchase the right product and get ready to surprise her.