Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Silver Chains - Real Or Fake? How to Tell

Posted by dianne on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : Silver 

Gold is out, and silver is in! This has been the fashion trend for the past few years. Indeed, while sterling silver chains do not rival its golden counterpart in terms of value, it does have in terms of popularity.

Silver Chains Equals Quality

These days, getting silver chains can be rather costly. But if you are one of the many people who give importance to quality over price, this can be a very good investment. The popularity of silver chains and other accessories have given rise to si...


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The Rare Blue Moon - How to Take Advantage of This Special Event

Posted by dianne on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : The Moon 

The expression 'Once in a Blue Moon' is used to express a rare and often special event. This is because a Blue Moon occurs just once in every two and half years or so. This special Moon occurs when a second full Moon falls in any one calendar month. Usually months have only one full Moon, but occasionally there can be a second one - named a Blue Moon.

Full Moons occur every 29 days, but most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full Moons in a single month. This happen...


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Silver and Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewellery - The Ultimate Care Guide

Posted by dianne on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Gemstone Care 

How to Care For Your Jewellery

Storage of Your Jewellery

Keep silver jewellery out of the air and light when stored to prevent tarnishing. A protective jewellery pouch, a lined box or just wrapping in tissue or soft cloth are all suitable.

Each piece of jewellery should be stored in a separate compartment to prevent scratching as a result of pieces knocking together. Gem-set jewellery will undoubtedly contain gemstones which are harder than silver and will therefore scratch the surface of ...


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Blending Gemstone Healing With Stunning Design

Posted by dianne on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : healing 

Gemstones have long been attributed with healing powers. Gemstones were used for healing in ancient Persia, India and Greece. Ancient Indian scriptures contain descriptions of gemstones complete with prescriptions for their use.

The western system of birthstones traces its origin to the Bible, where Moses set rules regarding the "Breastplate of Judgement" which was set with 12 gems. To this day gems adorn the mitre of the Pope and Bishops of the Christian churches.

During the renaissance ...


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What Makes Gemstone Handmade Jewellery So Special?

Posted by dianne on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Handmade Jewellery 

As trends whiz by at a staggering rate of knots and the throw-away era still lingers even though we are talking with an environmental consciousness, there is an alternative that bridges the gap between expensive fine jewellery & cheap plastic fashion jewellery. Explore the magic of Gemstones in handmade jewellery.

There is a true art to producing unique designs in contemporary jewellery and you can be sure to find a style that suits you. Most importantly you can be comforted in the knowled...


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Birth Stones

Posted by dianne on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : Birthstones 

Nobody is completely sure where the tradition of birth gem stones comes from but many biblical scholars and anthropologists seem to think that their original assignments came from symbolism on the Breast of Aaron. The Breastplate of Aaron was a one of a kind ritual garment that was set with twelve gemstones. They corresponded with the twelve months of the year and the twelve months of the Zodiac.

However since the times before Christ there have been many different systems for determining w...


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Warning - Don't Buy Silver Jewellery Before Reading This

Posted by dianne on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Silver 

There are many different names for silver jewellery on the market today. So, what are all these types of silver and what do they mean?

This article will educate you so you understand what the different terminologies are when you are buying silver jewellery or silver articles.

What is silver?

Silver is a metal which has been used for hundreds of years. Silver is mined from many countries but the biggest producers are Mexico, Peru and Australia. It in its pure form, is normally considered to...


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