Wednesday, 22 of March of 2017
green Amethyst Jewelry, whether in the form of necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings has been a favorite of women for centuries. Amethyst is one of the most fascinating gemstones. Amethyst word actually comes from the Greek word which means "not drunk" because it was believed that the stone could protect its owner from drunkenness and other ailments caused by intoxication. Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that the purple gem was able to dissipate evil thoughts and accelerate intelligence.
Amethyst is associated with the month of February and is also the stone for the zodiac sign of Aquarius. This makes amethyst earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings the perfect gift for someone born in this month under this sign. Amethyst jewelry is also the case for anniversary gifts fourth and sixth year. Given its fascinating purple, amethyst earrings and necklaces are perfect for Dark hair. Any type of jewelry amethyst also coincide perfectly with a purple dress or gown.
Part of the appeal of the stone Purple is due to the wide variety of amethyst. In fact, the amethyst not only in Brazil but also in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay and the Americas South as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. South American amethyst tends to be larger in size and lighter in color than African amethyst stones. Australia also has very dark amethysts which tend to be much smaller in size, but not always the case.
Amethyst sometimes have a type of heat treatment to enhance their color. However, the heat, or extreme light can turn yellow amethyst stones so it is important to store them away from any strong heat or light sources.
Amethyst is classified as quartz and is the highest rated variety of quartz available. It has always been a gemstone appreciated and featured prominently in crowns, scepters and various artifacts of royalty throughout history. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks thought they had eternal properties and may even extend the reign of a ruler. He was also a favorite of the legendary Russian Empress Catherine the Great and figures as a centerpiece of the Jewels of the British Crown. Therefore, because purple is the color of royalty, who wore a brooch amethyst ring shows are special.
Today, because of its abundance, amethyst, have become an affordable gem available in a wide variety of colors and sizes such as rings, href = "Http://www.gemguru.com/" collars>, pendants, earrings, brooches and other accessories. The relative abundance of stone but has not made it less attractive to buyers of gifts such as amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones today with an increasing demand for all types of jewelry amethyst.
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Does anyone know of a web of trust to find natural amethyst?
I google it, but I do websites that are legit or not. I would like natural amethyst stone engagement ring for my girlfriends. I've been to local jewelers, but most of them say that their stones have been heat treated somehow. Kay's man looked offended that I dare to ask. Some stores could not confirm whether the stones have or have not been addressed.
Try here: http://www.gemselect.com/group/gemselect.php?x_ByType=on Some of the stones have been cut even, much less subjected to heat treatment.
The biggest oyster ever found in the UK turned up in a fish marked in Plymouth last weekend. Narrowly escaping becoming someone's luxury dinner the giant shellfish, unashamedly nicknamed ‘Shelly’ by the newspapers, measures 7” across and weighs 3lb. The oyster has been given a new home in the local aquarium, where it is on public display and proving to be quite the tourist attraction.
Unfortunately for fashionistas who are loving the current revival of pearl jewellery though, there’s no chance of a giant hidden gem inside the shell, because Shelly is the wrong type of oyster. It's an especially large example of a species called the edible oyster, which are native to the English Channel. Although edible oysters do secrete a hard substance called ‘pearls’ it is of no value, those pearls that are used to make jewellery come from different species of oyster.
The valuable pearls used to make pearl earrings, necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery are found in Pteriidae or feathered oysters, which nowadays are farmed on large pearl farms across the world, mainly in China. Pearls are formed when an irritant gets into the oyster’s shell and it protects itself by building up layers of a secretion known as nacre to cushion it with a smooth surface. Natural Pearls are far more valued than cultured pearls as they are difficult to find and fully formed round natural pearls are rare.
Pearls have been worn for hundreds of years, traditionally by brides on their wedding day as well as the rich and glamorous across countless generations. They are well known as a demonstration of purity and love, as well as suggesting wealth and class. The introduction of cultured pearls to the jewellery market has made them more widely available in recent years, and the popular vintage fashion revival along with a number of high profile celebrities publicly displaying their love for pearl sets and other classic jewellery means pearls are as desirable as ever. The most recent celebrity flashing her pearls on the fashion pages is America’s first lady Michelle Obama, who is becoming famous for her unique style and ‘imaginative’ choice of accessories combining pearls, brooches and waisted belts.
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