Opal rings are not usually on the radar of most people looking to buy some interesting but different jewellery. It is less common than other precious stones such as diamonds or rubies but it is just as attractive to look at.
Opal rings are typically made from white gold or yellow gold and are available in a range of different shapes, styles and sizes. Black opals tend to be the rarest and most expensive but colours can range from red to blue to yellow. They are typically found in Russia, America and parts of Africa but they are more commonly found in Australia. The most popular and most common colour for an opal is a milky white opal. They are a very distinct and individual looking gemstone which could explain their rise in popularity especially as it is the birthstone for those who are born in October.
Opal doublets and triplets are composite stones that are made by positioning a thin layer of opal on top of a chunk of glass or less expensive gemstone which is typically found on cheaper piece of opal jewellery. When examining the opal, look for indicators which could show that it has been stacked. You should also check to see if the top of the stone matches the base of the stone.
Celebrities around the world are notorious for their love of extravagant jewellery. Most notably, stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie O had exquisite taste in jewellery and splashed out on a number of pieces such as necklaces, earrings and an expensive emerald bracelet.
Previously the most precious and best quality emeralds came from Egypt, Austria, and Afghanistan. However, nowadays, Columbia is amongst the top countries to find expensive emeralds as well as Zambia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Russia.
There is an enormous market for expensive emerald bracelet away from the rich and famous. The reason why emeralds are now so expensive is because of their rarity but is also because of their cut, colour and carat.
It is not uncommon to see emeralds being teamed up with diamonds on bracelets, most especially tennis bracelets which explains why they are so highly priced. However, it is possibly to find an affordable alternative to an expensive emerald bracelet. Buying a bracelet which contains smaller but just as stunning emeralds can reduce the price significantly and it is always worth shopping around and doing some research before you purchase your expensive emerald bracelet.
You will look as glamorous as Jackie O in no time at all!
There are many different types of rings available in the market today. From simple bands in different precious metals to overtly styled pieces that feature a multitude of different gemstones. The choice is endless.
One type of ring that has stood the test of time and is sure to bring a flutter to your partner’s heart is diamond solitaire rings. Due to the symbolism of this ring being attached to a marriage proposal, it is one of the most sought after and popular pieces.
Solitaire rings usually feature one gemstone set into a singe band and can come in many different styles. Most are claw set to show off the beauty of the stone from any angle and the diamond can be princess cut, emerald cut or marquise cut. Other settings include low set and set completely into the ring giving meaning it will be wearable every day without the worry of catching the stone or the stone becoming loose.
Whether you are choosing a ring as an engagement gift or for a different occasion altogether, this type of ring is a classic and understated style item that will adorn any finger for years to come.
If you are considering buying a gift for your partner but are unsure of what type to choose, one gemstone you may not have heard of is Peridot. Peridot is a green in colour precious gemstone that is becoming more and more popular in jewellery designs. The green colour is usually around olive but can change depending on the amount of iron that the stone contains. Peridot is a form of Olivine which is quite a common material but the gemstone Peridot is quite rare.
Peridot rings can be bought in different types of precious metals including platinum, white gold and yellow gold. And when the Peridot is highlighted by clusters of beautiful diamonds the ring can show off this precious stone to the fullest.
Peridot is the August birthstone so is a great gift for anyone whose birthday falls in this month. It is also supposed to have powers that help to ease anxiety and folklore states the stone could only be found at night because of its strange iridescence that was easier to see under moonlight.
Whether you believe these rumours or not, Peridot rings are a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection.
A necklace is a classic gift that will always be loved and appreciated. And whether it features a solid material for the pendant in white gold or yellow gold or a combination of the two it will never fail to impress.
A beautiful design to go for however is a necklace with a pendant that features a combination of different gemstones or even a cluster of gemstones. A large amount of small stones clustered together can create the illusion of a much larger single stone and can look magnificent when worn in the nape of the neck with a ball gown on a special occasion. A white gold cluster pendant necklace can really add that wow factor to your jewellery box because it features many small stones instead of a large single solitaire so the low prices are astounding.
White gold is a classic precious metal and is currently more in fashion than its yellow counterpart. The colour of the necklace looks good on any skin tones and the delicate chain links are accentuated by the larger cluster of precious stones. Whatever occasion you choose, a white gold pendant cluster necklace is the perfect gift.