What’s Wrong or Right? Jewellery or Jewelry



Jewellery or Jewelry, which way is correct? In a strange and interesting way they both are. This is due to geography and local differences. Ever wonder where words come from? Are you curious about what is wrong or right when you see Jewellery or Jewelry? The origin of both these words come from the word Jewel. Let’s take a look at the geography of Jewelry and Jewellery.
    
Is Jewellery Right?

Jewellery comes from the word Jewel. Jewellery, spelled in this way, is mainly used in Australia and the United Kingdom. The word Jewellery is also often seen in Canada although both versions are used there as well. But why is this so, and how did it become? Jewel is the root word and anglicized from the French word Jouel.

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Similar to many other words, when converted from other languages, the spelling differed across different countries. You can see similar words like “favourite” or “finalise” or “practicing” from our interview with Amber Sceats from Australia. All of these words actually have different spellings in the US compared to Australia and the UK. So in summary, Jewellery is the correct spelling in the United Kingdom, Australia, and parts of Canada.

Is Jewelry Right?

Jewelry is the American spelling of the same word. There is no difference in definition or meaning. This refers to items worn including rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Jewelry is something that can make us feel good, receiving or buying it. Remember the first earrings you purchased or the first ring you received—that feeling of joy?

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So if you are living in the US, yes, the word Jewelry is right. The definition of the word Jewellery is “objects that are worn for personal adornment…” Another definition of Jewellery is “the art or business of a jeweler”.

Whether spelled as Jewelry or Jewellery they are interchangeable with one another.

You say Potato, I say Potato, lets call the whole thing off.

Right or wrong, they all mean the same thing now, but in different places and regions.

5 New Year’s Eve Manifesto Earrings

This is the last few weeks of the year, what better way to greet the New Year than to dress up beautifully on New Year’s Eve? Don’t know what accessories to wear with? Read on to find the best earrings to wear on New Year’s Eve.

Who can say no to a feather earrings? A fabulous statement piece that you can wear to amp up a simple outfit. Wear it with a simple New Year’s Eve dress and let the earrings do the talking. It has beautiful hand made gold plated small feather shaped dangling pieces, a rainbow moonstone and gold earring hooks – HOW CUTE IS THIS EARRING REALLY?

Concise Style Leaf Drop Earrings


We are sure that these beautiful rose gold earrings are made for special occasions! This New Year’s Eve, go ahead and wear this Jenny Bird Watson Rose Gold Earrings with your equally fabulous New Year’s Eve Dress. This will look stunning with your LBD, darling! It’s subtle yet adds a chic factor to any outfit. These beautiful rose gold earrings are actually named after one of our favorite style muse: Emma Watson.   Wear this and you’ll definitely look like a trend setter just like her.

Three-Colour Gaskets Long Style Drop Earrings


So if you’re planning to spend the New Year’s Eve in a more formal way – a fancy dinner party or something like that – then this is the perfect New Year’s Eve accessory for you. The Kate Statement Earrings from the Courtney Lee Collection is the perfect earrings to wear with your dressy long gown. The Swarovski’s sparkle and shine is all out glam – what better occasion than the New Year’s Eve to wear this beauty, right?

Vintage Pattern Tassel Earrings


Simple yet edgy. The Gorjana Cameron Ear Climbers is perfect for girls who want to look stylishly edgy this New Year’s Eve. The Gorjana Cameron Ear Climbers are so versatile they can be worn with your stylish sparkly New Year’s Eve dress or if you are feeling casual – with your leather jeans and white shirt combo!

Sector Red Beads Tassel Earrings


Wonderful earrings designed by jewerly designer Lena Bernard, this mixed metal and fringe earring set is another fabulous accessory that you should consider wearing on New Year’s Eve. They are dressy enough to wear even with the simplest dress you have in your closet! Keep everything else simple when wearing these gorgeous earrings to make them stand out more! By the way, these stunning earrings were handmade in Bali! Yes.

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Whether your style is boho or avant-garde, you’ll definitely find the perfect pair of earrings on New Year’s Eve!

The Secrets of Georgian Jewelry



Accessories can add a different glow to any garment. That’s why women love collecting them from the start. Jewelry lovers, with the financial resources and the financial resources, spend most of their time pursuing beautiful and rare jewelry. We ordinary people like simple jewelry, but we also know how to appreciate the more exotic exotic items. Georgian jewelry is one of the rarest jewelryever ever recorded. So, what is Georgian jewelry and what does it mean to have some jewelry?

What Is Georgian Jewelry?

Georgian jewelry came from the Georgian period, between the years 1714 until 1830. This was the period in Europe where it was ruled by kings named George I, George II, George III, and George IV in a consecutive manner. Jewelry created during this era has become very rare these days due to the fact that most pieces have been torn apart in order for the parts to be used and fitted with new pieces of jewelry. Back in the day, Georgian jewelry used raw minerals such as gold, silver and diamonds. These minerals were also considered very expensive, making it a good economical source of materials. The very few pieces that have managed to survive up to this date showed very thorough and amazing craftsmanship.

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What Makes Them Stand Out?

Now, Georgian jewelry has become so rare, that the only available pieces are from the later years of that era. The most common motif used are floral designs and scroll patterns with stones of garnets, topaz and diamonds set in silver. Back in the 18th Century, diamonds were placed in a closed setting made of silver and to prevent discoloration. The insides of the pieces were made in gold.

One important thing to note is that back then, there were limited types of stone cuts available for gems such as diamonds. The most common cuts used were rose-cuts and table cuts, most of which are lined with a reflecting foil at the back.   This foil added beauty and addition shine to the gems. This particular effect stood out mostly under the candlelight.

During the Georgian era, gold used for jewelry was 18 karats or higher. This is why most of these Georgian jewelry pieces had that beautiful luster.

Now, what makes Georgian jewelry a cut above the rest is not just the materials. It’s because of the artists and goldsmiths who made these pieces.

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These craftsman were highly trained and skillful artisans, using care and skill. They handcraft every piece and ensure that everything is exactly in order. By the time the rolling mill was invented, this helped the industry reduce time and effort on manually hammering the gold into the desired width and thickness.

History In The Palm Of Your Hands

So much history revolves around Georgian jewelry. It greatly influenced the art scene during the Baroque period, Neoclassicism, the Renaissance and the Victorian period.

Every shift in the period of society, the jewelry managed to change and evolve in style as well. From symmetrical to asymmetrical pieces, from tassels to micro-mosaics, the Georgian style of jewelry has managed to witness and influence the most important period in the history of art. If you’re one of the lucky ones to own a Georgian-era jewelry piece, hold on tight and never let go. You’re holding a centuries’ worth of history in your hands.

Now back to reality. To buy our large number of high-end fashion jewelry, this is only a fraction of the price of Georgian jewelry.

How to match jewelry


Every day, we take the time to pick out a chic outfit. We do hair and makeup. We take good care of our skin. We glorify ourselves to look the best we can. But even so, we may still need a bit of style improvement to complete our look. A simple trick to complete your look is accessories with jewelry – a lot of it. Mixing jewelry is a popular jewelry trend and a simple way to get out and make you look the most beautiful.

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So, how does one mix and match their jewelry? Here’s our quick tips:

PICK A FOCAL PIECE

One important lesson about mixing and matching jewelry is to find a centerpiece and accessorize from it. A centerpiece is usually the one piece of jewelry that stands out the most. The “eye-catcher.” It can be a chunky necklace, a large ring, or a shiny watch. Whatever it is, your other jewelry pieces should complement that focal jewelry piece. Say you are wearing a large, chunky opal necklace for an anniversary dinner, one can match it with a pair of diamond-studded earrings. A large gold watch can be worn with thin bracelets and rings that have a similar or complimentary tone.

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BE COLORFUL

Mixing and matching jewelry can sometimes become dull and boring, especially if you wear pieces of the same color. Break the monotony by wearing pieces that have a colorful accent. Never be afraid to blend in a colorful piece in the sea of gold or silver necklaces. It’ll enhance and make your pieces look exciting and fashionable.

BE DIVERSE

Habitually, one would think to wear jewelry of the same kind. So if you chose a gold bracelet as your focal piece, the rest should also be in gold. But, present times calls for change. Now, it is actually encouraged to mix jewelry of different metals and stones. This makes the look more unique and trendy.

LAYER IT

Layer your jewelry based on size and thickness. Necklaces can be layered by wearing long jewelry pieces with shorter ones. On the other hand, bracelets can be layered by wearing thin, simple looking bracelets together with thicker, chunkier bracelets. Make sure it doesn’t look too overwhelming. Never pile too much jewelry.

STACK ‘EM UP

One of the latest styles when it comes to wearing rings is stacking. The best thing about this stacking trend is that there are no rules. It doesn’t matter how many rings you wear. Pick out from any of those cute, affordable pieces from your favorite shops and stack em’ up. Sounds pretty simple and awesome, right?

Mixing and matching jewelry may be scary at first, but try it. The easiest way to remember is not to make a head. Beyond that, the combinations can be endless. A fairly simple recipe arrives at your next party looking beautiful and stylish.

Synthetic Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and a must-have for jewelry lovers, but do you know that not all diamonds are mined? Some people make diamonds, also known as “lab-grown diamonds” or Synthetic diamonds”, which are not traditionally mined. Believe it or not, they still convey the same beauty and character as diamonds.

Over 50 Years

Synthetic diamonds are defined by The World Jewelry Confederation as a “ man-made reproduction of a diamond that has essentially the same chemical composition, crystal structure and physical properties as its natural counterpart.” If we trace back in history, synthetic diamonds began back in 1950s, where it was developed using “diamond press” solely for industrial purposes. The synthetic diamond industry has been around for over 50 years now.

There are two techniques used to produce synthetic diamonds: Chemical Vapour Deposition and High Pressure High Temperature. The former is used to create diamonds specifically for industrial purposes while the latter is used to produce synthetic diamonds that are distributed commercially.

All About Preference.

Although synthetic diamonds have been around for a long time now, there are still many issues surrounding man-made diamonds. The most controversial one is mixing synthetic diamonds to natural stones. This issue alarms jewelers as it affects the quality of real diamonds. There can be an unreasonable pricing of natural stones that are mixed with synthetic diamonds. Jewelry lovers who are willing to pay any price wouldn’t want something that isn’t the “real” thing.

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What’s The Difference?

A natural mineral-diamond is created by nature; for many years. Synthetic diamonds, on the other hand, are grown in a man-made diamond mine, specifically a laboratory with a highly-controlled environment. These two have similar optical and physical properties. Synthetic diamonds look very much like the mined diamonds minus the hefty price tag.

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The significant difference of Synthetic diamonds from mined diamonds is that its shape, size, and cut can be manipulated. Some companies can produce lab-created diamonds that can be specifically made for you. If you have a specific shape, color, size, or cut in mind, It can be customized to your liking.

Diamonds are considered valuable to many people. Diamonds are associated with special occasions such as engagements and weddings. It is said that men are willing to pay for real goods. On the other hand, some people think that man-made diamonds are another option. It all depends on personal preference. Still, diamonds are the best friends of the girls, and whether you’re ready to buy a real diamond or are looking for a replacement for an Synthetic diamond, you’ll be at your best.

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Why cheap jewelry makes you spend more money



Cheap jewelry and artificial jewelry may seem affordable, but in reality it will cost you more. There are a few things you should know about buying cheap jewelry.

7% of the total American population consider their spending on jewelry as a major expense. Jewelry is a key fashion statement especially among women of all ages. You will certainly look more glamorous if you can accessorize that beautiful dress with a stunning piece of jewelry to boot.

Most people assume that good quality jewelry must cost you an arm and a leg. This assumption is overrated. You can always go for affordable but quality jewelry.

But, you also need to know that cheap can be costly in the end. If you are considering buying cheap jewelry in place of more expensive but affordable pieces you need to consider a few important pointers.

Cheap jewelry and costume jewelry can seem like an affordable fix, but it can actually cost you more. Here’s what you should know about buying cheap jewelry.

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CHEAP (USUALLY) MEANS LOW QUALITY

Do you ever wonder how stores with such low-cost jewelry break even? Well, it is because the pieces of jewelry they sell are low quality and cost less. Most of the gemstones you will find in cheap jewelry stores are amazing on the surface but will eventually disappoint you.

If you plan on buying a cheap gemstone, you are better advised that they tend to have an inferior color. They also tend to break easily when bumped. You may need to consider these important observations before settling for that cheap jewelry option.

THE RISK OF IMITATIONS IS HIGH

Your naked eye will not realize this, but most of the diamond jewelry you find in cheap jewelry stores is an imitation. This is not meant to burst the bubble but is impossible to get a genuine diamond at the price that most of these cheap jewelry stores quote. What you will most likely buy is some fake stone.

Some shrewd jewelry makers will include small pieces of a real diamond in between normal metal droplets. Because of the excitement you derive from buying such jewelry cheaply, you rarely undertake due diligence. You only learn later that cheap is expensive when your cheap piece of jewelry begins to discolor.

Do not fall for fake jewelry when you can buy affordable yet genuine jewelry.

CHEAP JEWELRY EQUALS SHAKY PRONGS

If you have ever gone out window shopping for rings, you know that prongs are the backbone of a strong ring. Unfortunately, when you go out seeking to buy a piece of cheap jewelry, you tend to sacrifice such nitty-gritty at the altar of cheaper prices. Such cheap pieces of jewelry have weak prongs that are easily damaged sooner rather than later.

In a ring, such prongs hold the stone in place. You know what happens in the event that these prongs get weaker with time.

Stop buying cheap jewelry if you want a lasting solution to shaky prongs. There is a range of fairly priced options you can consider if in need of quality rings.

WATCH OUT FOR LOWER KARAT GOLD

Have you ever sort for a gold necklace, a ring or bracelet and marveled at how cheap they are in specific jewelry stores? Well, it is because they were of a lower karat gold standard than the seller purported. You may wonder what is cheap jewelry made off, it is actually made of lower standards of the purported expensive stone.

In the United States, most of the cheap jewelry sold as gold does not even attain the standard regulation of 10 karats. If you are keen about your health and the various allergies, you must always stick to wearing jewelry that is between 14 and 18 karats. Also, cheap gold-coated jewelry may not be the best solution for your fashion needs.

BE KEEN ON THE HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS IN CHEAP JEWELRY

Imagine achieving a temporal stunning look at the expense of long-term chronic disease. Terrible right? This is what buying cheap jewelry will most likely lead to. Lead jewelry is an observable example of the negative consequences of buying cheap jewelry.

BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF LEAD JEWELRY

If you are considering buying fancy earrings to accessorize your look, you need to focus on quality and not cost. Most of the low-priced earrings and other cheap jewelry are not lead compliant. Your guess is as good as mine on the consequences that this jewelry has on your health in the long term.

Before you decide to settle for that cheap jewelry, you must reflect on the risk of organ damage that leads causes. Your decision to settle for costume jewelry will get you into health-related trouble sooner than you can imagine.

BE KEEN ON THE HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS BEFORE BUYING CHEAP JEWELRY

Buying cheap jewelry increases your risk of developing skin complications such as contact dermatitis. Stop buying cheap jewelry if you are keen on avoiding instances of dry blisters on your skin and excessive itching.

You will not appreciate the low-cost budget you used to buy such jewelry if you end up spending extra in medical expenses.

THE RISK OF CADMIUM IN COSTUME JEWELRY

Take a moment and think about the role that your kidneys play in your body. Now imagine experiencing fatal kidney failure due to an avoidable action. Most cheap jewelry has a high level of cadmium, which has the potential to lead to kidney failure in the medium-term.

The cadmium component in most of the jewelry is also cacogenic. The dangers of cheap jewelry include cancer and other chronic illnesses, which should be a concern for you. Stop buying cheap jewelry without considering the long-term implications that these accessories have on your health.

BUYING CHEAP JEWELRY CAN BE TOXIC

When refereeing to jewelry, it is agreeable that cheap is noxious based on the many negative implications that buying cheap jewelry has on your health. Why would you want to end up with all these negative consequences when there is genuine jewelry that will not be too costly?

If you do not want to buy a bracelet or a necklace often due to damage or discoloration, you need to stop buying cheap jewelry. Also, do not forget the negative effects cheap pieces of jewelry may have on your health.7% of the total American population consider their spending on jewelry as a major expense. Jewelry is a key fashion statement especially among women of all ages. You will certainly look more glamorous if you can accessorize that beautiful dress with a stunning piece of jewelry to boot.

Most people assume that good quality jewelry must cost you an arm and a leg. This assumption is overrated. You can always go for affordable but quality jewelry.

But, you also need to know that cheap can be costly in the end. If you are considering buying cheap jewelry in place of more expensive but affordable pieces you need to consider a few important pointers.

Cheap jewelry and costume jewelry can seem like an affordable fix, but it can actually cost you more. Here’s what you should know about buying cheap jewelry.

CHEAP (USUALLY) MEANS LOW QUALITY

Do you ever wonder how stores with such low-cost jewelry break even? Well, it is because the pieces of jewelry they sell are low quality and cost less. Most of the gemstones you will find in cheap jewelry stores are amazing on the surface but will eventually disappoint you.

If you plan on buying a cheap gemstone, you are better advised that they tend to have an inferior color. They also tend to break easily when bumped. You may need to consider these important observations before settling for that cheap jewelry option.

THE RISK OF IMITATIONS IS HIGH

Your naked eye will not realize this, but most of the diamond jewelry you find in cheap jewelry stores is an imitation. This is not meant to burst the bubble but is impossible to get a genuine diamond at the price that most of these cheap jewelry stores quote. What you will most likely buy is some fake stone.

Some shrewd jewelry makers will include small pieces of a real diamond in between normal metal droplets. Because of the excitement you derive from buying such jewelry cheaply, you rarely undertake due diligence. You only learn later that cheap is expensive when your cheap piece of jewelry begins to discolor.

Do not fall for fake jewelry when you can buy affordable yet genuine jewelry.

CHEAP JEWELRY EQUALS SHAKY PRONGS

If you have ever gone out window shopping for rings, you know that prongs are the backbone of a strong ring. Unfortunately, when you go out seeking to buy a piece of cheap jewelry, you tend to sacrifice such nitty-gritty at the altar of cheaper prices. Such cheap pieces of jewelry have weak prongs that are easily damaged sooner rather than later.

In a ring, such prongs hold the stone in place. You know what happens in the event that these prongs get weaker with time.

Stop buying cheap jewelry if you want a lasting solution to shaky prongs. There is a range of fairly priced options you can consider if in need of quality rings.

BE KEEN ON THE HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS IN CHEAP JEWELRY

Imagine achieving a temporal stunning look at the expense of long-term chronic disease. Terrible right? This is what buying cheap jewelry will most likely lead to. Lead jewelry is an observable example of the negative consequences of buying cheap jewelry.

BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF LEAD JEWELRY

If you are considering buying fancy earrings to accessorize your look, you need to focus on quality and not cost. Most of the low-priced earrings and other cheap jewelry are not lead compliant. Your guess is as good as mine on the consequences that this jewelry has on your health in the long term.

Before you decide to settle for that cheap jewelry, you must reflect on the risk of organ damage that leads causes. Your decision to settle for costume jewelry will get you into health-related trouble sooner than you can imagine.

BE KEEN ON THE HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS BEFORE BUYING CHEAP JEWELRY

Buying cheap jewelry increases your risk of developing skin complications such as contact dermatitis. Stop buying cheap jewelry if you are keen on avoiding instances of dry blisters on your skin and excessive itching.

You will not appreciate the low-cost budget you used to buy such jewelry if you end up spending extra in medical expenses.

WATCH OUT FOR LOWER KARAT GOLD

Have you ever sort for a gold necklace, a ring or bracelet and marveled at how cheap they are in specific jewelry stores? Well, it is because they were of a lower karat gold standard than the seller purported. You may wonder what is cheap jewelry made off, it is actually made of lower standards of the purported expensive stone.

In the United States, most of the cheap jewelry sold as gold does not even attain the standard regulation of 10 karats. If you are keen about your health and the various allergies, you must always stick to wearing jewelry that is between 14 and 18 karats. Also, cheap gold-coated jewelry may not be the best solution for your fashion needs.

THE RISK OF CADMIUM IN COSTUME JEWELRY

Take a moment and think about the role that your kidneys play in your body. Now imagine experiencing fatal kidney failure due to an avoidable action. Most cheap jewelry has a high level of cadmium, which has the potential to lead to kidney failure in the medium-term.

The cadmium component in most of the jewelry is also cacogenic. The dangers of cheap jewelry include cancer and other chronic illnesses, which should be a concern for you. Stop buying cheap jewelry without considering the long-term implications that these accessories have on your health.

BUYING CHEAP JEWELRY CAN BE TOXIC

When refereeing to jewelry, it is agreeable that cheap is noxious based on the many negative implications that buying cheap jewelry has on your health. Why would you want to end up with all these negative consequences when there is genuine jewelry that will not be too costly?

If you don’t want to buy bracelets or necklaces, often due to damage or discoloration, you need to stop buying cheap jewelry. Also, don’t forget the negative effects cheap jewelry can have on your health.

Then again, the quality of jewelry at such a low price is guaranteed in our store. Welcome to visit our store!

Care and preservation of diamond rings

Diamonds are timeless. However, sparkling diamonds inadvertently turn into dull diamonds. Proper maintenance and maintenance will ensure that your diamonds sparkle in the years to come. We have some guidelines that can help you show off your ring every day for the rest of your life.

Be Careful

Don’t be a daredevil on a daily basis when wearing your ring. Don’t be careless and leave it on during times it might get damaged. Whether throwing the football to your kids or wrestling with your dog, be careful not to chip the band or loosen the stones. Try not to punch the wall in anger or use your hand as a hammer hanging artwork. Swinging a tennis racket, spiking a volleyball, or lifting weights can easily knock stones our of their place.

Remove Your Ring When Preparing Food

Cooking can be messy. From kneading dough for bread, rolling meatballs between your hands, and rubbing spices on meat, food particles can get stuck deep within your diamonds. You don’t want raw meat stuck in your ring for days. Simply remove your ring and place it in a safe location when cooking. Make sure to put it back on after you get done so it doesn’t get swept away in the garbage disposal with the leftover remnants of food.

Store Diamonds Properly

It’s important that diamonds are stored properly when they aren’t on your finger. You may never take your ring off, but if you do, put it in the proper location. You should store diamonds in a jewelry box lined with cloth. This helps avoid scratches and any damage to the setting.

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Insure Your Ring

One of the best things you can do to care for your ring is insure it. Of course, nothing can ever replace the emotional and sentimental value of your engagement/wedding ring. Insuring your ring just means if it’s ever lost or damaged, the cost is covered. Your significant other can go get you the same kind or invest in an upgrade.

Routine Inspections

Your wedding ring is probably one of the most important things you’ll wear. Regular inspections at your local jeweler will keep its health top notch. Yes, rings need annual check-ups just like you do! To the naked eye your ring might look just fine, but have problems under the surface. A jeweler can ensure there aren’t any chips or cracks in the diamonds and ensure your gemstones are firmly held in place. You can easily get these things fixed before they cause further deterioration of your diamonds or lead to a missing jewel in your setting.

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Let The Ring Rest

You won’t spontaneously combust and your marriage won’t fail just because you take off your diamonds at times. You should take the ring off during any times that might present stress to your gems. Little things like carrying heavy luggage on a trip or washing dishes can mess with the setting or the diamonds. Let your ring rest at times so it isn’t always bullied by the outside world. You may feel naked, but you’re extending the life of your ring.

Don’t Swim With Your Ring

Swimming in cold water can shrink your fingers. This means the ring can become loose and fall off if you’re not careful. Harsh chemicals in pools and spas may also easily discolor your metal. Platinum is tough to taint, but sterling silver and white gold doesn’t stand a chance next to these chemicals. This doesn’t mean you have to remove your ring when taking a bath, but be careful of the sudsy bubbles that might dull your diamonds.

Remove Your Ring When Cleaning

Harsh chemicals can harm the diamonds as well as the metal in your ring. If you clean your home with solvents that contain bleach they can react negatively. They won’t destroy the ring, but they can leave diamonds cloudy and dull. Always remove your ring or wear gloves when cleaning to prevent this from happening.

Clean Your Diamonds Regularly

You’ll be amazed at the shine a jeweler can bring out in your ring and most jewelers will steam clean your ring free of charge. Make sure you get it cleaned regularly to keep it sparkly. If you want to try to copy this cleaning technique at home, you can rinse it with warm water and dish detergent. Don’t scrub it with anything but a soft toothbrush. Some people swear by soaking your ring in gin or vodka to get the same effect.

Don’t Apply Body Creams When Wearing Your Ring

Diamonds become dull when slathered with heavy creams. As you rub lotion on your body or cream on your face, the residue can leave your diamonds looking sad. This residue may even discolor ring if you aren’t careful. Take your ring off and sit it in a safe location as you apply lotion to ensure it won’t get damaged.

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To do these things well, it is perfect, of course, you can also buy some cheap jewelry for your daily wear, so damage is not distressed, lost is not a pity.

Do you want an engagement ring for Moisan?

Engagement rings may appear in your head, and if you’re trying to decide whether to choose a diamond ring or moise diamond ring, there are some things you should know. When it comes to engagement rings, diamonds are the first choice. Today’s couples, however, are opting for more affordable and environmentally friendly alternative stone. Moisan stone is becoming more and more popular and is now worn on engagement rings around the world. To be honest, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but in reality, women are interested in the sharpness and luster of moise’s central stone. If moissanite is a stone that can replace diamonds as an engagement ring, will people continue to buy diamonds?

Here are a few details on moissanite rings.

History of Moissanite

Most people don’t know much about moissanite and its history. In fact, many ring shoppers think it’s a newly discovered stone. A chemist and Noble Prize winner named Henri Moissan, discovered the moissanite stone in 1893 in a meteor crater in Arizona. It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that companies and scientists began to take more of an interest in the creation of this gem for jewelry design. This newish, diamond-like stone is created from microscopic particles and is strictly produced in laboratories with the help of highly specialized chemists and laboratory equipment. The stones are made from a process of thermal decomposition in a high-temperature manufacturing process.

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The moissanite stone was initially created to give the appearance of having similar qualities to those of a diamond, however, they are distinctly different when examined closely. In order to create these diamond-like stones, lots of technology and energy is required for their production. Scientists spend hours working to create the perfect moissanite stone. Typically, moissanite stones cost 30-50 percent less than an average diamond ring.

Moissanite Versus Diamonds

Whether it’s a diamond or a moissanite gem you choose for your ring, you will have an emotional attachment to it as it becomes an everyday piece of jewelry. Moissanite rings are far more economical and environmentally responsible. There is no mining behind the creation of moissanite stones in contrast to diamonds. Some people argue that moissanite stones have a more rainbow-like prism effect and shine brighter when showcased in the sunlight when compared to diamonds. Real diamonds can have inclusions or a more cloudy appearance from their natural origin.

Both of these stones are durable and can be worn every day. Moissanite stones are more affordable than diamonds and have the same desired effect when purchased as an engagement ring stone. The durability of both stones is almost equal. However, if price is your biggest concern, diamonds can be more than three times as costly as moissanite. In the long run, either type of ring has the same symbolization of marriage and commitment, but moissanite is the most affordable.

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Moissanite engagement rings are crafted to perfection and deserve more attention than they receive in many engagement ring stores. These rings can typically last decades and will never lose the fire and beauty of the moissanite stone. Symbolically, this is what a couple wants in an engagement ring—a ring that represents their love forever.

Moissanite is more flexible in working with jewelry design concepts. Diamonds are a bit more difficult to accommodate other shapes and cuts, given the fact that they are usually mined in a basic round shape. Different shapes and styles of moissanite stones can found in different countries. Since moissanite stones are chemically and scientifically created, they can take on any shape that is desired. Moissanite rings can be purchased in almost any jewelry store that offers a wide selection of wedding and engagement rings.

Care and Maintenance of Moissanite Rings

Just like any other gemstone or diamond piece of jewelry, moissanite rings must be cared for with regular cleaning and maintenance. Although they are durable, maintaining a good care routine is always recommended. Moissanite rings are designed to be scratch-resistant and can even withstand a temperature of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The structural density of this gem is unbelievable, but keeping it in a secured jewelry box is always a good idea to avoid damage from chemicals and dust.

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Every few months or so, bacteria and small particles will accumulate on your moissanite ring. There are some specific methods to keep your ring clean without damaging the stone. Use a toothbrush and some light dish soap to gently scrub your gem and keep it looking shiny and beautiful. This routine should be followed every few months, especially when small particles can be seen on the surface of the stone. Usually, these particles and bacteria come from washing dishes, cleaning tasks, or even touching your hair. Maintaining a good cleaning routine for your moissanite ring will help it last much longer and keep it looking new.

In general, the reason for buying an engagement ring is the same – a love that two people want to get married. If buying a moissanite ring is more economical and environmentally friendly, then more couples may choose moissanite ring for the reason. Few couples will choose to buy a diamond ring after seeing the beautiful Moisan diamond ring, but this is the choice of each couple’s own.

Why You May Want a Vintage Wedding Ring

You want to make your wedding ring different (who doesn’t?) The ring is beautiful, a separate princess cut diamond is timeless, but what you’re looking for is a little unconventional. A vintage wedding ring brings extra charm, as well as an extra sense of history and mystery. It’s fun to think about the former owner of your ring and explore the origin of the ring or how it was made.

There are many different styles and eras of vintage wedding rings—and shopping for one can often feel like looking for a needle in a haystack–but if you love the thrill of the hunt and are willing to be patient, a vintage wedding ring might just be the right fit for you. Not quite ready to go treasure hunting yet? Here are a few reasons to consider why you may want a vintage wedding ring—and some tips on how to find the perfect one for you.

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Your Ring Will Be Truly Unique

If having a truly unique wedding ring is of top importance to you, you really can’t go wrong with vintage. While the local jewelry store may only carry the currently popular styles, there are limitless options if you choose to buy a vintage ring. It’s not guaranteed that you won’t eventually run into a bride with a similar ring as yours, but it’s much more unlikely if you choose to buy your jewelry at an estate sale or an antique store. A vintage ring is the perfect statement for those brides who think of themselves as anything but ordinary or conventional.

Buying a Vintage Ring Is More Eco-Friendly

Although mining diamonds is generally less environmentally destructive than other types of mining, it still has led to soil erosion, deforestation, and forced local populations to relocate in areas where diamonds are mined. Buying a vintage ring means that you will be recycling an old ring and that no new mining will be required. So, a beautiful ring and contributing to less mining? That’s a win-win.

Vintage Rings are Typically Less Expensive

If the sticker shock of a new wedding ring is causing your anxiety to heighten, there’s a chance that going vintage might be a little easier on your bank account. You can typically expect to spend at least 30% less on a vintage engagement or wedding ring than if you were to go the traditional route. Retail jewelry is marked up, on average, between 253% to 336% so avoiding these retailers will likely save you a little money. There are exceptions, of course, and if you are after a really rare stone or a specific ring that is considered rare, this will increase the price.

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Shopping for a Vintage Ring Is a Unique Experience

Shopping for a wedding ring is always an exciting excursion, but hunting for the perfect vintage one puts the experience over the top. Sure, you can just head to the mall and pick out the first one that catches your eye (and the one that fits into your budget), but a vintage ring will give you a better experience and a great story. If you don’t plan your shopping trip (or trips) out correctly, it can often feel like a wild goose chase, but if done right you’ll have a memorable adventure and a gorgeous ring.

Some Vintage Ring Shopping Tips

If you’ve decided that a vintage ring is for you, you’ll need a few strategy tips before you head out to the antique store or an estate sale.

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Be Patient

Embarking on your vintage wedding ring hunt is going to require a lot of patience, and it’s not going to be an easy setup like at a traditional jewelry store. Depending on the antique store or estate sale, things will be scattered throughout several jewelry displays and it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for. The important thing to remember is to be patient and ask for help from any associates who may be working.

Go to More than One Place

Just like any other important purchasing decision that you make, it’s crucial to go to more than one place when you are shopping for your vintage wedding ring. Go to a few different antique stores or hit up a few estate sales to determine a range of pricing as well as get a better idea of selection.

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Don’t Have a Specific Idea in Mind

You may have a Pinterest page dedicated to your dream ring, but it’s best to start the day with an open mind rather than having a specific idea of what you want. You never know what will catch your eye or attract you – having a super-specific idea can limit you in a way you don’t realize. Go with it and see what you’re attracted to.

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How to make the diamond on your engagement ring look bigger

Couples can spend a lot of money on engagement rings. Although the size of a diamond doesn’t mean  everything, it means a lot to some people. If you fall into this category, but you think you and your other half can’t afford expensive jewelry now, you still have some choice. There are many ways to make your engagement ring look bigger than it really is! Although it may seem a bit ghostly, who cares? As long as you love your diamond engagement ring, it doesn’t matter. There are a few factors to keep in mind when you start shopping for a perfect, big-looking engagement ring!

Choose a Bright and Shiny Metal to Reflect Light Around the Stone

There are many band materials to choose from, but bright bands are best if you want to exaggerate the size of your diamond. In fact, the shinier, the better! Bright bands will help to reflect additional light around your stone, giving the illusion of additional size.

While there are several shiny band options available, 18 karat white gold and platinum are likely best. Between the two, however, the white gold wins. This material is extremely bright and will draw more attention to your diamond. Additionally, white gold is less expensive. This means you can spend more money on a larger stone.

Forget Round Cuts (Try Oval Instead for a Similar Look!)

Round diamonds are by far the most popular, but they actually cost more money. This difference in price is due in great part to demand and the fact that they’re more difficult to cut. Round cuts also result in more waste than other shapes.

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None of this may seem that surprising, but there’s one thing that’s likely to shock you. Round diamonds are usually smaller than other cuts in both carat weight and physical size! When comparing a round and oval diamond at the same price point, for example, you’ll likely find the oval cut is larger. Keeping this trend in mind can help you get more size for your buck!

Try a Thin Band Instead of a Thick Band to Highlight the Diamond

Band thickness also impacts how big your diamond ultimately looks. Chunky bands tend to make diamonds of all shapes look smaller, while thin bands actually exaggerate diamond size. Of course this is all relative, but it’s absolutely something to keep in mind if you want to make your stone look bigger than it actually is.

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As an extra bonus, picking a thinner band may also decrease the overall cost of your ring. You can either pay less overall, or apply the difference to the diamond itself and purchase a slightly larger stone. Don’t forget to keep comfort in mind, however. Some people prefer wider bands because they feel more natural on the finger. Spend time trying on the various options before making a decision based solely on physical appearance.

Choose Thin Prongs to Show More Surface Area of the Diamond

The prongs on a ring keep the stone in place. These can be thick or thin, depending on the design of the ring. If you want your diamond to appear larger, opt for thinner prongs, as they draw less attention. Thicker prongs will often look too bulky, especially if you choose a petite band.

To Get the Most Bang for Your Buck, Know that Retailers Aren’t All the Same

Before making any big purchase, it’s important to do your research. This is just as true for diamond engagement rings as it is for anything else. The unfortunate truth is that many jewelry retailers price gouge. Some companies have a lot of money to pour into advertising and therefore quickly become the go-to source for certain products. This is particularly true for some big, well-known brands. Shopping with these engagement ring retailers first may mean you pay more for a smaller diamond.

You may also want to consider a ring design with fewer prongs. While many rings have six prongs, it’s possible to find ones with only four. Taking this route will mean less of the diamond is covered, which places more focus on the stone and allows additional shine. Both of these factors will enhance the diamond’s appearance and make it look larger.

Keep Your Engagement Ring Clean so it Sparkles and Shines

It’s important to keep the band and stone as clean as possible. Not only will this improve the overall appearance of your ring, but it will make your stone look bigger. Again, shine and sparkle place more focus on your diamond, which will inherently make it appear larger than it actually is.

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While many jewelry shops will be happy to clean your diamond engagement ring regularly, you’ll save a lot of money if you purchase your own cleaner and polishing cloths. It’s recommended that you give your ring a gentle cleaning bi-weekly.

Don’t think that the price is the best just because the jeweler is popular. Before making a final decision, shop first and go. Carefully compare all factors, including carats, cutting quality, physical size and cost. That is, beware of deals that are incredibly good;