Swarovski Drop Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Earrings

In today’s jewelry industry, there are certain elite companies that distinguish themselves by offering only the finest products, crafted solely from the highest quality raw materials. One such company is Swarovski, the brand name carrying worldwide recognition for their luxurious crystals and crystal jewelry.

Swarovski crystals are used to create crystal glass miniatures and sculptures and to adorn clothing, jewelry, chandeliers or other home decor elements. All Swarovski sculptures are inscribed with the brand’s logo, which evolved from the original edelweiss flower, to a “S.A.L.” engraving, and finally to the current swan logo.

The brand is nowadays recognized worldwide, sometimes to the point of crystal jewelry being uniquely associated with the Swarovski name. The crystals produced by Swarovski have earned their fame through their unique features: precision cuts, impressive clarity and marvelous sparkle. Swarovski crystals are used to create a wide variety of jewelry, from necklaces and pendants to rings, earrings and tiaras.

The reason why the Swarovski crystals are highly coveted in the jewelry industry is their unique appearance and brilliant refraction characteristics, as well as unparalleled cuts and innovative shapes. In order to obtain the rainbow spectrum refraction that Swarovski crystals exhibit, certain coating techniques are used. One of the most popular is called Aurora Borealis, or simply “AB”, which is a metallic coating used on some crystals to ensure that the light refracted by their surface disperses into a rainbow spectrum of colors. Such technique, in conjunction with a glass composition containing 32 percent lead, yields the …

Black-diamond-Rings

Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are also called carbonado and they date back billions of years to mediaeval times. They are known to be extremely rare and are difficult to cut. They are immensely popular and have traditionally been used as a setting for men’s rings. Black diamonds are believed to have pushed their way to the Earth’s surface approximately 1 million years ago through a series of volcanic eruptions. They are, in fact, regarded as a fairly young clear diamonds, although they were initially formed over 4 billion years ago.

Black Diamonds


Black diamonds are opaque and are typically full of scratch marks that contain sulphide deposits. They are most abundant in Brazil and are just as hard as the vast majority of clear diamonds. Black diamonds will generally appear to be grey or dark grey, although they do not commonly have a uniformed color. Black diamonds are considered to be extremely tough to cut and this is mainly due to the surface of them being pitted.



There are various myths about Black Diamonds that seem to conflict with each other. Black diamonds are regarded as a curse and a sign of death in India as they are believed to closely resemble the eyes of spiders and snakes. However, with that said, in Italy it is believed that a couple is able to save their marriage simply by touching a black diamond. This action of touching the stone would force your troubles to leave you and then enter the diamond. The world’s largest cut …

Pear Shaped Rings

Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Pear-shaped engagement rings are a very unique and popular option today. They are also referred to as a pendeloque or teardrop shape and are basically a combination of the marquis and oval cuts. On a pear-shaped stone, one side is round in shape and the other side tapers to a small point. There are many varieties with regards to stone choice, settings and size available.

The most commonly chosen setting for pear shaped engagement rings is the diamond solitaire. The actual diamonds can be found in many sizes and carat weights and the stone is normally set lying perpendicular to the band. This enhances both the size and the length of the stone and gives it a truly brilliant shine and look. Pear stones are normally set in either a prong or a tiffany setting although there are many other settings that are available.

Other styles for pear shaped engagement ring settings include accented rings which includes other stones that are lined up on each side of the pear-shaped stone. Other, smaller stones are typically placed around the center stone. These other cuts may include pear shapes, round and marquis cuts all of which make beautiful accents for the center pear stone. Cluster settings are another very popular choice. These include smaller clusters of gems that completely surround the pear stone in the center of the ring. Cluster settings normally include smaller round diamonds or other precious gemstones to highlight the larger pear-shaped stone. Many designers also add their own …

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Initial Rings for Women

Initial rings for women are a classic style of ring that is also referred to as monogram rings. Women who are fashion conscious love to have their own initial ring in their collection. Initial rings are elegant and beautiful rings that can be engraved and have a woman’s own personal initial on them. The focal point of the ring is initial. These rings come set in an array of materials and you will find them in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some initial rings will be sleek and thin in appearance and others will be thick and chunky and have a block design.

 Rings  block design

You can find initial rings for women that will have small stone embellishments but most will just have the focal point be the initial in the middle of the ring. They are made with different styles of monograms. You will be sure to find one that matches your own individual personality and style. If you are buying an initial ring for a friend or loved one you should consider their personality and style before making your selection.

Most initial rings for women have a thin band that widens in the top center. This allows room for the initial to be engraved on. The materials used to make these rings are either yellow or white gold, sterling silver, platinum, gold plated, or palladium. Sometimes you will find a heart-shaped surface for the initial but the initials are usually placed on a circle or oval surface. There are different styles that …

Glass Pearl Beads

Glass Pearl Beads

If you are interested in jewelry making and want to stay up to date on the latest trendsyou should be aware of the different types of glass beadsFor exampleCzech and Austrian glass is very popular for its beauty and qualityThere are so many different colors of glassfrom clear to every color of the rainbow and beyondGlass pearl beads are popular and can give any piece of handmade jewelry something specialThey look just like real pearls but are far less expensive and come in so many gorgeous shadesThey are opaque and pearlescentbut rather than being solid pearls they are glass.

There are many applications for glass pearl beadsthey can be used on rosariesnecklacesbraceletsanklets …

Gemstone Journey Pendants

Gemstone journey pendants are made to celebrate a journey of sorts in a person’s life. This journey can be of many different types. It is a way to celebrate a milestone or any other special time in that person’s life. These pieces of jewelry are wonderful ways to commiserate that special day with someone and to provide them with memories for years to come.

The journey pendant is designed to resemble a lazy s. It is inlaid with gemstones that can be made especially for the person that the piece of jewelry is being designed for. These pieces are wonderful gifts for many occasions and can be tailored to the needs of the recipient.

jewerly pendant

Journeys can mean many different things to people. To some individuals a journey gift may be appropriate for a college graduate in order to highlight their journey through their educational years and to celebrate their success in completing their studies. Another journey could be a wedding taking place. This could signify the journey of a young woman who has completed her journey as a single woman and is now ready to start a new journey as a partner to her new husband.

Other journeys that can be celebrated with a beautiful pendant such as this include the birth of a new child. A couple is no longer just husband and wife but is embarking on parenthood and they want to celebrate that journey with a piece of jewelry that they can cherish for years to come. …

Asscher Cut Earrings

Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

There are many different cuts available when it comes to diamonds. The cut is one of the all-important 4 C’s (clarity, color, carat and cut.) Examples of different diamond cuts include round, emerald, marquise, princess and Asscher. This cut is named after the Royal Asscher Diamond Company who created it. Created by Joseph Asscher, this cut was a hallmark of the Art Deco style but is highly popular today. If you’re shopping for earrings consider a pair of Asscher cut diamond earrings, which will become a treasured part of your jewelry collection and possibly a family heirloom as well.

Diamond

The shape of this diamond is square, but the corners are deeply cut which gives the stone almost an octagon appearance. The stone feature multiple steps and is sometimes referred to as the square emerald cut. It is similar to a cushion cut diamond also. Unlike step cut emerald stones, the Asscher cut has a more fiery and dazzling look due to the number and positioning of the step cuts. This cut is patented, so if you buy Asscher cut diamond earrings make sure your jeweler shows you proof of authenticity such as the official insignia and identification number.

Most Asscher diamonds are held in a prong setting. Many are smaller than other cuts because a stone too large detracts from the unique beauty of this cut. You can go for earrings as small as a quarter carat, half carat, three-fourths carat or even a whole carat depending on your budget …