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 …

Gold Locket

Gold Locket Necklace

Gold locket necklaces are as beautiful as they are nostalgic. Locket necklaces date back in time for centuries and these are the necklaces that open up to reveal two halves. The two halves are called wings and they are connected with a hinge. When locket necklaces were first designed they were used for a variety of practical reasons such as for carrying medicines or poisons. They were also used to carry the ashes of a deceased loved one or a piece of their hair. Some people used lockets as good luck charms and filled them with herbs to ward off evil. As time went on the lockets began to have pictures or photos of family or friends inserted in them. It is still popular today to wear a locket with a photo of a loved one tucked inside.

Today you can find gold locket necklaces in various styles, designs and sizes. A gold locket necklace is a wonderful gift to give for a woman. The purity of the gold and the complexity of the design will affect the price of a gold locket necklace. You can find them in yellow gold, white gold and rose gold, varying from 10kts to 24ks. However, 24kst is a very soft, costly metal and may not be best suited for a locket. The color of the gold will depend on the percentage of other metal alloys mixed in to make the gold stronger. If you are shopping for a gold locket for a loved …

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.

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Bezel Set Engagement Rings

There are a variety of different settings for diamond engagement rings. Bezel set engagement rings are one of the setting types. The stone is surrounded by a circle of precious metal in which it sits slightly lower than the rim of the circle. The flat profile is modern and ideal with certain diamond styles. Those who are active and/or work with their hands a lot often choose the bezel setting because it provides more protection for the diamond. The stone won’t snag on fabric and certain flaws around the stone’s edge are concealed. Others like this setting because of its appearance which, depending on the ring style, can look classic to modern.

Bezel set engagement rings cost more than other comparable rings with different settings. However, for many people the extra expense is worth it, especially when it comes to a ring that you intend to keep on your finger for a lifetime. There are numerous diamond shapes that look beautiful in a bezel setting. One example is the princess cut diamond, a square-shaped stone cut to emphasize the brilliance of the stone. In a bezel setting, a princess cut stone can be set in its original square shape or turned to create a diamond shape.

Bezel set engagement rings sometimes feature multiple diamonds as opposed to the traditional solitaire ring. You might see a large center stone surrounded by two smaller bezel set stones. Pave diamonds are also popular adornments on bezel set rings. A modern take on the …