20. April 2018 · Comments Off on Gemstones of Madagascar · Categories: Gemstone Mining, Gemstones · Tags:
Madagascar Blue Sapphire Ring
Madagascar Blue Sapphire – MyJewelrySource

Gemstones of Madagascar

Sоmе of the rаrеѕt and most beautiful gemstones in thе wоrld dоn’t look аnуthing likе diаmоndѕ. In fасt thеу соmе in a ѕресtrum of different соlоrѕ, аnd intеrеѕtinglу еnоugh many of them соmе frоm thе ѕаmе рlасеѕ. Mаdаgаѕсаr is оnе of thе most notable sources of these fine gems. In thiѕ particular region оf the wоrld, several vаriеtiеѕ of gemstones have bееn discovered in recent уеаrѕ. Madagascar is ѕituаtеd in the Indiаn Oсеаn off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. Mаdаgаѕсаr is thе fоurth lаrgеѕt iѕlаnd in thе world and it iѕ соnѕidеrеd оnе оf thе poorest соuntriеѕ duе tо large instability in the роlitiсаl conditions of thе сountry.

Thе соuntrу iѕ fаmоuѕ fоr its large dероѕits оf sapphires, rubies and other gemstones like citrine, amethyst, tоurmаlinе, еmеrаld, gаrnеt, chrysoberyl, араtitе, kyanite аnd zirсоn. Thеrе have been major diѕсоvеriеѕ of ѕаррhirе at Ilakaka in the south and Ankeniheny-Zahamena in the north. The quality of the often velvety sapphires from Madagascar rivals that of Sri Lanka and Kashmir and the rubies rival those from Burma. At рrеѕеnt timе, Mаdаgаѕсаr gеmѕtоnеѕ have оbtаinеd rерutаtiоn in the gem market due to their excellent ԛuаlitу аnd соlоr characteristics. At its peak, Madagascar was thought to produce about 40% of the world’s sapphires.

Most the Mаdаgаѕсаr gеmѕtоnеѕ аrе еxроrtеd to еvеrу rеgiоn оf thе world due to thеir lаrgе dеmаnd. The mining оf Madagascar gеmѕtоnеѕ is a large and growing industry due tо riѕing dеmаnd of thе Mаdаgаѕсаr gemstones аrоund thе wоrld. However the mining industry is not well regulated so the social and economic impacts are high. The techniques of the artisanal miners are primitive and as such can be extremely dangerous when pits collapse. Sadly, the overcrowded conditions and poor infrastructure cause health problems for the miners as well. And the boom and bust cycle happens rapidly as mining is done aggressively in a given location and then once the region is mined out, it is abandonned. The revenue generated by the mining industry can help finance improvements in social and economic infrastructure. The government is in the process of improving tax collection systems which would then allow the mining to have a greater, more positive impact on the country itself.

18. April 2018 · Comments Off on Diamond crosses · Categories: Diamond · Tags: ,
Sapphire Ring - Round - 1.27 ctw Blue Sapphire and White Sapphire - 14k white gold
Classic Women’s Diamond Cross
Men's 1.0 ctw Diamond Cross Pendant in 14k white or yellow gold
Men’s Diamond Cross

Diamond crosses

Diamonds are known for their beauty, elegance, and worth all around the world. One of the ways to wear diamonds is in a diamond cross necklace. Diamond crosses can be worn to symbolize religious beliefs or even as a fashion statement. Diamond cross pendants are elegant, sophisticated and timeless, and it is wonderful to be able to wear a meaningful piece so close to your heart.

Diamond cross necklaces can also be layered with other diamond necklaces, gold chains, platinum chain or gemstone necklaces in accordance with your personal style. So not only does the wearer have the opportunity to show his or her faith but wearing the cross can also be stylish and chic. Even men are able to wear bold, dramatic cross necklaces as both a fashion statement and a sign of faith. Diamond crosses can be made in the simplest of styles, like a shared prong setting with princess cut or round diamonds, where it looks like a diamonds floating on the neckline. They are also in heavier gold settings with larger diamonds for those looking for something more dramatic. Eye catching designs may include a combination of diamond shapes and sizes. Very large crosses often make a statement for musicians who pair the invisibly set diamond designs with chunky chains. The most popular metal for diamond crosses in 14k white gold. Platinum is also used and is a great choice because it will not tarnish. Yellow gold has a warm rich finish and sterling silver is a perfect option for those who are more budget conscious.

Diamond crosses have become often worn at weddings and for Easter celebrations. Parents may give a gift of a diamond cross to their children as well. Not only is it a symbol of faith but it is truly a give of love.

16. April 2018 · Comments Off on Three Stone Rings (Past Present Future) · Categories: Ring Styles · Tags: ,
Sapphire Ring - Round - 1.27 ctw Blue Sapphire and White Sapphire - 14k white gold
Sapphire Three Stone Ring
Three Stone 2.70 ctw Amethyst and White Sapphire Ring in 14k white gold
Amethyst Three Stone Ring

Three Stone Rings (Past Present Future)

Although many couples still go choose the time-tested solitaire ring, another wonderful option for those looking for a symbolic piece is the three stone, or past-present-future ring. Three-stone engagement rings hold an unexpected significance in comparison to the conventional solitaire ring, and can recount the narrative of your life together. The three stones that make up the ring speak to the past, note the present and introduce the future. The stone that speaks to the present is dependably the greatest and is the focal point of the three stones at the center. The stones that sit on either side symbolize the past and the future. Another way of looking at the three stone design is that it can kinship, love, and constancy. Three stone wedding bands are additionally normally known as a set of three or trinity rings.

Three stone rings can be done with all diamonds, all gemstones or a combination thereof. For example, if you are looking for the most classic option, one would choose an all diamond three stone ring. Some couples will choose a birthstone as a center stone, or a precious gem like sapphire or ruby, and then set diamonds on either side. Round is the most common shape gemstone used, but oval and princess cut are beautiful options as well. Classic prong set styles with simple basket or trellis style basket settings are often seen. More unique ring may have bezel or semi bezel set gems. The bezel setting is a nice option since it gives the stones extra protection. The open basket settings are also excellent choices since the light can come into the stone and the stones generally look much brighter. The center stone is usually the larger of the three stones and the side stones are often accents. Often times, the weight of the two side stones is equivalent to the weight of the center stone. This will result in a nicely balanced ring design. For instance, if the center stone is a half carat, then the two outside stones are one quarter carat each.

11. April 2018 · Comments Off on Amethyst- The February Birthstone · Categories: Amethyst, Gemstones, Uncategorized
Purple Amethyst Ring
Purple Amethyst Ring
Green Amethyst (Prasiolite) Ring
Green Amethyst (Prasiolite) Ring

Amethyst Gemstone

Amethyst gets its name gets from the Greek “amethystos”, which signifies “not drunken”, as amethyst in ancient times was thought to avoid tipsiness. Amethyst hues run from light to dark purple, and the classic royal purple hues are most valued and respected. Its stunning purple shading may originate from traces measures of iron or manganese in its crystal lattice. Amethyst crystals can form into colossal impeccable precious gems. It’s also found inside geodes the around the globe. Because of the abundance of amethyst, the faceted gems used in jewelry are typically spotless and free of imperfections.

All through history, the purple, lilac, and lavender amethyst precious stone have been related to sovereignty. Amethyst is faceted into numerous cuts and is used as a part of all types of adornments including rings, accessories, studs, bracelets, and pendants. Necklaces made of faceted or tumbled beads can also be found.

The precious stones have additionally been utilized for an assortment of health conditions i.e. cell development and recovery due to their far infra-red radiations all through the ages. The low level of heat produced by amethyst precious stones may help give a feeling of calm to the body, potentially giving positive impacts to supporting a sound sleep cycle and mental dysfunction. Far-infrared radiation has been appeared to help blood course, especially microcirculation among the vessels in the skin.