Fine Jewelry Can Improve Your Look
The good news is that you can find lovely items on even a limited budget that you will cherish, enjoy and that will serve as good investment pieces even if you are being very cost conscious. Everyone wants a look that is flattering and appropriate but not everyone realizes that it's those little touches, such as your jewelry accessories that are the key to achieving the best looks.
You jewelry can and will be an important accessory which can show off your personal style and allow your outfits to make a personal statement. For example, if you are wearing a business suit, turning that look into one that gets second looks can easily be accomplished by selecting a complimentary bracelet or by wearing a stunning necklace which glamorizes a plain neckline. The classic black dress that's worn for daytime takes on new dimensions once it receives some help from those seductive earrings and a dynamic bracelet making it ready for any evening affair or romantic date.
Gems are silicates which can be very stable, hard minerals. Like gemstones, one of the characteristics of a precious metal is its rarity. A few gems are oxides and only one gem, diamond, is composed of a single element, carbon. Often, new names will be created for ordinary sounding minerals which sound prettier or more valuable, such as Moldavite for the green variety of tektites.
It could not be "precious" if it were common! This means that the metal must be malleable, that it can be bent, hammered, or otherwise shaped. Two other characteristics are also important. There are also many gemstones that are not true minerals, but which are gemstone varieties of recognized minerals.
Cut of the stone
Firstly we talked about the cut of the stone. Now finding a good quality bright green tourmaline with this cut is not impossible to find but can be tricky so we decided that custom cutting was the way forward. We custom cut the green tourmaline from a larger cushion stone to create the look. We combined the chequer board facetted cut on top but with a more square proportioned shape rather than oval. The lapidaries squared up the proportions and then facetted the top of the stone.
This creating a square cushion shape with a facetted top! Donna felt a straight sided square stone would be a little harsh so decided that she would like to have the stone with softened corners. The initial stone was 1.72cts and ended up at 1.05ct. After being cut gemstone it is difficult. We searched for a green tourmaline of the right colour that could be cut to shape. The twist ring is simple in style holds the tourmaline for a modern design.