Largest Jewellery market
According to a recent KPMG study the largest Jewellery market is :
United States with a market share of 30.8%
Japan, India and China and the Middle East each with 8 - 9% and
Italy with 5%.
We predict a dramatic change in market shares by 2015, where the market share is
The United States will have dropped to around 25%
China and India will increase theirs to over 13%
The Middle East will remain more or less constant at 9%
Europeís and Japanís market share will be less than 4% for Japan, and
Less than 3% for the biggest individual European countries, Italy and the UK.
A diamond is a beauty
A diamond's beauty, rarity and price depend on the interplay on all the 4 C's cut, clarity, carat and color. The other big trend is the revival of antique cut diamonds such as the cushion cut. Side stone options include these 7 shapes as well as baguette and trillion. Its purity is the perfect symbol of a new beginning.
It is believed that the first diamonds were discovered nearly 3000 years ago in India. They were considered valuable because of their ability to refract light and were used as either decoration or as talismans - for protection and warding against evil. Generally speaking there are 7 principle diamond shapes for Jewelry - round, marquise, emerald, princess, pear, oval and heart. The strongest trend in Jewelry design is diamond set in white metal particularly platinum.
Silver is alloyed with other metal
The word silver is used to describe its color or shade of gray. Silver is very malleable and ductile metal. It symbols Ag in scientific methods. Silver is alloyed with other metal to increase its strength. Silver is the best conductor of all metals. Sterling silver is used for jewellery which is most popular silver.
It is a grayish white metal. Silver can be pulled into wire or hammered into thin sheet. It can achieve most the most brilliant polish. Silver is more reflective than gold. In its pure form, silver is a soft metal, which is easily damaged. Sterling silver is stamped with the following quality marks: Sterling silver; sterling; ster; .925. Although any metal can be added, but most popular is cooper. It can be casual and comfortable for everyday wearing.