Bracelet are popular jewellery item
At Blue Nile, all our platinum bracelets are made of platinum. Blue Nile gold bracelets are made from the finest 18k. This provides a perfect match of beauty and durability. Pure 24k gold is soft and easily bent while 14k gold is mixed with other metals that potentially dull the color of your gold bracelet.
Our silver bracelets are crafted from the highest-quality pure sterling silver, and all are inspected for a fineness mark to ensure quality. Our sterling silver charm bracelets and charms are created exclusively for Blue Nile. Our high-quality charms feature a custom lobster claw, designed to precisely fit either of our unique bracelets.
Gemstones are so durable
A few are mineraloids not true minerals and are including here: opal, amber, and moldavite. Foremost is durability - it must not easily corrode away, nor can it be brittle. It is so durable that nearly all of the gold ever mined is still in circulation or storage. In some cases, the names are true misnomers, such as Green Amethyst for prasiolite-a transparent green variety of quartz.
In most cases, these variety names are historical, as the gemstones were not recognized as being varieties of other minerals until well after the name was in common use such as aquamarine, emerald, and heliodor as varieties of beryl. And that is related to the third characteristic, ductility. You can see the options are endless and when you are commissioning a piece, why compromise a thing when you can choose!
High quality natural gemstones
We purchase and trade in a wide range of high quality natural gemstones from around the world. Alloys that are composed of semi metals with metals are classified as sulfides but are sometimes listed as elements. For thousands of years, gold has been valued as a global currency, a commodity, an investment and simply an object of beauty.
We personally select and purchase rough and cut stones. They usually share similarities to other sulfides in their physical properties. These minerals are in the Selenides, the Tellurides, the Antimonides and the Arsenides Subclasses of the Sulfide Class. The main difference between elemental alloys and these semi-metal alloys is the presence of covalent bonding in these minerals as opposed to the strictly metallic bonding in pure metals and their metal alloys. Our specialty is top quality cutting.