Real jewellery and Imitation jewellery
Real jewellery was the hottest commodity in the past. Many folks still hold a preference for real jewellery even today. Nowadays imitation jewellery is also popular as real jewellery. Main advantage of wearing imitation jewellery it is safest way in many outdoor situations; such as while at sporting events or walking through a crowded street.
Many women still keep a range of authentic jewellery to wear on religions occasions. The main reason of decreasing popularity of real jewellery is its cost. Wearing imitation jewellery during other occasions such as a parties, while out on a trip is considered perfectly acceptable these days. The rising cost of raw material such as gold, silver, precious stones, and diamonds, demand of these replaces to imitation jewellery.
How Durable is My Gemstone Jewellery?
First of all a note about the hardness and therefore relative durability of gemstones. To measure hardness, the jewellery industry uses the Mohs scale. This gem-trade standard, conceived by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, measures the ability of a gem or mineral to resist abrasion damage.
Diamond at 10 is the hardest whereas talc at 1 is the softest. Popular gemstones like amethyst and citrine register 7 whereas rubies and sapphires register 9. Most of us come off the beach on the first day with the 3 sís all achieved - rings caked in sand, sea-salt and suntan lotion. Nude sunbathing, as far as silver and gold jewellery is concerned, is a must! Remember also that sand will scratch the surface of precious metals.
A colorless diamond is expensive
If the bride-to-be is fashion conscious, then you can impress her with emerald cut shapes of diamond. For a distinct impression of the diamond its shape should be especially considered. But with some inclusions the prices of diamonds fall substantially while the glitter is almost the same.
If the couples can afford only a low priced diamond than go for shallow cuts, which do not involve much costs. Know that round brilliant diamonds are most popular with the brides as the shape is attractive and luminous. For a low budget couple, less than one carat size diamonds are suitable and it can be adequately set for a larger appearance. But a unique heart shape diamond solitaire engagement ring or a marquise shape also are perfect.