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.
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.
Silver jewellery should be given extra care
Silver jewellery is not expensive. Silver Jewellery has a textured or satin finish so it should be given more care. Do not keep them in contact with oxidized Jewellery, pearls or absorbent stones. Before packing donít forget to dry your wet jewellery. The finishes are achieved with lots of care and it should be maintained accordingly. With clean soft cloth polish your jewellery.
To keep the jewels tarnish free, you can use silica gel packs to keep dry, do not always use body scents on them directly. You can also soak them in warm soap water and use a soft bristled brush. Often a green or black residue is formed on large silver jewels due to the bodyís chemicals. But they can be cleaned easily. Remember to wear your silver Jewellery as much as possible because Wearing them actually keeps them polished and less tarnished. A rinse-off liquid cleaner is best for tarnish to clean your ornaments.