The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gifts
by Mathew Abraham
Quite naturally, weddings and births are something special. Both are part of the all important process of continuation of the human race.
The Perfect Diamond Anniversary Band
The diamond engagement ring came first. The wedding ring followed. Now is the time for the most perfect triplet to these sentimental favorites: the diamond anniversary band.
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Your wedding ring has to be of the perfect size of your finger, otherwise it becomes difficult to adorn it all day. The most crucial aspect to comfort is the right sizing of the ring. So it requires to be taken much care of.
They will fit together ~ly and can be your own creative creation.
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~: Cleaving occurs along a ~ly smooth plane
Excellent: Cleaving occurs along a very smooth plane
Distinct: Cleaving plane is well defined
Good: The cleaved surface has some im~ions ...
The style pendulum swung back again after that, as the influence of the Renaissance focussed attention back on ancient Greece and Rome, on classical ideas of proportion and the ~ion of the circle, ...
Proportions affect how light travels within the diamond. Diamonds that are cut too shallow and wide, or too deep and narrow lose light out the sides or bottom, causing the diamond to lose brilliance.
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~ly Matched Pair of Excellently Cut Topaz Gemstones, Pear Cut, 5.9 carats
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~ Cleavage - See cleavage.
Pewter - This dull silver-colored alloy is made from tin, antimony and copper.
Phenomenal Gems - Gems that display unusual optical properties such as color change gems.
~ - Diamonds. It is an unfair trade practice to use the word ~, or any other word of similar import, as descriptive of any diamond which discloses flaws, cracks, carbon spots, clouds, or other blemishes or im~ions of any sort when examined in normal daylight, or its equivalent, ...
Peridot is a gemstone in the Olivine mineral family. It exhibits a range of vibrant greens from yellow-green to olive green to brownish green. On the Mohs’ scale of hardness, peridot is 6.5-7.
Obvious inclusions very easy to locate with the unaided eye and which may threaten stone's durability.
An im~ gemstone contains any external blemish or internal inclusion or flaw that is visible to the unaided eye or that has a serious effect on the stone's durability.
The ~ Diamond Ring
The smart groom-to-be does his research before buying his fiancée a diamond ring! There are more styles and cuts to choose from than ever before. It.s not enough to be educated about the four Cs of diamonds . cut, color, clarity and carats.
The ~ Platinum Ring
Has a ~ fit
Our easy-to-use guide will help you find the correct ring size
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Your ~ Gemstone
Gemstones are typically described in two major ways: 'precious' and 'semi-precious.' The precious gems are diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. The semi-precious gems are, well, everything else.
hexagonal (rhombohedral, prismatic, and virtually all other shapes in the hexagonal system and many combinations.) It can easily be cleaved to form ~ rhombohedrons.
~ on one crystal face parallel to long axis (001), and nearly ~ on a second face (110).
Mohs Scale hardness
3 - 3.5 ...
~ for high neckline garments such as turtle necks and crew necklines.
over 45 inches ...
~ round pearls are most valued.
Pick any shape you like, just make sure of uniformity on the string.
FTC rules state that a diamond must be free from any and all im~ions when examined by a trained expert with a 10X magnifier in ideal lighting conditions. In addition, the stone must be absolutely colorless and conform to ideal proportions. Such stones are extremely rare.
~ Cut ...
~ natural opals are extremely rare and expensive. Many are treated to enhance their appearance. One common technique is to place the opal in a sugar solution and then in sulfuric acid, which blackens body color and makes the play of color more pronounced.
~ in one direction
Cat's eyes are known. Many tanzanites display a color shift from blue in daylight to violet in incandescent light.
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"A ~ garnet," he exclaimed.
Investigation proved that the rocks were filled with beautiful red garnets. Morgan learned that rock and earth taken from the subway excavation have been dumped at Sheepshead Bay, so he went there.
Two ~ jewelry making combinations - wire and beads - add them together to some up with a huge assortment of earring projects. Here are lots of wire and bead earrings, using materials such as gemstones, crystals, and precious metals, to get you started.
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The ~ Ring
Engagement Ring Settings ...
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conchoidal, uneven, and brittle ...
Are ~ly round in shape.
Typically are not round and not irregular but are somewherein between, such as potato, pear, drop, button and egg shapes.
The ~ way to prepare for wearing a solid Ruby necklace is to dress in the Ruby Dream necklace for at least numerous months. Sometimes, Ruby necklace needs to examine under a microscope to agree on its healing quality category and to remove any beads containing venomous contaminants.
The '~ pearl' is generally typified by a smooth, blemish-free surface, but in reality, very few authentic pearls are completely unmarked.
It is ~ly reasonable as a gem customer to ask to see your stone with a loupe or under a microscope. Look to see if the inclusions adversely affect the overall look of the gem or if they are severe enough to threaten its integrity. Fractures that reach the surface present risks.
Girdle ~ly Round
Profile Cut Grade: An evaluation of a gemstone's symmetry, proportion, bulge, table size, and girdle thickness while viewing the stone from the side.
Yet the ~ sapphire is as rare as the finest work of art. Thus, over the centuries, we have developed methods to enhance the purest hues of sapphire. This is now commonly achieved by controlled heating of these gems, a technique that not only improves color but also adds clarity.
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Yellow colored diamonds ownership is a rare privilege and they are appreciated and sought out by collectors and specialist jewelers worldwide.
Due to the ~ cleavage of this stone, handle it with great care.
The color of tanzanite is most intense in sizes above ten carats. Smaller tanzanites are usually pale in color.
This little ~ figure may seem to be a trifling matter on which to found an essay; and yet we shall find it connected with history and poetry.
In an ideal ~ world, alexes change from red to green. However, this is not usually the case. They tend to change from a brownish reddish raspberry to a grayish bluish green. Some stones only partially change color. What you are looking for is a dramatic 100% change.
Cleavage: ~ in one direction, good in another (at right angles to each other)
Fracture: Uneven to splintery
UV Reaction: Usually inert ...
Choose the ~ Anniversary Ring
When it comes to selecting the ~ anniversary ring, there are some basic factors to consider; ring style, metal and setting type, diamond quality and width.
MUDDY. Im~ crystallisation which obstructs the passage of light; exemplified by mud stirred in water.
MUFFLE. An oven-shaped vessel of baked fire-clay containing cupels or cups in which alloy is fused, or a furnace with a chamber surrounded by incandescent fuel.
This style is ~ for chains
of all lengths, and is very strong -
a good choice for a pendant chain.
Our sterling silver chains are different.
Theoretically ~ cutting proportions for (round brilliant cut) diamonds. Exact specifications vary. Many mathematical models ignore girdle thickness.
IGI, I.G.I., International Gem Laboratory ...
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RELATED TERMS: See Baroque, Button, Keishi, Mobe, Off Round, Potato, Rice, Rondelle and Round PearlsPendant:A decorative ornament that hangs from a necklace, earrings, or pinPerfectina Chain:A type of chain style where very small, ...
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Only opal with a ~ly aligned grid of silica spheres will show play of color, which is created through diffraction of light across those spheres. The size of the spheres determine the wavelengths and therefore the colors seen.
I -1 : The Im~ categories are such called because their clarity flaws and inclusions can be seen with the naked eye, and without the use of a loupe. They are inexpensive and have very little relative market value as diamonds go.
It can be just as ~ if you're not feeling so wonderful, but you might not want to go out while you're wearing it. I recommend wearing it against the heart and allowing your feelings to be released. Watery opal can release tears, and that can be a healing experience.
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Due to demand for ~ly matched white pearl strands, cultured fresh and saltwater pearls are often bleached to achieve a uniform color. They may also be polished in tumblers to clean and improve their luster.
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To fit you with the ~ ring, we offer free consultations. We can help you to select the right style for your budget or custom design a unique wedding ring.
Nervous about ordering over the internet? Give us a call - we can answer all your questions and help make your ring purchase easy.
How to choose the ~ diamond?
The happiest occasions of our lives are often those which are capped by the giving of something precious; whether a diploma for the excited grad, or a certificate of thanks for a job well done, or some other item of value.
Occurrence: common in U.S.
Actinolite ... See also Tremolite, Nephrite
calcium magnesium (iron) silicate: Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2
Crystallography: Monoclinic; bladed crystals, usually elongated; fibrous, columnar aggregates, massive, granular, often twinned ...
It is said to help the mind and body to remember - the mind, to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of ~ion during disease in order to return to the natural state of flawless-ness.
The uncombined atoms of the metals act as ~ spheres and are relatively inert; they tend to form lattices of face-centered cubic, body-centered cubic or hexagonal close-packed structure.
Natural freshwater pearls are seldom ~ly round or even nearly round, more often than not they are baroque, slugs, or wings. Many pearls, both natural and cultured, have beautiful color and luster.
The dress clip, the most popular 1930s jewel, was exceedingly versatile and fit ~ly into the thrifty woman's wardrobe. In 1931, Parisian jeweler, Gaston Candas, invented a mechanism that trebled the dress clip's versatility.
Upon close inspection you will find that round Pearls are seldom ~ly round due to the fact that they form naturally. Baroque Pearls are formed when the nucleus drifts toward the muscle of the oyster where the nacre is distributed unevenly resulting in an off round or Baroque Pearl.
Mystical Properties: Both earth and fire energies are captured within the pyrite stone; a ~ tool to assist in balancing (or activating) the root (1st) or base chakra. Pyrite helps one to communicate more openly and honestly, providing both emotional and physical protection.
The ~ion of hope. The brilliance of joy. All these are a part of a couple's love for one another - a love that finds its ideal expression in a diamond. No other stone offers the clarity, brilliance, and breathtaking depth of a diamond.
Why on earth would anyone want to drill holes into a ~ly good diamond? It may seem counter-intuitive, but drilling this type of hole into a diamond can actually raise its clarity grade.
There are diverse preferences when it comes to shape in radiant cut diamonds, from a ~ly square 1.00 length to width ratio (any ratio of 1.05 or less will appear square to the naked eye), to a more traditional rectangle.
When searching for the ~ piece of gemstone jewelry, buyers often place too much concentration on the item itself without considering how the jewelry will be worn.
The key to crystal is it's ~ shape, and weight. For more than 100 years Swarovski crystals have been famous for their exceptional quality and clarity. Swavorski is a brand-name of Austrian Crystal. Both the Czech crystal and the Austrian crystal are equally as bright.
Usage: Considered one of the most precious and ~ gemstones, Ruby symbolizes the sun, freedom and power. It is a sacred gem to the Buddhists, and are called "tears of Buddha". Increases energy levels and it will stimulate love if worn close to the heart.
Shape " While pearls come in many different shapes, those that are ~ly round are the most rare and therefore the highest quality and most valuable. Only about 1% are actually ~ spheres. To find out if your strand has ~ly round pearls, just roll it on a flat surface.
The cut is essential: only a ~ cut will underline the beauty of this valuable and precious stone in a way befitting the 'king of the gemstones'. However, a really ~ ruby is as rare as ~ love. If you do come across it, it will cost a small fortune.
A ~ pear shaped white pearl; La Peregrina was one and a half inches in length. It has a long history of owners starting from a slave who found it in Panama and gave it up in return of his freedom. The conquistador ruler of the region in 1570 had sent the pearl to King Philip II of Spain.
How to design your bracelet so that it fits you ~ly.
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~ed in Japan by Kokichi Mikimoto just prior to World War II, cultured-pearl farming yields pearls that are also produced by mollusks but their production is scientifically controlled.
Absolutely ~ diamonds, i.e. stones which are entirely free from inclusions, are rare exceptions. The purity of diamonds is rigorously appraised and classified according to an internationally recognized evaluative system. The highest grade is "IF" ("internally flawless," i.e.
A ~ cleavage results in regular flat faces resembling growth faces such as in mica, or calcite. A less well developed cleavage is said to be im~, or if very weak, a parting. If a fracture is irregular and results in a rough surface, it is hackly.
The most valuable pearls are ~ly symmetrical, large, naturally produced, and have a shimmering iridescence (called orient luster).
Ideal Cut diamonds are also round diamonds that are ~ly proportioned (having depth percentages and table percentages that some people feel produce a "~" balance of fire and brilliance).
Faux Pearl A pearl that is fashioned out of im~ pearls and reconstituted to create a gemstone with nearly ~ dimensions while retaining the same luster as an intact pearl.
A stone's relative position on a flawless to im~ scale. Clarity characteristics are classified as inclusions (internal) or blemishes (external). The size, number, position, nature, and color or relief of characteristics determine the clarity grade.
The ~ion of the diamond as a gem was only realized by the modern full-cut brilliant. Developed in 1910, its characteristics are: round girdle, 32 facets plus the table on the crown or upper part of the diamond and 24 facets plus, sometimes a culet (point) on the pavilion-- the lower part.
With our Ring Sizer or with our other approaches, we will help you find a Ring that not only looks good but which fits the finger ~ly. The ring size should be determined under comfortable climatic conditions.
Hearts and Arrows: A general term when referring to diamonds with a precise and complete pattern of hearts and arrows achieved by ~ cutting proportions.
Although gems are frequently used in jewelry, they are ~ly good collectibles in their own right. In fact, there are many attractive and interesting gems that are too fragile or too large to be used in jewelry.
They were probably one of the earliest gems found by prehistoric man, being naturally-~ objects which required no additional craftsmanship. It is said that they were probably first found along the coastline of India. Pearls come fine-finished directly from nature.
The relative position of a diamond's clarity on a flawless to im~ scale, a flawless diamond having no inclusions or im~ions and an im~ diamond having inclusion visible to the naked eye.
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Minerals aren't always found as ~ crystals -- they are often partially or completely broken into smaller parts. Just how they break apart is an important identifying characteristic. If when they break they form flat surfaces, they are said to have cleavage.
Yet, ~ion in emeralds, as in all things, is among the rarest of nature's treasures. When they are mined from the earth, almost all emeralds have unique birthmarks that distinguish them as truly natural gemstones.
In an ideal cut, most of the light which enters the diamond is reflected ~ly off its facets back into the observer's eye. A diamond that is of ideal cut is likely to have high brilliance.
P2 The second level of the im~ range in the C.I.B.J.O. clarity grading system. It is the equivalent of GIA's I2. The "P" stands for pique'.
P3 The third level of the im~ range in the C.I.B.J.O. clarity grading system. It is the equivalent of GIA's I3. The "P" stands for pique'.
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Mica is a soft, lightweight, transparent mineral that cleaves into thin, elastic sheets (it has a single ~ cleavage direction). It is used for lampshades and electrical insulators.
Acrylic European beads are often lightweight and colorful, which makes them ~ beads for assorted jewelry designs. Pandahall.
I1-I2-I3 : The lowest grade. Stands for Im~. These stones are characterised by inclusions that have a negative effect on either appearance, durability or both. At I1 there is a moderate effect on either factor, I2 a severe effect on either factor and I3 a severe effect on both factors.
s cleavage can be easy or difficult and can range from
~ to im~, depending on the cohesive properties of atoms in the gemstone
and the strength of those bonds based on direction of growth. Some gemstones such as
quartz have no cleavage.
Pearls are most valuable when they are ~ly round. Fine natural pearls are much more expensive and rare to find than cultured pearls. Never dip jewelry with pearls into a jewelry cleaning solution unless it specifically says that it is safe for pearls.
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