Coloured gemstone jewellery in Auckland

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Meaning of Top Five Coloured Gems

Aquamarine Ring

Aquamarine Ring


 

Gemstones have been an instrument used in depicting roles in myths and legends of human culture through history. Some of these stone tells a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share the same attribute which is the beauty.

 

Each and every gemstone has a unique colour, birth place and story. Their colours are fully embedded on a rainbow, and they are gathered from various parts of the world. In this article, we will focus on the meaning embedded in the top five coloured gemstones.

 

Amethyst

During the ancient times, the Greek and Romans believed that this gemstone will ward off mind-altering powers of Bacchus and always maintains the one who wears clearheaded and quick witted. This gem has been associated with a lot of legends and myths along with religion and other cultural beliefs.

 

Amethyst has a distinctive colour and is found in several shapes and sizes. These attributes make it more affordable. Amethyst has both cool and warm colours. Thus, it is very beautiful in both white and yellow metals. This ability makes it very flexible thus enhances almost all the colours in one’s wardrobe.

 

Aquamarine

This gem obtains its name from seawater. This gem automatically fills your head with a stunning pastel blue sky or the dictating colour of the sea. For many centuries, this stone has been used to symbolize hope, youth, fidelity and hope. The fact that it depicts the colour of both the sky and the water, it is believed to embody eternal life. It has been used as soothing gift for married couples inform of anniversary gifts.

 

These gems are available in the range of blue; from a pale light to greenish- blue to a deep colour. Here is an example of an aquamarine ring.

 

Citrine

This is a bright shining gem believed to be a gift from the sun. Its name is a French-derived word that fully describes the colour. Citrine in French means “lemon”. These gems are attributed with radiant yellow and brown colour.

 

In the past, this gemstone was carried to act as protection from snake venom and evil thoughts. In this century, this stone is believed to be associated with prosperity and success. It is now known as the merchant’s stone.

 

Citrine is a popular and affordable stone. It is found in different locations and bare unique shapes and sizes.

 

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is believed to have magical powers inclined into the field of science. One of its distinctive characteristics is its ability to transform into different colours under special conditions. Outside in the daylight, it possesses a cool bluish mossy green colour while, inside the lamplight, it is attributed with a red colour with a warm raspberry tone. This can be seen by flicking back and forth by switching between incandescent and fluorescent light.

 

The value of this gem increases as colour change becomes more pronounced. This makes you feel some of the mysterious magic and beliefs that are attributed to it. This gem is believed to strengthen intuition, promote creativity and inspire the imagination.

 

Diamond

From the ancient periods, diamonds have been well-regarded objects of desire. This is the hardest of all gems available in the world. Diamonds have been used since antiquity as a symbol of eternal love.

 

Diamonds are still well-regarded all around the world. Until recently, there was no existing standard in which diamonds could have been evaluated. In the past people believed that diamonds were made when bolts of lightning struck the rocks on the earth, and other also believed that this stone possessed some incredible healing powers. It is attributed to perfect glittering white light.

 

 

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Choosing Eternity Rings

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Tips For Choosing Eternity Rings For The Woman You Love

Eternity rings have long been bought as an anniversary gift. They have a timeless appeal that you cannot beat, especially if you have been married for quite a while. These rings represent all that is good and loving about marriage.

Eternity bands

Eternity bands

Many men give these rings on the first or third anniversary, but these eternity rings make good gifts for a birthday, Christmas, or any other significant life event. If you are wondering how to choose the eternity ring that you want to present to the love of your life, read on below for some tips that you will want to follow.

Although, diamonds are the most common stone chosen for eternity rings, there are modern rings that you can get in other types of gems or designs.

Choosing The Stone For Your Eternity Ring

The four Cs of diamonds are very important when it comes to choosing the right stone for your eternity ring. Read on below for some tips on choosing the cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight.

Cut

You only want to buy a diamond with a good or excellent cut grade. You do this by doing your research and talking to people who know their diamonds. Different shapes of diamonds have different cuts to them, so you will want to be careful when choosing the stone for the eternity ring of your choice.

Colour

The colour of a diamond is graded on a scale that ranges from D to Z. D and F are the diamonds that are said to be the most valuable. When diamonds reach the value of K, they start to look yellow and dull. If you are looking for a coloured diamond, then you will want to look on a coloured grading scale instead.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond is measured on a scale of F to 13. F and VS1 are considered to be of more value. When they start to fall into the I categories, the diamonds start to lose value very quickly. A diamond with a lower grade will have a ton more imperfections than a higher grade will.

Carat

The carat of a diamond is actually how much the diamond weighs. This is totally a personal preference as different carat weight diamonds look larger or smaller on different sized women.

Gemstones are graded on much the same type of scale. These gems should be researched before you choose a certain one for your eternity ring. Diamonds of course last longer than any other gemstone around and are considered to be a girl’s best friend.

Natural Or Synthetic Stones For Eternity Rings?

Eternity rings Auckland

Eternity rings

Next, you will want to decide whether she would prefer a natural or a synthetic eternity ring. You should not confuse genuine rings with synthetic rings. The best way to know the difference is by doing your research on the materials. Simulated gems don’t share the same properties as their natural counterparts.

Synthetic has its advantages as it is cheaper to buy and still perfect when it comes to the quality of the grading. Of course, they are not considered as valuable as the diamonds that are natural and mined from the earth. They do have the benefit though of being much more environmentally friendly.

If you are worried about buying diamonds from conflict areas of the world, then you can search for non-conflict diamonds to use in your eternity ring. Most of the time, buyers of eternity rings choose natural diamonds, because they are so rare and unique.

Choose An Eternity Ring Metal

Many buyers of eternity rings choose one of three types of precious metals. However, in today’s modern world it is possible to get bands with inlaid stones in other materials. The main metals used are silver, gold, platinum, stainless steel, titanium, and tungsten carbide. The choice of metal is of course up to you and the type of woman you are buying the eternity ring for. You can see some different styles and designs of eternity rings here.

Choosing The Right Size

You want to choose the right size of eternity ring when you are buying the ring, not wait and have it sized later on. You are not supposed to cut the eternity band, because it is said that cutting it cuts the circle of love.

These are just a few tips to help you choose the right eternity ring for the wife that you cherish. From choosing the right size to choosing the right gemstone, she will cherish it for life.

 

For advice in New Zealand, eternity ring jeweller, Orsini Auckland has some top-class rings to help you make your selection.

Best Advice on Choosing the Bridal Jewellery for Your Big Day

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Best Advice on Choosing the Bridal Jewellery for Your Big Day

bridal ring set

Bridal ring set

Choosing the right bridal jewellery for your big day can have just as much impact as choosing the perfect dress or the right types of flowers. Brides should never under estimate the power of their accessories, getting it wrong can really make a big difference.

Here are a few tips about choosing the best bridal jewellery which will compliment your big day rather than be a stand out feature for all the wrong reasons.

Do Not Upstage Your Dress

It doesn’t matter what theme or style you choose for your wedding dress and bridal jewellery, never allow your jewellery to upstage your dress. You want people to remember what your dress was like and not what your jewellery was like – the bridal gown is the single most important item which must take centre stage – the accessories play a supporting role.

Do Not Buy the Jewellery Before You’ve Chosen Your Dress

This is a real danger zone. The main problem is that no matter how many times a girl has dreamed about her big day and the type of dress she will wear, the dress they end up with will inevitably be nothing like they ever imagined. Make sure that you buy your dress first before buying shoes, jewellery, tiara or anything else. The dress should always come first.

Coloured Accessories Can Work Well Too

Everything bridal does not have to be white. A splash of coloured jewellery can give a neutral coloured dress a real lift, particularly if you have chosen an alternative theme for your wedding. Well chosen bridal jewellery and accessories can help to bring an outfit together.

Remember Your Skin Tone

Brides with warm skin undertones look terrific with gold coloured jewellery whereas those with cooler undertones look better with silver coloured jewellery. If you don’t know the colour of your skin tones then ask professional advice, it really can make a world of difference. These rules also apply when you choose a coloured gemstone; choose colours which suit your complexion for the best results.

Gold or Silver – But Never Both

Whether you opt for gold or silver coloured jewellery is fine, but don’t try to mix and match the two. It might seem obvious to some people but it’s surprising how many brides forget this simple rule. Choose a colour scheme and stick to it with either silver or gold jewellery but never mix and match them both.

Timeless Classics With Bridal Jewellery

Try to choose bridal jewellery which is not too “on trend” as this will quickly become dated. Every time you pull out your wedding album in the years to come your photographs will look very dated if you have chosen jewellery which is too modern. Timeless classic and traditional jewellery styles will always look glamorous and fashionable, no matter how many years have gone by.

Everything Does Not Have to Match

Diamond wedding ring Auckland

Diamond wedding ring

There is no unwritten rule when it comes to bridal attire that says “everything must match”. This is your big day and don’t be afraid to let a little of your personality shine through. It is quite traditional in some families for brides to wear items of jewellery which are family heirlooms, embrace these traditions without worrying about how you will find something suitable to match. It can be incredibly difficult to match old pieces and is completely unnecessary.

Remember that Less is More

Very often less is more – and don’t forget it. It is not compulsory for every bride to wear a tiara, veil, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bags etc as well as the flowers, shoes, dress and wedding band. You don’t have go to overboard on accessories, try everything on before the big day and make sure that you don’t look cluttered.

Don’t Break the Bank With Your Bridal Jewellery

Weddings are expensive enough without the addition of costly bridal jewellery and accessories. Don’t be pressurized into buying “wedding jewellery” with an inflated price tag when there is something equally nice and much cheaper available.

Choose Jewellery You Can Wear Again

You will only wear your bridal gown for the big day but there’s no need why you can’t choose bridal jewellery which you can wear again and again. If you choose something versatile enough you will be able to enjoy it over and over again.

Bear these tips in mind when you choose your bridal jewellery – and enjoy your big day to the full.

For more information on bridal jewellery in Auckland contact Orsini Jewellery and their website orsini.co.nz.

Taking Care of Diamond Jewellery

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Taking Care of Diamond Jewellery

Diamond is known to be the hardest known all-natural elements yet even this tough material when it is set in a ring, bracelet or other piece of jewellery, can be at risk of fracturing, breakage, or getting spoiled in some way. If you are not careful when putting it on or washing dishes for example when you are wearing your jewellery, you can damage the diamond. This post offers some advice on caring for the diamond jewellery day-to- day, and also describing how you can gently clean these items of jewellery when necessary.

 

Taking care of diamond jewellery during everyday activities

18k gold white diamond ringThe most sensible step is to remove all diamond jewellery before performing any kind of heavy-duty jobs. Taking off the jewellery will avoid mishaps such as knocking it, spilling cleansing chemicals on it, or getting it covered in fatty deposits for example. This sounds easy but when you think of the typical tasks that need to be done without wearing your valuable jewellery – gardening, working in the kitchen, cleaning your house – people, usually the woman, will just dive onto the task without thinking about the possible effects on the diamond jewellery.

 

Many of us have also heard stories of women losing diamonds from their ring while doing house-work and other chores. The stones can come loose and drop down the sink if doing the washing or fall out onto the garden never to be seen again. It makes lots of sense t save all of this potential bother and simply remove the ring or other item of jewellery before you start any chores or cleaning.

 

Apply your makeup just before putting on your precious stone jewellery. Creams, fragrances, hairspray and the chemicals in other cosmetics can get into the settings of your jewellery or leave an unwanted coating which prevents the stones from sparkling. Simply remove the item and then replace the piece after you have finished with the cosmetics.

Remove your diamond jewellery just before you take a shower. Soap can develop a layer of film on diamonds, which can quickly suppress their gleam and appearance. You could also lose a stone down the plug if it is loose in the setting.

 

Remove your diamond accessories before you take a swim. It is important to realise that the chlorine in the water in swimming pools has an adverse effect on gold and other precious metals. To avoid any kind of potential for structural damage to the ring or its setting around any stones, remove all of your gemstone items before you go into a pool. You might also consider leaving them at home too so that you eliminate the risk of them being stolen while you are swimming in the pool.

 

Cleaning diamond jewellery

Diamond jewelleryEven with the best of intentions and taking good care, it is inevitable that at some stage your diamond ring will get dirty with some contaminant. Here are some tips on how to clean your diamond to bring back the lustre and sheen so it looks like new again.

  • Handle the ring correctly when cleaning your diamond jewellery. Do not touch the stone with your fingers; hold it by the sides of the ring.
  • Cleaning the diamond. If you do not currently have a special brush designed for cleaning jewellery, you could make use of an eyebrow or a lipstick brush, a cotton bud or some soft lint-free cloth such as a cleaner for your eye glasses.
  • Before you begin washing, make a mix of warm water and a small amount of a mild detergent. Jewellery stores use diluted ammonia to clean with but for domestic use, unless you know what you are doing, you might use too much ammonia.
  • Place the diamond jewellery in the bowl and soak the diamond for a couple of minutes. Gently rub with the soft cloth or cotton bud or brush. Make sure to get under the stone as well, as this is where the dirt and body oils will collect.
  • Rinse in warm clean water.
  • After washing it, use a clean fabric to dry the jewellery.

 

Just make sure that any sort of cleansing fluid you make use of does not react with any kind of metal the diamond is set in. Some cleansing fluids can discolor the metal if you are not careful. Platinum, gold and also rhodium fashion jewellery have a tendency to be the most immune to cleaning liquids compared to various other valuable or semi-precious metals.

 

While the diamond itself will certainly not normally be damaged by paper towels or tissue paper, other decorations on the fashion jewellery item could be, so it makes sense to using of a soft fabric, ideally a fashion jewellery polishing cloth, for the whole item.

 

If you are still unsure about cleaning your jewellery you can always go to an Auckland diamond jewellers who will be glad to help you. They can use their expertise to not only clean your piece but to check that the stones are not coming loose. For more information on diamond jewellery you can visit this site http://www.orsini.co.nz/ or go along to their boutique in Auckland in Parnell.

 

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Handmade Collections by Auckland Jewellery Designers

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Beautifully Crafted Handmade Collections by Auckland Jewellery Designers

It goes without saying that jewellery itself can be a very special gift. However, if you are choosing to spend your money on handcrafted pieces by Auckland jewellery designers, you are going to see the sentiment becoming greater whether you are buying for yourself or someone special in your life. Handmade jewellery is carefully and skillfully worked together for the client who values having a little extra something. Not your standard jewellery, this is the type of piece that is a one of a kind and beautiful creation that anyone who is passionate about jewellery can and will enjoy.

Designer engagement ringAny jeweller who works to create custom and unique pieces of jewellery works hard to put together something that reflects the client and their personalities as well as their individual style. Often times, you will see that these custom pieces can be put into limited collections that will reflect the style of the designer. Handmade designer jewellery is quite stunning in nature and just right for wearing to a variety of events, especially if you are looking to showcase something that is crafted with thought and passion.

With bespoke pieces, you have the ability to tailor the jewellery and make it your own. By working to design your pieces, you can have them made to meet your precise requirements. Perhaps there is a design that you have fallen in love with either at your local jewellery store or on a website that you have found online. Taking the initiative to have a jewellery designer create your own items in the spirit of the pieces that you love. The result is that you get something familiar yet unique. Simply changing the precious metal or the stone that will be set into the piece of jewellery can make a tremendous difference and add a personal touch. Imagine if the ring is changed from white gold to rose gold and the stone from a ruby to a sapphire. The two pieces, while having the same shape will look completely different.

Believe it or not, there is quite a cost advantage when you look into having your own bespoke design jewellery made. Any competent jeweller will be able to work with you to create the perfect piece that will fit right in line with whatever budget you have to work with. However, some Auckland jewellery designers have distinct styles which may or may not suit you. For example, do you like very contemporary pieces or are you more of a traditionalist? Finding the designer who matches your preferences or can understand your own style will pay dividends in the items you select.

Additionally, if you go to a boutique jeweller, they will be keeping overheads low will help to keep cost down instead of going through some of the larger jewellery stores that can be found in malls which have high rents.

Craftsmanship is certainly another reason why so many people are looking into custom jewellery designers instead of pieces from larger jewellery collections. Any jeweller who is going to work with you on a special piece is going to ensure that it is created and set to the highest standards possible. While it is being made, you will also have the ability to make changes and even add to your creation, making it something truly special and unique.

The next time you are in the market for a unique hand-crafted piece of jewellery or a collection to wear, you may want to think of seeing a jewellery designer. They can help you with picking out every facet of your jewellery from design, metal, stone and matching your attire. This is going to give your jewellery a whole new level of importance and make you feel even more special knowing no-one else will be wearing anything like your pieces. In the end, you will have stunning handcrafted jewellery that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Designer jewellery AucklandFor people who live in Auckland Orsini jewellery designer in Parnell is a good place to start your quest for hand-made ring or necklace. They have a wonderful range of fine jewellery including diamond engagement rings, earrings, gold necklaces and bracelets. The owner, Sarah, is more than happy to arrange your own private viewing to discuss your preferences.

She can advise on which style of earring, necklace or bracelet will suit your personality or colourings. She can also advise on the occasion. If it is a wedding or gala dinner for example, she can help you match the clothes you intend to wear with your jewellery. If you are buying a gift for your wife or girlfriend, Sarah can help you with a design that she will love. For more details on some examples of work by one of the best Auckland jewellery designers, click here to go to the website.

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Picking Her Ideal Engagement Ring

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Picking Her Ideal Engagement Ring

 

Although traditional values have changed over the last few decades, it still tends to be the man in the relationship who proposes marriage to his beloved. Sometimes, the couple will then shop for an engagement ring together to ensure that the bride-to-be gets an engagement ring which she truly loves. However, when surveyed most women confessed that they would prefer to be surprised with the perfect engagement ring.

 

Of course, in an ideal world the woman will adore whichever ring she is presented with because of what it represents. But the truth is, everyone has their own tastes and preferences and a man who wants to make a woman his wife would generally prefer the certainty of knowing that the ring he has chosen is everything she dreamed it would be. After all, the intention is that the ring will have a deep and personal meaning for the rest of their lives.

Consequently, choosing the perfect engagement ring can feel like an overwhelming decision. This is made even more difficult if the man or even the couple do not know much about gold, jewellery or gem stones such as diamonds. The simple pointers in the article below can help you to make a good choice.

 

Stick To a Budget for your Ring

Before you start thinking about designs or styles for the engagement ring, the first thing you need to do is decide what your budget is. There can be a lot of pressure to spend more money that you really want to. However if you decide upon a maximum amount you will spend and are resolute about that decision, then you will not overspend. This can have a long-term effect as you may come to resent the extra or even may need that for the wedding itself. A beautiful engagement ring is not determined by the amount which is spent on it. Rather it is the thought behind it which counts. Never be pressured by pushy salespeople into spending more money than you had intended, as the price will not affect how your girlfriend feels about it.

 

Assess Her Taste in Engagement Rings

If you want the ring to be a surprise, you will need to subtly assess what your girlfriend’s taste in jewellery is like. The first consideration is whether she tends to wear gold or platinum. If she wears predominantly white gold, for example, then she may be receptive to the idea of a platinum engagement ring as the tones are not dissimilar. However, a woman who wears white gold may be less delighted with a yellow or rose gold ring (and vice versa).

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After this, think about what her overall style is like. Does she prefer to keep her look classy and understated, or does she enjoy wearing pieces which are more showy and ostentatious? This can affect which style and size of gem stone you choose.

 

Decide On A Stone for the Engagement Ring

Diamonds are highly popular and have become the traditional choice for engagement rings. This is because they are high status but also compliment any outfit. It is also due to some very heavy promotion back in the 1930s by diamond mining companies. However, this does not mean you should rule out other gem stones if you feel that it would better suit your girlfriend’s personality. For instance, she might find it very touching if you buy a ring that is set with her birth stone.

 

Once you know which gem stone she would like, you need to think about what cut would be appropriate. Round diamonds are classic and common, but if your beloved would love something unique and eye catching then a ring with a heart or the newer Princess cut diamond may be ideal. You also have the option of using a single stone or buying a ring with multiple stones set into it.

 

There are a wide range of engagement rings in Auckland available to couples so there is a good chance that you will find a jeweller who offers exactly what you want.

 

A Bespoke Engagement Ring

You may also want to consider having a bespoke engagement ring specially made. Many                 p think this is only for the wealthy but this may be cheaper than you imagined. A very fine jeweller                 that makes custom-designed engagement rings is Orsini Jewellers in Auckland.

 

Get Insurance

As with any valuable item, do not forget to get insurance when you purchase the ring. This can usually be obtained through the jeweller and will not add very much to the overall cost.

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Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a very special time, but also a nerve wracking one. These simple pointers can help you to pick a beautiful ring which your new fiancee will treasure for the rest of her life.

 

You can get more info about Orsini from their website www.orsini.co.nz.

How To Choose The Best Engagement Ring

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How To Choose The Best Engagement Ring

Shopping for an engagement ring is a huge task if you ask any groom. One ring has to say so much and finding the right one can be quite difficult. Engagements signify a couple’s commitment to one another and their readiness to step into the next phase of life as a married couple. There is no greater bond than that of marriage and it is ideally only done once in a person’s lifetime. As a result, most future husbands want to choose the best engagement ring they could possibly find to wow their partner and ensure that they say yes!

Auckland white gold engagement ringIn this article we will be looking at a few tips on how to choose an engagement ring and tips you need to be aware of when on your ring hunt.

The first thing you should do is always listen to your partner! This means you should always listen to her particularly closely whenever she is talking about jewellery, her likes and dislikes. There is no greater faux pas than purchasing a ring in a design that your partner dislikes or is not her style. You should take any sort of hint you get such as her penchant for vintage jewellery or whether she prefers simple styles over flash and glam etc. An engagement ring is sort of a test to see how well you know your partner, so make sure to listen well so you will amaze her on that big day.

Next, you will have to consider the type of stone you want in the engagement ring. Most brides prefer diamond rings; however, you should know that not all diamonds are equal! As a guy, you probably think that all diamonds look alike at first glance, but that is quite far from the truth. There are different types and cuts of diamonds, so make sure to do your research before whipping out your wallet. You will need to learn about diamond cuts, clarity, carat and color, i.e. the four Cs.

Auckland engagement ringHowever, not all brides want to have diamond rings and you need to know your partner well enough to know whether you can stray from the traditional or not. There is nothing more touching than a custom made engagement ring, and if you can afford it, then this is by far the best option. There are many jewelers who will actually take your unique design and turn it into reality if you are artistically inclined.

Lastly, you should consider your budget for an engagement ring. A good starting point is two times your monthly salary, but the sky is the limit. It is important to remember that best engagement ring does not mean the most expensive you can afford. You should never put yourself into too much debt when buying a ring and make sure to have enough left over for an amazing wedding and honeymoon!

In closing, buying the best engagement ring can be quite the task, but if you take enough time to do your research, then I am sure you will enjoy the process. In the end, it is not the ring that matters, but what it symbolises and your partner will surely love it.

For help in Auckland about diamond engagement rings, contact Orsini Jewellers.

What People Love About Diamond Engagement Rings

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What People Love About Diamond Engagement Rings

 

Diamond engagement ring Auckland

Diamond engagement ring

We all dream of love and passion and the intrigue of a lover who desires to be with us to the exclusion of all others. What would life be without love and passion? Nowhere in the modern world is this illustrated better than a man giving his lover a diamond engagement ring as a promise that he would like to spend the rest of his life only with her. Since ancient times men have given gifts to the lovers who aroused their passion and diamonds are the ultimate gift to give as they symbolise eternity.

 

The Symbolic Meanings of Diamonds

Diamonds cast a passionate spell that makes them sought after, traded, desired, fought over and stolen since their discovery. While a love token may mean almost anything, diamonds have the ability to awaken romantic passion and for those who believe that life should be full of romance, pleasure and intrigue, nothing compares to a diamond ring to capture the imagination and heart of a lover’s soul.

 

A diamond engagement ring signifies several important things, not least of which is the promise of marriage. The diamond has been considered as lasting forever due to its durability, hardness and purity of light. This is why it was chosen because to symbolise the durability of a man’s love for his wife, a love that is meant to last forever.

 

Another symbol of the engagement ring is the ring itself. Since the ring is continuous, it is meant to represent infinity which again is the intention of the enduring leave between a man and woman.

 

When the eternal diamond is set in a ring of infinity, then you have the ultimate love token for a loving couple. Of all gifts of jewelry given throughout life, a diamond engagement ring speaks the loudest to those who see it as a commitment of eternal love to the one who wears it.

 

Famous People and Diamonds

Diamonds have always captivated the imaginations of famous people and Hollywood stars who desire to own and display diamonds as a sign of romance and love in their lives. Famous movie stars and millionaires go out of their way to give bigger and better diamonds to their lovers as a sign of the passion and intrigue awoken in them. Of course for some, it is also a way of demonstrating their wealth and some might say, their lack of good taste by flaunting their opulence.

 

Famous locations around the world have become renowned for their jewellery industries and as a result are often used for glamourous settings for the movie industry or romantic and crime novels involvind diamond thefts. Some cities like London and Los Angeles have world famous jewellery designers and retailers catering to the stars of the film and music industries. As a result, designs of stunning diamond engagement rings for the rich and famous and many Hollywood movies have been an inspiration to fans to have romantic engagements.

 

Diamonds Hold a Promise

A proposal of marriage should never be taken lightly and diamonds reflect a promise made that is meant to last forever. When a couple becomes engaged, they agree to share all things they love about each other and to spend the rest of their lives making plans together for their future. Every time a couple looks at their diamond engagement ring, in the future, they will be reminded of that promise and the moment it was made.

 

Princess-cut diamond ring

Princess-cut diamond ring

This holds true in many cultures so that no matter where you go in the world the idea that “diamonds are forever” is one that can be found.

 

Diamonds Rings in Auckland

Kiwis do not have to go all around the world to look for a token for love in a diamond engagement ring. Auckland has a good number of jewellery shops and designers who can make exclusive and top class engagement ring designs. In the CBD, Parnell, Ponsonby and Remuera there are some very good jewellers. Try this one, Orsini, for a start. The website has more inspiration for you so click here.

Things To Remember About Handmade Jewellery

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Hand-made engagement ring

Hand-made engagement ring

Things To Remember When It Comes To Handmade Jewellery

 

In the world of buying or selling jewellery, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced people in the market. Much of the information is for people who are looking at items readily available in shops. However you might be thinking of something a bit more exclusive such as handmade jewellery. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping you buy jewellery.

If you are shopping for someone whose birth month is October, look for jewellery that features creamy or milky opals. These stones are believed to be associated with such virtues as purity, hope, and lasting good health. Opals are also the traditional gemstone for partners who have reached their 14th year of marriage.

You can also shop online at independent user sites to find jewellery that is handmade by individual designers and artisans. There is no vetting or filtering of products offered for sale, so you will often have to weed through a lot of items that are less than professional, but finding that one striking gem is worth the treasure hunt.

Ask your jeweler if they have the current equipment that is used to distinguish real diamonds from those that were created in a lab. Most of the older equipment can detect cubic zirconia, but sometimes they mistake lab diamonds for real ones. Making sure your jeweller has the correct testing equipment can save you from being a victim of fraud. However, many people prefer to buy lab made CZ diamonds. This is because they are more environmentally sustainable and there are no issues about the mining process or how the miners might be affected by the mine owners. You can also find lab produced sapphires, rubies and emeralds these days too.

Before you purchase jewellery, it helps to have a good idea of what you’re looking for before you go out shopping. If you’re buying it as a gift, think about the other person’s tastes, their colouring and what size they might take. Of course, it is important to know your budget. It’s easy to get caught up once you get inside a jewellery store and start talking with a salesperson. Set a budget and stick to it.

Handmade diamond ringIf you are wearing a large, ornate necklace, don’t add large ornate earrings. Instead, go without earrings or wear something simple that complements your necklace, face and clothing. Likewise, if your earrings are large, dangly and attention getting, wear a simple choker or chain or no necklace at all.

It is sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd or find a meaningful piece of jewellery. Jewellery stores usually sell the same type of designs that prove to be a bore after a while. Be bold and buy handmade hand-made jewellery instead. Custom designed, artisan-made jewellery will always be a success due to its one-of-a-kind nature. You will never see anyone else wearing the same thing as you wherever you might go or whoever you may bump into. An additional benefit is that you will also be supporting a local artist and manufacturer instead of an importing company relying on low wage labour selling container loads of the same items.

Make sure that when you are viewing a diamond that you do not use a black background. The reason for this is that a black background will always distort the color of the diamond. You want to see the diamond’s colour properly. Also make sure that you view the diamond under magnification so that you can see everything about the diamond. Any good jeweller will know this and not try to fool you. In fact one of the best types of jewellers to see is one who is trained as gemologist. Not all jewellers are members of the Accredited Gemologists Association. This jewellery designer in Auckland, Orsini Jewellery, is one studying for the certification.

After reading these tips, you can begin to understand what it takes to become a more informed buyer of handmade jewellery. There is a lot of information to be had and you need to know how to apply it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods and strategies so that you can buy that perfect piece.

The Benefits Of Custom Jewellery

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The Benefits Of Custom Jewellery

There are so many different benefits of purchasing custom jewellery rather than going out and just buying it from a shop or store. Even though as we all know custom jewellery can be a little bit more on the pricey end in comparison to going to chain shop and buying jewellery. Even though you are likely to pay a higher price when buying custom jewellery, it also has a ton of benefits to it that customers tend to overlook. This post will be reminding you of the different benefits these custom-designed pieces of jewellery provide us and how they are worth spending your money on them.

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Custom designed jewellery

The first benefit is that you will be the only one with that type of design. No one else will have that design and it will be unique to you. A lot of times we spend money and get excited about purchasing a jewellery piece only to find out a work-mate, a friend or someone you meet at a party also have the exact same thing. Having a unique piece that no one else has adds a lot of your own value to it and it also adds a personal touch to it. You can then easily show off your jewellery without being afraid that someone else has it too.

Another benefit is that it allows you to think out of the box. If you go to chain stores or national shops you will notice how all the jewellery pieces are quite similar and, to be honest, boring. If you want to go all out to add a personal touch to your accessories then custom-made jewellery is for you. Buying jewellery that is made just for you, enables you to choose a lot more stone types, colours and designs. The jeweller will come up with a design which speaks out your personality and best fits you. The piece describes you.

Often custom jewellery can also become a family piece which you can hand down the generations to follow. What I mean by that is that a lot of families like having to pass things around. If, you have a piece of jewellery that is custom designed compared to some mass-produced trinket, it just adds so much more value to it because no one else has it. Then you can pass that piece around and make it a symbol of you and your family. For instance, people pass down necklace, rings and bracelets to each generation on let us say there 18th birthday. This also helps keep the family together and creates a special bond.

Overall, I believe that custom jewellery is something that everyone should think about and probably invest their money in. Also, if you sell custom jewellery you are also likely to make more money off of it than any other. This is because there is a demand in unique jewellery, since everyone at shops keeps the same style. People are getting bored of that style and are craving unique jewellery. If, after reading this article you decide want to buy custom jewellery, try this jeweller, Orsini Jewellery, custom jewellers in Auckland.