VARIOUS STYLES IN JEWELRY DECORATIONS - FROM GOTHIC TO GATSBY
The history of jewelry has several millennia. Civilizations were created and perished, the worldview changed, traditions came and went, and with them the styles of jewelry changed. One thing remained…

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Jewelry work, or the science of safe shopping
Where to go? First of all, you should make sure that the store in which you want to make a purchase is trustworthy. How to do it? To get started,…

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Thing - The Breath of Antiquity
A year ago, when the French House of Van Cleef & Arpels premiered the high jewelry collection Palais de la Chance, the bracelet with the heads of dragons looking at…

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Drag-stones

Since ancient times, gems have been human companions. The tradition of honoring precious stones is rooted in ancient Egypt and Rome. The Egyptians decorated themselves with amethysts, emeralds, turquoise, while the Romans preferred diamonds. The Renaissance epoch brought with it a fashion for topaz, sapphires, rubies, romanticism – a flash of interest in a semiprecious stone. Of course, untreated stone is ugly, but often nature itself processes them – with the help of wind, sand, and water. However, in the middle of the 15th century, the jeweler of the Burgundian duke Ludwig Van Berkem, for the first time, cut the diamond. To this day, gems attract and attract people.

The wearing of precious stones at all times was a sign of status and high prestige. Ballroom dress in the nineteenth century, as indeed now, was considered incomplete and even out of place without an expensive addition: a necklace, earrings, a bracelet on a captivating wrist, or rings on wonderful fingers.

The precious stones include minerals (mainly crystals), colorless or having a beautiful color, bright luster, more or less transparency, high hardness, resistance to wear, high light scattering, purity of color, color uniformity. The value of precious stones is determined by their rarity, as well as the individual qualities of stones – the size, uniformity, degree of transparency for transparent stones, the beauty of color for gems. Large gems are rarely found in nature, which makes them very expensive.

Below we present the most famous representatives of the world of precious stones.

Diamond
DiamondTak called the game of color makes diamond almost the most expensive gem (along with ruby, emerald and blue sapphire, which are quite similar in price to a diamond). A diamond in its natural form is ugly and does not represent artistic value. After a proper cut, which creates conditions for an innumerable set of internal reflections, the diamond begins to play, becomes a work of art. A diamond that has been cut becomes a diamond. The word “Diamond” comes from the Arabic almas, or the Turkish elmas, then through the Arabic from the ancient Greek almas, which translated means “indestructible”.

A diamond is a champion in hardness among minerals, but at the same time it is very fragile, a sharp blow can break a diamond, although gradual pressure will not lead to its destruction. Absolutely colorless diamonds are extremely rare. Often diamonds have any shade, the color of the shade directly depends on the impurity in the composition. Diamonds are known to have bright yellow, blue, orange, brown, green, blue, pink (one of the rarest and most expensive), gray and even black.

Diamond deposits are available on all continents, not yet found only in Antarctica. Diamonds have several types of deposits. For the last few thousand years, diamonds were mined from placer deposits until kimberlite pipes were discovered, and it became clear that diamonds are formed only in them, and not in river sediments. There are several hypotheses about the origin of diamonds. The mantle, meteoric, magmatic, fluid, there are even some quite insane. However, most experts are inclined to magmatic or mantle theories. Carbon atoms under enormous pressure (over 50,000 atmospheres) and at a rather large (according to various estimates about 200 km) form a cubic crystal lattice – in fact, this is diamond. Subsequently, the resulting minerals are carried to the surface of the planet by magma during volcanic eruptions, when so-called “explosion tubes” are formed.

The combination of stones and metals
This is the so-called affinity of bodies and their corresponding metals and minerals. The sun is credited with gold, the moon with silver, and so on. Some stones (diamond, amethyst,…

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Collection - Camellia Metamorphosis
“Let there be a garden!”, As if the designers and jewelers of Chanel Joaillerie decided it and collected all sorts of camellias in one collection of jewelry Jardin de Camélias…

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Collection - From Munch to Picasso
A few years ago, Italian jeweler Carlo Palmiero created a ring called Homage to Munch. This precious dedication to Edvard Munk was the most famous painting of the artist "Cry".…

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JEWELERY AT WORK OR JEWELRY DRESS CODE
Each jewelry has its own purpose. Some products are suitable for the gala evening, others for everyday wear. Let's talk about what decorations at work will be most appropriate and…

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