- Recommendations for Keeping Your Jewelry Looking Brand New By : Organization1
Jewelry gets dirty with simple daily wear. It is exposed to the elements, rubs up against oily skin and gets smudged by makeup, food bits, etc. That is why, at the very least, you should regularly wipe down your jewelry with a clean, smooth, 100 percent cotton cloth. This is especially true with jewelry you wear often – like a wedding ring or watch.
- The Care of Sterling Silver Jewelry By : SilverBestBuy
There are about as many web sites telling about sterling silver care as there are sites selling sterling silver jewelry. We hope to cut through the maze of information and provide pragmatic and useful information.
- Restoring And Caring For Your Antique Silver By : Gen Wright
Antiques are always prized possessions - whether as family heirlooms, or as symbols of your own aesthetic taste and your power to purchase them. Silver is one of the more durable materials in which antiques are available, but keeping these antiques in their shining glory is still quite a daunting task.
- Silver jewelry is the expression of style and simplicity. By : Torry Sanders
Since the earliest times in history, women have been passionate about jewelry as it represented a symbol of femininity and even social status. Wearing jewelry has always made women feel beautiful and confident. Whether the items were made of diamonds, gold, silver or any other material, the importance of jewelry has always subsided in its ability to add to a woman’s natural beauty. Silver jewelry has always been very popular because of its elegance and high level of durability. If you are looking to purchase beautiful silver chains and other fine silver jewelry items at wholesale prices, remember to purchase quality!
- The Month of May Takes the Gold for Gold Jewellery By : Lewis Jewlers
It's no surprise that gold is taking a lead role this spring season as it makes appearances on celebrities and fashion icons from Cannes to California. Bolstered by "Can is Gold Month," the glittering metal is being utilized by jewelers nowadays in a very myriad of designs and designs in each one colours of the rainbow.
- The Story of Gold: From Sun God to Sun Wear By : Lewis Jewlers
From ancient Egyptians to the Incas, gold has been revered as nothing short of miraculous. Thus it comes as no surprise which nearly each culture has cherished this gorgeous substance. It absolutely was reserved for the exclusive use of the pharaohs.
- Some Things You Didn't Know About Gold By : Rodger Ewing
25 Interesting facts that most people don't know about gold.
1. Gold was probably the first metal worked by man, gold objects have been found that date back as far as 4,000 B.C.
2. The Egyptians were the first recorded civilization to use gold for jewelry.
- Gold Comes In A Rainbow of Colors By : Rodger Ewing
Pure gold only comes in one color, but when it is pure it is really too soft to use for much so it is alloyed (or mixed) with a range of different metals. The result is a metal that is hard enough to be useful, but sill malleable enough to manipulate. Adding different metals creates different gold colors (and hardnesses) which is why we have so many gold colors to choose from today.
- Silver Armada Dishes By : Stewart Hersey
Romantic and misleading stories surround the history of the Armada Dish. Some claim that they are so named due to the fact that the originals were made from silver captured from Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World; but there is no proof for the theory and it is based on speculation around the relationship of Sir Walter Raleigh and his friend and colleague, Sir Christopher Harris. We research the history and put all the available facts together, possibly for the first time.
- All That Glitters Is Gold! By : Ann Knapp
Since the dawn of civilization, gold has been used by humankind for both decorative and daily use. Gold art objects and jewelry have been discovered as far back as 3,000 B.C. to be used by the Ur civilization what is now Southern Iraq. Similarly, gold objects have also been discovered in Peru by archaeologists that date back to 1200 B.C.
- How To Care for Sterling Silver Jewelry By : Ann Knapp
Since ancient times, silver has been used to make jewelry and decorative items. However, since the 18th century, more silver has been mined and used than in all prior centuries combined. Silver alone is a soft metal and therefore too soft to be used for jewelry and other items. To make it more durable, it is mixed with other metals, known as alloy, to create sterling silver.
- The World's Earliest Jewelry Treasure is Still Sought Today By : Ann Knapp
To the Incas, it was called the "tears of the sun." Homer recognized its worth as "the glory of immortals." The earliest Egyptian dynasty first successfully mined and established its value. One of the earliest metals known to humankind, gold is a part of nearly every culture and civilization.
- Fun Facts About Gold Jewelry By : Ann Knapp
If you are fascinated by gold, as most humans have been for the past 7,000 years, then you might find the following facts about the beautiful metal that you may be wearing on your neck, wrists and fingers to be quite interesting and in some cases surprising as well.
- Caring for Your Gold Jewelry: Four "Golden" Rules By : Ann Knapp
There are four simple rules to keeping your gold jewelry looking like new. Gold is very durable but its luster can fade with time. However, with proper care, your gold will list for a lifetime. Take a look at these four golden rules and your jewelry will be shining for a long time to come.
- A Short History of the Wine Coaster By : Stewart Hersey
Bottle stands for use on a dining table date back to the 17th century and in the next 100 years developed into the silver wine coaster that grace handsome dining tables to this day. The author, Stewart Hersey, a noted London Silversmith, traces their history and talks about how the wine coaster developed.
- Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery By : Catherine Darcy
Advice of caring and storing silver jewellery.
- The economics behind silver jewellery By : Catherine Darcy
An insight into the economics behind silver jewellery pricing and the impact of the rapidly increasing price of this increasingly rare metal.
- Buying Silver Jewellery as a gift By : Catherine Darcy
A guide to buying silver jewellery as a gift
- Silver Myths and Legends By : Catherine Darcy
Silver, with all it's beauty and mystery has always played a major role in ancient myth and legend, here are a few of them.
- Silver symbolism By : Catherine Darcy
Some of the symbolism associated with silver
- The History of Mexican Silver Jewellery By : Catherine Darcy
A brief history of the silver jewellery industry in Mexico.
- Finding the right Silver Jewellery for you. By : Catherine Darcy
Advice on choosing that perfect piece of jewellery for you or that special person in your life.
- How To Learn About Sterling Silver Starting From Scratch By : Peter Phillips
The hallmark placed on sterling silver jewelry is commonly marked "SS" (for sterling silver). For a custom piece to be considered sterling, it must have at least a .924 content of pure silver.
- Sterling Silver: The Practical and the Beautiful By : Janet K. Nelson
Sterling silver has played both a functional and cultural role in many societies. This article provides an easy guide to understanding how it is technically defined as well as how this definition has developed culturally through history. Descriptions of current applications for its artistic value in jewelry are explored.
- Tips on Caring for Silver By : Tim Shaheen
The easiest way to determine if a piece is worth restoring is to decide if it has sentimental value. If so, then the best way to make it last for generations (or centuries) is with regular and proper care. Whether silver plated or Sterling, the easiest way to protect your piece is through regular and gentle polishing. Here are a few tips to know if you are working with Silver or Silver-plate
- Antique Silver By : Sarah Manners
Century's ago when silversmiths first started working with
silver they discovered that it was far too soft to work with and
had to be assimilated with other, more resilient, base metals
before it could be moulded. It is due to this discovery that
from 1300 BC all silver metals had to be tested to show that
they contained more than 92.5% silver.