Monthly Archives February 2017

Necklaces

A jewelry piece worn around the neck (aka; throat chakra), necklaces can be traced back through the history of mankind as preferred by both genders. It has also been used as a mark of hierarchical differences in various cultures in distant time periods. Along with other jewelry, necklaces communicate wealth, power, prestige, and elements of identity and position. History: Necklaces were perhaps the first man-made objects used as an ornamental possession since the beginning of civilization. Initially worn with beads around the neck, these were decorated, engraved, or polished using precious and semi-precious stones, pebbles, and beads. Archaeologists and historians
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Differences between cut glass crystal and quartz crystal

Markets are thronged with a huge variety of crystal jewelry. Some common items are crystal jewelry, Austrian Swarovski cut crystal jewelry, quartz crystal jewelry, American crystals, etc. This confuses consumers to distinguish between natural quartz crystal and a glass crystal. Some of the characteristics about natural and glass crystals helps to distinguish between them. Natural quartz crystal has more silicone dioxide percentage while glass items have very little or no silicone dioxide. “Austrian crystal”, “cut crystal”, “fine crystal”, “Swarovski crystal” are references to forms of GLASS. Some items composed of this type of glass include beaded necklaces or pendants, chandeliers,
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Bracelets

From times known, bracelets have been considered as a mark of beauty for the wrists. Women and sometimes even men in all eras have worn them as an adornment. Derived from the Greek word ‘brachile’, meaning ‘of the arm’ – bracelets have been a popular form of ornamentation since prehistoric times. Although, the history of its existence is largely debated and the actual use of bracelets in early times is speculative, there are many archaeological evidences of ancient Egyptians wearing bracelets since 5,000 B.C. It can be assumed that ancient civilizations that are even older than the Egyptians (think Atlantis
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