Kamis, 18 April 2013

Gemstones in jewelry-Amethyst understanding

This first article will discuss the properties of amethyst stone. The color purple is the most popular choice for jewelry and combined brilliantly with yellow and white gold, but it is important to understand the limitations of the stone and how can cure Amethyst jewelry.

Amethyst is a member of the quartz group and can occur in a number of colors and shades, as mentioned earlier, that is the deep purple colored stone that is most commonly used in jewelry as bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Purple is a Royal color, which explains why this stone is also referred to as ‘ the stone of Bishops ‘. Amethyst is commonly in Brazil, although there are mines in Canada, India, Sri Lanka and Zambia. Amethyst’s name comes from the Greek word amethystos ‘ ‘ which means ‘ not intoxicated ‘, is often considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness and goblets of wines were historically carved from this versatile gemstone.

Popularized by its deep color and its economy, is the ideal stone for use in jewelry designs. Wide tonal range from light dark purple and the availability of a wide range of shapes and sizes that lend themselves to creative designs and cuts are powerful reasons to use this stone for jewelry beautiful designs and why it’s a popular choice. Often the stone will be set in designs like round brilliant cut and this really improve the deep purple tones of this beautiful stone.

Gemstones are measured on the Moh’s scale, which measures the relative hardness of the stones on a scale of 1 to 10. Diamonds are the hardest to 10 but the Amethyst is not far behind a relatively rigid, 7. The Moh scale takes into account the scratchability of stone and a relatively hard stone is perfect for use in all types of jewelry.

While the Amethyst is a relatively sturdy stone it is advisable, as in any jewelry, that item is removed when doing any heavy work to protect the stone from damage. We recommend that the item is removed by cleaning or coming into contact with products like the scent. To keep your jewelry looking the best they can be cleaned with hot soapy water and a soft brush.

I hope this article goes some way to explain the properties of amethyst stones and the best way to care for your jewelry. With proper care and a solid understanding of the properties of the stone, I’m sure you will like wearing Amethyst jewelry collection for many years to come.

After working in the jewelry sector for a number of years it has become apparent that the popularity of stone jewelry is always increasing, however sometimes the properties and limits of the stones are not fully understood. View the site Chapelle to see the entire range of jewellery, gemset and wonderful range of designs of amethyst.

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