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Charlene K Metal use:
14K Gold Vermeil – 14K Gold plated over Sterling Silver
14K Rose Gold – 14K Rose Gold plated over Sterling Silver
24K Gold Plated – 24K Gold plated over Sterling Silver or Brass (only a few items we have)
Chain – 14K Gold Vermeil – Made in Italy
Jewelry can be plated with gold by mechanical plating, electroplating, and other processes. Eventually, gold plating wears away. How soon depends on how often the item is worn and how thick the plating is. we
- ”Gold filled,” “gold overlay,” and “rolled gold plate (RGP)” describe jewelry that has a layer of at least 10 karat gold mechanically applied to a base metal. These items should be marked with the term or abbreviation and the karat quality of the gold used (for example, 14K gold overlay or 12K RGP).
- If the layer of gold is less than 1/20 of the weight of the metal in the entire item, any marking should state the fraction of karat gold (for example, 1/40 14K gold overlay).
- “Gold electroplate” describes jewelry that has a layer (at least .175 microns) of at least 10 karat gold applied on a base metal by an electrolytic process.
Vermeil, a special type of gold plated product, consists of a base of sterling silver that is coated or plated with gold.
Some of our Natural Rare Gemstones:
Druzy, Agate, Amber, Amethyst Quartz, Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Emerald, Onyx, Jade, Jaspr, Labradorite, Moonstone, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Topaz, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Garnet, Citrine, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Fluorite, Hamatite, Tiger Eyes, Bloodstone, Coral, Smokey Quartz, Geode, Agate Geode, Seraphinite, Tanzanite, Howlite…
Fun Fact about Gemstones and Jewelry
Categories of Gems and Jewelry
Gems and Jewelry is a vast subject. There are many branches in this industry. One has to know the different categories and sub-categories of Gems and Jewelery industry to know the subject better. No serious efforts are made to classify Gems and Jewelry till date to the best of my knowledge. Hence, this is an attempt to classify Gems and Jewellery industry. Some of these categories are defined here with short descriptions.ct
Initially we categorize the industry in two parts.
1 Gemstones and 2 Jewelry (Jewelry is also spelled as Jewelery in UK and some other countries and as Jewellery in India).
Gemstones: This may be classified as 1 Diamond and 2 Colored Stones.
Diamond: It may be categorized as 1 Solitaires and 2 Small sized Diamonds or Setting Diamonds. You may also classify diamonds according to its cut. Brilliant, flat and beads are main cuttings of diamond.
Colored Stones may be categorized as:
1. Precious gem stones:
Ruby, Pink-Blue-Yellow-Green-White Sapphires, Emerald, Pearl, Coral, Hessonite, Cat’s eye, etc are among the precious stones. Precious stones belong to Navratna family according to Indian gemology. These gemstones were treated as expensive since ancient times. Hence, Navratna belongs to precious category.
2. Semi-Precious gem stones:
There are hundreds of colored gemstones known as Semi-precious. These are comparatively less expensive. Hence, these stones belong to Semi-precious category of colored gemstones. Tanzanite, Aquamarine, Garnet, Rhodolite, Citrin, Amethyst, Blue-White-Yellow Topaz, Pink-Green-White Quartz etc are some of the semi precious stones..
Both precious and semi Precious stones are found in cut, cabochons, beads, drops, carvings, figures etc.
Beads are classified as plain and faceted.
Gemstones are expensive and normally faceted stones are costlier than beads, cabochons etc. Brilliant cut diamonds are more expensive than flat and beads.
Classification of Jewelry
Jewelry may be classified as:
1. Plain gold Jewellery
2. Plain silver Jewellery
3. Studded Jewellery
4. Beaded Jewelry
Studded Jewelry may further be classified as:
1. Diamond studded Jewelry in gold
2. Diamond studded Jewelry in silver
3. Color stone studded Jewelery in gold
4. Color stone studded Jewelery (Jewelry)in silver
5. Diamond and Color stone studded Jewellery in gold
6. Diamond and Color stone studded Jewellery in silver.
The above-mentioned are classified on the basis of materials used in the respective Jewelry. Diamond jewelry studded in gold is normally the most expensive variety.
There are some other ways of classification e.g. on the basis of art, design, fashion or pattern.
Followings are low range Fashion Jewelry:
1. Costume Jewelry
2. Imitation Jewelry
Costume or fashion Jewelry and imitation Jewelry are generally made of Silver, copper, steel and plastic. Normally Jewelers do not use gold in these varieties of Jewelry. They generally use Semi precious stones and imitations in these patterns. Precious stones and diamonds hardly find their place in these kinds of Jewelry.