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Jewelry valuation is very important proof of ownership if your jewelry is lost, stolen, damaged or any adverse thing that could happen. The jewelry might likely be recovered provided you have the valuation for your jewelry. Insurance companies mostly provide partial compensation for an expensive piece of jewelry but you can be assured that your major loss is recovered. Valuation is also an effective means of ensuring you receive a fair price if you sell your jewelry, provided the valuation is undertaken for that reason. So, how is jewelry valued? Determining the value of a piece of jewelry is done...

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Have you ever wondered how jewelry is made from the scratch? How did the jeweler start with a raw product and finished making a ring which you are probably gifting your partner? Your jewelry can be created using many methods but the most common method is by the ‘lost wax’ casting method. This method was developed in ancient times and is still used to this day but modern tools have come into use unlike earlier. Let us see this method step by step like a layman. 1. Design Making: Each piece of jewelry starts off with a concept- it is...

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Making Diamonds: A Million Years in the Making The word diamond comes from the greek word “Adamas”, which means unbreakable or indestructible. Diamonds form between 120-200 kms or 75-120 miles below the earth's surface. Diamond is composed of pure carbon. In order for carbon to crystalize in the form of diamond tremendous temperatures and pressures are required. In our natural world these conditions only exist at great depths beneath the crust of the Earth. Most diamonds found on earth today formed billions of years ago, which is what makes these gems so valuable and expensive. In order for diamond to...

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Unlike other products where we add up all the costs and add a certain amount of profit to determine the price of the product, diamond pricing is a bit complicated thing. Before seeing the factors that affect the price of diamond, let us see the formula for calculating the price of diamonds. Total Diamond Price = Price per Carat x Carat Weight The formula looks pretty simple until we have a glance at the factors that affect the pricing of diamond Carat – the weight of the diamond: If you have a look at the diamonds that are identical in...

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When picturing the ancient Vikings, jewelry does not usually come to the mind. Most people picture warriors with swords, wearing round metal helmets with horns coming out of the side. These fierce warriors would travel in their beautifully crafted ships attacking coastal towns and villages, plundering and looting them of their riches. However, these ancient Norse people also made beautiful rings, bracelets, necklaces and other types of jewelry out of precious metals such as gold and silver. Early in their history the Vikings made very simple jewelry but later on in the Viking era they began creating more intricate pieces....

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