Education RSS

Costume Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Fine jewelry, wardrobe accessorizing -

Costume jewelry was popularized in the 1930s for practical reasons. Women often possessed valuable pieces that were passed down from mother to daughter as family heirlooms. It was too risky to wear these pieces due to potential damage, loss, and theft, so consumers had replicas made from cheaper materials for everyday wear. The practice of creating faux jewelry became popular because women could expand their jewelry collections for versatility and wardrobe accessorizing without spending a fortune on fine pieces. Costume jewelry became fashionable accessories for commoners who could not afford valuable metals and precious stones. The name "costume jewelry" stems from...

Read more

There are many ways to check the authenticity of a diamond. You can send it to a professional jeweler or a certified institution. This can be time consuming and may cause anxiety of damage or loss to some. Therefore, here are 3 simple steps check the authenticity of a diamond at home: 1. Use the fog test. Put the stone in front of your mouth and fog it like you would to a mirror. If it stays fogged for a couple of seconds, it’s probably a fake one — a real diamond disperses the heat from your breath instantaneously and...

Read more

How Do You Cut Hardest Material On Earth? In most cases, a diamond will be cut with a saw blade. Since diamonds are the hardest material known only diamonds can cut diamonds. So the diamond is securely mounted and held against a thin alloy blade covered with diamond dust and linseed oil. As the blade turns, it carries small particles of new diamond dust which sticks to the oil and continues the process until the entire diamond is split in two. This can take several days for a diamond over 1 carat or more. After a diamond is cut in...

Read more

Once you undergo through our product section at www.pristinefire.com for latest designs in diamond and gold jewellery and buy the ones you like (although I can bet on it that you are going to just love everything over there), the question arises how to clean, store and secure them. So, here are a number of jewellery hacks which are simple yet amazing and cool and after going through this article you will imagine why you didn’t think of this earlier.   Dirty gold jewellery can be cleaned with a solution of club soda with a few drops of mild dish...

Read more

The main advantage of buying diamond online is that it is convenient and saves money. But, there are a few more important things to consider before spending your hard earned money online. Understand the 4C’s. Cut, colour, clarity and carat are referred to as the 4C’s and affect the price of diamonds. Understanding these four will help you make an informed decision even when your diamond is unseen from you personally. Some sites have pictures of jewellery that are the blessing of highly developed computer graphics. Find out if the website is showing you a picture of the actual diamond...

Read more