Just diamonds are not forever in the world of jewellery
Recent years have seen a striking increase in investor interest in gold. Just diamonds are not forever in the world of jewellery. There are many other jewellery items which are also in trend. Body Jewellery has seen a huge increase in popularity over the last few years, yet many of the high street names still stock very limited ranges. So improve your chances of finding that perfect piece at a price that it cheap as chips.
Like antique jewellery is often as collectable as it is valuable and good pieces are genuinely timeless. The internet offers great convenience to the antique jewellery shopper. Visiting a number of antique jewellery dealers is easier online.
Taking care of gemstones
Steam cleaning is quite effective but can result in thermal shock because of the often-quick temperature change. It can result in cracking because parts of the stone are forced to expand at different times. Most gemstones can be immersed in a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
Likewise with pearls; although soaking can result in discoloration, so this should always be avoided. After soaking for a few minutes, gently clean the stone with a soft brush. Pearls should be dried after cleaning, using a soft towel, and air-blown dry. Extra care should be taken to remove dirt from the bottom of the setting, a common place for build-up to occur.
Diamonds are forever
You may be familiar with the term, 'Diamonds are Forever'. It is made popular by the De Beers advertising campaigns and for good reason. They have been used throughout the ages as bearers of mystic powers and incredible beauty. Not only are these diamonds rare in numbers but also in the number of skilled artisans that can complement their exquisite beauty.
Part of the credit for the almost mythical reverence to diamonds throughout the years belongs to the fact that these beauties are quite rare in their most sought after gemstone quality form. Through the centuries they have been revered and admired by many civilizations. When it comes to history, diamonds have a very long and fascinating record as one of the most intriguing gemstones on the planet. Forged billions of years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the planet, they have survived the forces of nature to reach us.