Information about Jewellery
The word Jewellery is derived from the word jewel. The first pieces of jewellery were made from natural material such as shell, wood, animal teeth and carved stone. Jewellery was created for practical uses during earlier times. That uses are for storage, pinning clothes together and for wealth. It has been used exclusively for decoration in recent times.
Jewellery was often made for people of high importance to show their status and, in many cases, they were buried with it. There are many more types of Jewellery, it has been made to adorn nearly every body part from Hairpins to toe rings. Jewellery is made from gemstones and precious metals is high quality jewellery. jewellery where design and creativity is prized above material value is called Art Jewellery, and there is also growing demand for this Jewellery. Costume Jewellery is less costly, made from less valuable materials and mass produced.
Care for Antique Gemstones
Gemstones are a valuable part of any piece of antique jewellery. Common sense is the best preventative measure when caring for any antique gemstone. Although the metal components of ornaments often receive the most attention, gemstone care is equally as important.
Hairdryers should never be used to dry freshly-cleaned gemstones, and no pieces should ever come in contact with chlorine. It is crucial to protect antique jewellery as a whole, in order to maintain as much value as possible over time.
The color is the greatest difference in the metals
The color is the greatest difference in the metals. The elements which include over one hundred known minerals are a diverse class when taken as a whole. The non metals are extremely diverse. Due to the diversity of the non metals subclass there is most of this diversity.
The non-metals include some elements known as semi-metals who share some properties with metals but differ in other characteristics. The hardest mineral known to man is from this subclass, as well as one of the softest. The Metals Subclass and related metal alloys contains metals whose properties are rather similar due to the common way in which they crystallize and bond.