Largest Jewellery market
According to a recent KPMG study the largest Jewellery market is :
United States with a market share of 30.8%
Japan, India and China and the Middle East each with 8 - 9% and
Italy with 5%.
We predict a dramatic change in market shares by 2015, where the market share is
The United States will have dropped to around 25%
China and India will increase theirs to over 13%
The Middle East will remain more or less constant at 9%
Europeís and Japanís market share will be less than 4% for Japan, and
Less than 3% for the biggest individual European countries, Italy and the UK.
Diamonds are Traditional
Diamonds are traditional. Obviously it is sought after for their beauty and elegance. The sparkle of a diamond on her finger is what many women dream of, but it is not the only choice. If you are about to get married and begin a whole new phase in your lives then we wish you everything that you would wish for yourselves. Choices of metal are varied from the traditional gold, through white gold and platinum to modern contemporary materials such as titanium.
The main deciding factor in the budget will be what type of stone or stones to purchase. If a genuine bridal diamond ring is beyond your budget then I wholeheartedly suggest you take a look at the CZ bridal rings. The bridal diamond ring may not have diamonds on it but a so called fake diamond. If you are about to get married and begin a whole new phase in your lives then we wish you everything that you would wish for yourselves. Mixed bands of white and yellow gold are popular because they will be easier to match with other items of jewellery that a woman may wear.
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.