Popularity of imitation jewellery
Because of poor quality and rough finishing Imitation jewellery would hardly find any takers in the past. Advances in science and technology have also allowed for artificial jewellery to take large leaps in durability. They are finding and creating new forms of metals that are much more durable and cheaper that the metals they used to rely on in the past.
Distributors have been able to create agreements with wholesales who manufacture imitation jewelry as the main portion of their business plan. But then due to better quality of artificial jewellery there has been a great change in that scenario. The new imitation jewellery is looking stunning, and also has a very high quality to go along with it.
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.
A diamond is a form of carbon
A diamond is a form of carbon that was created deep within the core of the earth more than 3 billion years ago and brought to the surface by volcanic eruption. In diamond, each carbon atom is bonded to four other carbon atoms in a tetrahedral structure, like a pyramid.
Each link or bond is the same length, and the tetrahedral formation is therefore completely regular. Theoretically a perfect diamond crystal could be composed of one giant molecule of carbon. After the magma cooled, it solidified into kimberlite, where the precious rough diamond is still found today. It is the strength and regularity of this bonding which makes diamond very hard, non-volatile and resistant to chemical attack.