Morning Light Jewelry
Sam & Tami Serio
28039 Cherryhill Ct.
Hallwood, VA 23359
Phone: (757) 824-3868
Fax: (757) 824-4516
Jewelry As An Anniversary Gift,
What You Need To Know
By Sam Serio
Jewelry for anniversaries can be the perfect gift. It is
widely known that there are lists of birthstones and zodiacal or talismanic stones, there
are lists of stones for days of the week, hours of the day, for states of the union, for
each of the seasons, and for anniversaries as well!
|1. Gold Jewelry
4. Blue Topaz
| 9. Lapis Lazuli
10. Diamond Jewelry
|25. Silver Jubilee
30. Pearl Jubilee
50. Golden Jubilee
60. Diamond Jubilee
Here Are Some Tips For Buying Jewelry As An Anniversary
Gift Without Being Ripped Off
Theres a big difference between 14 karat gold and
gold-plated jewelry. Fourteen karat (14K) jewelry contains 14 parts of gold, mixed in
throughout with 10 parts of base metal. Gold-plated describes jewelry with a layer of at
least 10K gold bonded to a base metal. Gold plating eventually wears away, depending on
how often the item is worn and how thick the plating is.
If youre buying a watch, determine whether you
want one that runs on a battery or one that must be wound daily. Ask if a warranty or
guarantee is included, how long it lasts, and what parts and repair problems it covers.
Also ask how and where you can get the watch serviced and repaired.
Know the difference between laboratory-created gemstones
and naturally mined stones. Stones created in the lab are visually identical to stones
mined from the earth. The big difference is in the cost: laboratory-created stones are
less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined
from the earth, they must be identified as lab-created. If you want a naturally mined
stone, ask if it has been treated. Gemstone treatments such as heating, dyeing or
bleaching can improve a stones appearance or durability. Some treatments are
permanent; some may create special care requirements. Treatments also may affect the
Ask whether pearls are imitation or real. Real pearls
are made by oysters or other mollusks; imitation pearls are man-made. Cultured pearls are
made by mollusks with human intervention; and irritant introduced into their shells causes
a pearl to grow. Real pearls that are not cultured are fairly rare and expensive. The cost
depends on the size, usually stated in millimeters, and the coating or nacre
on a real pearl, which gives it its iridescence.
When youre buying a diamond, consider four
criteria: cut, color, clarity and weight, usually stated as carats. Each factor affects
the price. Color is sometimes graded on a scale. However, scales are not
uniform: a D may be the best color for one scale, but not for another. Make
sure you know how a particular scale and grade represent the color of the diamond
youre considering. A diamond can be described as flawless only if it has
no visible surface cracks or other imperfections when viewed under 10-power magnification
by a skilled diamond grader.
|Sam Serio is an Internet Marketer, musician and a
writer on the subject of jewelry and gemstones. For more information on jewelry and
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