Morning Light Jewelry
Sam & Tami Serio
28039 Cherryhill Ct.
Hallwood, VA 23359
Phone: (757) 824-3868
Fax: (757) 824-4516
Jewelry As A Graduation Gift
Make It A Memorable One!
By Sam Serio
Jewelry makes a memorable gift to commemorate one of Lifes Great
Milestones. Graduation represents a unique, personal accomplishment earned through hard
work and determination.
Here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind when you are shopping
for a jewelry gift to celebrate the next chapter of your special graduates life.
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.
When shopping online for a jewelry Graduation gift, apply these tips:
Shop with companies you know or do some homework before buying to
make sure a company is legitimate before doing business with it.
Take advantage of information and referrals from an Internet company
you have come to trust.
Get the details about the product, as well as the merchant's refund
and return policies, before you buy.
Look for an address to write to or a phone number to call if you have
a question, a problem or need help.
|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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