Women loved this precious metal back in the ancient times of Egypt and Inca; women love it as passionately today as well. Nothing has changed other than the date in the calendar and may be some of the designs that are in vogue.
Gold jewelry was and is loved specially for its malleability and non-reactivity to the elements of nature. The ornaments made out of this precious metal have adorned kings and queens from time immemorial. Normally, gold never looses its color, though it can become a bit dull at times with wear.
Simple Ways To Take Care Of Gold Jewelry At Home
Gold jewelry used everyday may, in due course of time, change its color to slightly reddish and/or other colors. Actually, it is not the color of the gold, which is changing, but that of the alloy that is mixed with the gold to make the jewelry. Most often, the easiest way to restore the beauty of the gold jewelry is to wash it with a mind detergent and a soft brush (like the toothbrush).
If the gold jewelry were very dirty, it would be good if it were soaked for 1-2 minutes before washing, in a solution of ammonia and water (1:6).
It is important though, to have a polishing cloth standing by immediately with which you can start polishing the gold jewelry as soon as it comes out of the ammonia-water solution. Ensure that you are using for polishing the cloth that is especially recommended by goldsmiths for the polishing of gold jewelry.
A Few Important Don’ts When You Are Wearing Gold Jewelry
There are a few things that if avoided, you will enjoy your gold jewelry for a longer time, such as:
You should not wear gold when you are cleaning the house and are using different types of cleaning chemicals. Even harmless solutions like chlorine can deeply affect the color of the gold, making it lifeless.
Do not wear gold along with silver or other metals. All others metals are harder than gold, because of which, on friction, gold will be lost.
Do not apply facial lotions, hair dye, face & body bleaching, and other similar substances while wearing your gold jewelry.
Never remove your jewelry in the toilet/ bathroom anywhere. First it might slip out of your hand and roll down the drain before you could react and save it. Secondly, you might forget it on the sink after your wash your hands, risking loosing your gold forever.
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14k Gold Wolf Pin Pendant by The Magic Zoo
This unique 14K gold jewelry design was made in America by Magic Zoo Artist Merry Rosenfield
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Cubic zirconia can be made into any style of jewelry imaginable. One of the styles you might not have considered is the Victorian antique style of jewelry. Victorian style antique jewelry can be purchased with a cubic zirconia instead of a diamond.
In Great Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria came the Victorian jewelry period. It started in 1836 and ran through 1901. The designs of the Victorian era were spurred by the Queen’s love for her husband and children. The designs mirrored a romantic, sentimental outlook. The inspired theme of the designs came from flowers, bows, hearts, birds, and human hair.
All of these were incorporated into the designs of the jewelry. Some of the most popular gemstones used during this time era were the garnet, opal, amethysts, and seed pearls. Opals were the favorite of Queen Victoria, making opals a very popular gemstone. After diamonds were discovered in 1837 in South Africa, they were used in jewelry and became increasingly popular. The jewelry was to be given to show love and was worn during times of mourning as a symbol of love.
Jewelry from the Art Deco jewelry period has been made using cubic zirconia instead of diamonds with great success. The Art Deco jewelry period began in 1920 and lasted until 1935. During this time period dazzling jewelry was produced which was so markedly different to the jewelry produced during earlier time periods. In difference from the soft colors and the flowing lines of the jewelry came very bold, deep, and brilliant colors. The lines no longer were flowing, instead were very even, straight lines. This was the time era of the flappers and jazz.
Egyptian had a very strong influence making the sphinx and falcon very popular. With the concentration of balance and harmony in the jewelry, gemstones were cut using geometrical cuts to blend. Women had started wearing their hair short and very straight. Popular jewelry consisted of long earring, long strings of pearls or beads, cocktail rings and diamond watches. The most popular gems of the time were emeralds, sapphires and rubies. Diamonds were still the gems for wedding and engagement rings.
Cubic zirconia has also been successful in recreating jewelry from the Retro Jewelry Period, also. The Retro jewelry period started in 1935 and ran through 1950, which was during the years of the Great Depression. The characteristics of the Retro jewelry period are large vivid colored gemstones in large rectangular cuts.
The synthetic gemstones of ruby and sapphires were some of the popular stones of the time era. With platinum not being available, yellow gold was the metal used in most of the jewelry of the day. Jewelry designers created jewelry pieces with multiple colors and with combinations of rose, yellow and green gold. The fashion piece of the time period was the charm bracelet. They were worn with multiple charms attached to a link bracelet.
The elaborate settings of the engagement ring gave the illusion of a larger diamond. The price was affordable enough to be chosen by the thrifty women of the 1930s. Some of these same types of settings are still popular today.
Myia Passiello “Timeless” Swarovski Cubic-Zirconia 5mm Tennis Bracelet, 7.25″
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Dazzling tennis bracelet featuring round-cut Swarovski zirconia set in sterling silver prongs
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