Monday, 10 September 2012

Gold jewelry Vs Pearl Jewelry

Gold jewelry never goes out of style because gold is as wearer-friendly as it is beautiful. Pure gold doesn't react with other elements to create tarnish, When metals are added to the gold the result is an alloy, a blended mixture of the metals that you can think of as a very expensive cake batter. Solid gold is a term that can be used to describe an item that's at least 10K (in the US) gold all the way through. Even though it's a gold alloy--18K, 14K, or anything down to 10K--it can be called solid gold.The purity of gold is measured in carats. s p24ct is pure gold; any carat below this is a gold alloy, a mix of gold and other metals.

The colour of gold – yellow gold, white gold or rose gold – is achieved through the mix of metals in the alloy. By definition, it isn’t possible to find 24ct white or rose gold. As an alloy with the lowest gold to metal ratio (9 parts gold, 15 parts metal), 9ct gold makes the most durable gold jewellery, suitable for daily wear and most resistant to scratching.Gold jewellery can be restored to its former shine by polishing with a soft, lint-free cloth.

In earlier days, there were not many varieties of pearls available. But these days, we have option to choose from wide variety of pearls that looks great and bright. Right from natural fresh water pearls to the 'adjusted' pearls, there are many varieties to choose from the available pearls types. So, before you opt to purchase a regular peal for your loved ones, learn about the types.

As you shop for pearl jewellery, you have three options: natural, cultured, or imitation. Imitation pearls are by far the most affordable, but are also noticeably less lustrous than other choices. Natural pearls are rare and will cost you a fortune. Cultured pearls, on the other hand, are somewhat affordable, highly attractive and creamy in appearance, which makes them the best option for many buyers. Some of the popular varieties used for pearl jewelry are Mabe, Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, Cortez, etc. Each of these varieties is characterized by different qualities. Cortez pearls are available in a variety of colors including black. Akoya pearls are typically white in color. Mabe pearls are lustrous and South Sea pearls are the largest. They can be colored cream or gold. Though the most popular variety of the Tahitian pearl is the black one with tinges of peacock green, their natural color is grey, black, or silver.


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