Month: May 2016

Astrological Blue Sapphire Effects

Blue Sapphire EffectsAs indicated by Medic Astrology, the gemstone represents the planet Saturn. It is a very compelling Gemstone. It was said that the Gemstone gives great things to the wearer and as well make him/her progress in life. Is this true? In the event that it is yes, so what’s the purpose for this?

Blue sapphire is a Gemstone of Saturn or Shani. As indicated by Medic Astrology, Saturn relates with hard-working and devoted people. It isn’t right to say Saturn gives you success without hard work. In fact, people who are not hard-working can’t get the great power of these gemstones; This Gemstone gives great power to only hard-working people. On the off-chance that you are not afraid of hard work, you can wear these gemstones to get the endowments of Shani. Only hard-working people get the great power of Blue Sapphire on this planet.

It was also said that it gives supremacy to the wearer immediately. In my own point of view, it isn’t right; the reason is that Saturn is the slowest planet in Zodiac. It takes no less than years to finish the circle of twelve Rashes. The planet Moon takes only a month to complete the circle of twelve Rashes, which means it is the fastest planet. To be candid, a Gemstone can take months to give results to the wearer.

The superfine quality Blue Sapphire is mostly from Jammu and Kashmir. It is tough today to find the Kashmir Blue Sapphire and if discovered everybody cannot buy the gemstone as it is the most costly gemstone on earth. The gemstone can be found in Sri Lanka. It is available in the Markets; its price range begins from 1,000 to 10,000 per carat, for a good effect you ought to wear at least 3,000 per carats.

In the event that you need to wear the gemstone, you can wear 3 to 6 carats Blue sapphire. The translucent Gemstone of Ceylon gives the best results according to peoples’ experience. Note, Low-priced and terrible gemstones can create malefic results.

Which finger should this gemstone should be worn on? As indicated by astrology, blue sapphire ought to be worn on the Middle finger of the right hand.

What day and time should it be worn? For a good prophetic result, as indicated by astrology one ought to wear the gemstone on Saturday morning between 5 am to 7 am.

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Gemstone’s Natural Sources: Blue Sapphire is found or located in, Burma, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Kenya, Madagascar, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and the USA.

How do I know whether to wear the gemstone or not? You must wear the gemstone only after you have consulted an expert; you must check your horoscope by an experienced astrologer before wearing a blue sapphire gemstone.

Pros and Cons of Custom Jewelry

Custom JewelryCustom jewelry is a great option for those interesting in unique styles or wants to create a ring or bracelet that has a special meaning. Even though the thought of designing the unique piece of jewelry can be quite exciting it helps to fully understand the process and also appreciate the pros and cons of investing in this type of jewelry. For the best possible experience to get the custom jewelry made, you should use the services of a professional designer that can easily guide you through the entire process.

Use the services of a professional

You want to find a jewelry store that has a designer in place that has the experience and know-how to create the unique pieces of jewelry. It helps to search for the independent or specialist store that has the jeweler in place that can help to create the custom ring that matches the specific needs. Most of the jewelry stores are entirely retail-oriented and only stock the standard pieces.

What are the pros?

The ability to personalize jewelry can have plenty of benefits. One of the major benefits is the ability to own a piece of jewelry that is able to have a greater reflection of your individuality or personal style. For those that have a taste that is less mainstream, this may be the only solution to get the jewelry that fully complements the look you are attempting to obtain. Other benefits include the ability to have the one-of-a-kind or unique piece that perfectly matches your interests. Also, it is possible to get a piece created that symbolizes your dedication or love to another person.

What are the cons?

Even though there are plenty of benefits of investing in a fine piece of custom jewelry, there are also a few downsides that should be considered.

One of the first things noticed with the custom jewelry is the cost. Getting a piece of jewelry made with a bespoke design is significantly more expensive than buying the off-the-shelf items. Although the cost may not be too high if you are looking for the less elaborate designs. Additionally, the piece of jewelry is being made to order which means it can take a while to be ready. For the more complex pieces it may take up to 12 months to be ready to collect. Also, there is a need to visit the jeweler on several occasions to put the ideas across on the preferred look and style of the jewelry piece.

 

5 Popular Types of Rings

PromiseThe types and styles of rings in the jewelry store are quite extensive, and can vary from those with a simple aesthetic function to those with a symbolic or social meaning. The signet, engagement and wedding ring are the most well-known, but there are still plenty of other popular choices. Here are five of the main types of rings:

Promise

The promise ring can have plenty of meanings, but it is best known as a warm up ring before the engagement ring is placed on the finger. It is worn before the couple is ready to get officially engaged. The preferred type of stone for this ring is a small diamond or gemstone. Also, the promise ring with its plain or small stone is a lot less expensive than an engagement, so it is a practical choice for the young couple with little money to spend on showing their commitment.

Championship

The championship ring is presented to the amateur or professional sports team in recognition of winning a specific tournament or league. This type of ring is appreciated for its ability to give a lifelong reminder of the past success in a person’s sporting career. Some of the most beautiful rings are made with a metal like zinc alloy and zirconia stones (similar in appearance to diamonds). In the professional sports leagues the championship rings that are the most famous include the World Series and Super Bowl.

Birthstone

The birthstone ring is usually simple in design with a birthstone that makes it possible to celebrate the birth of a loved one, family member, a friend or the wearer. A similar styled ring is the Mother’s ring which is designed to include multiple birthstones, and these can represent the birthdays of the wearers children, parents, or grandchildren.

Posy

The posy ring is often a gold band with a special inscription on the outer or inner surface. This option to include an inscription has been popular with the wedding bands and engagement rings. This type of ring was given its name because a lot of the early inscriptions were quite poetic in nature.

Eternity

The eternity ring is usually a plain metal band that symbolizes eternity with a loved one. Also, the rings can include a row of stones like diamonds around half or the entire outer surface of the ring. Eternity rings are given by many in place of the engagement ring. There are several styles of eternity ring, including the half eternity, three-quarter eternity and full eternity.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Pearls in the USA

Pearls in the USANative Americans and Pearls

The Native Americans were the first to discover freshwater pearls in America. They found the gems inside the unionid mussels in the Mississippi River, as well as the American mother of pearl in the South Atlantic Coast. The Native Americans took pride in their pearl harvesting techniques and pearls became a symbol of beauty, both for men and women. Pearls were also a trading commodity, as the colonial settlers found out.

Pearls were used during ceremonial celebrations to pay tribute to great warriors. According to legend, Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father, had an extensive collection of pearls given to him for his courageous acts during battle.

When the colonial settlers found that there was an abundance of pearls, they started to export the gems in masses to Europe, and America soon became one of the primary sources of freshwater pearls in the world.

Pearls and Mussels of Mississippi

The 1800’s saw a pearl rush in the Upper Mississippi River region, unlike anything is seen before. Freshwater pearls were abundant in native mussels, and during the rush, millions of mussels were killed.

In 1889, the German button maker, Johann Böpple, started making buttons from mussel shells. This increased mussel harvesting rush even further. By 1899, there were around sixty button factories in the Mississippi River Valley with thousands of workers. Over 21,000 tons of shells were harvested that year. In 1922, the freshwater mussel fishing was one of the biggest and most profitable inland fisheries in America. But the industry started to decline rapidly in 1930, again due to overexploitation, and in some places the mussel beds were literally wiped out. Natural pearls are rarely found in the US anymore.

Father of US Pearl Culturing

With natural pearls harvested to extinction and the recent birth of pearl culturing, new doors opened for the pearl industry. John Latendresse pioneered the culturing industry in America, and was fittingly given the title of the “Father of US pearl culturing”.

In the early days, the quality of cultured pearls was still substandard. Latendresse spent over 30 years experimenting with pearl farming and invested more time, money, and energy into pearl farming than any American before or after him did. He opened America’s first pearl farm in 1963 in the Tennessee region, and in the late 70’s after he perfected his cultivating process, he opened another four pearl farms. Due to his success, the pearl became the “State gem” of Tennessee.

La Peregrina: the Wandering Pearl

La Peregrina only spent a brief time in America, but its history is nonetheless quite memorable, which is why we decided to share it with you. La Peregrina is the Spanish word for “Pilgrim” or “Wanderer”.

The story began more than 500 years ago. The size of a quail egg, the spectacular pearl was originally found by an African slave on the coast of the isle of Santa Margarita in the Gulf of Panama during the mid-16th century. Back then, the Spanish trained their slaves to dive for pearls while holding their breath. The slave who found La Peregrina traded his freedom for the pearl.

As Panama was a Spanish colony at the time, La Peregrina soon became part of the Spanish crown jewels under the rule of King Ferdinand (1479 – 1516). During his rule, King Philip II sent the pearl to Mary I of England (also called Mary Tudor and Bloody Mary). After her death, the pearl was returned to Spain where it remained part of crown jewels for 250 years. The last Spanish queen to wear the pearl was Mariana of Austria. When she died in 1644, the documents regarding the pearl got lost and so did the pearl. It reappeared again in 1813.

After Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Spain in 1808, he placed Joseph Bonaparte on the throne. When Joseph later had to flee for his life, he took some of the jewelry with, including La Peregrina. Joseph immigrated to America and then passed the pearl on to his nephew, Charles. Before Charles died in 1873, he sold it to the Brit, Lord James Hamilton, the Marques of Abercorn. The pearl stayed in the Abercorn family for over 100 years.

In 1969, La Peregrina was put on auction and was purchased by Richard Burton for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, for $37,000. They had the necklace redesigned by Cartier as the former setting was starting to fall apart. Elizabeth wore La Peregrina in two of her films, one with the old setting, and the other with the new design. After her death in 2011, the necklace was sold to a private buyer from Asia at an auction for a whopping $11.8 million, way above the asking price.

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