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The Joy of Jewelry

Dec 5, 2007
You definitely do not have to be rich to enjoy wearing jewelry. It is a custom that is as old as humans are. Jewelry has been found on some of the oldest excavated bodies around. Treasure troves of it were found in ancient tombs in the pyramids. Even cave men and women adorned themselves with feathers, shells, raw hide stings and stones.

There have been many reasons for wearing jewelry throughout our history. It was an enhancement for one's beauty, beliefs in magical powers, medicinal cures and precautions and as a show of ones wealth or social status. Jewelry took on a whole new style when metalsmithing came about. Engraving and gem setting made jewelry elegant and glamorous. So many new ways evolved for making it and out of so many different gems and metals.

Today jewelry is a big part of our everyday wardrobes. We wear it for casual times and there is nothing more gratifying than topping off the perfect special occasion outfit than when we add the finishing touch of the perfect jewelry to go with it. Gold, Silver, diamonds, and pearls are all cherished accessories. Whether they were gifts or items that we picked out for ourselves, we need them to feel completely dressed.

So where are the best places to get the best deals on our jewelry purchases? The internet is the newest choice that we have to look for these cherished treasures. Learn a few basic jewelry knowledge tips, like the four C's of gem stone quality and the best metals for your taste and you are on your way. The four C's are the cut, clarity, color, and caret that deal with a gem stones quality and value. There are a large variety of synthetic gem stones available today and they can be hard to tell from the real ones, except for their price. The metal is, of course, what your piece of jewelry is set in.

There is gold and it can be bought in 10k, 14k, 18k, and 24k caret, and comes in yellow color or white, which actually looks like highly polished silver. There is silver, titanium, stainless steel, brass and copper. The most expensive metal at this time is platinum. Once you have determined what item of jewelry you are looking for, just start browsing the internet and you are sure to find the perfect jewelry for you. It will be a lot easier, faster, and look a lot better than the varieties that our ancient ancestors had to make themselves.
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