Friday, 5 February 2016

Golden Pearl from the Golden-Lipped Oyster

A pearl is a living gem; it warms to the touch and enhances the natural tones of the skin. Its layers of nacre reflect the light and create a sense of luminous depth and radiance. Elegant white, exotic black or intense gold – its color is captivating. It is both luxurious and understated.                                                         

These opulent golden pearls are produced by the golden-lipped oyster. Harvested in sizes of 9mm and up, their warm, natural golden color is said to be rarer than gold itself. The color palette ranges from light champagne to a very rare, deep gold. This oyster species can also produce richly luminescent white pearls, but the deeper golden colors are the most coveted of all pearls.

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Article By:
Jewellery Designing Instructor 
Solitaire Diamond Institute

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


“Jewellery is a universal form of Adornment”. Jewellery made from shells, stone and bones survives from prehistoric times. It is likely that from an early date it was worn as a protection from the dangers of life or as a mark of “status or rank”. Later the enormous importance of religion in everyday life could be seen in jewellery. The designs reflect the new-found interest in the classical world, with mythological figures and scenes becoming popular. The ancient art of gem engraving was revived. The inclusion of portraits reflected another cultural trend.

The 19th century was a period of huge industrial and social change. In the first decade classical         styles were popular, evoking the glories of ancient Greece and Rome. Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognizable flowers and fruit, was also popular for much of this period. These motifs became fashionable. At the same time, flowers were used to express love and friendship. The colours in nature were matched by colored gemstones. 

By the modern era, changes in fashion had introduced new styles in jewellery. Expanding global trade made gemstones ever more available. Advances in cutting techniques increased the sparkle of gemstones in light.

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Article By:
Keerthana Nayak.K