Bohemian garnets

The pomegranate is rich in meaning and significance. For example, according to the Bible, the stone lit the way for Noah’s ark, and rings with the garnet protected crusaders from deadly wounds and poisons. The stories about this stone convince even the most skeptical people of its “passionate nature. But here we will look at the physical properties, types and history of the most famous…

Egyptian style

Period: 2240-9th century BC. The main features of Ancient Egyptian jewelry sacral symbols: scarab, ankh, the eye of Horus (uajet or eye of Ra), tiet (Isis knot), sesen, sun with wings, shenu, feather of Maat; images of gods Ra, Horus, Isis, Bastet. floral ornaments; articles of metal, bone or ceramics could take the form of animals (birds, snakes, frogs, dragonflies, giraffes, horses) ornamental and precious…

Cupronickel is a worthy alternative to silver

What is melchior? Melchior is a silver-colored alloy of copper and nickel. It may contain iron and manganese for a slight change in characteristics. Melchior has no standard formula, the amount and ratio of impurities may vary. Here is an approximate ratio of metals in the alloy: Copper – 70 to 95% Nickel – up to 30%. Iron up to 0.8% Manganese – up to…

How to choose a magnifying glass for exploring stones and jewelry

A magnifying glass is an essential tool for those who are fond of jewelry and minerals. In this article we will tell you how to choose a magnifying glass! But first, a little history It is believed that the first lenses were made of rock crystal as early as the time of Troy (2500 BC). The ancient Greeks probably noticed the magnifying effect on a…

Test tube stones. Synthetic minerals in jewelry

From appliances to food, modern man’s life is full of things made by himself. It is not necessarily something bad, and yet the words “natural,” “natural,” or “eco-friendly” can be decisive in a purchase. How much of this is justified in jewelry? Let’s try to figure it out! The Imitation Game Let’s start with a clear distinction between the terms “imitation” and “synthetic stone. Synthetic…