Month: June 2016

Astrological Blue Sapphire Effects

download (20)As 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.

 

5 Popular Types of Rings

download (19)The 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.

 

Shopping at the Dubai Gold Souk

download (18)The Dubai gold souk is a representation of Arab culture and is symbolic of the grandeur of Dubai.

The Gold Souk is located in the heart of the city’s commercial district, Deira. It lies north of the Dubai fish and vegetable markets, with both road and water access. The Souk has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in the 1900s. From just a few traders, it recorded its first-ever notable growth during the 1940s and 1950s, when Dubai’s free trade policy paved the way for traders from India and Iran to set up shops in Dubai.

Once you enter the Souk, you will steer through a labyrinth of covered walkways that are home to over 300 gold retail stores which mostly trade in jewellery. Window after window is hung with racks of gold ornaments that are a feast for the eye. Hundreds of vendors ensure that you are never out of choices, with unique pieces, statement gemstones and alluring Arabic designs that will leave you awestruck. The Dubai Gold Souk offers a stunning collection of 18, 21, 22 and 24 carat gold jewellery such as earrings, rings, necklaces, bangles, bracelets and pendants. The cacophony, colors and chaos in the atmosphere make the Souk even more dazzling.

If your eyes ever get tired of the yellow glitter and shimmer of gold, you will find white, pink and green gold as well. If stats are to be believed, there are at least 10 tons of gold present in the Souk at any given time. The Dubai Gold Souk also trades in precious metals like platinum and silver, and stones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds etc.

Gold is offered at competitive prices that are fixed at the start of day, based on the weight and the daily gold rate. The weight element of the price is non-negotiable but workmanship is negotiable. Haggling over prices is an accepted tradition of shopping at the Dubai Gold Souk. Strict government regulations ensure that the gold meets international quality standards, so you can rest assured that your purchases are genuine. If you’re planning a major purchase you can use a credit card, but paying by cash will get you better discounts.

The best time to visit the Gold Souk is in the late afternoon when the weather is cooler. Thursday and Friday evenings are the busiest. These are great times to witness the souk trading at full throttle.
Even if you have no intention of buying, the Dubai Gold Souk is worth a visit. It is a temptation that’s hard to resist. Because at the Dubai Gold Souk, all that glitters is truly gold.

 

How Can You Tell Real Pearls From Fake Pearls?

download (17)The question is often asked: “How can I tell if the pearls I am buying are real or fake?” The honest answer to that is: “It is difficult but there are some guidelines you can follow that will help you make the distinction.” In this article I am calling a “real” pearl any pearl that is made by an oyster. Cultured pearls are made by farmed oysters that have had a piece of ‘foreign’ material inserted into them by the oyster farmers. This is called “seeding”. The ‘foreign’ material irritates the oyster and causes it to secrete a nacreous substance that coats the irritating particle and forms a pearl. In nature, this process happens naturally, but naturally-occurring pearls are rare and very expensive.

On the simplest level, the name of a type of pearl will tell you more about it. Mikimoto pearls, for example, are high quality cultured pearls.

Majorica is the brand name of imitation pearls that have been made by Majorica, S.A. (a Spanish registered company) on the Spanish island of Majorca in the Mediterranean since 1890. Majorica pearls have a closer resemblance to natural pearls than any other type of imitation pearl (e.g. plastic beads) but are beads made on a glass matrix that have been dipped many times in a nacreous coating.

Shell pearls are pearls that have been created from the thick mother-of-pearl of the actual shell an oyster grows in. They are created by using the shell as a base, which is then coated and polished in the shape of the final bead, so if you are buying a necklace made of “shell pearls” or “sea shell pearls”, you will know that you are buying manufactured pearl beads built on a shell matrix. They will be very beautiful and will come in a large range of sizes and colours but you will know that their lovely, pearly, shine is an artificial coating on a manmade bead matrix: it is not a layer of nacre laid down by an irritated oyster! Also, beware of pearls that have been given exotic-sounding names that you haven’t heard before as these could be traps for the unwary.

Shape, size and weight are other factors to be considered. If a seller is offering you very big, perfectly round, “real pearls” at a low price, be suspicious! Perfectly round real pearls of any size are rare and extremely expensive. Freshwater pearls that are “near round” are more expensive than freshwater pearls that are irregular in shape. Real pearls will tend to be heavier than artificial pearl beads but note that glass pearls, such as the ones made by Swarovski, and shell pearl beads, are also quite heavy. However, Swarovski glass pearls are never sold as “real” pearls, so buyers are always sure of what they are buying. As to shape, imitation pearls are usually perfectly round, unlike the “potato” (oval) or “baroque” pearls that are now so popular. Real pearls will usually have an imperfection somewhere on them which helps to distinguish them from perfect, manufactured, pearls.

Another factor is lustre. Good natural or cultured pearls will have a deep lustre that artificial pearl coatings find hard to replicate. The very best real pearls will also have a colour overlay to their lustre; this may be pinkish or yellowish or there may be a sort of rainbow hue to the pearl that changes according to the way the light is falling on it. Poor quality real pearls will look duller and may even look a bit chalky. This doesn’t mean they are fake; it just means their quality isn’t of the best but they may still be perfectly OK for some really nice piece of jewellery, added to other beads to add a bit of pearly elegance.

Another visual test is to check around the drill holes of the pearls. Artificial pearl beads will sometimes show signs of flaking around the drill holes where the pearlised coating has started to wear off, exposing the matrix bead beneath.

Then, of course, there is the tooth test. If you rub an artificial pearl against your front teeth it will feel smooth. If you rub a real pearl against your front teeth it will feel gritty. This, however, is an unreliable way of testing a pearl and it has been found that real pearls that have been specially polished can feel very smooth in the tooth and friction tests. Also, if you walk into a jewellery store and start putting their merchandise into your mouth, you might expect the jeweller to be very displeased!

A great safeguard, of course, is to buy from a reputable seller. No pearl seller worth their salt is going to want to sell substandard goods and many of them put grade ratings on their pearls. Above all, enjoy the pearls you wear!