Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cameron Diaz in Gemstone Beads Jewelry

Cameron Diaz, the leggy blond beauty sported simple but appealing gemstone bead jewelry, a double strand of turquoise beads, at her latest film, Bad Teacher’s global premier at Cancun, Mexico. In keeping with her casual and cute style the immensely talented and even more stylish star chose a belted A.L.C jumpsuit, Current/Elliot denim jacket and neutral wedges and added a lovely bright splash of color with gemstone bead jewelry in the form of a double strand of bright blue turquoise beads.

Cameron Diaz in Gemstone Beads Jewelry
Cameron Diaz
In fact gemstone bead jewelry can be a perfect accessory for any of your outfits and at any occasion be it formal or casual outing with friends. Cameron is wearing turquoise tubes of a bright blue hue. Turquoise is available in several shades of blue that range from a brilliant robin’s egg blue to a lazy mysterious blue-green color. Black or sometimes white veins of rock run through true turquoise stones. Beads may be round, round with flat tops (called roundelles), cube shaped, elongated tube shaped (called simply ‘tubes) or carved. Turquoise is not the only stone you can use to make your very own gemstone beads jewelry. There are several other gems that are drilled through with holes and sold as beads over the internet or at brick and mortar stores across the world. Sapphire, tourmaline, lapis, quartz, ruby, emerald and even diamond beads are available for the discerning connoisseur or creator of gemstone bead jewelry. Readymade gemstone bead jewelry is also readily available, but what could be more exciting than creating your own jewelry using a color palette you yourself have chosen to go with your outfits, or sometimes, simply because you liked the color, shape or texture of a string of gemstone beads?

Here are some ideas to create simple yet stunning gemstone bead jewelry.

You can create necklaces, bracelets, earrings (danglers as well as simple drop earrings), anklets and just about anything you put your mind to with gemstone beads (except maybe rings). Necklaces could be chokers, elegant collar necklaces with a single strand of graduated beads, longer princess length, opera length or lariat necklaces. Cameron is probably wearing an opera length necklace draped twice around her neck for a casual look that is quite chic. Lariats can be worn, or rather draped, in a multitude of ways making them a fun accessory that is never quite the same when worn differently with different outfits. Simple earrings holding a row of beads or even fringe earrings popularized by Natalie Portman at the 2010 Oscars can be easily crafted using simple techniques and a few tools. Bracelets – single strand or multiple strand ones could be made to attain the bohemian chic look. For the more kitschy, anklets- delicate or chunky – take your pick can add the oomph factor to a sarong at the beach or jeans at a rave party.

Gemstone beads jewelry can be created in every color imaginable since gemstone beads themselves are available in every color of the rainbow and then some. Blue stones include blue sapphire, lapis lazuli, blue chalcedony turquoise (a la Cameron), blue topaz, iolite, aquamarine and tanzanite. Yellow stone beads may be mad out of yellow topaz, citrine, yellow sapphire, or even yellow diamonds. Green beads abound in jade, emerald, quartz, peridot, green sapphire and tourmaline. Reds and pinks will be made of ruby, tourmaline, spinel and rose quartz. Apart from these gemstones are available in black (spinel, black diamond and onyx), colorless (diamonds and quartz) and many other interesting colors or shades thereof. A most interesting stone bi-color tourmaline- also known as watermelon tourmaline is an intriguing shade of green with a red centre- very much like a watermelon. Color changing stones like sapphire and alexandrite are also available though these may be rare and not available in bead material.

Charms and Accessories
Your gemstone bead jewelry need not be all stones and nothing else. You can add charms, metal beads, mix and match different beads and use different pendants or centerpieces to make your gemstone bead jewelry more interesting, personalized and stand out from the rest. Findings- things like clasps, spacer beads and such can be found at most jewelry wholesale shops or online.  Any tools, equipment and beading wire too can easily be found online for the beading enthusiast.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Estate Jewelry – Learn More about New Fashion Era

Estate jewelry is a new era of fashion. Add new thing in your jewelry collection. Estate jewelry is simply jewelry that was previously owned by someone else. It may or may not be 'vintage'.  Shopping of fine estate jewelry is best investment and gives a rich look your personality. Most of people search the perfect piece of estate jewelry.

Estate jewelry comes with rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, lady’s rings, pendants, neck chains, brooch etc…

estate jewelry
Estate Jewelry

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pave Beads and Charms

Pave beads are metal beads covered with gemstones in a special setting called 'pave'. In this setting, groups of tiny diamonds or gemstones are set together with small grains of precious (or non-precious) metal raised slightly above the gems. Let us learn more about these versatile jewelry components.

Pave beads and charms coming with different patterns with various materials as following…

Pave Diamond Beads

10 x 12mm Pave Diamond Roundelle Shaped Beads in Silver
10 mm Pave Diamond Sphere (Ball) Shaped Beads in 18kt White Gold

Pave Silver Beads
11 x 6.40mm Pave Diamond Fancy Drum Shaped Beads in Silver

12mm Pave Diamond Fancy Sphere Shaped Beads in Silver

Pave Black Diamond Beads

12mm Pave Black Diamond Sphere (Ball) Shaped Beads in Silver

11mm Pave Black Diamond Coin Shaped Beads in Silver

Pave Pink Sapphire Beads

12mm Pave Pink Sapphire Sphere (Ball) Shaped Beads in Silver


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Red-Carpet Inspired Chopard Bracelet

The statement making three string emerald bracelet by Chopard adorned Indian beauty Sonam Kapoor on day two of the Cannes film Festival. The bracelet was made of emerald and diamond beads. You can get the same look by making your own Chopard piece with emerald and rock crystal beads. Here’s how:

You will need:
Oval emerald beads or tubes (as per the required length of the bracelet), rock crystal spacer beads, and nine graduated emerald drops. Silver beading wire, 4 silver clam shells (crimp covers), silver crimp beads, two silver jump rings, a silver lobster clasp, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters and crimping pliers.

1.    Since this is a three strand bracelet, arrange alternate emerald and rock crystal beads on three rows on a beading board. It will make it easier when it’s time to string. Each row will be slightly longer than the other.

2.    Cutting two strands of beading wire start with one string on the crimp cover. After this put the crimp bead on and crimp it (with crimping pliers) into place. Cut any extra wire and slide the crimp cover back over the crimp bead, close it, but let the arm remain open (not folded down).

3.    String on all the beads from the first row (the shortest one). Once done, end the strand the way you began it: slide on a crimp cover and then a crimp bead. Make sure the crimp bead goes all the way into the mouth of the crimp cover. Once crimp bead has been crimped, close the cover, but leave the arm of the crimp cover open. String on the second row of beads and follow the same process as with the first row.

4.    Repeat the process for the last row but after the first two emerald and rock crystal beads keep adding the graduated drops starting with the smallest working your way to the largest in the center then petering out to the smallest.

5.    Once you’re done stringing both rows of beads, take a jump ring and slide it through the lobster clasp. Take the two open arms of the crimp covers and connect them to the same jump ring.

Follow this same process on the other end of the bracelet; only add a jump ring instead of the lobster clasp. The lobster clasp will hook beautifully onto the jump ring.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Beads for the Red Carpet

Vanessa Hudgens recently sported a beaded necklace on the cover on Instyle magazine’s March issue (more of this later). The look is in keeping with the current trend of V-necks- Emma Stone attended the Louis Vuitton fall 2011 runway show at the Fashion Week in a printed wrap dress and Angelina Jolie graced the red carpet at Cannes in an elegant V-necked Salvatore Ferragamo number.

Coming back to the beaded necklace Hudgens wore- although this was made up of resin beads there can be many variations to the look, feel and color of the same piece of jewelry. Blue tones can be subtly matched by a necklace made from sapphire roundel beads. Roundel beads are slightly flattened at the pierced ends and could be faceted or smooth.

To pull off a sophisticated evening look choose ruby bead jewelry either in the form of a necklace made of ruby strands or tassel earrings made from tiny ruby beads. Tassel earrings like the ones Natalie Portman wore to the Oscars are all the rage this season. The famous wine-colored pair featured rubellite tourmaline and rose-cut diamonds, but you can get the same look by opting for ruby beads. Ruby cabs or cabochons to be more precise are often set in rings and such rings are a simple way to spice up any outfit. A case in example the 6.29 ct. Burma ruby that sold for $1.32 million at Doyle New York’s Important Estate Jewelry auction on April 13. The ruby ring by Cartier sold for more than $200,000 per carat, making it one of the highest prices per carat ever achieved for a ruby at auction. The ring was the center-piece of Alice Appleton Hay’s jewelry collection, which was offered in a special section of the auction. Cabochon or beads bi g and small- here's your chance to create your own red carpet moment with these beauties.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Vintage, Estate And Antique Jewelry Explained

You may have heard the words antique, vintage and estate jewelry used many times, however what do these words actually mean remains a source of confusion for many jewelry lovers. What is the difference between each of these categories?  Does this kind of jewelry really merit an extra price and which are the best places to buy this jewelry from?

To begin with we must know what the meaning of the word vintage is. The dictionary meaning of vintage is "of old, recognized and enduring interest, importance or quality." Originally the word was used to describe a year's wine harvest, in time, it has come to be used to describe almost everything that is old-fashioned including clothes, jewelry, cars or even comics. Vintage jewelry is generally recognized to be that which was manufactured between the years 1920 to 1930. Jewelry manufactured later (between 1930 and 1965) is known as retro jewelry. That which is manufactured earlier may be termed as antique.

18kt Yellow Gold and Diamond Estate Earrings
Estate jewelry is simply jewelry that was previously owned by someone else. It may or may not be 'vintage'.

14kt Yellow Gold and Colored Stone Ladys Side Bracelet Watch
Collectibles are antiques of tomorrow. These are items that are made around a specific theme, or in limited editions. For example; rings that have been designed around a centenary celebration.

Estate Yellow Gold Colored Stone And Diamond Snake Pin Pendant Estate Jewelry
An antique is an old item, desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, or some other unique features. These definitions allow people to make a distinction between genuine antique pieces, vintage items, and collectible objects. As a rule of thumb an item must be at least 75 years old to be considered an antique.

So what is the difference between antique, estate and vintage jewelry? Now that we know the correct definitions of the three words it is easy to gauge that any previously owned item may be called estate jewelry. If it belongs to a comparatively recent era (1920 to 30s) it is vintage and if more than 75 or 100 years, an antique.

The terms antique and vintage are often used interchangeably in the trade. There are no clearly demarcated lines in time that differentiate antiques from vintage or vice versa. Within these periods jewelry belongs to many eras such as Georgian, early Victorian (romantic jewelry), mid-Victorian (grand jewelry), late Victorian (aesthetic jewelry), Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry.

These different eras incorporated different designs and used different materials for jewelry fabrication. Recognizing vintage jewelry is a matter of experience.

Pawn shops, antique dealers, auction houses and specialist vintage or estate jewelry dealers are places where one can buy this jewelry from. Nowadays a lot of jewelry manufacturers make jewelry that is specially put through processes to make it look old. There is nothing wrong with buying from these jewelers. As far as pawn shops or antique dealers are concerned, their reputation is the only indication of the trustworthiness of their merchandise. Remember that it is very difficult to get provenance (or proof) of the items authenticity. The best bet is to go with your judgment, check the finish and quality of the piece thoroughly and if you like it- goes for it.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Columbia emeralds- myth or reality

The world's most beautiful emeralds are said to be Columbian emeralds. Since large stones of good quality may prove to be rather expensive for the layman, emerald beads are a smart option for those who wish to add this verdant gem to their jewelry collection. In this article we will look at the different kinds of emerald beads, their fashioning, sizes and use.
columbian emerald beadsColor
As with most colored gemstones the main factor affecting value is color. Famed emerald mines in Columbia- Chivor, Muzo and Cosquez are known for their distinctly colored yields more than anything else. Emeralds from the Chivor mine have a good blue-green color while those mined at Muzo are famed for their yellowish-green color and warm velvety appearance that is much prized amongst gem-collectors.

But no matter what the shade of color; Columbian emeralds are in a class of their own. Although it may prove somewhat difficult to source Columbian emeralds that fit exactly into the color descriptions given above, many good quality stones exist in varying shades of green. Light, transparent varieties and bright, pleasing leaf green colored emeralds make charming additions to any jewelry collection. Deep forest green and a dewy bottle green too are acceptable colors for emerald beads. Commercial websites selling emeralds cut stones and beads may classify color as light, medium and dark green.

Shapes and sizes
Columbian emerald beads are available in several shapes including roundels (beads that are somewhat spherical but with flattened sides where the drill holes pass through), spheres, faceted round or smooth beads, faceted oval or rectangular beads and irregular shaped tumbled beads. Round beads range in size from 6 to 9 mm and are available in strands that range in different length combinations. Stands may measure in at 14 to 19 inches, 15 to 18 inches and may go up to 24 inches. Sugar-loaf cabochons (square shaped stones with a ‘sugar-loaf’ like domed top), oval cabochons and lozenge shaped emerald beads are also popular amongst jewelry designers and gem enthusiasts.

Emerald carvings are stones that are not usually drilled but carved in various fashions. Geometrical designs, floral patterns and traditional motifs are carved onto the stones surface with great care. Carvings can be as small as 6X3 mm in size and go up to 25X23 mm. They can be obtained in multiples and individual pieces may also be sourced.

colombian emerald beadsCare
Though durable, emeralds have a reputation for being brittle. Cleaning, wearing and storing of emeralds therefore should involve a degree of cautiousness and care. Avoid sudden jolts, sharp taps and extreme changes of temperature to your emerald set jewelry. Always remove rings, earrings and bracelets before using hot appliances, strong detergents and household cleaning liquids. Store your jewelry separately in a proper jewelry box or bureau and segregate each piece with a tissue or cotton wool. Have beaded emeralds restrung at least once every two years and ensure there is a knot between two stones so as to prevent them from rubbing against each other.

Never put emeralds in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Warm water and the mildest detergent you can find along with a soft brush are enough for a regular cleaning. Always dry your jewelry gently after cleaning it.


Ruby: a multifaceted gemstone

Just as rubies from across the globe occur in various shades of red so also they are cut in a dazzling array of shapes and styles. Ruby beads are faceted, smooth, cut as roundels or tubes. There are also ruby carvings and briolettes. In this article we will examine all the different types of fashioning for this versatile gemstone and also impart advice on what quality parameters to look for while purchasing these gems.

Ruby- an introduction
Rubies, as we all know, are extremely durable gemstones that belong to the family corundum. In addition to the faceted stones that are widely used in rings and earrings, ruby beads are also available in the market. Due to its toughness and resilience to scratches and breakage ruby is an ideal material that can be cut, polished, drilled as beads in various ways. There are smooth ruby beads and striated (carved with parallel lines etched along their length) ones, tumbled (smooth but slightly irregular rectangle or lozenge-shaped) or faceted ruby beads. Ruby carvings, drops, briolettes and graduated strands are also some of the different ways a ruby is fashioned. Of course beautiful, warm tones of the color red also make it a material that is extensively used in jewelry of different kinds.

Ruby Strands
Ruby strands are made up of matched and sorted beads of almost the same color and size. Colors may be denoted as dark, medium or light red. Calibrated beads- smooth or faceted may range from a tiny 2 mm to 4.5 mm in diameter. Strands are also measured by their length in inches. Some of the length combinations are 16 to 19 inches, 19 to 21 or 22 inches, so on and so forth. The strands may be single or multiple lines- and consumers can choose as per their requirements. Strands are typically made up of round or roundel shaped beads (roundels are spheres with slightly flattened sides where the drill-holes pass through.) While buying ruby strands you may want to note the uniformity in color of the beads and also in sizes. Check for loose or uneven stringing that may cause the stones to scatter if not handled properly. Strands are used to make multiple-lined necklaces and bracelets; they may also be used simply by themselves or singly to suspend a pendant or a neckpiece.

Ruby Faceted BeadsFaceted Ruby Beads
Faceted ruby beads are those that have been cut, ie; ‘faceted’ to reflect the stone’s natural fire and brilliance. On average faceted beads are round but may also be available in other shapes such as lozenge, cube or tube forms. While purchasing faceted ruby beads it makes sense to examine the line closely with the help of a 10X loupe or magnifying glass. Check for uneven facets, their sharpness and how the facets add to the brilliance and luster of the stone. Faceted beads may be used by themselves as a necklace, or in combination with metal beads to make exclusive pieces of jewelry. 

Carved Ruby BeadsCarved Ruby beads
These are beads carved with simple radiating or parallel lines or may have more complex designed etched on their surface. Carved beads are usually used to flank or accent a larger centerpiece in jewelry or may be added to lariats or wire-wrapped neckpieces by themselves. Carved ruby beads may be bought in different sizes ranging from 6 to 13 mm up to 11 to 17 mm.

ruby carving beadsRuby Carvings
Ruby carvings are flat or three dimensional pieces of ruby that have been carved with geometric or life-form inspired motifs, they are usually not drilled. Birds, butterflies, leaf and flower patterns are some of the carvings that are incised onto the surface of rubies. Look for ruby carving beads that are cleanly engraved and inspect closely for chips that may have occurred during the carving process. Carvings are mostly set in gold or silver and serve as centerpieces in necklaces or bracelets.

Ruby Briolette
A briolette is a teardrop shaped stone cut with triangular or kite-shaped facets. Victorian jewelry displayed abundant use of this type of fashioned gemstone. Nowadays briolettes are used in chandelier earrings and as end-pieces in the fringe of elaborate neckpieces. Ruby briolettes beads may be drilled through or half-way through or remain intact- depending on its intended usage. On occasion briolettes may also be referred to as carved ruby drops in manuals, sale catalogues and websites selling these.

ruby drop beadsRuby Drops
Ruby drops may be smooth, faceted or carved. Like briolettes they are pear-shaped though they may be flattened in some instances. Drops are available in different sizes ranging from 5.50 to 13 mm up to 9.5 to 15.5 mm and all denominations in between these sizes. Their colors may vary from dark, through medium to light red. Unlike briolettes that are drilled through along their length, ruby drops are drilled across the narrowest part of the drop.


Which blue gem is for you?

There are several blue gems available in the market. So how do you decide which one to buy? You may want to choose a gem according to your birth date, budget or you may just fancy a particular gem for its color. In this article we will explore different blue gems like blue sapphire, blue topaz, aquamarine and tanzanite among many others.

Blue gemstones can be divided into roughly three categories- transparent translucent and opaque. Blue sapphire, blue topaz, iolite, spinel, aquamarine, tanzanite and Paraiba tourmaline are a few transparent gems that occur in shades of blue. Other less transparent (translucent) varieties are blue chalcedony, and turquoise and lapis lazuli which are both opaque. Each gem has its own particular properties and is available across different price-points according to size and quality. For the sake of brevity we will discuss only popular stones like blue sapphire, aquamarine, tanzanite and turquoise that are readily available and reasonably priced.

sapphire faceted beadsBlue sapphire Beads: Sapphire is the natal stone for the month of September and is believed to safeguard the wearer from envy and attract divine favors. It is also one of the hardest gem materials after diamond and can be used in articles of daily wear without any worries of chipping or breakage. The ideal color for sapphire is a deep clear blue. Articles like rings set with a single faceted stone or bracelets made with blue sapphire beads can be worn without fear of them getting damaged with constant use. The gem is readily available in the market with gemstone dealers and sapphire beads and drops are available at online stores.

Aquamarine Round BeadsAquamarine Beads:
Belonging to the same gem family as emerald- beryl, aquamarine is a blue-green stone that is often found in large clear crystals. Aquamarine ranges from blue-green to a light sky blue in color. It is gem that is relatively abundant. It is the birthstone for March and a gift of Aquamarine is said to signify safety and security for long standing relationships. It is even believed to revive the love in a tired marriage making it an ideal anniversary gift for many!

Although they are fairly durable aquamarine has a tendency to be brittle and so care must be taken while wearing or cleaning jewelry set with them. Aquamarine beads strung into necklaces or aquamarine drops in earrings are a good idea but it is not so wise to have these beads worn as bracelets as the constant contact with things may damage them. 

Tanzanite Faceted BeadsTanzanite Beads: Tanzanite is a fairly recent discovery in the gem world and is found in just one locality in the world- Tanzania.  Its deep royal blue color tinged with violet makes it highly desirable. TanzaniteOne is a commercial player in the tanzanite market and has introduced its own grading system. The system's color-grading scales divide tanzanite colors into a range of hues, between blue violet and violet blue. 
If you are buying a large stone from a reputed dealer you can ask for a certificate stating its grade. If it is tanzanite beads or smaller stones you are buying from a dealer or online you can have the stones appraised by a gemological institute if you wish. Tanzanite is a rare gemstone and its prices are steadily rising since the past decade- hence it makes sense to think carefully before investing in this stone, particularly if you are on a tight budget.

Turquoise Round BeadsTurquoise Beads: Turquoise is a blue to greenish blue opaque gem largely known for its popularity in ancient Egyptian and Aztec cultures. Although somewhat soft, turquoise takes a good polish and is polished cabochons are set in rings, earrings and pendants. Turquoise beads along with red coral are gemstones used in traditional Tibetan jewelry. Because the gem is porous it should be kept away from household cleaners, harsh detergents and rough use.  Turquoise, coral and other opaque gems are usually sold according to physical size in millimeters rather than weight.


The extraordinary appeal of Burmese Rubies

What makes a Burma ruby so special? What is it that sets the gem apart from rubies mined elsewhere in the world? Its the color- pure and simple and the fact that the region (Burma) has been mined for centuries and in these centuries have changed little in the way of the methods used for mining these stones. This story will lead you into the stone tract of the Mogok and Mong Hsu districts of upper Burma and explain the fascination of the- Burma Ruby.

OriginsNatural Burma Ruby Cabs Pair No Heat - 38.21 carats
The most fabled locality for fine rubies is the Mogok district in Upper Myanmar (Burma). The discovery of these mines is steeped in antiquity, the earliest mention being in Burmese legend that mentions a fever stricken valley, inaccessible to humans. That the mine workings are ancient is proven without doubt by the recovery of implements of the Stone and Bronze Ages here. Several kings, governors and private companies have held mining rights from time to time. In all the years till date not much has changed in the mining methods.

Next to red diamonds, rubies are perhaps the most expensive gems in the world (provided the size is over three carats). The most desirable color for ruby is a deep, traffic-signal red. Contrary to popular belief not all Burmese rubies are of this legendary color. Material of an inferior quality is just as likely to be mined in Burma as anywhere else. In the same way good, gem-quality material may be found from any of the other ruby producing localities- Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. In effect what has happened is that the name Burma ruby has been applied to almost any ruby of a good color and quality. It does not necessarily mean that the particular stone is in fact a Burmese ruby.

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So, if these so-called Burma rubies are in fact just a sobriquet, what are the parameters for judging a good stone? Awareness! This is the keyword. Gemologists the world over have committed reams and reams of paper pertaining to use of terms like Columbian emerald, Kashmir sapphire and Burma ruby. In truth there is very little chance of anybody being able to say where a particular stone has been mined. Unless the stone is submitted for a thorough gemological evaluation by a reputed laboratory there is no way country of origin can be declared using visual clues alone? So, the best bet is to look for a stone you like. It does not matter whether it is a Burmese or a Cambodian stone. If you like it- go for it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Black diamond beads- black beauty!

Everything related to black diamond beads, their nature, care and purchase. Tips on how to source genuine black diamond beads, large black diamond beads, carved black diamonds and many more.

Black diamond beads are capable of adding allure and charm to almost every piece of jewellery conceivable to man. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, lariats and chokers- all could be interestingly fabricated using black diamond beads. These beads are available in a wide variety of colors apart from black.

2 to 2.50 mm - Black Diamond Faceted Beads - 4 Lines - 60.50 carats


1.70 to 3.40 mm - Black Diamond Faceted Beads - 41.64 carats - 15 inches

 Connoisseurs are also able to pick from numerous shapes such as smooth-finished ovals, drum-shaped cylinders, faceted crystals or cubes. Briolettes- that are faceted drop-shaped beads with a hole drilled at one or both ends are also a hit among jewellery designers and enthusiasts. These can be used to infuse elegance in long dangling earrings or add that finishing touch of color and class to necklaces. Genuine black diamond beads will have a bright lustre owing to the extreme hardness of diamond. Given the nature of diamonds not much precaution is required while handling or cleaning your jewelry. However like everything precious be gentle on the jewelry and use a good quality detergent and brush to clean your jewelry. Always dry your jewelry before storing it.

Wholesale black diamond beads are available in different sizes and in strands of varying lengths form 15 inches upwards. Every size from large black diamond beads down to the smallest chips is available for sale. A strand of matched, graduated genuine diamond beads could be a fitting replacement for the heirloom family pearls- and so much more durable too! In fact diamond being the hardest substance on earth there is very little by way of toughness that pearls can claim as opposed to it. That is not to take away credit from pearls, but wouldn’t it be great not to have any concerns about the annual restringing and care generally required of pearls!?

Black diamond beads are not only for jewellery designers and manufacturers. In fact is it very easy for do-it-yourself types who have a love of making their own jewellery to fabricate beautiful neckpieces out of diamond beads. These could be used in combination with gold, silver or other colored stone beads to make interesting and unique pieces for personal use or gifting. Neck clasps or hooks are available at your local jeweller or you could google for dealers in your area for the required raw material.

So now we come to the most important part of your foray into jewelry making- the sourcing of black diamond beads. The Internet is the answer to all our prayers so it seems. Wholesale black diamond beads are available with retailers and wholesalers on the web. It is now possible to place orders for genuine black diamond beads with these online stores from the comfort of your home. The order can be placed through their website, email or phone. Merchandise is shipped across the length and breadth of several continents at a cost. It is possible to view the gems online at the dealer’s website, or you could see them in real-time using a webcam or Skype. Black diamond beads wholesale at these website at attractive prices and have numerous choices for the discerning customer. Carved and loose black diamonds along with faceted black diamonds are also among the choices these suppliers offer.

For those who are not really the DIY types, these very same dealers offer wire jewellery made using diamond beads. Or you could always order and have your family jeweller string them up in a style that flatters you. One really can’t go wrong with this eternal gem- the diamond. It adds grace and lends charm to its wearer and as we all know it is forever.