Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, is the most popular alternative to diamonds. Because they look very similar to diamonds and are more affordable, cubic zirconia gems are present in all types of jewelry. When we’re planning on buying a ring, we ask ourselves, what kind of gem should we pick – Cubic Zirconia or Diamonds? The majority of people, that pick CZ, do so because they want to lower the total cost. This type of stone does cost less, but not everything is as it seems. Although we will save some money, by buying a cheaper CZ gem, this might change in a few years. A well-intended decision, to buy a cheaper type of stone, can cost us more money, in a few years.
Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, is the most popular alternative to diamonds. Because they look very similar to diamonds and are more affordable, cubic zirconia gems are present in all types of jewelry. When we're planning on buying a ring, we ask ourselves, what kind of gem should we pick - Cubic Zirconia or Diamonds? The majority of people, that pick CZ, do so because they want to lower the total cost. This type of stone does cost less, but not everything is as it seems. Although we will save some money, by buying a cheaper CZ gem, this might change in a few years. A well-intended decision, to buy a cheaper type of stone, can cost us more money, in a few years.
Jewelry made with white gold started to gain popularity in the last decade of the previous century. The main reason for this can be attributed to the fact, that white gold emphasizes the way diamonds look - their shine increases significantly. White gold is formed by mixing gold with silver, nickel or palladium. Such a ring consists of approximately 75% gold and 25% of other alloys mentioned previously. Just like with other types of gold, such alloys ensure hardness as gold itself is rather soft. Without adding other types of metal, jewelry would quickly lose its shape. Jewelry made with white gold can be worn daily and is scratch resistant.
Every jewelry owner should know how to clean jewelry by themselves in order to avoid certain inconveniences. These include tarnishing, losing its shine and so on. There are numerous solutions that can be bought online, but you do not have to go that way. If you prefer to use more natural solutions, then you probably already have the needed ingredients somewhere in your household. Yes, there are numerous natural ways for jewelry cleaning. Read through this post and learn how to clean jewelry in a safe manner.
Questions about gold allergy are popping up quite regularly on social media. Users are complaining that their jewelry is causing pesky skin reactions — people with sensitive skin report seeing black smudges or having irritated skin on the ring finger. Most of them are not allergic to gold but can be allergic to other metals that are present in a gold ring. Because gold itself is a very soft metal, it's always alloyed with different types of metal. If we used only 100% pure gold, then the ring would quickly lose its shape. That is why all gold jewelry, has a certain percentage of other metals such as copper, silver, nickel, zinc, etc. Either of these alloys could cause an allergic reaction. Most of the people that can't wear jewelry are allergic to nickel and today many gold alloys can be found that are nickel free. If you're one of the unlucky ones, don't despair! Ask your jeweler if they offer jewelry made of nickel-free gold alloys too. Saying that one has a gold allergy is therefore not entirely accurate.
Rose gold jewelry has been getting more and more popular lately and is being used to create all kinds of jewelry. No one knows for sure, who used it first. It started to appear in 19th century Russia. Rose gold is a mixture of gold, copper and silver. Just like other jewelry, rose gold jewelry is not made entirely out of pure gold. Without any additional mixtures, pure gold jewelry would quickly deform and lose its shape. Because it's so soft, it's mandatory to include other types of metal, when making any kind of jewelry.
Shopping on Etsy is secure and safe most of the time, but like everywhere, there are some bad eggs present. Luckily there are ways of finding out who's the real deal and which shop does not have good intentions. We have been present on Etsy for several years and have seen a few cases where certain shops were not selling their own handmade products. Here are the few basic steps you should consider, before completing your purchase:
Before ordering your new ring, it's good to know how to measure the ring size. People are different from one another in many ways. Just like we have different hair and eye color, our fingers have a different circumference. Temperature differences can make your ring feel loose or even tight in warm conditions. That is why we always advise our customers, to take measurements in a warm environment and late in the afternoon.