Jewelries and precious stones are considered part of the accessories a person wears.
Although diamonds are considered one of the most exquisite gemstone, they are just made up of crystallized carbon. South Africa is the number one country that mines diamonds. Other countries that follow are India, Brazil, Australia and a few in the United States. In the 19th century, world production of diamond was only a few pounds a year. After the discovery of the huge South African diamond mines in 1870, diamonds were being dug out of the ground literally by the ton.
There are a lot of famous diamonds with beautiful names. Some of those diamonds have a great history.
The Agra, The Ahmadabad, The Allnatt,,The American Star,,The Amsterdam,The Archduke Joseph,,The Arcots,,The Ashberg,,The Beau Sancy, The Beluga, The Black Orlov, The Blue Empress, The Blue Heart (the Eugénie Blue), The Blue Lili, The Blue Magic, The Briolette of India, The Centenary, The Chopard 201 Watch, The Condé (the Condé Pink or Le Grand Condé), The Cullinan, The Darya-i-Nur, The De Beers, The DeYoung Red, The Dresden Green, The Earth Star, The Eureka, The Excelsior, The Florentine, The Golden Jubilee, The Golden Maharaja, The Graff Pink Surpeme, The Great Chrysanthemum, The Gruosi, The Heart of Eternity, The Hope, The Hortensia, The Idol's Eye, The Incomparable, The Indore Pears, The Iranian Yellows, The Jonker, The Jubilee, The Kahn Canary, The Kimberley, The Koh-I-Noor, The Krupp, The La Favorite, The Millennium Star, The Mouawad Lilac, The Mouawad Magic, The Mouawad Mondera, The Mouawad Pink, The Mouawad Splendour, The Mouna, The Moussaieff Red, The Nepal, The Niarchos, The Nur-Ul-Ain, The Orlov, The Paragon, The Peacock, The Pink Orchid, The Pink Sun Rise, The Porges, The Porter Rhodes, The Portuguese, The Premier Rose, The Pumpkin, The Queen of Holland, The Red Cross, The Regent, The Rob Red, The Royal Purple Heart, The Sancy, The Sarah, The Shah Jahan Table Cut, The Shepard, The Spirit of de Grisogono, The Spoonmaker's (the Kasikci), The Star of America, The Star of South Africa, The Star of the East, The Star of the Season, The Star of the South, The Steinmetz Pink, The Steinmetz Sirius, The Sultan of Morocco, The Supreme Purple Star, The Taj-I-Mah, The Taylor-Burton, The Tereschenko, The Tiffany Yellow, The Tiffany Yellow II, The Transvaal Blue, The Vainer Briolette,
The Victoria (the Jacob), The Victoria-Transvaal, The Walska, The Wittelsbach, The Zale Light of Peace.
Emerald is otherwise known as the green gem. This is the rarest precious stone there is. Some even claim that this is more valuable than the diamonds. Unlike the other precious stones, this gem is mined from the rock where it is formed. The number one country that mines emeralds is Egypt. This is near the coast of the Red Sea. However, the highest qualities of emerald are found in Columbia. The name emerald comes from the Greek "smaragdos" via the Old French "esmeralde", and really just means "green gemstone".
The ruby is known for its lavish red color. Red corundum is known as ruby, while all other colors are referred to as sapphire. Ruby is the oldest precious stone. Ruby is named after the Latin word "ruber" for red. Ruby is one of the most expensive gems. Large rubies are being rarer than comparable diamonds. Many rubies are an essential part of royal insignia and other famous jewelry.
Burma is the country that mines the highest graded rubies. Burma also has the abundance of rubies. The value of ruby, like other precious stones, varies on the clarity and size. Although there are a couple more countries that mine rubies, they do not compare to the rich red colored rubies that you can find in Burma.
This stone is the blue sister of ruby. Ruby and sapphire is made from the mineral corundum. This stone is considered to be the symbol of the heavens and celestial gardens of truth. Ruby and sapphire are the same material, the mineral corundum, and the second hardest gemstone after diamond. Red corundum is known as ruby, while all other colors are referred to as sapphire. While blue is the classic sapphire color, sapphire is actually found in a wide range of colors.
Almost all gemstones are minerals with a crystalline structure. But not all. Some gems are formed from biological processes, whether animal or vegetable, e.g. amber, coral, jet, ivory and pearl. Pearl is the most important of all the organic gems. One of the unique features of pearls is that they do not require any processing. Pearls are not mined but are found in the ocean and sea waters. They are cultivated from inside the clam shells or oysters. There are a lot of synthetic pearls that you can buy but they are not grown inside a mollusk, instead they are made out of glass or plastic material. The South Sea Pearls are considered very expensive pearls and are huge in sizes.
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Collection of 25 out-of-print antique books about vintage jewels, charms, gems, precious stones on CD
Over 25 digitized amazing antique books from the late 19th and early 20th century about vintage jewellery, precious stones, old charms on CD. All antique books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader PDF format. You can zoom in and zoom out on the text and the images. No shipping costs worldwide.
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The magic of jewels and charms. How to make jewelry - practical instructions from a practical manufacturing jeweler. Notes on some of the antique and renaissance Gems and Jewels in her majesty collection at windsor castle. Precious Stones - a book of reference for jewellers. 20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers Jewelers and kindred trades. An encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith. Diamonds - Precious stones for jewellers and gem-loving public. A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls in which their importance is considered and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing diamonds. Treatise on gems in reference to their practical and scientific value - A useful guide for the jeweller, lapidary, artist, amateur, mineralogist, and chemist, accomanied by a description of the most interesting American gems, and ornamental and architectural materials. Catalogue of the jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the departments of Antiquities British Museum. Catalogue of the mediaval, ivories, enamels, jewellery, gems and mscellaneous objects bequeathed to the museum by Frank McClean. Catalogue of the valuable collection of Old English and Foreign Silver and Silver-gilt plate, Jewels, Bijouterie and Object of Vertu, Old Italian and French Bronzes, Majoliea, Limoges, Enamels,C collection of Venetian and German Glass Old Swiss Stained Glass, ox-Wood Carvings, and a variety of other objects of Art chiefly of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Chats on old jewellery and trinkets. English Jewellery. The Jeweler's handbook containing practical methodes for galvanizing, electro plating and coloring with gold, silver and copper on all kinds of metals. Jewellers' silversmiths' and kindred traders' accounts for manufacturing jewellers, wholesale jewellers, retail jewellers, diamond merchants, silversmiths, electro platers, gilders, watch manufacturers. Jewellery. Useful alloys and memoranda for goldsmiths, jewellers, etc - A private handbook. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins and Medals - Ancient and modern - Watches, Diamonds, Jewellery and Silverware .
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