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Jewelry is a form of personal adornment such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches. It can be made from any material, commonly gemstones, shells or precious metals. Jewelries are worn for several reasons including display of wealth, symbolism, protection and fashion.
This is likely the down indicator used to keep a visual track of which down it is (the down marker can be wrong). By shifting the band from finger to finger after each down, the officials can immediately tell what down it is from the position of the bands.Some umpires have another purpose for the ba…
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Jewelry allergy is a common cause of contact allergic dermatitis. Most jewelry allergy is caused by the metal nickel (see nickel allergy) which is used in the manufacture of precious metal alloys. In less expensive jewelry, nickel is often used in the base metal which is then plated with gold or sil…
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Yes, you can have an "allergy" or in this case (to be more precise) a 'sensitivity' to real pearls (or anything else under the sun).In my experience I have not yet met anyone who is actually allergic to pearls and I have been in the pearl retail/wholesale and pearl farming business for many years. I…
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Nickel allergy is one of the most frequent metal allergies and in some countries 1 in 3 women are affected. But nickel is mostly present in "cheap" jewellery and wedding bands more often contain silver, gold or platinum. Allergy to these metals is less common and has probably developed due to metal …
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The black line is a reaction with the foundation a girl is wearing. The only way to test for an iron deficiency is by examining blood. Your skin does not have blood on the surface! If anybody is wearing makeup boy or girl, a black line will appear. It is due to the minerals in the makeup. Try it...I…
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There are 2 legends surrounding the Claddagh. The first one seems to be more legend than fact, but it goes like this. A great Irish Prince fell in love with a commoner in his realm. Her father was not pleased about the relationship, fearing the Prince would simply have his way with the young woman a…
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I have never heard that superstition.If you are married or engaged tradition states that you wear the ring with the heart pointing up the arm and if you are single the heart is out. I'm not familiar with that particular superstition but I have always been taught that it is very bad luck to buy the …
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%DETAILS% a boyfriend can absolutely give a girlfriend a Claddagh ring.on the right hand when worn, heart facing out.. means the wearers heart is available - single ... heart facing in the heart of the wearer is taken.. on the left hand.. facing in.. married. if out.. i have no idea..the metal, p…
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It represents love, loyalty and friendship. The Claddagh ring come from Ireland and it is a tradition. The hands represent friendship, the heart love and the crown loyalty. The first Claddagh ring was made in 17Th century. It dates from the roman times.
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%DETAILS% They not only made jewelry, but something else called Trench Art. It has become very colllectible as time goes by. The practice started in World War I and continues today. Here is a web page that shows some Trench Art. You can also go to Google.com and type in trench art and get many h…
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Once you're married, tradition dictates that your engagement band be moved back to the third finger on your left hand. When you do so, your wedding ring should remain closest to your heart (where your spouse placed it on your wedding day) and your engagement ring is placed next to the wedding ring.
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That depends on what you value - when you say is it "ok", is it "ok" by who? Only you matter here - is it ok for YOU - no one else does. If you think it's ok, then it is. If you don't, it isn't. I personally think it's ridiculous to believe that having an engagement ring in hand is necessary for a p…
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It could be she just likes the ring or she isn't quite ready to start dating yet. Many women will wear a wedding band just to stave off men in bars, etc. Believe it or not some women actually go to bars just to have fun together and that doesn't always mean they are out scouting for men.Give her a b…
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I am a licensed dentist specializing in gold dentistry with over 20 years experience, and have been teaching dental students at two Philadelphia universities for much of my career. I would also like to elaborate on some advantages of gold crowns, especially for back teeth outside the "esthetic zone"…
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Broil water add baking soda and them drop the silver piece in the broil water for 10 seconds. Then use a piece of cloths to remove dirt from the silver piece. It will look amazing, like new full of spark.
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I would caution that vinegar is an acid and could pit your silver teapot, especially if it is silverplated. I've used vinegar with porcelain teacups and pots but only if it really needed it cause vinegar etches the finish making stains penetrate more easily next time. Rinsing out soon after use is a…
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Hakim Warrick wears #21 for the Memphis Grizzlies. LaDanian Tomlinson wears number 21. He is on the San Diego Charges.Roberto Clemente- Outfielder Pittsburgh Pirates Sammy Sosa- Outfielder Chicacgo White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles Kevin Garnett when he played for the Minnesota Timber…
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When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that "someone has captured their heart". A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the weare…
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This is one of those jobs best left to those that do it for a living. Basically you determine the proper 'pinion depth' by trail-and-error using crushabale sleeves and white grease to check the 'contact pattern'. Some mechanical tasks require specialized equipment and knowledge only OJT can provid…
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Answer it may, but this is considered a highly suspicious claim, potentially fraudulent, and any theft claim on any type of policy is not only setting yourself up for nonrenewal, but also you will not likely be able to change to another insurance company for three (3) years after filing such a cl…
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Answer Many people are allergic to gold and nickel. Be sure to see an allergist to identify your allergies clearly. You might find that a platinum wedding band is best. They are consider hypoallergenic. However, you need to go through a reputable source to make sure it is pure platinum. (Which i…
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When talking of body jewelry and piercing, gauge refers to the size of the body jewelry being used. To be specific, gauge size determines the thickness or the width of the jewelry. That portion of the body jewelry, which actually goes inside your skin, is measured in gauge size. For instance, if you…
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Answer 1. Type of Pearl (ie: South Seas are much more valuable than Freshwater) 2. Size of Pearl: the larger the pearl, the more valuable it will be. 3. Quality of Pearl: the rounder and more clean the suface of the pearl, the more it will be worth. Round pearls are more valuable than baroq…
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Unfortunately, there is no "yes" or "no" answer for this question. The answer is a resounding "maybe" since it really depends on which online auction you're shopping at and who the seller is. Big online auction houses like eBay have thousands of auctions running each and every day, many of them je…
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Yes, and it is quite a convenient way to buy jewellery.Additional Notes:In short, yes this is possible. Please verify the reputation of the place you are buying the ring at. You will have to get the ring sized, or have her finger measured to make sure you get the right size. I prefer to get my jewel…
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In the United States, anything that is not at least 10 karats (42 percent gold) cannot be legally sold as gold. Anything that you purchase that is real gold should have the karat amount stamped into the jewelry. On rings, the stamp will be on the inside; and on necklaces and bracelets, the stamp wil…
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The four Cs to consider when shopping for diamonds are cut, color, clarity and carat weight. These are the factors by which every diamond is judged: every diamond is unique in these factors based on the combination involved. All four Cs are quality categories.The cut of a diamond refers to how well …
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Answer I've been in the Jewelry business for 20 years as a "jobber" or intermediate wholesaler. I make my living by buying or having jewelry cast for me and selling it to smaller stores. There are quantity and level discounts out there. I can get raw metal cast at a different labor rate than one…
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There used to be a theory that a man should spend three month's salary on an engagement ring for his fiance. So if you were to make $2,000 each month, then $6000 is what you should spend on an engagement ring. Nowadays, that theory is not necessarily adhered to any longer. When looking at how muc…
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Cleaning Tarnished SilverThe short answer: A good silver polish and "elbow grease".There are a number of ways to clean your silver, but you need to be careful as to what methods you use. Many of the over-the-counter silver jewelry cleaners contain harmful carcinogens that have been known to cause ca…
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Tarnished Silver Tarnish is in no way indicative of a low quality in sterling silver. Sterling silver (or .925 silver) is, by law, at least 92.5% pure silver and no more than 7.5% other metals. Sterling silver is an alloy, or mixture, of metals. Pure silver is too soft to be used for most je…
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The engagement ring is initially given as a promise to a commitment. The wedding band then is given to honor the commitment. When the wedding band is given it replaces the engagement ring in the closest position to the heart on the wedding finger.Wedding ring is the real thing. Like, the one you giv…
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When shopping for a diamond, you should look for cut, color, clarity, carat weight, sparkle and fire. The cut of a diamond, otherwise known as the shape, does not really affect the value of the diamond unless there are flaws in the cut. Whether you choose an emerald cut, a brilliant cut, a marquis …
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Jewelry Allergies The reason the ring you're wearing is causing your skin to have a reaction is probably due to the alloys used when the ring was made. If the alloys in the ring aren't hypoallergenic and you have sensitive skin, your ring will cause your skin to have an allergic reaction to the m…
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Whether you take your fiance to be ring shopping with you will depend on a number of factors, the first and foremost being does your fiance know that you're planning on marrying her. If you two have talked about marriage and she knows that you are planning to tie the knot, you should ask her if she …
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Diamonds are a girl's best friend and they're no stranger to men either. Because they are so expensive, knowing how to care for them properly is an important part of owning them. To clean your diamond, prepare a bowl of warm water and add a gentle dish soap. Stir the water and soap until it becomes …
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Answer I live near Birmingham and when I was looking for a job as a "saturday girl" at a salon, (I was 13 also) I simply spent the day going round all hairdressers asking if they had any jobs, nearly all of them took my name and phone number, and one of them got back to me. Either do that or y…
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Try gun shops, gun shows, on line auctions.
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375 if stamped on a gold necklace means it is a 9 karat gold peice. commonly found in Australian and European gold jewelery.
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Use a magnet to see if it responds. If it is attracted to the magnet solidly, it is NOT gold, if it has a light magnetic attraction, it may be plated or impure. Pure gold does not respond to a magnet. If the item passes the magnet test, you will need to buy a nitric acid test kit on eBay. Acid test…
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Answer karat means the percentage of real gold in the piece Answer The Karat mark indicates the percentage of pure gold in the piece 24K is 100% gold, 18K is 75% gold, 14K is 58.3% gold, 10K is 41.7% gold. The rest of the metal is made of a blend (alloys) of other metals that give it streng…
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Answer Silver and Gold are not necessarily nickel-free, in 9 carat gold there isn't actually that much gold! The gold in jewelry is alloyed with other metals - and it is crucial to find out what those other metals are. Look for "guaranteed 100% nickel-free". Find a supplier/retailer who caters t…
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Try Tias web page for Antiques and Collectibles or Rubylane Web page for Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles and Jewelry items from around the world
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Search for a Chinese importer. These kind of things come from there. Maybe look for one on the west coast. Make sure you buy by the pound and not by units. You'll probably spend a little more but you will get much better value and have enough inventory to last you a long time. Cheaper costs also mea…
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Barbell PiercingWhen a tongue is pierced, they usually start off with 14g. The higher the number, the thinner the barbell and the lower the number ex: 10 gauge, the thicker the barbell. Best is to start off with the smallest. You will barely feel it in your tongue and slowly move your way down to a…
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Okay, first off- if your piece is marked for gold content- ignore that. I can mark a BMW 14k after a quick gold paint job. First test- Use a magnet to see if the piece is magnetic, if it isn't- your next step is to buy a nitric acid test kit; They run about $20-$30 on E-bay. Rub the metal onto the …
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Platinum is rarer, heavier, more durable and even more expensive than gold. It is also very dense, meaning that it is heavy. It does require less upkeep than other metals because it is naturally white. Unlike white gold, which needs to be replated with rhodium (a liquid metal that is part of the Pla…
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A diamond is an allotrope (a form) of the element carbon. Other forms of carbon include graphite, which is the substance in pencil lead. A link is provided to the Wikipedia articles on diamond and on carbon.
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Ask a Jeweler Assuming the diamond is yours*, the traditional way is to try to cut glass with it, although this is not recommended, as it may damage the setting. The easiest way is simply to walk into any jewelry store that buys jewelry (many do) and tell them you're thinking of selling it. They wil…
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Answer A ring will change shape after a while to adjust to the shape of your finger- don't worry about correcting it! have you ever looked at your finger? It isn't perfectly round! When a ring changes shape it will undoubtedly get more comfortable!
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Answer Researching this answer has been today's bit of education. Sapphires are part of the corundum group and are nearly the hardest group of stones known to man registering 9 on the Moh's scale, only diamonds which are made of carbon are harder registering 10. They can come in many colo…
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A rings originality will make it impossible to resize. For example;a rings special design might be ruined if its resized.. To see whether a ring resizable, it mainly depens on the matal; silver, platinum or gold made rings can be resized; while rings made of cheap metals can't be resize
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Meaning of KTE KTE = Karat Electroplate. This marking appears on "costume" jewelery made of inexpensive base metal (such as nickel alloy) which is then electroplated with gold of a particular karat signified by a number, perhaps 14 or 18. Thus, the marking might read 18KTE to legally divulge that t…
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The tarnish from jewelry may grey the clothing. By turning the item to the wrong side, and flush the area with cool water to force the metallic particles out of the fibers, and wash as normal.
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I think this answer needs some clarification. The discolouration is due to the corrosion of metals from which the jewelry is made. Pure gold, 24K, itself will not corrode but is too soft for many kinds of jewelry and therefore is alloyed with proportions of base metals, usually silver or copper to …
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Value of a Cross The value of the cross would depend on its weight, size, craftsmanship--the beauty and originality of the piece, etc. Retail, a Jerusalem cross would run about $125 for one that is approximately 2". It also depends on when the cross was made- You may be able to get current retail…
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Answer NO, once it is yellow...you CANNOT change it to white. Yellow gold is made by mixing pure gold with alloys such as copper and zinc. Rose or pink gold is made using a mix of pure gold with alloy metals including copper. The copper provides the rose-reddish color. White gold is an alloy o…
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buy a nitric acid test kit; They run about $20-$30 on E-bay. Rub the metal onto the stone firmly rub the metal onto the stone firmly, drip some nitric acid on the rubbing on the stone- if the rubbing stays strong, your piece is gold. If it turns orange your piece is likely a lower karat. If the rub…
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Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver. I suppose by "traditional" silver you mean pure silver? Pure silver is very soft and can very easily be scratched, bent and otherwise damaged. By alloying it with another metal (usually copper) it makes the silver more resistant to damage, a very useful quality …
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Bringing Your Own Jewelry for a PiercingYou need special peircing jewellery to peirce. If the peircer allows you to bring your own you would be allowed.-the jewelry should be surgical steel if you bring your own.And yes most places allow you to bring your own. i brought my own when i got my navel do…
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Yes, if the cut of the two stones is the same. The whole purpose of the color alphabet is to identify the intensity of the color.  Not necessarily - while a higher color is usually more expensive, if the lower color grade diamond is cut to much better standards, then it can be more expensive b…
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Answer a basket setting is probably the most common type for any jewel. It allows light in from the bottom for more sparkle, usually has four prongs, and is usually used for soltiaire settings. It may be found on earrings, pendants, and other jewelry as well as on rings.
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Answer Gold is a soft element, they add other element to gold to make it more stronger, Yes you can cut real gold - You usually get big scissors to cut gold bars and wires. Jewelry are usually melted in a furnace . Gold melts at around 1100 c .
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It depends solely on the piece- 800 could be 800/1000 silver or 800/1000 gold- If the piece is silver, it's likely an older European piece.. If the piece is gold it's likely French 19k gold (EXTREMELY uncommon, but still can be found today.)
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Technically you would notify the insurance co and pay back the money....wouldn't you?  AnswerMost insurance policies have provisions explaining what you are supposed to do if you recover lost property for which you have been paid under the policy. Usually the provision requires you to notify t…
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yepANSWER:.Maybe, maybe not. But if you have evidence to how long she's been doing this, then you can start wondering. But for some they have reason why they take off their wedding band. Before you can accuse her of infidelity, go to her and ask. It's always better to have an open communication to o…
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It's possible that diamonds were discovered in India as long ago as 6,000 years.Without documentation, it might be difficult to settle on a precise year in which diamonds were first mined.Initially, it's understandable that diamonds were found far from their point of origin, having been washed into …
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Get the opinion of several well respected jewelers and antique dealers. Determining the value of vintage designer jewelry is a specialized appraisal field that requires a great deal of vintage jewelry knowledge and experience. Most vintage jewelry experts are those who sell jewelry online from thei…
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Answer Yes, Many different colors as well as purities. White gold, yellow gold, rose gold, green gold, pink gold, black gold (NOT Oil!) 8k, 9k, 10k, 12k, 14k, 15k, 16k, 18k, 19k, 20k, 21k, 22k, 23k and "Pure" - No such thing as 24k considering there's still 1 part missing from the purity, the …
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On a piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry, you will find the mark 925- 925 signifies 92.5% purity in the silver . I worked at the largest fine jewelry manufacturer in the United states for 18 years and they stamp their sterling silver jewelry with "SS".
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White Gold and Sterling Silver White gold is "labeled" by the karat weight on the inner rim of the ring....ex: 10K, 14K, etc... Also, real gold will leave a black mark on your face if wearing base makeup...so I have always been told and found to be true as I only wear white gold or silver...I…
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Answer No , nothing that cannot be easily cleaned away.
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Answer Uncirculated examples sell for $1 to $2. In any lower condition a dealer may give 5 or 10 cents. He already has rolls of them that he can't sell.
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Answer The "carat" number in gold refers to the percentage of gold in the alloy. Gold rings are seldom pure gold because the metal is so soft that it scratches and bends easily. Most gold rings are 18 carat gold, refering to a specific percengage of gold and other metals that have been melted tog…
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You can clean gold plated jewelry the same way you clean solid gold jewelry. The only thing to be careful of is not to scratch it. Put a couple drops of dish liquid in warm water. Do NOT use automatic dish liquid because it does contains abrasives. Let the jewelry soak for a few minutes to loosen th…
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Answer Do you mean Plate? or "Plat" If the ring is marked 14k plate, it's plated. If the ring is marked 14k plat- it's likely that the ring is bi-metal mixed with gold and platinum, commonly it will have white metal around any stones.. If there are no stones possibly a white accent on certain p…
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No. Your employer is liable for damages to your hand only. Technically, if you are at work and using machinery, you are suppose to remove any jewelry before operating by standard safety procedures. If this was a freak accident (not involving machinery), then the employer is still not liable for dama…
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Just because wedding bands are an over lauded 'tradition' doesn't mean you have to buy into it. What are both of you interested in? Ask the other person what they would like as an engagement gift. You can buy each other gifts of books or music instead of the rings. If you want something as a mement…
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14K Italy This tells you that the gold purity is 14 karat (58.5% of pure gold 99.9%) and that the item was manufactured in Italy.
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The best kinds of beads to use when making jewelry can be answered on several different points. Creatively, use whatever you like. Jewelry is an art form, it has been with us since the beginning of the human race, people have decorated themselves with beautiful and unique objects that represent som…
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Most jewelry stores have sites with pictures. For example: https://www.sconley.com/Gallery/ You could browse a lot of different stores, or a particular artist by looking up that particular site. There are also some comparison places, such as this: http://www.iceseek.com/ that allow you to look at i…
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You can check out some of the websites .
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Caratage SystemOriginally, there were 24 silver pennies to a British pound and the weight of the penny was used as a measure in materials such as gold and silver. 24 karat refered to the fact that a pound of gold jewelry had 24 pennyweight of gold in the jewelry. 18 karat refered to the fact that a …
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Gold is priced by the ounce. A 50 pound block would be 600 ounces and would cost 600 times the one ounce price. (The reason it's 600 oz. is because gold -- and all precious metals -- are measured in Troy ounces, which are twelve to the pound.)
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Changing an Industrial Piercing There are only a few things that I know about piercings, but some of them that I have experienced myself. Most piercings, it is recommended that you wait at least 3 weeks. Operative phrase is "AT LEAST". The Cartalidge takes on average 9 months to heal, and can take u…
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The cost of a metal pin depends on the metal it is made out of. The cost also depends on the amount of metal used in the pin.
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The Number '6' on a Korean Ringit is d number of kamikaze plains dat feel in June 6 good luck with the ring i recommend u put it in holy wate for 6 days 6 nights andd throw it away in d ocean
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Sterling silver is used for jewelry, silverware, etc. where appearance is paramount. This alloy contains 92.5% silver, the remainder being copper or some other metal. Silver is of the utmost importance in photography, about 30% of the U.S. industrial consumption going into this application. It is us…
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Changing Diamond Stud SettingsMany, different medals, yg, wg, plat. Bezel set,prong set, martini set(3),4 or 6 prongs. high or low, filigree in between prongs. many options for any size or shape diamonds. Guardian post & back is best if you don't want to lose earrings. you can even mount in a fr…
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GEA means earth. 人物 盖娅(Gaea),希腊神话中的大地之神,所有神灵中德高望重的显赫之神。 介绍 是希腊神话中最早出现的神,在开天辟地时,由卡厄斯(Chaos)所生。她是宙斯的祖母,盖娅生了天空,天神乌拉诺斯(Ouranos or Uranus…
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The value of women's Gruen watch is between $4.25 and $9.88.
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Hallmarks of PostmodernismTo begin with you must first address what is modernism. Modernity dealt with concepts of new materials, society and the future- pre World War One art often deals with this in a positive manner. Postmodern art begins to appear in the late 1940's with the end of the Second Wo…
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There is one house that is worth 1 billion. Answer: According to a renowned magazine the world's expensive house is located in Beverly hills, California. The house called "Heart Home". It was built in 1926 and is worth of $165 million. The whole living area is spread on 75,000 square feet. The h…
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The P is more than likely standing for Plumb, 14 K plumb, not plated. It means that the gold content is exactly 14K. No more, no less. Most gold jewelry, although marked a certain karat, is off, either over or under, just a little. You ought to pay the 5 bucks it'll cost you at your local jewelers t…
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Changing a Ring Into Something Else a three stone pendant would be nice  PENDANT SETTING EXAMPLE Absolutely, a pendant is beautiful, I have an image of a pendant which we made using three smaller stones than yours and it looks stunning. We have had great responses to this setting.
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It means that your silver is only .896 grade.The best silver you can buy is .925 which is what Tiffany and Co, PanCharmBracelets and Silpada sell.Sweetheart..I wouldn't advise buying anything BUT .925 silver.I have bought more silver in my lifetime than you could imagine, and and Ive never seen 896 …
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What Not to Do After a Tongue Piercing That limitation depends on mainly you. Now if your talking sex, that then would depend on your partner, some people dig it some people dont. Anyway, its strictly a personal choice that you have to live with after its done and your friends and family should a…
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925 Stamp The 925 means it is pure Sterling Silver and not White Gold. when you buy a silver jewelry,most of them are stamp by 925. our company Perfect beads Co.,LTD was founded in 2002. we provide a lot of 925 Pandora beads,and finished jewelry. you can view the link below: http://www.pbeads.co…
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Marquise shape is the most expensive shape of diamonds. As there is lot of wastage of diamond while cutting this shape.
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585 or 14 karat = 58,5% of Gold and the rest other metal750 or 18 karay = 75% of Gold and 25% of other metal.24 karat is pure Gold = 99,9% of Gold, but it is very weak and breaks easily22 carat (millesimal fineness 916) 91,6% of Goldand etc...
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