The most breathtaking things in the lives of women are jewelry. No one could possibly explain satisfactorily, as to why women love jewelry so much. But, what no one can deny is, this one passion has single handedly made jewelry a big industry which generates an official demand for over 3000 tons of gold, worth $55 billions. Diamonds score another $50 billion figure with USA purchasing more than a quarter of it.
Historically, men and women have gone mad over gold and diamonds which can be tracked easily by tracking wars. Today, jewelry has many occasions and parts to adorn your body, thanks to innovative and revolutionary designing and manufacturing aided by sophisticated computers.
Common precious metals used in jewelry making are gold, silver and platinum. It is generally gold alloy which is used and the purity thus varies from 10K to 22K. While for platinum it is 900K to 950K. Silver ornaments are made from sterling silver.
Gemstones boost up the beauty and value of jewelry. All stones, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and the whole host of them are very popularly used all over the world with same fervor. Synthesized stones and semi precious stones are also equally popular as these provide unbeatably appealing looks.
Jewelry designing is a big industry which still has retained the same charm as olden times even with the onslaught of technology driven young kids. Jewelry design software makes things look so easy that with a few clicks you can design or redesign and preview your jewelry.
Where Do You Want To Wear Them
You have ornaments for whole body and occasions; so the question is where you don’t want to wear. Jewelry is available for head to toes to genitals and occasions like marriage to prayer to mourning; some are piercing types and some are just wearable. But the big question is whether all these are genuine; where and how to buy jewelry?
How to Buy
Buying jewelry can be safe if you are vigilant. Here are some tips.
1. Buy from reputed jewelers.
2. Prices vary every minute and as per designs, purity, number of facets and 4Cs (for gems).
3. Insist on invoice with accurate weight, carats and warrantee.
4. For gold jewelry, check for gold hall mark.
5. For gems look for manufacturers’ microscopic signature and insist on certificate issued by Gemological Laboratories.