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Tibetan and Native American jewelry often placed coral and turquoise gemstones together in silver with stunning effect.
Gemstones that are available in coral colors are not limited to coral and also include other gem types, such as vivid Songea sapphire and agate, and more subtle moonstone, zircon, tourmaline and garnet.
As you can see from the above image, morganite gemstones may be various hues, from pink to peach. Morganite gems come in both cool violet pinks and warm peaches. This makes morganite quite versatile for jewelry use, since it looks equally good in white, yellow or pink precious metals. Another great thing about morganite it that unlike emerald, which is a heavily included stone, morganite tends to be quite clean.
Like some other pink gemstones, morganite is thought to encourage calm, harmony, healing and self-empowerment. No wonder so many brides-to-be are choosing morganite for their rings! One word of advice though, if you do choose morganite, be aware that it is sensitive to pressure and chemicals, so be sure to place your morganite ring in a safe place before cleaning.
SETT Company Limited of Chanthaburi, Thailand; is pleased to announce our latest inclusion and membership with the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA). We are very proud to have been approved by the ICA, making us one of their luckiest and newest Thailand gemstone vendor members.
The ICA was founded in 1984 and includes members from 47 diversified countries, and includes the world's finest gemstone cutters, miners, suppliers and retailers. As of today, the ICA has less than 750 members throughout the world. You can see a list of ICA members here (we will be listed on this after they provide their annual updated list). It truly is an honor being chosen to represent the ICA, especially considering the thousands of other gemstone suppliers that we have to go up against.
In addition, we are just as equally pleased to announce our membership to the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association as well! The TGJTA is a gem and jewelry organization endorsed by the government and Ministry of Commerce. The Thai Gems and Jewelry organization will only approve those members who have proven to trade and operate under the highest of standards, promoting fair and ethical trade when it comes to gemstone and jewelry suppliers from Thailand. When buying gemstones online from a foreign company, nothing can be more reassuring than knowing the company you buy from is both reputable and reliable.
We thank all of our friends and gemstone fans around the world for helping us become the leading colored stone supplier on the Internet for over a decade!
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While precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver are still being mined, a great deal of the precious metal in circulation comes from recycled materials. It is said that around one third of all the gold in circulation comes from recycled gold. Some of this is used for industrial purposes, but most goes into jewelry.
Fine gemstones are always being reused and recycled. Hard to find colored gemstones such as large blue sapphires and rubies are often seen in jewelry auctions and since being mined, some have changed owners many times. Families with jewelry collections will pass pieces down to the next generation; some of these items will be worn in the same way and others will be recut or reset into more modern designs. One famous example is Princess Diana's seven-strand pearl choker which features a large sapphire at the center. The sapphire previously belonged to the Queen of England and was mounted in a brooch. Recycled jewels were also once worn by Wallis Simpson in a Harry Winston emerald cabochon necklace. The emeralds had previously belonged to Sita Devi of Baroda and were worn in anklets. Upon seeing the necklace, Ms Devi remarked that the emeralds had looked good on her feet. The necklace was promptly returned.
Holiday Shopping Tips - Buying Gems Online
First, when buying online, be sure to use a payment method that offers buyer protection such as PayPal (this can be done without a PayPal account) or a credit card. Try to avoid giving bank details over the phone or by email. When entering personal information, check for security by looking for the padlock sign. Often there will also be a green browser (see image, below). If you are unsure about the supplier, check out some genuine customer reviews.
Check the company return policy and allow enough time to return the gemstone or jewelry item if you or the recipient is not satisfied with it. Reliable online suppliers always have a solid return policy.
If you are sending a gift directly to the recipient, contact the seller to request that the invoice be removed from inside the package. Exported shipments must always provide proper paperwork, but the invoice inside the package can be removed if required. The gemstone can also be presented in a box if desired (see image, below).
When shopping for precious metals or jewelry, always check prices on different days to allow for the fluctuation in prices. The price of gold, platinum and other precious metals depend on the current market price.
If you are shopping on a budget, shop by price and use the compare function to find the best deals. On the other hand, if you are shopping for something more special, look for top grade gems or exclusive deals.