Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gemstone Properties Overview and Information

Jun 17, 2010 |

Gemstone Properties Gemstone Properties – Gemstones are classified into different groups, species, and varieties. For example, ruby is the red variety of the species corundum, while any other color of corundum is considered sapphire. Emerald (green), aquamarine (blue), red beryl (red), goshenite (colorless), heliodor (yellow), and morganite (pink) are all varieties of the mineral species […more]

Types of Beads Overview and Their Applications

Jun 17, 2010 |

Types of Beads Types of Beads – Cloisonne beads Cloisonne beads are made of enamel fired on a background, usually metal, to produce a mosaic or stained-glass effect. These beads are highly decorative and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Types of Beads – Crow beads Crow beads are large beads shaped like […more]

Platinum Properties Overview and Information

Jun 17, 2010 |

Platinum Properties Platinum Properties – Platinum is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina del Pinto, which is literally translated into little silver of the Pinto River.It is a dense, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal. Even though it […more]

Diamond Properties Overview and Information

Jun 17, 2010 |

Diamond Properties Diamond Properties include a transparent crystal of tetra hedrally bonded carbon atoms (sp3) that crystallizes into the diamond lattice which is a variation of the face centered cubic structure. Diamonds have been adapted for many uses because of the material’s exceptional physical characteristics. Most notable are its extreme hardness and thermal conductivity ,as […more]

Properties of Gold, Physical and Chemical

Jun 17, 2010 |

Properties of Gold Properties of Gold include resisting attacks by individual acids, but it can be dissolved by the aqua regia, so named because it dissolves gold. Properties of Gold include dissolving in alkaline solutions of cyanide, which have been used in mining. Properties of Gold include dissolving in mercury, forming amalgam alloys. Gold is […more]

Silver Properties Overview and Information

Jun 17, 2010 |

Silver Properties Silver Properties – Silver is a metallic chemical element with the chemical symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free form (native silver), as […more]

How to Clean Jewelry at Home, Cleaning Jewelry

Jun 16, 2010 |

How to Clean Jewelry How to Clean Jewelry include Dividing the jewelry that requires cleaning according to type such as gold plated or vermeil, silver clad, platinum clad, imitation pearls, gemstones, water-soluable stones and the like. How to Clean Jewelry include Gathering together all of the information you can find about cleaning and caring for […more]