In the ever-changing jewelry industry, new techniques and ideas keep coming up and throw few challenges at our door steps. One challenge in particular is: what is better, natural or lab grown diamonds?
The History of BirthStone
The idea of birthstones – a gemstone assigned to each month of the year – is thought to be an ancient one, and scholars trace it back to the Breastplate of Aaron that was described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was a religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; and beryl, onyx and jasper.
So how did we get from gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel to birthstones? The writings of Flavius Josephus (1st century AD) and St. Jerome (5th century AD) made the connection between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac. The idea was proposed that each of the gemstones had special powers associated with the corresponding astrological sign, and that wearing these stones at the right time would have therapeutic or talismanic benefits.
For individuals who were born within the month of a specific gemstone, that would become their birthstone.
An engagement ring is a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures. In Western countries, engagement rings are worn mostly by women, and rings can feature diamonds or other gemstones.
In some other cultures men and women wear matching rings. In some cultures, engagement rings are also used as wedding rings.
Before agreeing to marry, a couple may choose to buy and wear pre-engagement rings, also called promise rings. After marrying, the couple may wear both engagement rings and wedding rings, or if they prefer, only the wedding rings.
Types of Engagement Ring Offered by TriJewels
As we all know color of gold in natural form is yellow, bright yellow color specially 24K naturally found in mother earth.
Recently I feel over period of 20 years more and more people are wanting different colors of metal to wear.
Platinum was heavily advertised in early 2000’s but it being an expensive metal and heavy metal to wear, we jewelers started looking for alternative to platinum which could be cheaper and lighter to wear.
First, we tried silver but it was too light and very inexpensive and oxidizes faster, so we started experimenting with gold itself, with help of Alloys we started mixing it pure gold and come up with different gold colors in different purity form and that is how gold of different colors were born with time.