What are Swarovski Crystals Made of?

What are Swarovski Crystals Made of?

Swarovski crystals are produced by the Austrain company Swarovski AG. The company keeps the production process secret. Yet we know that the materials include quartz sand and minerals. The final crystals also contain lead, which adds shine to the crystals.   Are Swarovski crystals real diamonds? Swarovski crystals are not diamonds. They are completely different…

What Not to Put in Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

What Not to Put in Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is a wonderful way to get back your jewelry shining. It can clean dirt and grime in the narrowest parts of your jewelry. If you use the with the right pieces the right way, of course. An ultrasonic cleaner is capable of cleaning many things from necklaces to glasses, from rings…

How Much Does a Diamond Ring Cost? (with 17 Examples)

How Much Does a Diamond Ring Cost? (with 17 Examples)

Jewelry prices do vary and diamond rings are no exception. The brand, seasonal and limited collections, discounts, designers, metal bases and of course the diamond’s carat, color, clarity and cut affect the price. This work only takes the carat into account and aims to give a general idea on the price levels. Please note that…

What Are The Best Metals for Sensitive Ears?

What Are The Best Metals for Sensitive Ears?

No one wants to have allergic reaction after wearing beautiful earrings. To prevent such undesired effects, we have to undercover the reason. Many times, the chief culprit is nickel. Nickel is widely used with other metals in order to change their color and strength. Adding nickel to metals will lighten their color. They will gain…

Cubic Zirconia vs Moissanite

Cubic Zirconia vs Moissanite

Is moissanite better than cubic zirconia? Can you tell the difference between diamond and cubic zirconia? These are among the most asked questions about two diamond simulants, cubic zirconia and moissanite. And rightly so, CZ and moissanite are popular engagement ring stones. Like many diamond subsititutes, they share a similar look but a very different…

Vermeil vs Gold-plated vs Gold Filled

Vermeil vs Gold-plated vs Gold Filled

  What are the differences between gold, vermeil, gold plated and gold filled jewelry? How much silver is there in vermeil and sterling silver? These are probably 2 of the most asked questions about gold and silver alloys. Having abundance of choice is freedom. However, with many similar metals, it is easy to get confused!…