Gems are an important part of jewelry. The estate jewelry value could be 99% determined by the gem. On the other hand the gem could add zero to the value. The two critical factors are the gem itself and the condition. Some gems have a higher value then others. A natural ruby is worth many times more then a synthetic ruby. Diamonds are generally more valuable then amethysts. Knowing your gem’s grade and rarity will help with understanding its value. The condition of the gem is critical to the value. Some chips and abrasions can justify the repolishing cost. But in most cases chips and scratches will render the gem unappealing and valueless. Tip: careful handling of jewelry retains a higher value then carelessness.
The first thing I do, is go over to staples and have about two sheets of wallet sized photos printed in color. It costs about .59 cents, and is much cheaper than using your printer.
The design of the ring is the next important thing. Who ever is the artist will need plenty of time to draw the design and set the design in motion. Each artist works on their own time and contracts should be drawn detailing all the pertinent information about the design you want and what the designer plans to do for you. Do not forget to put the cost in the contract. Do not wait until the last minute to tell the creator what you want. This is not a nice thing to do if you want quality work.
Another way of keeping the old wood Jewelry new is to polish it with the proper chemicals. With out polish it will lose its bright shinny luster and appears dull. You can polish it with simple wood cleaner. But type of wood cleaner will depend upon the kind of wood used for making the jewelry. This will bring shine on the jewelry. You can also clean it with tea tree oil and olive oil.
Family Jewelry. A ring, bracelet or necklace that has birthstones and or names and dates in it. As a mom, having a special necklace that has my children’s birth-dates on it is really sweet. I’m able to share the jewelry with others and show off their birthstones.
After it’s all shrunken down, you’ll see you’ve got a really cool photo transfer jewelry pendant or charm, bearing the face of a loved one, or famous person you may idolize.
The Cuts. The stones mounted on these rings can be cut into different shapes. The most favored is the round solitaire cut. This is just one big gem, usually diamond, mounted on the ring. The other cuts include the emerald cut, radiant cut, marquis cut, princess cut, pear cut, oval cut, and rose cut, among others.