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When you are dressing for your special occasion with Large or small, modern, vintage, dangle or chandelier, big gemstone pendants, brooches, fashion rings, and impressive gem-set necklaces, it's important to keep the following style tips in mind: * Select jewelry that matches the size of your body and features. Typically, small jewelry gets lost on a large figure and bold jewelry can overpower a petite frame. Choose the right proportions for your body type. * Dangle earrings can elongate your face and neck so that you look taller; however, styles that are too long can have the opposite effect. A safe bet is a length that falls just below the jawline. * Unify the tone of you jewelry and your outfit with each other. As you look at your ensemble, only one jewelry piece should stand out. * Always keep one or two statement pieces of jewelry on hand for special occasions. A pair of earthy citrine cluster, Gold Lip, or Spiny Oyster Dangle earrings warms the face. The most important thing when it comes to following a trend is to do whatever works best for your. Fortunately, our collection of Multi Stone Chandelier or Dangle earrings set in Sterling Silver or Gold offers a variety of colored gemstones, so you have a lot of choices. Don't be afraid to let your true colors shine through!
A gemstone is a precious or semi-precious stone that is a piece of an attractive mineral. When this gemstone is cut and polished, it can be used to make jewelry or other adornments. Although certain rocks, such as Lapis Lazuli, and organic materials, such as Amber or Jet, are not minerals, they are still used to make jewelry; therefore, they are considered gemstones. Primarily, gemstones are hard, but some softer minerals are used in jewelry pieces, such as Multi Stone Chandelier earrings or Dangle earrings, because they have a luster or other characteristics that have aesthetic value. Another characteristic of a gemstone is its value, which is based on its rarity.
The most obvious and attractive feature of gemstones is their color. Colors of the materials are due to the nature of light itself. White light, or daylight, is a mixture of different colors of light. As light passes through a material, some of the light is absorbed while the rest passes through. The portion that is not absorbed reaches the eye as white light with the subtraction of absorbed colors. For example, a ruby appears red because it has absorbed all the colors of white light, which include blue, yellow, green, etc., minus red.
The same material can also exhibit different colors. Although a ruby and sapphire have the same chemical composition, which is corundum, they both exhibit different colors. Even the same gemstones can occur in many different colors and different shades.
The atomic structure of a stone is the reason for the difference in color. Although various gemstones have the same chemical composition, they are not exactly the same. Once in awhile an atom is replaced by a completely different atom. This can cause an impurity that is sufficient enough to absorb certain colors and leave other colors unaffected.
For example, beryl is colorless in its pure mineral form; however, it becomes an emerald with chromium impurities. If manganese is added instead of chromium, beryl will become pink morganite, and when iron is added, it becomes aquamarine. Because these impurities can be manipulated to change the color of gemstones, treatments have been developed to do just that to achieve a particular color.
A lapidary, which is a word that means "concerned with stones", is an artisan who practices the craft of working, forming, and finishing stones. Our Multi Stone Chandelier or Dangle earrings have been handcrafted and inlaid with gemstones, such as Turquoise, and other durable materials, such as amber, opal, magnesite, shell, malachite, jet, pearl, Coral, Lapis, Onyx, and other synthetics with stones cut by lapidaries.