Welcome to Gems in this realm you will find infomation on gems and metal what they are meaning and how to take care of them.
I hope you find this page useful.
Let's start with Gems. I will be listing mainly the gems I have used in my jewellery. There are so many beautiful gems out there just too many to list. But be sure I will be adding more as I go along.
|Gem Stone||Picture||Crystal system||Colours||Meaning||Types|
|Agate||Agate is formed from minerals and is part of the Quartz family.|
|Amethyst||Is part of the Qyartz family|
|Silver Plated||Pic||Silver plated means that a base metal such as copper or other metals are thinly covered in silver.|
|Gold plated||Pic||Gold plated means that a base metal like copper or silver are thinly covered.|
|Sterling Silver||Pic||Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver combined with 7.25% of another metal alloy such as copper or zinc. Pure silver or fine silver contains 99.9% of pure silver. Pure silver is too soft to use on its own. Sterling silver will always be halled marked. It varies from country to country manufacture to manufacture.|
|Gold carts||Pic|| |
Gold are made up of gold mixed with other alloy metal. Carats measures how much gold there is in the metal. The other metals are made up with a combination of alloy's, this can determine the unique appearance like its colour.
There are 3 different colours of gold. Yellow, white and rose.
|Titanium||Pic||Is the hardest of all metals with a silver greyish colour to it. Titanium is a natural element and is extremly strong. This metal is 100% hypo-allergenic so can be worn by anyone.|
|Platinum||Pic||Platinum is a white metal which approx 95% of it is platinum. It is long wearing and is a dense and heavy metal.|
|Rhodium||Pic||Rhodium is used to plate over other white metal such as white gold to give it that lovely white colour. Although Rhodium is a very hard metal it does wear away eventually.|