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Gold filled bead and silver earrings with Amethyst & Aquamarine

by Maura Nicholson on Apr.01, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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sweetie earrings

Gold filled bead and silver earrings with Amethyst & Aquamarine

I have made silver swirls and then hung amethyst and aquamarine oval beads , gold filled beads and small handcut silver flowers. I did a collection with these ‘sweetie’ beads. They come in amethyst,white moonstone and peridot and are very yummy!!

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GEMS March – How to care for Aquamarine Jewelry

by JewelStruck on Mar.31, 2010, under GEMS

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With the last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – March, we would writing on how to care for Aquamarine Jewelry. Do use these tips, to keep your jewelry last long. Also showcasing a very beautiful Aquamarine bracelet by Bead-Fancy Designer.

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Waves of crystal and aquamarine bracelet

Continuing with the aquamarine jewelry care tips, here we go:

  • Aquamarine fades with prolonged exposure to light, so that should be avoided as much as possible and it should be stored away from sunlight.
  • It has very good hardness and is durable enough, but still can develop internal cracks if knocked hard. Larger gemstone Jewelry should be worn with care.
  • It needs to be cleaned regularly, to retain its brilliance. It can loose luster, with deposits of dirt and oil on surface.
  • You can use normal soapy water to clean it and dry it with a soft clean cloth. Use of hash chemicals and ultrasonic cleaning should be avoided.
  • Extreme temperature can cause damage to jewelry, so it should be stored in a cool dry place.

Thats all from this series on Aquamarine, we would be coming up with a new stone soon for next month. You can email us your suggestions to info@jewelstruck.com, if you want any gemstone to be chosen in particular. Till then, keep rocking!

Image credit – Bead Fancy Designer

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Aquamarine and moonstone ring

by Maura Nicholson on Mar.30, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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Aquamarine and moonstone ring

This is a really pretty ring, it is made of silver wire and has a moonstone and aquamarine oval bead which I think look like sweets! It also has gold filled beads, I really like the mix of gold and silver and use it alot in my work. I have also made a similar ring in 9ct gold as a commission with aquamarine and peridot  ‘sweetie’ beads

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GEMS March – Metaphysical & Healing properties of Aquamarine

by JewelStruck on Mar.29, 2010, under GEMS

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We would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of auamarine, in this second last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – March.  With this post also featuring a very beautiful aquamarine necklace by Orchidacea. If you have anything interesting to share on aquamarine, please email it to us at info@jewelstruck.com, before 30th March, to be included in our last post.

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Aquamarine necklace by Orchidacea

Aquamarine is a hard gemstone (7.5 on the Mohs scale). It has very few inclusions and occurs in big sizes. Its found in wide range of blue color, believed to be due to presence of Iron. Stones with deep blue color are more valuable, but some of them have light greenish shimmer too. Prolonged exposure to light/heat can result in fading of gemstone.

Lots of healing properties have been associated with Aquamarine since ages, here are a few :

  • It is belived to provide happiness, courage and forsight
  • Its said to raise intellect level of wearer
  • In the Middle Ages, it was belived it would lessen the effect of poison
  • Aquamarine soaked water was used for treating uneasy breath and eye problems
  • Eariler, sailors sometimes wore it to protect them from sea sickness and ensure them a safe journey

So that was about properties of Aquamarine, do wait for our last post to conclude the series for this month.

Image credit:- Orchidacea

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Aquamarine, Topaz and Kyanite earrings in brass

by Maura Nicholson on Mar.26, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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Aquamarine, Topaz and Kyanite earrings in brass

I have handcut these brass earrings and then used aquamarine,topaz and kyanite beads and gold plated beads. Gold and blue aways looks dramatic together and these earrings are very summery. You can check this out and more of my jewelry at my web-shop.

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