Tips To Look For When Buying Antique Lockets

Women are always on the hunt for antique Victorian lockets and compete to try and have a good selection available anywhere the look for and find. If you are the one who is looking for a gift to thrill the women in your life on one of her special days then vintage birthstone rings are…

Cleavage Qualities

Minerals with perfect cleavage will cleave leaving no rough surface; a full, smooth plane is formed where the crystal breaks. Minerals with good cleavage also leave smooth surfaces, but often leave over minor residual rough surfaces. On minerals with poor cleavage, the smooth crystal edge is not very visible, since the rough surface is dominant….

Cleavage of a Gemstone

In terms of minerals, the word cleavage explains how a crystal breaks when subject to stress on a particular plane. If part of a crystal breaks due to stress and the broken piece retains a smooth plane or crystal shape, the mineral has cleavage. A mineral that never produces any crystallized fragments when broken off…

Things You Should Know About Lab-Created Gemstones

Stones that are created in laboratories are chemically, optically, physically and optimally identical to those that are mined underground — but they have quite a fewer flaws, a lighter carbon footprint and cost less, too. Gemstones in jewelry are colorful, romantic and personal. They mean something different to each wearer. To a few, they are…