Jewelry Education

Fine Jewelry

Fine Jewelry is a welcome addition to any woman's collection. Pearls, gemstones, diamond studs and pendants compliment any occasion and add a touch of class. Although personal taste and style dictates what type of fine jewelry fits what type of situation, there are certain things you should consider.

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 Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Gemstones allow you to bring a lot of color to your jewelry. From the deep purple of amethyst to the shocking pink sapphire to the gentle butter-yellow tourmaline, gemstone jewelry allows you to show more of your personality. But remember that gemstones, too, have different grades of quality, and it is important to educate yourself about the qualities that are assessed to determine the overall value of your chosen stone.

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 Pearl Jewelry

A pearl is a valued gemstone that is naturally created by a marine-based organism called a mollusk (otherwise known as an oyster). Natural pearls are extremely rare and hard to find. This is why many of the pearls that are available to consumers today are cultured pearls. In order to produce a cultured pearl one must introduce a grain of sand or a bead within an oyster or a mussel.

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 Precious Metals

Nothing shines like yellow gold, white gold, or platinum. Over time, precious metals have come to symbolize wealth, power, and strength. Their beauty and physical qualities make precious metals a prized part of any jewelry collection.

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 Diamond Pendant Jewelry

Whether it's a formal occasion, a night on the town, or a lunch date with friends, pendants are the perfect pick me up for a necklace as part of your daily wardrobe. They are great for classic looks or contemporary styles, but can work for all tastes.

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 How to care for your jewelry

Since 1896, Cassriel's Jewelers has established and maintained the highest standards in design, materials and craftsmanship, creating jewelry that has been passed down from generation to generation. With some simple, basic care, you can help preserve and protect your jewelry for years to come.

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 Symmetry Flaws

Symmetry refers to the exactness of the shape and arrangement of facets in a diamond. Although to the naked eye finish features only have a tiny affect on appearance, symmetry is an significant aspect. In diamonds that have low clarity grades, symmetry is less important, but in diamonds with very high clarity grades, symmetry is very important.

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