Silver Charms

Silver charms

The new and perfect range of silver charms at mewe-jewelry . i love the new line of charms in the summer range. funky and classy and a little bit of fun. all perfect for Thomas Sabo and Pandora bracelets 4.5 mm.

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Personalised Jewellery

Personalised Jewellery

Personalised Jewellery

The Greeks started using gold and gems in jewellery in 1600 BC, although beads shaped as shells and animals were produced widely in earlier times. Around 1500 BC, the main techniques of working gold in Greece included casting, twisting bars, and making wire.

Pre-Engagement Ring

Pre-Engagement Ring vs. Other Promises: The Looks of Love

Promise ring designs may be influenced by the promise the ring represents. If a promise ring is given as a pre-engagement ring, the ring may be designed to look similar to an engagement ring. A small solitaire diamond or a larger gemstone surrounded by a halo of diamonds illustrates the significance the promise of a future marriage represents. A pre-engagement ring also could look similar to a wedding band—a row of channel-set diamonds on a plain band. mewe-jewelry

Gold Earrings

Gold Earrings

The word jewellery comes from jewel, from the old French jouel, which in turn comes from the latin jocale, which means ‘plaything’. 24-carat gold is 99.9% pure, and most US and European jewellers think it’s too soft for jewellery. But 24-carat gold is the norm across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Engagement rings date back to 1477, first popularised by the marriage of Maximilian the 1st to Mary of Burgundy. The Indians have been making fine jewellery for more than 5000 years, an obsession kicked off by the Indus Valley Civilization. People started making jewellery in China around the same time, but it didn’t become widespread until Buddhism started to gain popularity about 2000 years ago. mewe-jewelry

Silver charms

Silver charms

The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of amulet or talisman to ward off evil spirits or bad luck.

During the pre-historic period, jewellery charms would be made from shells, animal bones and clay. Later charms were made out of gems, rocks, and wood.

For instance, there is evidence from Africa that shells were used for adornments around 75,000 years ago. In Germany intricately carved mammoth tusk charms have been found from around 30,000 years ago. In ancient Egypt, charms were used for identification and as symbols of faith and luck. Charms also served to identify an individual to the gods in the afterlife.

During the Roman Empire, Christians would use tiny fish charms hidden in their clothing to identify themselves to other Christians. Jewish scholars of the same period would write tiny passages of Jewish law and put them in amulets around their necks to keep the law close to their heart at all times. Medieval knights wore charms for protection in battle. Charms also were worn in the Dark Ages to denote family origin and religious and political convictions.

Charm bracelets have been the subject of several waves of trends. The first charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Hittites and began appearing from 600 – 400 BC.

For example, Queen Victoria wore charm bracelets that started a fashion among the European noble classes. She was instrumental to the popularity of charm bracelets, as she “loved to wear and give charm bracelets. When her beloved Prince Albert died, she even made “mourning” charms popular; lockets of hair from the deceased, miniature portraits of the deceased, charm bracelets carved in the jet.” mewe-jewelry

 

info via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charm_bracelet

 

Silver Rings

Silver Rings

Silver Rings are always a hit with most ladies, But here is some fun facts

1. The word ‘silver’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘seolfor’.

2. Silver objects have been found dating as far back as 4000 BC. Historians believe it was first discovered around a thousand years before that.

3. Ancient civilizations learned how to separate silver from lead around 3000BC.

4. In ancient Egypt, silver was valued much more highly than gold.

5. Silver gets a mention in the Bible.

6. Silver was one of the first five elements discovered, along with gold, copper, lead and iron and has been mined for over 6000 years.

7. Silver jewellery was often associated with special powers by ancient civilizations; they believed it brought healing powers, good fortune, and warded off evil spirits.

8. There was a consecutive shortage of silver production between 2007 and 1990.

9. In the middle ages, a pound of currency was literally a pound of silver in weight.

10. The Phoenicians stored water, wine and vinegar in silver bottles to avoid bacteria contaminating the liquids.

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Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling Silver Jewelry – The Difference Between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver. … When 92.5% of pure silver is mixed with 7.5% of other metals (often copper, nickel or zinc) the resulting alloy is called sterling silver. To identify it as such, the number 925 is stamped upon the silver, often in a hidden part of the jewellery.

Fake or Real The easiest test to do is to use a magnet. Attractive, shiny metals, such as silver, gold and platinum, are non-ferrous materials, meaning that they are not magnetic. Take a piece of “silver” jewellery and place it near a magnet; if it is attracted to it, then it is not sterling silver. It is stainless steel that is highly polished to look like silver.

But let’s face it silver is the fashion metal that never fades out of trend mewe-jewelry

Engagement rings

History of the Engagement ring

Although the ancient Egyptians are sometimes credited with having invented the engagement ring, and the ancient Greeks with having adopted the tradition, the history of the engagement ring can only be reliably traced as far back as ancient Rome

The mid-7th century Visigothic Code required “that when the ceremony of betrothal has been performed, …, and the ring shall have been given or accepted as a pledge, although nothing may have been committed to writing, the promise shall, under no circumstances, be broken.

In the 20th century, if he could afford it, the typical Western groom privately selected and purchased an engagement ring, which he then presented to his desired bride when he proposed marriage. The online purchase of engagement rings is growing, disrupting the market for the diamonds by bringing greater transparency to an industry that has traditionally relied on opacity. Online diamond retailers like mewe-jewelry

Stainless Steel Jewelry

Stainless Steel Jewelry 

Stainless steel is best known as the material used to make surgical instruments Stainless steel contains at least 10% chromium and, depending on the grade of the stainless steel, it may include smaller percentages of nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium and other metals. The percentage of chromium is significant because chromium combines with oxygen to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide. This protective layer is what makes stainless steel “stainless.” Unlike the title, stainless steel is not actually stainless, just extremely resistant to corrosion. Because many stainless steel jewellery-making supplies are unplated, they are an excellent alternative for wearers with allergies and sensitivity to base metals such as copper or brass. For designs where the findings will be in close contact with the wearer’s skin (especially in the summer-time when heat often exaggerates the reaction to the skin), unplated stainless steel is one of the best options available. Stainless steel Jewellery may contain some nickel, but it’s generally considered hypoallergenic for most people. This is the reason that type 316L stainless steel is often used as starter earrings for newly pierced ears.

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