What makes one type of mineral more valuable, and why are gemstones so precious? Firstly, we need to state that the term "gemstone" in the strict geological science sense is used to define a mineral crystal. A mineral has to be a solid chemical compound, with a crystal lattice structure. Gemstones can be either natural or synthetic, and to be considered as precious, they have to be exceedingly rare. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are precious stones.
Omani Jewelry works with a lot of Israeli artisans that utilize a bevy of jewelry making techniques to create unique and fantastic designs. On this week's post, we would like to share some of our knowledge straight from artisans and lapidarists- a person that works with gems and stones, on what processes they use, and how some of your favorite designs are created.
For such a small country, Israel is an economic powerhouse. Dubbed as a Start-Up Nation, Israel is lauded as a place wherein traits like innovation, creativity, and persistence is so commonly held by the population, that there must be something in the Dead Sea water. How did Israel become a paradise for creators and artists alike?
There's really not much that we could do to turn back the hands of time and make your beloved sterling silver or fashion jewelry pieces feel brand new all the time. But there are ways to make sure they stay in good condition for a longer time. Keep in mind that our tips are not designed for the very high-end or heirloom jewelry. For those, we suggest taking them to a professional as they can be very fragile and most commercial cleaning compounds that are on the market are too harsh and can do more harm than good.
There are a lot of different terms associated with silver, like fine, pure, plated, sterling, stainless, and the ubiquitous number: 925. But what do they mean? We offer a lot of them; like our handmade sterling silver necklaces, as part of our collections here at Omani. So because we are dedicated in giving you, our lovely patrons, the ability to make informed choices about our products, we are pleased to offer you this insider's guide on all things silver!