Archive for June, 2006

Antique Jewelery Bracelets

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Bracelet popularity dates back to the Roman times and continues today.
Roman bracelets shared many of the design patterns of necklaces and earrings from that era. The ever popular ball earrings from that era were nicely matched with a ball style bracelet. Engraved bangles and snake bracelets were very popular during Roman times.
Bracelets made of twisted coil with lion head ends were common place, as were the two part bracelets ending with a pair of lion heads. The Heracles knot bracelet is (more…)

Gold Falls to $580

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

For the third day in a row the Gold Fix Market has fallen again now at around the $580 per ounce mark.

After the highs of $730 per ounce in May 2006 Gold seems to be creeping in the downward direction. After breaching the $600 per ounce barrier around 13th June 2006 the Gold Market has fallen as low as $570 on 19th June 2006.

Recovering extremely briefly on 22nd June 2006 gave us a London Gold Fix AM price of $594.40 per ounce. But todays $580 Gold Market Price seems to indicate a lack of interest in the precious metal for investment.

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Diamond Trilogy and Solitaire Ring Setting

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
There are many different diamond settings available to display your diamond ring beautifully, but maybe the most common for a diamond solitaire is the claw setting. But recently the trilogy diamond ring has become extremely popular.   

Traditionally one of the most popular settings for diamonds is the solitaire diamond claw setting. This consists of setting a single diamond of various weights from smaller 0.33 ctw diamonds upto expensive diamonds over 1 carat in size. The solitaire diamond is set in a claw setting with 4 or 6 claws to hold the stone. The claw setting holds the diamond proud of the band and allows the most light to hit the diamond and reflect in the stone.

The trilogy diamond ring consists of 3 seperate diamonds set most often using claw diamond settings. The 3 diamonds are set next to each other in the ring forming a line. Usually the diamond in the middle will be slightly larger than the two diamonds used for the sides. The Diamond Trilogy Ring in White Gold or 18ct Yellow Gold Trilogy Ring are popular examples of the beauty of 18 carat gold set diamond trilogy rings.

 Trilogy Diamond Ring