Rubies have long been one of the most popular stones for jewelry and for good reason. Even though genuine rubies are consistently red, there are many different shades, ranging from a light pink to a deep, dark red. In addition, they’re very durable and can resist various chemicals. Rubies are the perfect choice, if you desire a stone that is strong, as well as beautiful. Be sure that you understand the kind of gemstone that is in the jewelry that you are purchasing. The three different types of stones are natural, imitation and synthetic. Synthetic stones are lab created jewels, while imitation stones are normally colored glass. A natural stone is mined from the earth, and a synthetic is a lab-created gem.
Sometimes, an outfit just doesn’t seem complete. Your clothes look fabulous, your chosen socks actually match, and you put your shoes on correctly, but something is off. The answer is always jewelry. Sometimes, one simple piece of jewelry will make your outfit look complete. Costume jewelry should be taken care of. Many of the stones and embellishments are just glued in instead of set in a professional setting. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with harsh chemicals. The most effective way to safely clean them is wiping with a damp cloth, then drying with a different, soft cloth. Done regularly, this process will keep your costume jewelry looking great. A clasp that will hold up is a very important part of any necklace or bracelet. If your jewelry items have unreliable clasps, your gemstones are in constant jeopardy. With a more expensive piece of jewelry, it is a good idea to insist on a safety clasp. There are those that use two or three clasps to keep their jewelry safe while they wear it. The ideal choker necklace should be sixteen inches long, so bear this in mind if you are shopping for one. You can also measure the circumference of your neck to determine how long a choker should be. This measurement will give you a great fit for your choker.