Tuesday, November 30, 2010

featured in Little Wren Pottery

I have been featured inthe blog of  Little Wren Pottery

Thank you

Kalicat jewellery

Kalicat focuses on creating chic and elegant jewelery from a variety of metals and gemstones. The jewelery she creates has a distinctive contemporary edge with smooth curls and delicate fixtures.
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I can imagine each piece in her shop looking great this festive season teamed up with elegant evening wear.

Her work is particularly focused on rings and cocktail rings for both men and women. Its really nice to see how her style is transformed into rings for men, they have a chunky look which matches many of the womens pieces to create beautiful matching sets.
Her Etsy shop is separated into different collections that all have their own distinctive look. Kalicat trained in jewellery at Central St Martins and Hatton Garden in London and each item in her shop can be customised to order.
You can find out more about Kalicat and see some of her pieces being created on her blog.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Gold standards - a brief summary

Understanding gold standards:



Pure gold is 24K
22 Karat = 22K , is composed of 22/24 = 0.91666 parts of pure gold,
it is therefore 916/100 ot 91.67 % pure gold

18K, also called 750/1000, 75 % pure gold
14K, also called 583/1000, 58.3% pure gold
10K, also called 417/1000, 41.7% pure gold
9K, also called 375/1000, 37.5% pure gold

Friday, November 26, 2010

The art of handmade Daily

Nice little words about yours truly on this website, The art of Handmade Daily.
Thank you soooo much.
Now, All I have to do is going back to the studio making more handmade jewelry creations.
Stones, metal and tools, here I come :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gemstones - smoky quartz

Smokey Quartz is said to :
alleviate stress and transform fear, anger and other negative emotions into positive energies, thus having a comforting and calming effect.

It is also said to provide clarity of thought, improve intuition and enhance survival instincts, and to stimulate higher awareness in meditative states.

This gem is also believed to increase fertility, help remove toxins from the body, and aid in proper functioning of the kidneys, adrenals, pancreas and sex organs.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Diamonds - C for Colour

Of of the 4Cs of  grading diamonds is C for Colour

Colour - the CIBJO colour scale

These tables are part of the CIBJO rules and are based on
the master stones officially recognised on 27th April 1978.
For comparison the G.I.A. terms are also shown

Under 0.47ct 0.47ct and over G.I.A
Exceptional
White Exceptional White +
Exceptional White D
E
Rare White
Rare White +
Rare White F
G
White White H
Slightly Tinted White Slightly Tinted White I
Slightly Tinted White J I
J
Tinted White Tinted White K
Tinted White L K
L
Tinted Colour Tinted Colour M
Z
Fancy Diamond Fancy Diamond Fancy

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dressing Hivernal



Focus on the Hercules Ring, a gifts ideal for Le MALE, to show off his masculine side :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gifts guides on Boticca.com

What a nice surprise today when clicking on the Boticca.com gift guides to notice that on eof my bracelets, the Volutes cuff is included in the gifts for Her
THANK YOU!



Just click here to look fabulous with your own tres chic Volutes cuff

Our theme for the next 7 days is GIFTS! Finding unique gifts is what we do best at Boticca so we put together the ultimate gift guides with ideas for your Mom, your significant other, your brother or more importantly, yourself!

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