What are semi-precious gemstones?

In the western world, diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire are the four gemstones deemed precious. The remaining gems are called semi-precious, but this title doesn't always reflect their value.

The ornamental use of jewelry and gemstones is deeply rooted in the history of humankind.

They developed personal, public, and spiritual meanings to men, gaining greater social importance as human civilizations became more evolved.

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What is the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness?

The Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness is a well-known term in the jewelry world. It's one of the critical variables to evaluate gemstone wearability.

The qualitative ordinal scale is used to determine a mineral's resistance to scratch by comparing it with another mineral of a known or defined hardness.

When worn in jewelry pieces, gemstones are naturally exposed to damaging abrasion.

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Cult Pieces: 360º Double Hoop Earring, by Delfina Delettrez

Pearls and gold are a favorite combination at JewelryCult. This month, we are craving for a double hoop earring by Delfina Delettrez, adorned with suspended freshwater pearls, to face the new season with character and sophistication.

The 360º Double Hoop Earring is part of the designer's Autumn-Winter Collection, which draws inspiration from both the ancient and the hypermodern.

The pearls and precious stones are not set with the traditional claw technique. Instead, they're pierced through the gold bands, giving the illusion of being suspended in space.

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6 Cute Emoji Pendants by Roberto Coin

As technology becomes further embedded in our lives, new forms of communication and expression stand as the new norm.

Emojis, for example, are featured in films, and there is even a World Emoji Day. If you use them to express your emotions in a text, why not wear them?

They crept effortlessly into our lives, and now they are everywhere. Emojis convey emotions in a way that words often can't and help us express humor or irony in a more spontaneous way. They became the symbol of a new generation, marked by fast communications and permanent online presence.

The word emoji comes from Japanese, meaning picture or character. The cute faces we know so well came after the text-based emoticons, originating in in the late 1900s on Japanese mobile phones.

When they were internationally included in Apple's iPhone, and later in Android and other devices, they became popular worldwide.

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4 myths about diamonds

Fiery and radiant, diamonds are fascinating. They are probably the most prized and popular gemstone in the world, symbolizing status and true, everlasting love. But there are also some curious facts and myths surrounding them.

Diamonds are known not only for their beautiful appearance but also for their remarkable physical qualities. Their name derives from the word "adamas," meaning unconquerable or indestructible, as a reference to the gem's exceptional hardness.

The million years old pure carbon crystals are formed deep in the planet's mantle, bellow continental masses, where the perfect conditions of depth, pressure, and temperature are reunited to form them to occur. Diamonds are an ancient gift from the Earth's core, brought to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions.

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