9 amazing stories about precious jewelry

If you ask jewelry designer and historian Aja Raden,Which is something she loved this life, there is no doubt that she will answer you, precious stones.

“When I was a kid, I loved all the shiny things, including fake jewelry, and I would take them away and hide them in my treasure chest,” she admits. “Here’s my memory. The only thing obsessed. ”

Stoned: A book about jewelry, indulgence, and how desire can change the world.Aja Raden’s book devoted entirely to the study of gems, the book is stoned, this book will be on sale on November 1 to solve a series of problems about gemstones: how to change the history of jewelry? Why do people subconsciously crave expensive (and beautiful) things?

To celebrate the book’s publication, AjaRaden shared nine little-known facts about jewelry.

1, Ruby is only red sapphire

Ruby is not a breed, but turns red after sapphire (emerald) soaked in excess chromium. Perhaps some people holding rubies will be disappointed because, but from another perspective, your sapphire is so special that it has its own name!

2, genuine amber can float on the water, and has a scent

Amber has been salvaged from the water until recently. If you use cloth and other fibers severely rub amber, you will find it contains a pleasant fragrance.

3, if placed in the same place too much black jade, they will spontaneous combustion

Do not worry, do not worry about your jewelery box; except in Victorian times, a black jade jeweler at Witney, in the northern English city of England, is going to burn overnight, due to the self-burning properties of black jade.

4, Almost all the pearls you’ve seen have been artificially cultivated

Most people think that cultured pearls are cheap pearls, but the fact is that almost all the pearls (including those that look very rough) have been farmed since the 1930s. This is not a bad thing, because oysters may be extinct at the turn of the century.

5, Rub your teeth with pearls to determine the authenticity

If you rub the teeth with fake pearls, you feel the surface is very smooth, however a real pearls, no matter how smooth the teeth look, will feel rough. This is because the composition of pearls and teeth are the same, are through mineralization. Most jewelers will not mind if you do this because it does not harm the pearl, which is an excellent way to judge the authenticity of the pearl when buying it.

6, PierreCartier had a natural double pearl necklace in 1917 with a New York Fifth Avenue mansion

This is a fair deal. The mansion now remains as the headquarters of Cartier. When you walked into this home and think of real estate prices in New York, it was amazing that you could not help but think, my God, it was only worth a necklace.

7, sapphire is the earliest synthetic gems

At the turn of the century, a man named Brinoulli perfected the sapphire growth process in his lab.

8, Opal because of its formation and sponge are very similar

If you make the opal wet and mixed with dirt, it will absorb those substances and become dark gray. Be careful!

9, some of the raw material of calcium supplements is pearl

When farming pearl, most of the pearl is not too small in the final shape is very funny. Some drug companies will buy them and make calcium supplements before throwing them out

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Chains, Keyrings and Gift Boxes

Our silver chains and keychains can be purchased along with many of our plectrums or purchased below individually to turn your silver plectrum into a pendant or keyring.

Fine Silver Ball Chain

£13.00

18 inch 1.2 925 Sterling Silver Ball Chain.

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Karibina Keyring

£23.00

Sterling Silver Karibina Key Chain

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Key Chain

£7.00

Sterling Silver Ball Key Chain.

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Leather Bootlace With Silver Clasp

£11.00

Black leather bootlace with 925 Silver Clasp

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Silver Ball Chain

£23.00

18 inch Silver Ball Chain for plectrum

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Silver Curb Chain

£13.00

18 inch Silver Curb Chain for plectrum

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Silver Curb Chain

Sterling Silver Curb Chain 18 inches in length, marked 925 on the clasp. Approximately 2mm wide.

If you have any questions about this product then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Silver Ball Chain

Silver ball chains can be added to any of our plectrums turning them into great pendants. This model of chain has a 2mm ball & is available in a range of lengths to suit all tastes. Each chain is marked as 925 Sterling Silver.

If you have any questions about this product then click on the ‘Ask a question about this product’ to send us a quick message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Leather Bootlace With Silver Clasp

Black leather bootlace featuring a 925 Sterling silver Clasp. Available in a range sizes to suit everyone. This bootlace can be added to any of our plectrums and includes drilling & mounting on a Silver Jumpring.

If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise this product then please click ‘Ask a question about this product’ to send us a quick message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Key Chain

Silver ball chain keyring can be added to your plectrum of choice.

If you have any questions about this product, click ‘Ask a question about this product’ to send us a quick message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Karibina Keyring

Sterling Silver 925, karibina style key chain, knurled closure screws shut to secure the karibina to keys, hand bags, mobile phones etc.

If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise this product then please click ‘Ask a question about this product’ to send us a quick message about this product and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Fine Silver Ball Chain

For those of you that prefer a  “Finer” chain we have introduced a 1.2mm option. Silver ball chains can be added to any of our plectrums turning them into great pendants. Our chains are available in a range of lengths to suit all tastes. Each chain is marked as 925 Sterling Silver.

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Jewellery

Childs ID Bracelet With Heart

£22.00

Children’s size Identity Bracelet With Heart Design on a Flat Curb Chain. Solid 925 Sterling Silver

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Diamond Hammered Band In Silver (Ladies)

£40.50

A Ladies Hammered Band in 925 Sterling Silver & Set With A Brilliant Cut Natural Diamond

Engraved Zippo In Polished Chrome

£22.99

A Genuine Zippo in a Polished Chrome finish with Personalised Engraving, made in the USA.

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ID Bracelet Flat Curb Chain In Silver

£35.00

Solid 925 Sterling Silver Identity Bracelet with a Flat Curb Chain. Unisex

Planished Heart With Ruby Setting

£42.99

A Stylized Heart With A Hand Planished Finish & A Genuine Ruby Setting

 

 

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Engraved Zippo In Polished Chrome

An Iconic Gift for the “Some One Special” in your life. The Zippo Lighter truly is Iconic & began its rise to fame way back in 1930, testament to its design & functionality it is still with us today, a real legend.

The Zippo is shown Engraved, as an example of how it could look, by adding Text engraving to the lid & image engraving to the body. it is a “Genuine Made In The USA” Zippo. It is supplied with a Polished Chromium finish, in it’s own fitted Presentation gift box.

You can personalise yours how ever you like by adding your own engraving, using the drop down menus, to add text in any of the fonts shown below.

We can engrave a message in your own personal “Hand writing” we can engrave logos & even Photographs for you, to make your Zippo truly unique, if you require bespoke engraved design or photographs then send us your image in jpeg attached to an email or have any other questions, then just hit the “Ask a Question About This Product” button above, to let us know how we can help.

Text Can Be added to the body of the lighter & the “Flip Lid” Front & Rear if required. You can choose from any of the fonts displayed below, for us to engrave your message in.

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Getting Personal, Custom Plectrums

 

 

 

 

Here you can truely Personalise & Customise your plectrum. Anything from Babies hand print or finger print to a sound wave of your voice or or sonar scan of babies heart beat, the possibilities are endless.

We are able to engrave pretty much anything onto one of our sterling silver guitar plectrums. If you have a company logo or other image file that you would like us to engrave onto a guitar plectrum then please send us details and an image of what you would like engraved in the form at the bottom of this page or email info@preciousplectrums.com and we will get back to you to let you know if it will be possible and how much it would cost.

Below are just a few of the engravings that we have produced for our clients, let your imagination run wild!

Engraved With Your Hand Writing

£33.50

Silver Plectrum Engraved with a Message “In Your Own Hand Writing”

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Finger Print Plectrum

£35.00

Silver Plectrum Engraved with your own “Finger Print”

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Hand Print Plectrum

£35.00

Silver Plectrum Engraved with your own or Babies “Hand Print”

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Our Tune Silver Plectrum

£30.00

Silver Plectrum with your choice of music notation or guitar tableature engraved design

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Photograph Engraved Silver Plectrum

£43.49

Classic Silver Plectrum Engraved with your Photograph.

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Photograph Engraved Silver Plectrum

A 0.8mm 925 Sterling Silver guitar plectrum engraved with “Your Choice Of Photograph”. We can engrave photographs of your loved ones, children or family pets, pretty much anything really!

If you have an image or design in mind that you would like us to engrave onto one of our plectrums then please just email us the image you have in mind and we will let you know if it is possible. Images need to be in a Jpeg format 1000 x 1000 pixels or bigger, the bigger the better & have a resolution of 72 or better. We can replicate most images or logos supplied to us, obviously where it does not not infringe on copy right law.

It can be mounted on a Ball Chain, Keychain, Karibina Keychain or Leather Boot Lace. This silver pick comes presented in a gift box. If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise it, then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Plenty of room for engraving a special message to mark an occasion, you can add engraved text to the rear of this silver guitar pick. Your message can be engraved using any of the following fonts

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Our Tune Silver Plectrum

Introducing “Our Tune” A 0.6mm 925 Sterling Silver guitar plectrum engraved with a Bar of Music Notation, or Guitar Tab if you prefer, of your choosing. If you have a special piece of music then send us the Bar from the sheet music & we will immortalise it in Silver for you.

We can replicate most images or logos supplied to us, obviously where it does not not infringe on copy right law. All images should be in a jpeg format.

 

It can be mounted on a Ball Chain, Keychain, Karibina Keychain or Leather Boot Lace. This silver pick comes presented in a gift box. If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise it, then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Plenty of room for engraving a special message to mark an occasion, you can add engraved text to the rear of this silver guitar pick. Your message can be engraved using any of the following fonts

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Engraved With Your Hand Writing

Please only order this item if you want your plectrum Engraved With Your Own Hand Written Message & Have Supplied me with a Jpeg image of your Hand Writing.

Our Classic Sterling Silver guitar plectrum engraved with a personal message in “Your Actual Hand Writing” the ultimate in personalisation. The possibilities are endless, your child’s hand written message to a parent, a child’s drawing, an intimate message to a loved one & as unique as you are, after all no one’s hand writing is exactly the same as yours.

Simple to order:

1. Write your message on to a plain piece of white paper, using a “Black” felt tip pen.

2. Scan the message onto your computer.

3. Send it to us using the “Contact” form at the bottom of this page, remember to “Add File” or we will not get your Handwritten Message. The file should be a “Jpeg” image.

4. Add the “Engraved With Your Hand Writing” Plectrum to your cart & then “Check Out”, we will do the rest.

It can be mounted on a Ball Chain, Key chain, Karibina Key chain or Leather Boot Lace. This silver pick comes presented in a gift box. If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise it, then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Plenty of room on the the rear so you can also add engraved text to the rear of this silver guitar pick, using any of the following fonts.

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Hand Print Plectrum

Please only order this item if you if you Have Supplied me with a Jpeg image of the Hand Print you require me to engrave.

Our Classic Sterling Silver guitar plectrum engraved with “Your” or a “Loved One’s Actual Hand Print” the ultimate in personalisation & as unique as you are, after all no one’s finger or Hand prints are the same as any one elses.

Simple to order: We just need a scan of the Hand print you wish me to engrave. To take the print could not be easier:

1. You will need a plain piece of A4 “white paper”  and an Ink Pad.

2. Press your hand on to the ink pad palm down, ensure your whole hand is covered in ink.

3. Next place the Hand onto the plain white paper & press down, this will transfer the hand print to the paper.

The whole procedure should take minutes & Your Hand print should now be on the white paper.

Scan the white paper containing your Hand print at 300 DPI & save the scan as a Jpeg image, all you need to do now is send it to me attached to an email. If you are not happy with the hand print you have taken have several goes until you get a perfect one, if it looks smudged to you it will look smudged to me, it only takes a minute to do another print. If your scanned piece of white paper ends up with several prints on it, clearly mark which one you require engraved.

We can mount your plectrum on a Ball Chain, Key chain, Karibina Key chain or Leather Boot Lace. This silver pick comes presented in a gift box. If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise it, then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Plenty of room on the the rear so you can also add engraved text to the rear of this silver guitar pick, using any of the following fonts.

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Finger Print Plectrum

Please only order this item if you if you Have Supplied me with a Jpeg image of the Finger Print you require me to engrave.

Our Classic Sterling Silver guitar plectrum engraved with “Your” or a “Loved One’s Actual Finger Print” the ultimate in personalisation & as unique as you are, after all no one’s finger prints are the same as any one elses.

Simple to order: We just need a scan of the finger print you wish me to engrave. To take the finger print could not be easier:

1. You will need a plain piece of “white paper”, a Pencil (HB, B, 2B, 3B), sand paper, sellotape.

2. Rub the lead of the pencil on the sandpaper to create some pencil dust.

3. Now rub your finger, gently in the pencil dust on the sandpaper, so that the finger is covered in pencil dust from knuckle line to tip.

4. Next place the finger onto the plain white paper & rub gently, this will take off any excess graphite from the pencil dust.

5. Finally taking a length of selotape press the sticky side on to your pencil covered finger tip, then stick the selotape onto the plain white paper (sticky side down).

The whole procedure should take minutes & Your finger print should now be under the selotape on the white paper.

Scan the white paper containing your finger print at 300 DPI & save the scan as a Jpeg image, all you need to do now is send it to me attached to an email. If you are not happy with the finger print you have taken have several goes until you get a perfect one, if it looks smudged to you it will look smudged to me, it only takes a minute to do another finger print. If your scanned piece of white paper ends up with several prints on it, clearly mark which one you require engraved.

We can mount your plectrum on a Ball Chain, Key chain, Karibina Key chain or Leather Boot Lace. This silver pick comes presented in a gift box. If you have any questions about this product or would like to further customise it, then please click “Ask A Question About This Product” to send us a quick message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Plenty of room on the the rear so you can also add engraved text to the rear of this silver guitar pick, using any of the following fonts.

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