Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Indian wholesale jewellery - Greatly treasured by the UK women

Author: William King

Indian wholesale jewellery is treasured by the UK women due to its unique patterns and unbeatable price. The increasing demand of Indian wholesale jewellery around the UK has resulted in its increased exports thus increasing the overall exports of India. Indian silver jewellery, bridal jewellery and costume jewellery is especially famous worldwide and a great number of wholesalers deal in manufacturing and trading of Indian wholesale jewellery.

India mainly exports its jewellery to the UK, China, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and a number of other countries. Indian designs and styles of jewellery are especially popular in the Asian region. British women have a great craze for Indian jewellery designs and it becomes more exclusive and adorable for them on their weddings and engagement ceremonies. The quality of the Indian wholesale jewellery surpasses other ornaments found in the local markets. This is one of the biggest reasons of its popularity in the UK..


Indians jewellery is appreciated by the UK women due to its outstanding artistry and craftsmanship. The ethnic jewellery is specially crafted here for men, women and their 333,000,000 Gods. A wide range of Indian jewellery is crafted specifically in ancient designs and historical patters to depict the Indian culture.

Different regions of India are famous for crafting jewellery in their own styles and patterns. For instance, Meenakari jewellery of Gujarat and Rajasthan, South Indian wholesale jewellery and pearl jewellery of Hyderabad are known worldwide. Besides the antique jewellery, the western style jewellery designed in India is also adored by the people in people here.


Indian wholesale jewellery is exclusive in designs, which are not found anywhere else in the world. These ornaments such as nose rings, earrings, necklaces, finger rings, crowns, tikas, anklets and bracelets are available in all the metals such as gold, silver and precious and semi precious stones. Beaded work jewellery is a sub category covering vast collection of exclusive ornaments made up of beads, gemstones, pearls, rubes, wooden stones and mirror work etc. There is also category that contains diamond jewellery, white gold jewellery and kundan jewellery which are the most precious ornaments of the subcontinent. These all categories combine to provide a broad category of jewellery items hardly found anywhere else.

Cheap prices:

One of the greatest reasons of the popularity of Indian's wholesale jewellery among the UK women is its reduced price. Indian's jewellery is best in quality and easily affordable by the middle class UK women. India not only produces jewellery in expensive metals but offerss a wide range of inexpensive fine artificial jewellery in plastic, copper and other less expensive metals. Because of its economical wholesale rates, India has become a major player in exporting wholesale jewellery to the international markets as compared to China.

High marketability:

Indian wholesalers are to be credited for the appreciation Indian jewellery receives. They take part in different seminars and trade shows to publicize their jewellery. Besides that, Indian stage shows, dramas, fashion and modelling shows play a major role in stirring the interest and increasing the demand of Indian wholesale jewellery. This has also contributed to the increased exports of jewellery in India. Indian wholesalers keep eyes and ears on the latest jewellery trends and launch new and innovative items with exclusive designs to capture the interest of the UK women.

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About the Author

William King is the director of Wholesale Jewellery, UK Wholesale and Jewellery Wholesale. He has 18 years of experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping retailers, entrepreneurs and startups with their product sourcing, promotion, marketing and supply chain requirements.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to Commission an Original piece of Jewellery

Author: Ian Tubby

Commissioning an original piece of fine jewellery is the perfect solution when:

  • you want a really special gift for a special occasion

  • you know exactly what you want but can't find it anywhere

  • you want to be certain of owning – or giving – a unique piece of jewellery

Asking a skilled jeweller to make a one-off design enables you to obtain a piece that's pleasing in every detail. It's usually a straightforward process, but if you've never commissioned a piece of jewellery it helps to know what to expect at each stage.

Find the right jeweller

You'll need to contact a professional jeweller who hand crafts jewellery to his or her own designs and is willing to accept commissions. If you don't know of any in your area try looking in local directories or doing an Internet search.

When you've found a few promising jewellers see if you like their work. Some jewellers specialise in using certain materials, or in making particular types of jewellery, that might not be what you are looking for. Anyone who works to commission will also be happy to show you their portfolio of past work to give you an idea of their expertise.

Discuss the commission

When you have decided which jeweller you want to commission, make an appointment to discuss your ideas. The jeweller will need to know what type of piece you want, the materials to be used, the size of the finished piece and the overall design you have in mind. If you want something made to your own design, most jewellers will be able to work from your drawing or perhaps a photograph of a motif you want to be included.

If you only know that you want an unusual necklace for a birthday present, or a ring incorporating a favourite gemstone, the jeweller will suggest design options and explain what materials might be suitable. If you want jewellery that will be worn with a wedding dress, or some other special outfit, it will help if you can supply pictures of the garment and perhaps a fabric sample if colour matching will be important.

The jeweller will also need to know your budget and if the jewellery is required by a certain date. The time your piece will take to make will depend on its complexity, whether any materials have to be ordered in, and if precious metals need to be sent to an assay office for hallmarking. If you have a fixed deadline the more notice you can give the jeweller the better.

Approve the design

When the jeweller has completed the design you will be asked to approve it – or request alterations if necessary. It's much easier and cheaper to change a design than the finished piece. At this time the jeweller should be able to give you a firm price for the piece and might ask for a deposit, especially if expensive materials have to be bought.

The making stage

When you have agreed all the details, the jeweller will begin making your commissioned piece of jewellery. He or she will want to keep in touch with you just in case there are any unforeseen delays or they need to confirm any aspect of the design.

Take delivery of your jewellery

The jeweller will let you know when your piece is finished. If you have used a local jeweller it's best to collect your jewellery in person so you can examine it, try it on if you are going to be the wearer, and make sure it's perfect. If this is inconvenient, you can ask for the jewellery to be sent to you by registered post.

Commissioning an original piece of jewellery isn't complicated, or as expensive as some people imagine. If you want to know more have a chat with a local qualified jeweller who makes jewellery as well as selling it.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/jewelry-articles/how-to-commission-an-original-piece-of-jewellery-4633967.html

About the Author

EK Jewellers is a friendly, local Essex jewellers serving customers throughout Hainault, Ilford, Redbridge, Havering, Woodford and surrounding areas as well as London. As a family run business established for over 36 years, we have developed a strong reputation for quality of workmanship. For more information visit http://www.ekjewellers.co.uk/ or call us on 020 8500 3191.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

4 Cs of Diamonds - The Secret to Diamond Appraisal

Author: Hary Markus

The secret behind the appraisal of any diamond lies in what is referred to as "the 4 Cs", namely Carat, Cut, Clarity and Color. These 4 Cs will assure that you know exactly what you are getting in a diamond and once you embrace them and use them to make your purchase, getting a nice bargain becomes a lot easier.

Carat is the first attribute that is used to calculate the quality and value of a diamond. It refers to the weight and therefore the size of a diamond. It is the measure of the mass of a diamond with 1 carat equal to 200 milligrams. It is further subdivided into 100 decimal points to make up 1 carat. This unit of measurement is unique to precious gemstones and is often confused with size even though it is actually a measure of weight.

Cut is the second attribute determining the quality and value of a diamond. Although most often people refer to cut as diamond shapes, being a round brilliant or a fancy shape, the real analysis of the cut refers to the proportions, finish, symmetry, and polish of the diamond. These factors determine the fire and brilliance of a diamond which are crucial in the overall appraisal.

Color is the next attribute in the 4 Cs equation. It refers to the perceived color or more precisely lack of color in a diamond. With the exclusion of "fancy colored diamonds", the more colorless the diamond is, the more valuable it is. Diamonds within this colorless range are the most rare and valuable of all the colors.

Clarity is the last of the 4 Cs and refers to the lack of or presence of internal and external imperfections as seen under 10x magnification. Because diamonds are crystallised carbon atoms under immense pressure and temperature, almost all diamonds contain minute traces of non-crystallized carbon or small non-diamond crystals. The number, size, location and nature of these imperfections found will determine the clarity grade pertaining to the diamond. Regarding the appraisal of the particular stone, the fewer imperfections found, the more valuable it will be.

Combining these 4 attributes together will enable the appraisal of any loose diamond or even a jewelry item which is set with diamonds. The "Rapaport Price List" has set the standard when applying the 4 Cs and experts worldwide in the jewelry industry refer to this list as the benchmark of diamond appraisal.

Should you require further information regarding the 4 Cs of diamonds, please visitwww.diamondbuyersguides.com/the-4cs.
D. Franck, also known as "Davolfan", is a qualified gemologist by trade and is active in the South African Rough Diamond Market.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Diamond Necklaces : The Perfect Accessory for Women

Author: pournima

Diamonds are the true expression of one's feelings and can touch the heart and soul of the ones wearing it. A diamond necklace enhances the beauty of any woman. The glitter of the diamonds compliments the sparkle of her eyes. It is an everlasting stone. The beauty of a diamond is breathtaking. These necklaces bring out the best in every woman irrespective of their age and look.

Nowadays, everybody has become more fashion conscious whether it is regarding their wardrobe or jewellery. Since diamond accessories are available in uncountable designs and styles, teaming a piece of jewellery with any outfit have become a fashion trend. However, care should be taken to ensure that the diamonds you invest in are flawless. There should be no discoloration, the diamond should not be chipped and also no spots in the diamond. It will shine and sparkle when the sun hits it, and it will glow like none other. When this diamond is in the form of necklace or pendants, it highlights the neck.

There are two basic types of Diamond Necklaces: the full diamond necklace and the diamond pendant necklace.

Diamond necklaces feature single or multiple diamonds which are attached or set in the links of a chain which encircles the neck. The diamonds can also be interwoven with the strands of gold or platinum forming the chain and set in such a way that they make up the links of the chain itself. Diamonds are available in the form of collars and chain which can be designed in a variety of styles. Diamond necklaces are expensive compared to diamond pendants.

The second type of diamond necklace is the pendant type for which a small piece of jewellery is hung from a separate chain. Because the pendant is not part of the chain it can be easily transferred from one chain to another chain. It also has different styles and lengths of chain. There are many different types and styles of pendants available in the market. Compared to others Heart diamond pendants are especially popular also these can come in other shapes and variety of styles. They tend to be cheaper than full diamond necklaces.

Diamonds, if properly maintained are truly a stone to be treasured forever. Graceful and elegant, a diamond necklace looks spectacular no matter what else you're wearing. Diamond necklaces are one that will attract attention immediately.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Types of Rings in the UK

Author: David Fox

The UK jewellery market is huge. With a wealth of different companies operating in a very competitive marketplace, jewellery products can be found almost anywhere. They are highly sought after products and customers come from far and wide to purchase them. Of course, there are many different jewellery items customers can buy, but what is important is that the customer finds something they like and they also experience a pleasant shop that will enable them to come back.

The jewellery market is made up of many different items. Some of the popular ones include necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings. However, there is one item that is purchased more than anything else – rings. Rings are purchased in the UK on an extremely large scale and take up the majority of the jewellery market. There are many different types of rings in the UK that people can buy and here is a list of some of the features people would look for when purchasing them.

Second, different rings have different stone types. Again the most common ones are cubic zirconia and diamond rings, whilst sapphire, pearl, ruby, topaz, tanzanite, opal, garnet, swarovski crystal, aquamarine, crystal, onyx, amethyst, citrine, emerald, peridot and quartz can also be purchased. Obviously, some are better than others but again it always comes down to what each individual customer wants and what they like best.

Third, there are further different types of rings in the UK. Different stone shapes can be found at a variety of retailers. Some of the most common ones include brilliant, round and heart, whilst oval, emerald, marquise, princess, baguette and square can also be found. Again, different styles appeal to different consumers. Some consumers like big square rings to go with their own style whilst other, perhaps more sophisticated ladies will only ever wear princess cut rings.

There are many other factors too which affect the look and style of rings. Colour is one of these as one colour can make a ring look completely different from the next. Carat weight can also make a big impact on the style, particularly in terms of its sparkle and gleam.

Rings can also be bought for different occasions, and some of the most special ones are made specifically as engagement rings and wedding rings. These can be however, at the top end of the market and are only ever purchased for the occasion.

So as you have read, there are many different types of rings in the UK and all of them are suitable for someone somewhere. It is always the individual’s decision which one to buy but a decision will be made with all the necessary information to hand and based on which one they like best.

About the Author:

The author works for Ernest Jones and rings can be found at Ernest Jones
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Diamonds Are Forever

Author: Benard Worseley

Diamonds may be forever, but diamond rings mean more than forever. It means the rest of your life. When one buys a diamond necklace for a woman, it simply shows love or just a desire to buy a nice gift. But a diamond ring says "I love you and want to marry you." Along with the sentiment involved, diamond rings are extremely expensive. How many couples have put off beginning their lives together because they were unable to shoulder the financial burden of a piece of jewellery?
If you can afford a nice ring, there is a wide range of options available. You can spend $500 or $500,000, depending on how much money you are willing and able to spend. If you can afford a more expensive ring, then you should get the best you can afford. Skimping when you have the cash does not show your woman that you value her and want her to have the best you can give her. However, those who can afford very expensive diamond rings are few and far between. Most men (and women) fall under the category of someone who simply doesn’t have the available cash for extremely expensive diamond rings.
There are many options for a man who wants to find a quality ring for an affordable price. First of all, diamond rings don’t have to be diamond. Although many people would say that a fake diamond or a cubic zirconium shows that the love isn’t real, that is simply unreasonable. You shouldn’t have to put off a marriage because of financial reasons. So one option is to get a beautiful setting but fill the space for the gemstones with lab-created diamonds of cubic zirconium. They give the appearance of expensive jewellery without the cost. Of course, if you go for this option, you need to make sure that your girlfriend is agreeable. Then, as the marriage progressed and you became more financially stable, you could replace the gems with real diamonds. You can even make it an anniversary tradition – every anniversary, replace one of the gems with real diamonds.
When purchasing diamond rings, most people go in knowing next to nothing about gem quality. Most consumers don’t know much beyond sparkly or not sparkly, and let’s face it. In the store, all diamond rings are sparkly. However, you can speak to a knowledgeable salesman about the different qualities of rings. It is better to buy a smaller diamond at a higher quality than a bigger but flawed diamond. It is perfectly acceptable to have a starter ring, with the understanding that you will be replacing the ring when financing allows. If you are going to get married, the main perk shouldn’t be the ring. If a small ring is a deal breaker, you should probably reconsider your relationship.
Another way to get great diamond rings for lower prices is to consider antiques. The best thing about an antique is that it also has history and meaning. It is even better if you can find antique diamond rings from your or her family. A great-grandmother’s antique ring means more than one found in the store. If you don’t have any diamond rings in your family, you can always seek out antiques at jewellery stores. You can also check out pawn shops, where you can often find beautiful diamond rings for a fraction of the price.
Above all, it is important to understand what your girlfriend likes. Does she like yellow or white gold? Does she prefer something simple or something more complex? One ring set or a fancy engagement ring matched with a simple band? A solitaire? It also helps to know what diamond shape she likes. Also, you should try to get her ring size ahead of time. This can be done by examining rings she wears on a regular basis. Or, you can try to find out her ring size in a trickier way. Either way, you want to make sure that the ring is in her style. This can help to assure that you will pick out perfect diamond rings.

About the Author:

I am 23 year old student on my last year of study at the University of Sydney (Sydney), majoring in Information technology.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Should You Invest In Certified Diamonds?

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Investors are in a quandary about where to put their money. The real estate bubble has burst. The stock markets are falling. Economic experts say the global economy is teetering on the edge of a grand recession. What's an investor to do?

Precious Metals And Gemstones

When wise investors don't trust the economic system created by humankind, they look to the assets Mother Nature creates: precious metals like platinum, gold, copper and silver, and precious gemstones like certified diamonds.

What Are Certified Diamonds?

Diamonds are made of pure carbon, the hardest natural substance known to exist on Earth. These gemstones are so valuable because mining them is expensive and labor intensive, and the mining process yields uncertain results.

Experts estimate that workers must mine and process up to 250 tons of ore to produce a one carat, gem quality stone suitable for use in jewelry. Only about one-fifth of all mined stones are considered to be of gemstone quality. These gemstones are cut and faceted according to specifications to enhance the natural properties of the gemstone, and these stones are then used in the jewelry business. The other four-fifths of mined stones are used for diamond saw blades, miscellaneous cutting instruments, and other industrial applications.


Gem-quality diamonds are graded from based on color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Color grades range from "D" to "Z," with a perfectly colorless stone receiving a grade of "D", and a yellow stone being graded "Z". Investors seek stones graded "I" or better.

The clarity grade measures imperfections that affect the purity of the stone. Internally flawless diamonds receive an "IF" grade, while flawed diamonds receive an "I3" grade.

Cut refers to the shape of the stone: round, heat, marquise, pear-shaped, emerald-cut, oval, and radiant. Carat is the standard unit used to measure the weight of a diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams.

Who Certifies Diamonds?

Investment quality certified stones are certified by independent laboratories whose business is to certify gemstones, not sell them. Most gemstone wholesalers and brokers insist on certification by either of the two most reliable certifying bodies in the business: the GIA, or the Gemological Institute of America, and the EGL, European Gemological Laboratory.

How Much Do They Cost?

Certified diamonds are a trading commodity, so their prices can vary. The rarity of high grade certified stones is reflected in their price. An "E" grade, half-carat, emerald cut diamond can cost nearly $1,300, while an "H" grade, three-carat emerald cut diamond can cost more than $24,000.

Will They Increase In Value?

Like any investment, certified gemstones fluctuate in value. Generally speaking, larger gemstones will increase in value faster than smaller stones, so investors should purchase the largest certified stones they can afford rather than investing in quantities of smaller diamonds.

Economists report that certified diamonds have provided a 30 percent return on investment over the last five years, and that rate of return is expected to increase another 10 to 20 percent in the next few years. With wealthy, cash-rich Chinese investors entering the market in the near future, some analysts have predicted a 100% increase in prices of certified diamonds in the next five to ten years.
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