e premte, 25 janar 2008

14K White Gold 1 Carat t.w. Diamond Bridal Set

Ten hand-selected round diamonds are channel-set in 14K white gold surrounding a brilliant near-colorless marquise diamond. A matching wedding band completes the look with six beautifully placed round diamonds. The one-carat set shines with a high-polish finish.

Price: $1,299.99

Tips : You can buy, or if you only like the design, you can download the picture and ask local jewel designer to create similiar ones.

1/8 CT. T.W. Diamond Duo Ring in 10K Gold


Tips : You can buy, or if you only like the design, you can download the picture and ask local jewel designer to create similiar ones.

14K Yellow Gold 1/2 Carat t.w. Diamond Bridal Set

A beautifully styled engagement ring features a near-colorless marquise center stone surrounded by ten brilliant round diamonds in a channel setting. The 14K yellow gold ring is accompanied by a matching wedding band of six round diamonds to complete the set. A total one-half carat of diamonds. Price: $699.99

Tips : You can buy, or if you only like the design, you can download the picture and ask local jewel designer to create similiar ones.

e diel, 19 gusht 2007

e shtunë, 30 qershor 2007

Platinum Diamond Wedding Band (VS/G-H, 1/2 ct. tw.)

Platinum Diamond Wedding Band (VS/G-H, 1/2 ct. tw.)

This beautiful 5.2mm platinum diamond wedding band features ten bezel-set round brilliant cut diamonds. The total diamond weight is 1/2 of a carat.
Appraisal Included

Retail Value: $2,795.00
Your Price: $1,495.00

Metal: 950 Platinum
Approximate Width: 5.2mm

Diamond Information
Number of Diamonds: 10
Shape : Round Brilliant
Clarity : VS1-VS2
Color : G-H
Carat Weight : .50
Setting Type: Bezel

Tips : You can buy, or if you only like the design, you can download the picture and ask local jewel designer to create similiar ones.

e shtunë, 23 qershor 2007

Gold Wedding Bands

18K gold…14K gold…10K gold? Which one is the best?
“Could you tell me what the difference is between 18K and 14K gold? Does one wear better than another? Isn't one softer? I'm not sure which I should choose.”

We’re often asked questions like these and hope the following information will help you make the best choice for your wedding bands.

Pure gold, also referred to as 24 karat or 24K, has many unique and desirable characteristics that make it valuable. For instance, it doesn’t tarnish, it is non-allergenic, it is very malleable/workable, it polishes to a mirror-like shine, it is rare, and it is highly valued in every country in the world. However, it is very soft and pliable in its pure 24K state and is generally considered to be unsuitable for wedding bands and other jewelry. As a result, e-wedding bands doesn’t offer wedding bands made from 24K gold.

In order to make gold jewelry that is durable and long lasting, gold is combined with other metals--called alloys--to make it stronger and change its color. Alloys add strength, but dilute the value of the gold and may cause jewelry items to eventually tarnish and/or cause allergic reactions. In an attempt to achieve the best balance between the strength of alloys and the valuable and desirable properties of gold, three different karat gold combinations have become standard: 18K, 14K, and 10K. All three of these karat golds are available in white gold or yellow gold. White gold alloys are typically stronger than yellow gold alloys, so a white gold ring will be slightly stronger and last a little longer than a yellow gold ring. E-wedding bands offers many wedding band styles that are available in all three karat gold combinations so you can choose the style you want in the metal you want!

18K Gold Wedding Bands contain 75% gold and 25% alloy. 18K gold is the softest and purist of these three karat golds and is the most expensive because of its high gold content. It is typically used in higher-end jewelry such as fancy diamond rings or where a richer yellow color is desired. For instance, when combined with platinum it can create a stunning and contrasting two-tone look. It is the most resistant to tarnishing of the three karat golds, and although it is the softest, it is still hard enough to be used for rings and wedding bands. 18K gold wedding bands will show wear marks sooner and wear out slightly faster than 14K and 10K gold bands, but they are still the preferred choice of those wanting something a little finer.

14K Gold Wedding Bands contain 58.3% gold and 41.7% alloy. 14K gold is generally considered to be the ideal karat gold for rings and wedding bands because it is strong yet will not easily tarnish. Probably 90% of all the gold engagement rings and wedding bands sold in the United States--whether yellow gold or white gold--are made with 14K gold. It still has a good yellow color for those wanting yellow bands instead of white, and when choosing the best karat gold for wedding bands based on all-around beauty and practicality, 14K gold can’t be beat.

10K Gold Wedding Bands contain 41.7% gold and 58.3% alloy. 10K gold is the only karat gold that contains more alloy than gold. 10K gold wedding bands are typically requested by individuals looking for a slight discount from 14K gold prices. It is the least pure and therefore the least expensive of the three karat golds and is the preferred metal for class rings and other jewelry pieces where a lower cost is desired. It will tarnish more quickly than 18K and 14K gold jewelry, and 10K yellow gold jewelry items are slightly more pale in color than 14K yellow gold jewelry items. 10K gold is generally considered to be harder than 14K, but there is much unresolved discussion within the jewelry industry about whether or not it actually wears longer than 14K.

With the internet making it possible to buy gold jewelry from anywhere in the world, many manufacturers are now using international gold marks to show the purity of their gold jewelry items. In these cases, the fineness of the precious metal content is expressed in parts-per-thousand. This marking system is universally recognized, is actually more accurate, and we have listed the applicable marks here along with their corresponding karat marks:

24K = .999
18K = .750
14K = .585
10K = .417
We mark certain bands with these marks, so if you receive a ring from e-Wedding Bands with an international marking stamp inside, rest assured that the quality is the best available!

White Gold Rings and Rhodium Plating
Because white gold is made from yellow gold and various alloys, white gold in it's natural state has a slight yellow tint. It's not a true white metal like platinum or silver. To enhance the whiteness of white gold jewelry, and no matter where you purchase white gold jewelry, it has become standard in the jewelry industry to plate (or cover) white gold jewelry with another metal called Rhodium. Rhodium is very white, reflective, extremely hard and virtually tarnish free, so it's the perfect protective coating for a white gold ring.

This Rhodium coating may eventually wear off and need to be re-applied through a simple re-plating process, if the bright, whiter look is desired for the piece of jewelry. As a service to our customers, e-Wedding Bands offers free Rhodium plating for the life of your white gold ring! You only need to cover the shipping charges back and forth, and we will re-plate the ring as often as you'd like. Or, many local jewelers will do Rhodium plating for a small fee.

We have received many inquiries about how often the re-plating process will be needed, but that depends completely on the amount of normal wear to the jewelry item. It could be needed as often as every 6 months, or as seldom as every 5 years. The Rhodium coating wears off gradually and many people end up loving their rings with the natural white gold look.

What do we wear? We even polled our own employees to see what they chose: Of those who have gold rings, approximately 10% chose 18K Gold and 90% chose 14K Gold.

(Some of our employees are single and don’t wear wedding bands, and we didn’t count the ones who chose platinum, titanium, or tungsten carbide!)

We hope this information will help you with your decision, but if you have additional questions please feel free to call and speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff—we’ll help you choose the perfect ring!

Platinum Wedding Bands

All e- Wedding Bands platinum bands are SOLID (not hollow) 95% pure platinum and 5% ruthenium. This particular platinum/ruthenium alloy combination -- generally referred to as PLAT or PT950 -- is the highest purity available in platinum bands. Platinum wedding bands made with ruthenium are harder and more durable than platinum wedding bands made with iridium. In addition, all of our platinum bands are made from the highest quality seamless tubing with the exception of a few of our Unique and hand-woven or braided styles.

All of our Platinum Wedding Bands are stamped with either PLAT or PT950, both of which indicate pure PT950 quality as required by the FTC. We strictly follow guidelines set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Title 16, sec. 23.7 which states: (1) "The following abbreviations...may be used for quality marks on articles: "Plat." or "Pt." for Platinum. (2) An industry product consisting of at least 950 parts per thousand platinum may be marked or described as "Platinum." We want you to be 100% confident in ordering from us and knowing that you are receiving true PT950 platinum!

When deciding on the best precious metal for your wedding band, we would like to give you some information regarding different types of metals. We have received valuable feedback from our customers in the past and we would like to share that feedback with you.

How does Platinum differ from White Gold?
Unlike white gold, which is pure yellow gold mixed with alloys that overpower the yellow color and create an almost white color, Platinum is naturally white. Platinum is very durable and typically outlasts gold by many years. Platinum is also one of the heaviest metals, weighing almost 60% more than 14K gold. This property gives platinum jewelry the substantial feel that many people prefer. However, care and maintenance of Platinum is a bit more demanding than gold is. Read more about the maintenance of Platinum below. The Platinum offered by e- Wedding Bands is 95% (PT950) pure. White Gold is 75% pure (18K) or 58.3% pure (14K) and is combined with nickel and copper alloys.

How durable is Platinum and why does e-Wedding bands sell 95% pure Platinum (marked PLAT or PT950) and not 100% pure Platinum?
Platinum in its pure form is relatively soft. When alloyed with Ruthenium, however, it is extremely strong and malleable. If we were to offer 100% pure Platinum, your ring would bend and scratch far more easily than PT950 Platinum does. The stamp of PLAT* or PT950 on your ring is your guarantee that it is truly 95% pure. Some jewelers offer PT900 platinum which is no stronger and contains less platinum. We encourage you to be careful with PT900 as some jewelers use it to increase their profit by selling a customer inferior metal, and thus providing a lower value.

Why is Platinum more expensive than Gold?
Platinum is mined primarily in Russia where the unstable political and economic climate has led Russia to restrict the export of Platinum. As a result, prices are typically higher than gold. Platinum is a rare metal that today requires the processing of nearly 10 tons of ore for one ounce of Platinum. In comparison, Gold requires only 3-4 tons of raw rock for the same yield. There are also fewer Platinum mines. For every 10 Gold mines there is only one Platinum mine.

How do I care for and maintain Platinum?
No jewelry is completely resistant to scratches, and Platinum is no exception. Often times Platinum loses its new look a bit more rapidly than gold, but with proper care can retain its new look. Unlike Gold which is easily restored to a like-new appearance with just a few minutes of polishing and cleaning, Platinum is more difficult to polish and refinish than gold. The result is that Platinum is very beautiful when maintained, but maintaining it can be a bit more time-consuming and costly than gold.

A brief history of Platinum
The first Platinum processing techniques date to Ancient Egypt in 700 BC. Platinum was not widely used in jewelry design until the 18th century. From 1901-1940 Platinum was the metal of choice, lending its unique luster to classic Deco and Art Nouveau designs. In 1940, during World War II, Platinum was placed on the strategic metals list. This prohibited its use in jewelry fabrication and White Gold became the white metal of choice. After its removal from the restricted metals list, Platinum found widespread use in the electronics and automobile industries. By the late 1980s Platinum had begun its resurgence in fine jewelry.