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Diamond Buying Guide

This Diamond Quality Guide is designed to help jewelry artists understand how diamond quality and value is determined. Diamond grading standards are defined by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Diamond experts evaluate diamonds for rarity...

Edges and Angles

Standing out from the crowd is what counts. This summer's jewelry is large, magnificent and full of excitement. Asymmetrical patterns shift the focus and angular shapes interrupt the harmonious effect of gentle curves and regular chains before it...

Tribal Forces

Ancient rituals, natural colors and materials can become an expression of your own personality. Primitive people create their own jewelry from wood and ivory using powerful shades of red, mysterious green tones together with the use of distinctive...

Discover the Black Pearl

A little bit of luck, a whole lot of skill, and a strong will to succeed was the magic potion needed for the husband-and-wife team of Eric and Mikkeline Hicks to make it in the wholesale jewelry world. Six years ago, the couple began a handmade...

Brighten Your Sentiments

When after a long and sunny day a fresh breeze heralds the night, the perfect time for a sundowner has come. Enjoy the dawn, sitting around the table with the friends you have invited. The adornment in sparkling crystal by CREATE your STYLE™ with...

Figurines Special

We are all different, and we all like to show it! The more you value a different and trendy look, the more important it is to express your own personality and individuality. It's the little details that make the difference: tiny decorative items on...

Natural Poetry

From the golden twenties to the swinging sixties: the latest trend is to play a game with time, with the ways in which different eras expressed themselves and with the links between these different decades. This summer will be characterized by a...

Glamorous Details

The latest fashion trend this autumn is for pretty, sparkling accessories that you simply can't do without. They may be elaborate, eye-catching and even luxurious. Pendants and brooches, delicate chains and amulets as goodluck charms or symbols of...

Turquoise Mines Closing in China

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has always had a passion for turquoise. You could say it's in our blood; after all, it is the favorite stone of owner Stuart Freedman. In the early '70s Stuart was a gemstone hobbyist, cutting rough turquoise into...

What is Dichroic Glass?

For decades, dichroic glass has been a growing interest. What is it, how is it made and where did it come from? Discover the fire and multicolored brilliance of dichroic glass that has been artistically transformed into jewelry along with its unique...

Swarovski Effects Guide

Swarovski® crystal produces the finest quality crystal components with a large array of colors and effects. But what exactly is an "effect"? Mark from Product Management is here to quickly explain this term. Crafted in Austria to the highest...

Pearls, The Increasing Price of Elegance

Recently there's been a noticeable pricing shift in the cost--and the resulting resale value--of pearls and pearl jewelry. The following five points briefly discuss different circumstances surrounding the increase. Although pearls are cultivated in...

Muses are Inspirations in Art - Swarovski Crystal Components

Even the toughest woman hides a secret little romantic place in her heart. Her inspiration is the simplicity of Classicism and the Art Deco Style. The modern muse is romantic without mawkishness and plays with her artistic abilities. Her preferred...

The Mystery of the Komboloi

The word Komboloi (pronounced come-bo-loy) comes from the Greek words "kombos", meaning a large number of knots, and "loi," meaning a group that sticks together. Komboloi beads, also known as "worry beads," are arranged in a strand of sixteen to...

Urban Nomads Feel Like Cocooning

An increasingly digital and hectic world overloads us with impulses and impressions. No wonder we are longing for some relaxation and feel the essential need to sooth our senses. On the way to our inner sources of energy, handcrafted pieces are...

Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations

Twinkling Yuletide Make Christmas Sparkle

Recently, there has been a cultural tendency toward a renewed awareness of origins and a fresh respect for traditional values of perfection and quality. What better time to express this reverence for tradition than during the classic family festival...

The Extraordinary Gift of Beads and Jewelry

Laurie, an accomplished jewelry artisan and one of your nighttime customer service representatives here at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, said, "The thought behind the gift is powerful. It can be more important than the choice of particular beads...

Small Stones, Sparkling Symbols

Brilliant patterns and individual sparkling stones, large or small, on wood and combined with feathers, on pins and belts, on T-shirts and fabrics, the creative language of crystal--Flat Backs open up a whole new world of design opportunities!...

Gemstones: Natural, Synthetic and Imitation

Shopping for can be a lot like shopping for a used car. Is the price reasonable? How can I tell the quality? What's the best feature? Can I trust the seller? Understanding how gemstones are created allows for a more confident shopping experience....
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