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Aquamarine Gemstone Jewelry by Charlene K

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.

Aquamarines are best-known for its breathtaking sea-blue color which range can vary in blue, very slightly greenish blue, greenish blue, very strongly greenish blue or green-blue.

This gemstone is the true symbol of grace and elegance.

Charlene K Aquamarine gemstone necklace and bracelets jewelry

Aquamarine Gemstone Information

About Aquamarine – History and Introduction

Aquamarine is a blue to green-blue variety of precious beryl. The beryl group of minerals is most famous for chromium-rich, green emerald, which happens to be one of the ‘precious four’ gems of the world (diamond, sapphire and ruby are the remaining three). Aquamarine is one of the official birthstones for those born in March. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous (glass-like) luster. It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’.

 

Aquamarine can typically be identified by its unique sea-blue colors. It is rather hard and has a vitreous luster. Aquamarine stones have excellent clarity and transparency compared to many other similar gems. The intensity of color and the clarity of the stone are the most important criteria when evaluating aquamarine, followed closely by quality of cut. Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron and testing of composition, trace elements and its six-sided crystal structure can easily distinguish it from other blue-green stones.

 

The leading producer of aquamarine is Brazil, with many mines spread throughout the country. Other deposits of aquamarine are sourced from Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as in several U.S. locations. Karur, India recently has become one of the biggest suppliers of aquamarine.


Gaojie

Charlene K Retailer: Gaojie.com (Charlene K goes to China!!!)

GaoJie Arrives Fashionably Late to the Luxury E-Commerce Party 
Asia Tech News For The World by Steven Millward.

China has yet another brand-specialist luxury e-commerce site, with the launch of the ‘High Street’ site at GaoJie.com today. It brings brands such as Coach, Guess, and Miss Sixty to Chinese online consumers, with lots of other licensed partners on board to provide plenty of high-end fashion options.

The company behind GaoJie belongs to Li Yun, the former VP of Yoka, the fashion portal that is well known in the country as an MSN-China partner. Mr Li told the Chinese tech site DoNewstoday that the site was now ready to go live after a month of trial running. The website also reports that GaoJie is in talks about funding with some unspecified VC funds.

GaoJie is coming slightly late to the high-end party, a full month after one of China’s biggest web portals, Sina, launched its own brand-oriented e-commerce site. There are other small, indie competitors in this space as well, such as the Chinese luxury e-tailer IHaveU.com.

The site is apparently named after the UK concept of the high street as the place for a large variety of clothing options.

Just two days ago we took a closer look at digital engagement amongst some of the world’s biggest luxury brands, and saw that an astonishing 56 percent of Chinese luxury purchases are made abroad. That makes the challenge even greater for a brand-focused e-commerce firm in China, behind slapped with some prohibitive import taxes.

http://www.penn-olson.com/2011/09/16/gaojie-luxury-ecommerce/


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