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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.


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Black Onyx Jewelry by Charlene K

What Is Onyx Jewelry?

There are a great many gemstones in the world today, but none of them have a depth like an onyx. There are many colors that an onyx can come in. Not just a standard black, but green, red, blue and white are all onyx gemstones. Even the ancient Greeks would wear these gems as symbols of their birth month, August.

Onyx jewelry has an allure confidence and charisma all on its own! The depth and striations of an onyx complete the mysterious nature of the gemstone. The black onyx is, by far, the most popular version of the gemstone and is well known the world over for its properties.

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Charlene K Onyx Jewelry Collection

Color:

Expected to be black, but most onyx today is dyed to achieve the color. Onyx can contain bands that range from white to reddish or dark brown to black.

Gem family:

Chalcedony

Birthstone:

December

History:

Formed in the gas cavities of lava, onyx was used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.

Use in jewelry:

Ideal for carving intricate designs and most commonly used for rings, beads, pendants, bracelets and earrings.

Mohs hardness:

6.5-7 (1 softest to 10 hardest)

Treatments:

Heated and dyed to increase depth of color.

 

How to Clean and Care for Your Onyx Jewelry

Onyx is a gemstone that is a variety of the mineral chalcedony. When cleaning and taking care of this stone, you should keep in mind that onyx is relatively soft (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness), porous and easy to damage.

It is worth noting that a lot of the stones sold as onyx today are actually dyed agate. Nevertheless, even if this is the case with your gemstone, it should be cleaned using the same methods applicable to real onyx.

 

Cleaning Onyx Gemstones

Cleaning onyx jewelry is pretty straightforward: Just use a soft, dry cloth or a soft brush to wipe any dirt off your gemstones.

You can also use a little water to moisten the cloth and make the cleaning easier.

Don’t wet the stone or soak it in water, however, as onyx is porous and absorbs liquids easily.

After the cleaning, dry the stone with a soft cloth.

 

What to Avoid When Cleaning Onyx

Since onyx is very absorbent, you should not use any cleaning chemicals on it as they may seep into the stone and cause it to change its color.

 


Charlene K More photos from Regard Magazine “Containment” Photo Shoot

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Charlene K jewelry was seen on REGARD MAGAZINE – APRIL-MAY 2016 Issue, for the ladies of  TV SHOW – “CONTAINMENT”!

Containment is an upcoming American miniseries, based on the Belgian TV series Cordon. The show was officially ordered as a series by The CW on May 7, 2015, and is set to debut April 19, 2016.

Click this link to view the magazine: https://issuu.com/regardmag/docs/regard_magazine_issue_37-_april_201

 


Labradorite gemstone goes well with any color of your outfit

Charlene K Labradorite gemstone jewelry is simply unique and exquisite. This beautiful and mysterious gemstones are “captivating and fascinating”.

This stone initially appears cloudy and grey, but when moved or viewed in different lights, it gives off a distinctive iridescent rainbow flash of colors, ranging from metallic blue, green, yellow, gold and red. This interesting effect is known as ‘labradorescence’ and is caused by a scattering of light from thin layers within the stone that reflect back and forth.

Labradorite gemstone goes well with any color of your outfit!

Charlene K Labradorite gemstone collection

Labradorite

Labradorite (also called Spectrolite sometimes) is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura, as well as being an excellent stone for general protection. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by labradorite, possibly due to is energy of self-confidence. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination. In crystal healing and folklore, Labradorite is said to help with eyes, sight, diagnosis, brain, digestion, metabolism, warts.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and brow chakras.

Labradorite commonly has blue to green flash. There are both lighter and darker Labradorites. Spectrolite is a rarer variety of Labradorite with a full spectrum of iridescent colors.


Charlene K jewelry was seen on L’OFFICIEL PARIS magazine

Charlene K jewelry was seen on L’OFFICIEL PARIS magazine

L’Officiel (French pronunciation: [lɔfisjɛl]) is a French fashion magazine.  It has been published in Paris since 1921 and targets upper-income, educated women aged 25 to 49.  In 2006, it had a circulation of 101,719. A men’s edition of L’Officiel, L’Officiel Hommes, and many foreign editions are also published. The complete name of the magazine is “L’Officiel de la couture et de la mode de Paris”.

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