From MyLovelyBeads.com Team
YES! We started MyLovelyBeads.com newsletter
and here is our first issue. Our website is about gemstone and beaded jewelry; and the newsletter
will tell you some facts about jewelry traditions and about jewelry trends. We will keep you
informed about our site news and sales, and special offers, about upcoming events and shows. We
respect your opinion and would appreciate hearing suggestions concerning this newsletter, improvement
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Stone of June:
Helps someone to see themselves and improve self-worth. Emblem of modesty,
chastity and purity. Symbolizes love, success, and happiness. Zodiac signs:
Gemini (Twins), Cancer (Crab).
A pearl is a hard, rounded object produced by certain animals, primarily mollusks
such as pearl oysters. Pearls can be used in jewelry and also crushed in cosmetics
or paint formulations. Pearl is valued as a gemstone and is cultivated or harvested
Saltwater pearls are found in oysters
in parts of the oceans and other bodies of saltwater around the world. The most
well know places are the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Burma in South East
Asia. Other well known pearl growing areas are near the Arabian Sea in the Persian
Gulf, the Red Sea and near Sri Lanka.
Tahiti pearls are the largest pearls, they
are found in the South Pacific (Australia and Tahiti). Here you will also find the
beautiful black pearls.
Akoya pearls are the smaller saltwater
pearls, which traditionally have been associated with Japan but which can be found
many other places in Asia.
Freshwater pearls are found growing in
mussels living in lakes and streams all over the world including the USA and
Europe. These pearls tend to be less expensive than saltwater pearls even in the
same size and color.
Biwa pearls are the best known, and probably
the best quality as well as the most expensive freshwater pearls, they are
cultivated in Lake Biwa in Japan. Due to pollution, the production of authentic
Biwa pearls has dropped sharply and many of the so called Biwa pearls you see
actually come from many other places.
Cultured pearls are not a natural pearl.
A tiny irritant like a bead, grain of sand, or a piece of mother of pearl from
another mollusk can be inserted into the opening of an oyster or mollusk. It can
take five to seven years to secrete enough nacre to cover this irritant to produce
a jewelry quality pearl. You can see the saltwater
pearl farm on Seram, Indonesia, on the picture.
New on MyLovelyBeads.com
We created for the summer new Light Collection
- jewelry made from matte amethyst, peridot, strawberry quartz and coral rounds and
rondelles. These items can be perfectly used with business attire or dress down for
casual wear. We launched our
where you can find jewelry glossary with more than 400 terms, some new articles and
jewelry facts. Here is the short list of articles:
• Eyes Color and Stones Match
• The Beading Craft: An Old and New Tradition
• Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry - A Timeless Classic
Kerri Fuhr is a well known wearable art and glass artist, and jewelry designer from BC,
Canada. On her
you will find samples of her range of work from elegant earrings and pendants to elaborate
necklaces and bracelets. She is now creating a new line of bejeweled aromatherapy vessels
that are meant to be worn as pendants. They can be worn on a simple chain or used as a focal
element within a more elaborate necklace design. All of her finished jewelry pieces are
handcrafted using only the finest materials available. Visit
Kerri Fuhr's web site!
It seems, a man is getting more and more conceited. Or the feeling of beauty disappears...
Look at the gemstone names. The name Diamond derives from the ancient Greek ADAMAS:
invincible. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek A ("not") and METHUSKEIN
("to intoxicate"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from
drunkenness. And so on. What about modern names? Uvarovite is named after Count Sergei
Semenovitch Uvarov (1765-1855), a Russian statesman. Morganite is named after J.P.Morgan,
the famous financier. Kunzite is named in honor of New York mineralogist and gemologist
George Frederick Kunz. The old names seem to be more colorful and romantic!
Do you know?
The art of self adornment is as old as man. Beadwork is among the most ancient types of
jewelry. Through the ages, beads have changed and improved, giving rise to improvements in
beadwork techniques. Today beadwork is enjoying a renaissance, and continues to increase
A bead is a small, decorative object that is pierced for threading or stringing. As an
alternative to piercing, plastic beads may be molded onto a thread during manufacturing.
Beads range in size from under a millimeter to over a centimeter or sometimes several
centimeters in diameter. Glass, plastic, and stone are probably the most common materials,
but beads are also made from bone, horn, ivory, metal, shell, pearl, coral, gemstones,
polymer clay, metal clay, resin, synthetic minerals, wood, ceramic, fiber, paper, and
seeds. Beadwork is the craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together
with specialized thread, strung onto thread or wire, or adhered to a surface (e.g. fabric,
A pair of beads made from Nassarius shells that are approximately 100,000 years old are
thought to be the first known examples of jewelry. Read more about beads history: