Lena Skadegard “Galatea” Freshwater Pearls with Silver Pave Diamond Ball Necklace

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XPY Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold 8mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Heart Knot Pendant (0.01cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity), 18″

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     For centuries, the Celtic Knot has been a symbol of eternity – the eternity of life, the eternity of nature and the eternity of love. In today’s world, this ancient symbol is still as apt, desirable and graceful as it was when the Ancient Celts first drew it so many centuries ago.

     The never-ending, never-beginning knot provides an evocative reminder of life’s interconnectedness, a symbol which is as strong today as it was when it first adorned the pendants and tapestries of an ancient people. The Love Knot is all about tradition with a twist; a sparkling new style based on an ancient design. Eternal love that encircles the soul with the never-ending embrace of love captured in a creation of gold and silver, diamonds and precious gems.

     The Love Knot represents a stylized heart formed from a knot that hugs each piece, providing a stylish new twist on two classic symbols: the heart and the Celtic knot. From husband-to-wife, mother-to-daughter, grandmother-to-granddaughter; whatever the celebration, occasion or simply a ‘just because I love you’ gift, the Love Knot cherishes true love that has no beginning and no ending.

Taking Care of Your Love Knot Jewelry

     Fine jewelry expresses love, permanence, individuality and style more eloquently than words could ever do. If treated carefully, the Love Knot jewelry item you purchase today could last a lifetime and might even be handed down to future generations. Make your Love Knot jewelry sparkle, shine and last a lifetime with these important tips:

  • Firstly, gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. This is particularly true of items worn on the hands, such as rings or bracelets that are prone to repeated contact. So remove these pieces before any type of strenuous activity.

  • Secondly, beware of chemicals. Gold’s worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold’s structure, eventually leading to breakage. So keep your gold jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis.
  • On a related note, acids, abrasives and other harsh chemicals found in some common household cleaning solutions can weaken your jewelry or damage its tanish, so it’s best to cover up rings and bracelets with rubber gloves while doing heavy-duty cleaning. Or better yet, remove these pieces altogether.

  • Gold can lose its luster over time if repeatedly exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup, so be sure to clean your jewelry regularly. You can use a cleaning solution of sudsy, lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweler and have it professionally steam-cleaned. After cleaning and rinsing, always dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or a soft cloth to avoid scratches and to bring out its shine.

  • Proper storage is as important as cleaning. Protect your jewelry by storing it safely in a jewelry box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn. Furthermore, keeping pieces stored separately will prevent them from getting tangled or scratching one another.

Andin International Inc. | A Division of Richline Group | 2011

14k White Gold White Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Stud Earrings (7-7.5mm) (0.10 cttw, H-I Color, I1-I2 Clarity)

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Indulge in classic luxury with this pair of 14k Gold White Pearl and Diamond Stud Earrings. Available in white or yellow gold, each post features a sparkling diamond in a four-prong setting floating gracefully above a white high-luster, freshwater-cultured pearl. This elegant pair of earrings is ideal for adding special charm to your favorite sweater or blouse.

10k White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Black and White Diamond Pendant Necklace, (0.14 cttw, G-H Color, I3 Clarity), 18″

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S&G Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings (0.06 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity)

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     S&G is a line of stylish fine jewelry crafted with precious gems and diamonds set in sterling silver and 14k gold.

     Unlike other processes that feature a thin layer of gold covering an underlying metal, S&G is simply silver and 14k gold; two separate precious metals in two different castings – creating one stunning piece.
Throughout history, these two precious metals have been revered by royalty, fashionistas and jewelry aficionados the world over.

     Gold has been one of mankind’s most valued substances since the beginning of time. Throughout history, great civilizations have built up treasuries of this precious metal, reserving golden objects for their most important rituals and ascribing miraculous powers to it.

     The ancient Egyptians equated gold with the sun, the giver of life, and reserved its use for pharaohs only. The Etruscans created meticulously hand-wrought objects using fine granules and threads of gold, a technique still practiced today. The Chinese saw gold as the yang of the sun – with silver representing the moon’s ying.

     Gold is so soft and malleable that it can be melted and shaped to create virtually any design. But this softness also makes pure gold less than desirable for jewelry usage – which is why it is usually alloyed with other metals such as silver to make it stronger and more durable. 14k gold is 14/24ths gold content, or roughly 58.5% gold and provides the optimum balance between gold content, hardness/durability and affordability.

     Silver, once considered more precious than gold, has one of the highest reflectivities of any metal, giving it unmatched brilliance. The precious metal was discovered over 6,000 years ago and was believed to have mystic qualities associated with the power of the sea, moon and lunar goddesses.

     Paired with glamorous 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones, S&G’s gold, silver and diamond/gemstones combinations create a dazzling – yet affordable – fine jewelry statement.

     The S&G collection features a wide selection of pendants, earrings and rings that blend timeless glamour with elegance and individuality for women who aren’t prepared to compromise on style, quality and affordability.

Andin International Inc. | A Division of Richline Group | 2011

S&G Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Drop Necklace (0.09cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity), 18″

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Classic elegance is refined with the Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Drop Necklace. Elongated freshwater cultured pearls showcase their very good uniformity and medium luster along the 18″ length of the necklace. The large 10.5mm-11mm size of the white pearls create a nice contrast against the yellow gold and natural white diamond roped design that creates the front section of the necklace. The yellow gold and diamonds form a modern V-shape for the necklace that also holds a large freshwater pearl front and center. This feminine combination of diamonds and pearls will create a luxurious look at an upcoming special occasion.