February 16, 2018

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!! Genevieve Collection wish you have a Happy Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Genevieve Collection wish you have a Happy Chinese New Year, and celebrate the year of the dog with 18K Gold and diamond items!
February 05, 2018

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Personalized Diamond Necklace

The Perfect Gift for Yourself

Personalized Name Necklace will be made with your desired word with Full Filled 18k Gold and Diamond

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September 20, 2017


September 20, 2017

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lesson 4: Pros and cons of metals commonly used in fashion jewelry

Most common type of material used for jewelry is BRASS

( We have learnt that in previous lesson! )

Brass is made from copper and zinc

(mixed of 2 alloy metal)

Causes skin allergies

Color changes over time

But why is gold much better than other materials?
Let’s take a look at the differences!

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18k Gold

Common in market

Brass

Does not tarnish

Tarnish

Does not react with most acids

Reacts with acids

More dense than brass

Less dense than gold

One of the most expensive material

One of the most abundant and inexpensive material

Has a purity rating
(14k, 18k 24k)

Does not have a purity rating

Does not cause allergic reaction

Causes allergic reaction

Valuable for resell

Not valuable for resell

Some other metals can cause allergies too such as itching, blister and rash!
(some sensitive skin might even be allergic to 14k gold due to the impurities)
Why do other retailers use inexpensive material?

Reduce cost

( increase profit! )

Charging premium price

(you are buying silver but paying for the price of gold)

18k gold inside out

(never plated)

hyperallergic

(no irritation)

Good for investment

(significant amount of real GOLD!)

No ridiculous mark up

(you are paying the same price as silver jewelry but you get gold!)

September 20, 2017

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lesson 3: Types of Construction

Words can be deceiving, Does gold really = Gold?

Plate

Base metal of steel or brass which is then dipped in gold to create a thin layer. The gold is known to wear off eventually

Filled

Slightly thicker than plated, the outer layer is constructed by 2-3 layers of gold or silver

Brass is still the core material, gold / silver only make up to 5% of the total weight the jewelry

Vermeil

The base metal used has to be sterling silver, which is much better for those who have skin allergies to other base metals.

The silver is then gold-plated with a thicker layer of coating. However, the gold that is used for plated is 10k or 14k which has lots of impurities, might still cause skin allergies for sensitive skin

Full Filled

Jewelry is filled with gold / silver INSIDE OUT!

And The gold layer will not wear off, so gold actually = Solid gold

August 04, 2017

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lesson 2: What Metal You Are Buying?

What Are These Material Made Out Of?

WHAT IS KARAT?

Karat (not to be confused with carat) is a measurement of how pure the gold is. The higher the karat, the larger percentage of gold. 24k gold means that all 24 parts of the metal is gold - in other words, pure gold.
Gold
  • Too soft
  • Color is Extremely Yellow
  • Not suitable For Everyday Wearing
  • Pricy
  • Right Amount Of hardness
  • Perfect For Sensitive skin
  • Perfect for Everyday Wearing
  • Great In Value


  • Might Cause Allergies
  • Differ In Color
  • Mixed With Large Amount Of Other Alloys
  • Unrealistic Look
Silver & Platinum
  • Tarnish Over Time
  • Prone To Scratches & Dents
  • Lower In Value Than Gold!
  • Extremely Rare & Durable
  • However The Price No More Than Gold
  • Extremely Hard To Make & Costly
Brass
  • Low in value
  • Tarnish easily
  • Easily oxidized
  • Allergic reaction




Also Learn about: Lesson 1: KNOW WHAT METAL YOU ARE PAYING FOR

July 28, 2017

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lesson 1: What Metal You Are Paying For?


 
The Most Common Metals Used For Jewelry

    • Gold
    • Brass
    • Silver
    • platinum

Precious Metal Prices
(2017)

Do you know what you actually paid for?

Brass / Silver

Majority of the jewelry in the market are in need made out of silver and brass( low in actual value) But charging premium!




know the fact before buying jewelry
and always go to trusted jeweler!
July 18, 2017

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Hot items for Summer

Summer Editor's Pick


The hottest jewelry trend for this hot hot summer, 5 must have items you don't want to miss





Line Diamond Necklace with Drop Shape Ruby

 

 

 Pink Shell Diamond Bracelet with Pink Tassel

 

 

 Irregular Order Flower Shape Diamond Earring

 

 

Evil Eye Sapphire Diamond Ring

Face Shape & Jewelry - Oval

Oval faces can wear almost any shape or style of earring, if the designs are in proportion to her face. Avoid styles that are overly long, as they will lengthen the oval face. To minimize a thin oval face or a too-long nose, use styles that creep up the ear or have wings that sweep upward. Echo the oval face with hoops, hoops in circles, chandeliers and other soft, curving designs using open link chain, teardrops and go-gos--or dramatically set off the oval face with triangle-shaped earrings.

18k Link Arrow Diamond Earring

18k  Square Shape Topaz And Lapis Diamond Earring

April 26, 2017

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Face Shape & Jewelry - Round

The round face is ideal for wearing long, vertical styles--especially dangles, drops, narrow chandeliers and ear threads. Keep in mind that opposites attract for this face shape and choose rectangles, trapezoids and other long, vertically angular designs. Any styles that draw attention to a strong vertical line will be flattering for a round face.

18k Pink Quartz Chain Diamond Earring

18k Chain Diamond Earring With Pearl

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