Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pearly Whites

Last week we focused on black, and dramatic diamond jewelery - so for the sake of opposites, this week we'll showcase a soft and white wedding classic - pearls!

Pearls can be natural or cultivated. The difference is whether the 'irritant' that the mollusk forms the pearl around occurs spontaneously by nature, or is introduced by human intervention. The majority of today's pearls used in jewelery are cultivated - quality natural pearls are very rare, and come with a matching price tag!

The tradition of wearing pearls on the wedding day has continued for centuries, and the pearl's history can be traced back to ancient Greece, where they were offered as tribute to Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

You can continue the tradition on your own wedding day (or every day - hey, we don't care! Pearls are great with jeans and a blouse) with some lovely non-traditional jewelry from the Etsymetal Team!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Back In Black!

   Yup - we're back! What a better way to return to our regular blogging schedule than with black themed rings from some of our members! Darkly gorgeous, and perfect for couples looking for something non-traditional. 

Did you know that black diamonds are actually 'younger' than clear diamonds? They're only 3.5 million years old, compared to clear diamonds that formed 4.25 million years ago!

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Looking for some dark sparkle with a personal twist? Many Etsymetal artists would be happy to make something custom just for you!